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Photo: Imam Shamil (26 June 1797 – 4 February 1871) was the political, military, and spiritual leader of Caucasian resistance to Imperial Russia in the 1800s, as well as the third Imam of the Caucasian Imamate (1840–1859). He was a member of the Naqshabandi Sufi Order.
Muhammad the Messenger, may Allah grant him perfect peace once said:
Our Lord, blessed and exalted is He, revealed to me His Divine Good Pleasure concerning a faithful believer who was doing battle in the Way of Allah. His warrior companions were scattered. Fully aware that he was without their protection, he returned and fought bravely until his blood was spilled. Thereupon the Exalted and Majestic One proclaimed to His angels: Look upon My servant. He has returned into battle, burning with desire and love for Me, even to the point of spilling his own blood.
'Divine Sayings: 101 Hadith Qudsi - The Mishkat Al-Anwar of Ibn 'Arabi'
By Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi (Author)
A collection of 101 hadith sayings, this work is one of the most important and influential early collections of hadith qudsi. Falling into three categories, the first 40 sayings each have a full, unbroken chain of transmission that goes back to God through the medium of the Prophet Muhammad. The second category are sayings mostly taken from well-known written collections. The final section is drawn from similar books, with Ibn 'Arabi adding one extra hadith, orally transmitted. Comprised of a full introduction explaining the meaning of Hadith, the text stresses the importance of this tradition in Ibn 'Arabi's writing.