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Hating the Ways of the Kuffaar

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Monday, 24 July 2017 16:40

Ways-to-troubleshoot-appsHazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once made the following du‘aa: O Allah! Grant us the taufeeq of showing kindness and compassion to the kuffaar, as they are also Your servants, and enable us to fulfil their rights (and treat them justly). However, create within our hearts the aversion and hatred for their kufr and wrongs. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg.76)

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The Lifeline of Kindness

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Monday, 24 July 2017 10:12

There were once two brothers in the Banu Israaeel who were both kings, ruling over separate cities. One of the brothers would treat his relatives and family members kindly and was just and fair to his subjects, while the other brother would ill-treat his relatives and family members and would oppress his subjects.

During the era of these two kings, there was a Nabi (‘alaihis salaam) to whom Allah Ta‘ala sent revelation saying, “Only three years remain from the life of the king who is kind and treats his family and subjects kindly, and thirty years remain from the life of the king who treats his family and subjects oppressively.”

The Nabi (‘alaihis salaam) informed the subjects of each king of the revelation that he had received. When they heard that the evil king would remain for thirty more years and the righteous king would pass away after three years, they were extremely grieved and worried. They thus separated between mothers and their children, abandoned food and drink and emerged to the desert (to create a scene of helplessness and despair) and began to implore Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa, begging Him to allow the righteous king to remain over them and remove the evil king from their midst.

After imploring Allah Ta‘ala in this manner for three days, Allah Ta‘ala sent revelation to the Nabi (‘alaihis salaam) saying, “Inform my servants that I have shown them mercy and accepted their du‘aa. I have thus swopped the periods of life that remain of the righteous king and the evil king.” Hence, the evil king passed away after three years had elapsed and the righteous king remained and ruled over the people for thirty years. (Kitaabul Birri was Silah li Ibnil Jowzi pg. 56)

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The Value of Good Deeds

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Monday, 17 July 2017 14:21

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

Why do we not find the time to regularly engage in zikr and ‘ibaadah, whereas it is these actions that will truly benefit us after our death? We are all aware that our life in this world is extremely short and can be likened to a dream. When a person has a dream, he sees many things, yet upon awakening, he finds that everything has disappeared and he realises that what he saw was nothing but a dream. Similarly, when a person passes away, he finds that everything of the world has disappeared and only good actions remain. Hence, if righteous actions are not carried out during one’s lifetime, the life after death will be nothing but misery and destruction. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 205)

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Being Considerate regarding the Ease of Others

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Monday, 10 July 2017 15:30

be-Considerate-copyA person once sneezed and thereafter loudly recited, “Alhamdulillah!” Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was engaged in writing his correspondences at the time. When he heard this person recite “Alhamdulillah”, Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) replied, “Yarhamukallah,” and thereafter said, “A considerate person will recite Alhamdulillah softly. On account of you reciting it aloud, I was forced to leave the work that I was engaged in to fulfil the obligation of replying to the duaa that you recited after sneezing.” Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then said, “In such situations, when people are engaged in some work, then Alhamdulillah should be recited softly after sneezing. When I am among people, I always recite Alhamdulillah softly so that I will not inconvenience them by making it waajib upon them to reply”. Similarly, Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would recite the verses of sajdah tilaawah in the Quraan Majeed softly so that he would not inconvenience others by causing the sajdah to become waajib on them. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg.485)

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The Deep Desire for Good Deeds

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Monday, 10 July 2017 15:14

Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates the following:

I noticed my brother, ‘Umair bin Abi Waqqaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), attempting to remain hidden before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) inspected us for the departure to Badr. I thus asked him, “What is the matter, O my brother?” He replied, “I fear that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) will see me and regard me to be too small. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) will thus send me away, whereas I deeply desire to join the expedition as it is possible that Allah Ta‘ala will bless me with martyrdom.”

My brother thereafter came before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) regarded him to be too small to join the expedition to Badr. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) thus sent him away saying, “Go back.” However, ‘Umair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) began to cry (out of disappointment as he wished to join the expedition and be blessed with martyrdom). Seeing him cry, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) allowed him to join the expedition.

On account of his tender age, I had to tie knots in the strap of his sword (as the sword was too big for him). He was thereafter martyred in the Battle of Badr. His age, at the time, was sixteen, and the disbeliever who killed him was ‘Amr bin ‘Abdi Wudd. (Tabaqaat Ibni Sa’d vol. 3, pg. 149)

Lesson:

If a person is on the verge of gaining a billion rand, but the deal thereafter somehow slips through his fingers, he will be devastated and distraught. In fact, there are some people who even contemplated suicide out of depression! This is on account of the love of money having permeated deep into their hearts. On the contrary, love of good deeds had possessed the hearts of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to such an extent that being deprived of a chance to join an expedition in the path of Allah Ta‘ala was devastating and would cause them to cry in grief. This is indeed the sign of true imaan and love for Allah Ta‘ala.  

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