Friday, October 30, 2009

his speck of dust will become a mountain

The intimate beloved of Allah reveals these words directly from the most precious Lord: "When I intensely love one of My true friends, I alone become the hearing with which he hears, the seeing with which he sees, the hands with which he grasps, and the feet with which he walks. Were such a one that serves Me to request absolutely anything of Me, I would instantly grant it." - Hadith Qudsi

Then said Christ, the blessed Messiah and Ruhu'Llah (Spirit from God), "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in pure love. If you obey divine commands, you will remain in love (from the divine). I have spoken unto you this so that my bliss be yours and your bliss be complete. My instruction is this, Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no more than this, that he sacrifice his life for his beloved friends. You are my beloved friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his Master's business. Instead, I have called you beloved friends, for everything that I received from Father I have transmitted unto you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit - fruit of eternal life.

Then the Divine will give you whatever you ask in my holy name.

This is my command: Love each other." - John 15:9-17

Your heart has only to take one step toward Him, and His love will take several steps toward you. He is more eager for the lovers’ meeting than they are.

“Allah sustains whomever He will, without reckoning” [2:212]

When He wants a servant [‘abd] to do something, He prepares him for it. This is something that has to do with inner meanings, not outer forms. When what I have referred to has been fully accomplished by a servant, he has achieved genuine abstinence [zuhd] from this world and the hereafter, and from everything apart from the Master.

He will now receive true health. He will receive nearness [qurb]. He will receive dominion [mulk], sovereignty [saltana] and authority [imaara].

his speck of dust will become a mountain

his tiny drop, an ocean

his star, a moon

his moon, a sun

his little, much

his obliteration, existence

his mobility, stability

his annihilation, perpetuity.

his tree will grow tall; it will tower up to the heavenly throne, while its roots are in the earth and its branches provide share in this world and the hereafter. What are these branches? Wisdom and knowledge. For him this world comes to be like a signet ring. Nothing worldly controls him, and nothing otherworldly confines him. Neither king nor mameluke is his owner. No obstacle impedes him. No one takes him to task. No disturbance distresses him.

- Excerpt from Al Fath ar-Rabbani (The Sublime Revelations), by Saint among saints, Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani, may God be well pleased with his noble soul and grant us, the insignificant ones - drops from his Ocean of baraka

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