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`Ibaadat is carried out to acquire Jannat and the fear of Jahannum prevents one from sinning

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Friday, 16 April 2010 23:03

It is recorded regarding Hadhrat Rabiah Basriyyah that at times she would go into a frenzy and get up saying that my real beloved (Allah Ta`ala) is displeased with me. There is no message or greeting or a fever or cold from Allah.

Once she got up carrying a bundle of straw and a pitcher of water saying, “I am going to set Jannat alight with this straw. Is Allah Ta`ala worshipped for earning Jannat? His being is totally independent. `ibaadat should be carried out for Him alone. With this pitcher of water I will extinguish the fire of Jahannum. The fear of Jahannum should not prevent us from sinning. Rather, His being is such that we should fear Him alone.”

   

Examining the mureed at the time of bay`at

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Friday, 16 April 2010 22:49

An `aalim had come to Shaikh Saadiq Gangohi Rahmatullahi Alayhi and requested him to accept him for bay`at. The shaikh asked him to read: Laa Ilaaha Illallahu Saadiqu Rasulullah. He refused to read it. The Shaikh told him, “Go away. Why did you come? Wasn’t Nabi’s Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam name Saadiq? It definitely was. And you not aware that at times the khabar (object) is brought before the mubtada (subject). So Saadiq was Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. Why didn’t you think of this initially?” The `aalim said, “I will now read it. Could you please accept me for bay`at?” The Shaikh replied, “The time has now passed.” He had not accepted him for bay`at. A Persian couplet reads: If the shaikh asks you to soak the musallah in wine then do so.. Why didn’t you think of this initially?” The `aalim said, “I will now read it. Could you please accept me for bay`at?” The Shaikh replied, “The time has now passed.” He had not accepted him for bay`at. A Persian couplet reads: If the shaikh asks you to soak the musallah in wine then do so.
   

Tauheed-e-Matlab

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Friday, 16 April 2010 22:46

Moulana Abdur Rahman Sahib had related the following incident: There lived in Ambala a person who was bay`at to a shaikh who lived in the mountains. This mureed used to be called Punjabi Mulla. He would pay his shaikh an annual visit. As he grew older, climbing the mountains became difficult for him. Once, whilst climbing the mountain he began thinking to himself that it would be much better if he received permission to derive benefit from the grave of a certain buzurg buried in Ambala. With these ideas still lingering in his mind he eventually reached his shaikh. Upon reaching, the peer sahib told him, “A certain buzurg is buried in your area. Go to his grave and derive benefit from him as climbing the mountain has become difficult.”

The mureed was overjoyed since he had received permission without even requesting. After returning home, he began frequenting the grave of this buzurg in Ambala who set his mind straight (in the following manner).

When he got up for tahajjud the buzurg in the grave said, “My son lives in a certain area and he does not have fodder for his horses. Provide them with fodder.” Thus, he made the fodder available for them and returned. As he sat to make zikr, the buzurg instructed him clean the stables as they were filthy.

This mureed thought to himself that it would have been better to climb the mountains once a year. When he returned the buzurg reprimanded him from his grave, “You do not need to come to us. Return to the buzurg who you used to previously visit on the mountains.”

This is the effect of not acquiring tauheed-e-matlab. The saalik is unable to do anything and he thus remains deprived.

   

The kashf (inspiration) of Mia Abdur Raheem Wilayati

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Friday, 16 April 2010 22:38

Mia Abdur Raheem Wilayati Rahmatullahi Alayhi, the first shaikh of Shah Abdur Raheem Raipuri Rahmatullahi Alayhi  was a very great sahib-e-kashf (one who receives inspiration). At night he would engage in muraaqabah and thereby learn of the actions of his mureeds and those linked to him. The next morning he would write a letter to those whom he found to have committed an incorrect action. He would write: mera chaand (O my moon – beloved [this was his frequently used phrase]) never commit this action in future.
   

Practices for reforming the heart

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Friday, 16 April 2010 22:27

Q: What actions should students and non-students adopt for reforming themselves?

A: Students consider themselves to be exempt from all laws and rules. A tableeghi jamaat from Bangladesh had come to a certain musjid. A student studying there knew one of the members of the jamaat and he visited him. They continued talking until the `Asr azaan was called out. The student then stood up and began walking away. I told him, “Where are you going? The azaan has already been called out. It is prohibited to leave the musjid after the azaan has been called out.” He replied, “Is it prohibited for us students as well?”

Similarly, a group of students were once talking in the rooms on the southern section of the Musjid. When it was time to sleep one of the students climbed onto the roof of the musjid and crossed over using the roof of the musjid as a pathway. I told him, “You have crossed over the musjid.” He replied, “Is the prohibition applicable to students as well?”

These poor students are not prepared to accept the laws. Do you want to go any further and enquire about their habits and behaviour?”

 

Q: I wanted to know what should students do to reform themselves?

A: Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam had told Anas Radhiyallahu Anhu:

(O my son! If you are able to pass the morning and evening without harbouring any malice for others then do so, for this is my sunnat (way of life). And whoever loves my sunnat loves me and whoever loves will be with me in Jannah.)

Nowadays students are required to adopt something very easy and simple and that is that they should not eat to their stomach’s full.(Tirmizi [Mishkaat 30/1)

   

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