Spiritual Journeying

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Taj ad-Din Abu al-Fadhl Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Atha‘illah as-Sakandari (q.s.) wrote, in al-Hikam, “Travel not from creature to creature, otherwise you will be like a donkey at the mill: Roundabout he turns, his goal the same as his departure.  Rather, go from creatures to the Creator: ‘And that the final end is unto thy Lord.’ 

Consider the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) words: ‘Therefore, he whose flight is for God and His Messenger, then his flight is for God and His Messenger; and he whose flight is for worldly gain or marriage with a woman then his flight is for that which he flees to.’  So, understand his words and ponder this matter, if you can.  And peace on you.” 

سُوۡرَةُ النّجْم

وَأَنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ ٱلۡمُنتَہَىٰ (٤٢) 

That to your Lord is the final Goal; (Surah an-Najm:42)


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