as salam `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
This article, translated by Shaykh G. F. Haddad, is a commentary on one of the Hikam of Sidi Ibn Ata’illah Iskandari, by Dr. Said Ramadan al Buti. It goes into very fine detail with respect to the issue of causes-and-effects and their efficacy in this world. Kudos to Sidi Faqir for having it brought to my attention. Read it and enjoy!
wa `alaykum as salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu