Dzikr & Witnessing

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 

Imam Abu al-Qasim ‘Abd al-Karim ibn Huzan al-Qushayri (r.a.) said, “Dzikr is the gradual entry of the one doing the dzikr into the One Invoked.  They said, in that meaning: 

‘I remembered You, not because I forgot You for an instant.

The least part of dzikr is the dzikr of the tongue.

Without ecstasy, I would have become frantic with passion,

My heart wildly beating in passion.

When ecstasy showed me that You are Present with me,

I witnessed You as Existing Everywhere.

I addressed One Who is Present without speaking,

And I witnessed One Who is Present without seeing.’”


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