Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
According to the author of the Rashahat: The venerable Khwaja [Ubaidu’llah] taught this poor creature bonding [rabita], and he said: “You must expel outsiders from your heart, and occupy a place in the heart of the guide! Let the purpose of your Shaikh be yours, and let yours be his! From him you must learn the path of becoming extinct, so that you may attain the bliss of being extinct in Allah!
According to the author of the Rashahat: I used to gaze intently at the venerable Khwaja’s blessed face. One day, when he noticed that I was doing this, he said: “A certain person would gaze intently at the blessed face of Khwaja Baha ad-Din Naqshband, whom he held in high esteem. To avoid upsetting this admirer’s heart, the venerable Khwaja warned him not to keep looking at his face, and he told him where his gaze ought to be focussed. It is on the point between the Shaikh’s eyebrows that the disciple should focus his gaze, and he is obliged to preserve his conviction that his every state is visible and comprehensible to the Shaikh. In this manner, by drawing the dignity and majesty of the Shaikh upon himself, he must purify his inner being.” [Rashahat ain al-hayat, p.303-304].