The Dwellings

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  1. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    there are closing comments of shaykh abu'l abbas on this anecdote when he says that this act of ibrahim ibn ad'ham is not one of perfection.
  2. The biggest problem is that people are always ready to compromise, there are very few people ila ma sha Allah that stand and uphold the truth.

    Allamah Imaam Busairi radi Allahu a'nhu is also buried in Egypt, but in al-Iskandariyya Alexandria his Dareeh is right next to the sea it is really beautiful Subhaan Allah it is a very blessed place full of serenity.

    He radi Allahu a'nhu says:

    astaghfirullaha min qawlin bila `amalin
    laqad nasabtu bihi naslan li dhi `uqumi

    I ask Allah's forgiveness for talk without deeds,
    for I have thereby claimed an offspring for one who is seedless.

    Who will take heed

    Taken from the Noble Qasidah Burdah
  3. Wadood

    Wadood Veteran

    Imagine the time of our master Sidi Ibn 'Ata illah residing in Alexandria, Egypt, and moving between Syria and there. He would have to pass through Ghaza, if he went inroad through falasteen.

    By boat he would have to sail to Beirut, or Jaffa. But that these lands and waters were being walked upon by such Lovers of our Habeeb salAllaho 'alayhi wa alihi wa salam, as those before them.

    Sayyiduna 'Izz al-Din 'Abd as-salam radyAllahu 'anhu actually fought a war south of Ghaza in 'Ain Jalut, and so did the shadhilis in Egypt against the French Crusaders. These were the Mamluk times I suppose.

    Those were such beautiful times, compared to todays, when this land is filled with the worst ever. These are some of the things I ponder about the sufis spreading this Deen in those times after the main onslaught of the Mongol and Crusader holocausts.

    AwliyaAllah wanted to bring back the firmness and Imaan in people's heart and ihsan. After all we see the fruit to this day.
  4. Subhaan Allah Allahu Akbar Kabeera
    This kind of taqwa is very difficult to find in our very hard times of fitan

    Bihamdihi Ta'ala A'zza wa Jall I have visited the Dareeh (Shrine) of the great Shaykh Ibn Áţā-Allāh as-Sakandari radi Allahu Ta'la a'nhu it was a great spiritual experience.

    Subhaan Allah

    Sayyiduna Abu Bakr as Sideeq radi Allahu Ta'ala a'nhu said:

    Three things are darkness and three things are a light for them:

    1) The hubb ud dunya love of the world is darkness and it’s light is La ilaha illah Muhammad ur Rasulullah (Sall Allahu a'laihi wa Aalihi wasallam)
    2) The aakhirah hereafter is darkness and it’s light is good deeds
    3) The bridge of as Siraat is darkness and it’s light is conviction

    Irshaad ul I’baad page 90

    Shaykh ul Islam Aa’la Hadrat Imaam Ahmad Rida radi Allahu Ta'ala a'nhu says:

    Lahad main i’shqe rukhe Mustafa ka daag le ke chalain
    Andheeri raat suni thi chiraag le ke chalain
    (sall Allahu a'laihi wa Aalihi wasallam)

    Hadaaiqe Bakhshish part page 91

    I advise all to read the whole naa’t shareef, absolutely astounding!
  5. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    A soldier was lost at the outskirts of the city when he met Ibrāhīm ibn Ad’ham and asked: ‘Where are the dwellings? Where is the settlement?’

    Ibn Ad’ham pointed towards the graveyard.

    The soldier, irked that the old man was mocking him, struck him upon the head and caused a gash in it [which bled.]

    Ibn Ad’ham bowed down his head and said: ‘[it is befitting to] strike on the head that sins against the Lord.’

    The soldier collared him and dragged him into the city and people censured him and told him that this was Ibrāhīm ibn Ad’ham, the ascetic of Khurāsān. Shocked and embarrassed, the soldier fell at the shaykh’s feet and begged for his forgiveness.*

    Ibrāhīm ibn Ad’ham said: ‘By Allāh, you had not lifted your hand after you struck me and I asked Allāh for your forgiveness. Because, I knew that Allāh táālā will reward me for this [suffering] and hold you to account for this [mis]deed. I was ashamed that I should receive goodness because of you and you should receive punishment on my accord [therefore I prayed for your forgiveness].’

    Laţāyif al-Minan, Ibn Áţā-Allāh as-Sakandari
    * in another version, the soldier asks him why did he take him to the graveyard; ibn Ad'ham replies that it was because, the graveyard is THE final dwelling and the final habitation.

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