After Haqiqat, Ma’rifat (Stations of Marifat) is realised. This entails recognition
of the being & attributes of Allah (swt). Ma’rifat is also recognised & consists of ten stations:-
One should respect & rever all wise and sagacious men known as the Friends
of Allah. Showing reverence will also fully make one well-versed in the mode of
One should bear all hardships and rigours with patience and constancy and have
no grudge against one’s prosecutors. One should try to alleviate others sufferings
and forget & forgive the wrongs done to him by them and be not revengeful
in the least.
One should try to extinguish the flames of iniquities and injustice, keeping distance
from feuds and riots. One should be happy adopting the company of the virtuous.
One should render service to the Murshid sincerely and selflessly. One should
befriend those who are at his beck and call, always giving them good piece of
advice and develop true friendship with them.
One should not waste even a single moment in negligence but remain engaged in
worship and remembrance of Allah. One should be on the look out for His effulgence
and splendour in everything of the universe. It behoves the worshipper to realize
that he is seeing his Lord-Allah, and if he is not capable of that, Allah is seeing
One should be generous and liberal according to his means and without giving himself
preference over others.
One should be possessed of qualities of fortitude and forbearance; not be impatient
when confronted with coercive and oppressive people. One Should be tolerant, forbearing,
firm and stead fast in his dealings.
One should wipe out the rust and black spots that collect in the heart by the
luminosity of the remembrance of Allah. To this effect the Holy Prophet has stated:
“The people’s hearts get rusty and blackened like the iron. So they should
remove this rust through repeated divine remembrance.”
One should constantly strive to get nearer and closer to Allah by all kinds
and modes of worship and meditation.
One should look down upon oneself as the worst and meanest of the creatures
and think others to be one’s superiors. Oneshould be mindful of what Allah has
“That is the grace of God which He bestows on whom He pleases and God
is the Lord of grace abounding.” (al-Hadid, 57:21)