The Journey of Seeker From Humility to Enlightenment

Nestled in the heart of Morocco lies a sanctuary, where seekers of knowledge embark on a transformative quest. As they cross the threshold, their pride is set aside, and they are seated by the grand door, tasked with straightening the shoes of every arriving guest.

With fervor and dedication, the seeker begins this sacred duty. As their commitment deepens, they are entrusted with the task of clearing the dishes after gatherings. And as they embrace this responsibility, they find themselves bestowed with the honor of washing the utensils. Through each stage, their passion grows.

The Evolution of a Seeker:

In this remarkable journey, the seeker’s dedication leads to progression. With each step forward, they ascend towards greater responsibilities. Eventually, they find themselves serving meals to the esteemed guests. This evolution is not just about duties, but an inner transformation that mirrors their outer progress.

The Pursuit of Knowledge:

As the seeker advances, their zeal for knowledge intensifies. They are no longer the novice who first walked through those doors. They now stand before their mentor, having earned their place. This journey symbolizes not just a path of learning, but a passage from humility to enlightenment.

The Wisdom of Maulana Rumi:

The words of Maulana Rumi resonate through the seeker’s soul, “When you become ‘you,’ ‘I’ is no more. When ‘I’ remains, ‘you’ do not.”

These profound words encapsulate the essence of the seeker’s journey. It’s a reminder that true wisdom lies in the dissolution of the self, in merging with the greater purpose of seeking knowledge.

The Significance of Anā (Self):

Anā, or ‘self,’ becomes a pivotal concept in the seeker’s quest. It represents the obstacle on the path to acquiring knowledge and wisdom. Until one surrenders their ego, they remain at a distance from true enlightenment.

The Poetry of Devotion:

In the seeker’s world, devotion is expressed not only in words but through action. It is a poetry written in the chores, in the service, in the pursuit of knowledge. It is a symphony of dedication that plays in harmony with the mentor’s guidance.

The Dance of Humility and Enlightenment:

The seeker’s journey is a dance, a harmonious blend of humility and enlightenment. As they wash dishes, serve meals, and learn from their mentor, they realize that each act is a step towards understanding the profound truths of life.


The seeker’s path is a profound journey from service to knowledge, from humility to enlightenment. It is a testament to the transformative power of seeking knowledge with sincerity and dedication. Through the stages of selfless service, the seeker emerges as a beacon of wisdom and humility, echoing the eternal teachings of Maulana Rumi.

In the end, the seeker’s journey serves as an inspiration for all those who embark on the path of acquiring knowledge. It teaches us that true enlightenment lies not in the accumulation of facts, but in the journey of the soul towards selflessness and wisdom.

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مراکش میں ایک خانقاہ ہے جہاں کوئی حصول علم کے لئے جاتا تو اس کا سر منڈوا دیا جاتا اور اسےبڑے دروازے پر بٹھا دیا جاتا کہ وہ ہر آنے والے کے جوتے سیدھے کرتا رہے-

جب وہ پورے ذوق و شوق سے یہ کام کرنے لگتا تو اسکی ترقی کر دی جاتی اور اسے مہمانوں کے کھانے کے بعد برتن اٹھانے پر لگا دیا جاتا، جب وہ اس میں بھی اپنا شوق شامل کر لیتا تو اسے برتن دھونے کی ڈیوٹی دے دی جاتی، جب وہ اس میں بھی اپنی لگن سے کامیاب ہو جاتا تو اسے مہمانوں کو کھانا پیش کرنے پر معمور کر دیا جاتا۔۔۔۔۔۔۔

حتیٰ کی ترقی کرتے کرتے وہ صاحب علم مرشد کا قرب حاصل کر لیتا کیونکہ اب اس میں وہ انا جو پہلے دن تھی موجود ہی نہ تھی۔ لہٰذا انا ایک رکاوٹ ہے حصول علم و معرفت میں۔

“مولانا روم رحمتہ اللہ علیہ فرماتے ہیں ‘جب میں اور تُو ایک ہو جاتے ہیں تو دوئی نہیں رہتی جب دوئی ہی نہ رہے تو انا کیسی'”

انا جب تک، فنا کے ہاتھ پر بیعت نہیں کرتی،

نماز عشق سے دل کی جبیں محروم رہتی ہے

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