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Parting Advices

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 08:41

Obedient children give great importance to the ‘parting advice’ of a parent – the advice given before demise. Any sensible person who realizes that his time to leave the world is imminent will advise his family of things that matter most to him, and which will be of prior importance for their benefit and their protection from harm. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), who is closer to us than our own parents, also gave many parting advices to the Ummah on the momentous occasion of Hajjatul Wadaa’ (the Farewell Pilgrimage), less than 3 months prior to his departure from this world. The aspects which he advised were very close to his heart, hence he highlighted them on this unique occasion, in the presence of more than 100 000 Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum). Those who take these advices to heart and adhere to them, insha Allah they will be very close to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Qiyaamah, and will be ushered into the mercy of Allah Ta‘ala.

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Receiving Reward for Good Intentions

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Monday, 16 October 2017 14:49

إنما الأعمال بالنيات إلخ

(The acceptance of) all actions are based on the intentions (with which the actions were carried out).

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once quoted the above hadeeth and thereafter explained: Whatever good deeds you carry out, do them with the sole intention of pleasing Allah Ta‘ala. If a person performs salaah for show, so that people may regard him to be a pious person, then the salaah performed will be rejected and flung onto his face. The author of Mazaahir-e-Haqq has written in the commentary of this hadeeth that if a person enters the musjid, performs two rakaats of salaah, makes the intention of nafl i’tikaaf, intends to meet the pious servants of Allah Ta‘ala and makes other similar intentions of righteous works, he will receive abundant reward from Allah Ta‘ala for the good intentions that he makes (and if he performs these righteous actions, he will receive a separate reward for carrying them out). (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 95-96)

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The Human Being: A Very Valuable Machine

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Saturday, 14 October 2017 10:06

When the primary focus of the human’s effort shifted towards the material things of this transitory abode, it resulted in the human being completely losing his value. As a result, human life is so cheap that blood flowing through the streets of the world has become a common sight.

Man attaches value to certain things, whereas the reality is that these things lose their value as soon as they come into contact with man. For example, consider a motor vehicle. As long as it is on the showroom floor, it will fetch its true value. Let it come into the possession of man and in just a few moments, it loses its value and becomes “second-hand”.

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Unity in Difference

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 10:55

Hazrat Qari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) used to say that differences of opinion in those days were not like how it is today. Nowadays if we have a difference of opinion with someone then we drag his name, respect and honour to the gutters. There is absolutely no understanding and consideration for people left anymore. One does not even go to meet or speak with his counterparts. A veil is thrown over all his good qualities.

Our elders were such that they maintained unity despite having a difference with others. They would show kindness and sympathy to one another, share in one another’s sadness and happiness. In this regard, Hazrat Qari Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentions the following incident,

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Reaching Allah Ta‘ala

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 16:12

There was once a pious villager who set out on the road towards the king’s palace. People asked him, “Farmer! Where are you going?” He replied, “I am going to meet the king.” They laughed at him saying, “Leave meeting the king, they will not even allow you near the palace gates.” The pious man ignored their remarks and continued on the road towards the king’s palace. It so happened that as he neared the palace gates, the king was seated in his tower and his glance fell on the pious man. The king immediately told his men to open the gates and bring the pious villager to him. Accordingly, the pious man was led into the court of the king. The king was seated on his throne. He requested the pious man to come and sit next to him. When he sat next to the king, the king asked him, “Tell me, how can we reach Allah Ta‘ala?” The pious man replied, “Like how I reached you. I simply took the road that leads to you. When your glance fell on me, you drew me towards you.”

Thus in the same way, all we need to do is to take the road towards Allah Ta‘ala. When Allah Ta‘ala’s glance of mercy falls on us, Allah Ta‘ala will draw us towards Him. We should not concern ourselves as to when it will happen. Rather we must continue striving, thus proving our sincerity to Allah Ta‘ala.

   

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