Monday, 16 January 2012

The Annihilation of 'Ali (k.w.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is from the Commentary of al-Hikam of Shaykh ibn 'Atha’illah as-Sakandari (q.s.) by Shaykh ibn 'Ajibah (q.s.).  Speaking of the station of extinction, 'Ali ibn Abi Thalib (k.w.) said in verse:

I saw my Lord with the eye of my heart.
I said: No doubt it is You!  It is You!
You are the One Who Encompassed every "where".
So there is no "where," except You are there.
"Where" has no "where," in regards to You.
For "where" to know where You are
Nor can imagination, imagine You.
For imagination to know where You are
Your Knowledge Encompasses everything
So that everything I see is You.
And in my annihilation, is the Annihilation of my annihilation.
and in my annihilation, I found You.

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