Shaikh Mohammad Kaleem (Allah preserve him) a senior khalifa of Arif billah Dr Abdul Hayy Arifi (Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘What actually is deen?
I quote from a discourse of Hakim al-Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him).
It is the rectification of the relationship between the slave (abd) and his Lord (Allah).
In technical terms it is described as ‘ubodiyet’, the opposite of which is arrogance (kibr).’
Shaikh Mohammad Kaleem sahib db’s residence. Darul Uloom Karachi, Sunday, noon, 18th December 2012.