Da’ira-e Muhabbat Awwal (The First Circle of Love) [Meditation] – Expostition

When the Salik(Seeker) sees his Rooh(Soul) here, he sees a circle of light, bright like the sun, is around his forehead. Its Tasbeeh is Yuhibbo hum wa Yuhibboona-hoo Allah loves them and they love Allah. In time, a person values something or loves someone because of its beauty or excellence. However, Allah-swt is Absolute, He-swt can neither be seen nor imagined. So, how can love, which is a natural feeling and blossoms in the heart, develop for Him-swt? Allah Kareem loves them because He sees all of them and knows all things at all times. However, love is a feeling that demands its response, and that too, is love. Let alone human beings, if you love even an animal, it also responds with love and starts growing up and flourishing… and what can compare with Allah’s Love! When it rains, it softens the soil of the Qalb(Heart), which starts blossoming the flowers of love and yielding the pearls of love for Allah. The practical effect of these Circles is that a Salik(Seeker) doesn’t consider the obedience to Allah-swt or the adherence to the Holy Prophet-saaws as a mere routine Fardh or Sunnah, but starts to love them and adheres to them with his utmost sincerity, in a passionate manner.

Ameer Muhammad Akram Awan (RH)

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