When was God far? | Ibn Atallah

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WHEN WAS GOD FAR
So you would need
A trail and map
To lead you there?

And did you find
God on your way?

He who has plenty
Should spend from plenty.

And are you still
Climbing to God?

It’s you who should
Conserve your food.

Be guided by
The light you see,
Turning your faces
Toward the sky.

When you arrive,
Accept blindness.

God’s light is God’s
And God’s alone.

This world both is,
And it is not,
Quite as it seems:

Say: God! Then leave
Them to their games.



- A poetic rendition of 13th century sufi master Ibn Atallah's classic work, Al-Hikam by Jabez L. Van Cleef. Jabez has taken up the project to rework on the complete Al-Hikam by Ibn Atallah and this is a sample from his beautiful work in progress. May the project be blessed and reach the hearts of many.


.. Quli Allahu!
Thumma dharhum fi khowdihim yal'abun.

.. Say Allah!
Then leave them to their games of vanity.

- The Quran 6:91

art: "Allah" in arabic script

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