Purify the Heart from Hidden Polytheism-Worship to the hidden idols:
Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim
Our Grandshaykh says we must be careful that Satan does not make our worship unacceptable. It is unacceptable when we are asking for any rewards.
We must ask for our Lord’s pleasure only. When all the ego’s desires are finished, then one is a servant of the Lord.
To look for some reward for worshipping is like idol worship, it is a secret form of polytheism. Sincerity is to ask only your Lord’s service.
So many people are worshipping and then doing what their ego demands. This means that they are servants of Allah and of Satan.
It is a dangerous way. Until we become clean of bad character we can’t be free of Satan, this world, our egos, and vain desires. Until you become fully aware for each you make with your foot, whether that step is on the right way or the wrong way, you remain in need of alignment in your heart.
You must know and be awake to where you are putting your foot. One second’s heedlessness may be cause a dangerous accident. Therefore, we are always in need to repeat the word of Testification, to put us on the right way. Until we become free of bad character, we cannot attain to real faith; and without real faith, then there is no real life, the life that is forever. Whoever realises real faith in this world will live on in the tomb, his body not turning to dust. That is a sign from God that he or she has reached true life.
Bi Hurmatil Habib bi siir surah al Fatiha
~Sultan Awliya Mevlana Seyh Nazim Adil al-Haqqani (Qaddas Allahu Sirrah ul-Aziz)