(Saying of the Holy Prophet of Allah Hazrat Muhammad Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam)
Lo! The Holy Quran is the Hujjat (argument) of Allah Almighty.
[O Rightful Seeker!] Be informed that Maratib are five in each of which are five Treasures or five Tasarrufaat. First is the Maratib Shanaas Ilm of the Authentic Text, Hadis and Tafseer. Second, the Maratib of Ilm of Dawat endowed with Takseer. Third, the Maratib of the Ilm of Zikr and Fikr endowed with (efficacious) effectiveness. Fourth, the Maratib of the Ilm of Marifat Roshan-Zamir endowed with Kimiya Akseer. Fifth is the Maratib of Faqar, which is the Mushahida of the Secrets of the Mysteries in the Haq-ul-Yaqeen.
Faqeer is he, in whose possession are Both-the-Worlds. The world is his bondman and the Hereafter is his slave. In Faqar, when a person reaches unto the Ultimate Maratib of a Faqeer "When Faqar reaches unto its extremity (and entirety), that is Allah", he becomes Emir on Nafs. That Faqeer, who is endowed with this caliber, he wears the raiment of Shariyat from the top to toe and never does against Shariyat but instead [in every way] tries in Shariyat and does not trade his Deen in lieu of Dram (or drachma) of Dunya (World) and money. Faqeer is he, who is Living-Hearted, with Destroyed Nafs, with Baqaa of Ruh and is always Drowned in Fanaa-Fi-Allah (Destroyed in Allah) and is honored with Sighting the Sight of the Provider. He should be the one, who gets Baqaa from the Noor of the Essence, should be the Favorite (and Accepted one) of the gaze of Allah Almighty. He should be in the Hazoor, be respectful, be Bashful (and modest) and the one, ready to sacrifice his life for the Cause of Allah. He should be the one, who does excision (Qatey) of Shahwat and should be in conformity of the Ilm of the Ulema and should keep the Dead Hearted people away of greed and desire!
[O True-Seeker!] Be enlightened that he should first acquire five (kinds of) Ilm, after this he becomes eligible of the Talqeen and Irshaad of the Faqeer Murshid. Making people Mureedain, Initiating them on hand (Bai-at), giving Hidayat unto the Course of probity is legitimate and means following the practice of the Holy Prophet Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam.
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