Thursday, September 2, 2010

How to Benefit from The Method?

Four things are necessary to benefit from The Method (tareeqat). (1) Obedience, that is to follow and implement the advice given by your spiritual mentor, (2) Communication, to inform him about your condition regularly, people have strange misconceptions that a Shaikh will, by charisma, know my state of spiritual well being, this is false, (3) Belief, that Allah Almighty will change my condition for the good in the company of this Shaikh and finally (4) Restriction, not to go out of the teachings of your Shaikh. In Urdu it is stated as a Couplet and is very mnemonic with above four points making four A's of Seeking (sulook).