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 An excerpt from a talk by Hazrath Moulana Yusuf Khandalwi (R.A.)

 

The foundations of the society that was established by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) were purity, simplicity and modesty. On the contrary, the foundations of the society hatched by the Jews and Christians are immodesty, israaf (extravagance, wastage and lavishness) and ta’ayyush (hedonism — living one’s life only for the sake of worldly pleasures).

       ….Have you found attraction in the way of life and society of those who shed the blood of your predecessors, defiled their honour and chastity and usurped their lands? Even in this time they grant you aid and support you in a  manner similar to the way you feed chicken (in order to slaughter it someday)!

           As for the personality who shed his blood for you, who lost his mubarak teeth for you, who had to bear the martyrdom of an uncle such as Hazrath Hamza (R.A.), who spent his nights awake for you — did you not find his way of life and society attractive???

     Friends, the way of life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is for all times until Qiyamah (the Day of Judgment) just as his Prophethood is for all times. When the true light of Imaan will come into you, you will find each aspect of the way of life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to be attractive.

      In this era there is no distinction between good and evil, virtue and vice. If in this time we jointly accomplish this much that the Ummah begins to distinguish between good and evil (and hence practice on the good and refrain from the evil), it will be a great achievement.”

(Ta’meere Hayaat, Nov. 2003)

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