Suhba to avoid

Shaykh Sayyid Raziuddin Ahmad Fakhri (may Allah have mercy on him) instructed the travelers on the path (salikeen),

” The four imperatives for treating a medical illness are,

1. Correct diagnosis

2. Appropriate consultation and treatment

3. Healthy diet

4. Avoidance of harmful things

Similarly in treatment of the diseases of the soul (batin) these all are essential. However, most crucial in them is the fourth item. That is, avoidance of harmful things. This means to avoid inappropriate companionship (suhba).

What is inappropriate suhba?

Anything, be it an individual person, a thought, a voice, a visual scene, a speech, a written material, a sign, a statement, in summary any entity that is not compatible with the actions, thoughts, mode and method of the traveler on this path is deleterious companionship that has to be avoided.”

Ahl e sulook per achi buri sohbet kay aseraat, page 6 &14

2 thoughts on “Suhba to avoid

  1. 'abd Post author

    Hadhrat Shaykh Sayyid Raziuddin Ahmad was khalifa of Shaykh Fakhruddin Illahabadi, who was a mureed of Mawlana Mohammad Hussain Illahabadi and recieved khilafat from Shaykh Afzal Bukhari, both of the latter were khulafa of Hadhrat Haji Imdadullah mohajir Makki (may Allah have mercy on them).

    After migration to Pakistan Shaykh Sayyid Raziuddin Ahmad (may Allah have mercy on him) resided in Karachi. He had a Khanqah behind Islamiya College, Gurumander and was very active in the work of jamat dawat o tabligh.

    He authored many books, Tum muskarao tu sab muskarain, Ahl e sulook per achi buri sohbet kay aseraat, Zikirullah, and others.

    His prominent khulafa include his youngest son Hadhrat Sayyid Wahajuddin Ahmad and Hadhrat Mansoor Wasif sahib (may Allah preserve them). Both of them are very active in jamat dawat o tabligh. It is highly recommended to the brothers and sisters involved in tabligh to benefit from them by formally traversing the sulook under their guidance (without any alienation to tablighi activities at all). Halqa e zikr is still held at khanqah on Tuesday evenings. Daily majlis is in morning at ishraq time.

    Hadhrat passed away in mid 1990s and was burried at Darul Uloom Karachi’s new grave yard.

    May Allah have mercy on him and raise his status manifolds. And allow us to benefit from him abundantly. Ameen!

  2. mrkkhattak

    Jazaak Allah for this nice information.

    I always find it very benenfical to read about our akabir, if possible, please continue with this brief introduction of our akabir (who are living and who passed away recently).

    Jazaak Allah.

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