Wednesday, 22 September 2010
Defenders of Haqq
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 08th April 2010.
No one should reject advice, not even a king. People in authority are often proud; they feel that it is beneath themselves to accept advice from those they view as lower than they are. Such haughty people should take a good look in the mirror. They will see someone respected because they wear expensive clothing. Many such people dress up and strut around, parading their achievements and medals. They enjoy basking in the attention and admiration of their underlings. Is that real honour? Is honour achieved by such shallow things? What happens when a person takes off his clothes and medals, and dons normal clothing - is his honour gone? People of such understanding live in a shallow world; it is a fake world of imitated honour, like plastic fruits - tasteless, hollow and cheap. Many are mesmerised by the glitter of dunya, but these are the very foolish. They have been tricked by Shaythan; they have lost their minds and are being led by the nose by Shaythan into Hell.
But teach (thy Message): for teaching benefits the Believers. (Surah adz-Dzariyat:55)
The learned must advise the rich and powerful not to be blinded by their worldly possessions. Scholars must forbid the rich from building skyscrapers as monuments to their ego and they must remind their followers not to be deluded by their wealth. The Prophet (s.a.w.) had said, “In the end of times, my ummah will race to build tall buildings.” Many such buildings tower over the Grand Mosque in Makkah today. In building skyscrapers, Muslims are following Namrud, the enemy of Allah (s.w.t.).
Tabligh, the act of preaching, is very important in Islam. Guides must know their responsibilities and must not busy themselves with trivial and unimportant matters whilst foregoing their prime duties. It is a pity that most of them are busy looking pious instead of dispensing actual advice.
Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong; they are the ones to attain felicity. (Surah Ali ‘Imran:104)
The learned ones must understand the responsibilities placed on their shoulders. They must advise those who act against shari’ah of Allah (s.w.t.). They must guide their flock to remember the life of the hereafter. It is true that some people get very agitated by the mention of death and do not like to be reminded of it but these reminders must be given even if it faces stiff opposition from Shaythan.
We must spend our time defending the truth, upholding the truth and protecting the truth and Allah (s.w.t.) will Save us in this world and in the hereafter. Each swuhbah must uphold haqq, truth. If we spend our life defending haqq, Divine Forces will Protect us and stand by us. But if we abandon propagating and preaching haqq, Shaythan will draw close to us. He will invite us to join the fellowship of the cursed.
Anyone who strives for haqq, will always be honoured. When such a person dies, angels await him at his grave. They welcome him with respect and honour. As for those who were taken in by Shaythan's whispers, they will be stripped of their grand worldly clothes in death, and at their graves, Shaythan awaits the coming of one from their accursed fellowship. Each person who is destined for hell, will be 'welcomed' by Shaythan as he is laid in his grave - what a terrible companion to have waiting for us in our graves.
We are in the last days. The Book of Dunya is in its very last pages. The Trumpet is about to be blown and soon, we shall all be Gathered to face Judgement. May Allah (s.w.t.) Guide us so that our feet remain on haqq and may we be Raised amongst those who lived in dunya defending haqq. Only those in this group will attain Salvation. The rest will be in chaos and regret. The choice is ours.