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

Sheikh Ahmed Tidjani

May ALLAH be satisfied with him

Sidi Ahmed Dadouch (may ALLAH be pleased with him) was among the beloved of Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), those who have taken the Tariqa from him at its beginning.

His love for Seyyidina was sincere both in his presence and in his absence and he dismissed Seyyidina’s adversaries without hesitation. He was strongly bound to the Tariqa and spent day and night performing his litanies.

He often used to visit Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret), traveling from the village Awled Mussa to Ain Madhi, although the inhabitants of his village criticized him for this.

One day, his detractors went to see some people who had stored part of their harvest at his home bearing accusations against him. They claimed that Sidi Ahmed Dadouch (may ALLAH be pleased with him) had consumed it and as a result these people came to reclaim their goods. But, he had consumed almost all of it intending to borrow it and restore it at the time of harvest.

Actually, he was convinced that the people had given him their authorization to use it but now they were expressly demanding him to return their harvest. Faced with this awkward situation, Sidi Ahmed Dadouch (may ALLAH be pleased with him) went to inform Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret).

Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) gave him some stones and ordained him to put them in the harvest. After that, he was instructed to weigh everything that had been stored at his home, without any other presence, and then to refuse to take it back. He acted according to the instructions of Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) and returned the whole harvest. His adversaries were amazed to see that he had not consumed any of it and said: “So what has he been eating?”.

The owners of the harvest recognised that the detractors were lying and they requested Sidi Ahmed Dadouch (may ALLAH be pleased with him) to keep their harvest but he refused.

Later, he went to see Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret) and found him in the company of some companions. He began to dance manifesting his joy for the prodigy that he had experienced, made by Seyyidina Ahmed Tidjani (may ALLAH sanctify his precious secret); and his companions (may ALLAH be pleased with them) smiled. Some of the brothers asked him what had happened and he replied: “I did not put much on the scales, but I had the impression that the harvest had increased.”

Research and translation by Zawiya Tidjaniya el Kubra in Lyon, France

 

 

 

By continuing to use our site, you accept the use of cookies.