Thursday, August 11, 2011

11th Ramadhan 1432H (Ramadhan tausiyah by Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al-Jilani)


This morning we learned once again from 'The Sublime Revelation', about which door to close and which highway to travel on. We will know if we had useful knowledge when we are able to rise above our passions (hawa) because Ghawth Al Azam said 'when a person's knowledge prevails over his passions (hawa), that is useful knowledge.' 

It is useful knowledge when we are able to shut the door of creatures and open the door of Allah instead. So which is the greatest door of all, he asked. When we open the right door (the door of the Lord) we will be able to experience seclusion because the crowd will have left us alone. And that's when..."Robes of honor come to clothe his heart. The keys come to him. The outer shells fall away from him and the kernel (lubb) remains. The way of passion is blocked, barred and surpressed, while the way of Allah is opened and the highroad becomes plainly visible to him; the highroad of his purpose, which is the highroad of the Prophets (anbiya), Messengers (mursalun) and saints (awliya) who have gone before."

"What is this highroad? The highroad of pure clarity with no murky confusion. The highroad of the affirmation of Unity (tawhid) with no idolatrous association (shirk). The highroad of submissive obedience (istislam) with no contention. The highroad of truthfulness (sidq) with no falsehood. The highroad of the Lord of Truth (Almighty and glorious is He) without creatures. The highroad of  the Originator (musabbib) without secondary cause (sabab)."

"This is the highroad taken by the commanders of the religion (umara' ad-din), the sultans and kings of real knowledge (ma'rifa) who are the men of Allah, His close friends (asfiya) and noblemen (nujaba'), the supporters of His religion, fighters in His cause and lovers in His cause."

No we are not claiming we know all these. We are merely copying what we read from 'The Sublime Revelation' because somehow our heart has become very attracted to it. Alhamdulillah we are doing this with the blessing of the publisher, Brother Ruslan Moore who wished that more and more people would benefit from the words of Shaykh Abdul Qadir Al Jilani which Al Baz Publishing has translated and published. We are nobody. We are not claiming to know something. We are merely (hopefully by the grace of Allah) supporters of His religion, fighters in His cause and lovers in His cause. That is all we hope to be in this short time left in this dunya, bi-iznillah.

So let's ponder over the above lines from Ghawth Al Azam and ask ourselves which door do we open and which highway are we on?

Wallahu a'lam

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