Sunday, 8 January 2012

Jalal al-khawatir -Removal of cares

Your involvement in this world requires that you have a righteous intention [niyya saliha], otherwise you deserve to be viewed with disgust.  In all your affairs and undertakings you must say:  "There is no power, nor is there any strength, except through Allah, the High, the Almighty."  You should set aside one hour for your worldly interests, one hour for your interest in the hereafter, one hour for your personal concerns, and one hour for the benefit of your family, then dedicate all the remaining hours to your Lord (Almighty and Glorious is He).  You must concentrate first of all on the cleanliness [tahara] of your heart, for this is an obligatory duty [farida].  Then turn your attention to deeper knowledge [ma'rifa].  If you miss the root, your preoccupation with the branch will not be accepted of you.  there is no benefit in cleanliness of the physical parts of the body combined with defilement of the heart.  You must cleanse your physical limbs and organs by following the Sunna, and your heart by putting the Qur'an into practice.  Take care of your heart, so that your physical body will be taken care of.  Every vessel exudes its own contents.  Whatever is in your heart will ooze out from you through your physical parts

A disclosure of Shaykh abdul qadir al jilani rahimullah alai from jalal al -khawatir, al-baz publication.

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