Book | Ibn ‘Ata Allah: Hikam – Aphorisms الإمام ابن عطاء الله السكندري: الحكم By Ibn ‘Ata Allah al-Sakandari: → · Arabic: الحكم العطائية PDF (with tashkil). AI-Hikam of Ibn Atta’illah. English Translation & Arabic Text. Page 2. EDgUsh translation of selected wisdoms from A!-Hikam of Ibn AUa ‘Wah. I. One of the signs. Ibn Ata Allah al-Iskandari Or click here for a PDF of the original Arabic text. The Book of Wisdom (Kitab al-hikam) is a masterpiece of Islamic spiritual.

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And in such a state, take what is in agreement with [external] knowledge. Arabicc eye of the intellect makes you witness your nonbeing as due to His Being. And He expanded your free time so that some choice [in performing actions] would remain for you.

Kitab Al Hikam of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

But He knew if He left them hi,am that they would leave performing illan depending only on the preetemal command.

For how can someone else remove what He has imposed? How can it be conceived that something veils Him, since, were it not for Him, the existence of everything would not have been manifest? Wherever the light falls, there understanding is reached. The first is for those who are apt to learn lessons [from what they see] and the second is that experience the vision [of God] and have insight.

J in 84 When he opens up your understanding of deprivation, deprivation becomes the same as giving. He who has Him as his starting-point knows the Real as It is, and proves any matter by reference to the Being of its Origin.


Kitab Al Hikam Of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic

And be absent from their coming towards you by seeing God approaching you. And only the one with insight can distinguish.

If you are not satisfied with His knowing of you, then your not being satisfied with His knowing is a greater misfortune than people hurting you. 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. Rather, supplicate to Him to show your slavehood and to fulfil the rights of His lordship. Where were you when His special concern and care took charge of you?

Do you not know that He is the one who presented the knowledge of Himself to you, whereas you are the one who presented Him with deeds? The best one to have as a friend is He who does not seek you out for the sake of something coming from you to Him. The former happens to the beginners and the later is for the well-established and realised.

For others, their remembrances precede their spiritual lights. 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.

Those traveling the Path under a teacher experience these things in the reverse order. But, each experiences the stages slightly differently.

But inn there were a covering to It, then that would be a limitation to Its Being: Still others have no spiritual lights nor any remembrances — and we seek refuge with God from that. For this reason, they do not collide with anything except they knock aa out: So when God wishes to come to the help of His servant, He furnishes him with armies of lights and cuts off from him the reinforcements of darkness and alterities. Good states arise from the stations wherein abide those who have spiritual realisation.


The trials that arrive in this world are but reminders to you of what you ignore of indigence.

For your forgetfulness of the Invocation of Him is worse than your forgetfulness in the Invocation of Him. For has He accustomed you to anything but what is good? Behold what is in the heavens and the earth.

Kitab Al Hikam of Ibn Ata Illah English & Arabic |

Then, He makes them hilam His attributes. Rather, it is you who are veiled from seeing It; for, were anything to veil It, then that which veils It would cover It. Sometimes He takes away the trait of specialness from you and makes you return to your rough human limits.

And what ignorance is there in an unlearned man dissatisfied with himself? When you witness Him, created things are with you. When it goes away, there is no light for it. Then, He makes them return to deep understanding of His names. He wants to push you away from everything so that nothing busies you away from Him.

As for the insincere, the feeling of security from chastisement suffices him. And has He conferred upon you anything but His favours?

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