Wisdom od Imam Ataa’illah As-Skandari

Sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says:

Trying to discover the flaws within you is better than trying to discover the worlds hidden from you.”

If one thinks that he is free from flaws, then surely there is a problem. Flaws are in the nature of human beings. Only God has the perfect attributes, glory to Him.

If one thinks that he is free from flaws, then surely there is a problem. Flaws are in the nature of human beings. Only God has the perfect attributes, glory to Him. And as much perfection God has, as much imperfection we have. God is the Generous, but human is a miser: {Say: “If you were to own all the treasure-houses of my Sustainer’s bounty, you would still try to hold on to them tightly for fear of spending: for man has always been avaricious whereas God is limitless in His bounty”}. (Al-Israa’ 17:100)

God is Almighty, but a human is a weak creature. {God wants to lighten your burdens: for man has been created weak}. (An-Nisaa’ 4:28) God is always Merciful, but a human could be cruel. God is much-forbearing, but a human has limited patience. God is forgiving, but a human does not forgive easily. God is Wise, but a human is prone to being hasty in judgments. God is The Knower, but a human has very limited knowledge. God is The Just, but humans often do injustice to others.

Source: onislam.com

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