THE BENEFITS OF THE COMPANIONSHIP OF
The benefits of association with a Shaikh-e-Kaamil
are manifold. Among such benefits are:
- The noble and lofty qualities of the Shaikh
slowly devolve into the mureed.
- Even if one is not totally reformed, one will have gained the ability to
discern and recognize one's faults.
- The mureed follows the Shaikh in character and habit.
- Attainment of joy and pleasure in Zikr
- Enhancement of courage.
- The obtainal of clarification and contentment from the Shaikh in the event of a spiritual condition settling over the mureed.
- The mureed will discern his own spiritual condition which becomes
manifest in the talks of the Shaikh, such talks being
the essence of the masaail (rules).
- Increase in the desire to practice virtue.
- The mureed's ability becomes
manifest to him.
- Love for Allah Ta'ala increases.
- Quick attainment of cure for spiritual ailments.
- Obtaining the dua of the Shaikh.
Elimination of doubt and uncertainty as a result of the Noor emanating from the heart of the Shaikh.
This Noor has its effect on the mureed. Spiritual
darkness is dispelled by this Noor. The reality of all
things thus becomes manifest. There are degrees regarding the efficacy of this Noor depending on the degree of fertility of the disposition of
the mureed. One of high and noble disposition can attain the full beneficial effect of
this Noor by merely looking at such Shaikhs of perfection. In such cases the mureed attains spiritual progress
and ranks without even physical association with the Shaikh.
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