What Intention Should a Person Have When in the Company of Their Shaykh?

“Do not go to the Mashaa’ikh to get an increase in knowledge.  Go to them to get the quality of Ihsaan from their hearts.  It is highly possible that a person may have more knowledge than their Shaykh.  Then this person will think that the train of his knowledge is better than the plane of the Shaykh’s Ihsaan, even though a plane is much quicker than a train.  That means that what this person of knowledge would achieve in days in trying to reach Allah, the Shaykh can do in a matter of moments.  So the mureed should consider himself to be a train, and should consider the Shaykh to be a plane.  Hazrat Maulana Qasim Nanotwi (Founder of Darul Uloom Deoband) (RA), Hazrat Maulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (RA), and Hakeem-ul-Ummah Hazrat Thanwi (RA) did not go to Hazrat Haji Imdaadullah (RA) to seek knowledge, but rather they went to acquire the kayfiyat of Ihsaan from him.”

-Mawaahib-e-Rabbaaniyah pg. 25-26

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