Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina
intense humiliation. Some saints have stated, ‘Hunger is the key to the Hereafter and the door of asceticism, whereas filling the stomach is the key to the world and the door of indulgence in worldly pleasures.’ (Qūt-ul-Qulūb, vol. 2, pp. 332)
Why emphasis on remaining hungry?
Someone once asked Sayyidunā Bāyazīd Bisṭāmī رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ تَعَـالٰی عَـلَيْـه as to why he emphasized on remaining hungry. He رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه replied, ‘If Pharaoh (Fir’awn) were hungry he would never have claimed divinity. If Qārūn were hungry, he would never have rebelled (against the Almighty عَزَّوَجَلَّ).’ (In other words, their wealth led them to defiance and disobedience to their Creator). (Kashf-ul-Maḥjūb, pp. 647)
Fearlessness from Hidden Plan of Allah D is grave sin
Dear Islamic brothers! Truly, good health and excessive wealth often lead to indulgence in sins. Therefore, those who possess good health or wealth or have authority should fear the Hidden Plan of Allah. Sayyidunā Ḥasan Baṣrī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated, ‘If a person possesses ample sustenance, obedient children, wealth, good health, status, respect, property or position in the government, but he does not fear the Divine Hidden Plan – such a person is heedless of the Hidden Plan of Allah.’ (Tanbīĥ-ul-Mughtarīn, pp. 54)
Sayyidunā Imām Muhammad Bin Aḥmad Żaĥabī رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has included fearlessness from the Hidden Plan of Allah in the list of major sins in his book ‘Kitāb-ul-Kabāir.’ Therefore, the poor, the sick and the troubled should also fear the Hidden Plan of Allah as it is possible that these troubles befall them as a test and incessant complaints, impatience and efforts to get rid of poverty through Ḥarām means lead them to ruin in the Hereafter. Furthermore, it is also Wājib for those who live comfortably to fear the Hidden Plan of