Friday, September 3, 2010

Surat al Nisaa' 4:2 " The Possessions of the Orphans"

Black Hole
Hence, render unto the orphans their possessions, and do not substitute bad things [of your own] for the good things [that belong to them], and do not consume their possessions together with your own: this, verily, is a great crime.

Ibn Arabi 
 “And render unto the orphans” those orphans among your spiritual powers who are cut off from the care and sustenance of the Sacred Spirit who is their father
“their possessions” the knowledge and the accomplishment they need, and sustain them with them
“And do not substitute the bad for the good” what belongs to the realms of the senses, the illusions or the dark whisperings of the Nafs instead of what they should be receiving from you.
“And do not consume their possessions together with your own” that is do not mix them so that Truth and untruth become imprecise and shady and do not use them to pursue your selfish sensual needs and desires
“ verily it is a great crime” this would lead to your veiling and your deprivation [from Divine closeness] .

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