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Method of accepting women for bay`at

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Friday, 16 April 2010 23:07

Q: How does the shaikh accept those women for bay`at who are unable to come to him?

A: The shaikh will give them the same instructions that your shaikh had given you at the time of bay`at. He will ask them to make Wudhu and perform two rakaats nafl salaah. He will then say the words that your shaikh had said at the time of bay`at. The bay`at has now taken place. He will thereafter gradually begin instructing them. However, he will not ask them to make zikr-e-jahri (audible zikr) but zikr-e-sirri (silent zikr).

   

Making du`aa to ward off calamities

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Friday, 16 April 2010 23:05

Q: Will it be against radha-bil-qadha (being pleased with the decree of Allah) to make du`aa in order to ward off calamities?

A: It will not be against radha-bil-qadha if the du`aa is made in the following manner: O Allah! These calamities are also Your rahmat (mercy) and warding them off is Your mercy as well. On account of our weakness we are unable to bear the mercy of calamities. Therefore transform the mercy of calamity into the mercy of ease.

   

`Ibaadat is carried out to acquire Jannat and the fear of Jahannum prevents one from sinning

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Friday, 16 April 2010 23:03

It is recorded regarding Hadhrat Rabiah Basriyyah that at times she would go into a frenzy and get up saying that my real beloved (Allah Ta`ala) is displeased with me. There is no message or greeting or a fever or cold from Allah.

Once she got up carrying a bundle of straw and a pitcher of water saying, “I am going to set Jannat alight with this straw. Is Allah Ta`ala worshipped for earning Jannat? His being is totally independent. `ibaadat should be carried out for Him alone. With this pitcher of water I will extinguish the fire of Jahannum. The fear of Jahannum should not prevent us from sinning. Rather, His being is such that we should fear Him alone.”

   

Examining the mureed at the time of bay`at

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Friday, 16 April 2010 22:49

An `aalim had come to Shaikh Saadiq Gangohi Rahmatullahi Alayhi and requested him to accept him for bay`at. The shaikh asked him to read: Laa Ilaaha Illallahu Saadiqu Rasulullah. He refused to read it. The Shaikh told him, “Go away. Why did you come? Wasn’t Nabi’s Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam name Saadiq? It definitely was. And you not aware that at times the khabar (object) is brought before the mubtada (subject). So Saadiq was Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Why didn’t you think of this initially?” The `aalim said, “I will now read it. Could you please accept me for bay`at?” The Shaikh replied, “The time has now passed.” He had not accepted him for bay`at. A Persian couplet reads: If the shaikh asks you to soak the musallah in wine then do so.. Why didn’t you think of this initially?” The `aalim said, “I will now read it. Could you please accept me for bay`at?” The Shaikh replied, “The time has now passed.” He had not accepted him for bay`at. A Persian couplet reads: If the shaikh asks you to soak the musallah in wine then do so.
   

Tauheed-e-Matlab

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Friday, 16 April 2010 22:46

Moulana Abdur Rahman Sahib had related the following incident: There lived in Ambala a person who was bay`at to a shaikh who lived in the mountains. This mureed used to be called Punjabi Mulla. He would pay his shaikh an annual visit. As he grew older, climbing the mountains became difficult for him. Once, whilst climbing the mountain he began thinking to himself that it would be much better if he received permission to derive benefit from the grave of a certain buzurg buried in Ambala. With these ideas still lingering in his mind he eventually reached his shaikh. Upon reaching, the peer sahib told him, “A certain buzurg is buried in your area. Go to his grave and derive benefit from him as climbing the mountain has become difficult.”

The mureed was overjoyed since he had received permission without even requesting. After returning home, he began frequenting the grave of this buzurg in Ambala who set his mind straight (in the following manner).

When he got up for tahajjud the buzurg in the grave said, “My son lives in a certain area and he does not have fodder for his horses. Provide them with fodder.” Thus, he made the fodder available for them and returned. As he sat to make zikr, the buzurg instructed him clean the stables as they were filthy.

This mureed thought to himself that it would have been better to climb the mountains once a year. When he returned the buzurg reprimanded him from his grave, “You do not need to come to us. Return to the buzurg who you used to previously visit on the mountains.”

This is the effect of not acquiring tauheed-e-matlab. The saalik is unable to do anything and he thus remains deprived.

   

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