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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 33
26 Muharram 1435/30 November 2013

Together with that we should also remember that in the case of those among the high class of personalities, Allah admonishes and punishes even the ordinary faults quite severely. This is in accordance with the dictum:

“If, some of the deeds, which are generally considered good deeds when done by an ordinary righteous Muslim, emanate from one of the favourites of Allah, it is considered a fault.”

That is, the deed which is not really evil, but pardonable if coming from the ordinary Muslim, is often considered punishable if it comes from one of the chosen favourites of Allah.

In Suratul Abas a strict warning is given as to why a rich man was shown any favour over a poor blind man, even though this preference was actually shown with the object of furthering the cause of Deen **

On the other hand in dealing with the general society, ordinary faults would have been considerably overlooked and would only be punished when such sins became numerous.

In this respect we have the story of the well-known island of Sardinia. It was conquered in the year 90 A.H. With regard to booty captured in the war, many dishonest acts occured. Whatever anyone could lay his hands upon were stolen. After the completion of the conquest, the conquerors were returning to their ship when a voice from the unseen said:

“O Allah, drown them” (ishaa-at). Soon they were all drowned.

Well there are the sayings of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) which we mentioned at the beginning of this article and now I have mentioned some examples from history. The pages of history are full of such examples. But what happens today is only too clear for all to see.

We are with our own hands choosing the path leading to irreligiousness and we are blatantly indulging in all types of vices. The result is that our anxieties and problems are increasing and our condition is continuously worsening. Worse than that, situations have arisen when en bloc and collectively Islam is being cast aside. Such is the situation that each and every part of Islam is being discarded. If any solution should present itself, it will only lie in being steadfast in our Deen and in avoiding sin. But saying such a thing today, presenting such a solution today is looked upon as old-fashioned, out-of-date conservatism. Who will stand up and say it?

“So unto Allah is my complaint and from Him I seek help.”

** Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was explaining some verses to Abu Jahl in order to call him to Islam, when a poor blind man came along, asking to be told about Islam. it so happen ed that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) exhibited a frown on his face in what seemed like displeasure at being interrupted. Thereupon Allah revealed Surah A‟bas to admonish the Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 131-132 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

International Seminar

The International Khatme Nubawwat Movement in conjunction with the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa will on Wed 4 December 2013 host an International Seminar of the Finality of the Prophethood of Muhammad Sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam.

The seminary which wil take place at Nurul Islam Hall in Lenasia will start after Maghrib.

Prominent guest speakers in attendance shall, insha-Allah, include: Ml Abdul Hafeez Makki; Ml Ilyaas Chinnioti; Ml Zaahid Qaasmi; Sayed Kafeel Shah Bukhari; Ml Yahya Ludiyanvi; Allahmah Khalid Mahmood; Ml Shahid Mazahiri; Dr Sayed Ahmed Inayatullah; and Mufti Abul Qaasim Banaarisi.

PONDER, PONDER, PONDER....

Allah Taa'la created the entire universe as a SHOWPIECE and testimony to HIS awesome power, greatness and magnificence. Mankind does not have the capacity to see Allah directly in this world, but we need to ponder upon the wonders of the skies, the earth, our own body and upon life itself.

Pondering upon the universe increases our FAITH in Allah and strengthens our conviction in the UNSEEN. It is one of the greatest forms of worship which makes us realise just how weak, dependent and insignificant mankind is, and just how Great, Self-Subsisting and Magnificinet our CREATOR is.

This weekend, take a walk in nature and notice the chirping of the birds, the dewdrops in the morning and the calmness in the air... Then say "Allah is the Greatest, all these have not been created in vain."

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