Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

He عَزَّوَجَلَّ then blesses that person with patience and makes him reach that high status which was predestined for him in the divine knowledge.’ (Sunan Abī Dāwūd, pp. 123, Ḥadīš 3090)

Woĥ ‘ishq-e-ḥaqīqī kī lażżāt naĥīn pā saktā

Jo ranj-o-muṣībat say dauchār naĥīn ĥotā

He cannot taste the true love and devotion

Who does not face adversity and harsh condition

33. Carrot and honey

Our saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی used to oppose their Nafs strongly. Sayyidunā Sarī Saqaī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated, ‘My Nafs has been urging me that I eat a single carrot dipped in honey (if not more) for the past 30 or 40 years, but I have not fulfilled its desire, اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ.’ (Risāla-tul-Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 153)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!

34. He spat out fig

Sayyidunā Ja’far Bin Naīr عَـلَیۡـهِ رَحۡـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـقَـدِیۡـر has narrated: Once Sayyidunā Shaykh Junayd Baghdādī عَـلَيْهِ رَحۡـمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـهَادِی gave me a dinar to purchase some figs. I brought some figs from the market. At the time of Ifār, he placed a fig in his mouth but then immediately spat it out. He then began to weep and instructed that the figs be taken away. When he was asked as to why he did so, he replied, ‘A voice came from my conscience, ‘Are you not ashamed of fulfilling the desire you had already forgone for the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.’

(Risāla-tul-Qushayriyyaĥ, pp. 154)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on him and forgive us without accountability for his sake!

 



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