InshaAllah I will restart with the translation of the majalis of Hazratwala today with the latest one. Mj18-1 means part 1 of the majlis done on 18-3-2016.
The ongoing topic is -saving oneself from sins, doing lots of zikr and and having the worry and the concern for the Hereafter. Its a collection of 3 things. For the seeker its very important to acquire taqwa. What is taqwa? Save yourself from sins. Today nafs says deen is very hard. Why? You made it hard on yourself. If you say it’s hard, it will be an accusation on the prophets because الدين يسر – deen is easy not hard. So it’s very important for the self correction- inner and outer both. The Shaykhs’ prescription is really important in this regard. That amal which is in accordance with sunnat is acceptable and the one against is not acceptable. Hence its a sin. So both sin and obedience are amals contrary to each other.
How to protect yourself from sins? Think about the bounties of Allah(SWT) on you. One has money and all the means of comfort, but he gets afflicted with disease due to which he cannot eat food that he desires. The nemat (the bounty) is there but one cannot eat it. So, this is the immense grace of Allah (SWT) that he fed me. Hazrat Hakeem Akhtar sahab (Nawarallahu Murqadahu) used to say a very wonderful thing that the dua “الحمد لله الذي أطعمني وسقاني” is a churan (a digestive powder) and it will help in digesting the food. It’s a very nice dua. Eat your food and then read this dua – the food gets digested. If the food is not digested, then one doesn’t feel any appetite and all the time he his bothered by sour burps. The Hakeems , in order to relieve such patients make them to vomit or suggest some other treatments. So, eat the food and read the dua- the food gets digested and in future again when the need arises one eats. Thats why when the dastarkhan (the food mat) is rolled, its dua is that this dastarkhan is being rolled up not forever but temporarily. One thanks Allah(SWT) in the masnoon dua that Allah has relieved him of his hunger but it is not permanently. Rather the words are a supplication of thanks to Allah (SWT) and that this food mat will be again used in future when I need to eat food and oh Allah give me according to my necessity. Allah(SWT) bestows even more with this dua. The Ahlullah use the bounties of Allah(SWT) as a slave not as a rebel.
These people spent their whole night in the remembrance of Allah (SWT). Their internal concern and worry for spending their time in the remembrance of Allah (SWT) doesn’t let them sleep. Today we are content with out degenerated condition because we are using the bounties of Allah(SWT) by being a rebel not a slave. We are eating the best food. What gratitude have you shown to Allah (SWT) for it? In previous times, people used to eat simple daal and bread and used to express their gratitude in abundance to Allah(SWT) for bestowing them with these two simple items. Today we are eating meat, bone meat etc. – good type of food but we are negligent in out obedience to Allah(SWT). Apart from that we are sinning as well.
People go for Hajj for 35-40 days, maximum 3 months. One gets devotion while he busies himself in tawaf, ziyarah of the Kaaba, tilawat of Quran and ibadat in the Haram Masjid. In Madinah, one sits in the Masjid Al-Nabawi and there is no other work there other than durood (salutation to the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم))). People go there (on Hajj for a short time) not for living and then aspiring for a good house or a better place to stay. Today we have good food, nice clothes and good houses to live. All the means for attaining comfort are available. But we lack in fulfilling the rights of ibadat. We are negligent of namaz (salah). That’s why this is a place of test. You have all the means of comfort and yet you are negligent to salah. The creator who created you and gave you all these bounties of comfort yet you are leaving his foremost commandment of salah. Sometimes salah becomes qaza (performed after its time has passed). All this is a sign of lack of love for Allah (SWT). For developing that one must go to the Ahlullah.
(Oh Allah! please help this sinner in the translation process and forgive me for any mistakes. Ameen.)
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The topic in discussion is going on about external and internal noor. And we must keep one thing in mind that we are travelers and travelers of Akhirat. We have to leave this world one day. All of us know it but it’s on our tongues not in our hearts. If this reality sinks in our heart then we will never be contented with the worldly life. Today, we only involve ourselves in the worldly things right from the moment we wake up. We must take out our time and think that if my time is completed and I am exiting this world, I must ask myself if I am exiting in a pure condition or in a filthy condition? All sins are filthy. Try to abstain from them. There are ways to save yourselves from sins. It’s not a difficult task that one should say how can he save himself from sins? The creator has explicitly told about sins and the ways to avoid it. That’s why people used to go to the Ahlullah seeking their company and guidance as to how save oneself from sins. They used to tell easy solutions and the things used to get solved immediately. Amongst them think who used to live in this house. They have gone. And we will also go one day. No one has prevented from looking at worldly things. We must go to our house. But we must look at it with a feeling of regret. Sir Syed (the founder of AMU) made the university but he left the world. Now it has expanded. Similarly, people made big houses and mansions and then left the world. Just like that contemplate that we also have to leave this world. This is the reason that the Holy prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) has mentioned this point with utmost importance and he instilled this point in its completeness about the temporariness of the world in the hearts of the sahabah (رضى الله عنهم أجمهين). Each and every sahabi can be seen having the reality of the temporary status of the worldly life in his heart. That’s why you never see in their lives that they ate delicious food or wore fine clothes or lived in big mansions. They lived in small mud houses. In the old times, in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah they used to give these mud houses on rent to live in. Now, many new constructions are taking place. And this is happening everywhere. That’s why the prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said to live like a traveler and that also a traveler walking on his way. He walks for 5-6 days and then he takes rest under the shade for some time and then resumes his journey. When we are on a journey, we break it in order to give the car a rest and let the driver take a cup of tea. But while doing so, our focus is always on our destination. That’s why the driver takes a short snack, drinks tea and then resumes his journey. He might stay a maximum for an hour. So, the person will develop fikr and concern for Akhirah if he saves himself from sins. Today our body parts are drowned in sins and we are not concerned about it. If we will not be concerned about it then how will we prepare for Akhirah? When we are about to sleep, we must take an account of ourselves – that may be we might die tonight. So, we might or might not wake up. That’s why the dua has been told to us while sleeping – that Oh Allah, if I wake up, I will recite your name and if I die during my sleep, then please forgive me. That’s why these duas are taught. “اللهم باسمك أموت و أحياء” has been taught to us- why? So that we be alert that what life and what death – we must develop the awareness that we are travelers.
Alhamdulillah, sermon VR0002 has been completed. My apologies for the delay due to some circumstances. InshaAllah, we will continue with the translation of the rest of the sermons of Hazratwala (DB). Link to the sermon is:
How will you do Zikr? So, ask it – ask the people of Allah about it and they will prescribe for you the zikr to be done. This is called ba’yat. Among the Mustahabbat (the desirable) are the duas of every occasion. So, learn and memorize them. This is all included in zikrullah. Eating, drinking, sitting etc. all acts according to the sunnah are counted as zikrullah. Today we think of them as trivial. I just met Mufti Abdurrauf sahib of Muradabad who mentioned a very beautiful thing that at the end of namaz (salah) there is this a confession of one’s sins though he hasn’t done any sin in prayer. But if someone says that he doesn’t like this sunnat of the prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) he will become a kafir. He will become a kafir. If anyone denies just one sunnah, he will become a kafir. Likewise if someone confesses that he hasn’t gone for Hajj or doesn’t have a beard, he is confessing his sin. That is entirely different from one word of denial that will bring kufr. That is why it is said that when you pass by gardens, do zikr of Allah so that they will be witness for your zikr in Akhirat. Today we go to the masjids like Shahi Masjid, Jama Masjid etc. to see its architecture, design but when we go we should pray 2 rakahs of tahiyyatul-masjid (2 rakahs for respect to the masjid) as this is the court of the king of the kings. I was with Hazrat Qari sahib (Qari Ameer Hasan sahab) in Badr, there is a place – a well – Bir Aroha, where the prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) hasd camped during the battle of Badr and he had put his saliva in the well. The water is quite deep. There is a motor to draw it up and usually no one goes there. And also its not allowed to go as well. There is a small room close to it. This is the place where 70 prophets have stayed. We spent our time in zikrullah- ishtigfar etc in that room. Then we left. On our 2nd trip we had already prayed in Badr in the masjid and we reached this place before Asr, so we prayed 2 rakahs nafl there, had our lunch and took rest over there. The government wants to improve the place but due to the fear that people might start bidat hasn’t done it. The water of this well is rated the best after Zamzam due to the saliva of the prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم). When we go to such places, we shouldn’t go just to see the walls or just that this is the place where the prophets had stayed. One must do zikr of Allah over there. This masjid will be a witness for you in Akhirat that these people came here and did the zikr of Allah (SWT). So, wherever you go do zikr of Allah. If you do ishtigfar (seeking forgiveness from Allah) excessively, it brings the immediate help of Allah (SWT) quite soon- because (Allah(SWT) says) that the person has repented over his sins and turned his direction towards me, so remove his problems. The angels come down to help. But, don’t waste your time, protect your organs from sins. If you save yourself from the sins of eyes, tongue and ears, then noor will spring in the heart, the king of the whole body. So, safeguard your time, fear Allah (SWT) and do zikr of Allah excessively.