Fulfilling the rights of others and spiritual states!

Shah Wasiullah Allahabadi (Allah have mercy on him) said,

‘Once after offering the duhar salah Hakim al-Ummat (Allah have mercy on him) went inside his home, whereas, the usual routine was to write replies to the letters at this time.

When he returned back he told us,

Listen! I had spiritual constriction (qabdh) for the past six months. My wife was sick having nausea and vomiting. I assisted her and cared for her (during this illness). Because of this my spitirual constriction vanished and a spiritual lucidity (insharah) came into my heart.’

Hakim al-Umma (Allah have mercy on him) used to tell us such incidents frankly so that we take heed and realize the importance of fulfilling these rights and acknowledge the effect they have on one’s spiritual matters.

It is the biggest innovation (bidah) of our times that the rules of Shariah that are related to the rights of fellow human beings (huqooq al-ibad) are  not considered to have any role in spirituality and piety. ‘

Halaat-e-Mulish-alUmmat ra, volume 1, page 90.