Reliance on Allah

Shaikh Abu Abd al-Rehman al-Sulami (Allah have mercy on him) said,

‘The Sufi must abandon self-direction and self-willing.’

Jawami Adab al-Sufiya, page 13

1 thought on “Reliance on Allah

  1. searcher

    Assalamualaikum,

    1. Could you please give example(s) as to how one might be self-directing/self-willing?
    2. Does this apply to one’s worldly state only or also to ones spiritual state? If one feels lost despite trying, and feels anxious and worried about this, could this indicate that he’s involved in self-direction/self-willing?

    Jazakallah

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