Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Fiqah: Understanding of the Religion

There are two parts of Sharia, Sharia-e-Naqisa and Sharia-e-Kamila. Sharia is imposed on the body however should Sharia not be imposed upon the driving force behind the deeds of the body? If your eyes are staring at a woman, is it the eyes that are impure? Did this thought to look at the woman come from your eyes? No. Then what is the driving force that successfully incites the body to commit bad deeds? The driving force is the Nafs (Self). We agree with those who say the observance of Sharia is necessary however this does not apply to the physical body only. You may adopt the laws of Sharia for the body, however the Nafs is still inside and its desires have only been suppressed temporarily.  Given the opportunity it will be inclined towards committing bad deeds again. Observance of Sharia for the body is important. However, to grasp the mastermind, the driving power behind the bad deeds of the body is the real focus of Sharia. Therefore the emphasis of Sharia lies on the purification of the Nafs. Once the body is purified and the Nafs has been purified also, it is known as Sharia-e-Kamila (Complete Sharia).

When both the body and Nafs have been purified, the Divine Light (Noor) produced through worship is directed towards the heart, however, it does not enter the heart. In order for that Noor to enter the heart, the heart must be initiated. You will need a Kamil-e-Tariqa (A Perfect Spiritual Guide) who may grant you the initiation of the heart (Dhikr-e-Qalb). Once the heart has been initiated, you enter into the practise of Tariqa (Spirituality). There are four stages of Tariqa and the first stage is the initiation of the heart (Zakooriyat). To engage in Dhikr (Remembrance of God) verbally is not a part of Zakooriyat. The tongue does not need to be taught. It is the souls that are taught how to engage in Dhikr Allah. Once your inner subtleties have been purified and enlightened whatever is on the tongue shall be in the heart also. 

Once you have reached this stage it is God's duty to grant your heart the Noor of Fiqah (understanding) so that you may understand the rest of the Deen (religion).

His Divine Eminence Ra Gohar Shahi says, 'Deen means lifestyle.'

The method of offering Salat, when to recite which verse of the Quran, and the declaration of the Kalima by tongue is all knowledge (Ilm).When does this knowledge become the lifestyle? When your tongue declares and your heart affirms, when your tongue recites the verses of the Quran and your heart engages in the remembrance of God. The Divine Light and the divine attributes of God begin to reflect in your character. Once this happens you will not have to make an effort the reflection of these attributes in your character will be automatic.

A Momin cannot keep a grudge for more than three days in his heart. After three days at the most, it automatically leaves the heart of a Momin and if it is still there after three days then such a person is not a Momin. A Momin is one whose heart remembers God and produces the Divine Light. Divine Light pushes out the evil traits such as enmity, jealousy, arrogance, etc.

Worship should be done however greater than worship is the cleansing of the heart. A Momin is one whose heart is being cleansed continuously. 

Prophet Mohammad asked his Companions, 'If somebody takes a shower 5 times a day, would any dirt remain on his body?' The Companions replied, ‘no,’ and then the Prophet said, ‘Salat cleanses the Momin in a similar way.’

The Quran says Salat refrains one from bad deeds. People have been offering Salat for 20 years but has it refrained them from committing bad deeds? Why do you not think about this? The Quran says the Quran is the word of God and salvation for Momineen. There are 73 sects in Islam, what kind of salvation is this?