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Dua of Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (DB)

posted by Taalibah on 15th December 2013 - 1 comment
It is required of us to humble ourselves and cry in the court of Allah سبحانه وتعالى: "O Allah, in the battle against the nafs (base desires) and Shaitaan I am repeatedly defeated, this is an indication of my gradual weakening. When a child is beaten by his stronger apponents, his abba (father) takes pity on him, his mercy then comes to the fore. You are our Rabba, our Creator, Nourisher and Sustainer, please display Your Mercy on us. How long will we allow ourselves to remain entangled in a life of decadent sin? Let it not be that death finds us in such a state, which will cause our akhirat (hereafter) to be destroyed. O'Allah, Your mercy infinitely exceeds the kindness and mercy of parents. You have allowed one hundredth of Your mercy to descend into this world, that one hundredth has been distributed throughout the creation. It is by this mercy that parents express kindness and compassion for their children, by which animals care for and rear their young, by which people love each other. This mercy prompts a mother to breastfeed her baby which a father slogs to provide and fend for his flock. When this is the extent of a single percent of your mercy, O You Who possess unlimited and infinite mercy, please manifest a degree of that mercy upon us so that thereby You release us from slavery of nafs (base desire) and Shaitaan, so that we become your slaves." [b]Aameen [/i]

Intoxicated in the remembrance of Allah

posted by Taalibah on 11th December 2013 - 0 comments
Friends! I am addressing you with a heart filled with pain. What I am presenting you with is the epitome, the summary, and the essence of my seventeen years of service to Shaykh Shah Abdul Ghani r.a. It is not something acquired at ease. It is by the blessing and Grace of Allah سبحانه وتعالى Now! Nowhere does my gaze roam. On nobody does my gaze fall - now. Engrossed and effaced I stand in the court of beauty. Another sign is that one remains engrossed and intoxicated in the remembrance of Allah سبحانه وتعالى One's gaze does not fall on the helpless beggars that are His creation but falls on Him who satisfies the needs of all beggars. One does not look at Layla but at him who endowed Layla with beauty. One does not look with longing at wealth but remains absorbed with Him who enriches the wealthy. One, in short, becomes independent of the entire creation. Whether it is the universe of beauty, wealth, power or fame, one restricts the entry of such mortals to within the precincts of one's heart. What sign will be mortals to within one's heart. What sign will be manifested in one who has been attracted by Allah? In the words of manifested in one who has been attracted by Allah? In the words of Khwaaja Aziz ul Hazan Majzoub r.a. this will be one's condition. Whose coming has caused the brilliance of the gathering to diminish?

Walking towards Allah

posted by Taalibah on 26th November 2013 - 0 comments
"...If he draws nearer to me a hands span, I will draw nearer to him an arm's length, and If he draws nearer to Me an arm's length, I will draw nearer to him a fathom length, and if he comes to Me walking, I will rush to him at (great) speed."
(Bukhari and Muslim

Shaykh Hakeem ul Ummah r.a. explains this Hadith by the Example of a toddler who is still learning to walk. The little child musters up courage and begins taking a few shaky steps. When the child is about to fall, the father runs and picks him up. This is Exactly the case of that servant who is trying to please Alllah سبحانه وتعالى. When he manages a few broken efforts, Allah سبحانه وتعالى bestows upon him the wealth of guidance. Shaykh Hakeemul Ummah says the shame upon us is our lack of courage and determination to get up from our slumber and attempt to walk. Muster up some courage and try to do what Allah سبحانه وتعالى requires. Allah سبحانه وتعالى Himself will 'run' and pick up His servants by granting them His special assistance. Allah سبحانه وتعالى with every iota of the universe wants to make us his. Shaykh Asghar Gondwi says:

My life which was spent in negligent
Slumber awakens to the break of day
From every hair of mine I hear him calling me.

What Does Zikr (Remembrance) Mean?

posted by Taalibah on 24th November 2013 - 0 comments
What does zikr (remembrance) mean? Shaykh Hakeem ul Ummah r.a. in tafseer (commentary) Bayaan ul Qur'an states: "Allah says, "Remember Me." How should we remember Allah? "You will be in My remembrance by being obedient to Me." Therefore: If one's parents are ill, that person should postpone his Nawaafil (optional Salah prayer), tilawat (recitation of Qur'an) and zikr (meditation in the the remembrance of Allah), and attend to their medical needs. At such a time, this is zikr (remembrance) of Allah. The wife is sick but one does not see to her treatment and cure because one is absorbed in muraaqabah (meditation), it will lead to the disrepute of the Sufi's. People will say, "do not marry Sufi's, for they sit with eyes closed, they remain on the Arsh (Throne of Allah), they do not fulfil the rights of those on the Farsh (earth)."

Muraad & Mureed

posted by Taalibah on 22nd November 2013 - 1 comment
"Allah draws or attracts towards Himself, whomsoever He will. And He guides towards Himself, one who inclines towards Him." (Ash Shura 42:13)

In Tajalliat-e-Jazb (Manifestation of Allah's Attraction) by Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib D.B, it has been written about Muraad (one who is sought after) and Mureed (the one who is a seeker) through the example of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahualayhiwassalam and Prophet Moosa Alayhissalam.

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The Muraad (one who is sought after) is endowed with the attribute of jazb (attraction) and is pulled or attracted by Allah swt towards Himself. Allah swt has intended to make this chosen servant His, and is pulling the Muraad towards Himself without the Muraad having to make much mujahadah (effort)

Whereas, the Mureed (seeker) who is seeking Allah swt's attraction, turns his attention towards Allah, the Mureed engages himself in thikr, presents himself in the khidmet of his Shaykh, making concerted effort (mujahadah) to refrain from all types of minor and major sins, this person will eventually be blessed with jazab (attraction), as without Jazb (attraction) a person cannot acquire the closeness of Allah swt.

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