Thursday, November 18, 2010

Good Manners - Imam al-Haddad

Know disciple, that the beginning of the path is patience, and its end is thankfulness. 
Its beginning is difficulty, and its end is bliss. Its beginning is toil and weariness, 
and its end is opening, unveiling and arrival at the ultimate goal 
which is gnosis of God, arrival to Him, being comforted by Him, 
and standing in His noble presence with His angels standing before Him.
The one who makes gracious patience 
the foundation of all his affairs turns to every goodness, 
reaches everything that he hopes for, and wins all that he seeks.

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