Al-Qushayri

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The Law exists to regulate mankind whilst the Reality makes us aware of the dispositions of God.
Love is the effacement of the lover's attributes and the establishments of the Beloved's Essence.
Hope and fear are like the two wings of a bird, when it is flying straight to its destination; of one wing fails its flights fails and if both fails, it dies.

'Abd al-Karīm ibn Hūzān Abū al-Qāsim al-Qushayrī al-Naysābūrī or Abū al-Qāsim al-Qushayrī (August 986 — 30 December 1072) was an Arab Muslim scholar and theologian known for his works on Sufism.

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The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2002)[edit]

(Muhammad Riaz Qadiri: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam, Gujranwala, Pakistan, 2004)

  • The Sharīāh is concerned with the observance of the outward manifestations of religion, while Haqīqat is concerned with an inward vision of Divine Power.
    • p. 104
  • The Law exists to regulate mankind whilst the Reality makes us aware of the dispositions of God. The Law exists for the service of God, whilst the Reality exists for contemplation of Him. The Law exists for obeying what he had ordained whilst the Reality is concerned with witnessing and understanding the Order he has decreed.
    • p. 104
  • Love is the effacement of the lover's attributes and the establishments of the Beloved's Essence.
    • p. 104
  • According to the Sufīs Mārīfat is the attitude of the man who acknowledges God in His Names and Attibutes; who is sincere in his actions, who frees himself from the blameworthy traits of character and from weaknesses and lets his heart dwell with God.
    • p. 104
  • Gratitude is the vision of the Gives, not of the gift-it comes from God Himself.
    • p. 104
  • Hope and fear are like the two wings of a bird, when it is flying straight to its destination; of one wing fails its flights fails and if both fails, it dies.
    • p. 104
  • Hope is the vision of God in His perfect Beauty.
    • p. 104

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