Words of Wisdom from Imam al-Haddad

Words of wisdom from Imam `Abdullah bin `Alawi al-Haddad (may Allah have mercy upon him and benefit us by him)

“Remembrance of Allah is like a magnet – it pulls the heart away from heedlessness and into the unseen realm.”

“Brotherhood for Allah’s sake is like a tree. It is irrigated with the water of mutual visiting and the fruit it bears is working together for the sake of goodness and taqwa. If it is not watered it will wither and if it does not bear any fruit it will be cut down.”

“Words and actions that are in obedience to Allah illuminate the heart; those that are merely permissible harden the heart and those that are in disobedience to Allah darken the heart.”

“As a seeker who wishes to travel the path to complete realisation, you must know that the most important thing is for your heart to be fully focused on the love of Allah and on seeking Him, and for your body to be fully engaged in obeying Him and seeking closeness to Him. Everything depends on this, as the people of tasawwuf have stated.”