Sunday, 25 December 2011

Qawl al Naqshbandi

As it was the evening of Saturday and I was with my shaykh.I asked him what does my soul do when I am sleeping.He did not reply anything as he wanted this to be address after the gathering come to end.There was the khalifah of Hadhrat Abdullah shah Naqshbandi as well in the gathering.As he asked him to come and sit with us.

He wanted me to ask this question to khalifah from Naqshabandi.I asked him, I want to know what does my soul do when I am sleeping.He replied to me saying that soul is taken by Allah and it is returned only if Allah wishes or else Allah does not return it.He then explained to me that soul travels from place to place after death.And some mashaykh sit around with their souls traveling.The soul travels from location to location.But it does not happen to be alone it needs a transportation.This transportation is his spiritual teacher.The spiritual teacher is a vessel for the students.It travels from place to kingdom of dead and then comes back when Allah wishes for it.

Then shaykh read out this hadith to me,

Sahih Bukhari Volume 001, Book 003, Hadith Number 121.

Narated By Abu Huraira Razi allahu anhu: I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Allah's Apostle . I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. killed)

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Surah at-Takathur Sa'd al-Ghamdi

Qawl al chistiyah

It was the night of Saturday in the month of ramadhan as I was returning with him from a gathering .As I was sitting around with him.My mind was wondering about why Salah was given to us and why would be held so important by great personalities this world has ever seen.If jannah is going to be bestowed to us then why is Salah so important.

The conversation drifted from goat's sacrifice to salah and he started explaining it in detail.We thank a person who does good for us plenty of times if he does good to you.If you find that person you will again be happy and say thankfulness to him.But what about the one who has created you and bestowed you for all your life.Why should not be an in-indebtedness towards the creator and the one who has bestowed you.Only for the reason that you don't see him you forget about him.But the creator is hidden from your eyes and one day the promised day will come.

Then he explains further that even though if you go to Makkah in the time of ramadhan you will be able to end your fast.But what if the table of food is raised and you will not be able to end your fast.Something has to be thought about isn't it.As he questioned this all my thoughts came to still position.As I listened to him with an empty head.He then proclaims that in such situation we should have at least two dates in our pocket so that we can end our fast.

“So woe the worshippers who are neglectful of their prayers.” (Al-Maun, 107/4-5)

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Disclosure of Ghaib

This is a disclosure by Shaykh Abdul Qadir al jilani Rahmatullahi wah barakatahu.

“Gone forth from his own self out into his Master’s work, he now sees nothing but that Master and His work, and neither hears nor comprehends from any other source. If he perceives at all, if he does hear and learn, His speech is what he listens to, and His knowledge is what he comes to know. His favour he enjoys, through His nearness he prospers, through His proximity he is graced and honoured, by His promise he is pleased and reassured. With Him he feels at peace, and in His discourse he takes delight, while from all others he recoils and shrinks away. In remembrance of Him he finds refuge and support. In Him, the Almighty and Glorious, he puts his faith and in Him he places his trust. By the light of His awareness he is guided as he wraps and clothes himself therein. Strange marvels of His science he discovers, and of the secrets of His power he is apprised. To Him he listens and from Him he learns, then for all this he offers praise, gives thanks, and turns to prayer.”

Futuh al-Ghaib 

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Qawl al chistiyah

It was the winter of 1431.That I was traveling with my shaykh.My heart was having a feeling how today's people are having such Pride.As I was thinking about it in my heart.The conversation drifted towards the people who have pride.As he speaks with his blessed words.The human thinks that he has total right to call himself as the owner and he thinks that he has done something on his own.If Allah removes his power from him.If Allah wishes then he would just change some bits of the human and he runs around tearing off his clothes.He thinks that he owns something but alas he does not even own his own body.If he did then he could have controlled a small part of the body which is nail.Can a nail be controlled by him.Alas most do not understand.If Allah wishes something good for the person then he gives him fahem to understand. 

"He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride shall not enter Paradise."A person (amongst his hearers) said: "Verily, a person loves that his dress should be fine, and his shoes should be fine." He (the Prophet, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam) remarked: Verily, Allah is Graceful and He loves Grace. Pride is disdaining the truth (out of self-conceit) and contempt for   the people
[Sahih Muslim: Book 001, Number 0164]

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Qawl al chistiyah

While I was traveling with my shaykh.I had a doubt in my heart that the rich are bestowed by Allah and why do the sufiyah have the habits of misery and simplicity.As this was going on in my heart.

The conversation so happened that shaykh started explaining speaking about rich people.He explained, we see men here building big houses with marbles and colors.But we have no concern about our permanent house.The house that is in the hereafter which is going to be the house where we will be living hereafter.He goes on explaining the hadith of Syedinna Ayesha bin abu bakr siddiqi radiallah anhu once told to her messenger to pass on the hadith to a rich sahabah who came with his camels full of gold.To pass the hadith of syedinna rasulallah salellahualaihiwasalam that the last people to enter jannah will be the richest ones.On hearing this the sahabahi who was a rich merchant.He left his camels and said that whoever needs gold can have it.And this gold was left there for months and nobody dared to pick it up.

Al-Haakim reported from 'Abdullaah ibn 'Amr that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, "Do you know who will be the first of my ummah to enter Paradise?" I said, "Allah and His Messenger know best". He said, "The poor of the Muhajireen. They will come to the gate of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection and ask for it to be opened. The gatekeepers will say to them, "Have you been brought to account?" They will say, "What do we need to be brought to account for? We were carrying our swords and fighting for the sake of Allah (swt) until we died." Then the gates will be opened for them and they will stay there for forty years before anyone else enters". (Silsilah al-Hadith as-Saheehah, 2/532, no. 853, al-Haakim said it is sahih according to the conditions of al-Bukhaari and Muslim).