Delineation of the 10 Stages of Love from the Book of Hubb

BOOK OF HUBB by Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as-Sufi

May Allah have Mercy upon him and grant him the highest assembly in the company of our Rasul, gazing on the Face of Allah eternally

THREE FOUNDATIONAL TERMS OF LOVE

  1. Mahabba – Affection

2. Ishq – Ardent Love

3. Muwafaqa – Compatability

SEVEN ASPECTS OF ALLAH’S LOVE FOR THE MUSLIMS – Maqam Ilahi (Divine Station) + Divine Contract

1. Love of the Prophet, sallahu alayhi wa sallim

2. Tawba from wrong

3. Those who purify themselves

4. Sabirun (Patient/Steadfast)

5. Shukr (gratitude)

6. Muhsinun (Doers of Good)

7. Those who fight in ranks in His way

THE FOUR PRINCIPLE CATEGORIES OF LOVE

1. Al Hawa – Falling in Love

2. Al Hubb – Purified Love

3. Al ‘Ishq – Excessive Love

4. Al Wadd – Loyalty in Love

THE FOUR CONDITIONS OF THE LOVER

1. Maqtul – To be slain

2. Talif – Mentally thrown off course, confused

3. – To be on the way

4. Tayyar – To be mobile like a bird

TEN STAGES OF LOVE AND THEIR PHASES

1. ‘Ulfa – Attachment

  1. Qul – say
  2. Kitmani Mayan – Keeping it secret
  3. Tina – Turbulence of yearning for contact
  4. Ikhbar wa Istikhbar – News of and to be recognised by Allah
  5. Tadarru’ wa Tamalluq – Humility and begging

2. Sadaqa – Sincerity

  1. Taking in the troubles of dunya as gifts of the Beloved
  2. Ghayra – Jealousy
  3. Ishtiaq – Ardour
  4. Dhikri Mahbub – Dhikr of the Beloved
  5. Tahayyur – Astonishment

3. Mawadda – Friendship

  1. Niyaha wa Idtirar – Bewailing and agitation
  2. Shedding of Tears
  3. Hasra – Regret
  4. Fikri Mahbub – Contemplating the Beloved
  5. Muraqabat al-Mahbub – Watching of the Beloved

4. Hawa – Passionate Desire

  1. Khudu – Humility
  2. Ita’ati Mahbub – Obedient devotion
  3. Sabr – Patient endurance
  4. Tadarru – Supplication in Humility
  5. Rida – Resignation

5. Shaghaf – Violent Affection

  1. Obedience to Allah’s commands
  2. Guarding the Inward from Turning to Other
  3. Muwafaqa – Compatability
  4. Regard for the Friends of Allah
  5. Conceal the Matters of Love

6. Khulla – Exclusive Attachment to the Beloved

  1. Mu’anada – Enmity
  2. Sidq – Sincerity
  3. Ishtihar – Making Love Public
  4. Shikwa – Complaint
  5. Huzn – Anguish

7. Mahabba – Increase of Affection

  1. Husni Akhlaq – Good Behaviour (both Public and Private)
  2. Malamat wa Izhari Sukr wa Hayra – Risking Blame in Stages of Intoxication and Bewilderment
  3. Mushahida-i Ghayb – Seeing the Unseen
  4. Arzu-i Mulukat – Desire for the meeting
  5. Istinas – Desire for Attachment

THREE MORE SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF THE LOVER

  1. Ta’awwuh – Sigh Deeply in Love of Allah
  1. Istirah ila al-Kalam – To Seek Rest in the Words of his Beloved
  1. Ithar – Preference

8. Hubb – Love

  1. Fuqdan-i Qalb – To Lose One’s Heart
  2. Ta’assuf – Grief
  3. Wajd – Ecstasy
  4. Bi-Sabri – Impatience
  5. Sianat – Safety

9. Taim – Enslavement

  1. Tafarrud – Isolation
  2. Istitar – Concealment
  3. Badhl-i Ruh – To Stake One’s Life
  4. Khawf – Fear
  5. Raja’ – Hope

10. Walah – Bewilderment

  1. Ibtihal – Supplication
  2. Shurb – Drinking the Wine of Love
  3. Sukr – Intoxication
  4. Idtirab wa Bikhudi – Distraction and Selflessness
  5. Talaf – Destruction

BAQA BILLAH

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