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Gems of Wisdom by Qutb-e-Madinah Shaykh Ziauddin Madani (Alayhir Rahmah)

Gems of Wisdom by Qutb-e-Madinah Shaykh Ziauddin Madani (Alayhir Rahmah)

.:: Golden Words of Wisdom ::..
by Qutb-e-Madinah Shaykh Diya al-Deen Ahmad
Siddiqui al-Qadiri Ridawi al-Madani (Alayhir Rahmah)

 

  • Always be steadfast on the sacred Shari’ah. The greater one is obedient to the Shari’ah the higher one attains status in Tariqah.
  • Do work for the Religion for the sake of the Religion and do not do it for name and fame.
  • Engage in feeding food even though it is basic Dhaal and rice. There is great virtues and Barakaat in feeding.
  • Become a Veiler [Sat’taar – one who hides the faults of others]. Hide the faults of the Muslim, may they be religious or worldly.
  • Duniya is an evil thing. He who is tangled with it keeps on sinking into it. He who runs away from it , it remains at ones feet.
  • Salah and Fasts are from the essentials, but real religion is rectifying ones transactions.
  • Here [in Madina al-Munawwarah] the wise and elders say; ‘Constant performance of Salaah becomes a habit, by keeping Fasts, the cost of one meal is saved and religion is the name of rectification of dealings.
  • First Salaam , second feed food and third talk. When someone visits you, first greet him then feed him and lastly ask him the reason of his visit.
  • The Murshid who is dependent on the Murid, in my view, is not a Murshid.
  • To become a Murshid is very difficult and to be a son of a Murshid is very simple. Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala save us from becoming Sahibzadahs.
  • In obedience there is virtue and in innovation [Bid’ah] there is destruction. Be a follower and you will attain salvation.
  • In secrecy is salvation and fame breeds discord.
  • Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala has given the cursed devil great powers. It is only Allah’s (SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala) Mercy that can protect one from the evil of the devil.
  • The Spiritual Silsilah is only one that is the Qadiriyyah. The rest are its tributaries.
  • There is no harm in eating the bread of a miser. But one must abstain from eating anything from a Man’nan . May Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala protect us from the favours of a Man’nan.
  • There is no goodness in the sand of Najd, it has nothing but pure evil.
  • Do not give anyone a loan more than your financial capacity and don’t reveal the loan to anyone nor demand its repayment. If the creditor returns the loan regard it as a fresh sustenance from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala.
  • Doing good deeds is a Toufeeq from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala and a sign of acceptance. Guidance is certainly from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala but a servant has to make efforts in doing good deeds.
  • A fortunate person is he whose letter is read in the sacred city of Madina al-Munawwarah or he is discussed with goodness there or his name is mentioned there.
  • Continue extolling the sacred name of ‘Ya Ghawth Ya Ghawth’. There are blessings of this sacred name in both the worlds.
  • Never recite the Darud Sharif with the intention of Ziyaarah. The beloved Habib SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam is not restricted to any human. If He (SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam) blesses anyone then it is His favour.
  • No greed, no rejection and no hoarding are virtue.
  • Wafa is either you bury your companion or he buries you in the ground.
  • Safeguard yourself from severe cold as it takes its grudge in old age.
  • Wealth is madness and seek Allah’s (SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala) protection from it as it take a long time to regain consciousness from it.
  • Fulfilling lust is a deadly companion and an evil habit. It is a lethal enemy.
  • Pride and boastfulness destroys the intellect.
  • Avoid relationship with your opposite specie.
  • Don’t ask Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala for abundance, If you have reliance then there is great abundance of Barkat in little sustenance.
  • Knowledge is achieved by seeking it; sitting in the company of the knowledgeable and also by Divine Inspiration.
  • Your Murshid is he on whose hands you have initially taken Bay’ah. Regarding Faydh , take it wherever you find it.
  • Always keep far from dissention and disunity.
  • Goodness is in being kind to the creation of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala.
  • One must give charity according to the ones means and ability.
  • Never behave with severity and harshness as there is no goodness in it.
  • If anyone sits in Madina al-Munawwarah with justice and patience, then sustenance comes to him from all directions.
  • If anyone is caught in the net of a Najdi , he sinks to the depths of the ocean . If he is saved from this then regard it as a gift of a new life.
  • A poor man is a blessing and not a burden.
  • To educate an evil and incompetent person is to put the Ummah in discord.
  • Exercising patience in hardship and misfortune is the key to success.
  • Accept the excuse or apology of your enemy.
  • Do not regard your enemy weak and sickness as insignificant.
  • Spiritual culture is not to hurt the feelings of anyone.
  • Four things are disastrous to a human;
    1) To eat food when not hungry.
    2) To habitually take medication
    3) To have excessive sex
    4) To dig for the faults of others.
  • Write letters as paper horses are good.
  • He who is kind to creation is in reality engaged in the Love of the Creator (SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala).
  • People have attained everlasting wealth in Adab and enthusiasm.
  • Do not behave like a mad man in search of sustenance because whatever is destined for you, you will certainly receive.
  • Secret charity stops the wrath of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala.
  • He who desires the goodwill of creation with good conduct has brightened his face.
  • He who has good supposition lives a peaceful life.
  • An intelligent person never leaves four things; patience, thankfulness, peace and solitude.
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Translated by an insignificant mendicant of the illustrious Qutb
Khadim al-Ilm al-Sharif Faqeer Abdul Hadi al-Qadiri Ridawi
Imam Ahmad Raza Academy, Durban – South Africa
Youm al-‘Arafa 9th Dhu al-Hijjat al-Haram 1432H

Unique Merits Of The Masjid Of Allah’s Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)

Unique Merits Of The Masjid Of Allah’s Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)

The unique merit of the Masjid of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) lies in the fact that he rendered personal help in its construction, led prayers in it for years and called it his own Masjid. He has said, “A prayer offered in ‘my Masjid’ carries a thousand fold greater rewards than a prayer offered elsewhere, except in Masjid-e-Haram (the Masjid around the Ka’aba).

masjid

According to Hazrat Anas (Radiyaliahu Anhu), Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “The person who offers 40 prayers consecutively in my Masjid without missing a prayer in between, will secure immunity from the Fire of Hell and other torments and also from hypocrisy.” (Musnad-e-Ahmed)

Again he has said, “The space between my living quarters and my pulpit consists of a garden from the Gardens of Parasdise, and my pulpit is situated at the fountain of Al-Kausar (in Paradise).” (Muslim Sharif, Bukhari Sharif)

While entering Masjid-e-Nabvi, think of the great opportunity, repent for the sins and decide to lead life on the foot steps of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Walk slowly and humbly. Enter the Haram Sharif from Babe-Jibreel Bab-as-Salaam. Step right foot in first and recite:

BIS-MIL-LAA-HI WAS-SA-LAA-TU WAS-SA-LAA-MU A-LAA RA-SOO-LIL-LAA-HI AL-LAA-HUM-MAG-FIR-LEE ZU-NOO-BEE WAF-TAH-LEE AB-WAA-BA RAH-MA-TI-KA WAD-KHIL-NEE FEE-HAA YAA AR-HA-MAR-RAA-HI-MEEN

In the name of Allah Peace and Blessing upon Messenger of Allah O my Lord Allah forgive my sins and open for me the doors of Thy Mercy and get me entered there in, O the Most Merciful of the Merciful.

Offer two raka’at of Tahayyatul Masjid in Riyazul-Jannah [Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) has called this place a piece of Paradise], the place between the niche and the house of Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Now come the Mawajeh Sharif, a placewhere you stand face to face with Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alahi Wasallam). Think of your sinful life and Allah’s favour to you to call you to Madina Munawwara fo which millions of people desire, and say:

O our beloved guide, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon you, we have committedsins. We have turned towards you. Pray to Allah in our favour for our betterment in this world and Hereafter. May Allah grant us your intercession on the Day of Resurrection, Aameen.

Stand humbly in front of Mawajeh Sharif neither too close nor too far. Cast your eyes down and recite Darood Sharif and Salaam seventy times in a slow, respectful, soft voice.

After offering Salaam to Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam), move a meter to the right and offer Salaam on Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi Allahu Anhu), the first Caliph, who lies asleep next to Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Then move a meter more to the right and offer Salaam on Hazrat Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu), the second Caliph.

circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the third circumambulation

Hajj – Dua of the third circumambulation

Third Circumambulation: AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE A-OO-ZU-BI-KA MI-NASH-SHAK-KI WASH SHIR-KI WASH-SHI-QAA-QI WAN-NI-FAA-QI WA SOO-IL-AKH-LAA-QI WA SOO-IL-MAN-ZA-RI WAL-MUN-QA-LA-BI FIL-MAA-LI WAL AH-LI WAL-WA-LAD. AL-LAA-HUM-MA IN-NEE AS-A-LU-KA RI-DAA-KA WAL-JAN-NA-TA WA A-OOZU-BI-KA MIN FIT-NA-TIL QAB-RI WA A-OO-ZU-BI-KA MIN FIT-NA-TIL-MAH-YAA WAL MA-MAAT

O my Lord Allah I seek Thy refuge from doubt and ascribing partners to Thee and schism, hypocrisy and immorality, and distort and perversion of property, family and offspring. O Allah I beseech Thee to grant me Thy Pleasure and Paradise. O Allah I seek Thy refuge from Thy wrath and fire. O Allah I seek Thy refuge from the torment of grave and trial of life and death.

Pilgrimage

Conditions of The blessed Pilgrimage – Hajj

Conditions of The blessed Pilgrimage –  Hajj

Pilgrimage – Hajj

  1. One must be a Muslim.
  2. One must be an adult.
  3. One must be sane.
  4. A woman must travel with her husband or a Mahram (a man she cannot marry at all).
  5. The pilgrim should have sufficient money for his journey as well as for his dependants whom he leaves at home.Hajj is only for Allah Ta’alaVerser: “And for the sake of Allah, the people are to perform pilgrimage to this house, who could find a way there.” (Surah Aal E Imran, Verse 97)

Hajj is obligatory upon those who can “make their way” to Makkah. That is to say that the requirement is not absolute, but incumbent upon those whose health and means permit it, and who in doing so, do not compromise their responsibilities towards their families. Hajj relates to the life of tests and trials lived by Prophet Hazrat Ibrahim (Alahissalam) and his son Prophet Hazrat Ismail (Alaihissalam) in the vicinity of Makkah.

 

Hajj – Intention of the Pilgrimage

Hajj – Intention of the Pilgrimage

The ibaadah of Hajj has the exclusive status of being obligatory only once a life time, for those who can afford it. It is therefore important that the sincerity of intention must be given due regard. In other ibaadaat and devotions it is possible to gradually develop devotion, whereas the time available for Hajj is usually limited. The need for devotion is vital because a Fardh Hajj can never be repeated. During your journey to Hajj a concerted effort towards developing this all-important sincerity must be made.

The person who intends to perform hajj must do so with the express intention of attaining Allah’s pleasure, and to fulfill one’s fardh, and also to diligently carry out the commands of Allah and His Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The rewards for deeds depend greatly on the intention that is formed. Sincerity is extremely important.

It is important that Hajj should be kept free of ulterior and worldly motives. There are three types of adulterations, which are possible in the performance of Hajj:

To ruin the Hajj even before departing from home by having a desire to be called a Haajee, and using haraam or doubtful earnings for this ibaadah.

To engage in improper acts while performing Hajj, such as committing sins during the time that one is engaged in the performance of Hajj, to have arguments, not to make Taubah (repentance).

To complete the Hajj and then to indulge in such deeds that defile the Hajj, e.g. to neglect the obligatory salaat, to indulge in sin etc.

Perform the Hajj with all its requisites, for anything done in keeping with this is well accomplished. While in Hajj do not do things to display to others.

On returning from Hajj do not emphasize the difficulties which may have been endured, instead turn your attention towards the eternal benefits and rewards you will receive. One must understand that the difficulties endured during this sacred journey are insignificant compared to the high position one will receive in Paradise.

When departing from home, the only intention in the heart should be the search for Allah’s Pleasure. All other evil intentions, as for example to show people or to wish to be called a Haji or the intention of having an enjoyable tour, should be completely removed from the mind.

Hadith: Son of Adam

Hadith: Son of Adam

A son of Adam becomes old but two things in him become young: greed for wealth and greed for more life. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Hadith: Five Things Before Five

Hadith: Five Things Before Five
The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Said
Take advantage of five matters before five others matters:
Your Youth Before You Become Old;
Your Health Before You Fall Sick;
Your Wealth, Before You Become Poor;
Your Free Time Before You Become Pre-occupied;
And Your Life, Before Your Death.
[Musnad Imam Ahmad]

Five things Before Five

Five things Before Five

Islamic Guide To The Upbringing Of Children

Islamic Guide To The Upbringing Of Children
By Shyakh al-Islam As-Shah Imam Ahmed Rida Khan

ISLAM AND THE UPBRINGING OF CHILDREN

In order to establish and maintain the transformation brought about by Islam in our present day society, the very first step we have to take is to examine whether as Muslims to what extent our own lives are based on the Straight Path as defined in the Holy Quran or how far are we from these noble teachings. It is true that half off a person is overcome when the doctor makes a correct diagnosis. However, diagnosis alone is no cure for the problem. It is the incumbent duty of the Muslim to light lamps of guidance to obliterate the darkness of ignorance in order to salvage humanity from its blind imitation of sensual material world. Before this can be achieved it is important that one should design one’s own life and those of one’s family members on the beautiful teachings of Islam. In this regard the most important concern should be the upbringing of our children on sound Islamic principles. Once our foundation is strong and unshakable a ray of hope can be expected for a better future. If our children can be brought up in the atmosphere of Allah-consciousness then only can we hope to produce the Khalid bin Walid and Tariq bin Ziyad of their time. On the contrary if these young unspoilt children are left to roam freely in the evil atmosphere of the present day social ills then these very children are going to become the cause of our future doom.

THREE PHASES OF HUMAN EXISTENCE

A life of any human is divided into three distinct phases: childhood, adolescence and old age. Of these childhood plays the most important role in designing and shaping the character. Generally this is the period when the children can easily be swallowed by the outer glitter of this world and they are unable to distinguish between good and evil, between right and wrong and between religious and irreligious deeds. As soon as he steps into adolescence he is now focused on the pursuit of comfort and vain-glory, while old age brings about recollection and realisation of the past. Those whose lives are empty of Islam and faith, those who believe the material achievements is everything in life, are destroying their lives and are foolishly roaming in this make belief world of theirs. All that glitters is not gold, is a well known saying that is there to remind us of this fantasy. Hazrat Zun-Nun Misri (May Allah be pleased with him) says: Oh people! Acquire the gifts of this world but do not hanker after its glitter in a frenzy. Gather from it the provisions of the Hereafter, for your actual abode is elsewhere. The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said: This world is a tillage land for the Hereafter. He who sows good here shall reap good in the Hereafter; he who sows evil here will reap evil in the Hereafter.’ If all parents make every effort to mould their children’s childhood in the light of Islamic teachings, then only will their adolescence and old age be secured, Otherwise a bleak future would be staring at us. Remember, the life which commences with the name of Allah, will if Allah wills, end in faith and success.

SADQA – E – JARIYAH:

Every soul has to depart from this world, on departure if he has left behind good deeds which will be beneficial to mankind and a means of guidance to it, then even after death this soul will continue to receive rewards. These deeds include providing drinking water, good roads, erecting Mosques, erecting guesthouses and inns for travellers, erecting schools, madersas and religious buildings, writing good books or purchasing these and leaving these in trust for the benefit of others, etc. One of the charities in this group is leaving behind pious children, whose prayers continue to provide rewards and salvation for them after their death. The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) said:

When a person leaves this world his deeds come to an end. but there are three types of deeds which continue to be rewarded even after death, these are:

  1. Sadqa – a- Jariyah;
  2. Or leaving behind education from which mankind would be benefitting;
  3. or pious children, who would continue to pray for their salvation.

Pious and well brought up children would be a source of joy for them in this world by rendering obedient service to them, while after their death they would be providing them treasured prayers for their salvation. It is for this reason every effort should be made to bring them up on the principles of piety and good mannerliness.

GOOD TREATMENT OF GIRLS:

All children, whether boys or girls, deserve the best treatment, love and kindness of their parents. In some homes equal love is not shown for girls and boys. During the days of Ignorance – (JAHILIYAH) parents had shown biasness towards girls and preference for boys because they had not yet received the enlightened teachings of Islam.

Fathers considered the birth of a daughter as a sign of shame and disgrace therefore females were buried at birth. In the Holy Quran Allah Almighty has condemned this barbaric and heartless practice of theirs in the following verse of Surah NAML (THE BEE)

And when the good tidings of the birth of a daughter is conveyed to any of them, then his face remains black all along the day, he suppresses his anger. He hides himself from the people because of the evil of this good tiding. Shall he keep it with disgrace or bury it in the dust? Lo, very bad they judge. (S16: VS 58-59)

In our present times too, births of daughters is viewed with a great deal of scorn and disgust because no real material benefits seemed to be obtained or achieved through them. However Islam has made it very clear to the believers that the birth of a daughter and her proper upbringing is not only a challenge to the parents but a glad tiding of obtaining tremendous divine rewards.

Hazrat Abu Dawood Ibn Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him) report the following instruction of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him):

“In whichever home a daughter is born who is not buried alive like the days of ignorance and is not looked upon as inferior, and a son is not given preference over her, Allah Almighty will grant such people Paradise.

Bukhari and Muslim report the tradition from Hazrat Ayisha : (May Allah be pleased with her)

Once a lady came to me accompanied by two daughters seeking assistance. At that point in time I had nothing to give besides a piece of date. On receiving the piece of date she divided it between her two daughters without eating any of it and left. When the Messenger of Allah came home I related the incident to him. On hearing it the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him.) said: Those who have been placed under trying circumstances, through these daughters, and treat them with love and kindness Allah Almighty will make a cover for them from the fire of Hell.

In Sunan Abu Dawood and Tirmizi Shareef, Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri reports the following traditions of the Holy prophet: (Peace be upon Him)

‘HE who bears the burden of taking care of three daughters, or three sisters or two daughters and sisters and bring up with love, care and kindness. Then gets them married when they reach marriageable age, Allah Almighty will reward him with Paradise.’

ISLAMIC GUIDE TO THE UPBRINGING OF CHILDREN

In his book: ‘Mish-alah-al-Irshaad ila Huquq-al awlad’ Imam Ahmad Raza (May Allah be pleased with him) writes regarding the education and training of children

  1. Even prior to the arrival of offspring it is their right that one does not marry among irreligious and dishonorable people, because morality or immorality is handed down through socialization.
  2. Recite Bismillah before intimacy so that Shaitaan does not partner the off spring.
  3. During intimacy abstain from looking at the wife’s private parts, otherwise there is a fear that the child may become blind.
  4. Immediately after the birth of a child recite Athaan in his right ear and the Iqamah in his left ear.
  5. Sweeten his mouth with honey, so that the sweet taste may sweeten his character.
  6. On the seventh day or when possible perform the child’s aqiquah.
  7. Shave the child’s hair from his head.
  8. Weigh the child’s hair and give to charity it’s weight in silver.
  9. Rub saffron on the child’s head.
  10. Name the child Islamically i.e. Abdullah, AbdulRahman, Ahmed, Hamid, Hassan, Mohiuddeen, Moinudeen etc.
  11. . The mother herself should, otherwise a pious lady may suckle the infant for two years. Milk also affects aspects of the infants personality
  12. Feed offspring with Halal foods from clean earnings as unclean foods and earnings breed unclean habits.
  13. Deal with Allah’s gifts (children) with tenderness and mercy love them, be compassionate with them.
  14. Make their hearts happy within the limits of Allah’s law.
  15. Never make false promises to them.
  16. Display equity, and justice among them
  17. The first sounds the infant is to be taught are the words Allah’, then La ila ha Illallah’, then the full Kalema.
  18. When the child reaches the age of intelligibility, then teach him the correct etiquettes of eating, drinking, laughing, talking, sitting, walking and teach him modesty, respect for elders, reverance for parents, obedience to teachers and husbands.
  19. Teach him the Quran.
  20. Place him in the educational care of a good pious, Allah-fearing, wise and experienced teacher.
  21. For the girls arrange pious women teachers.
  22. Quranic recitation must remain constant.
  23. Teach them the true principles and beliefs of Islam and the Sunnah, as a clean slate will be a natural and willing recipient of the Islamic nature and the truth.
  24. Place the love and respect of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho- Alaihi Wasallam) firmly in the heart of the child as this is the foundation of lman and Islam.
  25. When he reaches seven years of age, encourage him to perform salaah. Explain to him the knowledge of the Islamic way of life like wudu, ghusl, salaah, and the merits of perseverance, contentment, sincerity, humility, truthfulness, trustworthiness, justice, modesty and the preservation of thought and speech.
  26. Point out to your offspring the badness and negativity of greed, avarice, excessive love of status and worldliness, pride, arrogance, lies, abusive language, backbiting, jealousy and hatred.
  27. Employ friendliness and softness when teaching and educating them.
  28. Never allow bad companionship for your children.
  29. Shield them from words, looks and an environment that conditions towards badness because a tender stalk is easy to bend towards any direction.
  30. When the child reaches ten years of age then employ a hiding if the child is not willing to perform salaah.
  31. At this age the child should have his own separate bed.
  32. When they attain maturity have them marry.
  33. If by ordering them, they disobey, then use softness and tact as a means of mutual consultation
  34. Do not disinherit your offspring.
  35. Teach male children reading, writing, and guardianship.
  36. Teach them Surah Al Ma’idah.
  37. Announce their circumcision.

FEW RIGHTS OF GIRLS ONLY 

  1. Do not show displeasure at the birth of a female child, in fact, rejoice at the gift of Allah
  2. Teach them to sew and cook.
  3. Teach them Surah Al-Noor.
  4. Display more affection to your girl children as they are softer hearted than the boy
  5. When giving children anything, make no difference between boys and girls distribute equally.
  6. When giving anything, first give to the girl children and then the boys.
  7. At the age of nine years, keep especial custody over the girls.
  8. Make their beds separate.
  9. Do not allow them to gatherings that have song and dance.
  10. Absolutely no permission should be granted for interacting with strangers.
  11. The home is their abode.
  12. Do not allow them on the balconies.
  13. Within the home let them adorn themselves with clothes and jewelry so that proposals of marriage may be made with enthusiasm.
  14. When their match is found do not delay with the marriage.
  15. Never marry them to an irreligious person, nor to a sinner, as this is a right in favor of offspring established from authentic traditions of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him).

In the light of the above points of guidance InshaAllah the child will become a true, Islamic personality. These are values and principles, however the parent or guardian should also constantly pray to Allah so that the activation of behavior can be realized.

In fact Allah has praised those who make dua for their partners and offspring:

And there are those who say, Our Lord grant us partners and offspring who are a source of coolness to the eyes (Surah Al Furqan verse 74)

At another Quranic verse the believer makes this dua: and correct for me my offspring, verily I turn to Thee and repent and verily I am a Muslim (Surah Al-Ahqaf V.15)

 

#Infographics: The Life and History of As-shah Imam Ahmed Rida Khan

Infographics: The Life and history of As-shah Imam Ahmed Rida KhanInfographics: Imam Ahmed Raza Khan

O Muslims! It should be known that human life is of two types.

O Muslims! It should be known that human life is of two types.

Firstly, the worldly life which will last for a limited period and then it will perish. The duration of life, which Allah (Azw’wajjal) our Creator has bestowed upon every individual cannot be increased nor decreased and there is no power in the world that can change this. Secondly, the other life is the everlasting life of the Hereafter which will never perish unlike the uneternal worldly life. The eternal and everlasting life is dependent upon the worldly life; as the way a person spends his worldly life will influence the eternal life. Thus, it is necessary upon every intelligent person that he puts his utmost effort in order to make this temporary life successful. In every second of his life, he should be concerned about ways of perfecting this life so that he gains an ideal life in the Hereafter.

But How can a person Make his worldly life successful?

The answer is that there is only one method by which one can make his worldly life successful and other methods are only to devastate this life. The only method is that he should keep his relations with the Creator and the creation like the way the Beloved Prophet kept his and try to make all the teachings given by the Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) his main aim in life.

In other words, he should follow in the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) until he becomes an ideal reflection of him. His day to day life should be spent the way the Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) spent his days and night, up to the to the extent that he should follow the Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) in every aspect of his life may it be worship, obeying customs and traditions, conversing and travelling, sitting and standing, meeting the old, young and his beloveds, eating, drinking and dressing, cleanliness of the body, when awake or asleep. In other words, in all the actions, manners and customs a person should follow the Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) footsteps till he leaves this temporary world to the eternal world; the Hereafter.

One can observe that in this world, all different nations uphold strongly to their tradition and customs. Up to the extent we see that in order to pass on their customs and traditions, not only have they made financial sacrifices, but have also sacrificed their lives.

However, it is a great shame that the so-called Muslims are renouncing the Islamic customs and traditions and not only this, they have began to adopt the lives, the customs and the traditions of those who have enmity for Islam. This can be observed by the way they talk, walk, eat, drink, and by their behavior and manners. They have become so engrossed in mimicking the life styles of enemies that they have also made their children and women follow that un-Islamic way of life.

They think they are the true lovers of Allah and the Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) and in actions, they are with the enemies of Allah and His Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam), can we ever class this as true love?!

Our respected brothers and sisters of Islam! Listen, and listen attentively! The King of Madina, the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallal Laahu Alaihi Wasallam) had spent his days and nights in such a way that he never forgot remembering Allah. It is this style of life, which will enable us to be successful in the Hereafter.