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The Effect of True Love

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020 13:45

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

When the true love for any action settles deeply and firmly into the heart, then it becomes easy for one to carry out that action. We have heard that there are some people who remain standing in the cinema from the night until the morning. Yet, if we have to say that a certain pious person performed Fajr Salaah with the wudhu of Esha Salaah, as he remained engaged in performing Tahajjud Salaah throughout the night, then people will express astonishment and amazement. The main thing that motivates a person and makes it easy for him to carry out an action is true love and enthusiasm for that action (therefore, one should make an effort to create the true love and enthusiasm in his heart for every aspect of Deen).

(Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 132)

   

Showing Pity and Concern for the Deeni Decline of the Muslims

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Thursday, 17 September 2020 07:17

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following hadeeth:

من لا يرحم لا يرحم ارحموا من في الأرض يرحمكم من في السماء

The one who does not show mercy (to others) will not be shown mercy (by Allah Ta‘ala). Show mercy to those on the earth, and the One in the heavens will show mercy to you.

After mentioning this hadeeth, Moulana (rahimahullah) said:

Unfortunately, people restrict this hadeeth to refer to showing mercy to only those who are suffering from hunger and poverty. Hence, they express sympathy and concern for those who are hungry, thirsty and do not have clothing. However, they do not express sympathy and concern for those Muslims who are deprived of Deen. In other words, people recognize a worldly decline to be a loss, but do not regard a Deeni decline to be a loss. How can we expect Allah Ta‘ala to shower His mercy on us when we do not express any sympathy and concern over the Deeni retrogression of the Muslims?

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 38)

   

Referring to One’s Seniors

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Thursday, 17 September 2020 07:15

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

A person should always have confidence upon his seniors and refer to them when accomplishing any important task (which requires their guidance). It has been proven through experience that without referring to one’s seniors, the work one wishes to carry out will not be accomplished correctly.

It is for this reason that during the battle, we are commanded to appoint one leader and refer to him for all decisions. Similarly, in small matters, we should refer to our seniors and follow their guidance.

Nevertheless, in this regard, it is vital for one to refer to such a person for guidance who has the required knowledge, and is also one’s well-wisher.

(Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 2/210)

   

A Personification of Patience

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Monday, 14 September 2020 13:31

Khalaf Al-Birzaalee mentions the following incident:

On one occasion, a man with leprosy who was also blind and had lost his arms and legs was brought to me. I thus took him and kept him with the other lepers. I thereafter forgot about him for a few days. When I remembered, I (went to see him and) said to him, “O so-and-so! I had forgotten about you! How are you doing?” He replied, “My Beloved, He Whose love is such that it is infused into my every particle and it prevents me from perceiving the pain of my condition, does not forget me.”

I (again apologized and) said, “I forgot (i.e. I did not intentionally neglect to check on you).” He replied, “I have One who always remembers me – and why would the lover not remember his beloved when he is before his eyes all the time, in signs recognized by intelligence and understanding? (i.e. when I recognize Allah Ta‘ala through His signs and constantly remember Him, then how can He forget me?)”

I then asked him, “Shall I not get you married to a woman who will assist you to remain clean?” Hearing this, the man began to weep. He then took a deep breath, turned his eyes towards the sky and exclaimed, “O the Beloved of my heart!” He then lost consciousness.

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Turning to Allah Ta‘ala at All Times

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Tuesday, 01 September 2020 06:46

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

If a beggar comes to one’s door, begging with humility and helplessness, then one will give him something and will not let him go hungry. In fact, even if one finds a hungry dog at his door, then he will give it something or the other to eat. Hence, if a person presents himself at the door of Allah Ta‘ala (through turning to Allah Ta‘ala and sincerely begging Him for his needs), will Allah Ta‘ala let him go hungry and not fulfil his need?

It is reported in a Hadeeth Qudsi that Allah Ta‘ala says, “O son of Nabi Aadam (‘alaihis salaam)! Free yourself for My worship, and I will fill your heart with contentment and will bring an end to your poverty. However, if you do not do so, then I will fill your hands with occupations and I will not bring an end to your poverty.” (Sunan Tirmizi # 2466)

(Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 1/55)

   

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