Sunday, March 13, 2011

Empty the heart for Allah

Following is the story of Hakeemul Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi Rahmatullah Alaihy that i listened in one of bayan of Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar sahab (Damat Barakatuhum) and happened to read  it today somewhere showing how Allah walay keep their heart engrossed in love for Allah:

Hadhrat Mufti Shafi Saheb (rah) says that once while he was walking with Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rah) to his house, Hadhrat Thanwi took out a pencil and piece of paper; from this we can deduce it to be a practice of the Ahlullah. Hakeemul Ummat after all is our spiritual grandfather, why then do we not adopt his practice? Let us also keep pen and paper nearby. Hadhrat took out pencil and paper, wrote something down and replaced it in his pocket. He then addressed Mufti Shafi Saheb,
“Mufti Saheb, what have I just done?”
Hazrat Mufti Saheb replied,
“Hadhrat you took out pencil and paper, jotted down something and replaced it in your pocket.”
Hadhrat Thanwi (rah) then drew Mufti Saheb’s attention to and pointed out the wisdom of his action, he said,
“Something was repeatedly coming to mind and the apprehension that I may forget it caused my heart to be totally absorbed by it.”
“Having written it down, I have removed the weight that bore so heavily on my heart, vacating my heart for Allah.”

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