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Sheikhul Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya (Rahmatullah ‘alaih)
had mentioned in his Aap Beeti (Biography) that a person
had asked him to explain the reality of Tasawwuf.
In a capsule, Hazrat (Rahmatullah ‘alaih)
presented its reality, saying : “All it is, is to correct
ones niyyat (intention). Nothing else. It’s beginning is : ‘Innamal
a’maa-lu bin-niy-yaat’ (Verily all actions
are judged by the intentions) and the end is : ‘An
ta’-budallaha ka-annaka ta-rahu’ (That you worship
Allah as if you are seeing Him).”
The former calls for the correction of one’s niyyat. This
facilitates the latter, which is otherwise known as the state of
Ihsaan, and which is also termed as Nisbat.
A mere glance at the lives of our Akaabireen, from the
time of Sahabah , presents a history replete with wonderful examples.
Let us take just one, which even our little children are familiar
with : a well-known story, regarding the sincerity of Hazrat Ali.