Seeker of Allah (Talib-e-Maula)
Meaning of Seeker of Allah
Seeker of Allah is the one who purely seeks Allah just for pleasing Allah. Thus to quest for the recognition, gnosis of Allah and Divine vision is “the desire of Allah and the one who seeks Him is “Talib e Maula”.
Categories of Seekers
Seeker of world, hereafter the Allah
Hadiths about Seeker of Allah
Prophet Mohammad said:
Meaning: The seeker of the world is a dejected bisexual, the seeker of the hereafter is female and the seeker of Allah is male.
On another occasion he said:
Meaning: He who desires a material thing, does not find goodness in it but he who seeks Allah, achieves everything.
- Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani says:
“Most of people are those who desire for the world. On the other hand, those who seek hereafter are few but the seekers of Allah are very rare. But despite the fact of their rarity, they possess the characteristics of alchemy. It means that they have the ability to turn copper into gold. In fact they are seldom found around but the truth is that they are like a protection for the people of their area.
There are many books of Hazrat Sultan bahoo in which he says that :
Know that it is compulsory for seeker of Allah to search for the perfect spiritual guide. He must find him even no matter if he need to travel from east to the west. Not to mention the imperfections of an fake spiritual guide and his evil intentions are visible from the effects of his company.
Moreover, the initial and final station of the perfect spiritual guide is the same. In fact he is on the way of truthfulness and fully aware of the esoteric way of contemplation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat. This is the way which blesses the seeker of Allah His gnosis and closeness, Oneness and the observation of theophanies of the Divine Essence.
The more people the imperfect one makes his disciples the more he is disgraced in the world and hereafter. As he keeps them deprived of the gnosis and closeness of Allah, hence ruins them. (Qurb-e-Deedar)