The blood shed by sacrificing one’s haram desires is the horizon of becoming a saint. Taqwa means to curb the fulfilling of the desires of the heart. Shed the blood of all your haram desires and all the four horizons of your heart will become red. The sun of this world rises from one horizon, that is from the east. But when the saints adopt piety by sacrificing all their haram desires and enduring grief in the path of Allah, then all the horizons of the heart become red and the sun of Allah’s friendship and relationship rises in the heart.
And if one did not sacrifice his desires, then what will he achieve? He will attain darkness upon darkness and pollution over pollution. He will get a foul odour and a disgraced name. No one on earth will call him Hadhrat. When the creation comes to know that a person is the head (of evil), they snatch all noble titles away from him. One of the punishments of sin in this world is that all titles of honour are snatched away from one in this world.
What will be the condition of that heart whose every horizon has the sun of Allah’s proximity rising from it? When a man called Khurshid (sun) came to me one day, I recited the following couplet to him:
When Khurshid obtained the creator of Khurshid (the sun) in his heart, then ask Khurshid the condition of his world.
English: A Life of Piety
Urdu: Hayat e Taqwa
By: Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (db)