In all the world there is nothing more difficult than enduring the ridiculous. Suppose for instance that you have studied a certain book, corrected, amended, and fully recited it. Then someone sitting beside you reads the book all wrong. Can you endure that? No, it is impossible. However, if you never read the book, it makes no difference to you whether anyone reads it wrong or right—you cannot tell the difference. So, enduring the ridiculous is a great discipline.

— Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī



"The One through whom all righteousness, justice, and truth are revealed." 

Name of Allah الله:

♦ AL-HAQQ الحق (The Truth, The Reality, The Truly Existing)

The One who is the truth, the real, and the truly-existing.

The One whose essence is the only substance and the only reality.

The One whose essence is wisdom, justice, right, rightness.

The One who is just, right, proper, correct.

The One whose essence is unavoidable.

The One who acts in accord with the needs of every situation.

The One through whom all righteousness, justice, and truth are revealed.

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Difference between "Muhaddith/Muhaddis" and "Muhaddath/Muhaddas": 

♦ Muhaddith tinyurl.com/y7afjd4n

"In describing the muhaddith , Al-Dhahabi raised the question, "Where is the knowledge of hadith, and where are its people?" Answering his own question, he said, "I am on the verge of not seeing them except engrossed in a book or under the soil." — en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_s

♦ Muhaddath/Muhaddas sunnah.com/riyadussaliheen/17/

They are from 'Mulhamun' sunnah.com/muslim/44/34 Those who receive from 'al-Mulhim' tinyurl.com/y7to638e

Plural form of Muhaddath/Muhaddas is Muhaddathun/Muhaddasoon sunnah.com/urn/635710

Muhaddasoon/Mulhamun after Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) are Messengers tinyurl.com/y7v8u6fq But they are not Prophets! sunnah.com/urn/635640

➡ Prophet is the "Messenger of Allah" legacy.quran.com/33/40
➡ Angels are all Prophets always ranked "Messengers of Allah" legacy.quran.com/22/75

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It is stated that after Mohammed (pbuh) and the Prophets (pbut) revelation will not be sent down upon anyone else, but this is not true. This is why Mohammed (pbuh) said, “The believer sees with the Light of God.” When someone sees with God’s Light, they see all things, the first and last, the visible and invisible, for how can anything be hidden from God’s Light? If anything is hidden, then that is not God’s Light. Therefore this is revelation, whether they call it revelation or not. ____ Rumi / Jalāluddīn Muhammad Rūmī

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difference between the mystics and ordinary philosophers and theologians 

Another difference between the mystics and ordinary philosophers and theologians was that, instead of trying to convince the reader of the truth of their ideas through argument, the mystics insisted that anyone willing to undertake the appropriate spiritual disciplines and practices could discover it directly for themselves.

Thus, among Sufis (the mystics of Islam), seekers who reach the end of the path are called al-muhaqqiqun, which means “verifiers.”

This is because, as the thirteenth-century Sufi shaykh (master), Ibn al-`Arabi, declares, Knowledge of mystical states can only be had by actual experience, nor can the reason of man define it, nor arrive at any cognizing of it by deduction.

— Excerpt

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student of action and student of words: 

The Amir said: “The root of the matter is action.”

Rumi said:

Where are such people of action, so that I can teach them action? But now look how you cock your ears, seeking after words instead of action.

If I were to stop speaking now, you would become upset. Become a seeker of action, so that I can show you action! I am looking all over the world for students of action so that I can teach action.

I am looking all over the world for anyone who knows action, but I find no student of action—only of words, and so I occupy myself with words.

What do you know of action? Action is only known through action. There is not one traveler upon this road—it is empty—so how will anyone see if we are on the true path of action?

— Excerpt

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muhaqqiq ("verifier" or "fully realised") 

For Ibn 'Arabī this represents the highest category of the people of God (rijāl Allāh), the primary characteristic of all saints and prophets. The muhaqqiq is one who realises the true nature of all things and acts in accordance with that vision. As the Prophet said, "give to everything that has a haqq its haqq": thus the realiser discerns the nature of each thing's truth or reality or rightful place (its haqq), and behaves towards it in the best and most appropriate manner.

— Excerpt from ibnarabisociety.org/articles/m

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