When Allah inspires your tongue to ask, know that He wants to give
People praise you for what they suppose is in you; but you must blame your soul for what you know is in it.
So long as you are in this world, be not surprised at the existence of sorrows.
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Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn ʻAta’ Allah al-Iskandari (died 1309), the third sheikh of the Shadhili Sufi order was born and grew up in Alexandria, lived and died in Cairo. He was responsible for systematizing the order’s doctrines and recording the biographies of its founder, Sidi Abu-l-Hassan ash-Shadhili, and his successor, Sidi Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi. Ibn ‘Ata Allah was the author of the first systematic treatise on dhikr, titled The Key to Salvation: A Sufi Manual of Invocation (Miftah al-Falah) and his compilation of aphorisms (hikam) helped to make the group very popular.n He died in 1309 while in Cairo.
how gentle you are with me
in spite of my great ignorance
and how merciful You are with me
in spite of my ugly deeds