Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Khwaja Mu’in ad-Din Jisty (q.s.) & the Path of Love

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

According to Khwaja Mu’in ad-Din Jisty (q.s.), “The path of love is such, that he who treads on it, loses his name and identity.  Love is all-embracing and all-pervading: the lover's heart is a fireplace of love.  Whatever comes in it is burnt and becomes annihilated.  There is no fire greater in intensity than the fire of love.  The sign of true love is manifested in obedience to and the fear of the Friend.”

As regards the repentance of lovers, he said that this is of three kinds: firstly, it is due to shame; secondly, to avoid sin; and thirdly to purify themselves by purging cruelty and enmity from within themselves.”  He also said, “Genuine love rules out the idea of treating the Friend with reserve.  The springs of love are in God and not in us.  Hence, love is Divine.”

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