Seeker of Allah (Talib-e-Maula)
Seeker of Allah is the one who seeks Allah only. For him everything other than Allah is lust. This article is based on the teachings of Sultan Bahoo and sufism.
The Holy Prophet said:
Meaning: The seeker of the world is an eunuch, the seeker of hereafter is a woman and the talib e maula is the man.
Quality of Seeker of Allah
The talib e maula must always go against the desires of nafs and beware of it every moment because it is an infidel, a brigand and an enemy hidden inside his being which can attack him any time. So, the seeker ought not to be oblivious of it and should ever fight against it whether he is sleeping or awake, experiencing sobriety or spiritual intoxication. (Ain-ul-Faqr)
The talib e maula ought to recognize the catastrophes of nafs as well as the evil of Satan and then must renounce the world. (Mohkim-ul-Fuqara)
Seeker of Allah is one who spends whatever he gets in the morning before the night comes and spends whatever he gets in the night before the next morning. (Mohkim-ul-Fuqara)
What should Seeker of Allah seek from Perfect the Murshid?
It is compulsory for the true seeker of Allah to seek two levels from the perfect Murshid; first is certainty about engrossment in the contemplation (of Ism-e-Allah Zaat) which makes him vigilant towards Divinity, second is the vision of Allah reaching LaHoot Lamakan. These two levels further lead to two levels; first is the Divine favour and second is the level of verification, which further grant two levels; first is the inward key to all objectives i.e. Divine love, marifat, observation, closeness and presence of the Mohammadan Assembly, second is gaining power over all the authorities and becoming sated (of all levels and powers). (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
The seeker of Allah must be a learned person and should be aware of entire esoteric and exoteric knowledge. Only such a seeker is qualified for the presence of the Mohammadan Assembly and gnosis of Allah. Otherwise, it is not at all difficult to make thousands of ignorant crazy with a single glance. The fact is that it is impossible to find Faqr without knowledge, while without Faqr, knowledge is just a nuisance. The seeker never becomes obedient to the spiritual guide without spiritual and physical trials, neither becomes a true talib e maula. If he is blessed by the spiritual guide with the felicity of presence of the Mohammadan Assembly and level of immersion in the Divine light of gnosis along with ultimate closeness of Allah, he becomes superior to all the other seekers of Allah who are men of faith. (Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan)
Seeker of Allah reaches his destination in a moment
By the benedictions of Ism-e-Allah Zaat a true Seeker of Allah can not only reach the destination in just a moment but also gets the secrets of this way. (Kashf-ul-Asrar)
Duty of Seeker of Allah
Sultan Bahoo says:
It is obligatory upon the seeker of Allah to acquire the eternal straight path from his spiritual guide and follow the greatest Sunna of the Holy Prophet which is to donate the entire wealth and every possession in the way of Allah.