Posted by: seekerofthesacred | January 29, 2010

From the Book of Aphorisms of Imam al-Haddad

Bismillah…

As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatullah…

Alhamdulillah, wa Sallallah wa Sallama `Ala Habibihi wa Mustafah, Sayyidina Rasulillah Muhammad Bin `Abdillah, Khatam an-Nabiyyin wa Sayyid al-Mursalin al-Asfiya, wa `Ala Alihi wa Sahbihi al-Atqiya, wa Man Tabi`ahum Bi Ihsanin Ila Yawm ad-Din, wa `Alayna Ma`ahum wa Fihim Bi Rahmatika Ya Arham ar-Rahimin, Amma Ba`du:

May Allah reward the Sayyid, Rida al-Haddad Ba `Alawi al-Husayni for sharing, on a certain website, this excerpt from the Book of Asphorisms (Kitab al-Hikam) of Imam al-Haddad Radhiyallah `Anh (May Allah be well pleased with him):

My paraphrased translation of that is as follows:

The majority of good occurs with difficulty when performing it, but sweet in the end. The likeness of the one who enages in it is as the one climbing a difficult height, he does not find rest till he reaches the top.

The majority of evil occurs as sweet during performance, but severe in its recompense. The likeness of the one who engages in it is like the one who falls from the peak of a mountain or house. He does not find the pain until he falls to the ground.

Imam al-Haddad – Book of Aphorisms – Kitab al-Hikam

We ask al-Haqq, Allah, to benefit by this, us, you and all the Muslims, Allahumma Amin, by the blessing (Barakah) of the last of prophets, Muhammad Bin `Abdullah, Salawat Allah wa Salamuh `Alayh.

Keep us in your Duas,

Was-Salam

يكون الخير في الأكثر شاقاً في الحال، حلواً في المآل، ومَثَلُ فاعله مَثَلُ الذي يصعد في العقبة الكئود، لا يجد الراحة حتى ينتهي إلى أعلاها.والشرُّ يكون في الأكثر حلواً في الحال، وشاقاً في الاستقبال، ومَثَلُ فاعلِهِ مَثَلُ الذي يقع من ذروة جبل أو بيت لا يجد الألم حتَّى يَقَعَ على الأرض

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