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His attributes point to His Entity since it is impossible for an attribute to be existent all by itself.

So much so, that one cannot explain [the immensity] nor even allude to it. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Pain even if manifest in many forms is only through being veiled from Him. Otherwise your intellect will be obscured and the light of your innermost heart extinguished. In the grace of God and in His mercy, in that they should rejoice.

The Book of Wisdoms (Kitab Al-Hikam) : A Collection of Sufi Aphorisms

THe eye of the intellect makes you witness your nonbeing qta due to His Being. And you will not get except that which you [are ready] to imbibe. It is illumined only by the manifestation of God in it. How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is the Manifest to everything? For your forgetfulness of the Invocation of Him is worse than your forgetfulness in the Invocation of Him.


But if there were a covering to It, then that would be a limitation to Its Being: But, each experiences the arabci slightly differently. For what knowledge is there in a self-satisfied scholar?

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What comparison is there between what He seeks from you and what you seek from Him? Inspiration is to be found in the Hereafter, while the gikam vanishes with the vanishing of this world; but it its more fitting to be occupied with something for which there is no substitute.

Realise your humility and He will strengthen you with His pride. And has He conferred upon you anything but His favours?

Behold what is in the heavens and the earth. Rather, we hurl the truth at falsehood; so, it knocks it out until falsehood vanishes. Had His Qualities been manifested, His created beings would have disappeared. Realise your incapability and He will strengthen you with His ability. Rather, the gnostic is the one who, because of his self-extinction in His Being and self-absorption in contemplating Him, has no symbolic allusion.

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Specialness is like the light of the sun filling the horizon, whereas the horizon has no light in itself. Your seeking someone else is because of your immodesty toward Him.


The insincere action, He does not accept. If the external invites you, the internal bars you. What a difference between what He brings to you and what you present to Him! How can you request reward for the truthfulness He has given you? How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He is the One alongside of whom there is nothing? Thus, the light of day is not from you and does not belong to you; rather, it is merely being put over you.

You have in God independence from everything but nothing can make you free of need from Him. And what ignorance is there in an unlearned man dissatisfied with himself?

And He expanded your free time so that some choice [in performing actions] would agabic for you.

How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since He was the Manifest before the existence of anything? I llki J 0 I o 55 56 Light is the army of the heart, just as darkness is the army of the soul.

It suffices you as recompense for the deed that He accepts it.