Love of Allah Almighty
In a number of Prophet's ahadith, love of Allah has been described as the noblest of all human actions. In its extended meaning, love of Allah connotes the love of the Prophet (P.B.U.H) as well, since at several places in the Holy Quran, the believers have been enjoined to follow the commands of Allah and His Prophet (P.B.U.H) in all matters. Thereafter, in a descending order, love of Allah and His Prophet (P.B.U.H) encompasses the love of members of the Prophet's household, his Companions, and the Awlia-e-Allah. Hazrat Babuji, like Hazrat (R.A) himself before him, was an embodiment of deep love and reverence for these various sacred personalities.
Remembrance of Allah
Like his great father, every moment of Hazrat Babuji's life was dominated, to the exclusion of everything else, by the remembrance of Allah. Almost three-fourths of his daily schedule comprised prayers, recitations, meditation, and (above all) actions seeking the pleasure and grace of his creator. His life thus conformed to the widest definition of Ibadah (worshiping, adoration) in accordance with the following Quranic verse:
Translation: "I (Allah) did not create the jinn and the humans excepts that they worship Me." (LI-56)
He was always in the state of "Wazu" (ablutions), and performed all prescribed ritual prayers regularly, on time, and in congregation as enjoined in the Holy Prophet's (P.B.U.H) ahadith. Whether alone or in company, at rest or moving about to perform different tasks, recitations on tasbeeh (rosary) continued un-interrupted. Knowledge about the true inner state of his heart and mind would be known to Allah only, the Omniscient and the All-knowing. At outward clue to this state is provided to this state is provided, however, by his own observation on one occasion: "It is better for man to die rather than forget his Lord and Supreme Master even for a single moment."
A more direct account of Hazrat Babuji’s (R.A) inner perception and spiritual dimensions opens itself up to us in all those letters Babuji (R.A) penned to his various devotees. Religious teachings, philosophical arguments, logical answering and above all a general rendering of Babuji’s (R.A) love for Allah. The divine concept; the immortal existence, the stress laid down upon the basic tenets of Islam, the unbounded mercy of Allah and Babuji’s love for his friends can be interpreted from Babuji’s (R.A) own words.
"God is all-powerful. If He takes pity on the helplessness of a person that is not something strange as there is none to challenge Him. He is a Great Being. Undoubtedly He is Great. None can dare disobey His orders rather to think of it is against one’s being His servant. I need His kindness and power to remain steadfast".
Translation: “My life’s existence is over – the world may go on changing”.
In this letter dated: 8.6.1940, Babuji (R.A) wrote: He is my Lord. He is with me all the time. I am under His protection and he is my support. He strengthens me in distress. May I not live for a second if I happen to forget Him. I will attain my destination if he approves of my service".
On 04.11.1946, Babuji (R.A) wrote to a devotee, “Today is the Hajj day. The remembrance of Mina and Arafat has deeply affected my sorrowful mind. May Allah grant the opportunity”.
In one of his letters dated 24.02.1963, Babuji (R.A) wrote, “Eid in reality is for those who have become His; whose love is in their hearts, who are busy in carrying out His orders and are working day in and day out seeking His acceptance and pleasure.”
Letter to Madame Sara Okcu - Turkey dated 17.07.1964
“Remember God. The salvation lies in the obedience and allegiance to His Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) as well as a genuine attachment to His saints. The Divinity is eternal and love for Him tastes no end. This in fact is an eternal bliss, uncomparable to anything”.
Translation: “The Holy love converts copper into gold and sweetens the bitter tastes. It humbles a king and enlivens the dead” (Rumi)
Letter dated 15th August 1964, to Madame Sara Okcu, “Prayer (Salat) is one of the mightiest pillars of religion. Please engage your tongue in the recitation of “Kalma Sharif” and “Darood Sharif”. Hazrat Maulana Rumi has said:
Translation: “Wailing of heart is the sign of love and the noblest of sickness is the sickness of heart”.
Heart is the abode of God Almighty therefore, nothing is better than the sickness of heart. Strive hard to keep everything else away from His home.
In one of his letters in the year 1966, Babuji (R.A) wrote,
“The greater the beneficence He bestows, the greater should be realization of one’s inability: If he wishes to forgive all who can prevent Him from doing so. To lose hope in Him is forbidden. He provides with the best sustenance your services will come to an end in the Government, but employment in the service of Real Lord will never end.
Translation: “The things that ye worship besides Allah have no power to give thee sustenance. Seek thy sustenance form Allah”
“One should not rely on Swaab (one’s deeds expecting return) but on the Bestower of gifts. He will decide on His Mercy. He is the Independent one. We are dependent on Him. If His Mercy depended on mere worship, who could be the greater worshiper than Satan (devil). All depends upon His will. Proceed boldly on this long journey; breed an earnest longing, Satan won’t have any influence.
In his letter dated 24.01.1965, Babuji (R.A) wrote as, “the recognition of one’s sins is the real thing that He appreciates. Pure is only His Zaat (Being). If there is no sinner, where would His Mercy be applied to? He is Ghaffar-o-Sattar (the Merciful/the Forgiver) and (the Wrathful) as well. Have faith in Him. Fear and hope are two co-relatives along the mystical path by which human soul can fly towards God. Rumi has stated:
“Know that the station of fear is the one in which you are safe; know that the station of security is one in which you tumble.”