A Heartfelt Account of Hadrat Mawlana Tameem Ahmadi Meeting His Shaykh al-Awwal, Hadrat Mawlana Shah Hakim Muhammad Akhtar (r)
In my early days of study, before I had met Hazratwala (db) I was deluded to think that the concept of wilayat and the aqcuisition of Allah’s friendship and nisbat were very mystical, esoteric, and beyond the reach of the common person. I thought it was always something you would read in a book but never experience, let alone actual see with your own eyes or experience physically. Life would pass in the deception that sins could never be abandoned and that we are doomed to live a life enslaved by our carnal passions. “It was only natural”, I thought to myself.