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Attaining Eternal Felicity

A fortunate person who reads and understands the book Endless Bliss both will learn religious knowledge and will get to know Hadrat [1] Imam-i Rabbani; thus, his heart becoming inclined, he will become attached to him. Receiving the nur which he (Imam-i Rabbani) radiates over the world, he will, unknown to himself, begin to approach perfection. As an unripe watermelon ripens and sweetens under the rays of the sun, so will he mature, thus becoming a perfect person. He will note the changes in his views of the world and life. He will begin to experience some hals [2], zawks (pleasures) and sweet dreams. He will begin to dream of Imam-i Rabbani and of the other Awliya [3], of the As'hab-i kiram [4] and of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wassallam), to see their faces when awake and even to talk with them. His nafs [5] being freed from unawareness, he will begin to experience the taste of salat [6] and to take pleasure from worshipping. He will now hate sins, things that are haram [7] and bad habits. He will form good habits. He will do favors for everybody. He will be useful for society, for people. He will attain, and will also make others attain, eternal felicity.


GLOSSARY
[1] Hadrat: title of respect used before the names of great people like and Islamic scholars.
[2] hal: continuous variation of the kashfs and manifestations that come to the heart. Also see Kashf.
[3] awliya: (pl. of Wali) a person loved by Allahu ta'ala.
[4] As'hab-i kiram: (as-Sahabat al-kiram); the Companions of Rasulullah.
[5] nafs: a force in man which wants him to harm himself religiously; an-nafs al-ammara. A negative force within man prompting him to do evil. (Nafs-i ammara). Nafs is ammara by creation, that is, it always wishes evil and harmful deeds to be done. It is reluctant to obey the Shari'at. The nafs of a man who obeys the Shari'at and makes progress in the way of tasawwuf becomes mutmainna. It wishes to obey the Shari'at.
[6] salat: i) prayer; (with salam)= salawat; ii) ritual prayer of at least two rak'as; "namaz", in Persian; salat janaza: funeral prayer.
[7] haram: an action, word or thought prohibited by Allahu ta'ala.