Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Two Ponds

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb رَحْمَةُ اللهِ عَلَيْهِ had given an analogy of two ponds that are in immediate proximity to each other. In the one pond, there are beautiful, charming, colourful fish swimming around and offering joy to the people who see them. The other pond is empty of fish. However, if the wall of sand, separating the two ponds, is broken down, then the water of both ponds will mix and the fish of the first pond will move into the second pond. The second pond will then also have these beautiful fish in it.

Hazrat رَحْمَةُ اللهِ عَلَيْهِ explained that when a person sincerely keeps the company of a Shaykh-e-Kaamil[1] and he removes from his heart any prejudices, then like the breaking of the wall between the two ponds and the movement and transfer of the fish from one pond to another, so the barrier between his heart and the Shaykh’s heart is removed and the beautiful qualities of the Shaykh – the qualities of Akhlaaq-e-Hameedah – now move into the heart of the Seeker. 

The empty pond of the heart also becomes filled with Taqwa, Tawaadhu, Sabr, Shukr, Tafweez, Zuhd, Hayaa and other beautiful, noble qualities. ...The Love and Ma'rifah of Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam also transfer to the heart of the sincere Seeker (Saalik).

Allah Ta’ala directs us to the company of His Friends. We should thus keep their company and take full benefit. We should remain with them and become like them.

“O You who Believe, Fear Allah and join the company of the Truthful ones (the pious, the Auliya Allah).”
[Surah At-Taubah 9 : 119]

May Allah Ta’ala grant us the understanding and the Taufeeq of practising. May Allah Ta’ala grant us the companionship of His Friends, that we may draw their beautiful qualities and also become Friends of Allah Ta'ala.

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi 'alayh)

[1] Shaykh-e-Kaamil: An accomplished Spiritual guide