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Concern for the Deen of One’s Children

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 16:15

Once, Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was teaching Jalaalain Shareef which is a famous book of tafseer. When he came to the verse, “Hazrat Ya’qoob (‘alaihis salaam) had asked his sons in the last moments of his life, ‘What will you worship after I have left.’ They replied, ‘We will worship the Rabb that you and your forefathers, Hazrat Ebrahim, Hazrat Ismail and Hazrat Ishaaq (‘alaihimus salaam) had worshipped i.e. the Rabb of the entire world who is One and has no partner. We will remain firm in His obedience’” and “Hazrat Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) had advised his sons, ‘O my sons, Allah Ta‘ala has chosen for you this deen so do not die in any condition except that you are in Islam’.”

Qari Siddeeq Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said that every person, before he passes away should be concerned whether his children are practicing on deen or not. What are they worshipping? What direction are they taking? This is what we should be concerned about. Nowadays people are worried about their children’s worldly needs and how will they cope materially after the parent’s demise. How will they earn? They worry about their homes and their businesses and hope to be at ease with regard to these things. The Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) however wished to be at ease with regards to their deen that after their demise they should not turn away from the true deen. They remain firm on the true deen till their dying day. It is in this condition, that we too should leave the world. Don’t ever leave the teachings of deen. (Hayaat-e-Siddeeq, pg. 270)

 

Having a Sense of Responsibility and Keeping to Time

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Monday, 22 August 2016 11:34

clock_PNG6628Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Some students studying at Jalalabaad came today to meet me. Upon their arrival, they informed me that the madrasah had given them leave till 4 o’ clock on that day and, therefore, they could only remain in Sahaaranpur for a short while. Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) smiled and expressed his pleasure and satisfaction over their sense of responsibility and their keeping to time. He then said: “Whenever I would seek permission from Hazrat Moulana Khaleel Ahmad Sahaaranpuri (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) to go to my hometown, Khandla, I would ensure that I returned on time and did not take extra leave, despite the fact that on certain times some important affair used to arise which demanded that I remain longer.” (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 109)

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Overlooking the Shortcomings of the Wife

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 16:21

Hazratjee Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said:

“Most women are very good by nature. But, after all, a woman is a woman. They must say something. On such occasions I forgive her immediately. I do not ever say anything negative to her, even if the food is late or if it is not cooked on time. If she added too much chillies in the food, then too I do not say anything. This is how I look after my wife. I cannot ever remember telling her that she must cook something special for me. If, perchance, she said something incorrect or inappropriate, I do not worry about it in the least. I let her say whatever she wants. These four walls are her territory and she may say whatever she wants here.

What sacrifices she has made. She left the lap of her mother, the shoulders of her father. She left the home in which she grew up and came to live in a strange place. This is indeed a great favour from her as well as her parents. When she left her parent’s home to come to live with you, she cried and left. O Man! Think for a while. Had Allah Ta‘ala made you a woman, then only would you have understood. Why then do you not have mercy on this poor woman? If, in the confines of these four walls, she does not express her rule over you then over who will she express herself? Please, whatever she says to you, listen to her.” (Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb [rahmatullahi ‘alaih] – A Brief Biography, pg. 210)

 

Doubting the Quraan

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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 15:43

Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) mentioned:

I was once addressing a group of women at a certain venue. The man of the house approached me and said: “My wife wishes to pose a question to you on condition that I must not be present.” I declared: “You have the option of staying or leaving, but a few other males will remain with me.” He agreed to this request and his wife, speaking from behind a curtain, began her questioning.

She commenced by pointing out that she had forwarded this question to various other ‘Ulama, but received no satisfactory answer. “I believe,” she started, “that whatever is contained in the Quraan is correct, but it is my opinion that it was not directly revealed from Allah Ta‘ala, but compiled by Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and thereafter he, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), declared that it was from Allah Ta‘ala merely to pacify the people.”

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Inspirational Advice

The Concern for Accountability

A freed slave of ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates the following:

I was once with ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) in ‘Aaliyah on a hot summer’s day, seeing to some of his affairs, when we caught sight of a man who was herding two young camels before him. The heat on that day was so intense that it seemed to form a thick layer that blanketed the earth. Seeing this man herding the camels in the extreme heat, ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) exclaimed, “Why did he not remain in Madeenah Munawwarah until it became cooler? He could have emerged after the heat subsided!” ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) next instructed me to find out who this man was. When I looked at him, I saw a man whose head was covered with a shawl. Shortly thereafter, the man drew nearer and ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) repeated his instruction. I therefore looked at the man again and informed ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that it was none other than Ameerul Mu’mineen, ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)! 

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