Monday, September 10, 2012

Purity of Intent and Wasteful Marriages

(In wasteful marriages father and  son will shift the blame to the other one). This is not a matter between father and son - it is a matter of truth and falsehood. (Some of the guests attend these marriages in spite of the fact that it is not permissible to participate in objectionable (Munkar) activities. If this is pointed out to them then they react in the following manner). Sir if we do not attend these marriages then what will people say? It is clear that purity of intent (Ikhlas) has gone out. (They are attending the marriage to please people and not Allah (SWT).) To travel for long distances for just a one feast is also not permissible. Whatever expenditures will be incurred on that - how will that be accounted for (on the Day of Judgement)? Even Maulana Rabey Nadwi Sahab (DB) have agreed with these points. It pleases the heart a lot when someone concurs with you. Any one attending a marriage party with out purity of intent enters like a thief and leaves like a bandit.

(Sitting (Majlis) on Friday, May11, 2012)