The Quintessence Concerning What Is Indispensable For the Spiritual Seeker by Ibne Arabi radi allahu anhu


1. God’s Unicity and Transcendence

2. Faith in the messengers, companions, ‘people of this Path’ (Friends of God), and serving the
poor

3. Silence, focus on dhikr/remembrance of God, and good deeds

4. Right companion on the spiritual Path

5. Sincere intention (Sidq) in seeking the right guide

6. Right livelihood

7. Eating little

8. Filling the day with prayer

9. Sleep, eat, and dress only as really needed

10. How to read the Qur’an

11. Keeping track of one’s animal self (muhāsaba) and shame before God

12. Staying Conscious: being aware of demands of the ‘Instant’ and eliminating inner
distractions

13. Purity (tahāra)

14. Striving for good moral character traits

15. Right attitude toward spiritual ‘opponents’

16. Right Behavior (adab) toward animals, dependents and children

17. Avoiding the powerful and worldly, while practicing insān and Sabr

18. Being present with God at every instant

19. Generosity (and avoiding stinginess) [Incomplete]

20. Controlling anger and learning how to (not) react to ‘negative’ encounters

21. Practicing ihsān

22. Constantly practicing Dhikr/remembrance of God and asking His forgiveness

23. Repentance and untying the ‘knots’ of persistence (in opposition to God) [Incomplete]

24. Taqwā: Awareness of God and its practical consequences

25. Avoiding self-deception/Iblís [Incomplete]

26. Practicing spiritual conscientiousness (wara‘)

27. Practicing ‘non-attachment’ to this lower world (zuhd)

One Response to “The Quintessence Concerning What Is Indispensable For the Spiritual Seeker by Ibne Arabi radi allahu anhu”

  1. Talib al Muwahhid Says:

    Reblogged this on Talmeez's Blog.


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