Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Significance of Physical Visits

Imam Abu Bakr al-Adani b. Imam Abdullah al-Aydarus, may Allah Taala be pleased with them both, said: “You must visit the awliya’ and come to know them. If your intention is correct and your belief is firm, then the spiritual and physical realms are linked just like the spirit and the body are linked. No blessings come from the spiritual realm except by means of movement in the physical realm. The evidence for this is in Allah saying to Maryam: shake towards yourself the trunk of the palm tree; and saying to Musa: strike the sea with your staff. Allah thus made the shaking and the movement of the staff in the physical realm a cause for the receiving of blessings from the spiritual realm.”

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