SHARIAT AND TASAWWUF

KHALIFATULLAH

A SINCERE Wali of Allah is the Representative (Khalifah) of Allah Ta’ala on earth. He is the rooh (soul) of creation. All creation exists on his presence. Everything supplicates for the grace emanating from his spiritual effulgence. His heart and I brain are the repositories of Divine Knowledge and Grace. Allah Ta’ala has decreed him (the Wall) as His special servant and has grated him the closest of proximity. Allah Ta’ala has expanded his breast for the understanding of the meaning of His Kalaam (The Qur’aan Shareef).
 Allah Ta’ala has granted him the Knowledge of the Qur’aan and has revealed to him the inner meanings and realities of the verses so that he may guide mankind and cure its spiritual maladies. He (the Wall) has been appointed by Allah Ta’ala to execute the obligation of Amr Bil Ma’roof (Commanding virtue) and Nahu anil Munkar (prohibiting evil). He (the Wali) cleanses the hearts from impurities and the intelligence from deception thus elevating people onto Siraatul Mustaqeem. Such a person is the true Khalifah of Allah Ta’ala on earth.

He is the ultimate purpose for the creation of the universe. He is the follower of the example of Nabi (saws). He is the guard of Tauheed. He is the basis for the salvation of mankind. I emphasise that you make incumbent upon you the association with such a person and benefit from his spiritual grace.

(Hadhrat Qutb Rabbaani, Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilaani R.A.)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

INTRODUCTION (by the Author)

TASAWWUF THE NATURE OF TASAWWUF

THE NEED FOR TASAWWUF

TASAWWUF AND THE QUR’AAN

SHARIAT, TAREEQAT, HAQEEQAT AND MA’RIFAT

BAY’T

THE SIGN OF SHAIKH-E-KAMIL (QUALIFIED SHAIKH)

MUJAAHADAH

THE EXPOSITION OF THE FOUR FUNDAMENTALS OF MUJAAHADAH IJMAALI

AKHLAAQ

THE I’TIDAAL (EQUILIBRIUM) AND HUSAN (BEAUTY) OF THE FOUR INTERNAL FACULTIES

IKHLAAS (SINCERITY)

TAUBAH

MUHABBAT

SHOUQ

KHAUF

RAJAA

ZUHD

TAWAKKUL

QANA’AT & HILM

SABR

SHUKR

SIDQ

TAFWEEZ

RIDHAA (PLEASURE)

FANAA (ANNIHILATION)

HIRS (GREED)

TAMA’ (COVETING-DESIRE)

GHUSSAH (ANGER)

DAROGH (FALSEHOOD)

HASAD (JEALOUSY ENVY)

BUKHL (NIGGARDLINESS, STINGINESS)

RIYAA (SHOW)

UJUB (VANITY)

TAKABBUR (PRIDE)

HIQD (MALICE, AVARICE)

HUBB-E-JAH (LOVE FOR FAME)

HUBB-E-DUNYA (LOVE OF THE WORLD)

DOMINATION OF AKHLAAQ-E-HAMEEDAH

AL-KHAWATIR (THOUGHTS)

HOW TO RECOGNIZE IF THE KHAATIR OF KHAIR IS FROM ALLAH OR SHAITAAN

THE NATURE OF NAFS

THE TYPES OF THOUGHTS AND THEIR HUKM (EFFECT)

THE SIGNS OF THE ACQUISITION OF NISBAT WITH ALLAH TA’ALA

LATAA-IF-SITTAH AND THEIR EFFECTS

CONDITIONS FOR IJAAZAT

THE JOURNEY OF SULOOK

SEARCHING FOR ANOTHER SHAIKH

MAWAANI’ (IMPEDIMENTS)

THE HARMS OF UMUR-E-GHAIR IKHTIYAARIYAH

THE DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES OF THE SAALIK

THE EXERCISE OF PAAS ANFAAS

NAFL FASTING

BOOKS TO BE STUDIED

NASEEHAT SPECIALLY FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN THIKR AND SHAGHL

IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR THE SAALIK

FURTHER ADMONITION

ADMONITION IN GENERAL

AN EPISODE––TO REFLECT!