"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article - Issue. 11

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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 11
25 Zul Hijjah 1433/10 November 2012

Why this oppression?

At this moment we are protesting against the persecution and oppression of the British colonial power in India. At the same time we fear even more the future government that will take over (from them.)

Did not Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) warn us about this? Did he not in very clear terms explain to us the causes of such goverments and actions? Is there any fault in the affectionate love, teachings and warnings of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?

May my soul, my father and my mother he sacrificed for him!! Never is it possible that there can be any flaw in his teachings!

He said:

“As you are (as far as your actions are) so will be the rulers that will soon be set over you.” (Mishkat)

Therefore if we desire the best (and most just) government to rule over us, there will be only one way of assuring that. And that is righteous deeds.

In a second Hadeeth it is reported: Abu Darda (Radiallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

“Allah says: I am Allah besides whom there is no Diety, the Master of Kings, King of Kings. Verily the hearts of kings are under the control of My Hands. When My servants obey me, I turn the hearts of kings and rulers towards them so that they rule over them with mercy and kindness.

And when My servants disobey Me, I turn the hearts of kings and rulers to treat them harshly, with anger and vengeance. Thereby they mete out torture and oppression. Hence do not occupy yourselves with praying for curses upon kings and instead turn to Me in remembrance and with humility. And I will preserve you against the tyranny of the kings.”

Malik bin Maghool says: “I have read a verse similar to this in the Zaboor of Nabi Dawood (Alayhis Salaam).”

Similar guidance is also given in many similar Ahaadeeth. Among the masnoon duaas to be recited is this:

“0 Allah, do not because of our sins place in authority to rule over us such as will not show any mercy to us.”

In the Holy Quran Allah says:

“And so We let some of the evil doers have authority over others because of that which they earn.” (S: VI v30)

There are various explanations given by the Commentators (Mufassireen) on this verse. Jalalain (Rahimahumullah) says it means exactly as we explained above (viz that harsh rulers are placed over people because of the sins of those people). Imam Qatadah (Rahmatullah Alayh) says that evil jinns are placed over them to chastise the wrong-doers.

Imam A'mash (Rahmatullah Alayh) again says it means that when the deeds of people become bad, the worst of cruel and unjust rulers are made to rule over them.

Sayyidina Umar (Radiallahu anhu) says: “I have been told that either Nabi Moosa or Nabi Eesa once asked Allah: “What is the sign of Your being pleased with people?”

Allah replied: “The sign is that at the time of their sowing the fields I send the rains and at the time of harvesting I keep the rains away. Their administrative affairs I place in the hands of soft-hearted people and their public finances I allow to be controlled by generous ones.”

They then inquired: “And what is the sign of Your being displeased with people?”

Allah replied: “The sign is that at the time of sowing the fields I withhold the rains and at the time of harvest I send torrential rains. Their administrative affairs I place in the hands of the foolish ones and their public finances I allow to be controlled by stingy persons.” (Durr Manthoor)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “You people should continue to enjoin people towards the doing of righteous deeds and you should continue to prohibit them from evil; otherwise Allah will put into authority over you the worst of people to rule over you. At such time the best from among you will pray to Allah (for deliverance) and your prayers will go unanswered.‟.‟ (Jami-us-Sagheer)

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 84-87 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

Islahi Majlis: 08.11.2012

Hazrat Moulana Mufti Muhammad Ali Sahib (Damat Barakatuhu) conducted an Islahi Majlis for the students this week. To listen to the recording, please click here

Quote by Shaykh Sulaiman Moola

فَإِنَّهُ شَمْسُ فَضْلٍ هُمْ كَوَاكِبُهَـــــــــــا يَظْهَرْنَ أَنْوَارُهَا لِلنَّاسِ فِيْ الظُّلَـــــمِ حَتّى طَلَعَتْ فِيْ الْكَوْنِ عَمَّ هُدَاهَا لِلْعَالَمِيْنَ وَاَحْيَتْ سَائِرَ الْاُمَمِ
For indeed he (Mohammed Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the sun of virtue while they (Companions) are its stars, They manifest their light for people in darkness. When this sun rose in the planet its guidance became common for the worlds, And brought to life all the nations!

Hazrat Mufti Radhaul Haq Sahibs weekly  Majlis will resume as of tomorrow the 11-11-2012 Insha-Allah. All brothers are invited to attend. The majlis will start around 7am Insha-Allah.

طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم
It is incumbent upon every Muslim to seek Knowledge
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