Sunday, 27 November 2016

Imam al-Qashani (q.s.), in Miswbah al-Hidayah wa Miftah al-Kifayah, on Adab before the Shaykh II

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam al-Qashani (q.s.) wrote, in Miswbah al-Hidayah wa Miftah al-Kifayah, “The Lamp of Right Guidance & the Key to What is Sufficient,” that the murid should ask his shaykh to give an explanation of his visions.  The murid should depend on his shaykh in regard to the explanation of visions, no matter if they come in our sleep or during our wakefulness.  We should not independently decide on our own that there is no harm in them.  It is namely possible that such visions come about because of secret desires in our soul, but that we are not able to see them as such and that they are judged to be harmless, which may not be the case.  When we, however, speak about it with our shaykh and our shaykh by his rich knowledge gets really acquainted with it, then we have the opinion of our shaykh to help you to realise it in a practical way when it is harmless.  When it may mean an injury, then this has also become clear.

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