Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
اَلۡفَقۡرُ فَخۡرِیۡ وَالۡفَقۡرُ مِنِّی ۔Meaning: “Faqr is my pride and Faqr is from me”. It is worth mentioning that the Holy Prophet never expressed his pride about anything throughout his life other than Faqr. Thence, it is clear sign of exalted station of Faqr. Only after following this path, the salat or devotion of a Muslim becomes Miraj. As narrated in Hadith, that “Salat is Miraj for a Mumin (believer).” i.e offer prayer while seeing Allah. Tap to read more: https://www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/faqr
یٰۤاَیُّہَا الۡاِنۡسَانُ اِنَّکَ کَادِحٌ اِلٰی رَبِّکَ کَدۡحًا فَمُلٰقِیۡہِMeaning: O man! You sustain rigours to reach your Lord, ultimately you will see him. Hazrat Jareer bin Abdullah relates a Hadith that the Holy Prophet said; You will soon see Allah with your eyes” (Sahih Bukhari 7435) Hazrat Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib) says:“I do not pray Allah unless I see Him”. Hazrat Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani says: “How can a person pray Allah unless he recognizes Him.” Most importantly, recognition is possible only after seeing Him. https://www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/deedar-e-elahi/
وَ فِیۡۤ اَنۡفُسِکُمۡ ؕ اَفَلَا تُبۡصِرُوۡنَ۔Meaning: “I am within you, can’t you see.” So, Allah is in the esoteric self of a person. In fact, person is unable to recognise and see Allah because of the veils of nafs or innerself. These veils include arrogance, pride, vanity, greed, jealousy, lust etc. Perfect spiritual guide (Murshid-e-Kamil) of Sarwari Qadri order has the powers to remove them from a person’s inward. Thus, he purifies inciting innerself of a person with invocation (zikr) and contemplation (tasawur) of Ism e Allah Zaat (Allah’s personal name) as well as through his company. Ultimately, sanctified soul can see Allah without any veil.
َلَا بِذِکۡرِ اللّٰہِ تَطۡمَئِنُّ الۡقُلُوۡبُMeaning: “Certainly, in the invocation of اَللّٰہُ (Ism-e-Allah Zaat) lies the satisfaction of soul”. In fact, soul is a living thing and like every living thing, it requires energy for strength and life. In short, invocation and contemplation of Ism e Allah Zaat provides that energy to soul. Thus, the more we invoke and contemplate Ism e Allah Zaat, the stronger will be our connection with our Lord. As Allah says:
فَاذۡکُرُوۡنِیۡۤ اَذۡکُرۡکُمۡMeaning: So remember Me, I shall remember you. (Al-Baqarah:152) In fact, soul belongs to the (alam al-Amr) universe of Command. That is why, food of material world cannot strengthen the soul. As the soul belongs to Allah, therefore, only Ism e Allah Zaat gives power to soul. So, it empowers the soul to reach Allah in universe of Command. Tap below to read more: Link
فَفِرُّوْٓا اِلَی اللّٰہِ. (الذّٰرِیٰتِ : 50)Meaning: “Run towards Allah”. (Al-Dhariyat:50) Although, Allah is within us but we have to run and reach Him. Therefore, it will be possible only after crossing the hurdles created by Satan and inciting innerself. Our religion Islam is a Sirat-e-Mustaqeem i.e a straight path. Where does this straight path lead to? Obviously, to Allah. Although Allah is within everyone but one has to get close to him through this right path / straight path.
مَا مِنْکُمْ مِنْ اَحَدٍاِلَّا سَیُکَلِّمُہُ رَبُّہُ لَیْسَ بَیْنَہُ و بَیْنَہُ تَرْجُمَانٌ وَ لَا حِجَابٌ یَحْجُبُہُ (صحیح بخاری 7443)Meaning: “Every true believer (Mumin) will talk to Allah directly without any meditation or interpreter”. (Bukhari: 7443) Since soul is a living being, it has the capability of seeing, talking, thinking etc. However, it is possible when soul gets strength by the invocation and contemplation of Ism e Allah Zaat. It also purifies, rectifies and sanctifies our inciting innerself. Consequently, one can have the vision of Allah in the clean mirror of innerself. If anyone have this vision then he is close to Allah.
کُنْتُ کَنْزًا مَخْفِیًا فَاَ حْبَبْتُ اَنْ اُعْرَفَ فَخَلَقْتُ الْخَلْقMeaning: “I was a hidden treasure, I desired to be recognised. Thus I created all the creatures for my recognition (only)”. Therefore, the main purpose behind the creation of man and the essence of all the prayers is His recognition. After death the first question that will be asked in the grave is “Who is your Lord (Rub)?” What will be the answer of those who have not gained recognition of Allah? Those who do not gain recognition of Allah do not fulfil the purpose of this creation. Therefore, they will have to face the wrath of Allah on doomsday.
وَ الَّذِیۡنَ جَاہَدُوۡا فِیۡنَا لَنَہۡدِیَنَّہُمۡ سُبُلَنَا ؕ (العنکبوت: 69)Meaning: “And those who struggle (for my closeness), I certainly guide them (Myself) in My way”. (Al-Ankabut : 69) So the first step while finding a spiritual guide is to purify one’s own intentions. Secondly, the disciples of a spiritual guide are the proof and witness to the status of spiritual guide. If they claim that they have found Allah then it is a proof that their Murshid is perfect.
اِنَّ الَّذِیۡنَ یُبَایِعُوۡنَکَ اِنَّمَا یُبَایِعُوۡنَ اللّٰہَ ؕ یَد اللّٰہِ فَوۡقَ اَیۡدِیۡہِمۡ ۚ (الۡفَتۡحِ : 10)Meaning: (O Beloved!) Indeed, those who pledge allegiance (al-bayah) to you in fact pledge allegiance to Allah alone. Allah’s hand is over their hands (in the form of your hand). (Al-Fath : 10)
لَقَدۡرَضِیَ اللّٰہُ عَنِ الۡمُؤۡمِنِیۡنَ اِذۡ یُبَایِعُوۡنَکَ تَحۡتَ الشَّجَرَۃِ فَعَلِمَ مَا فِیۡ قُلُوۡبِہِمۡ فَاَنۡزَلَ السَّکِیۡنَۃَ عَلَیۡہِمۡ (الۡفَتۡحِ : 18)Meaning: Surely, Allah was well pleased with the believers when they pledged allegiance to you. (Al-Fath : 18) The Holy Prophet says:
لَادِیْنَ لِمَنْ لَّاشَیْخَ لَہMeaning: “One who has no Shaikh (Murshid / Spiritual Guide) has no religion.”
مَنْ لَّاشَیْخَ یَتَّخِذُہُالشَّیْطَانَMeaning: “One who is not guided by a Shaikh is verily guided by Satan”. Whenever a non-Muslim accepted Islam, it was obligatory for him to swear allegiance upon the hands of the Holy Prophet. Therefore, the Prophet was a spiritual guide for them who showed them the way to Allah. So bayat is an obligation as well as a Sunna. https://www.tehreekdawatefaqr.com/oath-allegiance-bayat-teachings-sultan-bahoo