[A HIKAYAT ABOUT THE LIKING FOR DUNYA (WORLD)]
Be enlightened that: one day, when Hazrat Pir Dastgeer - the Beloved of Divine [Hazrat Shah Abdul-Qadir-Jelaani Qaddas-Allahu Sirru-hul Aziz] came out of his house, he saw Iblees (Satan) standing at the door. He said that: "O Damned Iblees! Why have you come here? [What engagement you have here] Go away!" Iblees said that: "O Ghaus ul Azam! A servant has gone inside with a Dirham (currency of that time) of world. I am standing here in anticipation for that Dirham, as the wealth of Dunya (World) is my Mata e Qaleel (scant stuff)".
"Qaleel" is also called that piece of cloth which has been contaminated with the menstruation bleeding of a woman. Allah Almighty says: Say (O Prophet Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam!) the comfort of this world is scant.
And Iblees further said that: "that person who keeps eye on the Dram (or drachma) of Dunya (World), O highness, he is my dear and the brother of the faithless Devils. My curse is on him!" Hazrat Pir Dastgeer went inside, brought that Dram (or drachma) of Dunya (World) [from the servant], and gave to the Satan and the Satan touched those Dirhams of the world with his eyes after kissing them. Hazrat Pir Qaddas-Allahu Sirru-hul Aziz said that: "O accursed! Why have you done this with the Dram (or drachma) of Dunya (World)" [That is, why had he given that much respect to those Dirhams].
Iblees replied that: "O Excellency! Dirham and Dunya (World) is my body and life, whosoever holds these in his hands with Liking, the effect of these conducts from his hands to his heart [that is, its (efficacious) effectiveness gets fixed in his heart] and by grasping the Dram (or drachma) of Dunya (World), his heart turns dark [and when the heart of a person has turned black,] he turns his face aside of the Course of virtue and is caught up in vices like haughtiness, arrogance, desire and greed (grasping), jealousy and greed and goes astray of the Right Path". The Iblees added that: "O Pir Dastgeer! The People of Lust, may they be the Ulema or the Fuzala'a (learned persons), may they be Jaahil or the Faqeers the People of Taqwa - [all] are my seekers and my mureedain [as] Dunya (World) is my mureed [thus] they, who are its bondmen, they are my bondmen. Every that person, in whose house the Dunya (World) comes, he becomes my brother and then I take that house dearer to my life where my brother resides and I snatch his Eimaan away and cease the Course of truthfulness on him till a time comes when the Sayings of God and His Prophet Sal Allahu Alaihe Wa Aa-lehee Wa-sallam are no more liked by him and his heart finds satisfaction through the Outwardly glitter and pomp.
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