Depression : Science, Sociology, Psychology and Human Science

The Topic of depression is increasingly a popular topic considering more than ever before, more people are dying with committing an unnatural way to end the life. With the increase in this awful trend of people choosing to commit suicide, in the ever more so awfully painful ways , thus its ever more so natural to raise awareness to causes of suicide and its various forms of treatment.

Depression is found to be one of the primary causes of suicide, how can it be? Let’s consider looking into mindset of what causes Depression ?

The Sociologists tend to differ from the perspective that Psychologists provide and evidently the Subject of Science leads to different causes and route to the treatment of Depression , and when there’s hardly discussion on the perspective of Human spirituality with regards to the cause and treatment of Depression. The Psychologists tend to regard Depression as an offshoot of our thoughts that leads to the outcome of performing negative actions.

Let’s take a critical look in to the subject of Depression ,the causes & treatment and critically analyse the various perspectives. This great piece is worth considering to provide deep insights in to the causes & treatment of Depression. The different perspective’s will be lined up and the reader will be able to acknowledge and build his understanding on the subject of Depression. Its interesting to note the word spirituality has intermittently been used in place of Human Science , thats an acknowledgement that both are one and the same thing.

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Special Invocations of the People of Grave ( Dawat Ahle Qaboor )

The articles intends to provide a basic introduction to the method of seeking help from the graves as its practiced by the Sufi’s for various reasons i.e spiritual rank elevation or curing from an incurable disease among various other reasons.

The presented topic has great importance in the field of Spiritual Science, in other words Sufism. The Invocations on the graves of Spiritual People is a Sufi tradition that has been in practice for centuries and its in line with the main religious teachings of Islam. The practice of invocations upon the spiritual graves has been to great importance, since with the use of such an method various great spiritual benefits can be acquired, as well as any worldly difficulty’s can be removed or any heart desires can be attained.

The important aspect of the Practice is the person must have the permission to perform the practice from a “true” Spiritual Guide , further by having such an permission he must also himself be spiritually enlightened that all his body and the organs are spiritually purified (for example with the spiritual practice of Visualisation of the Name Allah the essence) hence due to the result of the achieved spiritual purification of the body, he attains the spiritual power to adequately perform the spiritual practice, ” Special Invocations of a Spiritual Grave “ . The two aforementioned conditions are a definitive pre-requisite for performing the practice or otherwise the consequences can be dire & intolerable.

The invocations of the graves is the most beneficial method in Sufi spirituality for achieving any sort of objective whether spiritual or worldly whether big or small, in contrast its also the most dangerous act in spiritual practice, in the case off if the practice is performed by a spiritually unqualified individual or by an individual that does not have the due permission to do so (or if he has obtained the practice permission from a fake spiritual guide). It’s believed the consequences of malpractice are deadly severe and the victim of the malpractice is  hardly ever cured for a life-time. For example the individual can become “mad” , chronically ill or die miserably. This is just basic information of advising what entails the aforementioned sufi practice and its pre-requisites.

There’s a Popular Punjabi Couplet along the lines :

Raah day Raah Day , Har Koi Akhy

Show me the way Give me the Way , Say’s All

Main ve akhan raah day , Bina Murshid raah nahi labdi

Even i too say the very same, But without a Perfect Spiritual Guide the path will not found

Vich Raah day rul marsey

In the midst of seeking the path (without the true spiritual guide) you will loose yourself and die miserably.

Here forth its clearly highlighted the importance to first seek a true spiritual guide hence embark onto the spiritual path and undertake any kind of spiritual practices. In the Books of the Sufi Master Hazrat Sultan Bahu ® great details can be found for the aforementioned Sufi Practice.

Here is a quoted line from the bookNoor ul Huda Khurd, of the Master Sultan Bahu ® :

Hamari tamam mushkilaat ahle qaboor sey hal ho jati hai

” All our needs are fulfilled by the special invocation of the People of Graves

The Age of time that we thrive in, the subject of religion is entertained as a taboo subject for discussion, hence thereby further in this article we will tend to support the notion of seeking help from the grave and establish the idea that help could be sought from the spiritually enlightened people of the graves. A number of Authentic Sayings in relation to the Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him will be included in the article to strengthen the belief for this practice , as follows:

  • First Narration

  • Second Narration : Hadith | Conversation between Moses a.s and Adam a.s |

  • An Account from Imam Al Qurtabi in Tafsir Al Qurtabi (May Allah be pleased with him)

  • An Account from Hafidh Ibn Taymiyya (May Allah be pleased with him)

  • An Account from Hafidh Ibn al Qayyim (May Allah be pleased with him) 
  • Finally, its stated there are many many more Hadith’s , Narrations from Imam’s and Scholarly Sayings of  of pre-islamic times that all support this notion of seeking help from the “Spiritual” graves of muslims, and the subject has wide consensus among the Ummah Scholars. Further, it should be noted that disbelief in just one Hadith takes the person out of the folds of Islam.

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Collection of Gems from the Books of Sultan Bahu ®

Collection of Gems from the Books of Sultan Bahu ®

In this article its intended to present the various Golden Sayings & Quotes from the Books of the Shaykh Sultan Bahu ® that are rare to find and are immensely beneficial. There may be series of posts followed up to this post in the future hence in this post presented are the Gems of knowledge :

  1. The Perfect Guide without the need of the years of hard prayers within a moment can show all that exists whether the big or small within a dot (point) and with the same dot he open’s up and shows the realities of both the worlds. (ref)
  2. Manly is he, that in all situations be a true judge to his ego himself. All worship the ego , Worshipper’s of God are very very few. (ref)
  3. The disobedient ego becomes obedient with the following four things:  1) With the Love of Allah 2) With the true desire of Allah 3) With being drowned by loosing oneself in Allah (the spiritual state) 4) Every that action that is performed only to please Allah. For example Worship, Spiritual Exercise and Piety. (ref)
  4. From the thousands of years of Spiritual Exercise in contrast its better that one (spiritual) gaze of the Perfect Spiritual Guide. (ref)
  5. (Oh the True Seeker!) know that the four pleasures are part (incomplete) that keep away from the Complete (Great) Pleasures:- First Pleasure) Various types of tasty food and the pleasure of the sweet dishes. Second Pleasure) Pleasure of having intercourse with women. Third Pleasure) The pleasure of Great kingdom ship that purely is only pleasure of world and just the world. Fourth Pleasure) Chronic studying of knowledge is its pleasure. All these four pleasures are equal in their intensity. (ref)

The Reality of the Present Times

How to describe the nature of present times that we live in ?  despite  there being an overwhelming research, success and advancement in the field of Science yet it looks like a world thats heading greatly towards more violence and ambiguity. The following quote is seemingly very interesting and eye opener for those of us whom analyse the age of time that we live in:

“Just like a  persons childhood has religious character meaning is  compatible to islam. Just like that in early age hood of the times meaning the beginning of the world times was compatible to religion and spirituality. That’s the reason why all the Prophet’s had appeared in the early age period of the world and the friends of Allah and the spiritual people had taken birth excessively. This is the reason that pious ancestors naturally and instinctively were acknowledging to religion and spirituality and were inclined towards it by the heart and body. Just as the person grows older , the satan starts to vitiate his religious capability and the islamic nature. To the extent that till puberty his self becomes spoiled. As like this as the age of time continued to pass  the satan Samiri in that likeness used calf of metal and gold in many a ways making that decorative and glamorous for the people  to be in magic of its love being enchanted and its prisoners. And the remembrance of Allah and his love in their hearts and mind was kept at distanced from them. To the extent that though present age of time by outer self looks decent and well established however from moral, religious and spiritual perspective to a great extent its vitiated and is sustaining an animal and physical life

The quotation makes us ponder over the reasons for our present day chaotic worldly situations. Today, the human’s character and its affairs  look pretty awful in contrast to an animals nature. The secret of humanly success and its respect lies upon controlling & empowering the self (ego) contrastingly slavery to the ego and the lower desires means more problems for the human species and its future.

References:

Urdu : Book Irfan

English : Book Irfan