19th september 2011
Notes from the talk on the 19th September 2011
“Having the persistence in doing dawah no matter what outcome happens.”
1) In this world there are people, wether Muslim or non-Muslim have
made their own laws. In the muslim lands we find that ‘apparently’ the shari’ah is implemented. Whereas in the non-Muslims lands their own laws, own rules and regulations.
We find that in some countries there is the capital punishment, whereas there are other countries who do not do this.
In this world we can call ourselves Muslims no matter how much we want. However if we are not true Muslims in the sight Allah & his prophet (saw), then we will not meet salvation in the hereafter. We tend to have our own definition of who is a Muslim and who is not. The prophet’s (saw) definition is “A Muslim is who other people/Muslims are safe from.” – that is his harm. Now this hadith is not referring to others only. – it is also referring to saving our own hands/feets/Tongue from the hell fire.
– you see many people here in this world, despite seeing the punishment they will receive if they break the law. They still do it. Now this is in this world. Even with all the TV ads, newspaper warnings etc.
What to say about the affairs of the hereafter? Surely there will be some who will go to hell. As you and me can see in this world despite having visual warning signs and visual/physical punishments in the form of policemen walking about amongst them. They still fail to lead a normal and law-abiding life. Similarly, some people only hearing about the punishment in the hereafter will not pay heed.
Then surely there will be some people who will be destined to the fire. However, the police and law in this world do not stop prosecuting them – those who break the law..
Likewise, we should not leave doing dawah and tableegh despite people not listening.
Hazrat hiram Ibn hayan (ra) who was a pious person. Once some people were going to come to him, who were from his tribe, just to socialize. They were known to be from those who would cause great harm by backbiting other people. To avoid them, he (Ibn hayan) said to his slave. “These people are coming here. So, I tell you do something. Go and light a big fire in front of the house”. So when the people came he (Ibn hayan) said, come let’s talk. The people replied in return that “we can’t as there is a fire in front of your house. When he heard this he replied, “then know o people if we can’t even gather together in the fire of the world then how can we do so in the fire of the hereafter?”
– this is how the awliyah kept a visual impact of their hereafter in this world. Secondly these were an example of the ways they taught lessons to the people – in a dramatic way if it was needed!
2) Hazrat Ibn Allahullah sikandari used to say the sins after which there is great remorse and this causes a person to make tawbahtun nasuhah. – a real tawbah, then it is better than a person doing a good deed which causes him to attain the vices of the heart as a result. Like arrogance. – A story:
During the time of the people of Israel, there used to be a man who would continually pray “o Allah give me the reward of my good deeds.” After which the person was put in paradise for 70 years, as he did good deeds amounting to 70 years. After his 70 years passed he was then taken out and put in hell. When the angels came to take him he said “o Allah why am I being taken out of paradise?” Allah replied that you asked to be put in paradise because of your good deeds and I have done this now. You worshipped me 70 years so you had paradise for 70 years. Now it’s up, so it’s time to go hell.
The worshipper understood his mistake and then asked Allah to take him out and put him in paradise out of his (Allah’s) fazl.
The lesson from the story is never think you will:
1) go paradise because of your deeds, it is because of Allah’s fazl and blessings.
2) always be humble in your good deeds.
In a Hadith qudsi Allah says, a person who cries in the loneliness of the night out of the fear of his sins. Doing tawbah. He is more loved by Allah than a worshipping person in the world.
The prophet (saw) taught us a deed to do a deed if we lose anything, are in a difficult situation etc. This is to pray two rakah then doing a small dua, which will as a means cause us to find our lost thing. If not, then Allah will replace us with a better thing.
– there is no need to go to false people, magicians or any fortune tellers etc, as this is not from the sunnah.
when a whisper comes then seek solution to it by asking your shaykh don’t let it grow into a fire.-
Imam Ahmad Ibn idris (ra) the student o one of the student of syyidina Abdul Azeez dabbagh. Mentions a story in his book that once there was a man who was fishing, after trying several times he failed. Then a wali came and at the same spot did fishing. With his bare hands he caught a lot of fish. The person A who was fishing at the same spot, to teach person B a lesson then also revealed his station. aswell. The awliyah do not use their special power for petty things He (person A) told the sea follow me. the whole sea followed him wherever he went.
Imam Ahmad then mentions as a lesson that, thereafter no matter what person B did, he could not attain the station of person A. As he initially was showing off his piety. – The lesson for us is, never think we have done enough.
Having the persistence in doing dawah no matter what outcome.pdf
Servant of Allah.