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The difference between lammat-ush-shaitaan (whispers of shaitaan) and lammat-ul-malak (inspiration of the angels) and the incident of Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilaani Rahmatullahi Alayhi

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:25

One will be able to distinguish between lammat-ush-shaitaan and lammat-ul-malak through knowledge. Peeran-e-Peer Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilaani Rahmatullahi Alayhi   had related: “Once whilst receiving kashf (inspiration) I felt as if I was very close to Allah Ta`ala and in that condition I began feeling extremely thirsty.

Suddenly, I saw a golden goblet appearing before me. I contemplated for a moment whether to drink from it or not because it is impermissible to utilize utensils made of gold. The thought came to mind that I should drink from it since it is Allah Ta`ala who made it impermissible and now it is He who is granting it to me. However, this thought also crossed my mind that I should not drink from it because no law from the shari`ah of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam will be abrogated (after him). After being convinced of this I began to recite: LAA HAWLA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAAHIL 'ALIYYIL 'AZEEM. Immediately, shaitaan fled but he still shot his arrow and said, “Today, you were saved through your knowledge. Otherwise, I have raised many people to this position and then cast them into the fire of Jahannum.”

I replied that it was on account of the mercy of Allah Ta`ala that I was saved and not my knowledge. On hearing this Moulana Muhammad Shah Gangohi said, “The main factor is the mercy of Allah. Knowledge is only the means of perceiving things.” Hadhrat then confirmed this statement of his.

   

This cannot be a person who drinks wine

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:21

Hadhrat Shaikh-ul-Hadith Rahmatullahi Alayhi had once travelled alone to Delhi. At one of the stations he felt extremely thirsty. He saw a shop in front of him which was laden with many bottles. With the intention of buying something he approached the shop. As he drew closer to the shop the shop owner looked at him and said, “This is not meant for you.” Thinking to himself that the shopkeeper had supposed him to be a student who does not have any money, Hadhrat Shaikh told him, “I will be able to pay the price no matter how dear. Just give me a bottle.” The shopkeeper refused for the second time. Hadhrat Shaikh asked him the reason for doing so.

The shopkeeper harshly told him, “I will not sell anything to you. Go away from here.” Hadhrat Shaikh turned around and left.

What had happened? Those bottles were actually wine bottles and Allah Ta`ala had saved him. Hadhrat Shaikh had mistakenly gone to the shop and the shopkeeper had realised that he was mistaken for he did not seem to be someone who consumes wine.

(Addressing Moulana Hamid Mia) Hadhrat Mufti Sahib said that how long ago did Moulana Wasiyyullah Sahib tell Hakeem Ifhaamullah that this person will come to you. Take care of him. You had thereafter gone to Hakeem Ifhaamullah and he treated you leniently.

Thus, those who have perfected the `ilm-e-zaahir and `ilm-e-baatin (spiritual and outer knowledge) will never utter misleading statements. However, some ignorant people consider their statements to be incorrect whereas in reality they are correct.

   

Purpose of muraaqabah (contemplation)

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:18

Q: Did you ever see the condition of Moulana Radha Ahmad Khan whilst making muraaqabah?

A: Is muraaqabah made to inspect the faults of others. Muraaqabah is not made for this purpose but it is done for one to reflect over one’s sins and to think of a method in which one will be able to make taubah (repent) for it. Nevertheless, I do not speak against him nor have I said anything that would bring disrepute to him. His followers may speak ill of me but I will not respond.

Q: One buzurg had mentioned that Moulana Ahmad Radha Khan had such a high level of `ishq (love) for Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam that it is possible that Allah Ta`ala will forgive him on account of this love.

A: Yes. One should not say anything regarding Allah Ta`ala. However, one always has the right of saying the truth.

   

The wisdom of reciting Muhammadur Rasulullah everytime one says Laa Ilaaha Illallahu ten times when making Zikr

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:05

Whilst encouraging someone to make jahri (audible) zikr Mufti Sahib mentioned, “Recite Laa Ilaaha Illallaahu two hundred times daily and after saying the kalimah ten times recite Muhammadur Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam This is because the kalimah has the property of heat and some level of moderation needs to be created. This will be created by reciting Muhammadur Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.
   

Moulana Ganj Muradabaadi Rahmatullahi Alayhi being firm in islaah

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Monday, 12 April 2010 22:40

Hadhrat Moulana Fadhl-ur-Rahman Ganj Muradabaadi was very firm and strict in islaah. He was so firm that even a person like Moulana Thanwi رحمة الله عليه was in awe of him. Moulana Thanwi has written this himself. (Referring to the incident of his journey from Kanpur to Ganj Muradabaad.)

Moulana Shah Abdur Raheem Sahib Rahmatullahi Alayhi  had also visited Moulana Fadhl-ur-Rahman. Before leaving he made three du`aas: (1) I should not need to ask the direction from anyone. (2) Moulana Fadhl-ur-Rahman should not become angry with me. (3) He should make du`aa for me. His du`aas were answered and all three of his wishes materialised. He did not need to ask for the direction, Moulana did not get angry with him and Moulana had made du`aa for him.

Mufti `Azeez-ur-Rahman Sahib Deobandi Rahmatullahi Alayhi had also visited Moulana. Moulana had seen him from a distance and said, “There is no need for you to come. Go back.” Mufti `Azeez-ur-Rahman turned around and left.

Immediately Moulana was informed through ilhaam (divine inspiration) that Mufti Sahib was a high ranking personality. Subsequently, Moulana sent someone to call Mufti Sahib. Mufti Sahib was then called and Moulana had now honoured him.

   

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