Tawheed: an essential station


Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi [may Allah have mercy on him] said in reference to the following verse of Holy Quran,

وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ اشْمَأَزَّتْ قُلُوبُ الَّذِينَ لا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالآخِرَةِ وَإِذَا ذُكِرَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ دُونِهِ إِذَا هُمْ يَسْتَبْشِرُونَ

When Allah, the One and Only, is mentioned, the hearts of those who believe not in the Hereafter are filled with disgust and horror; but when [gods] other than He are mentioned, behold, they are filled with joy!

“Similar to it is the condition of some ignorant claimants of tasawwuf. That is, at the mention of pure tawheed they are sickened. And [are delighted to] do istighatha [calling for help] with awliya.”

Tawheed is one of the essential muqamat [stations] in Tasawwuf.

[Masail al-Sulook min Kalam Malik al-Malook, p.468]

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