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Discourse 14 - The Benefits of the Company of the Pious

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Saturday, 26 January 2013 06:32

نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم

It is narrated in the books of hadeeth that the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum) explained to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) that when they sat in his company it is as though Jannat and Jahannum were before them. However, when they left his company and went to their families, the same feeling no longer remained with them. Consequently, some even considered themselves to be hypocrites as only a hypocrite’s condition could be described in this manner.

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) informed them that had they perpetually experienced that same spiritual condition, the angels would come and shake their hands on the streets. This is an experience that is rarely felt and is not a lasting condition.

The environment of this material world continuously affects human beings, thus causing us to experience a constant change in our spiritual condition. Therefore, there is a dire need for us to sit in the company of a Shaikh-e-Kaamil (expert spiritual guide).

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