Honouring the Guest

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On one occasion, due to inclement weather, meat could not be delivered to Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). Coincidentally, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) was expecting guests regarding whom Hazrat Moulana (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) knew that they liked meat. Moulana (rahimahullah) was thus saddened that he would not be able to serve meat to these guests on that occasion. Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) then mentioned, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has mentioned in a Hadith:

من كان يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر فليكرم ضيفه

‘He who believes in Allah Ta‘ala and the last day should honour his guest.’”

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter said, “When we are commanded to honour the guest, then how much more deserving of honour are the guests of Allah Ta‘ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) who have come to us to learn Deen.” (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 18-19)

Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za

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