Blog description: This blog will contain poems, sayings, statments and other literature by some of the greatest awliyah of our time. inshallah i hope that everyone will gain benefit from these, may Allah (swt) bless you all and give you strong imaan and good health.
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This statement was made by a labanese scholar who was talking about the benefits received when attending rememberance of Allah (swt) and rememberance of Rasoolullah (saw) gatherings.
"For every step that you took to come to such a meeting, Allah will take away from you one sin and give you ten rewards. Whoever came two hours' driving, let them compute how many steps they made. Do not miss such associations because you cannot get such rewards when you worship. Your five prayers are an obligation upon you but such associations are not an obligation. They are voluntary. Therefore if you attend, you are going to be rewarded with a very weighty reward. That is why these associations are very important. They will show you the shortest way to reach the Divine Presence. They will show you the shortest way to reach your reality.
With very little practice, by reciting something which saints recited, you can progress very quickly. Do not come to the Divine Presence riding a donkey. Come to the Divine Presence on a rocket. You will arrive much faster. Your ego is a donkey. Do not follow your ego. Leave it for it will never take you anywhere except in slow motion. The spirit will move with very quick motion. Why? Because the spirit is something related to Allah. That Light is coming from our Lord. Look at the speed of light: 300,000 kilometres per second. Do you think that your spirit runs slower or faster than the speed of light? Of course it is faster."
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani an-Naqshbandi
Should you not gain your wants my soul then be not grieved,
but hasten to that banquet which your lord's bequeathed.
And when a thing for which you ask is slow to come,
then know that often through delay a gift's received.
Find solace in privation and respect its due,
for only by contentment is the heart relieved.
And know that when the trials of life have rendered you despairing of all hope and of all joy bereaved,
then shake yourself and rouse yourself from heedlessness and make pure hope a meadow that you never leave.
Your maker's gift takes subtle and uncounted forms,
how fine the fabric of this world his hands have weaved.
The journey down they came to the water of life,
and all the caravan drank deep their thirst a leaved.
My lord my trust in all your purposes is strong,
that trust is now my shield I'm safe and undeceived.
All those who hope for grace from you will feel your rain,
too generous are you to leave my branch un-leaved.
May blessings rest upon the loved one Muhammed (saw),
who's been my means to high degree since I believed.
He is my fortress and my handhold so my soul hold fast and travel to a joy still un-conceived.
Shaykh Abdul Hakim Murad