Friday, December 10, 2010

Half a Century

It is nice to reach milestones. Or let us be more precise. Milestones are worthy of congratulations but not worthy of indulgence. Oops! Our Elders say that when we see pleasing things on our way, in our journey then these are good things but we should not get involved in them. For example when you are traveling and on the when you see a nice series of waterfalls then it is a good and pleasant thing but it is not advisable to forget the journey and turn to these scenes completely. The beautiful scenes that occur in the course of a spiritual traveler are the states of ecstasy and extremely pleasant and enjoyable dreams. These might distract a traveler from his path and hence our elders protect us from turning a good thing into a bad one and have advised us to continue our journey.

Coming back to the title of the post. Today official number of countries visiting Thus Spake Hazrat Shaikh, according to ClustrMaps,  has reached fifty. We have definite indications that this number is larger but it should not matter. Allah Most High in His Pleasure decided that His word be heard, or read, in more than fifty of His countries with our meager efforts. And All Thanks are due to Him only for that. Once again welcome you all but remember that you, we, still have the responsibility to take His word to eighty percent of the world population to which we have not taken it yet. If that sounds difficult then relax-it is not, forget not that one of the repeated sayings of Hazrat Muhi-us-Sunnah (RA) is that our responsibility is only to communicate (clearly and in no uncertain terms) and not to get it accepted for the guidance is from Lord Most High only.

And so is the ability/capability/capacity (taufiq) to communicate. May Allah Most High in His Mercy give us this opportunity. Amen