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Hikam of ibn Atallah Hikam on relying on deeds

1. One of the signs of relying on deeds is loss of hope when a misstep occurs.

The sheikh begins his book with this key aphorism because it is of the adab or “proper way” of travelling the spiritual path to focus upon tawhid or the “Divine Oneness,” in this context meaning to rely upon Allah, not on works, since

“Allah created you and that which you do” (Qur’an 37:96).

http://www.sunnah.org/tasawwuf/book_of_wisdoms.htm

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