Bringing comfort to others

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(Summary of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee’s majlis (Saturday 26th January)

Islam teaches us to make others comfortable and this was how the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum) looked at life. They would think that if I cannot be of good to my brother, then what good is there of myself. I may go through difficulty, but my brother must be at ease and be comfortable. This was the lesson in the incident of Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu anhu) and his wife regarding their child that passed away. When he had asked her regarding the condition of the child she replied that he is at ease, whereas the child had passed away. It was only the next morning that she disclosed to him the reality of the matter. He was naturally upset at this and complained to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) about this. 

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was pleased with this and gave him the glad tidings of being blessed with prosperous children, not only in the dunya but also in Deen; they were leading ulama. However, all this was as a result of the sabr that she bore and on account of her bringing comfort to the husband and preferring others to oneself.

One does so much to bring happiness within others and a smile on their face, but how much does one do to allow that smile and cheer to appear on the face of that wife who is slogging the whole day for him. Did we ever think what will be our reply if Allah Ta`ala has to ask us how much we appreciated His gift of the wife? She was actually not obligated to do all this, yet she did so much for you. 

Most of the problems that we have in our businesses are due to ambiguity and not being clear. This is quite common in our Indian community. The father passes away and now you ask the family and children that who does the business belong to, they will say “aapru che” – it is ours. But now, what confusion and problems it creates? Instead, from the very beginning one should clearly define what belongs to whom.

Allah Ta`ala has placed a strange barkat in the silsilah (spiritual path) of Haji Imdaadullah (rahmatullahi alaih). Those who are connected to this silsilah and are committed, and do not merely have a casual relationship with their mashaayikh then normally such people experience the following three things: (1) Good death (2) Barkat (blessings) in their sustenance (3) They very rapidly gain a link and connection with Allah Ta`ala which in reality is the whole purpose of following this path. Why is this a unique feature with this silsilah? The simple reason is that there is a lot of emphasis on being committed to the sunnat. And why not? When a person is committed to the sunnat then Allah Ta`ala also takes a liking for him, for he is committing himself to the way of Allah Ta`ala’s beloved, Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam).

Date: 2012-01-26

Duration: 01:03:32

Format: MP3

Size: 10.9 MB

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