Mit Mit Kay Mit Ja - Faqr and Faqeer
by, 30-06-2012 at 07:30 AM (644 Views)
To continue on the first line of the poem we now have reached the term "faqeer". We find faqeer to be translated as beggar and because we are worldly people we assume this is about bank balance and finances. Allah swt forgive our immaturity and lack of knowledge, ameen. It actually goes a lot deeper than our checkbooks.
Just to give an overview this is where faqr comes in on the path to becoming an abdullah in word and deed:
To become an abdullah one first has to become a faqeerullah. His faqr has to open to him, he has to become aware of it. Then once faqr is opened he then begins to see everything as an amanah and he upholds the amanah and becomes ameenullah. After this he reaches a stage of khalifahtullah fil ardh and once he crosses this stage he enters the state of true and complete abdullah.
So what is faqr and what does it mean to be a faqeer? To what degree is our state of being a beggar and our begging?
Who do you think you are?
You are just a beggar.
What do you think of yourself to be?
Do you have any realization of the extent of your poverty?