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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 21

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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 21

From all these Ahaadeeth it should be known that the major share of the retribution and punishment for the sins of this Ummat comes in this world. This is indeed a mercy unto them. Were this not so, that in spite of their sins they were not involved in calamities and trials, it would be very frightful indeed.

So the only manner in which this Ummat of Muhammed (Saliallahu Alayhi Wasallam), which is enjoying Allah‟s Mercy, can save itself from the misfortunes, catastrophes, worries and humiliations of this world, is to avoid sin and evil completely. And when by chance sins do occur, they should weep in sorrow, seek forgiveness and repent to Allah. There is no other way out. It is not possible at all for a Muslim to remain a Muslim and at the same time gain worldly prosperity, while at the same time living a sinful life!!

Yes, if he becomes-a Kaafir he is sure to progress in spite of his numerous iniquities, because while a Kaafir, he will receive success, progress and prosperity for even the simple deeds of good he does.

It is reported that Sayyidina Sulaymaan bin Aamir (Radiallahu anhu) asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam): “My father was a man who loved and treated his immediate relatives kindly. He was careful in fulfilling his promises, and showed kindness and respect to guests. (Will these deeds benefit him at all)?”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked: Did he die before Islam? He replied: “Yes.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “It will not benefit him. However his children will surely benefit thereby. Your family will never be disgraced or humiliated. They will never become poor and destitute.”

This Hadeeth also serves to clear up a query that may come into the minds of some people. The query is this: We see many non-believers in this world who are highly successful, prosperous and making progress. This is supposed to be because of their worldly good deeds. But we find that their meagre good deeds are not of such a nature that they should deserve so much success. The above Hadeeth provides the answer. It is quite possible that they may be enjoying the fruits of the deeds of their fathers.

Anyway from the Ahaadeeth and Quranic texts it becomes clear that the principles leading to the success and prosperity of the Muslims and the non-believers are not the same. Some are common to both and some are not.

The major cause for a Muslim‟s success is acting upon the injunctions of deen and avoiding sin, for as much as they indulge in sinful acts will they face calamities.

For a Muslim to look at the non-believers and to see them committing the same sins and still enjoying progress while these sins bring no misfortune to them and then to become fearless of those sins, is indeed wrong and only entangles him in more misfortunes.

When Muslims, indulging in sins and are not visited by calamities, it is so much more dangerous. In such a case it is merely a temporary postponement of punishment. Revenge will come quickly and suddenly.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Whosoever in spite of his sins and transgressions desires to attain a certain thing, will become far removed from that thing and drawn near to that which he fears.” (Jami-us-Sagheer)

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 109-111 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

Abna-e-Qadeem Jalsah:  22.06.2013

The Madrasah invites all former students and graduates to an Abna-e-Qadeem Jalsah to be held on Saturday the 22 June 2013 from Zohar Insha-Allah.

Sleeping arrangements will be made.Please bring your own bedding.

Lunch will be served at 13:00. Zohar Salaah will be performed after lunch.

The Annual Graduation & Bukhari Jalsah will take place on Sunday the 23 June at 9:30am Insha-Allah.

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