ADHERENCE TO ATTARIQA|
|The Al-Mighty said (in the case of those who say , our Lord is God , and further , stand straight and steadfast , the angels descend on them (from time to time) Fear you not they suggest) Nor grieve ! But receive the glad tidings of the garden of (Bliss) which you Ye were promised ! we are your protectors in this life and in the Hereafter)1|
(أن الين قالوا ربنا الله ثم استقاموا تتنزل عليهم الملائكة الا تخافوا ولا تحزنوا وابشرا بالجنة التي كنتم توعدون . نحن اولياؤكم في الحياة الدنيا وفي الاخرة)
The Al-Mighty said (And God’s Message is ): if they like (the pagans) had (only) remained on the (right) way , we should certainly have bestowed on them rain in abundance)2
(ولو استقاموا على الطريقة لاسقيناهم ماء غدقا)
This a great bliss promised by Allah to those who are devoted to the right way recommended by the Al-Mighty . Such people Have no fear or sadness . They are promised by Heaven in which they have permanent mercy .
Adherence to the right way the glorious career of Prophet (Muhammad)(P) who was patient and enduring . The Prophet used to perform victual of worship till his feet got wounded because of exhaustion . He then was forgiven for actions he might have made (would) you , then be a thankful servant of God).
Al-Kusheiri said (Adherence to Attariqa) insures integrity and bliss without which all efforts are lost ; the Al-Mighty said (And be not like a woman who breaks into untwisted strands the yarn which she has spun-after it has become strong)3.
(ولا تكونوا كالتي نقضت غزلها من بعد قوة)
Al-Kusheiri also said :I heard Aba Ali Al-Daqaq says :Adherence has there requirement , first is self cultivation , second heart purification and third acquaintance secrets .
Abu Baker Bin farok said : Adherence entails permanence of this ; the Al-Mighty said And God’s Message is (if they (The pagans) had (only) remained on the (right) way , we should certainly have bestowed on them rain in abundance)4
ولو استقاموا على الطريقة لاسقيناهم ماء غدقا
So this “bestowed” as Ibin Atta, interpreting this serve , said (is to make the heart solely dedicated to God).
Al-Sheikh said :adherence entail permanent worship , truthfulness in speech , avoidance of backbiting and heresy .
Al-Wasity said : adherence lies behind whatever is good without which good turns onto bad .
Abu Ali Al-Jawzani said (Be a seeker of adherence not dignity , for you tend to dignity whereas your God wants genuine adherence to the right path of religion).
Al-Kusheiry related the saying of Abu Ali Al-Sanosi who said ( I saw prophet Muhammad (P) in dream and I told him : you said that (Hood) caused me great grievance , Do you mean by this the stories of Prophets or the destruction of nations : the Prophet (P) said : No , but it is the Al-Might’s saying (Therefore stand firm (in the straight path ) as thou art commanded)5.
فاستقم كما أمرت
Adherence , then , entails truthfulness and complete devotion to Allah .
Al-Juneid said : I have seen a young (Mureed) sitting under a tree , I asked him : who do you sit here) He answered : I am looking for something , I left him , then I met the same young man after the pilgrimage sitting near the same tree , When I asked him the same , Question , he said : I found what I was looking for in this place , so I stayed here , Al-Juneid then said : I don’t know which one is more honourable : his satisfaction with a state he lost or his adherence to the place in which he found what be was looking for .
Adherence , then , is to abide by worships and other orders recommended by the Al-Mighty ( And serve thy Lord until there come unto thee the hour that is certain)6.
(واعبد ربك ختى ياتيك اليقين)
This adherence insures security and goodness in this life and in the Thereafter ; prophet Muhammad (P) said (Worship your God as If you see Him , if you don’t see Him . Be sure He sees you ) . For such importance , one should do his best to adhere to the right path .
1-Fuselat , Ayat 30.31.
2-Al-Jin , Ayat , 16.
3-Al-Nahal ,Ayat ,92.
4-Al-Jin , Ayat 16.