Ibrahim ibn Adham (إبراهيم بن أدهم); c. 718 – c. 782 / AH c. 100– c. 165) is one of the most prominent of the early Sufi Saints.
Ibrahim ibn Adham (RA) was once asked, “Why are our supplications to Allaah (SWT) not answered?”He answered, “Because your hearts have died due to ten things.”
1- You know Allaah (SWT) but do not obey Him.
2- You know the Prophet, (Saws), but do not follow his Sunnah (tradition).
3- You recite the Qur-aan but do not act upon it.
4- You enjoy the Blessings of Allaah (SWT) without giving thanks.
5- You know of Paradise but do not exert any effort to enter it.
6- You know of Hell but you do not exert any effort to escape it.
7- You know of Satan but do not oppose him.
8- You know of death but do not prepare for it.
9- You bury your dead but do not learn from their example.
10- And in your state of slumber, you focus your attention on the shortcomings of others while neglecting your own.”
- March 20, 2019
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