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1st letter
To, Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A.)


In the name of Allah, who is most beneficent, most glorious.
My dear and near friend and brother, Khwaja Qutubuddin Dehlavi! May God bless you. After paying respect, this humble creature of God states some points of Israr-e-Ilahi (secrets and mysteries of Allah). Kindly brief these points to your true disciples and seekers of truth so that they could not he mislead.
Dear! One who has recognized the Almighty, he never has a desire. One who has not recognized him, he can not follow him. Secondly give up all the desires and greediness. One who does it, he can achieve all his goals.
One, who always indulges in lust, worldly desires, and cravings and never has fear of God, he always faces insult and shame while one who gives up all his desires and cravings for the sake of Allah, he becomes near and dear to the Almighty.
Says Sultan-ul-Arifin, Hazrat Khwaja Bayazeed Bastami. Once I dreamt the Almighty. He asked me, "O Bayazeed! What do you want?" I said, "I want to same whatever you want?" Thus the Almighty was happy and said, "I am always with you as you are with Me."
Thus, if you want to reveal the reality of Tasawwaf, give up all worldly desires, and prevail love and affection. If you do it accordingly you will gain knowledge of Tasawwuf. The seeker of truth should follow it whole heartedly and with the grace of God, he will be saved from Shaitan, and the desires of the two worlds will be fulfilled. Once, my Shaikh Sahib (R.A.) said, "O Moinuddin! Do you know who is Sahib-e-Huzoor. He is the Huzoor, who always consider himself humble and links each and every incident with God. It is resultant of all sorts of prayers. One who achieves the way of thinking, rules the world and even the ruler of the worldly region seeks his help.

One day, my Shaikh Sahib (R.A.) said to me, "Some Durvesh who say- when a seeker achieves the height, he never worries, they are wrong. Secondly to offer prayers is not necessary for him is also incorrect, because Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W.) had always engaged himself in prayers and considered himself as an humble creature. Though he was at the height of humbleness, the Prophet used to say :

Though we offer prayers, but could not reach to its true sense. It means: we are unable to worship the Almighty in its true sense. And he always recited:

(I witness that there is no God but Allah and Muhammed (S.A.W.) is His Messenger).
Thus believe it, when Aarif touched the heights of humbleness, he whole heartedly engages himself in Namaz which is a perfect way of worship. It brings a person closer and nearer to God. It is the only means to reach the God when a person, knows the fact and offers prayers sincerely and whole heartedly, he is so thirsty as he has swallowed fire. And he continues to do it, thirst continues to dominate. Since there is no limit of worship he remains always disturbed till he achieves the goal to reach the Almighty.
-Wassalam

2nd letter
To, Hazrat Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A.)


In the name of Allah, the most beneficent and most merciful. True seeker of truth, Durvesh, my hardworking brother, Khwaja Qutubuddin Dehlavi (R.A.)! Allah bless you. After paying salam, it is stated that once, Khwaja Najmuddin Sughra (R.A.) Khwaja Mohammed Tarak and myself were present in the service of Khwaja Usman Harroni (R.A.). Then a man came and asked as to how one could know that somebody had got neamess and closeness to Allah. Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) said, "The ability of good deeds is the right identity. Believe it, one who had been made capable of good deads by Allah, he will achieve his goal.
Then the tears filed in his eyes and he said, "There was a God fearing slave-girl, who at midnight performed Wudu and offered two Rakat prayers and extended her thanks to the Almighty. There after raising her bands, prayed to God, O Allah I have got your closeness and kindly do not give me separation." When her master came to know the entire episode, he asked as to how she knew that she was close to God. She replied that God had made me capable to offer two Rakaat prayers in midnight, so I came to know that I was close to Him." Then the master said, "Go, I set you free for the sake of God."
Thus, the man should be engaged in worshipping God during day and night, so that he could be counted among the nobles as well as he will be saved from the grip of Shaitan.
-Wassalam

3rd letter
To, Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A.)


In the name of Allah who is most beneficient and most merciful.
The knower of the secrets of Almighty, my brother Khwaja Qutubuddin Dehlavi (R.A.)! God bless you. This humble creature, Moinuddin Sanjari pays salaam of happiness and love and affection. It is stated that I am thankful to Almighty for physical health. May God also grant you physical and spiritual health.
O Brother! My Shaikh Khwaja Usman Harroni (R.A.) says, "Nobody except Ahl-e-Maarefat (Divine people) should be made known the secrets of love. When Shaikh Saadi (R.A.) asked as to how Ahl-e-Maarefat could be identified, Khwaja Sahib (R.A.) said, "Ahl-e-Maarefat can be identified by possessing 'Tark' (To leave or relinquish). If one has given up all his worldly desires, believe it that he is Ahl-e-Maarefat. Otherwise he does not posses the quality of Maarefat-e-Haque. Be sure that reciting of Kalima-e-Shahadat and to refrain from materialism is the way to reach the Almighty. The wealth and wordly status are the heavy idols. They mislead a large number of people and still doing. The wordly assets have become the gods of the people. And a number of people are worshipping them.
If one who gives up the desire of wealth and wordly status, it means he has negated the materialism. On the other hand, one who reaches God means he ascertains the life after death. This can be achieved by reciting 'La Elaha Illallah' and sticking to it thus one who has not recited Kalima-e-Shahadat can not recognise God.
-Wassalam

4th letter:
To.Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A.)


In the name of Allah who is most beneficent and most merciful.
The revealer of truth, my brother Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A.). It should be clear to you that among the human beings, the wisest are those Faqirs who have opted for mendicancy, Darveshi and poverty after giving up desires for wordily things, because to relinquish means to achieve and to achieve means to relinquish. Contrary to it, the believers of worldly desires have considered the divine health as trouble and trouble (physical health) as divine health. Thus one who gives up worldly desires and opts for relinquishment that Faqir is the wisest.
Therefore, one must worship the Almighty, who is eternal. If Allah gifts eyes, these should be used to see Him and nothing else. One through these eyes should reveal the reality of Almighty referring each and every thing. Thus have purity of eyes, because if you are capable, you can find a world of the facts and realities in a minute particle of dust.
-Wassalam

5th letter:
To.Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A.)


In a letter to Hazrat Qutab Sahab, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty writes that his murshid ‘Usman Harooni once was pleased to narrate the following dialogue between a murshid and a mureed:
“Hatim Asamm was a mureed of Khwaja Shaqiq of Balkh. One day it so happened, that the murshid inquired from his mureed: ‘Tell me, since how long have you been engrossed in my love and engaged in my service and have been hearing my talk and discourses?’
He replied: ‘For the last thirty years, murshid’.
Khwaja Shaqiq then asked: ‘Now, tell me, during this long period, what have you gained and what benefits and blessings have you derived?’
Thereupon Hatim Asamm submitted: ‘I have acquired eight useful and beneficial things, murshid'’
The murshid inquired: ‘What are they? Did you not enjoy and posses them before?’

He replied: It is true to say, that I did not enjoy them before. I am happy and satisfied, murshid. I do not require anything more’.
Khwaja Shaqiq exclaimed: ‘Hatim! I have spent all my life in your work and in your training. I myself do not want, that you should acquire more than what you have already acquired’.

Hatim, as a mark of expression of his satisfaction and gratitude, humbly submitted: ‘This much knowledge is sufficient unto me, for the salvation of both the worlds is circumscribed within the eight beneficial accomplishments, which fortunately I have acquired in your blessed company.
“Thereupon Shaykh Shaqiq asked Hatim Asamm to describe them and he answered thus:
‘Murshid, the first thing is this, that when I saw the people of the world minutely, I found then that everybody has foolishly made someone his beloved. These so-called beloveds are of such a type and trait, that some are with you during your illness, some are with you till your death and some accompany your funeral to the grave. There is none, who may go with you inside the grave and partake of your sorrow and affliction therein and there is none, who may serve as a lamp in your grave.
Seeing this I thought to myself, that (s)he is indeed a good beloved, who may be prepared to go with you inside the grave and be sympathetic to you and be a bright lamp there in the grave and enable you to overcome hardship and cross the hurdles. Then I understood, that the beloveds capable of helping thus are no other than good actions! So I made them the focus of my attention and treated them as my beloved and took them as my pleader, so that they may stand by me in the grave and serve as a bright lamp therein, be with me at every stage, intercede for me and may never desert me’.
“Hearing this Khwaja Shaqiq of Balkh said: ‘Hatim, you have done very well indeed. Now describe the second thing’.
Hatim then began to describe the second thing thus: ‘The second thing is this, that when I saw the people of the world minutely, I found them to be the followers of lust and the devotees of greed and obeying their own self. I pondered over the verse of the Quran 79:40-41, which says:
But he who feared standing before his Lord
And restrained his self from vain desires,
His place is in heaven.
By thus meditating over the aforesaid verse, I realised that what the Quran said, was true. Consequently I equipped myself to oppose the self and placed it in the fireplace of asceticism. I refused to fulfil any of its desires. This unflinching obedience to God conferred upon me peace, confort and tranquility’.
Khwaja Shaqiq of Balkh thereupon expressed his joy and said: ‘May God, the Almighty, give you blessedness in your pursuit. You have done well and very well. Now proceed with the third’.”
The mureed answered: ‘The third benefit is this, that when I studied carefully the condition of the people of the world, I realised that everybody runs after the world. After undergoing sorrow, trials and tribulations one is able to derive some benefit from the officials of the world. One feels happy there from.
Subsequently I pondered over the verse 16:96 of the Quran which runs thus:
Whatever you have is transient and not lasting
And whatever is with God is everlasting.
The effect of the aforesaid verse was, that whatever I had hoarded, I voluntarily spent it in the way of God and surrendered myself to God, so that it may last there in the presence of God and may thus become a means of sustenance for me in the world hereafter’.
Khwaja Shaqiq of Balkh, on hearing this, said: ‘May God bless you! You have done very well indeed. Now tell me the fourth’.
‘The fourth thing is this, that when I looked minutely into the condition of the people of the world, then I reached the conclusion that some people take a large family as the standard of honour, prestige and greatness and they feel proud of it. There are others who are of the opinion that honour depends upon wealth and children and this constitutes to them the hallmark of glory. Subsequently I thought over this verse 49:13 of the Quran:
Surely the noblest of you
In the sight of God
Is the most pious.
I was led to believe that the verse contained the truth and what the people thought was false and frivolous. Consequently I took to piety, so that I might become the one accepted by God.
Khwaja Shaqiq of Balkh thereupon said: ‘You have done very well. I’d like to hear about the fifth benefit’.
Hatim Asamm then narrated thus: ‘Fifthly, when I scrutinized the people, I came to know that due to jealousy they bear enmity with each other and talk ill of each other. And… they are jealous of wealth, prestige, honor and knowledge. Then I pondered over the verse of Quran 29:62 that follows:
God expands the sustenance
For whomsoever He wishes of His servants
Or restricts it.
I was led to believe that since the day of eternity they have received their share and none can interfere in it, then of what use it is to be jealous. Consequently I avoided jealousy and became at peace with all’.
Khwaja Shaqiq of Balkh again remarked: ‘You have done very well. Now describe the sixth’.
And his mureed thus proceeded: ‘Sixthly, when I saw the world closely, I found that some bear enmity with each other and are at loggerhead with each other to achieve a certain object. Then I studied the verse of Quran 35:6 minutely which gives this warning:
Satan is an enemy of yours.
This verse dispelled all doubts and led me to believe, that the word of God was true and that there could be no doubt that Satan was our enemy. I made up my mind neither to follow nor to obey Satan. I wanted to obey and worship God and God alone. And this is as it should be, for God has said in Quran 36:60-61:
Did I not exhort you,
O Children of Adam,
Not to worship Satan!
For he is a manifest enemy of yours.
And worship Me,
For this is a straight path.
Khwaja Shaqiq, on hearing it, said: ‘You have done well. And what is the seventh?’
Hatim Asamm answered: ‘And seventhly, when I saw the people of the world minutely, then I came to know that everybody tries his utmost for his sustenance. For this reason he becomes diffident and doubtful. He brings upon himself humiliation. I then contemplated on Quran 11:6 which tells:
On the face of the earth there is no creature,
Whose sustenance is not the responsibility of Allah.
I realised that the word of God was true. I am myself a creature. Since then I took to the service of God and I felt sure, that my sustenance will come from Him, because He Himself has taken the responsibility for it’.
Khwaja Shaqiq of Balkh then said: ‘You have done very well. Now narrate the eighth and last thing by which you are benefited’.
Hatim Asamm finished his story by telling this: ‘When I saw the people of the world minutely, I found them reposing their trust in gold, silver, wealth and in material acquisitions. Then I pondered over Quran 65:3 which says:
Whosoever reposes his trust in God,
God will be sufficient for him.
Since then I reposed my trust in God. He is sufficient unto me and He is a very good Pleader.
Khwaja Shaqiq of Balkh was delighted to hear the aforesaid things and he said thus: ‘May God in His infinite grace and mercy enable you to pursue assiduously the things aforesaid. I have studied carefully the Old Testament, the Bible, the Psalms of David and the Quran and I have acquired from these four books the very things that you have mentioned. Whosoever acts upon these eight things, described by you, follows and acts upon the aforesaid four books in fact!’
Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty concludes his letter to Hazrat Qutab Sahib thus: ‘By this narration you have come to know that much knowledge is not needed or required. What in fact is called for is purposeful practice’.”
You may remember how the letter of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty to Qutab Sahib ended. He wrote: ‘By this narration you have come to know that much knowledge is not needed or required. What in fact is called for is purposeful practice’.

6th letter
To Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A.)


In the name of Allah who is most beneficent and most merciful. The revealer of secrets of God, my brother Khwaja Qutubuddin Dehlavi (R.A.)! May God bless you.

Once, my Shaikh Sahib (R.A.) well said about negation and assertion. He said, "Negation means not to consider yourself while assertion means to see God since self can not consider God. There fore, one should negate the negation, otherwise it is of no use. If you consider that the Almighty exists, then you can achieve your goal. It may be clear that the prayers, namaz, fastings etc. are the symbols of this fact and in fact to depend on the other worldly means is useless. One who does not realise these facts is a great fool."

    Then he said, "God is eternal. The seeker in his early stage is behind and when truth awards him eyes and sight, he starts seeing and hearing through it and forgets himself. When he reaches this stage, he becomes immortal."
-Wassalam

7th letter
To Khwaja Qutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki (R.A.)


The revealer of truth, God fearing, my brother Khwaja Qutubuddin Oshi (R.A.). May God bless you. The well wisher sends you love and affection. Dear kindly tell your disciples what Faqir-o-Murshid-e-Kamil means, and how he can be identified. The Almighty says:
"Faqir is one whom is above of all needs and who is seeker of eternal God."

Since all the existing things are a reflection of eternal God, so he sees the existence of God in all of them.
    
Some saints have given the explanation that Kamil Faqir is one who has only God in his heart and nothing else and who is the seeker of the Almighty. When he finds God, he attains his objective. Therefore, the seeker should always try for truth. Now what is the objective ? It may be clear that the target is Dard-o-Soz (pains) for whether Haqiqi (real) or Majazi (metaphoric): Here Soze-Majazi employs the Eh-Kaamat-e-Shariat (Commands of revealed law).
-Wassalam

 

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