Concealment does not veil HimHis pre-existence preceded time,His being preceded not-being,His eternity preceded limit.
On Allah (God), as quoted in Doctrine of Sufis (1977) by Abû Bakr al- Kalâbâdî, as translated by A. J. Arberry, Ch. 5 p. 15
Ana al-HaqqAl-hallajI am the Truth.As quoted in From Primitives to Zen : A Thematic Sourcebook of the History of Religions (1967) by Mircea Eliade, p. 523; this is the primary assertion for which he was condemned as a heretic. "al-Haqq" ("The Truth") is one of the most holy names and attributes of Allah (God), and by this statement his persecutors asserted that Al Hallaj was claiming to be God.
I saw my Lord with the eye of my heart.He said, "Who are you?" I said, "I am You."You are He Who fills all placeBut place does not know where You are.In my subsistence is my annihilation;In my annihilation, I remain You.Al-hallajMysticism and Philosophical Analysis (1978) by Steven T. Katz, p. 92; four centuries later the Christian mystic Meister Eckhart would make a very similar assertion: "The eye with which I see God is the same with which God sees me. My eye and God's eye is one eye, and one sight, and one knowledge, and one love."
I saw my Lord with the eye of the heartAnd said: "Who are you?" He answered: "You!Al-hallajAs quoted in In the Company of Friends : Dreamwork Within a Sufi Group (1994) by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, p. 86
I saw my Lord with the eye of the heart, and I said "Who are you?" and he said "Your Self."Al-hallajAs quoted in The Modern Alchemist : A Guide to Personal Transformation (1994) by Iona Miller, p. 119
I saw my Lord with the Eye of my heart,And I said: Truly there is no doubt that it is You.It is You that I see in everything;And I do not see You through anything (but You).Al-hallajAs quoted in "Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj" at Sidi Muhammad Press
Other than He cannot be qualified by two (opposite) qualities at one time; yet With Him they do not create opposition.He is hidden in His manifestation, manifest in His concealing.Al-hallajOn Allah (God), as quoted in Doctrine of Sufis (1977) by Abû Bakr al- Kalâbâdî, as translated by A. J. Arberry, Ch. 5 p. 16
He acts without contact,instructs without meeting,guides without pointing.Desires do not conflict with Him,thoughts do not mingle with Him:His essence is without qualification (takyeef),His action without effort (takleef).Al-hallajOn Allah (God), as quoted in Doctrine of Sufis (1977) by Abû Bakr al- Kalâbâdî, as translated by A. J. Arberry, Ch. 5 p. 16
The beloved does not drink a single drop of water without seeing His Face in the cup. Allah is He Who flows between the pericardium and the heart, just as the tears flow from the eyelids.Al-hallajAs quoted in Mystical Dimensions of Islam (1978) by Annemarie Schimmel
God, Most High, is the very one who Himself affirms His unity by the tongue of whatever of His creatures He wishes. If He Himself affirms His unity by my tongue, it is He and His affair. Otherwise, brother, I have nothing to do with affirming God's Unity.Al-hallajAs quoted in Words of Ecstasy in Sufism (1985) by Carl W. Ernst, p. 45
Love is in the pleasure of possession, but in the Love of Allah there is no pleasure of possession, because the stations of the Reality are wonderment, the cancelling of the debt which is owed, and the blinding of vision. The Love of the human being for God is a reverence which penetrates the very depths of his being, and which is not permitted to be given except to Allah alone. The Love of Allah for the human being is that He Himself gives proof of Himself, not revealing Himself to anything that is not He.Al-hallajAs quoted in "Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj" at Sidi Muhammad Press
In the Name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate, Who manifests Himself through everything, the revelation of a clear knowing to whomsoever He wishes, peace be upon you, my son. This praise belongs to Allah Who manifests Himself on the head of a pin to whom He wishes, so that one testifies that He is not, and another testifies that there is none other than He. But the witnessing in the denying of Him is not rejected, and the witnessing in the affirming of Him is not praised.Al-hallajAs quoted in "Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj" at Sidi Muhammad Press
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