Saturday, March 31, 2012

Matters of Tongue

That is why I say that if you protect your tongue then it will be easy to protect your other body parts (from committing sins). Hazrat Wala (Muhi-us-Sunnah Shah Abrar-ul-Haq Haqqi (RA)) used to do the following. If during the talk he picked up speed or his volume increased the he would immediately become completely silent. Or he would change the topic. Or he would leave. Since that was the routine of my Shaikh I too follow the same. Once a person sought permission to visit Hazrat Wala (RA). Hazrat Wala (RA) wrote back that you can come but you do not have the permission to speak. He was permitted to listen only. When he came then he did not speak for some time but later started saying things. Hazrat Wala (RA) called him and reminded him of the condition. Since he had broken the agreement he was asked to leave. Similarly he person gave a gift to Hazrat Shah Wasiullah Sahab (RA). After some time he started offering his opinion about the things. Hazrat (RA) was puzzled. Then this person was called into seclusion. Hazrat (RA) had not used the gift given by that person. Hazrat (RA) said this is the thing that has inspired you to start commenting - now you have to take it back.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Saturday, March 31, 2012)