Thursday, December 22, 2011

Zikrullah at all times | Dast dhakar dil bayar


Tarbiatul Ushaq - 'The Training of Divine Lovers' is a collection of discourses by a Pakistani Chistiya Sufi, Maulana Syed Mohammad Zauqi Shah (1877 - 1951).

It's one of the lovely items that ended up in my shopping bag this week which contained mostly M & S biscuits, tea, chocolates and candies : ) Alhamdulillah. Yes, it's very easy to lose ourself when we are at the malls but we could still be in zikrullah no matter where we are. That's what Maulana Syed Mohammad Zauqi Shah said in the book:
How to establish zikrullah at all times
The salik should attune himself to Allah all the time. While he should busy himself with affairs of the world that must not make him neglectful of the zikr of Allah. If a person suffers from a toothache, he continues to feel it even while he is busy with his everyday duties. Similarly, if a dear one dies, he keeps depressed with the thoughts of his dear one all the time while he, again, is busy with his duties. In the same way, the salik must always be mindful of Allah, whatever else he may be busy in:
Dast dhakar
Dil bayar
Which means:
"Your hand in your work and 
Your heart with the Beloved"
Publisher credit: A.SNoorden


  1. Where did you buy this book?

  2. Salam,
    Bought it at Kinokuniya Bookstore, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.


  3. masya Allah!

    n, x-penangite

  4. The Farsi should read:

    Dast dar kaar
    Dil baa yaar