Fifth Question & Answer (Part 05)


Dawah & Tabligh, Islamic Politics (Al-Eitidal fi Maratib ul Rijal), Uncategorized / Thursday, March 20th, 2014

If these people who are so ready to defame and accuse others would only reflect on the sayings of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in this regard, they will surely come to know that they only do great harm to themselves. Whatever they do to others will certainly be done to them. For Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

As you do to others so shall be done to you.”(Maqousid-e-Hasanah)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said: “Goodness never becomes old; sin is never forgotten, and Allah, the Compensator never dies. Do whatever you wish, for as you do to others, so shall be done to you.”

In another Hadeeth it is quoted from the Torah: “As you sow, so shall you reap. From the cup that you give others to drink, will you be made to drink.” (Maqousid-e-Hasanah)

Another Hadeeth quotes from the Injeel: “As you do, so will be done to you. And with the scale that you weigh to give others, will you be weighed.” (Jami — Sagheer)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: That man who refuses help to a Muslim, at such time when he is being humiliated and insulted, Allah will leave him helpless and unaided at such time when he is greatly in need of a helper. And for him who comes to the support of a Muslim at such a time when he is being humiliated and insulted, Allah will come to his aid at such a time when he is greatly in need of a helper.” (Mishkat)

Sayyidina Abu Zar Ghaffari (Radiallahu anhu) is one of the most well-known Sahabah (Radiallahu anhu). There is a lengthy Hadeeth reported by him at the end of which is the following. He requested Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) to give him advice. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said to him in reply: “I advice you to have the fear of Allah at all times. It is an adornment for all things. (Surely if a man fears Allah in all affairs he will not become involved in sinful acts of calamities).”

Hazrat Abu Zar (Radiallahu anhu) asked: “Advise me more.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “Recite the Holy Quran and remember Allah (in Zikr) excessively. This will cause you to be remembered in the heavens and will be âcause for light for you on earth.”

Hazrat Abu Zar (Radiallahu anhu) again asked: “Advise me more.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Observe silence often for this wards off the Shaytaan (as man is often involved in problems through his tongue). Silence assists in the observance of deeni affairs (and whomsoever suffers from the disease of excessive talk deprives himself of good works).”

Hazrat Abu Zar (Radiallahu anhu) again asked: “Advise me more.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “Refrain from excessive laughter for that kills the (spiritual) heart and causes the light of the face to depart.”

Again Hazrat Abu Zar (Radiallahu anhu) asked: “Advise me more.”

Rasulullali (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Speak the truth at all times even though it be bitter.”

When Hazrat Abu Zar (Radiallahu anhu) again asked for more Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Take notice of your faults for this will prevent you from noticing the faults of others.” (Mishkat)

My object in penning down these last few lines is to point out our folly. We are at all times searching for the faults of others. If we cast a look at ourselves and do a bit of self-examination, neither will we find the time to discuss the faults of others, nor will we have the courage to spread their faults far and wide. We will then be only too occupied with our own iniquities.

In the testament (wassiyyat-nama) of Maulana Raipuri we find the following Persian Couplet:

“While on board at sea, Shahab, my Sheikh, gave me two advices which were most precious to me: One: that you be not filled with your ego and Two: do not look for the faults in others.”

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