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A Clean Heart Draws Divine Assistance

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Saturday, 24 March 2012 07:17

Shaikh Abur Rabee’ (Rahmatullahi Alayh) relates: I had often heard of a very pious lady named Fiddhah who lived in a village. I do not visit ladies, but when I heard many miraculous stories about her, I thought of going to her village and paying her a visit. People told me that she had a she goat that yielded both milk and honey. I was amazed to hear this, so I bought myself a new bowl and went to her house. I said to her: “I heard about your she goat that gives both milk and honey and I wish to have a share of its benefits.” She gave the she goat over to me and I milked it. I saw milk and honey coming out of its teats. We drank the milk and consumed the honey. When I asked her how she had come to possess that she goat, she narrated to me an amazing story.

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The most Treacherous Attack of Shaytaan

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Thursday, 08 March 2012 00:00

When Shaytaan was rejected and thrown out of the heavens he said to Allah Ta’ala: “I swear that since you have sent me astray, I will lie in wait for them on the straight path. Then I will Approach them (to mislead them) from the front, from behind them, from their right and from their left.

The most treacherous attack of shaytaan is that he presents an irreligious deed as a religious one, so that one engages in it as an act of righteousness and hopes to get rewarded for it. Since the person performs it as a religious act, there is no likelihood of him making Tawba. If someone is addicted to obvious sins like adultery and theft there is a possibility that he may make Tawba and give them up. However, if someone is doing something wrong under the impression that it is a religious duty, then the question of him making Tawba does not arise. Rather he will get more involved in it day by day. This explains the words of shaytaan: “I involved them in sins but they frustrated my efforts through Zikr, Tawba and Istighfaar, thereupon I confused then in such a manner that it was then impossible for them to escape.”

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The Best and the Worst Organs

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Saturday, 03 March 2012 00:00

Hazrat Luqman (Alayhi Salaam) was once requested by his master to slaughter a sheep and then bring to him its two best organs. Luqman (Alayhi Salaam) complied with his master’s request, slaughtered the sheep and the two best organs he brought were the heart and the tongue.

Once again his master requested him to slaughter another sheep but that this time he should bring to him the worst organs. Luqman (Alayhi Salaam) for the second time slaughtered another sheep. Strangely he again brought the same two parts, viz. the heart and the tongue. Quite amazed his master exclaimed: “On both request you brought the same two parts. How can the heart and the tongue be the best as well as the worst?”

Luqman (Alayhi Salaam) replied: “O my master, if the heart and the tongue are straight and in order, then there can be no organ of the body better than them. However if they are corrupted then there can be no organ worse than them.”

(Tulaba ke liye Tarbiyati Waqiaat, pg. 91)

Lesson: Guard the tongue and keep the heart clean at all times.

   

A Remedy to Combat Sin and Temptation

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Thursday, 23 February 2012 00:00

A very beautiful woman who lived in Makkah Mukarramah was admiring herself in the mirror and asked her husband: “Is there any man who will see my face and not be tempted by it?” He replied: “Yes.” She asked: “Who?” He answered: “Ubaid Bin Umair.” She asked: “Will you allow me to tempt and entice him?” He agreed.

She approached Ubaid Bin Umair pretending to ask him an important question. When they were in a corner of Musjidul Haram, she unveiled her face and it shone like the full moon. Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) asked her: “O slave of Allah, what do wish to ask?” She replied: “Please fulfil my desires as I am in love with you.” Ubaid (Rahmatullahi Alayh) responded: “I would like to ask you a few questions. If you reply truthfully, I will consider your request.”

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Avoid causing Inconvenience

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Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:00

Once Moulana Maseehullah Khan (Rahmatullahi Alayh) was informed that his son Safiyullah was involved in a fight with another student by the name of Rasheed Ahmad. Rasheed Ahmad narrates that it was midday during the summer period whilst I was resting that I heard a knock on the door. I opened the door and to my amazement I see my principal Hazrat Moulana standing in front of me. In his polite tone, he mentioned to me that “I was informed that my son Safiyullah had fought with you. Hence I have come to you solely to apologise on his behalf.” I told him that no such fight had taken place and that we are close friends. Someone may have passed on wrong information regarding him. However, despite explaining this to him, he continued asking me to pardon him.

(Hayate Maseehul Ummat), Pg.142)

Lesson: An important principle in Deen is never to inconvenience anyone at anytime. If one has erred and caused any inconvenience one should immediately apologise and seek the person’s pardon. Doing so does not decrease one’s honour and respect. Rather it increases it.

   

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