Don’t Move Yourself Until Allah Moves You

Unlike the other ‘ulum, reading and studying advanced texts in tasawwuf won’t make you advanced in tasawwuf.

“Skipping ahead” like that can actually delay your own advancement on the path.

“Don’t move yourself until Allah ﷻ moves you,” as the murshidun say. This doesn’t mean you don’t have himma or make effort–rather, learn to be content with the Divine Decree, through such contentment you’ll find Allah’s ridwan, which is the true objective.

It’s not about the states, the ahwal, the stations, the karamat, the spiritual experiences, the statuses, the popularity, the speaking opportunities, or any other fitna of the dunya and trials of the ego. Don’t miss the forest for the trees.

the Prophet (saas) said: “There is no Muslim – or no person, or slave (of Allah) – who says, in the morning and evening: ‘Radaytu billahi Rabban wa bil-Islami dinan wa bi Muhammadin nabiyyan (I am content with Allah as my Lord, Islam as my religion and Muhammad as my Prophet),’ but he will have a promise from Allah to make him pleased on the Day of Resurrection.” [ibn Majah]
https://sunnah.com/ibnmajah/34/44

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) as saying:
If anyone says “I am pleased with Allah as Lord, with Islam as religion and with Muhammad (ﷺ) as Apostle” Paradise will be his due.
https://sunnah.com/abudawud/8/114

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘Whoever says when he reaches the evening: “I am pleased with Allah as (my) Lord, with Islam as (my) religion, and with Muhammad (ﷺ) as (my) Prophet (Raḍītu billāhi rabban wabil-Islāmi dīnan wa bi-Muḥammadin nabiyyan) it is a duty upon Allah to please him.’”
https://sunnah.com/tirmidhi/48/20

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