Saturday, April 26, 2008

When Hearts Change - Shadhili Teachings


When Hearts Change - A new article posted at Sh. Nuh's request, in both Arabic and English.
(Click on Articles, and then on "When Hearts Change")

"The least loss incurred by the novice who opposes his Shaykh is his preoccupation with this lower world and turning away from the life to come. The novice becomes bent on amassing the stuff of this world in whatever way possible to the extent that he declares as an enemy whoever bars him from doing so, even if it is his Shaykh. And also among the reasons of the novice's ruin are his lack of remembrance of God, his lack of reciting the Qur'an, his lack of practising what he knows and his failure to observe his litanies and to stay awake at night as well as his lack of praying the congregational prayer in the mosque. The novice may even leave his Shaykh but persevere in observing the litanies that he had while in his company. However, these litanies are of little benefit. They might appear to the novice like mountains when in reality they are like atoms in the eyes of those for whom the states of the afterlife are unveiled?

So do, O my brother, understand this and you will be guided, and God will see to your guidance and praise be to Allah, the Lord of all Being." (excerpt)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:59 PM

    wow, I really needed to read that! Thank you so much for sharing. JazaakAllahu Khairan. You know, just recently, I came accross some things written against the shaykh, but when i listen to a couple of his audios, im simply amazed.

    Allah, bless you my sister!