Paying the King
Our Shaykh, Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (Rahimahullâh) had beautifully explained that the heart is the King of
One can imagine the salary that has to be paid to employ a King as a labourer.
When a person restrains himself from indulging in Haraam, e.g. casting lustful glances, listening to music, watching videos and television programmes – in an environment or home infested with such things, then a pain will come onto the heart.
When this pain and weight comes onto that heart, which is sacrificing those evil desires for the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala, the King of Kings and the Creator of the heart, pays the salary of that heart. He grants that heart, the sweetness of Imaan, the taste of which will be experienced, and Allah Ta’ala will imbue that heart with satisfaction and peace.
Of course, this does not happen by restraining oneself once or twice and thereafter indulging in one’s evil desires a dozen times. This effort has to continue throughout one’s life.
ALLAH TA’ALA STATES:
“AND SERVE YOU LORD, UNTIL THERE COMES UNTO YOU THE HOUR THAT IS CERTAIN (I.E. DEATH).”
[SURAH AL-HIJR 15 : 99 ]
Insha-Allah, after a few days, the person will experience the feeling of peace and satisfaction.
Accidentally, if a sin is committed, the darkness which will immediately be experienced will quickly disappear with sincere repentance (Taubah and Istighfaar).
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Hadhrat Maulana Shaykh Yunus Patel Sahib Rahimahullah (South Africa).