بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Advice of GrandShaykh Abdullah
Grandshaykh Abdullah al-Faiz ad-Daghestani (May Allah sanctify his Soul) often reminded us of the following:
“You must always keep three nails tacked to your forehead (i.e. remember these three rules at all times if you want to succeed in tariqah).
- “If I give you a broken shovel and tell you to dig down until the middle of the earth to get your diamonds, you dig. You never ask why or complain; you just dig.
- “If I give you a bucket and say ‘empty the ocean’, don’t ask if the water will ever decrease, or argue that it is impossible to empty the ocean with a bucket: just start scooping! The second the thought occurs to you that the task is impossible, impractical, or useless, you failed that test and will have to start all over again.
- “If I tell the ant her sustenance is in the West and she is in the East, she will just start walking. The murid must be like that ant: do not use your mind to understand how you will get your sustenance, just go! If you die trying, you die, you surrender.”
~ Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (Taken from http://www.sufilive.com)