No permission for making darb (striking the head at the time of zikr)

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Tuesday, 04 May 2010 20:09

Moulana Ilyaas’s Rahmatullahi Alayhi father had once come to Hadhrat Gangohi Rahmatullahi Alayhi and said, “I do not have an affinity with the practices of the mashaayikh.” Hadhrat Gangohi asked him, “Have you acquired ihsaan (constant awareness of Allah Ta`ala)?” He replied, “Alhamdulillah, I have achieved it through the blessings of following the sunnat.” Hadhrat Gangohi then told him, “In that case, you do not have permission to strike your head at the time of zikr. It is like a person who wants to study Aamad Namah (elementary Persian text book) after studying Gulista and Bosta (advanced Persian text books).