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Letter No. 3- On Renouncement

Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti

Letter No. 3- On Renouncement

Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti

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    In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

    “One who knows the significances of ‘God is Eternal’, is initiated into the splendors of ‘He begetteth not, nor is begotten’, my brother, Khwaja Qutubuddin of Delhi, may God raise you to higher eminence, accept from Muinuddin Sanjari, a sinful fakir, salaams full of love and happiness.

    “Up till the penning of these lines, I am in the enjoyment of good health for which I am grateful to God, and pray that you may have the health of both the worlds.”

    “My dear brother,

    Sheikh Usman Harooni says, “No one but those possessing knowledge (of God) should be let into the mysteries of love (of God).”

    When Khwaja Sheikh Saadi asked him how to know those who possessed knowledge (of God), he replied, “Their sign is renunciation of the world. He, who has attained this stage, takes him for one knowing God. He, who does not attain it, is completely devoid of His knowledge.

    Believe it that Kalimah-e-Shahadat (the two members of Mohammedan confession of faith, i.e. Laa-ilaha-illullah (there is no God but Allah) and Mohammed-ur-Rasullallah (Mohammed is the apostle of God) which embodies both a denial and an affirmation, is the means of acquiring divine knowledge. Power and pelf are two Mumbo-Jumbos. They have led, and are leading, many astray from the straight path. They are being worshiped by the whole world. Many are at devotion at temples. He who drove away their love from his heart, has repudiated them. He who has acquired knowledge of God, has attained the stage of faith in the existence of God. This is achieved by reciting Laa-ilaha-illallah, and acting upto it. Therefore he who does not recite Kalimah-e-Shahadat does not know God

    And Salaams.”

    In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

    “One who knows the significances of ‘God is Eternal’, is initiated into the splendors of ‘He begetteth not, nor is begotten’, my brother, Khwaja Qutubuddin of Delhi, may God raise you to higher eminence, accept from Muinuddin Sanjari, a sinful fakir, salaams full of love and happiness.

    “Up till the penning of these lines, I am in the enjoyment of good health for which I am grateful to God, and pray that you may have the health of both the worlds.”

    “My dear brother,

    Sheikh Usman Harooni says, “No one but those possessing knowledge (of God) should be let into the mysteries of love (of God).”

    When Khwaja Sheikh Saadi asked him how to know those who possessed knowledge (of God), he replied, “Their sign is renunciation of the world. He, who has attained this stage, takes him for one knowing God. He, who does not attain it, is completely devoid of His knowledge.

    Believe it that Kalimah-e-Shahadat (the two members of Mohammedan confession of faith, i.e. Laa-ilaha-illullah (there is no God but Allah) and Mohammed-ur-Rasullallah (Mohammed is the apostle of God) which embodies both a denial and an affirmation, is the means of acquiring divine knowledge. Power and pelf are two Mumbo-Jumbos. They have led, and are leading, many astray from the straight path. They are being worshiped by the whole world. Many are at devotion at temples. He who drove away their love from his heart, has repudiated them. He who has acquired knowledge of God, has attained the stage of faith in the existence of God. This is achieved by reciting Laa-ilaha-illallah, and acting upto it. Therefore he who does not recite Kalimah-e-Shahadat does not know God

    And Salaams.”

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