Photo: Muhammad Ali rides near the Sphinx and the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, 1964.
The beloved Muhammad, may Allah grant him perfect peace, reported:
The Prophet Moses, peace be upon him, once supplicated:"O Lord, teach me a way by which I can continuously remember You and pray to You."
Repeat la ilaha ilallah, there is no Reality apart from Supreme Reality.
"O Lord, all your servants affirm this."
Repeat la ilaha ilallah ceaselessly.
"There is indeed no reality apart from You, O Allah, yet I long for an invocation that You would give uniquely to me."
My noble Moses, if the seven heavens and the seven levels of earth, including all their inhabitants, were on one side of the scale and la ilaha ilallah on the other, la ilaha ilallah would have greater weight.
'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.