The seekers of spiritual path can decline from their spiritual level due to their short comings or going against the instruction of the Spiritual Guide. There can be many reasons for the Spiritual Downfall(Rujjat) and in the past there have been examples of such cases.
One example, can be found in the Book “Irfan” of Faqeer Noor Muhammad Kalachvi ®, the author highlights of a case example, where a spiritual guide fell to the trap of his lower desires, the Shaykh (spiritual guide) before the incident was recognised as a pious person being a source of light and spiritual guidance for the people around him. The Shaykh also had many followers (Seekers) and his Sufi Tariqa was well established and flourishing really well among the people.
The Shaykh’s spirituality fell apart in span of one night because he had committed a great sin, and due to which he lost his spiritual level(station) and no longer possessed any spiritual abilities. He narrated the story of his spiritual demise to another person, and stated on the occasion of one night, he met with a woman but on the night he was not able to take control over his lower sexual desire upon meeting the women and they both had a sexual intercourse. Since from the night he experiences very strange ugly faced creature’s and he see’s them wondering around his house etc. The Shaykh was hopeless, he lost his spirituality and peace of mind, heart and soul. The indescribable spiritual problems he was experiencing led to his life being turned upside down and with that he had become severely miserable.
In worldly education, there is some stability for example A Degree holder of any discipline is given recognition for his learning success with the awarded degree status, however in contrast in the school of spiritual thought, there’s no such thing. Further, to acquire a great spiritual rank can take a great number of years and requires a sincere committed effort to improving one’s inner defects of heart, soul and mind. It can be very unfortunate to loose your spiritual capability in a span of one night. The path of Spirituality gives real meaning to our ordinary life. As the Spiritual Sufi Master Rumi ® States:
“This place (of earth) is just a dream. Only a sleeper (spiritual dead person) considers it real”
Spirituality takes a human being beyond the realm of his physical living world, it’s the means to obtaining the glimpse of God and his secrets (the mysteries). The path to spirituality is not a house for fantasy, in fact its the opposite and is the means to living a life beyond this world of dust and clay. The scientific telescopes cannot vision and account to seeing a tip of the iceberg for that which God has created and is in store for a true believer. Verily, God does not create anything in vain without a reason and wisdom.
The Good News! A simple solution is provided to the spiritual downfall (Rujjat). The Great Sufi Mystic Sultan Bahu ® states the following solution in order for an individual to re-acquire his spiritual rank. The Seeker (he/she) should regularly read the short book “Rasala Rohi Sheriff” and he addresses the seeker’s in the following words:
If any Friend of Allah having great union with him, that from world of spirituality or from the world of Qadas Shahood (name of spiritual world) experiences spiritual downfall and due to it falls down from his level, if he makes this book as his intercessor then this book will act as a True Spiritual Guide for him . If he does not take this book as his intercessor, then the promise is on him and if we do not reinstate him then the promise is on us”
There is no permission required to read the book and the book can be read by any affected person of any spiritual level(rank) or Sufi background (Tariqa) to re-attain his spiritual rank and can overcome any relating life difficulties. The Individual should make habit of reading the book everyday, to obtain its associated spiritual benefits and blessings. The Result time depends on the reading person himself for the amount of time he spends on daily for the reading of the book “Rasala Rohi Sheriff”.
English: Rasala Rohi Sheriff
Urdu: Rasala Rohi Sheriff