Rasulullah () said that the one who has an atom’s weight of pride in his heart will not enter jannah. He will not even get the scent of Jannah. This is the material of the atom bomb of pride that it deprives one of the scent of heaven. Therefore, one should have concern about it. We should not have this atom bomb within ourselves without knowing about it. Consult the bomb disposal squad, namely the Ahlullah to rid oneself of this bomb.
Two Ingredients Of Pride
What is Pride? Rasulullah () has apprised us of its ingredients namely,
- Non-acceptance of the truth.
- Regarding people as inferior.
Some people don’t accept the truth even though they know it is the truth. They say, “We do not accept what the Molvis have to say.” This is pride. The second sign of pride is that one regards others as inferior. Rasulullah () did not use the word ‘believer’ in the hadith but he said, ‘an-nas’, that is all the people. Thus, even if you regard a kafir as inferior, you have pride.
Now you may ask how can we not regard a kafir as inferior. Well remember that it is obligatory to dislike kufr [disbelief] but it is haram to regard a kafir as debased. It is possible that he may recite the kalimah and die with faith.
Source: A Life of Piety By Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (db)
Urdu Version: Hayat-e-Taqwa
Whomsoever has obeyed Rasulullah () has (in reality) obeyed Allah Ta’ala. ( Para-5, Ruku.8 )
1. Rasulullah () is reported to have said:
“The one who does not show mercy to our young and does not respect our old, nor does he advise people to do good and prevent them from doing evil is not from amongst us.” (Tirmidhi)
2. “Anyone who causes harm to wealth or body or any Muslim brother or decieves him is accursed.” (Tirmidhi)
3. “Live in the world like a traveler.” (Bukhari Sharief)
4. “A true Muslim is one whom other Muslims are safe from the harm of his tongue and hand.” (Bukhari)
5. “The punishment for the disobedience towards parents afflicts one in this world as well.”(Mishkaat Sharief)
6. “Appreciate five things before five.” (Tirmidhi)
a. Youth before old age.
b. Good health before sickness.
c. Prosperity before poverty.
d. Free time before becoming pre-occupied.
e. Life before death.
Source: Beautiful Sunnah of Beloved Nabi (saw) By Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahab (db)
Love of Prophet (saw) March 21st, 2008
Hazrat Hakeem ul Ummah Mujaddid ul Millah, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi Saheb (Rahmatullah alaihi) has said, “The only reliable and accepted path for attaining the love of Allah Ta’ala and the love of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam) is the path of Sunnat. If, for example, this love is acquired through a way that opposes the Sunnah of the Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wasallam) such as expressing one’s love through drums, guitar, Qawale, music, etc., then this expression of love is unacceptable. (Because it is not in accordance to the Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihe wasallam). Allah Ta’ala has commanded His Messenger to announce:
قل ان كنتم تحبون الله فاتبعوني
“If you love Allah, then follow (obey) me.. then Allah will love you”
“Then Allah will love you.”
Hazrat Maulana Fadhle Rahman Ganj Muradabadi (rahmatullah alaihe) would translate it in the following manner, “Allah has announced through His Beloved Messenger that if you want to become the beloved of Allah, then walk my walk. My Messenger is so beloved and dear to Me, that whoever even walks his walk will also become beloved and dear to Me.” Understand this through a worldly love. A person only has one son. If he sees anyone resemble his son or even walk like his son, then his father will also have love for that person. Therefore, Rasulullah (salallahu alaihe wasallam) is so beloved in the sight of Allah Ta’ala that anyone who adopts his lifestyle will also become the beloved of Allah Ta’ala.
Unfortunately, what is our condition today? We have forsaken the Sunnah and yet claim to have love for the Messenger!
The companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihe wasallam) lead their entire life in following the footsteps of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihe wasallam). How reliable was their path that they were bestowed with the crown of
“Allah Ta’ala is pleased with them and they are pleased with Allah Ta’ala”
From this we can understand that the claim of love contrary to the method of the Sahabah is unreliable and unauthentic. A poet says so beautifully,
مستند رستے وہی مانے گئے
جن سے ہو کر تیرے دیوانے گئے
Only those paths have been accepted as authentic
Upon which Your extreme lovers have gone
All have returned who were those possessed by intellect
Only extreme lovers have reached their destination
Source: Urdu book Ishq-e-risalat-ka-sahi-mafhum (by hazrat wala)