Ramadan Day 15: The Permanence of Sanctity

Peace, one and all…

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The permanence of sanctity does not necessitate
that the attribute of human nature be nonexistent.
Sanctity is analogous to the illumination of the sun in daytime:
It appears on the horizon but is not a part of it.
Sometimes the suns of His Attributes shine
in the night of your existence,
and sometimes He takes that away from you
and returns you to your existence.
So daytime is not from you to you,
but instead comes upon you.

Ibn Ata’illah, Hikam 248

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