ALLAH PAK Dictates, “O You the Mu’min Who Believe! Fear ALLAH PAK and attain Sohbat (close association and company) of the Swadiqeens, that is, those who are Wali-Allah (somebody fully devoted to ALLAH PAK).” (Sura At-Tawbah, Ayat Shareef 119)
Regarding the importance of Sohbat, it may well be quoted that the Sahaba-i-Kiram RwadiAllahu Ta’ala ‘Anhum earned the closeness of Huzur Pak Swallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam for which ALLAH PAK is satisfied with Them and all Their a’amal and Aqida (practices and beliefs). That is why, it has been mentioned in Kitabs (books) that anyone, who had been with Huzur Pak Swallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam even for a single second with Imaan (the correct belief), remained on earth with that belief and died also with that belief is a Sahabi. The dignity and status of one Sahabi is much greater than any Ummah before and after Him.” (Subhan Allah!)
Hazrat Waees Al-Qarani Rwahmatullahi ‘Alaihi was a Khairut Tabiyin (best of the Tabiyins). Those who saw and consorted with the Sahaba-i-Kiram are the Tabiyins. Huzur Pak Swallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam made mention about him which was confirmed by Hazrat Umr Ibnul Khattab ‘Alihis salam, Who narrated, ‘I heard what Rwasoolullah Swallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam said about Him and that was: “Verily, the best out of the Tabiyins is Hazrat Waees Al-Qarani Rwahmatullahi Alaihi.” He lived at a far off place called Qaran. His mother also lived there. Since Hazrat Waees Rwahmatullahi ‘Alaihi was responsible to look after His mother, so He could not come to see Huzur Pak Swallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam. In some descriptions it is said, He came but could not meet Huzur Pak Swallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam and went back. Therefore, He could not become a Sahabi but a Tabiyi. One Sahabi, who saw Huzur Pak Swallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam only once in a lifetime with proper Imaan (belief), remained on earth with that belief and went off also with that belief holds a status million times greater than that of a Tabiyi.” (Subhan Allah!)
That’s what is being told that, ‘Get the Sohbat of those Allah-Wala (those close to ALLAH PAK). Those who could earn the Sohbat of the ALLAH-Wala in fact earned the Sohbat of ALLAH PAK. That is what has been narrated in different books as has been said by Hazrat Maolana Jalaluddin Rumi Rwahmatullahi ‘Alaihi that, ‘If anyone desires to consort with ALLAH PAK, should do it with the Wali-Allah’. Subhan Allah!
Similar version is also there in Arabic that says that, ‘anyone who wants the closeness of ALLAH PAK should make closeness with those Tasawuf-holders, those who are Allah-Wala. Closeness with those Allah-Wala people would amount to being in closeness with ALLAH PAK.” Subhan Allah!
ALLAH PAK Dictates, “And keep thy soul content with those who call on ALLAH PAK, morning and evening, seeking ALLAH PAK’s Face; and let not thine eyes pass beyond them, seeking the pomp and glitter of this Life”. (Sura Kahf, Ayat Shareef – 28)
Every Mureed (disciple) must earn the Sohbat (closeness and company) of his respective Murshid Qibla as per his varying location and time. At the same time, should read `The Monthly Al-Baiyinaat’, the only `Tajdidi’ (reforming) periodical, unique in Aqida (belief) and A’amal (practice) of Ahle Sunnat wal Jam’at, being the pioneer of Sunnah and Shariah, and hold regular Majlish of Anjuman-e- Al-Baiyinaat.”
regarding the importance and significance of having the company and closeness of Shayokh or Murshid Qibla, says, “Those who stay nearby should get 5 times Sohbat a day during all 5 times Swalat (prayers). Those who are in the same locality (ward) should make it at least twice a day. Living in the same town or village should make it at least twice a week. Those who are outside these towns or villages should have it at least once in a week. Living in the neighbouring districts should make it at least once in a month. Living in far off districts should make it at least once in every two months. Those living in nearby countries should have it at least once in 6 months and at least once in a year for those in far off countries. The more Sohbat one makes the more is his status and dignity; his Islah (Purification), Ta’alluk (relation), Nisbat (connection) and nearness shall be increased accordingly.”
So, It is Far’d (compulsory) for every Muslim man and woman to maintain Their Sohbat because without Their Sohbat, it is never ever possible to become Allah-Wala (Wali-Allah), and it wouldn’t be possible to have Najat (salvation) in Aa’khirwat.
Rajarbag Shareef, Dhaka-1217