The “Love-Dogs” and Loyalty for Spiritual Enhancement

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Listen to the moan of a dog for it’s master, that whining is the connection. There are love dogs no one knows the names of, give your life to be one of them. Jalauddin Rum

Verily the dog is one of the Signs of God. “Today’s inspiration began with remembrance of loyalty; the hallmark of the spiritual wayfarer. Loyalty is by far one of the greatest noble human traits one can possess or aim to acquire. From among His signs, we find the Dog as one of man’s greatest spiritual masters. Indeed, the loyal Dog pledged allegiance to all the masters who were under the shade of Hussain-the flag bearer of Loyalty. Loyal Defined: : having or showing complete and constant support for someone or something unswerving in allegiance: as 

 a  :  faithful in allegiance to one’s lawful sovereign or government

b  :  faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due  A

c  :  faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product

Hachiko, a moving film about an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate, Akita’s remarkable loyalty to his owner which continued for many years after his owner’s death.

A mother means loyalty and hospitality. How can she be paid her due? A man dies once, but a mother dies each time she gives birth. The venerable Ali (ra) tells us that giving birth is as painful as death. Is it not she who shields you from all misfortune when you are helpless? Is it not she who spends long sleepless nights for your sake? Is it not she who breaks her rest at least three or four times to feed you at her breast? Is it not she who does without clothes to clothe you, who conceals from you the pains she has to bear? Is it not she who quickly hides her tears with a smile, lest her children notice and feel sad? Is it not she who cannot bear to wake her children when they are sleeping, who does not see their faults, or does not draw attention to them when she does see them, who promptly pardons her children for the pain they cause? How could you repay what you owe your mother? Is it possible to do so? Mother, such is mother. A partner in our grief, a balm to our wounds…Is it not she who is ready to sacrifice her very life to save her children?…Sh Muzaffer Ozak al Jerrahi

Fortunate is one who embarks on the Way and learns loyalty. Our noble spiritual master and guide emphasized this trait, so much so that this became the basis of learning. Love, devotion unswerving fealty at the cost of all odds was what he taught.

Through love, we melt and become unconditional lovers; slaves to love. You shall be thrown into a pit of love and there you shall burn and become ash. Reborn to become a love dog. QH

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Note worthy it is to know the story of the seven sleepers of the cave mentioned in the Quran. In this we are again reminded of the loyal companion, the heavenly dog.