at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

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

Allah Resides In Broken Hearts


Our Dr. Hadhrat Muhammad Abdul Hayy Sahib (Rahmatullah Alayh), used to recite a couplet of poetry. He used to say that when Almighty Allah breaks the heart of any of His servants He desires to lift him to greater heights. These shocks, anxieties and sorrows which come to men are forced exertions in the path of Deen (faith) by which men progress by leaps and bounds to higher degrees and this is not possible in normal circumstances. He frequently recited this couplet:

-یہ کھہ کے کسہ ساز پیالہ پنگ دیا
-اب اور کچھ بنائن گے اس کو بگاڑ کے

“The potter threw down the pot to break it saying that after breaking it he would re-shape it (in a better form).”

Thus, when this heart is broken, it becomes the receptacle of Allah’s mercies and divine reflections. He also used to recite another couplet:

-بتان ماہ وش اجڑی ہوئی منزل میں رہتے ہیں
-جسے برباد کرتے ہیں اسی کے دل میں رہتے ہیں

“The moon-like beloved ones take up their residence in deserted houses.
They reside in the heart of those whom they ruin.”

[“Discourses of Islamic Way of Life” by Mufti Taqi Usmani (damat barkatuhum), Vol. 1: pages 179-180]

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