Taqiyya means to conceal, to lie, to deceive, to deny, to camouflage the truth and to double speak etc. Never admit a truth, never surrender a corrupt belief, never show your true self, hide like a lizard, act and re-act like a chameleon, change your colours to match your situation – this is Taqiyya. It is a fundamental belief of all Shias.
This is clearly proven from their following Kitaabs:
“From ten parts of Deen, nine parts of the Deen (the Shia Deen) depends upon Taqiyyah.” (Usool -e Kafi, part 2, Kitaabul Imaan wal Kufr, Babut Taqiyyah, line 5)
In another narration in Al-Kafi, we read: “The Imam mentioned that the most beloved thing on the surface of earth is Taqiyyah.” (Usool -e Kafi, part 2, Kitaabul Imaan wal Kufr, Babut Taqiyyah, line 12, Riwayah 4, p.217)
“The Imam has mentioned that Taqiyyah is the coolness of his eyes.” (Usool-e Kafi, part 2, Kitaabul Imaan wal Kufr, Babut Taqiyyah, line 1, Riwayah 14, p.217)
The fifth Infallible Imam of the Shia, Abu Jafar, says: “Taqiyyah is from my religion and the religion of my fathers; whoever doesn’t have Taqiyyah doesn ’t have Iman.” (Al-Kafi, Chapter Taqiyyah, Vol. 2, p.219)
From the above it is very clear that no matter what a Shia may say, he can never be trusted to speak the Truth. To him lying is Thawaab.
Hadhrat Abdullah Khabeeq (Rahmatullah alayh) was among the Auliya of the early era of Islam. Hadhrat Fatah Musali (Rahmatullah alayh) said that when I first met him, he said to me: “O Khurasaani: “There are not more than four things (to guard): The eyes, the tongue, the heart and the nafs. Prevent the eyes from looking at any prohibition. Do not say anything which is hypocritical. Save the heart from hypocrisy and kibr. Prevent the nafs from desires and do not seek to fulfil its demands. If you lack in these attributes, then bemoan your fate.”
What Hadhrat Abdullah Khabeeq says here is the minimum standard for every Muslim. It is Waajib for every Mu’min to cultivate these attributes to adorn himself with Islamic (Sunnah) morality.
“Allah Ta’ala had created the heart (the baatin/spiritual heart) to be the abode of Thikr. Its companionship with the nafs has transformed it into an abode of lust. Either khauf which creates restlessness or shauq (yearning for Allah Ta’ala) which causes restlessness is able to eliminate the lust of the heart.
“He who wishes to keep his heart alive in this life, tell him to keep the heart forlorn and to abandon all desire so that he could be freed from all and everything.”
“Do not grieve except for something which will tomorrow on the Day of Qiyaamah be harmful for you, and do not be happy over anything except for something which will bring happiness to you on the Day of Qiyaamah.”
“The taste and pleasure of Obedience (to Allah) depart from the heart of one who listens much to baatil (futility, falsehood and the like).”
Those who compromise the Haqq by association with the
people of bid’ah and baatil, should heed this advice.
“Vastly beneficial khauf (fear) is that which always keeps you grieving for having lost your past life in disobedience.”
Raja’ (Hope for Allah’s Mercy) is of three kinds:
(1) Virtuous deeds accompanied by the hope of acceptance (and the fear of rejection).
(2) Sins accompanied by the hope of forgiveness (and rejection of one’s repentance).
(3) Constant (and reckless) sinning while hoping for forgiveness. This is a false hope.”
“Ikhlaas in a deed is more difficult than the deed itself.”
If you desire to be ahead of all people, do not accept anything from them, for Allah is for you better than everything.”
Now let us go back to the pre-screen era, before the various electronic devices had fully invaded our lives and visit, one evening, the living room of one of the homes comprising a family similar to the one portrayed above.
The middle aged man is talking about his past life and how Deen came into his life and most of his family members are intently listening to him. He does not miss the opportunity to talk about the greatness of Allah, the Mubarak Seerah of Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam and to add in a few ahadith here and there.
Suddenly his daughter-in-law brings in freshly fried samosas from the kitchen and the family gets busy eating them.
At that moment his son says, "I forgot something in my car.” He goes out and returns after a few moments with a large cake he had bought from a bakery while returning from work.
The moods of the two young boys get elated on seeing the cake. They have just returned from outside after playing some outdoor games with their neighbouring friends.
The teenage girl asks her grandmother, “Today in our Madressah our Ustadha has asked us learn about the Faraidh and the Sunnah of making ghusl, so Grandma, will you please help me?”
Her grandmother hugs and kisses her and says, “Why not, my darling?”
The eight year old boy stands up and says to his mother, “Mom, our teacher has asked to write a composition on the topic: ‘Respecting your parents’, will you please help me, Mom?” The mother says, “Of course I will help you and inshaAllah you will get top marks because you really do respect your parents.”
The entire family is in a very lively mood and their unity is evident in their concern for each other. There is mutuality and intimacy present in there.
In short, one real world exists in that living room at that particular moment.
If you closely analyze both the situations you will come to the conclusion that the ‘seven virtual worlds’ scenario cannot come even close to ‘one real world’ scenario in superiority!
Unfortunately, in majority of our homes, the former one is gradually superseding the later.
During the Khilāfah of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضي الله عنه, Madeenah Munawwarah experienced a severe drought. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضي الله عنه addressed the believers one morning saying that they would receive help by the evening. The very same morning, the people of Madeenah Munawwarah got the news that Hazrat Uthmān had received a thousand camels laden with grain and food.
The merchants went to Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه and informed him that they intended purchasing the grain to assist the people of Madeenah Munawwarah. Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه called the merchants indoors and enquired from them as to what profit margin will they agree to buy; the merchants initially offered 20%, then 40% and eventually were prepared to pay him 50% more than what he had paid. This was their highest offer.
Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه then asked whether any one of them will pay ten Dirhams for every Dirham he had paid? The merchants said that this was impossible. Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه then informed them; "I want all of you to be witness that I am donating all this grain and food to the poor people of Madeenah Munawwarah."
Such was the sheer conviction of the noble son in law of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم in the rewards promised by Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. On numerous occasions, Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم made duaa for Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه saying; "O Allah! I am pleased with Uthmān, You also be pleased with him. O Allah! I am pleased with Uthmān, You also be pleased with him." May Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله grant us the tawfeeq to inculcate the habit of generosity in our lives so that our wealth can be accepted for the upliftment of humanity. And may Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله reward Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه immensely for showing the Ummah how to gain the pleasure of our Rabb.
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24 January 2018
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Abu Dharr Radiallahu Anhu narrated Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam as saying:
In the morning alms are due for every bone in man's body. His salutation to everyone he meets is alms, his enjoining good is alms, his forbidding what is evil is alms, the removal of harmful thing from the way is alms, to have sexual intercourse with one's wife if alms, and two rak'ahs which one prays in the Duha serve instead of that.