Chapter 1- The Laws of Amalyaat
Before we begin an in-depth study of Amalyaat it is essential to get the basic facts right. The stronger we lay down the foundation the stronger will our edifice be. Here are some of the requirements that need to be fulfilled for becoming a successful Amil:
First and foremost, an amil should be methodical in his approach. Only then will he be able to perform an Amal successfully. Any type of carelessness can do more harm than good. For ex: some amils write down a taweez or amulet inaccurately. This leads to a lot of trouble and the Amal also gets defamed unnecessarily due to the negligence of the Amil himself.
Prayers and Amals have a lot of power in them. However, this power can be retained only through halaal earnings (earnings that are allowed by islam) and full concentration on the aim of the Amal. Without these two, no Amal can be successful. Haraam or sinful earnings are as repulsive as eating shit. So if a person who eats shit tries doing an Amal then it goes without saying that he may not achieve any success.
To make his amil more powerful an amil has to abstain from eating the following foods during the Amal:
Aubergines or brinjal
Total abstinence from the above-mentioned foods makes the Amal more powerful.
It is essential to perform an Amal in the same house, on the same Jaanamaz and in the same place in the house. The house, the specific place in the house and the jaanamaz on which the Amal is performed on the first day should remain unaltered throughout the Amal.
It is considered to be more beneficial to start an Amal within the first 10 days of a month than the last days.
Before an amil sits down to perform an Amal it is of utmost importance to do a hissar, i.e. a protective ring which is made by drawing an imaginary circle around oneself after reading some specific prayers. A hissar provides complete security to an amil. Even the strongest evil forces cannot break through the hissar to harm the amil.
After paying zakaat (charity) for an Amal the Amal should be repeated 3,4 or 8 times daily to keep the Amal going strong.
An amil should be a strict follower of Islam. If he finds that he is contravening the Quranic injunctions in any way then he should try to mend his ways.
There should be moderation in eating, sleeping and talking. An amil should totally abstain from telling lies, using foul language and singing songs. Telling lies can reduce the power of an amil. So when an amil is weak himself so his Amal cannot be powerful either.
An amil should be a follower of the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Rahmani Amal is done within the purview of Islam, a religion which shows us the way of righteousness. So it would be quite contradictory to use or rather to misuse the noble Rahmani Amal to achieve some evil purpose in life. If an amil ever does this mistake of misusing Rahmani Amal then there is a chance of rajat or a punishment meted out to the amil by the moakkils. The moakkils can either kill such a person or they may drive him insane. The impact of rajat is long lasting and it can be reversed only by an Amil-Kamil. Otherwise, such a person will end up wandering in the lanes like some insane people do. For ex: A guy named Arshad meets a girl in his college and falls for her. He wants to bed her and so he performs Rahmani Amal so that the girl readily agrees for consensual sex with him. In such a case, the amil is doing a gross misuse of the Rahmani Amal and he may have to face drastic consequences by earning the wrath of the moakkils. If the Rahmani Amal is not misused then the moakkils will never get annoyed. Instead, they are quite pleased with such virtuous amils. If Arshad had tried to perform Rahmani Amal to get married to that girl then the moakkils would have appreciated his intentions. They would have made the girl crazy about him and would have brought her at his feet.
Punctuality in offering namaz with the jamaat is essential. If there is some qaza (missed) namaz then it should be completed before you start doing an Amal.
A proud or arrogant person can never become a good amil. According to Majid Rahmat- ullah there is no such vice as detestable as pride.
An amil should also abstain from feelings of envy. Huzoor (SAW) has said that “Abstain from envy because envy can eat up a person’s virtues just like fire eats up wood or grass”.
In the present times when people perform an amal their minds are filled with doubts about whether the amal would be successful or not, whether the amal would prove to be beneficial to them or not or whether the amal is powerful enough or not? To avoid these doubts it is essential to have a strong faith. In the bygone era when the Sahaaba Akraam (the companions of Huzur, peace be on him) used to do pray to Allah their prayers were heard instantly. So whereas even a simple prayer done by the Sahaaba Akraam used have a lot of effectiveness, today we find that all sorts of Chilla, amals etc are not even half as powerful. The reason being that the Sahaaba Akraam had immense and unflinching faith in Allah. They had devoted their whole life in following the tenets of Islam and praying. They had total trust in Allah. They followed the path shown by Huzur (SAW) and conquered their own worldly desires so that they could come nearer to Allah and please him. So it is not surprising that Allah would hear their prayers. For ex: if we need light we switch on a tube light or bulb and the room gets illuminated because there is electricity connection in our wiring. However, if we have all the wiring systems intact but we do not have any connection with the main power house that supplies electricity then we can never light a bulb. Similarly, if we do not have any direct link with Allah the almighty, then our prayers will also have no power. So in order to become a successful amil it is essential for a muslim to be a true follower of Islam.
An amil should abstain from things such as tobacco, hookah, cigarette, onions etc that emanate a foul smell. When even human beings can get repulsed by a cigarette smoker then you can well imagine how much trouble it would cause to the chaste moakkils. If the moakkils find that there is a bad smell emanating from the mouth of an amil then they will leave that person. They will never obey such a man and would try to avoid him. So such an amil can never get any success. Huzur (SAW) had instructed people not to visit a mosque after eating raw onions. He had said that the strong odour of the onions can cause inconvenience to the Malaakiah. So you can imagine that how much trouble it would cause to the moakkils.
It is essential for an amil to stay away from intoxicating substances such as wine, whisky, brandy, rum, scotch, beer, cocaine, marijuana, betel leaves or paan etc.
Before commencing an amal it is compulsory for an amil to ask for forgiveness from Allah in a humble and sincere way. When a teary-eyed amil pleads for forgiveness than Allah forgives his sins. Then the negative energies of sins around the amil get dispersed and make way for the amal to become successful.
Since evil energies cannot stand purity so an amil should try to remain paak (with wadhoo) all the time. Moreover the moakkils would appreciate a hygienic person also. There is much truth in the sayings that “Pakeezgi (hygiene) nisf Iman hai” or “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. Taking a bath should be made a part of one’s daily routine.
Use a pleasant smelling ittar but avoid perfumes. This is because perfumes have alcohol, which is made by an impure process whereas muslims are supposed to have paak clothes on, especially during Salaah or namaz.
One should avoid talking with others during the amal. If there is something urgent that needs to be discussed then an amil should jot it down on paper.
An amil should ensure that while he is writing a taweez or doing an amal, unhygienic or napaak women or men should not come close to that place. Otherwise the moakkils can get annoyed.
While writing a taweez or doing an amal the amil should be paak/clean because this is Rahmani amal. Only the sifli magic practitioners remain deliberately unhygienic during the evil amal. In Rahmani amal, each naqsh or word has a moakkil at its command. However, if the amil is not paak then the moakkils will not obey him.
An amil should read the prayers during the amal in an audible voice. This is because during an amal, the moakkils come and stand near the amil. Hence the volume of the amil should be at least a little high so that the moakkils can easily understand what the amil wants them to do for him and then obey him.
It is obligatory on the part of an amil to check the paper that he uses for writing a taweez, thoroughly. The paper should be absolutely clean and white with no other word or lines on it. So it is better to check it in sunlight otherwise if an amil uses a paper with some words/lines on it then the taweez can cause harm.
Before starting an amal remove any picture that is hanging on the walls or if you there is a dog around then he should also be kept away. The television should also be switched off because it also has pictures of human beings. If there are pictures hanging on the walls or dogs in the same house then the moakkils will never enter that house.
The charity or zakaat of the Hurf Taaji* (to be explained in the subsequent chapter) should be given before starting an amal. This is the first step towards making an amal successful. If it is not fulfilled then the result can never be good. For those who pay this zakaat their amal becomes very powerful because all the moakkils who work behind each huruf/word obey quickly.
An amil should have some knowledge of astrology so that he can find out the right time for doing an amal. When we take medicines we have to stick to a pattern such as thrice daily or once in the morning and once at night. If a person does not follow the directions of the doctor regarding the time schedule then the medicine may cause harm instead of benefit. Similarly in the field of Amalayaat the amils should know how to find the right time for doing an amal. They should have some knowledge about Burj* ( this has been explained in the following chapters). If an amil can manage to find out the auspicious time for doing an amal then he will always hit the bull’s-eye and his every amal will be successful.
While performing an amal the amil should ignite incense sticks. As a matter of fact every star has a different aroma associated with it.
The requirements of the stars should be kept in mind in Amalyaat. Each and every star has an associated moakkil who worships Allah day and night. There is a strong link between the moakkils and their companion stars and the two cannot be separated. So if an amil does amal during the time of a particular star so he should pay Sadka or charity according to that star.
An amil should know about the friendship and enmity amongst the stars.
An amil should be courageous and absolutely fearless. During an amal some frightening visions can be seen by an amil. These are shown to him to dissuade him from completing the amal. However he should remember that those visions are imaginary.
The place where the amal is performed should be clean and there should be privacy. Doinf amal in isolation helps the amil in observing whether his amal is producing the required effect or not.
There are some amals which require abstinence such as parhez jalali or jamali. So an amil should not be impulsive regarding food otherwise he cannot perform such amals. Besides this, there are also chances or his facing rajat or punishment by the moakkils.
An amil should a true worshipper of Allah so that he has fear of Allah in his heart.
In spite of having a powerful tool of amal at his behest, an amil should abstain from the feelings of revenge.
After an amil begins an amal he should abstain from sexual intercourse till the amal is over.
If a woman in the amil’s house has her monthly menstruation then the amil should not eat anything made by that woman. During this period he should cook food himself.
An amil should keep good company. So he should avoid those people who are full of vices or those who use foul language and discuss obscene topics openly.
An amil should avoid performing an amal on the terrace of his house. This is because he may be directly attacked by some evil force in the open. So to stay on the safe side an amil should never do an amal on his terrace.
All the experiences that you have while performing an amal should be shared only with your teacher or ustaad and no one else. Even if you let someone know that you have been doing this particular amal then the amal will be rendered useless.
The amil should remember the abjaad*( to be discussed in the following chapters) at the tips of his fingers.
This was an overview about the basics of Amalyaat. The concepts mentioned in this chapter briefly will be further elaborated in the following chapters.
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