07 • The Jewels of Taṣawwuf {Purification of the Soul}

The Shehu on Tasawwuf

The Shehu on Tasawwuf
May 19, 2012 No Comments »

Shehu Usman dan Fodio a.k.a. Shaykh ‘Uthman bin Fudi (رحمة الله عليه) in his Usul al-Wilayat defines the science of tasawwuf and then cites the opinions of the teachers and guides of the path of tasawwuf: Realise my brother that ... Read More »

Overlooking the Faults of Others

Overlooking the Faults of Others
April 5, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Malik (May Allah have mercy on him) said: ❝I have met people here in Madinah who had no faults of their own, but who spoke about other people’s faults, so people found fault with them. I also met here ... Read More »

The Dua of Love

March 22, 2012 No Comments »

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ حُبَّكَ وَحُبَّ مَنْ يُحِبُّكَ وَحُبَّ عَمَلٍ يُقَرِّبُنِي إِلَى حُبِّكَ O Allah, I ask You for Your Love, and the love of whoever loves You, and the love of deeds that will bring me closer to Your Love. ... Read More »

The Importance of Having Good Manners

March 22, 2012 No Comments »

~ All of the following books of Hadith have Chapters concerning Adab {Good Manners}. Let us learn from them. Insha’Allah.    1} Muwatta’, Imam Malik: The Book of Good Behavior 2} Sahih al~Bukhari: The Book of Manners 3} Sahih Muslim: ... Read More »

The Reality of Tasawwuf #2

March 21, 2012 No Comments »

  فقيها وصوفيا فكن ليس واحدا فإني وحق الله إياك أنصح فذلك قاس  لم يذق قلبه  تقى   Faqihan wa-Sufiyyan fakun laysa wahidan fa inni wa-haqqiLLahi iyyaka ansahu Fadhalika qasin lam yadhuq qalbuhu tuqan wahadha jahulun kayfa dhul-jahli yasluhu Be ... Read More »

The Reality of Tasawwuf #1

March 21, 2012 No Comments »

Sidi Ahmad az-Zarruq {May Allah have mercy on him} says in his book the Rules of the Path of Sufism: Rule # 61 = The knowledge of anything may only be taken from those who possess it. ” So know ... Read More »

Good and Bad Students

March 16, 2012 No Comments »

Sayyiduna Shaykh ‘Abdul-Qadir al-Jilani رحمه الله was asked with exclamation, “Your students are not the same; some are good and some are bad!” He answered, “the good is for us and we are for the bad,” meaning that we benefit ... Read More »

The Benefits of Good Character

March 15, 2012 No Comments »

Abu Dharr رضى الله عنه reported: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said to me, “ Fear Allah wherever you are; follow up a bad deed with a good deed and it will erase it; and behave with good character toward the people.” ... Read More »

Imam Malik ~ The Knowledge of the Heart

March 10, 2012 No Comments »

“Imam Malik رحمه الله says about himself, ” I know many Hadith and had a great deal of knowledge that I never spoke about nor did I mention it. And that was al ‘Ilm ul-baatin, = the knowledge of the ... Read More »

The Fruit of Knowledge

March 7, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba رحمه الله said in his autobiography, “Know that the fruit of knowledge is action, that the fruit of action is one’s state [al-hal], that the fruit of one’s state is taste [al-dhawq], that the fruit of ... Read More »