Monday, January 30, 2012

Long Letters

There are some people who indulge in writing very long letters. How do they get time to do that? They must be ignoring some duties otherwise how a person busy in his work get free time to write long winding text.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Monday, January 30, 2012)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Different Commands

There are different commands. Commands of Allah(SWT), commands of beloved Prophet(PBUH) and commands of our own Baser Self. Now whose commands must we follow? Obeying the first two is obligatory on us. On the other hand if you follow the commands of the Baser Self then you on the road to destruction.  Today we are trampling over the Doctrine (Shariah) by following commands of our Baser Self. Remember these degrees of the world ultimately become useless - some times eaten by termite.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Saturday, January 21, 2012)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Retired and Useless

You often hear people say that I have retired as if he has become useless. Aren't you getting the pension?

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Organize Your Life

Value your time. Find a guide for yourself. And the guide should be such that he knows the difference between the original and the duplicate.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

True Prophecy

It used to be said that a time will come when father will be scared of his son. Now is that time. We read stories to the same effect everyday in the newspapers.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Necessary Condition for Remembrance of Allah(SWT)

It is one of the conditions of indulging in Remembrance of Allah Almighty that you find a guide for yourself. Suppose some take anti-biotic medicines incessantly then what will happen to him. Or an adult's dose is give to a child? That is why you need a guide.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Physical Safety

Hazrat Fuzail Bin Ayaz (RA) said that keep your tongue in control and you shall get the security of your life.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Modern Habits

It is just not happening today that people call you to good things and forbid the bad things.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Subtle Variations in Victory and Defeat

If there is Reliance on Allah(SWT) and Fear of Allah(SWT) then Allah(SWT) will give complete victory. That is what happened in Badr but there was slight lack of patience in Uhud so it lead to defeat. Similarly there came some vanity because of numbers in case of Hunain and this too lead to a defeat.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Tricky Relaxation

When Allah(SWT) wants He can give relaxation for years but when His grip comes in effect then no one can save the person. Think of Qaddhafi. He ruled for decades but when the end came it came filled with lessons. The country is there, so is the gold but he is gone. Today we ready to give our life for the lands but not for the Truth.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Khalid Bin Walid (RA)

As soon as Hazrat Khalid Bin Walid got the letter that he is no more the Commander-in-Chief he immediately got off the horse and said that yesterday I was a soldier and so am I today. If this kind of order was served today it will lead to a revolt in the Army.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Lower Form of Behaviour

Even educated people behave in bad manner. They abuse others. They try things that are unpleasant to get the worldly things. If I win this election then I'll do this too him and that.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Common and Special

Have a look at the built up of a common man and a special man. Both have the same apparent construction but their realities are different. There are signs of Allah(SWT) in this.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Tricky Glare of This World

There is this story about the tomb of conqueror. It was made of gold and there was a plaque nearby it. It said that this much was my daily income. (This is the end of such a life.) Find some time to ponder as to what our Lord has sent us for.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Prophetic Upbringing

Upbringing of Prophets(AS) was done by Allah(SWT). We have expectations from this world.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Jail is Jail

This world is like a jail for the believers. Even if a person goes to jail even for a moment only then his character is blemished. (Hence this world is not a preferable station.)

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Route to Friendship

The basis of Friendship of Allah is Fear of Allah. Unless you develop Fear of Allah you can not be a Friend of Allah.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

No Fancy Stories

The Verses of the Holy Qur'an are not stories for entertainment. Every line has thousands of admonitions. If you save yourself from sins then lots of knowledge behind them will open up to you.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

A Tyrant and His End

There was an atrocious man. His atrocities reached this level that he got his own brother-in-law embedded alive in a wall. His end too was miserable. He was sitting on the railway station in a wretched state. Some one asked as to what is is he waiting for. He said that that he has no conveyance to take him home.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Superiority of Human Race

There is no measure of this Grace of Lord Most High that the sons of Adam have been made the best of the creatures. (But our behaviour does not reflect that.) Even in big institutions you find that people are creating problems for others. Will you never grow old yourself? People indulge in atrocities out of the energy flowing out of youth and young age.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, January 13, 2012)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Munificence and Affability

Munificence (Sakhawat) and Affability (Murawwat) is the new topic started by Hazrat Shaikh Hakim Muhammed Kalimullah Sahab (DB). As usual the conversation will flow in various directions beginning with these two desirable qualities.

extremely liberal in giving; very generous.
characterized by great generosity: a munificent bequest.
pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman.
showing warmth and friendliness; benign; pleasant: an affable smile.
Unfortunately the latter word does not serve the purpose required by original Urdu word Murawwat but for the time being we shall compromise on it. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Avoid Failure

Supplicate on Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays (especially) by praying to Allah(SWT) not to fail you.

(Tea Time on Thursday, January 4, 2012)

The Real Degree

The real degree is that certificate you shall get to enter Jannah - all other degrees are temporary. (An associate got his degree of doctor of philosophy.)

(Tea Time on Thursday, January 4, 2012)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Talking About Friends of Allah

It was told yesterday that there are many benefits of talking about friends of Allah(SWT). By talking about them one becomes closer to Allah(SWT). Also by talking about the friends of Allah (SWT) sins are left behind.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Tuesday, January 3, 2012)

Thus Spake Shaikh Sa'adi (RA)

Balaghal ‘ula bi kamalihi
Kashafadujja bi jamalihi
Hasanat jami’u hisalihi
Sallu ‘alayhi wa Aalihi

He attained exaltation by his perfection.
He dispelled darkness by his beauty.
Beauteous are all his qualities,
Benediction be on him and on his family.

Sources : SZ, UW, MI

Monday, January 2, 2012

O Rab, O Rab

O Rab Make Us Yours

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Nawab Ishrat Ali Khan Qaisar (RA)

Yesterday Sunni Forum had reported about the passing away of Nawab Ishrat Ali Khan Sahab Qaisar. The funeral prayer was lead by Mufti Rafi Usmani Sahab (DB) and Nawab Sahab (RA) was laid to rest in the Dar-ul-Uloom cemetery in Karachi. Hazrat Shaikh (DB) was remembering him fondly after the Sitting (Majlis) today. One more significant, a reminder of Thanwi (RA) era, has gone by. Verily we are for our Lord and unto him is our return. (See also.)