Naqshbandi Principle: Awareness of Time (Wuquf E Zamani)

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Sultanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (Q.S) and Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)
Sultanul Awliya Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani (Q.S) and Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)

Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

Madad Ya Al Haqqani Madad Ya Sahibu Saif, Madad Ya Ambiya Wa Awliya Allah

There are eight Naqshbandi Principles formulated by the Imam  of the Khwajagan (early Naqshabndi Silsila) order , Hazret Shaykh Abdul Khaliq Ghujdavani (Q.S) and three other principles formulated by the Imam of the Tariqah Khwajah Muhammad Baha’uddin Naqshbandi Al-Uwaisi Al-Bukhari (Q.S).

They are:

1-Hosh Dar Dam (Awareness of breath), 2-Nazar Bar Qadam (Watching the step), 3-Safar dar Watan (Inward Journey in the Spiritual Path) , 4-Khalwat Dar Anjuman (Solitude in the Society) , 5-Yad Kard (Reminding outwardly and inwardly of God’s Name), 6-Baz Gasht (return to the responsibilities of a person according to  Shari’ah after performing pure Zikr), 7-Concentration on God (Yaddasht), 8-Nigadasht (Guarding one’s spiritual state) 

Other three Principles taught by Khwajah Shah Baha’uddin Naqshbandi (Q.S) as an additional three methods of training the students were:

9-Awareness of time (Wuquf E Zamani), 10-Counting the Zikr repetitions (Wuquf e Adadi), 11-Constant Attachment of Heart to God (Wuquf E Qalbi)

In this article I am inspired to write about: “Awareness of Time”or  Wuquf E Zamani

Awareness of time (Wuquf E Zamani):

A person’s birth, life, death and resurrection bound by time. He must be aware of time. Time are two kind, the Created time and the Eternal (Infinite Time). Time is the Manifestation the “Kursiyy” of Allah. The Manifestation of His Attributes in the Created world is Manifested through Time.

One must utilize his time to remember Allah and in useful things that is commanded in Sunnah (traditions of Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam).

When you lose a second from your life span, it has gone forever. You cannot regain the time that you have lost. The Messenger of Allah says:

On the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him), who said:The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) took me by the shoulder and said, “Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a wayfarer.” And Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) used to say, “In the evening do not expect [to live until] the morning, and in the morning do not expect [to live until] the evening. Take [advantage of] your health before times of sickness, and [take advantage of] your life before your death.[Al-Bukhari] 40 Hadith Nawawi.

One of the things I always regret and  ask Allah’s forgiveness is that the time I have lost before I realize how important time is.

We are living in the End of Times, one of the phenomena of this time is that time itself pass very quickly, because of the Hour is approaching.

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said(alaihiswalathu wa salam said), “The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until (religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men), earthquakes will be very frequent,time will pass quickly, afflictions will appear, murders will increase and money will overflow amongst you.” (See Hadith No. 85 Vol 1).  (Sahih Bukhari Book 17, Hadith 146)

So utilize your free times, and good times for the worship of Allah and constructing worthy deeds in your life. A person who is concerned about his time will never spend it on things that is not concerned about him.
For example , you are 20 years old ,If you have a fixed amount of money with you given by your father, for example 900,000 Pounds for your rest of the life, and there is no way you will find  away for another income, then will you spend that money carelessly? , How will you spend it?, Ok, let’s say you spend half of it by the time  you reach 30s , you got only 350,000 left.  This time you start realizing the importance of spending correct way what you have left with you.

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Part of the perfection of one’s Islam is his leaving that which does not concern him.” A hasan (good) hadeeth which was related by at-Tirmidhi and others in this fashion.Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah related.

What concern to you is your salvation, and how you spend your time to work for Aakhirath (hereafter life). So be careful how you spend your time.  It is said that in London High street “An Hour” of a solicitor to deal with your civil or criminal counselling and undertaking cost 500-1000 pounds.  So how much it worth your time spending here to fix your case in the Judgement day?

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There are two blessings which many people waste: health and free time.” Sahih Bukhari 6049

If you are really believing in the Judgement Day, then you would prepare with all your time for fixing your case in the Court of Allah!. So In our Way (the Naqshbandi Tariqah) we are watching our time, every seconds.  Even if we are busy with the affairs of the world, our heart remain busy with Allah, remembering and glorifying him. This is the Naqshbandi Heart, we do not know about others.

The Life of a true Naqshbandi is connected to Allah through Time.  When Allah says “Allah is Encompassing the disbelievers from all side (2:19… Wallahu Muheethwumm-Bil Kaafireen) , Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala declares that they are with in His Hands and spared them in their transgression for some time.

So do not wait to repent and become a good person when you become old!, This attitude has become a custom among South Asians, enjoy and commit all sins in youth and do not pray, but start prayer , grow beard , fast and going to Mosques when you are in 40s and above! Do you think that you are not accountable for the past life that you lived without fulfilling your obligations?

You are responsible for the time you wasted, and the only solution for this problem is you contribute your time to fulfill the obligations you missed in your past days. So since you attained puberty , you are obligated to fulfill your contracts with your Lord. This is the highest Adab in the Tariqah, but you may do as you wish , or seek guidance from your Shaykh.

Allah says in Quran 5:1 O you who have believed, fulfill [all] contracts

So in the Tariqah, it require a disciple to have “Awareness of Time”. Since time is the Manifestation of Allah, spending that time in things that Allah is happy with His Servants, is most important.

ABUSING TIME IS FORBIDDEN:

 Abu Huraira reported: I heard Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: The son of Adam abuses Dahr (the time), whereas I am Dahr since in My hand are the day and the night.  (Sahih Muslim Book #027, Hadith #5580)

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah said, ‘The son of Adam hurts me for he abuses timethough I am time: in My Hands are all things, and I cause the revolution of day and night.’  (Sahih Bukhari,Book #60, Hadith #351)

Some people curse the time for which they have been wasted, or lost. If you lost something it is you alone who is responsible. So the morals of a Murid must be that he may respect the Time that is Surrounded him and catching his life span and annihilating his days on the Earth!

Quran 42:30 Whatever misfortune happens to you, is because on the things your hands have wrought, and for many (of them) He grants forgiveness.

Hadith: “Whatever of good reaches you, is from Allah, but whatever of evil befalls you, is from yourself [means] it is a punishment, O son of Adam, for your sins. And he said: We are told that the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to say: “No man is scratched by a thorn, or stumbles, or has a twitching in a vein, except for a sin, and what Allah forgives is greater.”

Because the Time has a significant part in the life of a believer, Naqshbandi Shaykhs carried the Zikr of Allah though the “Silent Zikr” while outwardly busy with the works of the world’s day to day affairs (farming, trade, sheep herding etc), it was in the Bukhara, and other parts of Central Asia where the Tariqah flourished, the Silk Route which is the famous trade route pass through this lands. Long Journeys between Istanbul and Central Asia keep the disciples away from Shaykhs for months or even years. So the Shaykhs by their spiritual power imprint Zikr of Allah in the Sincere devotee of the path. This Zikr constantly repeat in the heart of a Murid (seeker), wherever he is, whether he is awake or asleep, whether he is busy or free!

Thus this Zikr in the heart that guard his day to day life, and making aware of his time, and how he should spend his time in the Path!. Since all these 11 principles are inter-related, repetition of the explanation occurs.

Time cannot be seen by naked eye or touched, It can be expressed through a device (clock) , like we express  God through His names and Attributes. So those who deny the Almighty God (atheists) let them show me time, while they also believing in time!

Awareness of Special times and Days:

Some times are special and more beneficial to do Zikr, like after Fajr, between maghrib and Isha prayers. Some days and nights are special. A seeker must be aware of special times, days and nights in order to gain maximum benefit from it.

Narrated ‘Aisha(R.A): Allah’s Apostle said, “Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.”  (Sahih Bukhari,Book 32, Hadith 234)

So again, Awareness of time is a vast topic, this is only brief reminder ,not a complete article.

– Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani Ar-Rabbani

Time is your Credit, Your age is your card. Spend it wisely
Time is your Credit, Your age is your card. Spend it wisely

Naqshbandi Principle:Guarding one’s spiritual Progress(Nigahdasht)

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

Madad Ya Al Haqqani Madad Ya Sahibu Saif, Madad Ya Ambiya Wa Awliya Allah

There are eight Naqshbandi Principles formulated by the Imam  of the Khwajagan (early Naqshabndi Silsila) order , Hazret Shaykh Abdul Khaliq Ghujdavani (Q.S) and three other principles formulated by the Imam of the Tariqah Khwajah Muhammad Baha’uddin Naqshbandi Al-Uwaisi Al-Bukhari (Q.S).

They are:

1-Hosh Dar Dam (Awareness of breath), 2-Nazar Bar Qadam (Watching the step), 3-Safar dar Watan (Inward Journey in the Spiritual Path) , 4-Khalwat Dar Anjuman (Solitude in the Society) , 5-Yad Kard (Reminding outwardly and inwardly of God’s Name), 6-Baz Gasht (return to the responsibilities of a person according to  Shari’ah after performing pure Zikr), 7-Concentration on God (Yaddasht), 8-Nigadasht (Guarding one’s spiritual state) 

Other three Principles taught by Khwajah Shah Baha’uddin Naqshbandi (Q.S) as an additional three methods of training the students were:

9-Awareness of time (Wuquf E Zamani), 10-Counting the Zikr repetitions (Wuquf e Adadi), 11-Constant Attachment of Heart to God (Wuquf E Qalbi)

In this article I am inspired to write about: “Guarding One’s Spiritual State”or  Nigahdasht 

Guarding One’s Spiritual State (Nigahdasht):

It is one of the most difficult part of the seeker.  The seeker must be a watchful soldier against his ego. The ego never dies until the soul depart from the body, but it can be controlled, guided and guarded. Be a guardian of your ego.  Be watchful the notion of your ego and motion of your desires.

LOVE AND SINCERITY TO THE SHAYKH:

In our Path (Tariqa Naqshabndiyya),arriving at the degree of perfection is related to a loving bond (Rabita) with the exemplary Shaykh . The Sincere disciple is, through his love of the Shaykh, receives divine energy (Fayd) from the inner being (Batin) of the Shaykh and becomes colored with the color of the Shaykh, by having an essential connection to the Shaykh or annihilation in the Shaykh (Fana fi Shaykh), the beginning of true annihilation in God (Fana Filla). Anyone doing Zikr without bonding his heart with the Master and without achieving annihilation in the Shaykh will not reach”-Khwajah Muhammad Ma’sum , in Maktubat

It is said On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (ra):

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The deen (religion) is naseehah (advice,sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.” [Muslim]
It is clear evident that fully entering in Islam cannot be possible without the sincerity with Allah the Messenger  (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and the Shaykh (the Muslim leader or Imam one follow)!

God Almighty teach us through his beloved Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam. Iblees could not guard his spiritual rank, so he become Satan.

When Shaykh Muhyiddin Abdul Qadir Jilani (Q.S) was walking, Satan try to fool him, and he defeated Satan. Satan replied: “I have caused many Saints to lose their Sainthood”

Ego and Satan working 24 hours in partnership to destroy one’s status in the divine presence. But the Mercy of the Lord Forbearing and forgiving us. Ego can be made as a servant to our Soul thus making it as a servant to Allah.

So many people including big Shaykhs in Tariqat loosing their spiritual ranks. they have been brought down from their seats,, because of their ego sometimes fooling them when they take friendship with wealthy and rulers, and attack the pious ascetics.

So without a heavenly support, it is hard to guard one’s Faith (Imaan) and his spiritual progress. A Seeker must be well mannered and keep highest standard of morals and discipline to keep his spiritual state safe. If you have a guaranteed heavenly support, then Allah Almighty will send those who will guard you from all sides and with in yourself.

A person can learn All verses in Quran with it’s exegesis (tafseer), all recorded Hadiths (traditions of Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu wa salam) ,by heart  four Schools of Law (Madhab) , yet he can die the death of Jahiliya (pre-Islamic death), if he do not know how to guard the Sanctity of the Quran that is in his heart, the sanctity of the hadith that he recorded in his heart, and the respect for the Law of Allah that he studied and imprinted in his heart.

This is why following a Shaykh of Tariqah (Tasawwuf/Science of Purification) is very important and having a heavenly support is necessary to become  an Imam/leader. Without heavenly support, how can you be an Imam/leader? Your certification must come from an eternal authority. Not from a commercial institution!

So we can see that guarding one’s spiritual progress require spiritual support, morals and manners.

It is said in Sahih Bukhari: Book 89

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said, “Surely! Everyone of you is a guardian and is responsible for his charges: The Imam (ruler) of the people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects; a man is the guardian of his family (household) and is responsible for his subjects; a woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and of his children and is responsible for them; and the slave of a man is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for it. Surely, everyone of you is a guardian and responsible for his charges.”  

If you are the Servant of Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam), then you are responsible for guarding the properties of Islam according to your charge. That is to keep the honor of Allah and His Messenger (alaihiswalathu wa salam)  in your life, and keep the honor of Quran and Sunnah in your life style.

We ask Allah’s Forgiveness and Guidance and We are repenting to Him for the wrong deeds we have committed.  So you must be responsible with the knowledge and guidance you received. When you drop it, that time you put your spiritual progress in decline!

Recently I read, someone writing in facebook: “I need a break from Islam, i feel heavy and bored, can I still love and worship Allah without associating with Muslims”?

This kind of understanding is coming from misguidance and error. You were not with the Islam that Allah says in the Quran and Sunnah, that is taught to us by the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam.

Lying, back biting, gossiping, jealousy,greed, materialistic life style,,lust, arrogance, stubbornness, heedlessness, ignorance,insanity, lack of sincerity, lack of morals and manner etc will bring one’s spiritual progress to decline.

Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam said: “The best of you is one who has the best manners”

In another place it is said: “The best of you is the one who learn Quran and teach it”

So the best one will be the one with knowledge of Quran , and practicing according to it and have good manners and then teach it.

Allah says: 61:2-3  O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do? Great is hatred in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do.

So a best one cannot be someone who do not practice what he learned but teach it to others! A best one cannot speak things that is hated by Allah!

As a seeker in the Naqshbandi Sufi Way, the Jihad (Struggle) of a Seeker must be guarding his own Soul from his vein desires corrupting it!

We shall not have much business in this world, it is a short time stop of a traveler.

Guarding one’s spiritual state also require stand firm in the Law of Allah (Shari’ah) and Protecting one’s heart from evil things.

Allah says in Quran chapter 113Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak,From the evil of that which He created,And from the evil of darkness when it settles,And from the evil of the blowers in knots, And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”

Quran 114: From the evil of the retreating whisperer –Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind -From among the jinn and mankind.”

The innovators who say there is no Spiritual Knowledge and Spiritual experiences , they did not understand nothing from Islam.

On the authority of an-Nu’man ibn Basheer (ra), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say, “That which is lawful is clear and that which is unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters [eventually] falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah’s sanctuary is His prohibitions. Truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh, which, if it be whole, all the body is whole, and which, if it is diseased, all of [the body] is diseased. Truly, it is the heart.” [Bukhari & Muslim]

So we see that following the Law of Allah is necessary to guard one’s spiritual progress

The Shaykhs of the Naqshbandi Way is concentrating in transforming the hearts of a believer as  a Sanctuary for Allah. That his heart may be given training to make it a place where Allah is often remembered and worshiped.  A heart that constantly remember Allah. That is the work of a Naqshbandi Shaykh which he trains his murid to become on to.

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Do not envy one another, and do not inflate prices for one another, and do not hate one another, and do not turn away from one another, and do not undercut one another in trade, but [rather] be slaves of Allah and brothers [amongst yourselves]. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim: he does not oppress him, nor does he fail him, nor does he lie to him, nor does he hold him in contempt. Taqwa (piety) is right here [and he pointed to his chest three times]. It is evil enough for a man to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. The whole of a Muslim is inviolable for another Muslim: his blood, his property, and his honour.” [Muslim]

I would advise every seeker to study 40 Hadiths Book of Imam Nawawi (R.A) for it is the foundation of the Tariqah

Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen

~~~Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani Ar-Rabbani

With Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)
With Saint of Allah Sahibu Saif Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi  Ar-Rabbani (Q.S)

Naqshbandi Principle:Solitude in the Society (Khalwat dar Anjuman)

Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem

Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa alaa Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim

Madad Ya Al Haqqani Madad Ya Sahibu Saif, Madad Ya Ambiya Wa Awliya Allah

There are eight Naqshbandi Principles formulated by the Imam  of the Khwajagan (early Naqshabndi Silsila) order , Hazret Shaykh Abdul Khaliq Ghujdavani (Q.S) and three other principles formulated by the Imam of the Tariqah Khwajah Muhammad Baha’uddin Naqshbandi Al-Uwaisi Al-Bukhari (Q.S).

They are

1-Hosh Dar Dam (Awareness of breath), 2-Nazar Bar Qadam (Watching the step), 3-Safar dar Watan (Inward Journey in the Spiritual Path) , 4-Khalwat Dar Anjuman (Solitude in the Society) , 5-Yad Kard (Reminding outwardly and inwardly of God’s Name), 6-Baz Gasht (return to the responsibilities of a person according to  Shari’ah after performing pure Zikr), 7-Concentration on God (Yaddasht), 8-Nigadasht (Guarding one’s spiritual state) 

Other three Principles taught by Khwajah Shah Baha’uddin Naqshbandi (Q.S) as an additional three methods of training the students were:

9-Awareness of time (Wuquf E Zamani), 10-Counting the Zikr repetitions (Wuquf e Adadi), 11-Constant Attachment of Heart to God (Wuquf E Qalbi)

In this article I am inspired to write about “Solitude in the Society”Khalwat Dar Anjuman”

SOLITUDE IN THE SOCIETY:

These 11 principles are inter-related. But I believe the beginning and progress in the every of all other principle is based on the Khalwat Dar Anjuman”

One who is busy with the world cannot be busy with his purpose in the way (Tariqah), A Seeker must therefore busy with what concern him.

Some people asking why they are not sent to practice Outward Seclusion . Some Shaykhs were send to Seclude in the lonely places, however their heart become busy with where there and what they were busy with in day today life. So where returned without any benefit of seclusion.

Solitude in the Crowd is the discipline of the heart, you remain detached from the temptations and desires of the lower world. Some people may go to seclude in Jungle and they may not be able to get their heart with them, so even though they are in the middle of Jungle or Wilderness, they are busy with thoughts and worries about their family, wealth and social status in their society.

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, The world is a prison for the believer and a paradise for the unbeliever.”Sahih Muslim 2956

Some people they may reach somewhere for seclusion, but unfortunately their heart becomes attached to the place they secluded.

Seclusion in the Society is when you are busy with Zikr of Allah and keeping your heart free from any attachments while you are in the streets/crowds.

The basic seclusion in society is to collect the thoughts from hearing and seeing and relate it with God’s prohibitions and lawfulness. To fill the thoughts about Allah. When you walk through the streets, suddenly you see a woman, you seclude from her by preventing yourself from having further look at her, because you remember God’s Word: “Lower your gaze” (Quran 24:30 Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts.)

It is narrated in a Hadith that : “There is no sin in first seeing what is forbidden as it occur unintentionally”, but second time when you look at a forbidden thing, it become harmful in the spiritual way.

Another example, you going to  a Zoo or walking in a country side, you are seeing a bird or animal, and you relate that creation to the remembrance of Allah and remain secluded from the creations and turning heart to the Creator.

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Part of the perfection of one’s Islam is his leaving that which does not concern him.” A hasan (good) hadeeth which was related by at-Tirmidhi and others in this fashion. (40 hadith, Imam Nawawi)

Solitude is either with in the Society or by isolating yourself from the society. First one is You seclude yourself and engage in the Zikr of Allah in the heart or just moving lips and tongue without making any loud voice  while physically among all kinds of people. Second one you go to lonely place where it is free from any distractions and engage in the remembrance of Allah.

Both type of Seclusion are Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam). He (alaihiswalathu wa salam) used to pray night prayers while he is with his family and Ayesha (R.A) had her feet near the Prophet (s.a.w), Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, in the beginning often goes to the Cave (Al Hira) on Mount of Light (Jabal Noor) and used seclude for many days isolating himself from the rest of the people of Makkah!

So anyone who think this Naqshbandi Principle is an Innovation, he is a fool and does not need to quarrel with him. Because Solitude in the Crowd also mean to stay away from the corrupter and innovators and be busy with the Truth (Al Haqq). But anyone humble enough to study and accept the truth and follow it, there is no blame to clarify their doubts and questions. But quarrelsome people are surely sent by  your enemies who want to block your spiritual progress!

You are not concerned about what people thinking about you , you are concerned about what Allah and His Prophet Seeing about you. You are among the people but you are not influenced by them. You are influenced by God Almighty and His Emissary!  you are like Lotus that is the middle of dirty Water, The Lotus remain uncontaminated by the Water in the Pond! You are non-stick, your heart has a Teflon coating, wherever you are it is secluded from things that are against the Commandments of God! . You are not praying for the people, your dressings not for Telecasting for live Broadcast in TV or Internet, your manners are not to show people. But only for the sake of Allah.

As for the Naqshbandi Way, the Goal of a Murid (Seeker) is his God-the Absolute Truth the  Merciful and Loving (Al Haqq Ar-Rahman Al Wadood)

The Seeker must not have Pride, Arrogance, greed, anger, lust, Jealousy etc!. All these are the nature of the people of the lower of world and society is bound by this nature. So Solitude in  the society does not mean, to be blind, dumb and deaf.

One of the reasons most students of Tasawwuf (Tariqah)  loss spiritual progress is because they have one more more of the above symptoms in their heart, to their fellow Murids or people who are around them.

Even so many Shaykhs have drowned by such sickness , so they have been lost their promised status. Because every promise from the heavenly world requires a new description!.

If you close your eyes, ears and mouth, then it may cause fatal consequences.  But it means to seclude from the nature of society and seclude from evil that is around you.

Seek Solitude from Haram , Solitude from the Ego, Solitude from things that does not concern you. The worst enemy is the Ego, not the Society. So it came to my heart that, Solitude from the egos is greater solitude.

Because Allah says: (Quran 9:119 O YOU who have attained to faith! Remain conscious of God, and be among those who are true to their word!)

RENUNCIATION-THE PERFECTION OF SOLITUDE:

On the authority of Abu al-’Abbas Sahl bin Sa’ad as-Sa’idee (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:

A man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and said, “O Messenger of Allah, direct me to an act which, if I do it, [will cause] Allah to love me and the people to love me.” So he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Renounce the world and Allah will love you, and renounce what the people possess and the people will love you.” A hasan hadeeth related by Ibn Majah and others with good chains of authorities.حديث حسن، رَوَاهُ ابْنُ مَاجَهْ [رقم:4102]، وَغَيْرُهُ بِأَسَانِيدَ حَسَنَةٍ also in 40 Hadith Nawawi

These the vast topics, but it is an incomplete short note, that can be explained to individual to individual.

Insha Allah we will bring some examples for other 10 principles in the Naqshbandi Sufi Way.

Walhamdulillahi Rabbil Alaameen

~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani Ar-Rabbani

Lotus-Example of Solitude from the Society
Lotus-Example of Solitude from in Society