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The goal of a student

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 21:05

A student should have this intention that I am studying the details of the injunctions that Allah Ta`ala had given Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam so that my life will conform to the life of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam.

Since one is faced with either one of two situations; favourable and unfavourable, a student should realise what his aim should be. Wasaawis (whispers of shaitaan) will continuously flood one’s mind. Its only cure is not to pay attention to it.

In proportion to the amount of tasbeeh one makes will one derive benefit.

A student should make this intention that I am studying the commands of Allah Ta`ala in order that I practise on those things that will please Allah and abstain from those things that will displease Allah. One will be unable to gain a mastery over the entire Deen all at once. May Allah Ta`ala grant you and me the ability to practise.

   

Cure for bud-nazri (casting of lustful glances)

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:39

Q: I am unable to protect my sight from falling on na-mahram women (women one can marry). Please make du`aa for me.

A: Allah Ta`ala has placed two shutters on each eye. When your sight falls on any incorrect area then immediately close them and turn your face to another direction.

You will not be sinful if your sight mistakenly fell on an incorrect area. However, one will be sinful if one continues casting one’s gaze in that direction or if one intentionally looked towards that area, because sin is that which is committed voluntarily.

   

Gheebat (backbiting) of the ulama is a means of destruction

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 20:32

`Allamah Abdul Wahhab Sha`rani has quoted from Al-Yawaqeet wal Jawaahir: LUHOOMUL ULAMAAI MASMOOMATUN (The flesh of ulama is poisonous.) Allah Ta`ala states in the Quran: LAA YAGHTAB BA'DHUKUM BA'DHA AYUHIBBU AHADUKUM AY Y'AKULA LAHMA AKHEEHI MAYTAN FA KARIHTUMOOHU (Do not backbite each another. Will any of you approve of eating the flesh of his dead brother? You dislike it.)

This means that gheebat is detrimental to one’s Deen and dunya (worldly life) and it is of utmost importance that we abstain from it. May Allah Ta`ala protect us.

   

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.

   

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