Known as the Malfuzat, and generally found appended to manuscripts of Al-Fath ar-Rabbani [The Sublime Revelation], these are various sayings of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani made during the same time period covered by al-Fath ar-Rabbani, but are not discourses in their own right and thus do not fit into any of them. This is a collection of sayings and short talks on different topics of immense value to the believer.
It is in the Malfuzat that the Shaikh mentions twice that wilayat [saintship] should be the goal of every Muslim, that is to say, that it is not beyond the aspiration of the common man to become a wali of Allah. He has lifted our eyes out of the dust set them in the direction of the most exalted levels, may Allah be pleased with him.
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"Kullu man 'alai-ha fan." "All upon it [the earth] shall pass away." Quran (55:26)
Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani Al-Sayyid Muhiyudin Abu Muhammad Abdal Qadir Al-Jilani Al-Hasani Wal-Hussaini (born 11 Rabi al-Thani, 470 Hijri, in the town of Na'if, district of Gilan, Ilam Province Or Amol of Tabarestan, Persia,oarGilanAl-Mada'in ,Iraq died 8 Rabi al-Awwal 561 AH, in Baghdad, (1077–1166 CE), was a PersianHanbali jurist and Sufi based in Baghdad. Qadiriyya was his patronym.
Muhtar Hollandwas born in 1935, in the ancient city of Durham in the North East of England. This statement may be considered anachronistic, however, since he did not bear the name Muhtar until 1969, when he was moved-by powerful experiences in the latihankejiwaan of Subud-to embrace the religion of Islam. His freelance activities have mostly been devoted to writing and translating in various parts of the world, including Scotland and California. He made his Pilgrimage [Hajj] to Mecca in 1980.