DEAR, YOUR YEARNING FOR GOD ALMIGHTY IS NOT TRUE, NOR DO YOU TRULY SEEK HIM!!!

 

DEAR, YOUR YEARNING FOR GOD ALMIGHTY IS NOT TRUE, NOR DO YOU TRULY SEEK HIM!!!

An excerpt from an address by Shaiekh Abdul Qaadir Jilaani,

رحمة الله عليه

from the book

THE ENDOWMENT OF DIVINE GRACE AND SPREAD OF DIVINE MERCY

[Al-Fathu Rabbani]

Abdul kadir, Baghdad


 

AMONGST THE SO-CALLED SEEKERS OF GOD, THE MAJORITY LOVE THE WORLD, FEW LOVE THE HEREAFTER, AND EVEN FEWER CONSENT TO GOD'S WILL AND SEEK HIM.

They are as rare as red sulfur. These are unique individuals who are the rarest of the rare. It is even exceedingly rare to meet one of them. They are the select few, the beacons of faith, the pride of the lands, the gems of the earth and the true kings on it.

They are God's providence to the land and its people. They are the pillars of the earth and its protection. They are the leaders of the people and their chancellors. Because of them, people are saved from calamities and because of them, God Almighty makes the skies rain and plants thrive.

 


At the beginning of their spiritual quest, they ran from one mountain peak to a higher one, seeking seclusion and privacy. They fled from one country to another, from the outskirts of one ruin to another. Once they were discovered to dwell in one place, they moved to another. They left everything behind and surrendered the keys of this world into the hands of its people. They remained resolute until the castle walls of protection were built around them, and rivers flowed towards their hearts until such time that God Almighty assigned guards to protect them.

Each of the heavenly soldiers who surround them have a unique duty to guard. Thus, these elect servants of God Almighty will be honored, protected, and raised to the station of deputy over the people ‘Sainthood’ [wilayah]. All these blessings take place beyond their mental fathoming. In that state of being, their return to mingling with people and serving them becomes obligatory. They become like physicians, and the people become their patients.

O man, you claim to be one of them.

TELL ME THEN, HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE THEIR SIGNS?

What is the mark of proximity to and kindness of God Almighty? What is your position and station in God's kingdom? What is your name and title in the upper circle? Tell me, why does the door of your fate close every night? Do you think that whatever food and water you take is unconditionally permissible? Where do you sleep, in the world, the hereafter, or in proximity of your Lord? Who comforts you in your loneliness? Who sits with you in your solitude?

O liar. What comforts you in your privacy are your mind and desire (nafs), satan, passions and contemplation of your world. In public you comfort yourself with the company of the human satans who are the evildoers and the fellows of hearsay. The success illustrated earlier does not come through raving, craziness, or mere chance, nor would your speaking on the subject benefit you.

 BE IN A STATE OF DEAD-CALM AND BE LANGUOROUS [LETHARGIC] IN THE HANDS OF YOUR LORD AND THUS CORRECT YOUR BEHAVIOR.

O YE PEOPLE! BEHAVE YOURSELVES BEFORE GOD ALMIGHTY, AND MAY HE HAVE MERCY UPON YOU ALL.

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