2011 Musjid-ut-Taqwa, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa .
Hazrat Moulana Dawood Seedat Saheb (DB)
Above transcript extracted from Haz. Mol. Dawood Seedat Saheb's Majaalis dated 9 Feb 2015. Should you wish to listen to the full programme, download the MP3 audio file from HERE
Hadhrat Dr Abdul Hayy Saheb (r.a.) once mentioned that we should seek the guidance of those who have reached Allah Taala if we want to reach there.
To explain this, an analogy can be drawn from the disparity in the coaches of a passenger train. The first class as the name suggests is the best class of coaches on the train. It is comfortable, clean and well maintained. The third class coaches are generally shambolic and dilapidated. Even though there appears to be such a large difference between the two, ultimately they will both arrive at the same destination. The only condition for this is that the link between the coaches should be strong.
In a similar way, our mashaaikh can be described as first class, and the mureed should consider himself as third class. A true mureeds destination should be the same as that of the sheikh, which is to reach Allah Taala. For as long as the mureed maintains the link with his she sheikh, he too will reach the destination of the sheikh.
Moulana Jalaludeen Rumi (r.a.) mentions in Maarif e Mathnawi that a thorn once complained that it had no worth. The thorn was then advised to stay close to the rose. In doing so it will gain value from being in close proximity to the rose. This further illustrates the actual link and advantage of remaining in the company of the pious.
This transcript was derived from a majlis delivered by Hadhrat Moulana Dawood Seedat Saheb (D.B.) at Musjidut Taqwa Pietermaritzburg on 9 February 2015.
Seek the guidance of those who have reached Allah Ta'ala