Love According to Al-Junaid.

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  1. Abu Fauzi

    Abu Fauzi Active Member

    Assalam alaikum,
    In a gathering of elder Sufis of Makkah, Abul-Qasim al-Junaid Ibn Muhammad Ibn Junaid al-Khazzaz, may Allah be Merciful to him, was asked to describe love. Tears came up in his eyes when he started saying:

    "The lover is a servant [of Allah] who departs from himself; who remembers Him
    constantly; who is busy in discharging his duties towards Him; who sees Him by
    heart; whose heart is set ablaze by the light of His Essence [Huwiyya]; who drinks
    a pure draught from the cup of His love; to whom the transcendent [al-Jabbar] reveals
    Himself from under the veils of transcendence [ghaybah].

    If he speaks, it is by Allah [that he speaks]; if he discourses, it is Allah [that he discourses];
    If he moves it is at Allah's Command; and if he is silent, it is with Allah."

    Hearing these words the Shaykhs burst out into tears and said: "May Allah comfort you, O Crown of Gnostics."

    Source: 'Al-Qushayri's Al-Risalah'-Pg. 623

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