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Reflection is the Light of Hearts – An Aphorism of Ibn Ata’illah Explained by Imam Zarruq

Translated by Faraz Rabbani Ibn Ata’illah (Allah have mercy upon him) states in his Aphorisms (Hikam): Reflection is the light of hearts. If reflection leaves, the heart has no light. One of the great commentators on the Aphorisms of Ibn Ata’illah, Imam Ahmad Zarruq, explains: This means that reflection (fikr) is the light-giving lamp by […]