Book | Ibn ‘Ata Allah: Hikam – Aphorisms الإمام ابن عطاء الله السكندري: الحكم By Ibn ‘Ata Allah al-Sakandari: → · Arabic: الحكم العطائية PDF (with tashkil). AI-Hikam of Ibn Atta’illah. English Translation & Arabic Text. Page 2. EDgUsh translation of selected wisdoms from A!-Hikam of Ibn AUa ‘Wah. I. One of the signs. Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari Or click here for a PDF of the original Arabic text. The Book of Wisdom (Kitab al-hikam) is a masterpiece of Islamic spiritual.

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The place where the second group ends up is where the first group started.

The Book of Wisdoms (Kitab Al-Hikam) : A Collection of Sufi Aphorisms

And you will not get except that which you [are ready] to imbibe. Rather, the gnostic is the one who, because of his self-extinction in His Being and self-absorption in contemplating Him, has no symbolic allusion.

The lover is not he who expects his beloved to spend on him. For had there been no inspiration, there would have been no litany wird.

Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

And if you want Him to open you the door of fear, behold what is from you to Him. And what ignorance is there in an unlearned man dissatisfied with himself? Where were you when His special concern and care took charge of you? Those traveling the Path under a teacher experience these things in the reverse order.

Many a time He accepts an act whose fruit you do not taste now. And it could be that you are made to abide at a distance without your knowing it, if only by His leaving you to do as you like.


Realise illlah humility and He will strengthen you with His pride. When you witness Him, created things are with you. He has only ordered you to do this and prohibited you from doing that for your own gain. And be absent from their coming towards you by seeing God approaching you. For has He accustomed you to anything but what kbn good? Pain even if manifest in many forms is only through being veiled from Him.

And in such a state, take what is in agreement with [external] knowledge. The former belong to their lights, whereas the lights belong to the latter, for they belong to God and to nothing apart from Him. How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He was the Manifest before the existence of anything?

It is illumined only by the manifestation of God in it. It is better for you to keep company with an ignorant man dissatisfied with himself than to keep company with a learned man satisfied with himself. And thus He unites you to Himself by virtue of what comes from Him to you, not by virtue of what goes from you to Him.

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Had they contemplated Him in everything, they would not have been alienated from anything. So, perhaps the two groups hika meet on the Path, these going up and those going down. Therefore, praise is to Him who veiled you, not to the one who honoured and thanked you.

And he is busied by the rights of God from remembering his selfish shares.

For only the rightful duty seems hard for it. For, truly, it manifests hukam but what is in keeping with its character or its inevitable nature.

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The Book of Wisdoms (Kitab Al-Hikam) : Ibn Ata’illah Iskandari :

And the place where the second group starts is where the first group ends. Roundabout he turns, his goal the same as his departure. And why it has been said: Or how can it desire to enter the Presence of God while it has not yet purified itself of the arabicc of forgetfulness?

I llki J 0 I o 55 illahh Light is the army of the heart, just as darkness is the army of aa soul. He does that for the voyagers because they hkiam not realised sincerity toward God in those works; and He does that for those united with Him because He makes them absent from contemplating those states by contemplating Him. Arabbic Lord is amused by a people who are pushed to Paradise in chains.

How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is the Manifest to everything? Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Rather, we hurl the truth at falsehood; so, it knocks it out until falsehood vanishes. Subjects of divine attraction have His Entity revealed to them. Rather, go from creatures to the Creator: So much so, that one cannot explain [the immensity] nor even allude to it.

But He knew if He left them at that they would leave performing actions depending only on the preetemal command. Every limitation to anything has power over it. Had His Qualities been manifested, His created beings would have disappeared. The insincere action, He does not accept.