Monday, 7 March 2011

Advices of Ibrahim bin Ad'ham ( R. A.) to the travellers to Hereafter

Senior Professor of Tasawwuf at the Madrasat al-Mutahassisin (the Faculty of Theology) in Istanbul during the declining years of the Ottoman Empire,  'Abdul Hakim Arwasi  relates while answering a university student:

        " On an occasion,somebody asked [ the great Wali]  Ibrahim Ibn Ad'ham (quddisa sirruh) for advice. He said:

      "If tou accept six things, nothing you do will harm you. These six things are:

        1.When you meat to commit a sin, do not eat the food He gives! Does it befit you to eat His food and to diobey Him!


     2.When you want to rebel against Him, go out of His domain! Does it befit you to to be in His domain and to  be in rebellion against Him?

        3.When you want to disobey Him , do not sin where He sees you! Do not sin where He does not see you!It simply is unbecoming to be in His domain, to eat His food  and then to sin where He sees you!

        4. When the Angel of Death comes to take away your soul, ask him to wait till you repent! You cannot turn that angel back! Repent before he comes, while you are able and you have the chance at this very hour, for the Angel of Death comes unexpectedly!

        5 When the two Angels Munker and Nakir come to question you in the grave, turn them back! Do not let them test you!  It is impossible? Then prepare your answers now.


        6.On the Day of Resurrection, when Allahu taala orders:'  Sinners !  go to Hell!  Say that you will not!


        the Questioner said " Nobody will listen to me ," and then he repented, and he did not break his repeatance till his death. ther is Divine  Effect in the words of Awliya Allah.


          Ibrahim ( R A) was asked, : Allahu taala declares,' O my human creatures! Ask Me! I will accept, I will give. However, we ask but he does not give? Hadrat Ibrahim said:

        " You entreat Allahu taala but you do not obey Him. You know His Prophet ( Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam ) but you do not follow him. you read the Quran Al  Qarim but you do not follow yhe way it shows. You utilize Allah's blessings. but you do not thank Him. You know that Paradise is for those who worship, but you do not make preparations for it. you know that He has created hell for the disobedient, but you do not fear it. You see what happened to  your fathers and grandfathers,but you do not take warning. You do not see your own defects, and you searcch for defects in others.such people must be thankful because it does not rain stones on them, because they do not sinkinto the earth, and because it does not rain fire from yhe sky!What else could they want?Would not this suffice  as a recopmpensatefor their prayers/

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