FURTHER ADVICES & WARNINGS
- A sinner who repents is
nobler than a man whose worship is followed by pride.
- The sign of the heart enjoying
a connection with Allah Ta'ala
is the heart's inability to find enjoyment in any relationship of the world.
- Sleep with maut under your
pillow and when you arise do not have much hope in life.
- Never consider sin to be small.
Regard sin as great. He who thinks slightly of sin has considered Allah
to be insignificant.
- Guard the nafs
at all times.
- Abstention from sin is of greater
importance than Ibaadat
- A little of Halaal
earnings is superior to earnings which are in abundance, but haraam.
Respect is in contentment and comfort in abstention.
- A strong Sabr
is to be pleased with one's lot.
- Courage is to acquire the
knowledge of the Deen. Perfect practice is that which is accompanied by
- It is of the acts of courage
that one acquires the knowledge of the Deen;
practice perfectly with sincerity, and be fully contented and adopt beautiful
- A sheep is nobler than a man
who sacrifices the commands
of Allah for
the sake of his desire, for the call
of the shepherd is heard by the sheep.
- The association of the pious
is better than acts of piety and the association of the evil is worse than
acts of evil.
- The non-existence of even a
grain of vanity and falsehood in one is an aspect of Ma'rifat.
- The look cast without the
intention of gaining admonition and lesson is total neglect and a medium
of disgrace. Freedom is obtained by trampling the desires of the nafs
underfoot. Elimination of envy occasions the love of Allah.
- When speaking, speak the
truth whether in anger or in happiness.
- Three persons depart with regret
at the time of death. A man who spent his
life accumulating wealth without having realized contentment. A
man who did not obtain what he had wished for. A
man who did not prepare his stock for the Hereafter.
- Abstain from the companionship
of a friend who causes you no benefit of the Aakhirah.
The friendship of worldly people is like something
which has beautiful colour but bad taste.
Hadhrat Hasan (Rahmatullah Alayh)said:
"Never listen to music no matter what
rank you have attained."
- The knowledge of a man who prefers
conversation with people to remembrance of Allah,
is little; his heart is blind and his life is wasted.
- The lowest degree of harm
which befalls a man who befriends the world is that Allah
Ta'ala eliminates the pleasure of His remembrance
and supplication from his heart.
does not bother about the one who in this world is a seeker of the pleasure
of the nafs because such a person has himself gone astray. What purpose
then has shaitaan to
search for him?
- Hadhrat Shaikh
Muhammad Waasi’ (Rahmatullah
Alayh) was among the very greatest Auliyaa.
A man requested Naseehat
of him. The Shaikh
said: "I will give you such Naseehat
by means of which you may become the king of the world, and obtain peace
in the Aakhirah. Adopt zuhd
(abstention) in this world. Never have any greed
or hope regarding
any man. Regard all creation to be dependant on Allah.
It is then evident that you will become independent of all. This is the
meaning of becoming a king."
- Ruin comes to a person from
The sign of love for Allah
Ta'ala is that one follows the character,
acts, laws and ways of the beloved of Allah
(i.e. of Rasulullah
Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)
These ten attitudes will
prove greatly beneficial in this world and the Aakhirah:
- Weakness of intention regarding
the acts of the Aakhirah.
- Obedience to the commands of
shaitaan and striving in that direction.
- Inspite of nearness of death,
to entertain distant hopes and plans.
- To adopt the pleasure of people
in preference to the Pleasure of Allah.
- To abstain from the Sunnah of
alayhi wasallam because of obedience to
the desires of the nafs.
- To cite the errors of previous
as proof for one's acts and to bury their excellences.
Truth with sincerity;
justice with creation; wrath
with the nafs; service to the saints;
love and mercy upon little ones; generosity
with the dervishes; advice and admonition
to friends; patience with enemies;
silence with ignoramuses and humility with the Ulama.
Stay among people, but remain
aloof. Your body should be among
creation, but your heart with the Creator. This will ensure
that negligence does not overtake you. Beware of such negligence lest you
conform with people in a way which entails opposition to Allah
and His displeasure.
The sign of proximity and love
of Allah Ta'ala
is shunning all things which impede the love of Allah;
There are two kinds of Taubah:
Taubah-e-Inaabat and Taubah-e-Isti’jaabat.
Taubah-e-Inaabat is to repent of sins because
of the fear of Allah's punishment. Taubah-e-Isti’jaabat
is to resort to Taubah because of shame for Allah
Ta'ala. One's Ibaadat
is absolutely insignificant in the presence of His Majesty and Splendour.
Every part of the body has its
taubah. The taubah of the heart
is its intention to abstain from haraam. The
taubah of the eye is not to glance at things forbidden.
The taubah of the ear is not to listen to
evil and nonsensical talk. The
taubah of the hands is not to raise them toward that which has been forbidden.
The taubah of the stomach is to refrain from
consuming haraam. The taubah
of one's modesty is to, abstain from acts of immorality and fornication.
A contemptible person is one
who Inspite of being ignorant of the Path of Allah
does not enquire about it.
People said to Hadhrat Baa yazeed Bustaami Rahmatullah
Alayhi: "You are a performer of many miracles.
You walk on the surface of water." He replied: "This
is no miracle. Twigs also float on water." People said:
"But you fly in the air."
He replied: "This too is no miracle, for
tiny insects too fly in the air." People said: "It
is indeed a great miracle that within a single night you travel to Makkah
Mu’azzamah." He replied: ''This
too is nothing. Sorcerers journey in a single night from Hindustan to Mount
Diyaanand." People said: "What
then is a miracle?" He replied: "A
miracle is engrossment of the heart with none besides Allah."
Your relationship with your
Shaikh should be like the relationship
of Hadhrat Siddique Akbar Radhiyallahu Anhu with Rasulullah
Sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He never contradicted Rasulullah
Sallallahu alayhi wasallam in either the Deen or the Dunyaa. One
should have a Shaikh fitting the description
given by Hadhrat Junaid Rahmatullah Alayh, the Qur'aan-e-Kareem, in his
right hand, the Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu
alayhi wasallam in his left hand and he (the Shaikh)
should walk in the light of these two lamps so that one does nor fall in
the pits of doubt nor in the darkness of Bid'ah.
When man considers his nafs
to be despicable and contemptible, it is the sign of Allah
loving and honouring him. And, when he considers
his nafs to be
honourable and when his defects remain hidden from him, it is the sign
of Allah's detestation
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