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Abdul Qadir Jilani

1078 - 1166 | Baghdad, Iraq

Sufi Quotes of Abdul Qadir Jilani

Abdul Qadir al Jilani one morning was still asleep at the time for the Morning Prayer. A cat came over to his side and nudged him until he awoke. Noticing the lectures of the time, Abdul Qadir quickly made his prayers. When he had finished, he looked at the cat. With his spiritual insight, he saw that the cat was actually a devil. This puzzled the great saint. So saint asked - I can see you are a devil, but why on earth did you wake me for the prayer? The cat answered - because you have discovered me, I might as well tell you. I knew that if you missed your obligatory prayer, you would offer one hundred prayers as compensation, so I woke you up so that you would get only the benefits of the one.

Abdul Qadir al Jilani one morning was still asleep at the time for the Morning Prayer. A cat came over to his side and nudged him until he awoke. Noticing the lectures of the time, Abdul Qadir quickly made his prayers. When he had finished, he looked at the cat. With his spiritual insight, he saw that the cat was actually a devil. This puzzled the great saint. So saint asked - I can see you are a devil, but why on earth did you wake me for the prayer? The cat answered - because you have discovered me, I might as well tell you. I knew that if you missed your obligatory prayer, you would offer one hundred prayers as compensation, so I woke you up so that you would get only the benefits of the one.

The Sufis refer to a spiritual state as a baby, because that baby is born in the heart and is reared and grows there. The heart, like a mother, gives birth, suckles, and rears the child of the heart. As worldly sciences are taught to children, the child of the heart is taught inner wisdom. As an ordinary child is not yet soiled with worldly sins, the child of the heart is pure, free from headlessness, egotism, and doubt. The purity of child of a child appears often as physical beauty, in dreams, the purity of the heart's child appears in the shape of angels. We hope to enter paradise as a reward for good deeds, but gifts of paradise come here through the hands of the child of the heart.

The Sufis refer to a spiritual state as a baby, because that baby is born in the heart and is reared and grows there. The heart, like a mother, gives birth, suckles, and rears the child of the heart. As worldly sciences are taught to children, the child of the heart is taught inner wisdom. As an ordinary child is not yet soiled with worldly sins, the child of the heart is pure, free from headlessness, egotism, and doubt. The purity of child of a child appears often as physical beauty, in dreams, the purity of the heart's child appears in the shape of angels. We hope to enter paradise as a reward for good deeds, but gifts of paradise come here through the hands of the child of the heart.

GOD SAID , THROUGH THE PROPHET - MAN IS MY SECRET AND I AM HIS SECRET. THE INNER KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPIRITUAL ESSENCE IS A SECRET OF MY SECRETS. ONLY I PUT THIS INTO THE HEART OF MY GOOD SERVENT, AND NONE MAY KNOW HIS STATE OTHER THAN ME.

GOD SAID , THROUGH THE PROPHET - MAN IS MY SECRET AND I AM HIS SECRET. THE INNER KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPIRITUAL ESSENCE IS A SECRET OF MY SECRETS. ONLY I PUT THIS INTO THE HEART OF MY GOOD SERVENT, AND NONE MAY KNOW HIS STATE OTHER THAN ME.