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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 15
21 Safar 1434/04 January 2012

In Bukhari and Muslim Shareef etc. is the story of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam‟s) displeasure with the wives of his household.

At that time Suyyidina Umar (Radiallahu anhu) is reported to have said: “I went to the house of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and found that his household consisted of three or four things. There were a few handfuls of barley and one or two untanned skins lying in one corner. Apart from these there were one or two other similar items.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was laying on a mat of palm-tree leaves without any spread with which to cover his body (as usually did), and there was nothing on the mat covering the roughness. The result was that the rough pattern of the mat left its imprint on his body.

Seeing this (simplicity) I began to cry bitterly. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked the reason for this weeping. I replied: O Rasul of Allah! Why should I not cry when marks of the mat on which you lie have been imprinted on your holy body? And why should I not cry when the complete contents of your home consist of only this which I now see? Look at the condition of Rome and Persia! They do not worship Allah but look at their riches and wealth on the one si& and your poverty on the other!

(Hazrat Umar continues): Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was at the time laying with his head on a pillow, but hearing these words from me, sat upright and said: Are you still in doubt, 0 Son of Khattab? They -the Romans and the Persians, are a people whose rewards for their good deeds have been granted to them in this world.

In the Quran we are told:

“And had it not been that (through love of wealth) all mankind would have become one nation (almost all non-believers), We would have appointed for those who disbelieved in the Merciful One, roofs of silver over them for their houses and their stairs (of silver) whereby they ascend, and doors of silver for their houses and couches of silver whereon they recline and also ornaments of gold. “Yet all that would have been only a provision for this world‟s life. And the (success of) the Hereafter is only with your Lord for those who guard against evil (and fear Allah).(43. 33-35)

According to one Hadeeth Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Allah Ta‟aala says: "Had it not been that the believers would have become distressed (and troubled on seeing the ease and comfort of others as compared to their own sufferings) I would have bound the non-believers in iron cases (so that they feel no pain at all) and I would have freely granted the world to them.” (Durr Manthoor)

All this is because in Allah‟s sight the world is of no value and weight. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) himself says: “If in the sight of Allah this world had the value of the wing of a mosquito, the non believers would not have received a mouthful of water thereof.” (Durr manthoor and Tirmidhi)

On one occasion while Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was going somewhere he happened to find a dead goatling lying around, without ears. He asked: “Who is there who will buy this goatling from me for one dirham (approximately 25 paisa or 5c)?” The Sahabah (Radiallahu anhum) answered: “No one will even take it even if given free.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “Well in the sight of Allah, this world is even more contemptible and valueless than this goatling.” (Muslim -Mishkat)

From these Ahaadeeth we come to know that in Allah‟s sight this world has no value at all. Because the non believers have as their major aim in life the attainment of this world they are given the world according to their treasure of good deeds. The Muslims on the other hand since having accepted Islam have their eyes on the success and permanent well-being of the Hereafter to which they have a special right.

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 97-99 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

Islahi Majlis:   20.12.2012

Hazrat Mufti Radhaul Haq Sahib (Damat Barakatuhu) conducted an Islahi Majlis for the students. To listen to the recording, please click here

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