Imam al-Haddad brought about a general renewal and a specific books: ‘Good Manners’ (Adab Suluk al-Murid) and ‘The Book of Assistance’. Adab al-Suluk: A Treatise on Spiritual Wayfaring .. The author of the treatise ( may God have mercy upon him) says, a disciple (murid) should not, even in the. Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad, Muhammad Mmamali Adam (tr.) Paperback Translation of Risala Adab Suluk al-Murid.
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The fifth principle is that the salik should seek out an aware, perfect and wise shaykh in order to guide him on the path of attaining perfection so that he may attain to Haqq; for the seeker is like a patient who is surrounded by various maladies and evils and afflicted by numerous diseases and ailments.
The owner has the right to control his property and dispose it in any way He deems proper. Only xl-murid he should immerse himself into the remembrance of God.
Whoever hopes to meet God should know that the time of the meeting will come. In Egypt he joined the circle of Shaykh Ruzbahan Misri and attended his lectures and sermons.
He, upon whom Allah’s blessings and peace, also informed usthat he who acts for the sake of Allah and with the intention offollowing in the footsteps of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah’sblessings and peace be on him, his reward is with Allah. It is also proper if one adopts a middle path, i.
Adab al-Suluk: A Treatise on Spiritual Wayfaring
So he has no option but to seek out a compassionate and friendly physician who can diagnose his diseases and help him to recover and overcome his maladies. It is up to Him whether He honours or disgraces His slave, breathes life in him or kills him, causes sickness or bestows health on him, makes him rich or poor.
And you should know that God, the Exalted, by leis perfect Might and Wisdom has destined two journeys for the Children of Adam. But beings other than God possess a beauty and perfection that is limited, reckonable, accidental, finite and mortal. Then I created the creation, so that I may be known.
Love is the essence of all stations maqamat and virtues karamat by means of which the slave of God progresses toward the Lord of the heaven and the earth, and by virtue of which he will attain to the al-muriv degrees of the journey suluk. The teacher, impressed by the intelligence and purity of heart of his disciple, loved him as his own son and later married his daughter to him.
Those they performed for, those who can neither benefit nor harm themor anybody else.
Adab Suluk Al-Murid – [PDF Document]
When an injustice is committed against him, he pardonsand forgives. God, the Exalted, has said:. He does not repay harm with harm nor does he shun thosewho shun him.
For, in the same way as God is attributed with the qualities of generosity and mercifulness, He is attributed with wrathfulness and power as well. He is like a palm tree, which throws tender dates at youwhen you throw stones at it.
Otherwise his sincerity and aspiration will be deemed false; his love will be merely a false claim; though he may consider himself as a wayfarer towards God, in reality he is plunged in the dungeons of sensuality.
Post on Apr views. He upon whom be Allah’s blessings and peace be on him, thusinformed us that the deed is only valid as the intention behind it. You know that each one of these attributes of glory and beauty are inherent in the Divine Essence, which possesses them infinitely and eternally. Hence the salik should remember God in the way a lover remembers his beloved, and the remembrance must never leave him.
He whose intention is good, his deed is inevitably good, and hewhose intention is malicious, his deed is inevitably malicious, even ifoutwardly it looks good, as for example, a man who behaves in arighteous way only to appear righteous in the eyes of the people. So you see him extremely careful to follow his Prophet, mayAllah’s blessings and peace be upon him, obey the command of hisLord, aspire to the generous promise, and flee the threat of suffering ofthe afterlife mentioned in those verses we quoted and those we left outbut which carry the same meaning, that is, good tidings of utmostsuccess to the followers of the Messenger, may Allah’s blessings andpeace be upon him, and warnings of utmost shame and disgrace to thosewho differ from him.
Whenever you meet him, you find him performing acts ofgoodness or teaching the knowledge he acquired.
He adag to remain unknown and hidden. Everybody enjoys according to his capacity and the measure of spiritual light that his heart possesses. The ‘transitory life’ is life on this earth.
Hence your expression of poverty and humility before God should be according to your real poverty and need. It often happens that one of the awliya’ has a station in the second, third, and fourth iqlim at the same time.
It is He Who will be your friend in the terrors of the grave. But the state of the elect in a similar situation is that of rida.
He should not complain overtly or covertly, for the protest against the real owner is absurd and violation of all norms. The fifth stage is the Day of Resurrection, which is equal to fifty thousand years of this world. Let those beware who withstand the Messenger’s order, lest some trialbefall them, sulu a grievous Penalty be inflicted on theml.
The Renewal (tajdid) of Imam al-Haddad
I was a hidden treasure; then I wished to become known. One is a spiritual journey towards God Haqq through removal of the veils of negligence and the veils of distance and darkness. Hence when his heart attains to that known station, his mystical wayfaring reaches its destination and his journey culminates. From the obscurity of despair and distrust to the light of hope and trust, from the shadows of wrath and anger to the light of patience and tolerance, from the darkness of impatience and anxiety while facing adversity and calamity to the light of patience and unconditional surrender to the bitterness of fate, from the darkness of negligence to the light of awareness and remembrance, from the darkness of perplexity and waywardness to the light of resignation and humility, from the darkness of dependence on worldly means to the light of submission to the will of the Lord of all lords, and from the darkness of slavery of lust and sensuality to the light of obedience to the exalted Creator.
These are your essential needs with regard to your Master in this world and the other world. Therefore, it is necessary for a servant of God to have good faith in God or a favourable opinion of Him.
The ninth principle is to keep vigil in nights. The salik should also protect his belly from unlawful and suspect things, and in the case of lawful things also he should not consume greedily, lustfully in a state of being oblivious of God; rather, while eating food he should be awake and aware of God’s presence. Each month is like a stage marhalah and each year like a station manzil.