Luminous sayings of Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba

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“My religion is the love of God.”

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“Allah led me to Muhammad so Muhammad can lead me back to Allah.”

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“When they put the chains on me, Allāh opened the doors of mystery for me.”

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“The only weapons I will use to fight my enemies are the pen and the ink

that I use to write my poems in the glory of the Chosen One ﷺ.”

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“ The fact that I was granted the privileged rank of servant of the Prophet

and the book is a true bounty from Allāh (the bestower) and not my will.”

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“If you call me anything else except Abdullahi or Khadim al Rasul ﷺ

you have insulted me.”

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“If you really aspire to attain lofty spiritual degrees, follow closely these recommendations of mine:

I advise you to strive hard for knowledge, show gratitude towards Allāh, be sincere in worship and generosity.

I recommend you to practice silence, patience and abstinence.

Do avoid wordiness and excessive sleeping, stay aside from aught that entails immorality and corruption.”

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“The motive of my departure to exile is the will of God to elevate my rank

and to make of me the mediator between my people and the prophet ﷺ.”

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“I have spoken to you, you have heard my words. I have left written scripts to your attention,

I have acted under your eyes; My life is my message.”

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love for the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him…

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ImageWe place our hand upon our heart when we speak his most beautiful name, Muhammad, because he is the true human heart—the essence of our own mystical heart, hidden far behind the heart of life throbbing within the human breast. He is not in the desert of Arabia, but in the heart. Love him and you will love all persons abundantly. Fail to love him, and you will fail to love anyone truly. Love him who is the perfection of human love, and you will overflow with love for Allah, Who is the Source of love. Disappear with ecstatic love into the Prophet of Allah, and you will disappear into Allah in mystic union …

– Atom from the Sun of Knowledge, by Shaykh Nur al-Jerrahi, may his secret be sanctified.

Heart of Unity…

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The 124 000 Prophets who have streamed from the Heart of Unity are the one light of the one religion of the one worship of the one God by the one humanity in the one creation. The dazzling diversity that blossoms within Divine Unity, never disturbing this Unity, always clearly expresses oneness. There is only one. 
Lex Hixon, Atom from the Sun of Knowledge

 

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