How Do We Understand the Statement, That Everything We Want Is in the Entity of Allah?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question

Sheikh al-Buzidi said, “Everything you want is found in the Entity of God.”

How do we understand and practically apply this?

Answer

I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits.

The key to this is traveling the spiritual path, seeking Allah Most High alone, with love, longing, and high resolve.

A spiritual path (tariq) is a path of drawing closer to Allah; of attaining unto beholding and love of Allah; and becoming beloved and pleasing to Allah.

A true spiritual path inculcates deep iman and taqwa; has spiritual teachings, practices, and routines of dhikr and worship that enable one to take the steps to draw closer to Allah–to reach Him, to behold Him, to love Him, to become a true servant of one’s Lord–and the adab and states that make one worthy of Allah drawing one closer.

Related Links:
Ibn Ata’illah’s Aphorism on Closeness
Daily Checklist for the Spiritual Traveler to the Divine
Means of Seeking Closeness to Allah
Ten Steps to Allah. Step 1: Leaving Whim (along the other nine parts of this article series)

And Allah alone gives success.
[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.