Friday, December 04, 2009

Way to attain patience, courage and humily

"Read the history of the prophets to attain patience; read the history of the sahabas (Companions of prophet Muhammad(sal)) to attain courage. Read the history of the Awliya (friends of Allah) to attain humility. – Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (RA)

Unity and Duality

"Creations can never become Allah. Allah can never become a creation. But, no creation can subsist without Allah being with it." - Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (RA)

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Why Allah has mandated certain actions on us?

"Allah wants to forgive our sins. As we may not work towards gaining Allah's forgiveness, He Himself on His own has obligated certain actions on us, so that we perform them and attain His forgiveness" -- Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (R.A.)

Comment: It is recorded in the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) that the rewards for five obligatory prayers, fasting, hajj pilgrimage and related obligations of believers are forgiveness of their sins.

Heart Cleanser

"Tears in the remembrance of Allah cleans our heart"

-- Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (R.A.)

Stages of Dhikr

"Say the names of Allah using your tongue and thank Allah for bestowing this grace on you. Allah will bestow you the grace of remembering Him in your heart. Continue to remember Allah in your heart and thank Him for bestowing this great blessing on you. Allah will bestow you the grace of remembering Him in your spirit. Allah has said, 'if you thank me, I will increase'".

--Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (R.A.)

Best of the Gnostics

"The best among the Aarifeens (gnostics) are those who recite the Qur'an and pray to Allah very frequently"
--- Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (R.A)

Friday, January 20, 2006

Difference between the two Kings - A story

In one of his discourses, the Shaikh told us this story. I'm narrating it in my words.

A minister of a king suddenly disappeared. The king asked his people to search for him and he was found in a far away place leading a normal life. When asked to come back to the palace, he refused and said that he is now in the service of a great king. When this was conveyed to the king he got curious and went in person to meet the minister.

After exchange of pleasantries, the king asked the minister who was the king he was serving. The minister replied saying that he is the greatest king of all and I found 5 differences between him and all other kings of this world. The minister said that these differences made him love this great king more and he will serve him till his death. The king asked him to list the differences and the minister listed them.
1. All kings of this world will be sitting while their slaves have to stand while conversing with them. But, this king actually carries his slaves wherever the slaves go.

2. All kings of this world sleep in palaces and their slaves have to keep a watch on them and serve them, many a times sacrificing their own sleep. But, this king lets the slaves sleep and he keeps a watch on them. He himself never sleeps or naps.

3. All kings of this world eat the best of foods and his slaves who cook the food hardly get to taste any of them. They may even lose their lives if the king dislikes the food. But, this king feeds his slaves all through the life and he has no need for food.

4. The punishment for a mistake from the kings of this world is multiple times bigger than the mistake. But, this kings Forgiveness is bigger than the biggest of the mistakes of his slaves.

5. I used to fear the death of the king worrying about my future. The new incumbent may throw me out or even put me in prison for my loyalty to the previous regime. But, this king has no death.

This king is Allah, my creator and sustainer, the one without any needs, fulfiller of all our needs. If you have been His slave once, you will not be a slave to anyone else.

The king went back to his palace with something to think.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Qurban - Sacrifice

The Shaikh while giving a speech during the time of Eid-ul-Azha (Bakrid) was explaining the concept of sacrifice. He said the true sacrifice is accepting the truth that our existence is due to Allah's essence. A sheep sacrifices itself for a single recitation of "Allahu Akbar" but, we say "Allahu Akbar" repeatedly in our regular prayers - but we don't sacrifice ourselves even once. Whenever you say, "Allahu Akbar", make sure that you remember Allah's omnipresence and that we subsist because of His essense. That's the sacrifice we will have to do everytime we pray.

Friday, September 23, 2005

The Belief of the pagans of Makkah

"The pagans of Makkah were not denying the existence of Allah; neither were they disliking Him. They believed that Allah was far away from them and thought the idols they worshipped helped them get closer to Allah. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) came to this world to teach 'Allah is with us'" - Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (RA)

Fas -an- Fas Dhikr

"Whoever has got the blessing of doing the Fas-an-fas dhikr regularly has attained all the blessings of both this world and the here after" - Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (RA)

Note: Fas-an-fas dhikr is remembering Allah in every breath. It has to be learnt from a kamil Shaikh.

Allah's Presence

"In this wide spread world, wherever and whenever I sit, I always sit in the presence of Allah" - Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori (RA)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Salawath on our Prophet

"Reciting Salawath on our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is an activity that will be accepted by Allah, even if we don't have Ikhlas (piety)".

---Shaikh Faizee Shah Noori

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Believer's Eyes see...

"To look at the creation as the fulfiller of our needs is the thought of a disbeliever. To look at Allah in the creation is the thought of a believer".

Note: Please mail me at faizee@yahoo.com if you don't understand this great quote by my shaikh. It is very easy to misunderstand this statement but there is a world of truth in this. May Allah help us all to understand and be true believers.