Shaykh Najm ad-Din Kubra (q.s.) on Seeing Allah (s.w.t.) in Ease & Hardship

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Najm ad-Din Kubra (q.s.) said that the salik should always have repentance, tawbah, and penitence, inabah, before Allah (s.w.t.) in all conditions of hardship and affluence, comfort and calamity.  Referring to the prophet, Sulayman (a.s.), Allah (s.w.t.) Says, “He was a good servant, because he was penitent.”  Allah (s.w.t.) Says the same thing about Ayyub (a.s.), for Sulayman (a.s.) saw his Benefactor in His Bounties, ni’mah, and Ayyub (a.s.) saw the One who tries in His Trials.  Neither did the bounties enjoyed by the former blur his vision of the Provider nor the hardship and tribulations of the latter veil his sight from seeing the Hand of their Sender.  In both the cases they attributed all that happened to the Lord.


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