There must have been ultimate reality existing under some name in the ancient mythologies and civilizations be it eeshwar,God or bhugwan.Three thousand years ago we had historians like heun sang and fashion who sought the ultimate reality.haripur is a fertile land and the brains here are ever more fertile than its land.when the huns destroyed taxila,at that time 3000 buddhists,despite being capable of resisting the attack,were put to sword.Taxila is a wasteland since then.Every land has its own specialty and all the time are specific.The only indivisible entity is Allah himself,rest of everything is stratified and has defined orders.Humans are superior to lands,likewise some homes are superior to other homes and some men are superior to other of their kind.Allah has determined these order and superiorities and he has also prescribed the course of action to be follow attain those levels.
Then they were some people who started off with the objective of search of reality and the real purpose of life and they spent their entire live seeking Allah’s proximity by making him their beloved these people were those destitute who could not be satisfied by any mundane pleasure and their wisdom had reached its zenith their girth of intellectual capacity encompassed the heavens and the earth and they had known their own self inside out these people underwent masochistic ordeals to muscle their way through to reach their destiny of identity these knowledge and reality and seekers are termed as soofis. The topic of the truth about of mysticism raises our inquisitiveness to a level where we can question as to what it all is. It also arouses the questions as to which school of thought among the once surrounding us in the society, is right.
Obviously, they must be some parameters and yard sticks which would serf as benchmarks on the bases of which standardization could be made. without those standards, we can not distinguish an act from Godly to un godly one .
Who knows who Allah knower is and who is not? Unfortunately, amid total benightedness sneaking everywhere in the society, the real searcher starts screaming and gets sick and tired at the pseudo-mystics and their monasteries.
He concludes that he heard them speak heartlessly and faithlessly but none of them could satisfy him.
Notwithstanding the heartiest search for doorstep, from village to village and from monastery to monastery, the efforts to fin an Allah-knower ended up in miserable fiasco being unable to find an a real mystic intimately knowing Allah is a reality in today’s world. Such a condition leaves the society bereft of everyone where there is not a single person who can clime that he knows Allah intimately.
Once the holy prophet (SAW) passed by a town which was almost a wasteland with people plunged into miserable conditions running the whole gamut of crippling diseases and other derivation (such as in Pakistan nowadays). The holy prophet SAW) asked if there was not a single person in that town that prays to Allah sincerely for his fellow brethren’s
Socio-economic betterment and physical being. One of the holy prophet (SAW) reads that when one prays for his brother in his absentia then that prayer is granted. It is highly unfortunate for a society where there is not single person who pray for the fellow brethren. the major reason attributable to the all the ills of Pakistan of all sorts is that there not a single person who is sincerely looking for Allah alone; in common parlance there is not single soofi in land.
The showed and cunning intellectuals of today treated mysticism as a deception and deflationary adventure and unanimously and unilaterally decided that the entire knowledge of mysticism is just concept beyond practical implementation, and they also termed it a mirage signifying nothing. For instance, Mr. Ali Abbass Jalalpuri repeatedly cast objections on mysticism, while some equated mysticism. With Greek philosophy and other drew analogies between Hindu yoga and mysticism. However ,what nobody brothered to understand was that mysticism is not something new; rather it has exited in every society it is humanly impossible that this earth remains empty of the people intimately knowing allah .the history of allah mysticism dates of longinus, and then this tradition continued since zino. The stoic of eliia, to Dionysius, the aropagit (a famous mystic of Egypt).we also have st.augustine and Thomas Aquinas as glaring example in the Christian world. before the advent of Islam there never was a time or eon without any mystic or search of knowledge .then knowledge got completed ,human intellect touched its zenith and the mercy of Allah was personified in the form of holy prophet (saw),s appearance in the world .the blessing of knowledge and wisdom reached its culmination .since then we had immediate disciples of holy prophet (saw) in the form of the companions of the holy prophet (saw)and the followers of the companions of the holy prophet(saw) and then the followers of the followers of the companion of the holy prophet (saw) which as a whole constituted the major class of intellectuals. During the times from holy prophet (saw)to the followers of the followers of the companions of the holy prophet (saw),all the societies founded by the Muslims were solidly headed toward Allah .under the direct guidance of the greatest universal teacher, the holy prophet (saw) ,the companion were founding such a society where everyone needed Allah .after the death of the holy prophet (saw),the luxury of direct teaching and training came to an end. Regardless of the fact the companions of the holy prophet (saw) were the best people, but the numeric strength busy in Allah, s search had decreased. It may not be true to everyone, but the fact remains that many embraced Islam because of its bourgeoning grander in power an d geographical increases. Many restored to embracing Islam in order to evade taxes. In a nutshell, the proportion of Muslims really seeking Allah had greatly decreased form what in the time of the holy prophet (saw) and the times immediate after that .succinctly speaking, the search for Allah was considerably confined to a select few. Nevertheless, never did it than the tradition of search for Allah vanquished altogether there were many great teachers simultaneously at one time in the history after the times of the followers of the companions of the holy prophet (saw). On the one hand if we have Imam Hassan Basri, then we also have Khawaja Habib Ajmi .if Rabia Basri appears in the history, then we also see Siri Saqti imparting Knowledge and wisdom to his acolytes. I appear as if the time was never empty of this mystic struggle, but in the passing times the lamps of knowledge, wisdom and understanding seem to fading. Knowledge has plunged into the abyss of decrepitude and destitution. We rarely find some one sincerely yearning for Allah ,s proximity remotely some where in our society .
Many complicated terminologies do not define mysticism; rather it is a very simple knowledge. Knowing Allah is incumbent upon every person professing Islamic faith. Had it been difficult to find and know Allah, the Muslim Ummah would have been exonerated that they cannot find Allah or know the ltimate Reality. Allah has really simplified the task of knowing Himself and getting Himself. Everyone sequences his own mental priorities as they befit his mind, but the one who while in appropriate time in his age using adequate facilities chooses Allah to be his top priority is a real mystic be he of weak capacity or strong capacity. We are grievously mistaken when we isolate the life of a great mystic and see the time when he is on the pinnacles of mystic glory. Our standalone perception discounting the struggle of Ali Bin Usman and Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jilani leads us to think that they were the people of great substance which we could never be. We see them at giddy heights of glory which are considered to be enviably insurmountable for us.