The Golden Chain

The Human Being is Needy

Khwaja Nasir ad-Din Ubayd Allah al-Ahrar (may God sanctify his innermost being), the twentieth Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain and at the same time, the eleventh Khwaja of the ‘Khwajagan’ – the Masters of Wisdom of Central Asia, said the following:-

“Concerning the Quranic verse, “O human beings, you are poor in your relation to Allah.” (Quran 35:15):-

The human being is needy. Allah knows, through His everlasting knowledge, that the human being, by virtue of their human condition, is in the state of needing water, bread and other means of worldly subsistence. Whatever their needs, therefore, the reality of this need is nothing other than their dependence on Allah.”