LANTERNS OF GUIDANCE (59)

A SERIOUS ILLNESS

Shafeequl Ummah Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Farooq Sahib رحمه الله has said that there is one illness which remains all the time; a person feels that his actions are sufficient and his efforts plentiful. Consequently, he is always waiting to see the results and fruits of his efforts. He feels that his pan of good deeds is full with the bestowals of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله. Hazrat رحمه الله poses a question; how can our deeds ever encompass the bestowals of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله? Once you realise this, you will never consider yourself to be successful, you will always remain ungrateful and remain deprived. Even if you are successful (according to your perspective), and the success is then removed, you will experience the same constriction and experiencing worries never come to an end. Ups and downs continue throughout one’s life.

In short, you must always seek the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله and flee from His wrath. Also abstain from actions in which there is a danger of earning the displeasure of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله. Furthermore, do not consider yourself to be among the special and close servants of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله. If you think you are from them (the accepted servants), you will feel uncomfortable among the masses. You must melt and humble yourself because you will have to bear unpleasant situations.

If an accomplished Qari is asked to teach the basic elementary kitaabs for the small children in the Madrassa, he will not teach it. And if he is an expert in the field, he will never refuse to teach it. Humility means to lower oneself from an elevated position for the sake of benefitting people. You should neither seek immediate nor deferred benefits and fruits. Do not desire quick results for your good deed.

Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has said; “You must constantly pray to Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله to give you the inspiration to do good deeds in this world, bless you with Jannah in the Aakhirah, and save you from the fire of Jahannum. This is the prescribed way of the path, and this is the way of the Sunnah.

SOURCE: DISCOURSES ON ALLAH CONSCIOUSNESS
(THE WAY TO ACTION)
(Shafeequl Ummah Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Farooq Sahib رحمه الله)

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