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Aligning oneself to a pious spiritual Shaikh

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Q: A person values something wholeheartedly, without disturbing anything else seeking Allah’s Protection and Help, he tries to act upon the faraaidh, the sunnah knowing Allah to Him Belongs all things and to Him is the Ultimate return. If one silently, carefully, tries to act upon the deen but finds it difficult to make that continous effort because of “disturbance” [not exactly sin] but his mind being interrupted by the feeling of lack of taufeeq and enviromental insignificance for the deen, like outwardly or inwardly sunnats, preferance for faraaidh, etc. How does one maintain his continuous flow of aa’maal if he feels such weak, that he is disturbed by slightest interruptions/disturbances of being put-off by sayings of people or enviorment or even himself? How does one overcome this, it seems as long as one has no disturbances at least for some time, only then he can penetrate the flow and continuity of aa’maal, his faraaidh [inward/outward] sunnats etc. So how does he do this?


A: He should align himself to a Muttaqi Shaikh (pious spiritual guide) who is learned in deen and committed to the sunnah in all aspects. Thereafter, he should adhere to his teachings and advice.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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