3- Edification of the soul
3- Edification of the soul
By reforming and edification of the soul from the danger of sensuality and Satan you can obtain the way to the world of certainty and be able to quench your tasty, likewise you will be able to purify and refresh your heart and soul. Therefore certainty can lead one to his destination and in a situation where it increases; it can also lead you to the original destination.
Base on this, you can increase your certainty by reforming and edification of your heart. This is a reality that was emphasized by Imam Musa bn Ja’afar (peace be upon him) when he says:
… Reforming yourself will increase your certainty and you will gain valuable and precious thing, may Almighty Allah have mercy on a person who intended good act and perform it or intended bad act and abstain from it. Imam continues and said: we support the soul through obedience to Almighty Allah and offering our duties to Him.
Then with reformation of the soul, there will be increase in ones certainty, and doubt which is opposite of certainty is established by the effect of temptation of Satan or self passion, and in a situation whereby one purify and reform his soul, self passion and temptation of the Satan shall be subdued.
In this respect we benefit the following from the collections of the admonitions of the holy household of the holy Prophet (peace be upon them):
There is correlation between the state of certainty and reformation of soul; i.e. the requisite of soul reformation is increase in the state of certainty and likewise the requisite of existence of firm certainty is the reformation of the soul.
Base on this, by edification of the soul, you can increase the state of your certainty likewise by strengthening the certainty you can internally purify yourself and by so doing you will benefit from tremendous spiritual power.
Existence of certainty in an individual whom wonder and extra ordinary issues emerged from is commonly witnessed and the incidence I will narrate is evidence to this reality.
It is transmitted from late Hajj sheikh Hasan Ali Isfahani hence he said:
In a holy journey for pilgrimage, as at time we entered Mecca we were not having money, meanwhile the police in Mecca demanded some amount of money from each an every pilgrims. We were compelled together with those who are not willing to pay this money to go on a separate road from Jeddah to Mecca.
On our way we meet with the government security and prevented us from preceding in our movement and said: you should stay he until the coming of the officer in charge and after paying the due before you can precede on you way and without this you don’t have the right of entering into Mecca. The whole of us sat under the shade of date trees until the arrival of the officer in charge.
The entire co-travelers get their money ready and told me to get my money ready too. I don’t have money, I said. They said: if you have interest in us to give you money, we shall not give you; and if you did not pay you will never go to the house of Allah. I said: I don’t have hope in you rather all my hope is in Almighty Allah who shall assist me. In this Saudi desert how will Allah come to assist you, they said?
I said: there is a narration from the holy Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his progeny) which says: someone who has rendered service to the people and he did not demand for any payment, if he is in difficulty in the desert, like flood that comes from mountain, Almighty Allah shall take all the hindrance for him and He will also assist him.
They repeated their question after some hours and I gave them my previous answer. In a mockery they said: it seems sheikh has taken hemp by making this statement, if not in this desert no body apart from us that can render assistance to him and we will not assist him.
Not quite long while a wind appeared and I said to my co-travelers that this is the news that is coming to me, though they also mock at me. After some moment two men appeared out of the wind riding on horse, they came closer to us and one of those two men said: who is Hasan Ali Isfahani among you people?
My co-travelers pointed at me and said: answer the call of the officer. I climb the horse together with the officers and held towards Mecca.
As at the time I entered the tent of the officer, I saw late sheikh Fadlullah Nuri there and late Hajj sheikh Muhammad Jawad Bida Abadi was also present there (although there is cordiality between me and them). That Mecca officer is having a request before Almighty Allah which he wanted my assistance in that respect.
After then it became obvious that the officer has previously presented his request before late sheikh Fadlullah Nuri and he told him that your request will be achieve but it is through a man called Hasan Ali Isfahani and he is undoubtedly among those trekking. In this respect the officer sent the junior ones to search and bring him from anywhere they found him.
Definitely certainty is having effect in the appearance of wonder and extra-ordinary issues from the good servants of Allah.