Prophetic Reflections

Reflections by Habib Ali al-Jifri (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him) relating to the noble Prophet ﷺ

الذي يقر في قلبه نور محبة النبي صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم؛ لا يتأتى للتطرف أن يجد اليه سبيلا
ذلكم أن المحبة إذا رسخت في القلب وتمكنت منه وأخذت بشغافه؛ جعلت المحبوب نُصب العين، بل جعلت المحبوب ساكن الفؤاد، فلا يتحرك المحب ولا يسكن إلا ومحبوبه متمثل أمام عينيه
فهو في كل إقدام وإحجام يستشعر صلة مايقول ويفعل بالمحبوب، وتتحول صلته بسائر شؤون حياته إلى حال من المعاملة مع المحبوب، فهو إن كلّم الآخرين؛ كلم المحبوب من خلالهم
وإن تعامل معهم؛ هو في الصورة يعاملهم والحقيقة أنه يعامل محبوبه
وكل ما له صلة بالمحبوب محبوب

When the light of the love of the Prophet ﷺ is firmly embedded in someone’s heart, it is inconceivable that extremism can find a place.

This is because when love is firmly embedded in a person’s heart and he becomes infatuated with the Beloved, he places the Beloved in front of him in everything that he does and he is conscious of his connection with the Beloved in his every word and deed.

His connection with everything in life then becomes a transaction with the Beloved. Even when he speaks to people, he is in fact speaking to the Beloved through them. In his dealings with people, outwardly he is interacting with them but in reality, he is interacting with his Beloved. Everything which is connected to his Beloved becomes beloved.

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