Sayings of Shaikh ʿAbd al-Karīm Shāh al-Kasnazan
Here are some sayings of Shaikh ʿAbd al-Karīm Shāh al Kasnazan:
- O my son! This world is an illusion and everything in it is ephemeral. The cares of the children of this world are their shares in this world, while the cares of the children of the hereafter are their shares in the hereafter. Avoid laying untrue claims.
- Whatever you eat disappears and what you put on wears off, yet what you do, whether good or evil, you will meet [in the hereafter). Heading toward Allah is a decreed matter and departing the loved ones is a promise that is certain to come to pass.
- The beginning in this world is weakness and the end is death and graves. Connect your heart to Allah and shun everything else. Follow the path of the poor, walk straight on the foot of Sharīʿa, guard your intention against the filth of bad thoughts, and hold your heart from inclining towards people. Eat dry bread and drink salty water from the door of Allah and do not eat fresh meat and honey from a door other than Allah’s. In making your living, adhere to earnings that are permissible according to Sharīʿa.
- O seeker! Beware of breaking the hearts of the poor. Keep good relations with the relatives and be generous towards them. Forgive the person who wrongs you and be humble towards the person who shows arrogance to you. Visit so often the poor and accompany them. Help the orphans with their needs and show generosity towards them.