بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

اللهم صل على سيدنا محمد الفاتح لما أغلق والخاتم لما سبق ناصر الحق بالحق والهادي إلى صراطك المستقيم وعلى آله حق قدره ومقداره العظيم

Madrassa Ahmediya

Fi Haqqi Tariqa Tidjaniya

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

« O ALLAH, send blessings on our Master Muhammad, who opened what was closed, who sealed what had gone before, the helper of Truth by the Truth, the guide to Your straight path, and on his family, may these blessings be equal to his immense position and grandeur. »

ALLAH said :"Say (O Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) to mankind) : "If you (really) love Allah then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful"" (Surat 03 Imran, verse31)

The Messenger of ALLAH (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “A person will be with whom he loves” (Boukhari, Muslim)

 

Our beloved and majestic Master Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) said: “I offer love solely for love.

For our beloved Master Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), love was the Sacred House (The Ka’ba) around which his kind words turned. He guided people towards love and orientated their hearts towards ALLAH solely through the way of love.

He (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) used to say: “Love is the origin and the foundation of all things created.

The beloved Master Seyyidina Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) used to say:

The cause of the origin of love is in the contemplation of beauty and perfection. Through this realization, the servant is lifted up until he attains the degree of faith.”

If love disappears, then the void returns and everything vanishes at the same time in the sight of The Most High.

O seeker of The Truth, do you not see that life can only be born of love!?

Ibn Arabi, may ALLAH have mercy upon him, said (or words to that effect): “Love is my religion and my faith (belief).”

Love is the only noble and pure provision that can lead the truthful (sincere) disciple towards The Truth (Al Haqq).

Love can only be realized within a pure heart. When the mirror of the heart is polished and all forms disappear, when all traces are erased and the Divine is reflected in all His Grandeur and Majestic Splendour, then we can say that the heart is enamoured of Love.

Ibn Ata ALLAH, may ALLAH have mercy upon him, said:

« How can a heart be enlightened as long as the forms of existing things persist therein.”

O seeker of the Truth, open wide your heart and know that the best hearts are the most receptive. Read attentively and carefully meditate on this beautiful story:

Rumi, may ALLAH have mercy upon him, said: “The intention is to learn from stories and not to tell them.”

One day when our beloved Master Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) was with one of his special disciples, in a place of spiritual retreat where he was teaching him secrets concerning certain hidden knowledge and the oneness of Gnostics, the disciple was seized overwhelmed by a state of love for his Master so powerful that he interrupted him saying: “O Seyyidi, I wanted to ask you: do you love me?” Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) smiled at him and answered: “If I did not love you, I would not be here.

The disciple said: « Is this love for the sake of ALLAH and his Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him)?”

Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) answered: “Yes, for there is no other love than that of ALLAH and his beloved Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

The disciple was embarrassed by his lack of propriety regarding the presence of the great and sublime great master, and he apologized saying: “I beg ALLAH’s forgiveness for my lack of adeb towards you.

As was his habit, the beloved master (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) smiled at him, which illuminated his entire being and replied: “Do not worry, love removes everything.” And then Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) made a special invocation on his behalf.

Here are some of the words that Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) liked to repeat about love (or words to that effect):

Humble yourself before The One that you love

Passionate love is not easy

When the Beloved is satisfied, the bond with Him is permitted.

Humble yourself before Him and you will obtain the joy of contemplating His Beauty

Because in His Beautiful and Resplendent Countenance is the joy in the obligatory and meritorious prayer

O seeker of the Truth, most importantly, this humble advice is addressed solely to hearts which are loving, sincere and awakened to God.

It is a blessing, a light.

Closeness and intimacy with the beloved Master Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) can only be realized through pure for ALLAH and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).

Did you not hear or read the conditions when you took the great and blessed path!?

I remind you of the following condition, I quote:

« You must love the Master, Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), with a powerful and ever-increasing love until death.”

It is written in the book Ibriz that the servant will not be rewarded with Knowledge until he knows The Master of Existence (peace and blessings be upon him), and he will only know The Master of Existence when he knows his own spiritual master, and he will only know his spiritual master (Sheikh) when he only has eyes for him (and so considers the all the other people as dead). As a result, he attributes no importance to all other men as if he had prayed the funeral prayer for them.

O seeker of the Truth, from your heart, remove any covetousness for any other but he, and all that attracts you to any other but he (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret).

The beloved Master Seyyidina Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) said:

I love no person before ALLAH and His beloved Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) love him.

The poor servant in the need of ALLAH Muhammad al Mansur Tidjani, may ALLAH have mercy upon him, said:

“The love of the beloved Master Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) cannot be bought in any way whatsoever, for he offers his love solely for love. He who gives has no more worth than he who does not. Some believe that they give a lot but in reality they give nothing, whereas others give little when in fact they give greatly through their love.

The path of love is unique and there is no other. Love is the only feeling that constitutes the relationship with the beloved.

If you yearn for the noble presence, for the love of the beloved Master Seyyidina Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), know that the only vehicle that can take you there is a truthful heart, because the noble presence has stages and stations, there are degrees in the presence, please understand these words.” (End of quote)

The beloved Master Seyyidina Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) often repeated the following verses: “He who said: “If your love was true, you would have obeyed him: the lover can only be obedient to the beloved

Many claim to love Seyyidina Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) but, seeker of the Truth, know that the love that you have is not efficient; it is only a stage among others (on the path).

Wisdom says that the most important is not to love but that you become beloved. This is the secret.

May ALLAH have mercy upon who said:

To love is to prefer the other to oneself, at the price of all sacrifice, even death.

Muhammad al Mansur Tidjani, may ALLAH have mercy upon him, said:

A love that make you progress is a love undivided, free from covetousness.”

A loyal adviser in the name of love,

The poor servant in the need of ALLAH Muhammad al Mansur al Muhieddine Tidjani, may ALLAH have mercy upon him (May ALLAH be Merciful to him)

Zawiya Tidjaniya el Kubra in Lyon, France.