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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 23
21 Rajab 1434/ 01 June 2013

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said that the man who while being disobedient to Allah seeks honour among men will find that those who praise him will become his critics and degrade him. This same subject has been discussed in various ways in Maqausid-el-Hasanah.

So for the Muslims, the path of progress and honour -the object of his existence and the purpose for his coming into this world -is solely to carry out the Will of Allah and to carry out His commands.

Nothing else. If there is to be any honour and respect, this is it. If there is to be any benefit for him, this is where it lies. For the Muslim the Holy Word of Allah and the injunctions of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) are filled with treasures of wisdom and knowledge and therein lies the causes for prosperity and progress.

But yet it is indeed amazing that in everything they look for guidance to others. They are satisfied with eating the leftovers of others. Does not this show extreme shamelessness? Does this not show them to be unacquainted with the Will of Allah and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)? Does this not show them having become estranged from Allah and His Rasul (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?

Does this not seem like that patient in whose house there is an expert physician and specialist doctor who is consulted by all and sundry and yet the patient ignores him and goes to some inexperienced, ill-qualified quack for treatment?

Sayyidina Jabir (Radiallahu anhu) reports that once Sayyidina Umar (Radiallahu anhu) brought a copy of the Torah from somewhere. He said: “0 Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) I have brought this copy of the Torah.” He then began to read from there. As he continued to read, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) showed great displeasure and a change appeared on his face.

Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radiallahu anhu) saw this change and exclaimed to Hazrat Umar (Radiallahu anhu): “Death unto you. Can you not see the signs of anger on the face of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?”

Sayyidina Umar (Radiallahu anhu) who had been busy reading, looked up, saw the anger, and became frightened.

He started reciting the following over and over again:

“I seek refuge in Allah from His displeasure and from the anger of His Rasul. We are pleased with Allah as our Lord and with Islam as our Deen and with Muhammed as our Nabi.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said: “I swear by that Being in whose Hand lies the control of  the life of Mohammed, that if Sayyidina Moosa (Alayhi Salaam) should be present now and you people should leave me and follow him, you will have strayed from the straight path. If Moosa (Alayhi Salaam) had lived up to the time of my Prophethood, he would have followed me.” (Mishkat, Darmy)

The cause of the anger of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is quite clear. As long as one is not well versed and well-acquainted with the commands of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) it is not permitted to study any such book wherein truth and falsehood are intermingled. Such studies could serve to corrupt one‟s faith.

When however a person is proficient in the matters of his Deen, he will quickly be able to recognise the difference between truth and falsehood. For such a person there is no harm if he studies anything. But (let me stress once again) for the man who has no deep knowledge and proficiency in his Deen, there is the strong fear that because of his lack of knowledge, he may consider a falsehood as truth. And as such, go astray.

The Torah contains some commandments which had become abrogated and furthermore it has been changed from its original purity (through interpolations). Hence the great displeasure of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) for fear of confusion in religion.

In this respect it was Ibn Seereen who said: “This is the knowledge of Deen. So be careful from whom you take your Deen.”

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 112-114, Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

Condolences
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
Zainul Nurizky of Indonesia, a 2nd year student at the Darul Uloom, passed away early this week after suffering a short illness.

May Allah Ta'ala grant him Jannatul Firdaus and grant his parents, family, Asaatiza and near and dear ones Sabre Jameel.

Aameen

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Kiya faaidah hai us phool me jisme khushboo na ho!
Kiya faaidah he us dil me jisme tu na ha!

"What's the benefit of that flower which does not have a beautiful fragrance?
What's the benefit of that Heart which does not have Allah in it"

Hazrat Moulana Abbaas Sarigat Sahib (ustaath of Tahaawi Shareef @ Darul Uloom Zakariyya)


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