Acceptance as a Door of Mercy: Rida in Islamic Spirituality

Patrick Laude

The most fruitful lesson of Sufi wisdom is, in this respect, that it is by accepting otherness that we become “ourselves” in God. Acceptance is a knowledge of self and God, of God in oneself and the self in God, a door to His Mercy through the recognition of the transcendence of His purposes. It is also, thereby, an acceptance of others, and even more so, a love of others for being God’s witnesses in our life.

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