"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 24

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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 24
06 Shabaan 1434 / 15 June 2013

The Shaikhs and our saintly elders always forbid their followers from listening to and keeping the company of such persons whose religious condition was undesirable. They even prevented them from reading their writings so that the followers be safe from the dangerous effects of irreligion. There is a well-known saying: “See what he says and do not look at who says.”

To a certain extent this is true. The saying is also corroborated by some Ahaadeeth. For example, in the Hadeeth we are taught: “Wisdom is the stray animal of the believer. Wherever he finds it, let him take it.” (Jami, Mishkat, Mirqaat).

However, it should be noted that this applies only in such cases where the person has the ability to differentiate between what is right and what is wrong. It applies to him who is so conversant with the principles of Deen and the rules for testing speech and facts so that he may know what was said. He will have to be able to recognise whether anything said conforms to Quranic and Hadeeth teachings, Islamic law and the practice of the pious and saintly elders.

As long as one is not able to make this distinction‟ every speech, lecture or writing will leave some effect. This is the reason why these days, we see a person affected in a certain manner by morning and in the evening the mind is brainwashed in another way. You will notice a certain man giving a talk and carries the crowd away with him so much so that everyone raises his hand in favour of his opinion. Another comes along, speaks so eloquently against everything the first speaker advocated, and the same audience lift their hands in his favour.

In short then, the success and prosperity of a Muslim revolves solely around obedience to the Deen, the Sunnah and the practice of the saintly and pious elders. This is the thing that will be of benefit in the Hereafter. This is the Muslim‟s path to progress in the world. This is the manner in which the predecessors reached the pinnacles of progress and advancement.

The success they attained is clear for all to see and no one who is at all acquainted with history can deny it. Going against these things is for the Muslims the path towards destruction and failure, also loss in this world and loss in the Hereafter.

You can put forward all the proposals you want, pass all the resolutions you want; the newspapers may print all the beautiful articles they want and these may be read with all the pleasure in the world -all these are useless, in vain and of no avail.

For a Muslim there is but one way of gaining success and prosperity and that is by avoiding sin, and conforming most scrupulously to the tenets of Islam. Apart from this there is no other way towards our desired destination.

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 114-115 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

Khatm-E-Qiraat Sabah & Asharah Jalsa

Darul Uloom Zakariyya invites one and all to their 23 Qiraat Sab'ah and Qiraat Asharah Khatam to be held on Saturday the 22 June after the Esha Salaah at the Darul Uloom Masjid Insha-Allah. Jamaat will take place at 7:30 pm. Your presence on this esteemed occasion of acceptance of Dua will most certainly be rewarded.

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

طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم
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