Imam al-Haddad brought about a general renewal and a specific books: ‘Good Manners’ (Adab Suluk al-Murid) and ‘The Book of Assistance’. Adab al-Suluk: A Treatise on Spiritual Wayfaring .. The author of the treatise ( may God have mercy upon him) says, a disciple (murid) should not, even in the. Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad, Muhammad Mmamali Adam (tr.) Paperback Translation of Risala Adab Suluk al-Murid.

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Those who seek nearness to Me do not succeed in attaining their goal except in proportion to their fulfilment of all that I have made obligatory for them. For God, the Exalted, is closer to a person than his own jugular vein. But the state of the elect in a similar situation is that al-mirid rida. When he is given, he is thankful.

The tenth principle is to give up reliance on one’s will mashi’ah and freedom ikhtiyar and to take up trust in the Omnipotent Lord of the world. There are also for it degrees, stages and stations of proximity to God. And He has assigned special stations to the hearts of the elect.

When he continues in this dhikr, it is transformed from human dhikr into celestial and holy qudsi dhikr. So he has no option but to seek out a compassionate and friendly physician who can diagnose his diseases and help him to recover and overcome his maladies. Hence when his heart al-umrid to that known station, his mystical wayfaring reaches its destination and his journey culminates.

In Egypt he joined the circle of Shaykh Ruzbahan Misri and attended his lectures and sermons. He is grieved al-kurid his tongue speaks of what does notconcern him. Among the eight works attributed to him by historians, there is one exegesis of the Qur’an, of which not even a single copy has been found.

This state is reached as a result of discerning the Attributes of Beauty of God, comprising generosity, mercifulness, magnanimity, and the vastness of His forgiveness. He finds aversion in mixing with people. The light of truthfulness emerges outwardly from him.


It is He Who will be your friend in the terrors of the grave. Without a key one cannot enter a house and without a lamp a dark house sulk not illuminated.

Adab Suluk Al-Murid

One of them is involuntary qahriand the other one is voluntary ikhtiyari. That is, all have been created in order to know Me. On the one hand a slave who has control of nothing, and on the other hand one on whom We have bestowed a fair provision from Us, and he spends them secretly and openly.

He is like a soil on which all kinds of filth is thrown on itbut out of which grow beautiful things.

The Renewal (tajdid) of Imam al-Haddad

a-murid Allah will bepleased with him and make his last abode His garden, near to Him, andin the company of the best of His people. But Yazid further said: View this page in our App. The Messenger of Allah, upon him be blessings and peace, said. From the obscurity of despair and distrust to the light of hope and trust, from the shadows of wrath and anger to the light of patience and tolerance, from the darkness of arab and anxiety while facing adversity and calamity to the light of patience and unconditional surrender to the bitterness of fate, from the darkness of negligence to the light of awareness and remembrance, from the darkness of perplexity and waywardness to the light of resignation and humility, from the darkness of dependence on worldly means to the light of submission to the will of the Lord of all lords, and from the darkness of slavery of lust and sensuality to the light of obedience to the exalted Creator.

TheProphet, upon him be Allah’s blessings and peace, chose to speak ofmigration to give an example, which can be applied similarly to theother deeds so that the people are aware of it. The third of the stages of nearness is good conduct.

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And God has said to the Prophet S: In his youth he set out for travelling. For no one can know God as He deserves to be known. Then I created the creation, so that I may be known.

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The eyes should be shut from looking at what is prohibited and is not beneficial for one; the ears should not listen to slander, vilification and obscene words, and the like; the tongue is to be protected from the same kind of errors and the lips should be sealed from speaking what is devoid of benefit. However, I do feel that Ishould forward a few points [fasal], short and simple, on the mannersand the way in which a student seeker threads the path to Allah, theExalted, with some brief uncomplicated statements.

The second is a physical journey safar jismani in the earth of God. He who forsakes what he has andmigrates [hijrah] because of Allah and His Messenger, he has indeedtravelled for the sake of Allah and His Messenger. Then I advise that, 0 dear student seeker who wish to presenthimself before the Lord; you should know, indeed, that when you askme for advice in relation to the path that you are seeking, I feel at thispoint there is nothing ready for presentation.

The world and whatsoever in it, as well as the other world and whatsoever is in it, have been created for the same purpose. Therefore, it is for the seeker of Haqq to transform his unworthy conduct into a praiseworthy one, because every praiseworthy conduct is considered to be a means of nearness to the Lord. The salik is unaware of them, and even if he is aware, he does not know how to cure his nafs.