ummtaalib Posted September 21, 2014 Report Share Posted September 21, 2014 Hazrat Shaikh Mufti Kamaluddin Sahab (db) on Wuqoof e Qalbi وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ[29:69]سُبْحَانَ رَبِّكَ رَبِّ الْعِزَّةِ عَمَّا يَصِفُونَوَسَلَامٌ عَلَى الْمُرْسَلِينَوَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ[37:180-182] Wuqoof-e-Qalbi means to remember Allah سبحانه وتعالى all the time. This word, “Wuqoof” comes from the word “waqf” which means “To Pause”.So, Wuqoof-e-Qalbi means to pause your heart; to maintain your heart; to still-stop your heart on the remembrance of Allah swt – to not let your heart deviate; to not let your heart go astray into the thoughts of ghairullah (anyone other than Allah swt) but to pause your heart on the remembrance of Allah swt.Allah سبحانه وتعالى has Given us this ability that if we want to, we can keep something in our heart at all times – we can keep a thought running in our background at all times.E.g.1. If someone’s wife tells him to go get vegetables from the market, and he goes to the market but on the way he finds a friend so he stops on the way and starts talking with his friend – but all the time he remembers that my original purpose to get out of the house was to get the vegetables.He won’t forget that he has to get the vegetables, when he leaves his friend he will go get the vegetables. This shows that Allah swt ability to do two things at once – on one hand he was talking to his friend and inside his heart he was thinking that he has to get the vegetables.2. Just like that when a student has any exam coming up -whether its a madressa exam or college exam – when the exam is one week away, that student is in an examination-mode! Every second of the day he knows that his exam is coming up; that his examination is looming on top of him – he might be stopping to eat something; drink something; he might be driving on the way to the library – but every second he knows that I have this exam coming up. So, this means that a person has this ability to process something at the background.Just like in a computer, you have windows. Windows is the operating system, it is always running at the background no matter what programs you put over it windows never stops functioning its always there in the background – just like that a true believer in his heart always remembers Allah swt. No matter what he is doing, he has a cord attached from his heart to Allah swtThis is why our Mashaikh say that that moment in which a person forgets Allah swt it is as if he is a kaafir! Because if you open up his heart – its empty and if you open up the heart of a kaafir, its also empty(of the remembrance of Allah swt). So, the only difference between us and a kaafir is of the remembrance of Allah swt.Now, how to do this Wuqoof-e-Qalbi? How can we practically focus our heart on Allah swt? contd.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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