The light of Faith
Our Grandshaykh was saying about keeping our Iman that we must keep, very carefully, the light of faith because enemies are trying to take away that light. Faith is the light of Allah given to His servants. Therefore, everyone must be very careful to guard against those enemies who are trying to extinguish the light of Iman.(faith)
There are three entrances by which those enemies try to extinguish the light of Iman. You must guard at those three doors in your body. What could be a more precious treasure to guard than Iman?
If Allah sees His servant dutifully guarding his precious favour, He Almighty looks with pleasure on that servant. And, when Allah Almighty looks to his servant with pleasure, He sends Divine favours, Divine mercy, Divine pleasure to that servant’s heart. And, whoever guards those three doors carefully, will be granted the wisdom of all holy books. Because he is a trustworthy person. All Prophets came to teach people how to protect those three doors. Also, all Tariqats, all Grandshaykh’s are trying; with exercises, with training, wirds, khalwa; to make their murids keep those three doors carefully.
-Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani QaddassAllahu Sirrahi
Ref: Sufi spiritual practices
Day 6 - Ace
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If it’s not okay, it’s not yet the end.
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And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2
One of the challenges of being a citizen of the kingdom of God living in the present world is not allowing the world to conform you to it. Going along to get along may work for a while, but eventually you will have to declare whose you are and where you stand.
The key to not conforming to this world but transforming more and more into the person God desires you to be is to start with renewing your mind. Inward change produces outward change. Fill your mind with the word of God. Read or listen to the Bible daily and even throughout the day. Memorize scripture regularly. Pray continually. Read uplifting books or magazines, listen to music that inspires you to think on God, watch TV shows or movies that help deepen your relationship with God. Feed on the good news of the word of God instead of the largely negative network news.
As you do this Christ will be seen in you all the more and you will delight in doing the will of God, not the will of the world!