"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 41

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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 41
04 Jumadul Ukhra 1435/05 April 2014

Those people who make derogatory statements about the Ulema, saying that they are good for nothing, useless non-entities and that they refuse to accept their word, only involve themselves in more problems. It means that if really they have no faith in the Ulema, then there is no other way out for them but to go forth and seek the necessary knowledge themselves so as to acquaint themselves with the deem requirements to act upon.

Remember that in the presence of Allah on the Day of Qiyamat we shall not be asked how many degrees we have obtained for worldly status. We shall not be asked how much money we had earned and deposited in the banks and vaults. The thing that will be of major importance in the presence of Allah and about which surely everyone will be asked is the deen for which alone we were created. The categorical decision from the Quran is:

“I have not created men and jinn for any purpose except that they worship Me. I seek neither livelihood from them nor that they feed Me. Lo Allah, He is the granter of livelihood, the Lord of unbreakable might." (LI v 56,58)

In another place Allah says: And enjoin upon thy people worship and be constant therein. We ask not of thee provisions. We provide for thee. And the good ending is for the righteous. (XXL v 132).

Note that I am not trying to prohibit the earning and accumulation of wealth. My aim is to point out that the object of our creation is this that we observe the deen, worship Allah and be obedient to Him.

Anything else apart from this is as a result of our incapability and lack of patience and is not our main objective in life. Clear difference should be made between what is intended and what is unintended and not called for. It should not be like we find today, where the moustache (not called for) exceeds the beard (which Shariat advocated).

Hence I wish to give you some special advice: When at night you proceed to lie down after having disposed of all the daily engagements, ponder for a while over this: How much of this days' hours have I spent in IBAADAH and for the DEEN, which is the real objective; and how much time I spent on useless, vain worldly pursuit? Compare the times spent on both and ascertain the ratio between them. It should actually be such that if the time spent in deeni pursuits do not exceed the worldly ones, then both should at least be equal. When deen is the real object, the real aim of our lives, then all that is essential to its well -being also
becomes part of the object, and falls in its category. In Durr Manthoor, it is quoted from the Ulema of fiqah that the seeking of so much of knowledge is obligatory upon a person wherewith he can safeguard his deen.

Allama Shami has said that together with the obligatory duties of Islam, it is also compulsory to acquire that much knowledge which is required for the protection and continuance of his deen. Hence, after learning the principles of deen, it is also necessary for every Muslim to learn the commands and details of practice of
wudu, ghusl, Salaah, Fasting, the rules regarding Zakaat for him who has wealth and the rules regarding Haj for him who has a little more. Similarly, for him whose occupation is business, it is necessary to study the rules and regulations regarding buying and selling. Similarly, for every person engaged in any specific profession it is necessary to learn the Shari‟ rules and regulations regarding that particular field.

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 206-207 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

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