at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Real Maqsad Of Tasawwuf

Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (r.a.) said: “In every group when customs become overwhelming, truths (haqaaiq) are overshadowed. The aim (maqsad) of Sulook or Tasawwuf is not auraad and ashghaal (special forms of dhikr and spiritual exercises). Although auraad and ashghaal facilitate in the acquisition of the aim, the actual objective is Islaah-e-Baatin (moral reformation). As long as islaah-e-nafs has not been achieved, the efficacy of ashghaal and auraad will not be fully realised. In fact, sometimes because of ujub (self esteem) and kibr (pride), the auraad and ashghaal constitute dangers.”



Filed under: 5. Tasawwuf, Malfoozat

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