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Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili

by Shaykh Ibn Mashish


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I (Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili) said to Shaykh Ibn Mashish,
'O my master, give me your spiritual bequest:' (spiritual inheritance or legacy)


So he, Shaykh Ibn Mashish, replied:

"O Ali, God is God and men are men. Keep your tongue from the mention of them, and your heart from inclining before them, and be careful to guard the members (jawarih) and to fulfill the divine ordinances; thus the friendship (wilaya) of God is perfected in you. Have no remembrance of them except under obligation that duty to God imposes on you; thus your scrupulousness is perfected. Then say:

‘O God, relieve me from remembrance of them and spare me disturbances from them. Save me from their evils, enable me to dispense with their good through Thy good, and as a special favour assume Thou care of me among them. Verily, Thou art mighty over all things.’" p.16



From:
The Mystical Teachings of al-Shadhili
(Ibn al-Sabbagh's Durrat al-Asrar wa Tufat al-Abarar) trnsl. by Elmer H. Douglas
It can be - for example - bought from [abebooks.com]



"In any case, what Westerners call civilization, the others would call barbarity, because it is precisely lacking in the essential, that is to say, a principle of a higher order."
René Guénon, East And West, 1924

صلّى الله على سيّدنا محمّد و على آله و صحبه و سلّم

The blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions, ( sallAllahu `aleihi wa sallam ) .



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