About the perfection of Allah and
I stand witness that there
is no god but Allah, He is One and there is no partner with Him. He is the
First, such that nothing was before Him.
He is the Last, such that there is not
limit for Him. Imagination cannot catch any of His qualities. Hearts
cannot entertain belief about His nature. Analysis and division cannot be
applied to Him. Eyes and hearts cannot compare Him.
A part of the same sermon
O' creatures of Allah! take
lesson from useful items of instruction and shining indications. Be
cautioned by effective items of warning. Get benefit from preaching and
It is as though the claws of
death are pressed in you, the connection of hope and desires has been cut
asunder, hard affairs have befallen you and your march is towards the
place where everyone has to go, namely death.
Hence, "with every person there is a driver
and a witness" (Qur'an, 50:21). The driver drives him towards resurrection
while the witness furnishes evidence about his deeds.
A part of the same sermon (about Paradise)
In Paradise there are high
classes and different places of stay. Its boundary never ends. He who
stays in it will never depart from it. He who is endowed with everlasting
abode in it will not get old, and its resident will not face want.