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Shaykh Ali ibn Wafa': All existence asked me who I am

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Shaykh Ali ibn Wafa': All existence asked me who I am
Photo: Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (QAS)
 

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All existence asked me who I am.
I answered, I am the most foreign of foreigners.
Existence said, Then you are that through which my substance
is wealthy, because you are the poorest of the poor.
To me are the wonders and marvels which are in

the perception of (both) the ignorant and the wise.
In Surat al-Ikhlas came my exile.
The rational thinkers marvel at the freedmen.

(Shaykh ‘Ali ibn Wafa)
 

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Recommended Reading:

'Sanctity and Mysticism in Medieval Egypt: The Wafa Sufi Order and the Legacy of Ibn Arabi'
By Richard J. A. McGregor (Author)

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Using the original writings of two Egyptian Sufis, Muhammad Wafa' and his son 'Ali, this book shows how the Islamic idea of sainthood developed in the medieval period. Although without a church to canonize its "saints," the Islamic tradition nevertheless debated and developed a variety of ideas concerning miracles, sanctity, saintly intermediaries, and pious role models. In the writings of the Wafa's, a complete mystical worldview unfolds, one with a distinct doctrine of sainthood and a novel understanding of the apocalypse. Using almost entirely unedited manuscript sources, author Richard J. A. McGregor shows in detail how Muhammad and 'Ali Wafa' drew on earlier philosophical and gnostic currents to construct their own mystical theories and notes their debt to the Sufi order of the Shadhiliyya, the mystic al-Tirmidhi, and the great Sufi thinker Ibn Arabi. Notably, although located firmly within the Sunni tradition, the Wafa's felt free to draw on Shi'ite ideas for the construction of their own theory of the final great saint.
 
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