Surrender of the Salik

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Najm ad-Din Abu al-Jannab Ahmad ibn ‘Umar al-Kubra’ (q.s.) said that the salik should always surrender, taslim, to the Command of Allah (s.w.t.).  “Taslim”, means, “to surrender to Allah (s.w.t.) both with the heart and the body, both of which are under His Ownership”.  To surrender a property to its owner is an essential condition of submission.  The Owner has the Right to Control His Property, and Dispose it in any way He Deems proper.  It is up to Him whether He Honours, or disgraces His slave, Breathes life in him or Kills him, Causes sickness or Bestows health on him, Makes him rich or poor.  Hence it is required of a salik not to raise any objection against His Will.  He should not complain overtly or covertly, for the protest against the real owner is absurd and violation of all norms.  Complaint against the Lord by someone who claims to be His slave and lover is a shortcoming in one’s love, servitude and devotion.


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