Muraqbah of La

It is essential to ensure that the eyes are kept tightly closed during the course of Muraqbah of La. It is advisable to use a fluffy cloth as a blind-fold. It would be more appropriate if the cloth is fluffy like a towel or a towel with smooth fluffy surface be used for the purpose. Proper care is required to be exercised in blind-folding the eyes so that the eyelids are firmly held by the flock of towel. This grip shouldn't be hurtingly tight nor flimsy. The purpose is to keep the eyelid under a constant mild pressure. Adequate pressure helps in suspending the movement of the eyeballs and when actuation of the sight is attempt during this state of suspension the innate forces of the of the eye which could be ca the sight of the spiritual eye, come in action.

The main target of Muraqbah is to make the inner sight work. This purpose can only be achieved when the movement of the eyeballs is kept suspended for the maxi m urn possible period of time. The more the suspension of the movement of the eyeballs, the greater will be the activity of the inner sight. In fact, this very action causes the trend; to see in the light of the soul. The suspension of movement of the eyeballs causes an agitation in the Subtlety of Self which results in increase in the activity of the innate sight. This thing helps in Observing (Shahood).



Considered deliberation about the structural formation of the human body can lead us to the resultant out-come and the laws governing the movements of the body Eyelids keep on moving over the eyeballs during wakefulness. The eyeballs are slightly stroked when the eyelids move and disconnect the eyes momentarily from the lights and the outer scenes Analysis of this movement of the eyelids reveals that the eye gradually takes in the informations about the things existing in the out and the informations collected are passed on to the mind in their order of collection Principally, sensation about the material objects is required to be disassociated from the lights with a flick of the eyelids during which the mind is posted with the information about the seen objects. To arouse the sensation of the things which are felt because of their materials features, the material eyeballs and the material movements of the eyelids are prerequisite.

Whereas to feel the intrinsic form of the material things we have to act per contra to this action and in that case eyes are required to be kept closed and the movement of the eyelids is to be checked. Sensation of the material things is produced in the material eyes through the eyesight. And, the same sight which causes the sensation of the material is used in viewing the intrinsic form of things. Or to say, the sight is the common instrument for material and spiritual activities. Viewing, in any case, is conducted by the sigh. When even after suspending the material source of sight, the sight, is kept attentive then according to the law of Preserved Scripturum the Intuitive Power is bound to be actuated forcing the sight to see the intrinsic form of anything because proper functioning of Intuitive Power (Quwat-e-Ilqa) is not possible unless viewing is not performed by the sight. This is how we can see the intrinsic form of a thing something we intend to see. It is this type of visualization practice which has been termed as Muraqbah by Sufis.

Here another by-law comes under discussion. Just as the function of sight, according to the law of Preserved Scripturum, is common for both the material and spiritual observations similarly the function of the will is also common in both the cases of materialism and spiritualism. When something is intended to be sighted with open eyes first of all movement is produced in the will power. Motivation of will power enables the sight to feel the external informations. Similarly, if the will-power is not motivated the sight cannot provide the informations pertaining to the intrinsic form of an object If somebody wants to use the sight for beholding the intrinsic forms habitually, he has to tame the movement of the will, that is, when a meditator closes his eyes, the will is pacified. It is necessary to habituate oneself to convert this lullness of the will into motion and this can be done through continued practice. When, despite the closure of eyes the will is not debilitated and it remains in action with an average potential then the sight will not be slackening in viewing the intrinsic forms and supply of informations about the obscure and hidden movements will remain continued. No difference will be felt in seeing with open or closed eyes when the practice of Muraqbah is mastered.

The intuitive power, according to the law of Preserved Scripturum, is responsible for propagation of intrinsic features just as it is duty bound to produce the material effects. Amount of work performed by Intuitive Power in spiritual values is equivalent to that done in the material values. Difference in the amount of work performed by two individuals is because of the difference of magnitude of the intuitive power in them. 


Loh O Qalam

Qalandar Baba Auliay (R.A)

Alshaikh Khwaja Shamsuddin Azeemi, Chief Editor of the monthly Roohani Digest, the renowned spiritual scholar, founder of the chain of Muraqba Halls the world over has had the honour of learning the spiritual sciences from his spiritual mentor, His Divine Grace Qalander Baba Auliya, the sage of this age. In order to teach him the spiritual sciences Qalander Baba Auliya made Alshaikh Azeemi to pen down the words that he used to narrate. Alshaikh Azeemi being a devoted disciple not only noted the contents but also did his best to understand what he was taught. The eventual out come of his dedicated work took the form of the ‘Loh-o-Qalum’, the first ever book that comprises the whole syllabus of the spiritual science. Who else was more suitable to explain the contents of this document but Alshaikh Azeemi, the very able student of Qalander Baba Auliya. Dissemination of that knowledge, which is the legacy of prophets and had reached him in disciplic succession, has become an obsession for Alshaikh Azeemi because, according to him, this knowledge is the only elixir and the antidote for the ailing humanity in present times.