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Mystical Hadiths

Discussion in 'Islamic Sufism DIR' started by mojtaba, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. Firemorphic

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    “Amir al-Mu’minin, Imam Ali ibn abu Talib, recipient of divine
    supreme covenant, has said, ‘Hypocrisy has four pillars: Desire,
    Neglect, Resentment and Greed.
    “Desire is of four branches: disproportionate behavior,
    transgression, lust and insubordination. Whoever behaves
    disproportionately faces great risks, remains lonely and without
    supporters. Whoever transgresses does not remain immune to
    harmful consequences, his heart is not in peace and he does not
    control his soul against lustful matters. Whoever has not
    balanced his soul in lustful matters he indulges in filthy
    activities. Whoever acts insubordinately purposely and without
    evidence strays in falsehood.
    “Neglect is of four branches: dishonesty, yearning, fear and
    procrastination. Fear and apprehension turns one away from the
    truth and procrastination leads to extremely reduced activities
    until the deadline approaches. If one does not have any
    yearnings he knows his true condition and measures. If he
    knows the true measure of his condition in which he is, he would
    die suddenly due to fear and apprehension. Dishonesty cuts short
    one’s deeds.
    “Resentment is of four branches: arrogance, boastfulness,
    egoistic, and racism. Whoever is arrogant turns his back to the
    truth. Whoever is boastful indulges in sins. Whoever is egoistic
    persists in sins. Whoever comes in the clench of racism commits
    injustice.
    “Thus, evil is the affair that swings in deterioration, indecency,
    persistence and injustice on the path.
    “Greed is of four branches: exhilaration, pleasure seeking,
    worrying and superfluity. Exhilaration is detestable before
    Allah. Pleasure seeking is feeblemindedness. Worrisome is a
    misfortune for one who is forced to carry sins. Seeking
    superfluity is useless, a childish manner, a vastful preoccupation
    and an effort to change what is of a lower quality to a better one.
    “This is how hypocrisy its pillars and branches are. Allah is
    dominant over his servants. Speaking of Him is exalted and
    glory is His. He has created all things in good fashion, His hands
    are free, His favor is universal, His command is manifest, His
    light shines, His blessing overflows, His wisdom is the source of
    light, His book is overriding, His evidence is overwhelming, His
    religion is pure, His kingdom is powerful, His word is the truth,
    His measures are just and His messengers have already
    preached. Thus, He has made evil a sin, sin a misfortune and
    misfortune a filth.
    “He has made virtuous deeds a threshold. The threshold is
    repentance and repentance is purification. One who repents finds
    guidance. One who plots goes astray, as long as he does not
    repent before Allah and confess to his sins. No one dares to act,
    to his own destruction, against Allah, except those who are
    doomed.
    “Allah! Allah! How vast is what He has for repentance, favors,
    joy and great forbearance. How severe is what is before Him of
    retribution, hell, and a hard grip! Whoever succeeds in
    obedience to Him attracts His generosity. Whoever indulges in
    disobedience to Him he will test the results of His disapproval
    and very shortly he will become regretful.’”
     
  2. VoidoftheSun

    VoidoftheSun Necessary Heretical, Fundamentally Orthodox

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    Here is Hadith al-Haqiqa (Hadith of the Ultimate Reality), a very mystical conversation between Kumayl ibn Ziyad and Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (pbuh):

    Kumayl ibn Ziyad asked `O my Lord and my Master [= the Commander of the Faithful, Amir al-Mumunin = Imam `Alī, d. 40/661)... What is al-Ḥaqīqa? (The Real / Reality' / `Ultimate Reality [God]').

    He [`Alī] replied, upon him be peace, `What have you to do with al-Ḥaqīqa (Reality)?'.

    So Kumayl replied, `Is it not that I am a [sharing] companion [custodian] of your secret (sahib sirrika)?'

    He [Imam `Alī] replied, `Yes! But what [gnosis merely] sprinkles down upon you, billows over through me'. He, the Imam, upon him be peace, [then] said, al-Ḥaqīqa [ Reality is] `The disclosure of the splendors of the Majestic One [God] (subuḥāt al-jalāl) devoid of intimation [of His Ultimate Reality] (min ghayr al-ishāra)'.

    He [Kumayl] said, `Expound it to me further'.

    He [`Alī] said, `It [al-Ḥaqīqa `Reality' ] is the annulment of speculation (mahw al-mawhum) [consonant] with an awareness of [what is] the established' (saḥw al-ma`lūm)'.

    He [Kumayl] said, `Expound it to me further.'

    He [`Alī] said, `It [al-Ḥaqīqa `Reality'] is the rending of the [Divine] veil (al-sitr) through the mastery of the secret (ghalabat al-sirr)'.

    He [Kumayl] said, `Expound it to me further.'

    He [`Alī] said, `It [al-Ḥaqīqa `Reality'] is the Enticement (jadhb) of the Divine Unicity (al-aḥadiyya) through the instrumentality of the Divine Oneness (al-tawhid)'.

    He [Kumayl] said, `Expound it to me further.' He [`Alī] said, `It [al-Ḥaqīqa `Reality'] is `A Light (nur) radiating from the Dawn of Eternity (subh al-azal) with its traces (athar) beaming forth [shimmering] upon the Embodiments [Temples] of the Divine Unity (hayākil al-tawhid)'.

    He [Kumayl] said, `Expound it to me further.'

    He [`Alī] said, `Quench the lamp (al-sirāj)! for the Dawn (al-subḥ) hath indeed arisen'...




    (another translation can actually be found on wiki too: Kumayl ibn Ziyad - Wikipedia )


    This Hadith encapsulates an entire ontology in it, it really contains all the mysteries of Islam, par excellence!
    It's one of those Hadiths to spend a lot of time meditating on in Dhikr.
     
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  3. VoidoftheSun

    VoidoftheSun Necessary Heretical, Fundamentally Orthodox

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    Al-Husayn ibn Ahmad ibn Idris (RA) said on the authority of his father, on the authority of Muhammad ibn `Abd al-Jabbar, on the authority of Safwan ibn Yahya, on the authority of `Asim ibn Humayd that I consulted Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (AS) regarding what is narrated about the vision of Allah. Hence, he (AS) explained:
    The sun is a seventieth portion of the light of the Throne [al-kursi]. The throne is a seventieth portion of the light of al-Arsh. al-Arsh is a seventieth portion of the light of the Veil [hijab]. And the Veil is a seventieth portion of the Veil of Light [sitr]. Hence, if they speak the truth, can their eyes bear the sight of the sun on a cloudless day?
    - Kitab al-Tawhid (compiled Shaykh al-Saduq), chapter 8, Hadith 3​
     
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    Here's another:

    Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib said:
    "God is a drink for His close friends.
    When they drink of it, they are intoxicated.
    When they are intoxicated, they are enraptured.
    When they are enraptured, they are happy.
    When they are happy, they are overcome with grief.
    When they are grieved, they become sincere.
    When they are sincere, they seek him.
    When they find him, they reach him.
    And when they reach him, they connect with him so that there is no distance between them and their Beloved."


    I can't remember the Hadith collection (I'd have to do a little digging to find it but I know where I got it)
     
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    Al Hassan Bin Muhammad Bin Saeed Al Hashimy Al Kufy narrated to us, from Furat Bin Ibrahim Al Kufy, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Al Husayn Bin Muhammad, from Ibrahim Ibn Al Fazal Bin Ja’far Bin Ali Bin Ibrahim Bin suleyman Bin Abdullah Bin Al Abbas, from Al Hassan Bin Ali Bin Za’frany Al Basry, from Sahl Bin Yasaar, from Abu Ja’far Muhammad Bin Ali Al Taify, from Muhammad Bin Abdullah, a slave of the Clan of Hashim (as), from Muhammad Ibn Is’haq, from Al Waqidy, from Al Hazeyl, from Makhoul, from Tawoos, from Ibn Abbas who said,
    ‘Rasool-Allah (saww) said to Ali (a.s.) Bin Abu Talib (a.s.): ‘When God (azwj), Elevated is His (azwj) Mention, Created Adam (as), and Blew into him (as) from His (azwj) Spirit, and the Angels Prostrated to him (as), and Settled him (as) in His (azwj) Paradise, and Married His (azwj) Maid Hawwa (Eve) (as) to him (as), he (as) was near to the Throne and there were five Inscribed lines of writing.
    Adam (as) said: ‘O Lord (azwj)! What are these?’
    The Most High Said: “They are the ones, when My (azwj) creatures seek intercession by them (a.s.), I (azwj) shall Intercede”.
    So Adam (as) said: ‘O Lord (azwj)! By their (a.s.) value in Your (azwj) Presence, what are their (a.s.) names?’

    God (azwj) Said: “As for the first, so I (azwj) am the Praised One (Al-Mahmoud) and he (saww) is Muhammad (saww); and the second – so I (azwj) am the High and this is Ali (a.s.); and as for the third, so I (azwj) am the Originator (Faatir), and this is Fatima (a.s.); and the fourth, so I (azwj) am the Bountiful (Al-Mohsin) and this is Al-Hassan (a.s.); and the fifth, so I (azwj) am with the Favours (Zul-hsaan) and this is Al-Husayn (a.s.). All of them (a.s.) are Glorifying God (azwj) the Most High”.
    - Ilal al-Sharā'i, CH103, H2
     
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