Friends of Allah, Tasawwuf July 27th, 2008
Just this morning, Allah Ta’ala inspired my heart with an incredible topic that, ‘who is the true mureed?’ The true mureed is the one whose muraad (aim and objective) is Allah Ta’ala.
Now, who is the true Shaikh? The true Shaikh is the one who guides his mureed to his desired objective. He supplicates to Allah Ta’ala and cries from the depths of his heart on his behalf. This is true TASAWWUF. Therefore, the true mureed is the one whose muraad (objective) is the Being of Allah Ta’ala.
This verse of the Qur’aan Shareef: (They desire Him) declares that the real objective of the true lovers of Allah Ta’ala is the Being of Allah Ta’ala. Thus, every mureed should take stock of himself in the light of this verse whether he is a true mureed or not? If our muraad is truly the Being of Allah Ta’ala then we will never look at ghairullah. As for that mureed who casts evil glances, and looks at ghairullah, then know that his intention is still deficient and he is still not fully matured. The ‘kabab‘ of his Nisbah is still raw. Whomsoever eats raw kabab will be tasteless and others who associate with him will also remain without taste.
It is not possible that a true Allah-Wala has the love of the world and ghairullah in his heart.
The question now arises as to who is a true Allah-Wala? The true Allah-Wala is the one who makes every possible effort to attain Allah Ta’ala and exerts himself in guiding his mureeds so that they may attain the same. He should not be treading the path alone because the guide who treads the path alone and overlooks his mureeds is not a complete guide.
On the other hand, a complete guide is the one who treads the path of Allah Ta’ala himself and is also considerate of those traveling with him. He continuously says to himself, ‘let it not be that they have lost their way.’ Thus, the true guide is the one who travels while keeping his companions also in mind.
So have you now understood what true peeri-mureedi is? That peeri-mureedi relationship which has become so commonly misunderstood is due to fake peers who, for the sake of mere worldly gain, teach a few wazifas to their mureeds but do not teach them how to live a life of piety according to the Qur`an and Sunnah. The mureeds of such peers always remain like raw kababs their whole life. On the other hand, there are other peers who are genuine Auliya living strictly in adherence to the Shariah. They continue to guide their mureeds on to the path of Allah with sincerity and heart-felt pain. However, it may also be that some of their mureeds do not pay heed to the advice of their Shaikh. Thus they remain raw and deficient their entire life as well.
Source: What is the Reality of Tasawwuf By Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar sahab (db)Tags: Auliya, misunderstanding, Mureed, Peer, PEERI-MUREEDI, Shaikh, Tasawwuf