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.’”