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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 09
04 Zul Hijjah 1433/20 October 2012

The causes of our misery

Not only do they make this claim and not only do they utter mere words. No, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) personally set for all a practical example and made others act accordingly. Through the life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and in the general character of the Sahabah (Radiallahu anhum) this is clearly seen.

There are numerous illustrations in the chapters -Kitabul-Zuhd viz, the chapter on Abstinence and Kitabul-Riqaq in Hadeeth literature. If you wish to see some chosen examples you may see the few examples which I have noted down in my book -“Stories of the Sahabah.”

At this moment it is neither my object to mention those illustrations in detail, nor is there the necessary space. All that I seek to point out at this stage is that the trials and tribulations we face today are purely as a result of our own doings. It is the cause of our illness and its remedy is supplied by the Rasul of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) - a truthful, trustworthy and expert specialist physician, whose diagnosis and remedial medicine is neither faulty nor will it ever be proven to be incorrect.

This physician has clearly diagnosed our ills and advocated exactly which medicine will be advisable as treatment. Now it is not the work of such a doctor to avoid the causes of the illness nor to treat the illness. If anyone of the patients do not pay attention to the already-given instructions, it is but to his own detriment.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

“Verily I have brought to you a law of Shariat which is clear, manifest.”

He also said:

“I swear by Allah that I have left you on such a path which is clear, whereof the day and the night are equally clear." (Jamiul-Fawaid)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) has given us clear instructions concerning each and everything. There is not a single thing concerning our worldly or spiritual life regarding which he had not given his opinion and guidance during his lifetime.

He said: “Hasten towards the doing of virtuous deeds and do so prior to that time when such evils shall appear which shall be as the dark portions of the night. (Therein the distinction between good and evil will be difficult indeed). At such a time a man will wake in the morning as a believer and at night he will be a non believer. And at such time he will rise in the morning as a non-believer and at night he will be a believer. He will sell his faith for a meagre amount of worldly goods “ (Targheeb)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said: “Repent to Allah before the coming of death. Perform righteous deeds before becoming pre-occupied with duties. Remember Allah Most Glorified much, and give charity in secret and openly and in so doing strengthen your bond with Allah for indeed through these you shall receive rizq, you will receive help and so also shall your losses be made good.” (Targheeb)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said: “Through charity, wealth does not decrease and whosoever pardons the unjust oppressor, for such shall Allah increase in honour. Hence forgive the oppressions and Allah will honour you.
And whosoever opens the door of begging for him is opened the door of poverty.” (Mujam Sagheer)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said: “When my Ummat will begin to bear hatred in their hearts against the Ulama and when they shall make the construction of their bazaars and shopping places conspicuous and grand, and when they shall in contracting marriages consider only the possibility of accumulating wealth (instead of looking at the honesty, piety and deeds of suitable partners) then Allah will set four calamities over them: famine, the oppression of rulers, dishonesty of the officials administering their affairs and attacks by their enemies.” (Haakim)

Sayyidina Ali (Radiallahu anhu) said: “The wages of sin is carelessness in Ibaadah, scarcity of rizq and lack of pleasure.”(Tarikhul-Khulafa)

Sayyidina Anas (Radiallahu anhu) relates: "I have served Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) for ten years. Not once did he ever confront me with a sour face. He said to me: "Always perform your wudhu properly. By doing that your life on earth will be lengthened, and your guardian angels will love you."
(Tabrani -Sagheer). And perform some portion of your prayers at home. Through that the good in your home will be increased. And when you go home always greet your household members with salaam. Through that you will be blessed and also the people of your household.”

If you really want to inform yourself of the deeni as well as worldly benefits of Salaah, as expounded by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), then I suggest that you have a look at my booklet -“Virtues of Salaah.” Unfortunately mention cannot be made thereof here.

Anyway from all the Ahaadeeth we have quoted above, one thing becomes quite clear. That is that just as sin and evil deeds are the causes of calamities and afflictions, in the same manner obedience to Allah is the cause of success and prosperity in this world as well as in the Hereafter.

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 81-84 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

Islahi Majlis: 10.10.2012

An Islahi Majlis for the students was conducted last week by Hazrat Moulana Mufti Muhammad Ali Sahib, Hazrat Moulana Shabbier Ahmed Sahib as well as Hazrat Mufti Radhul Haq Sahib (Damat Barakatuhum). To listen to the recording, please click here

Quote For The Week

"Let your joy revolve around your spiritual accomplishments"

Moulana Sulaiman Moola Sahib

Words Of Wisdom

"In adversity and illness, remember your past nimats. 1. Fikre nimat (think of your past nimats) 2. Zikre nimat (verbalise your nimats) 3. Shukre nimat (grateful for your nimats)  - La in shakartum la Azeedannakum" - Formula for Shifa

Ml Sulayman Choksi Sahib

طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم
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