ميلس بلق

Author:

Shaikh-ul-Arab Wal-Ajam Arifbillah
Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah
Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb
مہتاکرب تماد

www.khanqah.org
A Sound Heart
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A Sound Heart

Author:

Shaikh-Ul-Arab Wal-Ajam Arifbillah
Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah Hakeem
Muhammad Akhtar Saheb مہتاکرب تماد


Dedicated to:

All the writings of this humble servant are in reality due to the combined
blessings of the company of our spiritual guides:

- Muhyius Sunnat Hazrat-e-Aqdas
Moulana Shah Abrarul-Haq Saheb ہيلع ۃمحر and

- Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah
Abdul Ghani Saheb Phoulpoori ہيلع ۃمحر and

- Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah
Muhammad Ahmad Saheb ہيلع ۃمحر


Muhammad Akhtar
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یﻟاعت افع نع ہ


Important Details

Name of the lecture:
A Sound Heart

Lecturer:
Shaikh-ul-Arab Wal-Ajam Arifbillah Hazrat-e-Aqdas
Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb مہتاکرب تماد
(May his shadow remain over us for a hundred and twenty years)

Date: September 11, 1994

Day & Time: (SUNDAY) After Zuhr Salah

Place: Masjid-e-Noor (Manchester) Britain

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Contents


Compiler’s Note ............................................................................................. 4
A Sound Heart ............................................................................................... 5
The First Sign of A Sound Heart ................................................................... 15
The Second Sign of A Sound Heart .............................................................. 15
The Third Sign of A Sound Heart .................................................................. 16
The Fourth Sign of A Sound Heart................................................................ 16
The Fifth Sign of A Sound Heart ................................................................... 17
DU'A - A necessary condition for attaining the love of Allah Ta'ala ................ 18




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Compiler’s Note
Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb مہلظ دم is in
no need of any introduction. He is the Khalifah of the eminent Khalifah of
Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Saheb Thanwi ہيلع ۃمحر namely Hazrat Moulana
Shah Abrarul Haq Saheb ہيلع ۃمحر of Hardoi, India. Allah Ta'ala has granted
Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb مہتاکرب تماد immense
acceptance throughout the world. His discourses have an amazing effect on
the heart of the listeners.
Whoever has sat in Hazrat's discourses has certainly experienced that
Hazrat's heart is completely uneasy in endeavoring to reform the condition of
the Muslims. In what a loving way he brings people closer to Islam and makes
them have a close attachment to Allah Ta'ala.
It is for this reason that his discourses and lectures have caused a
revolution in the lives of thousands of people. This has not only occurred in the
Indian subcontinent, but also in Africa, America and Europe. The Muslims of
these countries, due to the hostile environment and their own deficiencies, are
distant from Deen. Hazrat's discourses and advice have once again changed
the direction of their lives. He has embedded the fear of Allah and the concern
of the Hereafter in their hearts.
Today, there is no scarcity of such people in these countries who have
illuminated their hearts due to Hazrat's magnetic discourses. This series
continues and may Allah Ta’ala increase it all the time.
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From Asia and Europe to Africa, has he disseminated his benefit
How can I tell you how international the benefit of Akhtar is

Whenever Hazrat graces the shores of Britain with his presence, let
alone the masses, even the scholars and pious ones regard it as a good
fortune to be in his presence.
During his journey of 1994 to Britain, he addressed a large gathering
at Masjidun Noor of Manchester on Sunday, September 11, 1994, after Zuhr.
Before his talk, he asked the Imam of the Masjid what his name was,
to which the Imam Saheb replied, "Muhammad Saleem, Consequently, due to
the relationship of this name, he titled his talk, ميلس بلق A Sound Heart. This is
the talk that has been translated and presented to you here. Examine your
hearts and see whether they can be described as ميلس بلق , May Allah Ta'ala
forbid, they should not be ميسق بلق A Sick Heart.
Ponder over the signs of a sound heart which Hazrat has enumerated
here and strive to make your heart a sound one.
May Allah Ta'ala grant blessings in Hazrat's life and make his spiritual
blessings everlasting, AMEEN.
Moulana Muhammadi Ayyub Surti
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A Sound Heart

محرﻟا مسب ميحرﻟا ن

ي موي ن ميلس بلقب یتا نم ا نونب و لام عف
The Day when neither wealth nor sons will benefit except the one
who comes to Allah with a sound heart

Whilst sending us to this world by granting us wealth, children and
businesses, Allah Ta'ala has informed us not to become engrossed in the
glitter and glamour of this foreign world and forget our real homeland, the
Hereafter. The one who destroys his Hereafter by becoming engrossed in the
dazzle of this world is an international donkey.
Are we going to live here permanently or are we eventually going to
depart? Graveyard is a silent abode. We have to depart from this secular life
one day.

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Fate arrived and made the conscious unconscious
It silenced the activity of life

How many plans a person makes: he wants to build a house, he
wants to do this and that but when death comes, a person's eyes are open,
but he cannot see. He has ears but he cannot hear. He has a tongue but he
cannot taste. He has hands but he cannot count the pounds. All his senses
are rendered useless.

Akbar Ilahabadi, the judge said,

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The senses become useless in front of predestination (death) O Akbar
Though the eyes are open, but unable to see

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One read the alphabets that are typed
One drank the water that is in the pipe
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Although they lived in the Shaikh's house, they did not learn Deen
They were brought up in the college, and died in the gentleman's office

How can one achieve Deen in this way? A poet says,

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Deen is not created through books, lectures or wealth
It is created through the glance of the pious servants

No matter how useless a person may be. Let him stay in the company
of a pious person for a few days and see the result of it. If he says morning
and evening, "I will remain useless. I cannot become worthy," yet the
announcement of the companionship of the Wali will be, "You are useless, but
if you remain in my company, you will have to become worthy." This is similar
to an indigenous mango being grafted with a superior quality mango. The
agriculturalist continues securing the joints of the roots so that the roots join
fully into each other. If the indigenous mango from morning till evening says
three times, "I will not become a superior mango," it will become superior
quality mango no matter how much clamor it makes.
From this you can understand that no matter how unworthy and
despised you are, you can become a Waliulla (friend of Allah). Due to the
company of a Wali, a person can become a Wali.
Today we cry of lack of good company and this is the reason for
irreligiousness spreading among us. Many a drunkard has become a Wali due
to the company of the Ahlullah (friends of Allah).
There was a drunkard in Jounpur, India, the city of Hazrat Dr. Abdul
Hayy Saheb ہيلع ۃمحر. The drunkard was an expert poet of India. He asked
Dr. Abdul Hayy ر ہيلع ۃمح , who was a Khalifah of Hazrat Thanwi ہيلع ۃمحر
you have the degree of LLB and you are an embodiment of Noor (spiritual
effulgence) from head to toe. Great scholars are benefiting spiritually from you
and you have the attire of the pious ones, namely, a long Kurta and a Topee
(hat). He asked Dr. Saheb ہيلع ۃمحر where did you obtain this bounty from?
Can a drunkard like me become a friend of Allah? Dr. Saheb replied, "You
also go to him (Hazrat Thanwi ہيلع ۃمحر) through whose blessed company
thousands of people became Walis. You will also become a Wali, if Allah
wills," The Being who makes a person a Wali is Allah. This is similar to the
situation where Allah grants a child but the relationship of the husband and
wife is also necessary.
Some people say that they want to become Wails by means of
correspondence. Hakeem Ul Ummat ہيلع ۃمحر used to say, "If the wife lives
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in Karachi and the husband in Lahore or the husband lives in England and
wife lives in Gujrat, and both of them continue corresponding with one
another, will they obtain offspring?"
If a person lived in the era of Nabi ملسو ہيلع یلص and he wrote
thousands of letters to him without visiting him or spending time in his
companionship, could he become a Sahabi? Without the companionship of
Nabi ملسو ہيلع یلص a person can never become a Sahabi. Likewise, without
the companionship of the friends of Allah, one cannot become a friend of
Allah. My first Shaikh, Shah Abdul Ghani Saheb ہيلع ۃمحر in whose company
even Hazrat Moulana Abram, Haq Saheb ہيلع ۃمحر stayed, used to say in a
brief manner. Sweetmeats are obtained from the sweetmeat merchant.
Kabaabs are obtained from the kabaab seller. Clothing is obtained from the
cloth merchant. Mangoes are obtained from the mango seller. Therefore, Allah
is obtained from the friends of Allah, if you had the thirst of love for Allah, you
would run for a thousand miles to drink from the Oasis of His love.
A person travelled from Syria to Madina Munawwarah and asked
Hazrat Umar ہنع
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یﻟاعت یضر to teach him the At-Tahiyaat which Nabi یلص
ملسو ہيلع taught him. Hazrat Umar ہنع
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یﻟاعت یضر asked the man if he had any
business in Madina Munawwarah or any relatives or did he come merely to
learn the At-Tahiyaat. He replied, "By the oath of Allah, I have no other work in
Madina Munawwarah except to learn the At-Tahiyaat from you which Nabi یلص
ملسو ہيلع taught you." Hazrat Umar ہنع
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یﻟاعت یضر remarked, "O people of
Madina, if you want to see an inhabitant of Jannah (a Jannati), look at this
man."
The situation, presently, is that teachers are present in every suburb
and locality. Even if a person is only ten miles away from a teacher, he still
requires a teacher to come to him from the city, e.g. from Karachi. Today, a
person interested in learning is not prepared to travel even ten miles.
However, those people who had the thirst for knowledge, travelled for
thousands of miles to obtain the company of the pious, thereby becoming the
friends of Allah. In this way, they were able to achieve success in this world
and in the Hereafter.
You may wonder how a person can be successful in this world. The
person who has meager provisions but has tranquility in his heart, due to the
remembrance of Allah, is better than the wealthy man who eats Biryani and
Kabaabs, runs around Manchester counting his pounds all the time, but has
no peace of mind. He is uneasy and anxious all the time.

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The one who is independent of all and sits remembering Allah
His seat becomes the throne of Sulaiman مس ہيلع

The world of the friends of Allah is completely different due to the
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benefit of taking His name. He separates their earth and sky from the earth
and sky of the disbelievers.
Moulana Rumi ہيلع ۃمحر says that this sun (of the universe) is not our
sun because the enemies also benefit from it. The friends should have that
sun which is not available to others. What does this means? O the Creator of
the sun and the moon, grant us the ability to take Your name. O the One that
grants light to the sun and the moon, if You enter our hearts due to Your Zikr,
that light is far superior to millions of suns. When this light enters the heart, it
enters with all the attributes of the Creator. It brings millions of suns into the
heart. It is not in need of the sun and the moon.
Moulana Rumi ہيلع ۃمحر asks when does our day start? It does not
start with this sun. When we take the name of Allah Ta'ala in the Fajr Salat
and recite the Qur’aan that is when our day commences. The light of the sun
is a creation whereas we are connected to the Creator (i.e. Allah Ta'ala). We
want to please Him. Therefore, the sun of the lovers of Allah Ta’ala emerges
when Allah enters their hearts. The sun that is available to both friends and
foe grants no distinguishing characteristic.
If an enemy and a friend request a gift and you give both of them the
same gift, the friend will say, "What is the matter with me? The one for whom I
have sacrificed everything, has not afforded me any distinguishing status.
When you cannot distinguish between the favor of an enemy and a friend,
what have you achieved from our friendship?"
The enemies of Allah also possess beautiful wives, excellent
businesses and a Mercedes motor vehicle. If a believer achieves these things,
it is not his distinguishing feature. The special standard of a believer is the Zikr
of Allah and to please Him. Otherwise, what is the difference between a
Jewish American driving a Mercedes Benz and a Waliullah (friend of Allah)
driving one. The Waliullah has Allah Ta'ala with him while the Jew is moving
with an empty vehicle. The Jew is traveling with a creation of Allah Ta'ala
while the Muslim is traveling among the creation with the Creator Himself.
Some simple-minded Muslims, on seeing the elegant buildings and
magnificent cars of the non-Muslims, feel disheartened. They ponder over the
fact that Allah Ta'ala has granted so many material possessions to His
enemies, yet His close friends who make Zikr and perform Tahajjud have
received so little. Allah Ta'ala has granted you those things that you have to
open your eyes to see.
If you offer a sweet to a child for fifty pounds, he will hand over the fifty
pounds to you without any hesitation because he is ignorant of the fact that he
can purchase many more sweets with the fifty-pound note. We are just as
ignorant as the child is. In spite of being granted the ability to remember Allah
Ta'ala and obey Him, we still express regret. Whoever attains Allah Ta'ala
should not express any remorse. In fact, the one who attains Allah Ta'ala does
not experience any regret.
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If You belong to me, then everything is mine, sky is mine and the earth is mine
If You do not belong to me, then nothing belongs to me

Now listen to my poem.

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You have granted the enjoyment of water and sand to the enemies

Who is the enemy? What have you given the Jews, the Christians and
all the disbelievers? You have given them water and sand, a woman made of
sand, Kabaabs of sand, Biryani of sand, a house of sand and a vehicle made
of sand. They are pleased with all of this. They are satisfied with all this sand
but they have no connection with the Creator of the skies and the earth.

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You have granted the enjoyment of water and sand to the enemies
To Your friends, You have given them Your love

My heart takes enjoyment from such poetry. The one whom Allah
Ta’ala grants His love, he experiences extreme ecstasy upon uttering the
name of Allah Ta’ala.
A person eats and relishes Samoosas, Pappar and Kari kichri in
solitude. This is the special food of the Indians of Gujrat. Another person tells
him that he has not made any progress. What progress is there when a
person is in distress all the time? He has kidney-failure, blood cancer and is in
difficulty all the time.
When Pappar is made, it is first rolled out and then eaten. If a person
strives for a few days, Insha-Allah, he will obtain the Pappar of Allah's love.
But we are not willing to make any effort and expect to eat delicious food all
the time. We do not want to spend time in the company of Allah's friends while
expecting to obtain everything. First strive and experience difficulties in order
to reach Allah Ta'ala. The Sahabah ہنع
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یﻟاعت یضر sacrificed their lives and
some of them even martyred before they attained Allah Ta'ala. Listen once
again to my poem.
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You have granted the enjoyment of water and sand to the enemies
To Your friends, You have given them Your love
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What is the difference between the two? Where are the ones who
carry the pain of Allah’s love today? Listen to the difference.

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They obtained a storm even on the shore
While He gave us the shore even during the storm

They commit suicide even while living in air-conditioned rooms. And, yet He
has given us peace and solitude even in our worries and anxieties.

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I found life to be full of enjoyment even though my heart was grieved
Due to the mercy of His grief, even during grief, I remained without grief

The friends of Allah Ta'ala may experience thousands of worries but
their hearts are grief-proof. If Switzerland and Europe can manufacture
waterproof watches, Allah Ta’ala can most certainly make the hearts of His
friends grief-proof. There may be grief on all sides, but it does not penetrate
their hearts. They are pleased at all times with the decree of Allah to the
extent of being intoxicated with His commands.

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Even during the times of no apparent enjoyment, I saw continuous enjoyment
Whatever condition He keeps me in, I have found that condition to be the most
perfect

My friends, l am in the Mosque where I can take on oath and say, "By
Allah, the one who did not attain Allah, has been deprived of this world." We
feel that by obtaining a house, Pappar, Samoosas, a wife, children, a business
and a car, we have achieved everything, but what have we achieved for the
life after death?
When the dead body is lowered into the grave, how many Samoosas
and Papars accompany the deceased? How many Mercedes cars, wives and
children go with him?
However, the one who has attained Allah Ta'ala is intoxicated even
beneath the ground. The crowns and thrones of the kings are nothing in front
of him because the kings are intoxicated with the minutest of Allah’s gifts and
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he has the Being who gives these gifts inside his heart. Even without a
kingdom, he obtains the enjoyment of a kingdom. Without being with women,
he has the intoxication of their company. The heart that contains the Creator
of all beautiful women has an unlimited amount of beauty in it. Therefore, you
will not see any friend of Allah becoming entangled in love affairs. He will say,
"May Allah save me from the romantics, the fools." Only Halaal is exempt from
this romantic world. If this had not been the case, you would go back to your
wives and tell them that today you have heard a lecture therefore, do not
come near me. For Allah’s sake, have love for your spouses. Allah is pleased
with this and it is an act of reward. When I speak of things other than Allah, I
am referring to all the Haraam women that are walking on the streets. Do not
look at Haraam. Remain intoxicated in the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala by
eating the Chutney and bread of Halaal, The remembrance of Allah Ta'ala has
such intoxication which even the wine of this world cannot perceive.

Moulana Rum محر ہيلع ۃ says that:

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All The wines of the world are begging from His intoxication

The intoxication of worldly wines cannot perceive the enjoyment kept
in the intoxication of love of Allah Ta'ala. There is no comparison All the wines
of the world are begging from His intoxication. As soon as a person drinks
wine, he needs to urinate. When the friends of Allah drink the wine of His love,
their hearts become filled with illumination.

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There is a heavy burden most of the time on the heads of the kings
(on account of the responsibilities that come with the crown)
While in the bosoms of the faithful, a river of illumination flows

What can I tell you? If you want to obtain the enjoyment of both the
worlds, then become a friend of Allah Ta’ala. Is Allah Ta'ala not the Creator of
both the worlds? The one, who finds Allah, has found the vitamin and the
summary of both the worlds. A person cannot eat many apples in one sitting.
After eating three apples, his stomach wants to burst. However, the one who
is the lover of Allah Ta’ala perceives the enjoyment of all the apples of the
world in taking the name of Allah Ta’ala. The ecstasy of all the Biryanis of this
world is in the name of Allah Ta'ala because He is the Creator of all the
enjoyments of this world. He is the fountainhead of all the pleasures of the
universe. The one who has love for Allah Ta'ala, and Allah has entered his
heart, has achieved both the worlds. He experiences the most enjoyment. He
is actually in Paradise because Paradise is a creation of Allah Ta'ala, while
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Allah is the Creator, Can Paradise be compared with the Creator? The one
who has attained Allah, experiences more enjoyment than even Jannah.
I composed a verse in England. On my way to breakfast at Hafiz
Musa's house, I saw on Englishwoman walking with two dogs. Immediately, I
composed the first stanza.
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Some people desire roses, while other desire dogs
Some people are indulging in impurity, while others are on high stages

The friends of Allah are on high stages while Ghusul (bath) is
obligatory all the time on these Englishmen.
I composed the second poem at the time of breakfast.

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O Meer, I have accepted the fact that the garden of Paradise is far
But I have the Creator of Paradise in my heart

Make a connection with Allah Ta'ala and you will experience the joy of
kings for free without any election. Without having to endure the coquetry of
women, you will experience the enjoyment of the beauty of women because
He is the Master and the Creator of beauty. Without having Samoosas and
Pappar, you will achieve their enjoyment. You will truly experience the joy of
having Allah Ta'ala in your heart.

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You come into the heart, but I cannot fathom it
I have understood that this is the sign of recognizing You

But in what kind of heart does Allah come? Which heart does Allah
Ta’ala makes His house and dwelling place?

It is mentioned in a Hadith-e-Qudsi

دنع انا ةرسکنمﻟا مھبولق
I dwell in the broken hearts

We all live in fixed homes that are clean and tidy while Allah Ta'ala
accepts broken hearts for Himself. When does the heart break? It breaks
when you walk on the streets and safeguard your eyes. The heart does not
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break in the Mosques. By means of worship, you can become even more
intoxicated. Worship Allah by all means, but if you want to construct the house
of Allah Ta’ala in the heart, then safeguard your gazes on the roads. Bare legs
have destroyed many a Sufi. When you protect your gaze and abstain from
every sin, the desire of the heart breaks. The heart desires to look. By not
looking, the desire is smashed. When the heart breaks, Allah enters the heart.
Allah is attained by shedding the blood of desires.
When does the sun of the world rise? It rises when the horizon
becomes red. When will the sun of Allah rise in the heart? It will rise when the
heart becomes red with the blood of one's desires. Then, if Allah wills, the sun
of Allah’s proximity will rise from every horizon of the heart. The sun of the
world rises from only one horizon, the east. However, the sun of Allah’s
proximity rises from every horizon in the hearts of Allah’s friends who are
constantly drinking the blood of their desires. The illumination of Allah Ta'ala
rises from all four horizons of the heart. Is Allah Ta’ala attained free of cost?
Rasulullah ملسو ہيلع یلص mentioned in a Hadith, "Indeed the commodity of
Allah is very expensive." Do not regard it as cheap. Merely becoming a
Muslim outwardly and eating beef does not make one a pure Muslim.
There was a friend of Allah in a jungle who asked Allah what he could
sacrifice for His sake in order to reach Him. A voice from above said, "O My
slave, sacrifice both the worlds for Me."
He said:

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O Allah, You have named the two worlds as Your price
Increase the price because this value seems to be cheap

A person can become a Waliullah by means of piety. But what is
Taqwa? It is abstinence from all evil and sins. Is sinning a good act? No, it is
evil. Does one attain respect or disgrace by means of sin? One only attains
enjoyment for a little while after which there is only disgrace upon disgrace.
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Temporary enjoyment was achieved While permanent honor departed

If we give ourselves to Allah, abandon evil actions and hurl the
pebbles of sin away, we will achieve the gems of Allah’s love. Is it not a
profitable deal? One day you will have to leave sins. Once you are wrapped in
the burial shroud, you will no longer retain the ability to gaze at any woman.
Will you make your Nafs ready for any teddy (woman) and will you study her
then? Till today have you seen any corpse craning his neck from the Kafan to
stare at someone's bare legs? So when you have to leave sins when you die,
why not leave them while you are alive? Allah Ta'ala wants you to leave sins
voluntarily because once you are dead; you will be forced to abandon all sins.
So why not give your life to that Being who has granted you life?
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Do not waste your life on any person made of dust
Sacrifice your youth for the One who gave you youth

After a few days, when the geographical contours of the lover's face
changes and the beauty becomes an old hag, will you still admire her? People
flee from such old women. If you want lo see an international idiot, look at the
person who stares at beautiful faces. It is amusement for a few short days
only.
What will be the consequence of these lovers? Listen to my couplet:

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The back became bent like a bow
Some became grandfather and some became grandmother

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There the geography changed and here the history also changed
Neither did his history remain nor did my being a mister remain

Therefore, become a friend of Allah and you will benefit above the
earth, as well as below it. You will reap the benefits in the plain of
Resurrection as well. Also, make Du’a for me. Follow the actions of Allah’s
friends and abandon all sins. Even the word bad (Kharab) is bad. Kharab is
made of Khar (donkey) and Aab (water). The water of the donkey is its urine.
Is it not a commendable action not to separate oneself from urine? If you do
not leave donkey's urine, then what else will you do?
Now I will explain the verse as I had promised.
Allah Ta’ala says that wealth and children will be of no avail except for
the one who comes with a sound heart to Allah on the Day of Resurrection.
Due to Moulana Saleem, I have chosen the topic of ميلس بلق A Sound
Heart here. There are five Tafseers (commentries) for the phrase ميلس بلق. By
means of these Tafseers, we can ascertain whether we have sound hearts or
not. We have to find out whether our hearts are well or ill. These are the five
Tafseers of ميلس بلق.


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The First Sign of A Sound Heart

ربﻟا ليبس یف ھﻟام قفني یذﻟا
The one who spends his wealth in good avenues (for the sake of Allah)

He spends on Madrasah, Mosque or any other cause that works to
spread Allah’s Deen. One should spend generously in such avenues and hope
that he will be rewarded for it in the Hereafter. This is a means of foreign
exchange. The one who is a miser (Makkhi Choos) will not spend in the path
of Allah. Now, you may ask what is a Makkhi Choos? There was a miser, and
a fly fell into his curry. When the fly began to fly away, he quickly caught it,
licked the gravy off its wings and then let it go. From that time onwards, the
phrase Makkhi chaos came into existence.
Another incident comes to mind. A miser was eating figs, which are
called 'Teen' in Arabic. A Qari Saheb was passing by. The miser realized that
he would have to share the figs with him. He immediately hid the figs in his
Shawl. When Qari Saheb arrived, the miser asked him to recite Surah Wat-
teen نيتاو The word "Wat-teen" means "By the oath of the fig," Qari Saheb
began reciting the Surah in the following manner:

نينيس روطو نوتيزﻟاو

The miser said, "Qari Saheb, you have erred! You left out نيتﻟاو .The
verse is نوتيزﻟاو نيتﻟاو Qari Saheb replied, "I have not forgotten. How can I read
نيتﻟاو when the figs are hidden under the Shawl?"

The Second Sign of A Sound Heart

قحﻟا یﻟا ھينب دشري یذﻟا
A person who guides and makes his children the friends of Allah Ta'ala

When a person's children are afflicted by cancer or some other illness,
he runs to the friends of Allah. He hankers after Taweezes and asks the
friends of Allah to supplicate for him.
Similarly, if one's children are afflicted by the illness of negligence,
they do not perform Salah or Fast, they behave like hippies, hanker after
women and are involved in the evils of films, videos and music, one should be
concerned. One should worry about their condition on the Day of
Resurrection. Take them to the friends of Allah Ta'ala. Plead with them or give
them some money and take them to Allah’s chosen servants where the talks
of Deen are taking place. To endeavor to make one's children pious is also a
sign of a sound heart. Now you can decide for yourself whether you have a
sound heart or not.
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The Third Sign of A Sound Heart

تاوھشﻟا ةبلغ نع ايﻟاخ ھبلق نوکي یذﻟا
The one whose heart is free of the preponderance of desires

He is not so overpowered by desires that he cannot distinguish
between Halaal and Haraam. This means that if a person desires Halaal, for
example, he wants to drink Marinda or Coke or he wants to eat Samoosas, he
can do so. He can partake of whatever is Halaal. However, if pork is being
praised somewhere, he should not even look at it. Do not even look at
Haraam. Look at your wife and parents. By looking at your parents with love,
Rasulullah ملسو ہيلع یلص said that such a person receives the reward of an
accepted Hajj. The Sahabah ہنع
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یﻟاعت یضر asked what if a person looks at
his parents a hundred times a day. Rasulullah ملسو ہيلع یلص replied that a
person can look as many times as he wants. Allah Ta’ala is great. He will be
rewarded as many times.
He has granted you the ability to see with your eyes and the ability to
hear with your ears. Use these senses, which Allah has granted you, for His
sake. Allah has given life (Jan) and bread (Nan). Eat bread and abstain from
Haraam. One who stares at females, whether at the airport or in shopping
malls or unnecessarily passes by girls school does not have a sound heart.
This is a very dangerous malady. If he truly believed in Allah and the Final
Day, his human nobility would not have permitted him to look at Haraam
things. Allah is watching you no matter where you look.

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His gaze was a sentinel over my gaze
Regretfully we were oblivious of this perception

The Fourth Sign of A Sound Heart

ةلطابﻟا دئاقعﻟا نع ايﻟاخ ھبلق نوکي یذﻟا
A person whose heart is free of wrong and deviated beliefs

One whose heart is free of wrong and deviated beliefs. He does not
ask for things from the graves. Remaining free of deviated beliefs is also a
sign of a pure heart. The one who asks from beings other than Allah or who
regards disobedient people as the friends of Allah Ta'ala also does not
possess a sound heart. Accordingly, a pious poet says:
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Even if he flies in the air day and night,
Consider him to be Shaytaan if he abandons the Sunnah

It is sinful to regard as Waliullah that person who has no regard for the
Sunnah. It is Kufr. There is a disease today of regarding such people as pious
people and going to them who are speculators and those who don loincloths
but do not perform Salah, who smoke cigarettes and have no beards. A
Waliullah is only the one who treads the path of Rasulullah ملسو ہيلع یلص

The Fifth Sign of A Sound Heart

The fifth Tafseer is extreme for the great friends of Allah.

یوس امع ايﻟاخ ھبلق نوکي یذﻟا
The one whose heart is empty of everything besides Allah

His heart reflects the following poems:

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My heart should become one plain
Where only You remain

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Instead of water and clay in torso
There must be only a pain in the heart for You

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My gaze must be cast off others completely
Only You must be visible wherever I took

When a person has Allah in his heart, he sees Allah everywhere,
When the heart is negligent, it reflects the following couplet.
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When the heart was a garden, spring dripped from everything
When the heart became desolate, the whole world became desolate

When the heart is ravaged due to sins, the whole world will seem to
be plundered. However, if Allah is in the heart, one will see a garden and the
Creator of flowers everywhere. How does one obtain the Creator of flowers?
When you turn your gaze away from the flowers of this world, you will obtain
the Creator of flowers. A pious poet says:

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I have lost the spring of life and obtained the pain of the heart
I lost the entire garden for the sake of one moist flower

Sacrifice the whole enjoyment of London and England, otherwise, you
will obtain only land from England and you will not obtain Allah Ta'ala.
Let us supplicate to Allah Ta'ala to grant us a life of piety. O Allah,
forgive our sins. Forgive our past sins. Illuminate our present with Your
pleasure and render our future radiant with piety and steadfastness. Grant all
of us a life of piety. O Allah, Make Akhtar, his family, his friends and all his
acquaintances reach the final limit where the Siddiqeen reach.


DU'A - A necessary condition for attaining the
love of Allah Ta'ala

One of the necessary conditions for attaining the love of Allah Ta'ala,
which many people are neglectful about is Du'a (supplicating to Allah Ta'ala
from the depths of the heart).
We know how to ask Allah Ta'ala for our worldly needs but only the
special servants of Allah Ta'ala ask Allah for His love. This fact is
substantiated from the Hadith of Rasulullah ملسو ہيلع یلص wherein he
supplicates:

کبح کﻟاسا ینا مھلﻟا
O Allah! I ask You for Your love
(Tirmidhi Shareef)

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Hazrat Haji lmdadullah Muhajir Makki ہيلع ۃمحر used to cry to Allah Ta'ala
saying:

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Some are asking for something and some for something else
O Allah! I beg of You to grant me Yourself

The method of supplicating Allah Ta'ala in this special manner,
however, should be learned from those who have a special connection with
Allah Ta'ala. For this, there is couple of heart-rending Du'as of Hazratwala
mentioned below for the benefit of the respected readers. May Allah Ta' ala
grant us all the ability to supplicate to Allah Ta'ala through them.

- O Allah Ta'ala! Entrench this firm intention within our hearts that we
will no longer displease You. We will put our lives on the line in order
to please You. We will not allow even a single form of Haraam
pleasure to sway us away from You.

- O Allah! Since we are sacrificing our very lives for You, instill Your
love in our heart and soul whereby every single thing in the entire
world becomes meaningless and valueless in comparison to You.

- O Allah! Grant us the ability to obey You. Grant us Your perfect love
whereby we do not displease You for even a single moment of our
lives.

- O Allah! Let us not sacrifice ourselves and die over that which has no
value.

- O Allah! If we do happen to sin then grant us the ability to turn to You
in repentance, because there is no Allah besides You to whom we can
turn to.
Ameen

نيملعﻟا بر دمحﻟا نا اناوعد رخاو
یلع یﻟاعت یلصو ھقلخ ريخ و دمحم ھﻟا
رب نيعمجا ھبحصو نيمحارﻟا محرا اي کتمح

1994 Day & Time: (SUNDAY) After Zuhr Salah Place: Masjid-e-Noor (Manchester) Britain .A Sound Heart A Sound Heart Author: Shaikh-Ul-Arab Wal-Ajam Arifbillah Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb .Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah Abdul Ghani Saheb Phoulpoori qa h ‫ﻟ‬ 2 Muhammad Akhtar w w w Lecturer: Shaikh-ul-Arab Wal-Ajam Arifbillah Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (May his shadow remain over us for a hundred and twenty years) Date: September 11.Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah Muhammad Ahmad Saheb Important Details Name of the lecture: A Sound Heart .k ha n .o and and All the writings of this humble servant are in reality due to the combined blessings of the company of our spiritual guides: rg Dedicated to: .Muhyius Sunnat Hazrat-e-Aqdas Moulana Shah Abrarul-Haq Saheb .

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"Muhammad Saleem. he addressed a large gathering at Masjidun Noor of Manchester on Sunday. May Allah Ta'ala grant blessings in Hazrat's life and make his spiritual blessings everlasting. A Sound Heart. It is for this reason that his discourses and lectures have caused a revolution in the lives of thousands of people. Allah Ta'ala has granted Shah Abrarul Haq Saheb Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb immense acceptance throughout the world. AMEEN. due to the hostile environment and their own deficiencies. September 11. to which the Imam Saheb replied. even the scholars and pious ones regard it as a good fortune to be in his presence. Hazrat's discourses and advice have once again changed the direction of their lives. has he disseminated his benefit How can I tell you how international the benefit of Akhtar is Whenever Hazrat graces the shores of Britain with his presence. India. 1994.k ha n 4 qa h . This is the talk that has been translated and presented to you here. let alone the masses. Moulana Muhammadi Ayyub Surti w w w . The Muslims of these countries. Ponder over the signs of a sound heart which Hazrat has enumerated here and strive to make your heart a sound one. after Zuhr. he titled his talk. due to the relationship of this name. he asked the Imam of the Masjid what his name was. He is the Khalifah of the eminent Khalifah of Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Saheb Thanwi namely Hazrat Moulana of Hardoi. From Asia and Europe to Africa. but also in Africa. they should not be A Sick Heart. He has embedded the fear of Allah and the concern of the Hereafter in their hearts. This series continues and may Allah Ta’ala increase it all the time. May Allah Ta'ala forbid. are distant from Deen. His discourses have an amazing effect on the heart of the listeners. America and Europe. This has not only occurred in the Indian subcontinent.o rg . Whoever has sat in Hazrat's discourses has certainly experienced that Hazrat's heart is completely uneasy in endeavoring to reform the condition of the Muslims. In what a loving way he brings people closer to Islam and makes them have a close attachment to Allah Ta'ala. During his journey of 1994 to Britain. Consequently. Examine your hearts and see whether they can be described as . Before his talk. Today.A Sound Heart Compiler’s Note Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb is in no need of any introduction. there is no scarcity of such people in these countries who have illuminated their hearts due to Hazrat's magnetic discourses.

but he cannot see. the judge said.k How many plans a person makes: he wants to build a house. a person's eyes are open. He has ears but he cannot hear.o rg . but unable to see He also said. w w The senses become useless in front of predestination (death) O Akbar Though the eyes are open. children and businesses. Are we going to live here permanently or are we eventually going to depart? Graveyard is a silent abode.A Sound Heart A Sound Heart ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ The Day when neither wealth nor sons will benefit except the one who comes to Allah with a sound heart Whilst sending us to this world by granting us wealth. He has hands but he cannot count the pounds. the Hereafter. All his senses are rendered useless. Akbar Ilahabadi. The one who destroys his Hereafter by becoming engrossed in the dazzle of this world is an international donkey. One read the alphabets that are typed One drank the water that is in the pipe 5 ha n Fate arrived and made the conscious unconscious It silenced the activity of life qa h . w . We have to depart from this secular life one day. He has a tongue but he cannot taste. he wants to do this and that but when death comes. Allah Ta'ala has informed us not to become engrossed in the glitter and glamour of this foreign world and forget our real homeland.

India. Some people say that they want to become Wails by means of correspondence. Abdul . I cannot become worthy. "If the wife lives w w w . "You are useless. if Allah wills. The agriculturalist continues securing the joints of the roots so that the roots join fully into each other. If the indigenous mango from morning till evening says three times. The drunkard was an expert poet of India. lectures or wealth It is created through the glance of the pious servants rg . namely." The Being who makes a person a Wali is Allah.k ha n 6 qa h . they did not learn Deen They were brought up in the college. and died in the gentleman's office How can one achieve Deen in this way? A poet says. Today we cry of lack of good company and this is the reason for irreligiousness spreading among us. Great scholars are benefiting spiritually from you and you have the attire of the pious ones. If he says morning and evening. "You also go to him (Hazrat Thanwi ) through whose blessed company thousands of people became Walis. who was a Khalifah of Hazrat Thanwi Dr. You will also become a Wali.A Sound Heart Although they lived in the Shaikh's house." This is similar to an indigenous mango being grafted with a superior quality mango. but if you remain in my company. the city of Hazrat Dr. you can become a Waliulla (friend of Allah). Due to the company of a Wali. This is similar to the situation where Allah grants a child but the relationship of the husband and wife is also necessary. a person can become a Wali. "I will remain useless. He asked Dr.o Deen is not created through books. Saheb where did you obtain this bounty from? Can a drunkard like me become a friend of Allah? Dr. No matter how useless a person may be. Let him stay in the company of a pious person for a few days and see the result of it." yet the announcement of the companionship of the Wali will be. you will have to become worthy. There was a drunkard in Jounpur. Saheb replied. Many a drunkard has become a Wali due to the company of the Ahlullah (friends of Allah). Abdul Hayy you have the degree of LLB and you are an embodiment of Noor (spiritual effulgence) from head to toe. "I will not become a superior mango. a long Kurta and a Topee (hat). Hakeem Ul Ummat used to say. He asked Hayy Saheb . From this you can understand that no matter how unworthy and despised you are." it will become superior quality mango no matter how much clamor it makes.

you would run for a thousand miles to drink from the Oasis of His love. However." Hazrat Umar ‫ﻟ‬ remarked. could he become a Sahabi? Without the companionship of Nabi a person can never become a Sahabi. My first Shaikh. one cannot become a friend of in whose company Allah. Therefore. is better than the wealthy man who eats Biryani and Kabaabs. Sweetmeats are obtained from the sweetmeat merchant. if you want to see an inhabitant of Jannah (a Jannati). they were able to achieve success in this world and in the Hereafter. Allah is obtained from the friends of Allah. without the companionship of the friends of Allah. used to say in a brief manner. is that teachers are present in every suburb and locality. Shah Abdul Ghani Saheb even Hazrat Moulana Abram. a person interested in learning is not prepared to travel even ten miles. and both of them continue corresponding with one another. Clothing is obtained from the cloth merchant.g. Mangoes are obtained from the mango seller.k ha n qa h . Even if a person is only ten miles away from a teacher. Kabaabs are obtained from the kabaab seller. Likewise. e. but has no peace of mind. he still requires a teacher to come to him from the city. Today.A Sound Heart in Karachi and the husband in Lahore or the husband lives in England and wife lives in Gujrat. runs around Manchester counting his pounds all the time. Haq Saheb stayed. thereby becoming the friends of Allah. In this way. presently. travelled for thousands of miles to obtain the company of the pious. from Karachi. will they obtain offspring?" If a person lived in the era of Nabi and he wrote thousands of letters to him without visiting him or spending time in his companionship. look at this man. He is uneasy and anxious all the time. "O people of Madina.o rg . if you had the thirst of love for Allah. those people who had the thirst for knowledge. A person travelled from Syria to Madina Munawwarah and asked Hazrat Umar ‫ﻟ‬ to teach him the At-Tahiyaat which Nabi taught him. I have no other work in Madina Munawwarah except to learn the At-Tahiyaat from you which Nabi taught you. due to the remembrance of Allah. The person who has meager provisions but has tranquility in his heart. He replied. "By the oath of Allah. Hazrat Umar asked the man if he had any ‫ﻟ‬ business in Madina Munawwarah or any relatives or did he come merely to learn the At-Tahiyaat. w w The one who is independent of all and sits remembering Allah His seat becomes the throne of Sulaiman The world of the friends of Allah is completely different due to the 7 w . You may wonder how a person can be successful in this world." The situation.

The Waliullah has Allah Ta'ala with him while the Jew is moving with an empty vehicle.k ha n 8 qa h . we still express regret. In fact. it is not his distinguishing feature. on seeing the elegant buildings and magnificent cars of the non-Muslims. O the One that grants light to the sun and the moon.e. it enters with all the attributes of the Creator. the one who attains Allah Ta'ala does not experience any regret. what is the difference between a Jewish American driving a Mercedes Benz and a Waliullah (friend of Allah) driving one. They ponder over the fact that Allah Ta'ala has granted so many material possessions to His enemies. The sun that is available to both friends and foe grants no distinguishing characteristic. When you cannot distinguish between the favor of an enemy and a friend. has not afforded me any distinguishing status. Some simple-minded Muslims. If an enemy and a friend request a gift and you give both of them the same gift. He separates their earth and sky from the earth and sky of the disbelievers. Whoever attains Allah Ta'ala should not express any remorse. the friend will say. yet His close friends who make Zikr and perform Tahajjud have received so little. Therefore. Moulana Rumi says that this sun (of the universe) is not our sun because the enemies also benefit from it.A Sound Heart benefit of taking His name.o rg . In spite of being granted the ability to remember Allah Ta'ala and obey Him. "What is the matter with me? The one for whom I have sacrificed everything. feel disheartened. When this light enters the heart. if You enter our hearts due to Your Zikr. the sun of the lovers of Allah Ta’ala emerges when Allah enters their hearts. Otherwise. The special standard of a believer is the Zikr of Allah and to please Him. Moulana Rumi asks when does our day start? It does not start with this sun. grant us the ability to take Your name. The light of the sun is a creation whereas we are connected to the Creator (i. It is not in need of the sun and the moon. We are just as ignorant as the child is. Allah Ta'ala). If a believer achieves these things. that light is far superior to millions of suns. It brings millions of suns into the heart. The friends should have that sun which is not available to others. What does this means? O the Creator of the sun and the moon. If you offer a sweet to a child for fifty pounds. he will hand over the fifty pounds to you without any hesitation because he is ignorant of the fact that he can purchase many more sweets with the fifty-pound note. w w w . When we take the name of Allah Ta'ala in the Fajr Salat and recite the Qur’aan that is when our day commences. excellent businesses and a Mercedes motor vehicle. We want to please Him. Allah Ta'ala has granted you those things that you have to open your eyes to see. what have you achieved from our friendship?" The enemies of Allah also possess beautiful wives. The Jew is traveling with a creation of Allah Ta'ala while the Muslim is traveling among the creation with the Creator Himself.

You have given them Your love qa h . Another person tells him that he has not made any progress. Pappar and Kari kichri in solitude. If a person strives for a few days. Listen once again to my poem. My heart takes enjoyment from such poetry. Biryani of sand. They are satisfied with all this sand but they have no connection with the Creator of the skies and the earth. he will obtain the Pappar of Allah's love. First strive and experience difficulties in order to reach Allah Ta'ala. it is first rolled out and then eaten. Who is the enemy? What have you given the Jews. The Sahabah ‫ﻟ‬ sacrificed their lives and some of them even martyred before they attained Allah Ta'ala.A Sound Heart If You belong to me. he experiences extreme ecstasy upon uttering the name of Allah Ta’ala. What progress is there when a person is in distress all the time? He has kidney-failure. a house of sand and a vehicle made of sand. a woman made of sand. You have given them Your love 9 w . Kabaabs of sand. then everything is mine. But we are not willing to make any effort and expect to eat delicious food all the time.o rg You have granted the enjoyment of water and sand to the enemies . They are pleased with all of this. When Pappar is made. w w You have granted the enjoyment of water and sand to the enemies To Your friends. Insha-Allah. sky is mine and the earth is mine If You do not belong to me. We do not want to spend time in the company of Allah's friends while expecting to obtain everything. then nothing belongs to me Now listen to my poem. The one whom Allah Ta’ala grants His love. A person eats and relishes Samoosas. the Christians and all the disbelievers? You have given them water and sand. blood cancer and is in difficulty all the time. This is the special food of the Indians of Gujrat.k ha n You have granted the enjoyment of water and sand to the enemies To Your friends.

If Switzerland and Europe can manufacture waterproof watches.o rg They commit suicide even while living in air-conditioned rooms.A Sound Heart What is the difference between the two? Where are the ones who carry the pain of Allah’s love today? Listen to the difference. I saw continuous enjoyment Whatever condition He keeps me in. I have found that condition to be the most perfect w . Samoosas. has been deprived of this world. but what have we achieved for the life after death? When the dead body is lowered into the grave. They are pleased at all times with the decree of Allah to the extent of being intoxicated with His commands. wives and children go with him? However. a business and a car. They obtained a storm even on the shore While He gave us the shore even during the storm My friends. how many Samoosas and Papars accompany the deceased? How many Mercedes cars. children. even during grief. And. yet He has given us peace and solitude even in our worries and anxieties. The crowns and thrones of the kings are nothing in front of him because the kings are intoxicated with the minutest of Allah’s gifts and 10 w w Even during the times of no apparent enjoyment. the one who has attained Allah Ta'ala is intoxicated even beneath the ground." We feel that by obtaining a house. There may be grief on all sides. a wife. I remained without grief . but it does not penetrate their hearts. "By Allah.k ha n The friends of Allah Ta'ala may experience thousands of worries but their hearts are grief-proof. we have achieved everything. Pappar. qa h I found life to be full of enjoyment even though my heart was grieved Due to the mercy of His grief. . l am in the Mosque where I can take on oath and say. Allah Ta’ala can most certainly make the hearts of His friends grief-proof. the one who did not attain Allah.

As soon as a person drinks wine. Allah is pleased with this and it is an act of reward." Only Halaal is exempt from this romantic world. He will say. Remain intoxicated in the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala by eating the Chutney and bread of Halaal. you would go back to your wives and tell them that today you have heard a lecture therefore. Do not look at Haraam. the one who is the lover of Allah Ta’ala perceives the enjoyment of all the apples of the world in taking the name of Allah Ta’ala. Therefore. the fools. He is actually in Paradise because Paradise is a creation of Allah Ta'ala. he obtains the enjoyment of a kingdom.k ha n qa h .o he has the Being who gives these gifts inside his heart. he needs to urinate. The heart that contains the Creator of all beautiful women has an unlimited amount of beauty in it.A Sound Heart Moulana Rum says that: All The wines of the world are begging from His intoxication The intoxication of worldly wines cannot perceive the enjoyment kept in the intoxication of love of Allah Ta'ala. After eating three apples. a river of illumination flows w . When the friends of Allah drink the wine of His love. you will not see any friend of Allah becoming entangled in love affairs. There is no comparison All the wines of the world are begging from His intoxication. has achieved both the worlds. then become a friend of Allah Ta’ala. has found the vitamin and the summary of both the worlds. do not come near me. Even without a kingdom. The one who has love for Allah Ta'ala. The ecstasy of all the Biryanis of this world is in the name of Allah Ta'ala because He is the Creator of all the enjoyments of this world. while 11 w w There is a heavy burden most of the time on the heads of the kings (on account of the responsibilities that come with the crown) While in the bosoms of the faithful. Is Allah Ta'ala not the Creator of both the worlds? The one. If this had not been the case. and Allah has entered his heart. The remembrance of Allah Ta'ala has such intoxication which even the wine of this world cannot perceive. He is the fountainhead of all the pleasures of the universe. rg . However. A person cannot eat many apples in one sitting. their hearts become filled with illumination. "May Allah save me from the romantics. I am referring to all the Haraam women that are walking on the streets. who finds Allah. he has the intoxication of their company. What can I tell you? If you want to obtain the enjoyment of both the worlds. Without being with women. have love for your spouses. For Allah’s sake. He experiences the most enjoyment. his stomach wants to burst. When I speak of things other than Allah.

The heart does not 12 w w You come into the heart. On my way to breakfast at Hafiz Musa's house.o rg . O Meer. Without having Samoosas and Pappar. I composed the first stanza.A Sound Heart Allah is the Creator. but I cannot fathom it I have understood that this is the sign of recognizing You . When does the heart break? It breaks when you walk on the streets and safeguard your eyes. while others are on high stages The friends of Allah are on high stages while Ghusul (bath) is obligatory all the time on these Englishmen. I composed the second poem at the time of breakfast. You will truly experience the joy of having Allah Ta'ala in your heart. Without having to endure the coquetry of women. you will experience the enjoyment of the beauty of women because He is the Master and the Creator of beauty. you will achieve their enjoyment.k ha n qa h . I composed a verse in England. while other desire dogs Some people are indulging in impurity. I have accepted the fact that the garden of Paradise is far But I have the Creator of Paradise in my heart Make a connection with Allah Ta'ala and you will experience the joy of kings for free without any election. experiences more enjoyment than even Jannah. w But in what kind of heart does Allah come? Which heart does Allah Ta’ala makes His house and dwelling place? It is mentioned in a Hadith-e-Qudsi ‫ﻟ‬ I dwell in the broken hearts We all live in fixed homes that are clean and tidy while Allah Ta'ala accepts broken hearts for Himself. Can Paradise be compared with the Creator? The one who has attained Allah. Some people desire roses. I saw on Englishwoman walking with two dogs. Immediately.

k O Allah. While permanent honor departed If we give ourselves to Allah. When you protect your gaze and abstain from every sin. Merely becoming a Muslim outwardly and eating beef does not make one a pure Muslim. Is it not a profitable deal? One day you will have to leave sins. it is evil. By not looking. then safeguard your gazes on the roads. you will no longer retain the ability to gaze at any woman. There was a friend of Allah in a jungle who asked Allah what he could sacrifice for His sake in order to reach Him.A Sound Heart w Temporary enjoyment was achieved w w A person can become a Waliullah by means of piety. the sun of Allah’s proximity will rise from every horizon of the heart. we will achieve the gems of Allah’s love. Then. But what is Taqwa? It is abstinence from all evil and sins. "O My slave. the desire is smashed. you will be forced to abandon all sins. Allah is attained by shedding the blood of desires. A voice from above said. So why not give your life to that Being who has granted you life? 13 . but if you want to construct the house of Allah Ta’ala in the heart. The heart desires to look. you can become even more intoxicated. When will the sun of Allah rise in the heart? It will rise when the heart becomes red with the blood of one's desires. abandon evil actions and hurl the pebbles of sin away. Allah enters the heart. the sun of Allah’s proximity rises from every horizon in the hearts of Allah’s friends who are constantly drinking the blood of their desires. why not leave them while you are alive? Allah Ta'ala wants you to leave sins voluntarily because once you are dead. Does one attain respect or disgrace by means of sin? One only attains enjoyment for a little while after which there is only disgrace upon disgrace." Do not regard it as cheap. Worship Allah by all means. the east. the desire of the heart breaks. By means of worship. Is sinning a good act? No. Once you are wrapped in the burial shroud. You have named the two worlds as Your price Increase the price because this value seems to be cheap ha n qa h break in the Mosques. The sun of the world rises from only one horizon. However. When the heart breaks. The illumination of Allah Ta'ala rises from all four horizons of the heart." He said: . sacrifice both the worlds for Me. Will you make your Nafs ready for any teddy (woman) and will you study her then? Till today have you seen any corpse craning his neck from the Kafan to stare at someone's bare legs? So when you have to leave sins when you die. When does the sun of the world rise? It rises when the horizon becomes red. Bare legs have destroyed many a Sufi. "Indeed the commodity of Allah is very expensive. if Allah wills.o rg . Is Allah Ta’ala attained free of cost? Rasulullah mentioned in a Hadith.

will you still admire her? People flee from such old women. By means of these Tafseers.o rg . We have to find out whether our hearts are well or ill. then what else will you do? Now I will explain the verse as I had promised. Follow the actions of Allah’s friends and abandon all sins. There are five Tafseers (commentries) for the phrase . Kharab is made of Khar (donkey) and Aab (water). What will be the consequence of these lovers? Listen to my couplet: The back became bent like a bow Some became grandfather and some became grandmother There the geography changed and here the history also changed Neither did his history remain nor did my being a mister remain Therefore.k ha n 14 qa h . look at the person who stares at beautiful faces. The water of the donkey is its urine. make Du’a for me. as well as below it.A Sound Heart Do not waste your life on any person made of dust Sacrifice your youth for the One who gave you youth After a few days. These are the five Tafseers of . Also. become a friend of Allah and you will benefit above the earth. w w w . we can ascertain whether we have sound hearts or not. when the geographical contours of the lover's face changes and the beauty becomes an old hag. Allah Ta’ala says that wealth and children will be of no avail except for the one who comes with a sound heart to Allah on the Day of Resurrection. If you want lo see an international idiot. It is amusement for a few short days only. Is it not a commendable action not to separate oneself from urine? If you do not leave donkey's urine. Due to Moulana Saleem. I have chosen the topic of A Sound Heart here. You will reap the benefits in the plain of Resurrection as well. Even the word bad (Kharab) is bad.

he runs to the friends of Allah. A Qari Saheb was passing by. hanker after women and are involved in the evils of films. When Qari Saheb arrived. Now you can decide for yourself whether you have a sound heart or not." Qari Saheb began reciting the Surah in the following manner: The miser said. One should worry about their condition on the Day of Resurrection.k ha n qa h ‫ﻟ‬ . A miser was eating figs. videos and music. How can I read ‫ ﻟ‬when the figs are hidden under the Shawl?" The Second Sign of A Sound Heart ‫ﻟ ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ A person who guides and makes his children the friends of Allah Ta'ala When a person's children are afflicted by cancer or some other illness. Take them to the friends of Allah Ta'ala. the phrase Makkhi chaos came into existence. 15 w w w . licked the gravy off its wings and then let it go. one should be concerned. you have erred! You left out ‫. Similarly. if one's children are afflicted by the illness of negligence. they do not perform Salah or Fast. To endeavor to make one's children pious is also a sign of a sound heart. the miser asked him to recite Surah Watteen The word "Wat-teen" means "By the oath of the fig. they behave like hippies. "Qari Saheb.o rg . he quickly caught it. Another incident comes to mind. you may ask what is a Makkhi Choos? There was a miser. Plead with them or give them some money and take them to Allah’s chosen servants where the talks of Deen are taking place. which are called 'Teen' in Arabic. The miser realized that he would have to share the figs with him. The one who is a miser (Makkhi Choos) will not spend in the path of Allah. One should spend generously in such avenues and hope that he will be rewarded for it in the Hereafter. Mosque or any other cause that works to spread Allah’s Deen. He immediately hid the figs in his Shawl. ﻟ‬The verse is ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ ﻟ‬Qari Saheb replied. Now. From that time onwards. and a fly fell into his curry. When the fly began to fly away.A Sound Heart The First Sign of A Sound Heart ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ The one who spends his wealth in good avenues (for the sake of Allah) He spends on Madrasah. "I have not forgotten. He hankers after Taweezes and asks the friends of Allah to supplicate for him. This is a means of foreign exchange.

This is a very dangerous malady. w One whose heart is free of wrong and deviated beliefs.o rg . One who stares at females. The one who asks from beings other than Allah or who regards disobedient people as the friends of Allah Ta'ala also does not possess a sound heart.k ha n qa h . He has granted you the ability to see with your eyes and the ability to hear with your ears. Allah is watching you no matter where you look. He will be rewarded as many times. which Allah has granted you. Accordingly. By looking at your parents with love. He does not ask for things from the graves. Eat bread and abstain from Haraam. Rasulullah replied that a person can look as many times as he wants. if pork is being praised somewhere. he can do so. Allah has given life (Jan) and bread (Nan). Remaining free of deviated beliefs is also a sign of a pure heart. If he truly believed in Allah and the Final Day. Allah Ta’ala is great. for His sake. However. for example.A Sound Heart The Third Sign of A Sound Heart ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ The one whose heart is free of the preponderance of desires He is not so overpowered by desires that he cannot distinguish between Halaal and Haraam. he should not even look at it. Do not even look at Haraam. Rasulullah said that such a person receives the reward of an accepted Hajj. He can partake of whatever is Halaal. Look at your wife and parents. Use these senses. This means that if a person desires Halaal. a pious poet says: 16 w w His gaze was a sentinel over my gaze Regretfully we were oblivious of this perception The Fourth Sign of A Sound Heart ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ A person whose heart is free of wrong and deviated beliefs . he wants to drink Marinda or Coke or he wants to eat Samoosas. whether at the airport or in shopping malls or unnecessarily passes by girls school does not have a sound heart. his human nobility would not have permitted him to look at Haraam things. The Sahabah asked what if a person looks at ‫ﻟ‬ his parents a hundred times a day.

k My heart should become one plain Where only You remain Instead of water and clay in torso There must be only a pain in the heart for You My gaze must be cast off others completely Only You must be visible wherever I took ha n qa h . It is Kufr. When the heart is negligent. 17 w . Consider him to be Shaytaan if he abandons the Sunnah It is sinful to regard as Waliullah that person who has no regard for the Sunnah.A Sound Heart Even if he flies in the air day and night. A Waliullah is only the one who treads the path of Rasulullah The Fifth Sign of A Sound Heart The fifth Tafseer is extreme for the great friends of Allah.o rg . he sees Allah everywhere. who smoke cigarettes and have no beards. it reflects the following couplet. There is a disease today of regarding such people as pious people and going to them who are speculators and those who don loincloths but do not perform Salah. ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ The one whose heart is empty of everything besides Allah His heart reflects the following poems: w w When a person has Allah in his heart.

A pious poet says: One of the necessary conditions for attaining the love of Allah Ta'ala. you will obtain only land from England and you will not obtain Allah Ta'ala. otherwise. forgive our sins. the whole world will seem to be plundered. ha n 18 qa h I have lost the spring of life and obtained the pain of the heart I lost the entire garden for the sake of one moist flower . spring dripped from everything When the heart became desolate. How does one obtain the Creator of flowers? When you turn your gaze away from the flowers of this world. O Allah. We know how to ask Allah Ta'ala for our worldly needs but only the special servants of Allah Ta'ala ask Allah for His love.A necessary condition for attaining the love of Allah Ta'ala w . Let us supplicate to Allah Ta'ala to grant us a life of piety. his family. his friends and all his acquaintances reach the final limit where the Siddiqeen reach. one will see a garden and the Creator of flowers everywhere. Grant all of us a life of piety. which many people are neglectful about is Du'a (supplicating to Allah Ta'ala from the depths of the heart). This fact is substantiated from the Hadith of Rasulullah wherein he supplicates: ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ O Allah! I ask You for Your love (Tirmidhi Shareef) w w DU'A . Forgive our past sins.A Sound Heart When the heart was a garden. However. O Allah.o rg . you will obtain the Creator of flowers.k Sacrifice the whole enjoyment of London and England. Make Akhtar. the whole world became desolate When the heart is ravaged due to sins. Illuminate our present with Your pleasure and render our future radiant with piety and steadfastness. if Allah is in the heart.

instill Your love in our heart and soul whereby every single thing in the entire world becomes meaningless and valueless in comparison to You. however. We will put our lives on the line in order to please You. Grant us Your perfect love whereby we do not displease You for even a single moment of our lives. there is couple of heart-rending Du'as of Hazratwala mentioned below for the benefit of the respected readers. O Allah Ta'ala! Entrench this firm intention within our hearts that we will no longer displease You. because there is no Allah besides You to whom we can turn to. O Allah! Since we are sacrificing our very lives for You. For this. O Allah! Let us not sacrifice ourselves and die over that which has no value.A Sound Heart Hazrat Haji lmdadullah Muhajir Makki saying: used to cry to Allah Ta'ala Some are asking for something and some for something else O Allah! I beg of You to grant me Yourself The method of supplicating Allah Ta'ala in this special manner. O Allah! Grant us the ability to obey You. - - - w w .k ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ ‫ﻟ‬ w ha n Ameen ‫ﻟ‬ 19 qa h ‫ﻟ‬ .o rg . should be learned from those who have a special connection with Allah Ta'ala. O Allah! If we do happen to sin then grant us the ability to turn to You in repentance. May Allah Ta' ala grant us all the ability to supplicate to Allah Ta'ala through them. We will not allow even a single form of Haraam pleasure to sway us away from You.

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