“Always be generous in singing the praises of the brothers
in the senses and the meaning. Lower the eye if someone slips”

Praising the fuqara has expansion in it, and release, and freedom from fear, and the end of loneliness.
It has compassion for the sick in it, patience with the old, and generousity with the young. In it the
faqirat learn to honour their husbands and the fuqara to be sweet to their wifes. Lower the eyes if someone
slips. This is a prophetic sunnah – covering the faults of the brothers. It is the effect of the dhikr astaghfirullah. It is the cause of the dhikr tabarak Allah. From it comes the shaykh´s love of the murid. The Shaykh rejoices in two things – when the murid is spoken against and when the murid refrains from speaking against.

– Sidna Shaykh Dr Abdalqadir as-Sufi.

From the book Self-Knowledge. Commentary on the song of Abu Madyan.


~ by The Murabit Blog on 12/22/2009.

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