Sunday, April 10, 2011

How to be Close to Allah?

Those of you who have been following Thus Spake Hazrat Shaikh will remember that just few posts ago we had given the gist of the last Friday Sermon by Pir Zulfiqar Ahmed Naqshbandi Sahab (DB). The object of that sermon can be summarized by the title of the present post.

Thus you know at least a way to be close to Allah.

An-Noor has a saying of Hakim  Shah Muhammed Akhtar Sahab (DB) that states the gist of above gist in even fewer words. To quote:
Jab Shaykh mana’ kare kisi cheez se, to jaan de do magar Shaykh ke hukm ke khilaaf mat karo, phir paajaoge Allah ko!
In English, “When the Shaykh prohibits something, then die if you must, but do not go against the command of the Shaykh.  As a result, you will attain Allah!”