Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The Koan of Ramadhan
a. To view Him as the One in His allotments (ar-Razzaq)
means that His gifts to creation are given out
according to proper division, known good to all
and at the right times (waqt).
b. To view Him as One in in His Bounties
means that He is the Unique Giver (al-Mu'ti)
no one is deserving of gratitude (syukr) and
acknowledgment (minnat) except Him.
No one has true power (hawla) and might (quwwat)
except Him. And no one possesses the will to withold
or to dispense bounty except Him.
From Shaykh Abdullah Ansari of Herat.