TAZKIYAH – A FUNCTION OF NUBUWWAH

Ārif Billāh Hazrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib رحمه الله has said that many have the wrong notion that it is the work of the Ahlullāh and not the Ambiyaa عليهم السلام that takes place in the Khaanqah. Hazrat رحمه الله states; “The Khaanqahs that are constructed for the fulfilment of the function of Tazkiyah-e-Nafs are in effect the realisation of the function of Nubuwwah. Tell me, was the Aayah containing
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in relation to the Awliyaa or with respect to Huzoor صلى الله عليه وسلم, that My Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم makes their Tazkiyah or purifies them? Therefore, for the sake of Tazkiyah are Khaanqahs constructed; is Sheikh/Disciple resorted to which is the means of keeping alive this function of Nubuwwah. To refer to it (Tazkiyah) as the work of the Awliyaa is nothing but foolishness and a lack of knowledge. Both the layperson as well as the educated are in need of this branch of Tazkiyah.”

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