Standing in the Court of Allah as a Beggar
Poetry: ‘Ilahi Teri Chokhat Par’
Visiting Baitullah is a great spiritual experience where a person has the opportunity to make true Taubah to Allah SWT in a manner that secures his Maghfirah (forgiveness). In the poetry ‘Ilahi Teri Chokhat Par’, Hazrat Mufti Taqi Usmani (DB) expresses the emotions that a person should experience at Baitullah, describing the spiritual poverty and absolute remorse with which a person goes to Allah’s Door. Whilst these sentiments apply in the perfect sense at Baitullah, it also applies to us in our daily lives. For example, we come to the Masjid as ‘beggars’ of Allah, with regret for our misdemeanours and a sense of wanting to draw closer to Him. The poetry laments the loss of spiritual ‘capital’ due to the greed and desire of nafs, shattering the peace of heart. But, a person must not become despondent of Allah SWT’s Mercy as He will enter even those who have nothing to show into Jannah by virtue of being Raheem and Kareem! The one true place where a person can seek refuge and secure amnesty and release from Allah SWT after a life of transgression and negligence is at the Door of Allah SWT. We should engage in Muhasabah (introspection) of our condition so that we can come to the realisation of our reality and that time is running out! The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah is another opportunity Allah SWT is giving us to make resolutions for the future and to turn to Him. Let us not be caught off-guard that our lives pass and only at the closing moments, the realisation dawns that a person will have wishes and ambitions to become pious, but it will be too late!
Duration Naat - Hfz R Arbee: 00:09
Duration Main: 00:25
Duration Zikr: 00:03
Duration Dua: 00:03
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