It has been the avowed pledge of Shi’ahs in all ages to dig up the graves of Sayyadina Abu-Bakr and ‘Umar (Radiallahu Anhuma), the two greatest sons of Islam, with the aim of stripping them from their shrouds, defiling their bodies, and hanging them from a tree for all to laugh and jeer at.
Sounds far-fetched, read on:
‘Umar bin Zaghab relates: “While I was in Madinah, I had a friend, Shamsuddin Malati, who was one of the workers in Masjid-al-Nabawi. He was a caring person and had a special place in his heart for the beggars of Madinah. One day he said to me: “I am going to tell you this amazing story:
“I had a friend, Sawab, who was close to the superintendent of Masjid-al-Nabawi. I would receive instructions of my duties through him. One day he came to me and said, "May Allah help me, something really terrible has happened. Some people from Aleppo (Syria) have arrived and presented the superintendent with a lot of money. They want him to open the doors of the Blessed Chamber so they can remove the graves of Sayyadina Abu-Bakr and ‘Umar (Radiallahu ‘Anhuma). Apparently, the superintendent has also given them the go ahead."
The Hadith of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم is quite categoric:
الدنيا ملعونة ملعون ما فيها الا ذكر الله
'The world and all within it is accursed except for the Zikr of Allah (Ta'ala).'
Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has stated that the need for discussing the disease of the love of the world (Hubbud Dunyâ) is necessary and under all circumstances. Women are particularly in need of it because those whose illness is acute, are in greater need of a cure. Experience has shown that this disease of the love of the world exists in numerous forms.
Those that do not possess much wealth are also engrossed in the world and this can be identified by a unique trait where people have opinions about everyone's affairs. Those who do not have much by way of wealth deprive themselves by making the world the object of their aspirations. The bounty of time given by Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله should be put to better use; the believer should value time and spend it in the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. Hazrat Thaanwi رحمه الله has said that when our death occurs, it will occur in whatever we were involved in; and we will be resurrected how we occupied ourselves. Fortunate is that contented person who is granted the basic necessities of life and spends his time in the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. This does not mean that one should have no concern for the world at all because each and every one has needs. But the issue is that a believer should not consume himself in the pursuit of the world at the expense of the Aakhirah.
Another deception is that many who are ill consider themselves to be 'healthy' and have lengthy plans. There are others who plan on being obedient after the wedding of their children. What are we waiting for? For death to overtake us? Some complain about their difficulties in such a manner that they will get 'respite' through death. Hazrat Thaanwi رحمه الله asserts that detachment from the problems of the world through death is of no use at all. What is beneficial however is to detach ourselves from the lure of the world whilst we are still alive.
Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: "The reward that a woman receives from the time that she falls pregnant until she delivers the child and commences breast-feeding is equal to the person who is guarding the borders of the Islamic state and who has to be ever ready to wage jihad. If this woman dies in the course of this period, she will receive the reward of a martyr."
A GOLDEN PRINCIPLE NEVER EVER TO BE FORGOTTEN ON HOW TO PROPAGATE DEEN
Hazrat Mufti Taqi Saheb ( دامت بركاتهم), after penning the following incident, writes:
"These last advices of Hadhrat Binnori ( رحمة الله عليه) should be inscribed on the heart of every person involved in propagating and spreading Deen."
A few days before his demise, Moulana Binnori (رحمة الله عليه) attended a meeting of the Islamic Advisory Council in Islamabad. On the second day of the meeting, some people approached Moulana, requesting him to deliver a bayaan (lecture) which would be broadcasted on television. Moulana politely excused himself and did not accede to their request. This then led to the question of whether television, videos, etc should be used for the sake of spreading and propagating Deen, if it is kept free from immodesty, shamelessness and other such elements which negatively affect peoples character. Although not on the agenda of the meeting, the topic was unofficially being discussed. The crux of what Moulana Binnori ( رحمة الله عليه ) said on this occasion is as follows:
I would like to mention one important usool (principle) regarding the topic under discussion. Allaah Ta'ala has not made us mukallaf (duty-bound) to use any and every means possible, in order to bring people onto Deen.Yes, we have most definitely been made mukallaf (duty-bound) to use the various permissible means and methods of propagating at our disposal. Together with commanding us to propagate and spread Deen, Islam has shown us the method and aadaab (etiquettes) of propagating Deen as well.
We are mukallaf (duty-bound) to propagate Deen, but within the confines of those methods and aadaab.If we, by adopting the permissible methods and means of propagating Deen, achieve our goals and objectives,then well and good. But, supposingly, if we adopt the permissible means and methods, and by so doing, we do not achieve our goals,then we have not been made mukallaf (responsible / duty-bound) to adopt those methods and means declared impermissible by Shari'ah, for the sake of propagating the message of Deen and winning people over to our side.
If by adopting those methods and means which Shari'ah has permitted, together with the aadaab of propagation, only one person is brought onto Deen,then our propagation efforts have been successful. On the other hand, if by adopting those methods and means which are declared impermissible by Shari'ah, even a hundred people are affected and won over, then this "success" or "achievement" holds no value in the sight of Allah Ta'ala, because that propagation which entails trampling the laws of Deen, can never be the propagation of Deen, but rather it is a propagation of something else.
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THE HADEETH CORNER
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا مُعَاوِيَةُ بْنُ عَمْرٍو، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو إِسْحَاقَ، عَنْ حُمَيْدٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ " مَا مِنْ عَبْدٍ يَمُوتُ لَهُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ خَيْرٌ، يَسُرُّهُ أَنْ يَرْجِعَ إِلَى الدُّنْيَا، وَأَنَّ لَهُ الدُّنْيَا وَمَا فِيهَا، إِلاَّ الشَّهِيدَ، لِمَا يَرَى مِنْ فَضْلِ الشَّهَادَةِ، فَإِنَّهُ يَسُرُّهُ أَنْ يَرْجِعَ إِلَى الدُّنْيَا فَيُقْتَلَ مَرَّةً أُخْرَى "
Narrated Anas bin Malik Radiallahu Anhu
The Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "Nobody who dies and finds good from Allah (in the Hereafter) would wish to come back to this world even if he were given the whole world and whatever is in it, except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom, would like to come back to the world and get killed again (in Allah's Cause)."