BUGHD LILLAAH (HATRED FOR ALLAH’S SAKE)


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

Once Allah Ta’ala asked Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam): “O Musaa! Did you ever do a good deed solely for My Sake?”  When Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) said: ‘Salaat.” Allah Ta’ala responded: “You perform Salaat for your own benefit.” Then Nabi Musa said: “Saum”. Allah Ta’ala said: “Saum too is for your benefit.”

Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) then mentioned Zakaat and some other deeds. For each one Allah Ta’ala replied in the same way.  Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) then professed his unawareness. Allah Ta’ala said: “Did you ever display Bughd (hatred) only for My Sake?”  Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) then realized the value of Bughd lillaah, and what a great ibaadat it is.

November 25, 2010

NABI MUSAA AND SHAITAAN


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

On the occasion when Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) was on his way to Mount Tur to observe I’tikaaf of 40 days, to commune with Allah Ta’ala, and to receive the revelation of the Tauraah, he met an old man sitting on a rock crying profusely. Pitying the old man, Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) enquired of the reason for his grief.

The old man replied that he was Shaitaan and he was crying because Allah’s mercy extended on all beings except him. Although he too was Allah’s creature, he is being excluded from Allah’s mercy, hence he was shedding so many tears. Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) promised to raise the matter with Allah Ta’ala on Mount Tur.

November 22, 2010

NABI MUSAA AND QAAROON


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

Qaaroon was the paternal cousin of Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam). He is famed for his wealth and notorious for his arrogance. He did not accept Imaan. He had so much wealth that according to the Qur’aan, carrying only the keys of his treasure vaults would exhaust men of strong physique.

Qaaroon exceeded all bounds of arrogance and pride. He held in contempt those who had accepted Imaan. Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) constantly admonished him and exhorted him to be grateful to Allah Ta’ala for all the wealth, and to fulfil its rights. Qaaroon retorted that the wealth he had was not a bestowal by the Rabb of Musaa, but was the consequence of his intelligence and expertise.

November 21, 2010

NABI MUSAA AND HADHRAT KHIDHR


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

Once Hadhrat Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) delivered an extraordinarily eloquent khutbah (lecture) which reduced the audience to tears. Afterwards when he was asked: “Who is the most learned man on earth today?” Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) responded: “I”. Allah Ta’ala was displeased with this response. Although, undoubtedly, Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) was the greatest Aalim on earth at that time, he was supposed to have said: “Allah knows best.”

November 16, 2010

THE SECRETS OF DIVINE OPERATIONS


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

Once Hadhrat Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) supplicated to Allah Ta’ala to reveal some of His secrets and mysteries which underlie the Wisdom of His operations. Allah Ta’ala instructed Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) to proceed to a certain venue in the wilderness. The area in the wilderness where he went was an oasis. There was a fountain of water and a clump of trees. He sat down concealing himself among the trees. Soon a horse-rider appeared. He stopped by the fountain. Alighted and drank from the water. After resting for a while, he departed, forgetting his bag of gold coins at the spot.

November 15, 2010

FIR’OUN, HADHRAT MUSA AND THE TAQDEER OF ALLAH Part 18


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

Allah Ta’ala had informed Hadhrat Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) of his imminent Maut (Death). After he had presented numerous farewell advices to Bani Israaeel, one day Malakul Maut appeared unannounced in human form. When he stated his purpose, viz. taking Musa’s life,  he (Hadhrat Musa) became enraged. He struck Malakul Maut who was in human form, such a fierce blow which damaged his (Malakul Maut’s) eye. Malakul Maut  departed and complained to Allah Ta’ala.

November 13, 2010

FIR’OUN, HADHRAT MUSA AND THE TAQDEER OF ALLAH Part 6


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

On the instruction of Hadhrat Shuayb (alayhis salaam), his daughter went to call Hadhrat Musaa (alayhis salaam). When she reached the place where the well was, she found him sitting under the same tree where he had earlier rested. Describing the scene, the Qur’aan says: “Then one of the two daughters (of Shuayb- alayhis salaam) came walking bashfully. She said: ‘My father calls you so that he may remunerate you for having watered our goats.”

November 1, 2010

FIR’OUN, HADHRAT MUSA AND THE TAQDEER OF ALLAH Part 4


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

One day when Hadhrat Musaa (alayhis salaam) was 8 years of age, and sitting very respectfully in the presence of Fir’oun, the latter instructed a slave to open up his fighting cocks. When the first cock which was a massive bird, was released, it furiously flapped its wings and crowed very loudly. Immediately Hadhrat Musaa (alayhis salaam) responded: “You have uttered the truth.” Astonished, Firoun said: “O my son! What did the cock say?” Musaa: “The cock recited the praises of Allah Ta’ala.” Fir’oun: “What relationship has the cock with this type of issue? My son, you are merely being witty and fabricating such stories.”

October 30, 2010