By Arif Billah Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Mohmmad Akhtar Sahab db
Hazrat Nawab Qaisar Saheb db (who is the Mureed of Hazrat Hakeemul Ummat Thanwi ( )mentioned that he was in that gathering wherein Azizul Hasan Majzoob Saheb ( ) asked Hakeemul Ummat as to how one can attain the love of Allah Ta’ala. Hazrat Hakeemul Ummat replied
“Those who have attained this love in their hearts, humble yourself before them and attend their gatherings for the sake of your spiritual reformation. Act upon their advices and abstain from what they forbid.”
Moulana Rumi ( ) has said:
Leave your flowery talk and become a man
Lower and humble yourself before a friend
of Allah who has attained perfection.
In other words, leave all this “he said...it was said...” and worry about your own condition. But how will one become a man of action? By humbling oneself before a friend of Allah who has attained perfection.
Once Khawaja Saheb ( ) asked, “Is the spiritual effect in Zikrullah not sufficient to make a person reach Allah? Why is the company of the Ahlullah a necessary condition to benefit from Zikrullah?” Hazrat Hakeemul Ummat ( ) replied:
“Take the example of a sword. The sword has the capability to cut, but the condition is that it first must come into the hand of a master swordsman.
Similarly one will reach Allah Ta’ala through Zikrullah, but the condition is that it be done with the consultation of the Ahlullah.”
taken from http://www.khanqah.org/books/show/the-four-actions