Tuesday, May 03, 2005


Ibn Ajiba explained that the definition of renunciation (zuhd) is:
For the heart not to be attached to other than Allah.

Then, he stated that, Renunciation is a means for Love, for the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
"Have renunciation of worldly matters, and Allah will love you." [Ibn Majah, Hakim, and Bayhaqi]

Renunciation is the means of travelling to Allah and reaching Him, for there is no spiritual travelling for a heart that is attached to anything other than the Beloved. [Ibn Ajiba, Mi`raj al-Tashawwuf, 14]

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