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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You know that each one of these attributes of glory and beauty are inherent in the Divine Essence, which possesses them infinitely and eternally. In the praise of the virtuous abrarGod, the Exalted, says:. Al-murld he continues in this dhikr, it is transformed from human dhikr into celestial and holy qudsi dhikr.

Discipline in the path of the Seeker by Imam Abdullah al-Haddad

For, in the same way as God is attributed with the qualities of generosity and mercifulness, He is attributed with wrathfulness and power as well. 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.

These scholarly works have also beerdescribed as summary of the quintessence of Scholar Ghazali’s literatureand eventually indispensable as being brief, but comprehensive. He is like a palm tree, which throws tender dates at youwhen you throw stones at it. The common believers take recourse ap-murid patience sabr when a calamity befalls. Those similar rules maygeneralise to all the laws of Islam. The seventh principle is to have: Discipline in the Path of the Seeker And you should know that God, the Exalted, by leis perfect Might and Wisdom adb destined two journeys for the Children of Aeab.

The ninth principle is to keep vigil in nights. The Messenger of Allah, upon him be blessings and peace, said.


Adab al-Suluk: A Treatise on Spiritual Wayfaring

He is a man from whom people expect goodness, neverfear any form of evil from him. 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. For when a seeker purifies his inner being batin of the causes of distance from God and refines and polishes his heart with the etiquettes of nearness, he will be worthy of proceeding towards the Master of the Kingdom, the effect of God’s love and His grace having manifested itself in him.

The second principle consists of seclusion and detachment from people, especially from everyone who hinders one from approaching God.

They have also said that this desire is the greatest of veils.

Whoever is nourished by lawfully earned things for forty days, God will illuminate his heart. He finds aversion in mixing with people. God, the Exalted, has said:. The tenth principle for the salik is that he should strive his best to get lawful halal means of livelihood.

The Prophet S said: The world and whatsoever in it, as well as the other world and whatsoever is in it, have been created for the same purpose. The eighth principle is taking care of bodily cleanness, for such cleanness is the weapon of adabb believer and al-muriv evokes inner enlightenment.

He enjoys hardships inflicted upon him by his Beloved and Friend with the same pleasure as others enjoy favours. But that is impossible.

Adab Suluk Murid – Imam Al Haddad – Erthul-Mustafa

For me Allah is sufficient and He is the best disposer of affairs. 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. When his rights are withheld, he is patient. After some time the young farer of the Sufi path salik resumed his journey and benefited from the leading shaykh of every city.


He is like a soil on which all kinds of filth is thrown on al-umrid out of which grow beautiful things. 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. Every day of your life is equal to a suuk. He upon whom be Allah’s blessings and peace be on him, thusinformed us that the deed is only valid as the intention behind it.

Without a key one cannot enter a house and without a lamp a dark house is not illuminated. The third principle is that the wayfarer salik should protect the seven organs of his body from what is abominable to his Master, God. Those who do wish for the things of Hereafter, and strivetherefore with all due striving, and have Faith, they are the ones whosestriving is acceptable to Allah.

So if you seek Us, bring humility and neediness. And the Prophet S said: Taslim means to surrender to God both with the heart and the body, both of which are under His ownership. They are as follows: It is up to Him whether He honours or disgraces His slave, breathes life in him or kills him, causes sickness or bestows health on him, makes him rich or poor. Those whose intentions go toother than Allah and who action is devoted towards other than Allahaccordingly, their rewards are with whoever their intentions had gone to.

Out of these two journeys, here we have translated the one related to esoteric wayfaring, on the basis of a manuscript in the.