teka-teki Imam Al-Ghazali

Posted in kalam hikmah on January 2, 2008 by pemudainsaf

Suatu hari, Imam Al-Ghazali berkumpul dengan murid-muridnya lalu beliau bertanya (Teka Teki ) :

Imam Ghazali = ” Apakah yang paling dekat dengan diri kita di dunia ini ?
Murid 1 = ” Orang tua ”
Murid 2 = ” Guru ”
Murid 3 = ” Teman ”
Murid 4 = ” Kaum kerabat ”
Imam Ghazali = ” Semua jawapan itu benar. Tetapi yang paling dekat dengan kita ialah MATI. Sebab itu janji Allah bahawa setiap yang bernyawa pasti akan mati ( Surah Ali-Imran :185).

Imam Ghazali = ” Apa yang paling jauh dari kita di dunia ini ?”
Murid 1 = ” Negeri Cina ”
Murid 2 = ” Bulan ”
Murid 3 = ” Matahari ”
Murid 4 = ” Bintang-bintang ”
Iman Ghazali = ” Semua jawaban itu benar. Tetapi yang paling benar adalah MASA LALU. Bagaimanapun kita, apapun kenderaan kita, tetap kita tidak akan dapat kembali ke masa yang lalu. Oleh sebab itu kita harus menjaga hari ini, hari esok dan hari-hari yang akan datang dengan perbuatan yang sesuai dengan ajaran Agama”.

Iman Ghazali = ” Apa yang paling besar didunia ini ?”
Murid 1 = ” Gunung ”
Murid 2 = ” Matahari ”
Murid 3 = ” Bumi ”
Imam Ghazali = ” Semua jawaban itu benar, tapi yang besar sekali adalah HAWA NAFSU (Surah Al A’raf: 179). Maka kita harus hati-hati dengan nafsu kita, jangan sampai nafsu kita membawa ke neraka.”

IMAM GHAZALI” Apa yang paling berat didunia?
Murid 1 = ” Baja ”
Murid 2 = ” Besi ”
Murid 3 = ” Gajah ”
Imam Ghazali = ” Semua itu benar, tapi yang paling berat adalah MEMEGANG AMANAH (Surah Al-Azab : 72 ). Tumbuh-tumbuhan, binatang, gunung, dan malaikat semua tidak mampu ketika Allah SWT meminta mereka menjadi khalifah pemimpin) di dunia ini. Tetapi manusia dengan sombongnya berebut-rebut menyanggupi permintaan Allah SWT sehingga banyak manusia masuk ke neraka kerana gagal memegang amanah.”

Imam Ghazali = ” Apa yang paling ringan di dunia ini ?”
Murid 1 = ” Kapas”
Murid 2 = ” Angin ”
Murid 3 = ” Debu ”
Murid 4 = ” Daun-daun”
Imam Ghazali = ” Semua jawaban kamu itu benar, tapi yang paling ringan sekali didunia ini adalah MENINGGALKAN SOLAT. Gara-gara pekerjaan kita atau urusan dunia, kita tinggalkan solat “

Imam Ghazali = ” Apa yang paling tajam sekali di dunia ini?
Murid- Murid dengan serentak menjawab = ” Pedang ”
Imam Ghazali = ” Itu benar, tapi yang paling tajam sekali didunia ini adalah LIDAH MANUSIA. Kerana melalui lidah, manusia dengan mudahnya menyakiti hati dan melukai perasaan saudaranya sendiri

“sampaikanlah walau satu ayat”..

PUTUS CINTA

Posted in bicara pujangga on January 2, 2008 by pemudainsaf

“Jangan bercinta seluruh jiwamu, ia akan
berakhir dengan kesengsaraan”
Pernahkah anda melihat betapa sengsaranya orang yang putus cinta?
Ada yang merana dua tiga hari saja
Ada yang merana berbulan,bertahun dan malah seumur hidup
Lebih hebat cintanya,
Lebih sengsaralah dia,
Lebih tak faham tentang cinta
Maka lebih meranalah dia

Apa saja yang anda lakukan hatta bercinta sekalipun,
Biarlah berpada-pada…
Ertinya sederhana…
Jangan keterlaluan hingga anda lupa pada diri sendiri

Bercinta dan berpisah itu perkara biasa
Dan patut anda terima hakikat perpisahan itu dengan hati yang tabah
Mungkin anda putus cinta kerana kekasih anda berkahwin dengan orang lain
Itu ertinya bukan dia tidak cinta pada anda
Itu tandanya dia bukan jodoh cinta anda

Jika anda tidak dapat melupakan dirinya
Jangan dipaksa untuk lupakan
Ingatpun apa salahnya
Tapi perlu anda sedari hakikat bahawa
Dia bukan hak anda lagi
Dan jangan sekali-kali putus asa
Walau anda putus cinta
Sayangilah diri anda sendiri
Semasa anda PUTUS CINTA…..

List of Possible Mujaddids and Claimants

Posted in mujaddids & claimants on January 2, 2008 by pemudainsaf

1st Century (after the prophetic period) (3 Aug., 718 C.E.)

2nd Century (10 Aug. 815)

3rd Century (17 Aug. 912)

4th Century (24 Aug. 1009)

5th Century (1 Sept. 1106)

  • Al Sayyid Abdul Qadir Jilani
  • Imam Abul Hussain Ahmed bin Muhammad Abi Bakr-il-Qaadir,
  • Imam Abu Naeem Isfahani
  • Imam Hussain bin Raaghib

6th Century (9 Sept. 1203)

7th Century (15 Sept. 1300)

8th Century (23 Sept. 1397)

9th Century (1. Oct, 1494)

10th Century (19 Oct. 1591)

  • Al-Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi
  • Imam Shahabuddeen Abu Bakr Ahmad bin Muhammad Khatib Qistalaani
  • Imam Muhammad Sharbini
  • Imam Muhammad Ar Ramli

11th Century (26 Oct., 1688)

12th Century (4 Nov., 1785)

13th Century (12 Nov. 1882)

14th Century (21 Nov. 1979)

Note:

Imam Abu Haamid al-Ghazali is widely considered to be the mujaddid of the fifth century AD.

Imam Hasan Al-Banna is also widely accepted as the mujaddid of the 14th century AD.

Beddiuzzaman said Nursi is considered to be the mujaddid of 13th Century by some Muslim (especially Turkish Muslims).

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad not considered to be Muslim by Most Muslims.

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is accepted as the mujaddid (even a messiah) by Ahmaddiya group, but rejected by Ahlus Sunnah group.

 references:

http://www.livingislam.org/fiqhi/fiqha_e96.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mujaddid

notes:It is only the list, and only Allâh knows best:

LIFE AND MISSION OF MAULANA MOHAMMAD ILYAS

Posted in riwayat daei on January 2, 2008 by pemudainsaf

LIFE AND MISSION OF MAULANA MOHAMMAD ILYAS  ( Part I )
by Syed Abdul Hasan Ali Nadwi


EARLY DAYS.

On the outskirts of Delhi, near the tomb  of Khwaja Nizamuddin, there lived, some seventy years ago, a godly person in the house on top of the red gate of the historical building called Chaunsath Khamba. His name was Maulana Mohammad Ismail.

Maulana Mohammad Ismail.

The. ancestral home of Maulana Mohammad Ismail was in Jhanjhana in the district of Muzaffarnagar. But when, after the death of his (Ismail)  first wife, he married again in the family of Mufti Ilahi Bakhsh Kandhlawi, who belonged to the same ancestry as him, he visited Kandhla frequently and it became a second home to him.

The family of Siddiqui Sheikhs of Jhanjhana and Kandhla  had been known, for generations, for piety and learning,  and was held in high esteem in the neighborhood. The lines of descent of Maulana Mohammad Ismail and Mufti Ilahi Bakhsh Become one, six generations upwards. with Molvi Mohammad Sharif.  The lineage runs as follows: Maulana Mohammad Ismail, son of Ghulam Husain, son, of Hakim Karim  Bakhsh, son of Hakim Ghulam Mohiuddin, son of Molvi  Mohammad Sajid, son of Mofti Mohammed Faiz, son of Molvi  Mohammad Sharif, son of Molvi Mohammad Ashraf, son of  Sheikh  Jamal Mohammad Shah, son of Sheikh Baban Shah, son of Sheikh Bahauddin Shah, son of Molvi Mohammad Sheikh, son of Sheikh Mohammad Fazil, son of Es Sheikh Qutub Shah.

Mufti Ilahi Bakhsh

Mufti Ilahi Bakhsh was among the most outstanding pupils of Shah Abdul Aziz. Besides being a distinguished teacher, author and legist, he was, also  a Unani physician of a high order, and possessed a thorough knowledge of both the rational and traditional sciences. He had a great command over Arabic, Persian and Urdu poetry as well, as is borne out by his commentary of Banat Su’ad in which he has translated every line of Hazrat K’ab into Arabic, Persian and Urdu verse.  He left behind about 40 books in Arabic and Persian of which Shiyamul Habib and Mathnaawi Maulana Rum Ka Takmial are more famous.

Mufti Ilahi Bakhsh had taken ba’it  at the hand of Shah Abdul Aziz.  A glowing proof of his sincerity and selflessness was that though he was a renowned spiritual mentor himself, on the death of Shah Abdul Aziz, he felt no hesitation in taking ba’it at the hand of the latter’s young deputy,  Syed Ahmad Shaheed, who was about 28 years his junior in age, and in seeking guidance from him.  Mufti Sahib was born in 1748, and died in 1831, at the age of  83 years.  All his sons and grandsons were men of learning and position. Scholarship and religiousness have been the characteristics of this family  Molvi Abul Hasan’s Mathnawi, Gulzar-i-Ibrahim, which forms a part of his well-known work, Bahr-i- Haqiqat, is a poem of rare spiritual feeling.  Till recently, it was very popular. His son,
Molvi Nurul Hasan, and all the four grandsons, Molvi Ziaul Hasan, Molvi Akbar, Molvi  Sulaiman and Hakim Molvi Ibrahim, attained to fame as worthy representatives of their celebrated ancestors.

Maulana Muzaffar Husain

Mufti Saheb’s nephew, Maulana Muzaffar Husain, who was a most favorite pupil of Shah Is’haq and a deputy of Shah Mohammad Yaqub, and had, also, been favored with the company of  Syed Ahmad Shaheed, was a very pious and godly person.  He never touched anything that was of doubtful purity in the eyes of the Shariat. Incidents of his humility and prayer and fullness are still fresh in the memory of the people of the neighboring areas and serve as a reminder to the glorious days of the earliest decades of Islam.

The maternal grand-daughter of Maulana Muzaffar Husain was married to Maulana Mohammad Ismail.  It was his second marriage which was solemnized on October 3 1868. Maulana Mohammad Ismail was the tutor of the children of Mirza Ilahi Bakhsh, who was related to Bahadur Shah Zafar the last of the Mughal Emperors. He lived, as we have seen. in the house on top of the red gate of Chaunsath Khamba.  Close to it, was a small mosque with a tin shed in front which used to serve as the parlor of  Mirza Ilahi
Bakhsh, and, owing to it, it was called Bangle Wali  Masjid.

The Maulana was spending his days in obscurity and even Mirza Ilahi Bakhsh had no idea of his high station till he had a personal experience of how the Maualna prayers were granted by God.  Worship, Zikr (repeating the Names, praise and Attributes of the Lord), attending to the needs of the travelers and teaching the Quran giving instruction in the Faith were his sole occupation in life. He used to take down the load from the heads of the thirsty laborers who passed the way place it on the ground, draw water from the well and give it to them to drink, and, then, offer two Rak’ats of  Salaat, expressing gratitude  to the Lord that He had given him the opportunity  to serve His  bondsmen, though he did not deserve it.  He had attained the state of Ihsan.  

Once, as he requested Maulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi to teach him Sulook,  the latter remarked, “You don’t need it. You have already attained the objective that is to be reached through this method. It is like a person who has read the Quran saying that he should, also, read the elementary text book of Arabic because he had not begun with it”.

The Maulana was very fond of the recitation  of the Quran An old wish of  his was that he went on grazing the goats and reciting the Quran.  He was very particular about some member of his family keeping vigil in the night.  His second son, Maulana Yahya, used to study till midnight, and, then the Maulana himself got up and Maulana Yahya went to bed, and for the last part of the night, he woke up his eldest son, Maulana Mohammad.

The Maulana never bore a grudge against anyone. His detachment with the world was so complete that it had made him attached to everybody.  All the persons who came into contact with him were impressed by his piety, sincerity and selflessness.  Leaders of the different warring groups of Delhi held him in the highest esteem, and put an equal trust in him, though they disliked each other so much that none of them was willing to offer Salaat behind the other. 

The link with Mewat, too, was established in his lifetime.  It is related that, once, he went out in the hope of finding a Muslim whom he could bring to the mosque and offer Salaat with him  On meeting some Muslim laborers, he inquired from them where they were going.?  “We are going in search of work”, they replied.  “How much do you expect to earn?’  asked the Maulana. The laborers, thereupon, told him about  the daily wages they, generally, received. “If you get the same here,” the Maulana asked, “What is the use of going elsewhere ” The laborers agreed and the Maulana took them to the mosque and began to teach the Salaat and the Quran. He would pay them their wages every day and keep them engaged in their lessons.  In a few days, they developed the habit of offering up Salaat. Such was the beginning of the Madrassa of Bangle Wali Masjid, and these laborers were its first scholars.  After it, about ten Mewati students always remained in the Madrassa and their meals used to come from the house of Mirza Ilahi Bakhsh.

Death of Maulana Mohammad Ismail

Maulana Mohammad Ismail died on :26th February, 1898 in Khajoor Wali Masjid  at the Tiraha  of Bahram in Delhi.  The number of mourners, at his funeral, was so large that though long bamboo poles had been tied to the either side of the bier to enable them to lend a shoulder to it,  many people did not get a chance during the entire route of three- and-a-half miles from Delhi to Nizamuddin.

Muslims belonging to various sects and schools of thought,  who never got together, joined the procession.  The Maulana’s  second son, Maulana Mohammad Yahya, narrates that my elder brother, Maulana Mohammad, was a very soft-hearted  person and had a most obliging nature. Fearing that he might invite someone to lead the funeral service behind whom people of another sect or group refused to offer the prayer, and, thus an unpleasant situation arose,  I stepped forward and said that I would lead the service. Everyone then, offered the prayers peacefully and there was no dissent or commotion.

Owing to the vast concourse of men, the funeral service had to be held a number of times and the burial was delayed.  During it, a venerable person and another man known for his spirituality had a vision that Maulana Mohammad Ismail was  saying, “Send me off soon. I am feeling ashamed The Holy Prophet is waiting for me

The Maulana had three sons:  Maulana Mohammad from the first wife, and Maulana Mohammad Yahya and Maulana Mohammad Ilyas from the second, who was the maternal granddaughter of  Maulana Muzaffar Husain  The Maulana had married her after  the death of his first wife.

Maulana Mohammed Ilyas 

 Maulana Mohammed Ilyas  was born in 1885  His childhood was spent in maternal grandfather’s home in Kandhla, and with his father at Nizamuddin.  In those days, the Kandhla family was the cradle of godliness and piety so much so that reports of the high religiosity  nightly devotions and Zikr and Tilawat  of its members, both male and female, would seem imaginary and fictitious to the faint-hearted men of our time

The ladies used to recite the Quran themselves in the Nafl  prayers as well  listen to its Tarawih and other Nafl prayers. standing behind the male relatives  The month of Ramadan, in particular, was the springtime for the Quran. It was read for long hours, almost in every home The limit of absorption was that, sometimes, the ladies forgot to pay attention to purdah and would not become aware of the coming of outsiders in the house at a time of urgent need.

The Quran with its translation and commentary in Urdu, and Mazaahir-i-Haq Mashariq ul Anwaar and His-i-Haseen formed the limit of the education of the ladies.  Deeds and accomplishments of the families of  Syed Ahmad Shaheed and Shah Abdul Aziz were the most popular themes of conversation, and facts regarding these illustrious men of God were on everybody’s lips.  Instead of  the stories  of kings and fairies, ladies of the household  related these to the  children.

Ammi Bi  Maulana Ilyas’s maternal grandmother

The Maulana’s maternal grandmother, Amtus Salam, who  was the daughter of Maulana Muzaffar Husain and was known   in the family as Ammi Bi,  was a very pious lady. About her   Salaat, the Maulana, once observed  “I saw her likeness of  Ammi Bi’s Salaat of Maulana Gangohi”

 During the last phase of  her life, Ammi Bi’s state was that she never asked for food and ate only when someone placed before her.   It was a large family and there was always so much  to do.  If the thought of having her meal! did not occur to her  in the midst of domestic chores, she simply went hungry.  Once,  someone said to her, “You are so old and weak. How do you  manage to without  food ?”  “I draw sustenance from my  Tasbihat (remembrance of Allah)  was her repy”

Bi Safia, Maulana Ilyas’s mother.

The mother of Maulana Mohammad Ilyas, Bi Safia, had  learnt the Quran by heart and attained great  distinction in it.   It was a regular practice with her to recite the whole of the  Quran and additional  ten Juze (part) every day during Ramadan.  She, thus, completed forty recitals of the Quran in that month  and was so fluent in it that her household duties did not suffer  on account of it.  See, generally, kept herself engaged in some  work while doing the recitation.  Apart from the month of  Ramadan, her daily routine of worship included: DURUD Sharif,  5,000 times; Ism-i-Zaat Allah, 5,000 times; Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim, 1,000 times,  Yaa Mughnee-u 1,100 times, La illaaha illallaah, 1,200 times Yaa-Haiyyu, Ya Qaiyum 200 times,   Hasbiallaah wa ni’mul Vakil, 500 times;  Subhan Allah, 200 times;  Alhamdu lillaah, 200 times; La ilaaha illallaah, 200 times; Allah O-Akbar, 200 times; Istighfar, 500 times; Ofwwizu amree illallaah,  100 times; Hasbunallaah wa ni’mul Vakil, 1000 times; Rabb-i in-ni maghloobun fantasir, 1,000 times: Rabb-i-inni masanni-az-zurru  wa anla ar-hamur rahimeen, 100 times; Laa ilaaha enta  subhanaka in-ni kunzu minaz-zalimeen, 100 times. In addition, she recited a Manzil (1/7)  of the Quran everyday.

Like all other children in the family, the Maulana Ilyas began his education in the maktab,  and, according to the family tradition, learnt the Quran by heart.  The learning of the Quran was so common in the family. that in the one-and-a-half row of worshippers in the family mosque, there was not a single non Hafiz  except the Muezzin.  Maulana Mohammad Ilyas was Ammi Bi’s favorite child.  She used to say; to him.  “Ilyas, I feel the aroma of the holy Companions in you. ” Sometimes, placing her hand on his back, she would say,  “How is it that I see figures resembling the holy Companions moving along with you?

From his childhood, there was present in Maulana Mohammad Ilyas a touch of the religious ardour and fervent feeling of the blessed Companions which had led Shaikhul Hind Maulana Mahmood Hasan to remark that “when  I see Mohammad Ilyas, I am reminded of the holy Companions. Eagerness and enthusiasm for Faith were ingrained in his nature.  Even in his early days, he, sometimes, did things which were much above the common level of the children. Riazul Islam Kandhlawi,  a class fellow of his in .he Maktab, says that  “when we were reading in the Maktab,  he, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas, once, came with a stick and said,  “Comes  Riazul Islam, let us do Jihaad  against those who do not offer up Salaat

Stay at Gangoh

In 1893, his elder brother, Mohammad Yahya, went to live at Gangoh with Maulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi. Maulana Mohammad Ilyas used to live with his father at Nizamuddin, and, sometimes, with his maternal grand-father’s family at Kandhla.  At Nizamuddin, his education was being neglected owing to the over- fondness of his father and his own excessive occupation with prayers. Maulana Yahya, thus, requested his father that as the education of Mohammad Ilyas was suffering, he might be allowed to take him to Gangoh.  The father agreed  – and Maulana Mohammad Ilyas came to Gangoh in 1896 or early 1897 where Mohammad Yahya began to teach him regularly.  

 Gangoh, in those days, was the seat of Sufi-saints and savants, the benefit of whose company was constantly available to Maulana Mohammad Ilyas. A greater part of his impression able age was spent there. When he went to live at Gangoh, he was 10 or 11 years old, and at the time of Maulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi death, in 1905, he was a young man of about 20. Thus, he stayed with Maulana Gangohi for about 9 years.

 Maulana Mohammad Yahya was an ideal teacher and benefactor. He wanted his brother to derive the utmost advantage from the society of those illustrious men.  Maulana Mohammad Ilyas used to tell that when the Ulema who had been the favorite pupils or disciples of Maulana Gangohi came to Gangoh, his brother would, often, stop the lessons and say that  his education, then, lay in sitting with them and listening to their conversation.

Usually, Maulana Gangohi did not take bait from children and students.  It was only when they had completed their education that he allowed them to take the pledge.  But owing to the exceptional merit of Maulana Mohammad Ilyas, he, at his request, permitted him to do the bait at his hand.

Maulana Mohammad Ilyas had been born with a loving  heart.  Such a strong attachment did he develop for Maulana Gangohi that he felt no peace without him.  He would, often, get up in the night, go and see the Maulana’s face, and return to his bed.  Maulana Gangohi, too, had a great affection for him. once, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas told his brother of severe headache after which he could not bend his head even to the extent of performing the Sajdah on a pillow for months.  Maulana Gangohi son,  Hakim Masud Ahmad, who was his physician, had a peculiar method of treatment.  In certain diseases, he forbade the use of water for a long time which was :unbearable to most of the patients. But with the strength of mind that was so characteristic of him,  Maulana Mohammad Ilyas abided strictly by the advice of his physician and abstained from drinking water for full seven years, and, during the next five years, he drank it only sparingly.

There was little hope that he would be  to resume his education after the discontinuation owing to illness.  He was very keen to take it up again, but his well-wishers would not allow.  One day, as Maulana Mohammad Yahya said to him what he would, in any case, do by studying, he retorted, “What will I do by living?” Ultimately, he succeeded in resuming his studies.

The death of Maulana Gangohi occurred in 1905. Maulana Mohammed Ilyas who was at his bedside during the dying moments and reciting the Sura of  Ya-Sin, was so deeply affected by it that he used, often, to say,  “Two shocks have been most painful to me. One was of the death of my father, and the other, of the death of Maulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi. ” In 1908, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas went to Deoband where he studied Tirmizi  and Sahih Bukhari from Maulana Mahmood Hasan.  The latter advised him to approach Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri for spiritual guidance and instruction, since his mentor, Maulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi, was no more, and, thus, he completed the various stages of Sulook  under Maulana Saharanpuri’s supervision.

Absorption in prayers 

During his stay at Gangoh, after the death of Maulana Gangohi, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas, generally, remained silent and spent most of his time in meditation.  Says Maulana Mohammad Zakaria,  “We read elementary Persian from him  those days. His practice, then, was that he sat cross  legged, and in utter silence, on a coarse mat behind the tomb of Shah Abdul Quddus. We presented ourselves for the lesson, opened the book, and placed it before him, indicating with the finger where we were to begin from on that day.  We would read aloud and translate the Persian verses.  When we made a mistake, he would shut the book with a movement of the finger, and the lesson came to an end. It meant that we were to go back, prepare the lesson thoroughly, and, then, come again . . . …………….. He used to offer Nafl prayers much and often at that time. From Maghrib  till a little before Isha, he devoted himself exclusively to Nawafil.  His age, then, was between 20 and 25 years. 

Ardor and eagerness

Ardor and eagerness, without which no real success is possible in any field, were deeply rooted in him.  It was by sheer determination and earnestness that he accomplished what he did in spite of persistent ill-health.  One day, during his last illness,  Maulana Mohammad Ilyas related that  “once I was so ill and feeling so weak that I could not go down the stairs.  All of a sudden, I heard that Maulana Saharanpuri had come to Delhi and I was so excited that I left for Delhi immediately on foot and forgot all about my illness and exhaustion.  It was in the way that I remembered I was sick.

Contact with other spiritual mentors

Regular contact with other spiritual mentors and disciples of Maulana Gangohi was maintained during those days. About  Shah Abdur Rahim Raipuri and Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi he used to say that they abided in his heart.  They, too, had a great regard and affection for him owing to his extraordinary qualities. 

Spirit of Jehad

Together with Zikr, Saga (spiritual exercises and exertions) Nawafil and Ibadaat, Maulana  Mohammad Ilyas was, also, infused with the spirit of Jehad.  Throughout his life, he was never without it, and had, in fact, taken the pledge of Jehad at the hand of Maulana Mahmood Hasan for that very reason.

Estimation in the eyes of elders

From his early days, he was held in the highest esteem by the elders of the family as well as the spiritual leaders of the day.  Maulana Mohammad Yahya was like a father to him, yet the former’s attitude towards his younger brother was like that of the sacred Prophet towards Hazrat Usman  Indifferent health prevented him from taking part in duties involving physical labor. He concentrated wholly on his  studies, and on Zikr, and other forms of worship. Maulana  Mohammad Yahya, on the contrary, was a very industrious  person. He owned a bookshop which he managed with great  care. It was not only his source of livelihood, but of his  brothers as well.  One day, the manager of the shop said that Maulana Mohammad Ilyas did not take any interest in the  business which was not good for him, too, benefited from it.  When Maulana Mohammad Yahya heard of it, he was very angry and remarked that  “a Tradition has it that the sustenance that reaches you and the help you receive from the Lord is due to the blessedness of the weaker ones among you.  I believe that I am receiving my sustenance owing to the good fortune of this child. Nothing should be said to him in future.  If there is anything to say, it should be said to me.

Sometimes, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas was asked to lead the service in the presence of renowned theologians and spiritual leaders.  Once Shah Abdur Rahim Raipuri, Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri and Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi happened to be in Kandhla. When the time for Salaat came and Maulana Mohammad Ilyas was asked to lead it, a senior member of the family, Molvi Badrul Hasan, humorously remarked that “such a small engine has been fastened to so many big carriages.” “It depends on the power  (not the size of the engine”, replied one of them. 

Career with a teacher in Mazaahirul Uloom

In 1910, a large number of men, including most of the senior teachers of the Madrassa of Mazaahirul Uloom, left for the Haj from Saharanpur.  It necessitated the recruitment of new teachers for the Madrassa, Maulana Mohammad Ilyas being one of them. He was given the secondary books to teach.  On the return of the senior teachers from the Pilgrimage, all the new entrants were relieved of their duties, but the services of Maulana Mohammad Ilyas were retained.

At Mazaahirul Uloom, the Maulana had to teach some books which he had not read himself as,  in Maulana Mohammad Yahya’s scheme of instruction, it was not customary to complete the books, and Maulana Mohammad Ilyas, further, had to miss some secondary books owing to ill-health.  During his teaching days, he tried hard to make up for the deficiency and prepared his lectures carefully.  For instance, for teaching Kinzul Daqa’iq, he studied Bahr-ur-Ra’iq, Shaami and Hadaya, and consulted even Hisami’s notes and comments when he  taught Nurul Anawaar.

Marriage

The Maulana married the daughter of his maternal uncle, Maulana Rauful Hasans on Friday, October 17, 1912 was performed by Maulana Mohammad, and Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri, Shah Abdur Rahim Raipuri an Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi,  all the three of them, attended the ceremony. Maulana Thanwi’s celebrated sermon, Fuwayid us Suhbat, which has subsequently been published times without number, was delivered on that occasion.

First Haj

In 1915, Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri and  Maulana Mahmood Hasan, decided lo go on the Haj Pilgrimage. When Maulana Mohammad Ilyas came to know of it, he was strongly seized with the desire to perform the Haj.  He felt  that it would become dark and gloomy in India with their departure and he would not be able to live in Saharanpur any more. But there was the question of permission.  As his sister, the wife of Molvi Ikrarnul Hasan, saw his distress, she offered her ornaments to meet the expenses of the Pilgrimage. Contrary to expectations,  the Maulana’s mother gave her consent. after which Maulana Mohammad Yahya, also, agreed.  The Maulana, then, wrote to Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri asking for his permission, and explained that as far as she wherewithal for the journey was concerned, three courses were open to him.  He could take his sister’s ornaments or borrow the amount or accept the offers of money made by certain relatives. Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri preferred the third course. Maulana Mohammad Ilyas was fortunate enough to travel by the same boat as Maulana Khalil Ahmad Saharanpuri.  He sailed in August, 1914 , and returned in February, 1915, to resume the teaching at the Madrassa. 

Death of Maulana Mohammad Yahya

The death of Maulana Mohammad Yahya, on Wednesday, the 9th of August, 1915, was an extremely sad and frustrating event for the Maulana.  In addition to being a most affectionate brother, he was, also, his teacher and benefactor.  He could  not get over the shock till the end of his days. He used to get lost in thought and a peculiar kind of abstraction took possession of him when he talked about his brother. 

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Riwayat Hidup Maulana Muhammad Ilyas rah.a.

Posted in riwayat daei on January 2, 2008 by pemudainsaf

MESSAGE FOR MUSLIMS IN THE WEST

Posted in bayan maulana on January 2, 2008 by pemudainsaf
by: Maulana Syed Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) ]

Dewsbury in 1982.

Your warm reception and friendliness is a source of great happiness for me.
If I do not respect your wishes and express my inner feelings, I would be
most ungrateful. If I desire, I could shower you with praises, for Almighty
Allah has bestowed me with an abundance of vocabulary, but I would not be
fulfilling the right of friendship.

As you are aware, the Prophet Sallallaho Alahi Wasallam had a burning desire
to invite humanity to accept Islam. Despite 13 years of untiring effort in
Makkatul Mukarramah and 7 years in Madinatul Munawwarah, there was no large
scale conversion of non-Muslims into Islam. However, between 7 AH and 10 AH,
after Fateh Makkah until the Prophet’s demise, there was such an influx of
people entering into Islam as was not witnessed in the preceding 20 years.

Imam Zuhri Rahmatullahi Alayh, an eminent Muhaddith and Tabee, expresses
surprise on this sea change, with so many people embracing Islam in a matter
of just 3 years. He along with other distinguished Muhaddith have commented
that this large scale conversion was due to non-Muslims having an
opportunity, for the first time, to observe and intermingle with Muslims,
witnessing their honesty, fair dealing, compassion, and their sole reliance
on Almighty Allah. This left such a deep and profound impression on
non-Muslims that thousands entered into the fold of Islam within a
relatively short period of time.

This incident also contains abundant lessons on how Muslims should live in
this country. Their conduct should be so sublime and captivating that
whosoever sees us accepts Islam. Whosoever sits with us should be inclined
towards Islam. There should be no need to convince anyone to accept the
Truth.

Therefore, in this country, if you wish to live peacefully and have an
opportunity to present Islam to the host community, you will need to
inculcate and manifest sterling qualities – not just inside the Mosques –
but also outside in the streets, in the markets, in your daily activities,
and at home. A life of Taqwah will immediately attract non-Muslims towards
Islam.

As an ordinary student of Islam it is my religious responsibility to warn
you. If you do not lead an upright life, if you continue to live an insular
lifestyle, and if you fail to manifest the beauty of Islam to non-Muslims,
then you face some real dangers. In such a case, there is no reason for you
to feel content and secure in this country.

If ever the fire of race, religion or nationalism rages here, then you will
not be saved. In Spain, there were Mosques a hundred times more beautiful
than yours. So do not feel content and self-satisfied. As an ordinary
student of religion, I would wish to express my joy and happiness at this
wonderful new Mosque. But how shall I congratulate you on your achievement
when the words of congratulation are self-evident on the walls. How better
can I compliment you?

Others may not speak to you as plainly, but remember the glorious
Masjid-e-Cordova still stands in Spain. Iqbal so eloquently reminisces the
great legacy of Islamic Spain in his famous poem Masjid-e-Qurtaba. In
Islamic Spain there were such brilliant Mosques, celebrated Madressahs,
famous scholars, for instance Shaykh-e-Akbar, Ibne Hazm, Qurtubi, Shatbi –
and how many others shall I mention? However, when the flames of religious
sectarianism raged, then the Mosques and Madressahs became deserted. Once
Islamic Spain boasted such magnificent structures, distinguished educational
centres, and a refined culture and society. Regrettably the Muslims, despite
such a high standard of living, did not draw the native non-Muslims of that
country to see the Truth of Islam, to warn them of the dangers of disbelief,
with the result that religious violence subsequently consumed Muslims like a
morsel. The Arabs with their glowing history, architectural splendour, vast
ocean of knowledge, were displaced from the country, and today the ears
eagerly wait to hear the Adhaan and the empty Mosques thirst for your
Salaat.

You must earn your place in this country. You should leave an imprint on the
host community of your usefulness. You must demonstrate your existence here
is more beneficial than that of the native people. You must impart on them
the lessons of humanity. You should demonstrate how noble and principled you
are, and that there cannot be found more upright humans elsewhere besides
you. You need to establish your worth, that you are a blessing and mercy for
this country. However if you decide to live in an enclosed environment
content with your Prayers and Fasting, apathetic to the people and society
you live in, never introducing them to the high Islamic values, and your own
personal qualities, then beware lest any religious or sectarian violence
flares up. In such a situation you will not find safety.

I pray to Almighty Allah my prediction is totally untrue and baseless.
Remember, you are guests here. Your Tabligh, Mosques, Madressahs, Ibaadah,
and religious sacrifices are all worthy of commendation. May Almighty Allah
grant you Barakah, but do not forget to earn your place in this country.
Gain mastery of the national language and become proficient so that you can
use it effectively to propagate Islam. Prepare writers and orators and,
although you will distance yourself from their religion, do not distance
yourself from them. Earn credibility through your daily activities, so much
so that if you are entrusted with onerous responsibilities, as was Prophet
Yusuf Alayhis Salaam, you do not shirk but embrace all challenges
wholeheartedly.

You will have to present a new pattern of life to this country. You will not
earn recognition by exerting yourselves in the workplace. If you overwork,
you will looked upon disparagingly and be likened to horses and bulls and
labelled as money-making machines. However if you can show to the natives
here that you are worshippers of Almighty Allah and not wealth, you do not
bow before power but only before virtue, you are humans and think like
humans, you are concerned not only about yourselves but also about others,
and you are compassionate not just to your own children but also to theirs –
and to them – you are earnestly concerned about the path of destruction they
have chosen for themselves, you will then earn their respect. They will
begin to respect Islam and become desirous of studying it. They will ask you
for literature concerning Islamic beliefs and practices, and an opportunity
will arise here for you to propagate Islam.

However if you remain preoccupied in eating and working and engaged in
Prayers, indifferent to what is happening in the country, insulated within
Muslims, totally apathetic to what is happening outside, which direction the
country is taking, in such a situation if there is any trouble you will not
be able to save yourselves.

I have been meaning to convey and emphasise this message to you, because I
do not know whether I will be able visit you in the future. You gathered
here with love and affection and therefore it was easy for me. As a student
of religion it would have been convenient for me to suggest virtues of
reciting various Zikr or prescribe certain Wazifahs, but you might not have
had an opportunity of listening to the message I have just conveyed from
anyone else.

Please strengthen your position in this country and earn your recognition.
Do not be like a straw or crop that is uprooted by the slightest breeze. You
should be so firm that not even a hurricane is able to shift you. Display
such noble character that you enslave the natives, then see how these people
will stand to defend you. If there is the slightest opposition against you,
they will be the first ones to argue on your behalf and vouch what a
blessing you are for them.

May Almighty Allah grant us the ability to understand what is right; may He
bless and protect you. Ameen

Bayan Subuh Mesyuarat Malaysia: oleh Maulana Saad

Posted in bayan maulana on January 2, 2008 by pemudainsaf

oleh: Allamah Syaikh Muhammad Saad Kandahlawi

tarikh: 7 September 2003

Tuan2 yg mulia..

Ilmu dan amal yg tidak ada dengan perantaraan dakwah akan menjadi adat dan ilmu yg diperolehi secara adat akan menjadi perantaraan untuk mencari duit…Ilmu ada dua(jenis) iaitu ilmu di lidah dan ilmu di hati…Ilmu maklumat sahaja tidak cukup…Duduk dalam bayan untuk dapat maklumat, maka kita tidak akan dapat apa2…Ilmu adalah sepertimana yg dikatakan oleh Nabi Khidir as kepada Nabi Musa as ” Carilah olehmu ilmu yg dapat kamu amal”…Ilmu ialah apa (perintah) yg Allah kehendaki ke atas saya…Oleh itu, dalam majlis bayan kita perlu dengar dengan penuh tumpuan bagi menambah yakin kepada Allah Taala dan dengan niat untuk amalkan atau islah diri kita serta menyampaikannya kepada org lain…

Dakwah ialah untuk diri kita, dengan ini kita akan istiqamah…Pintu taubat sentiasa terbuka, kita dakwah org lain untuk diri kita…Keistimewaan dakwah adalah ia akan membina yakin ( ilallah) org yg memberi dakwah…Memberi amaran kepada org lain, org itu tidak akan dapat manfaat tetapi org yg memberi dakwah akan mendapat kesan…Org yg istiqamah (dalam usaha) akan maju dalam membuat usaha… Mereka yg membuat usaha agama dengan tidak faham, akan mendatangkan musibah dan mereka yg membuat usaha agama kerana dunia juga akan mendapat musibah…Maulana Ilyas rah.a berkata terdapat dua golongan org yg membuat usaha usaha tabligh(iaitu) :

1)Mereka yg keluar di jalan Allah untuk menyelesaikanmasalah hutang /sakit /kesusahan…Org yg seperti ini tidak akan istiqamah (dalam usaha)…

2)Mereka yg keluar di jalan Allah (kerana menganggap)itu adalah perintah Allah Taala…Org seperti ini akan istiqamah dalam membuat kerja dan akan mendapat tarbiyyah dan maju (dalam usaha)…

Jalan semua anbiya alaihimussholatu wassalam ialah dakwah… Setiap nabi permulaan usahanya ialah dakwah kalimah tayyibah… Dalam dakwah nabi saw, ada dua golongan( yg menjadi medan) iaitu org yg telah sedia menerima Islam dan golongan yg masih belum menerima Islam… Hari ini salah faham di kalangan ummat, dakwah iman bukan untuk org yg telah beriman… Dakwah iman sebenarnya ialah untuk org2 yg telah beriman…Ini adalah sepertimana difirmankan Allah ” Wahai org2 yg beriman, berimanlah kamu….” .. Manakala untuk org yg masih tidak beriman Allah telah berfirman (mafhumnya)” Berimanlah kamu sebagaimana sahabat beriman “… Nabi saw berkata sahabat adalah seperti bintang2 di langit, barangsiapa yg mengikut salah satu daripada mereka pasti akan berjaya…

Hari ini dakwah iman di kalangan org2 islam telah keluar di kalangan org2 Islam… Dengan dakwah akan wujud iman, dengan iman akan datangnya ihtisab (yakin yg betul dengan janji2 Allah), dengan ihtisab akan menyebabkan seseorang itu dapat beramal… apabila iman lemah, ihtisab akan menjadi lemah dan amal akan menyebabkan tumbuhnya riak…

Para sahabat rahum berkata kami belajar iman dahulu baru belajar al Quran… Para sahabat rahum belajar al Quran untuk memasukkan perintah2 Allah dalam kehidupan mereka… Hari ini ummat membaca al Quran untuk al-faz… (satu ketika) Dalam majlis nabis aw, ada seorang sahabat ra telah mengumpat… Nabi saw bersabda kepadanya ” Kamu tidak beriman dengan al Quran..” … Sahabat ra itu berkata, Sesungguhnya saya beriman dengan al quran ya Nabiyyullah… Nabi saw memberitahunya, org yg beriman dengan al Quran akan menjauhkan driinya daripada larangan al Quran…

Rasulullah saw yg mulia pernah bersabda (mafhumnya), perbaharuilah iman kamu denagn memperbanyakkan dakwah kalimah dan bukan hanya dengan zikir kalimah… Untuk yakin pada diri kita dan untuk dapat ikhlas dalam kalimah iman, kita perlu buat dua kerja iaitu:

1) Bercakap nama dan zat kebesaran Allah
2) Bercakap nizam Allah yg ghaib

Dakwah kita perlu menafikan benda yg tidak nampak dan dakwah ghairullah… Tanpa kita keluarkan yakin kepada ciptaan allah barulah kita akan dapat yakin qudratullah…Maulana Yusuf rah.a berkata, asbab2 dijadikan Allah supaya manusia dapat mengenal Allah Taala… Allah jadikan langit dan bumi, binatang dan seluruh ciptaan Allah untuk manusia ini kenal (kekuasaan) Allah…Di samping itu, Allah Taala telah hantar nabi2 alaihimussholatu wassalam di kalangan ummat untuk memperkenalkan ummat kepada Allah Taala… Seterusnya dalam menguruskan nizamNya, nizam ini akan diubah2 supaya tawajjuh manusia dalam semua keadaan hanya pada Allah…

Tanpa dakwah kehidupan org2 Islam dengan org bukan Islam (menjadi) sama sahaja, malahan kehidupan org2 Islam akan bersatu dengan kehidupan org2 bukan Islam… Org yg mmebuat dakwah akan mendapat nusrah Allah terus menerus… Qudrat Allah akan membantu org2 yg beriman supaya iman yakin mereka tidak rosak… Jika sangkaan org itu kepada Allah lemah, bantuan Allah tidak akan bersama2 dengannya… Abu Darda ra berdoa dengan penuh yakin kepada (janji) Allah dan apabila kebakaran berlaku, rumahnya tidak terbakar.

Untuk mendapat bantuan Allah terus daripada qudratNya, kita perlu bersangka baik kepada Allah kerana Allah bertindak atas sangkaan manusia… Seterusnya dalam beribadah kita perlu ada sifat taat… Ibadah dan taat berjalan seiring dan tidak boleh dipisahkan… Abi bin Hatim ra dahulunya adalah seorang Nasrani dan kemudiannya telah memeluk Islam… Beliau ra telah bertanya kepada Rasulullah saw, mengapa terdapat firman Allah dalam al Quran yg mengatakan mereka telah menjadikan paderi2 mereka sebagai rob mereka… Rasulullah saw bersabda mafhumnya kamu dikatakan beribadah kepada paderi2 kamu kerana apabila mereka mengeluarkan sesuatu hukum( menghalalkan yg haram dan mengharamkan yg halal) maka kamu ikut, itulah sebabnya kamu dikatakan menjadikan paderi2 sebagai Tuhan kamu…

Usaha tabligh biasanya mengadakan majlis2 iman iaitu bercakap keesaan Allah (wahdaniyyah)… Dengan banyak bercakap tentang wahdaniyyah, kita akan putus daripada (yakin dan harap kepada) ghairullah… melalui dakwah kita akan dapat ma’rifah daripada qudrat Allah… Ibnu Mas’ud ra ingin memberi tanah kepada seorang sahabah ra, tetapi ia berkata ia tidak memerlukannya… Kata Ibnu Mas’ud ra, kalau begitu ambillah tanah itu untuk bekalan anak2 kamu… Sahabah ra ini telah menjawab, ini juga tidak perlu sebab ia telah mengajar anak2nya ( istiqamah)membaca surah al Waqi’ah…

Mengambil ubat ketika sakit adalah sunnah nabi saw, tetapi sebelum makan ubat hendaklah kita memberi sadaqah, kerana sadaqah itu menjauhkan kita daripada bala musibah… hari ini org2 mengambil insuran untuk melindungi masa depannya… Nabi saw ada bersabda mafhumnya, barangsiapa yg yakin selain daripada Allah, Allah akan menyerahkannya kepada apa yg diyakininya… Asbab yg ada kita gunakan kerana ini adalah perintah Allah tetapi janganlah kita gunakannya dengan yakin (bahawa ia boleh memberi mudharat atau manfaat)… dengan amal akan datang bantuan Allah Taala… Org Islam hari ini berniaga tetapi hutangnya lebih banyak daripada barang2 dalam kedainya…

Qudrat Allah hanya ada pada zat Allah yg Maha Besar… Maulana yusuf rah.a berkata, apabila kita tidak yakin dengan amal, kita akan bertindak dengan perkara yg haram… Oleh itu, dalam asbabnya tidak ada barakah kerana asas asbabnya adalah daripada sumber yg haram… dan doa org yg seperti ini tidak akan diterima Allah… (Berlakunya perkara) haram dalam asbab kerana kita yakin dengan asbab, kita tidak yakin dengan amal… Allah mengadakan asbab untuk menguji iman manusia… Sesungguhnya Allah Maha Berkuasa untuk menunaikan keperluan manusia tanpa asbab kerana Allah Taala Maha Berkuasa atas segala2nya.

Org2 yg beriman akan diuji oleh Allah Taala sebagaimana org2 yg terdahulu kerana Allah hendak mendengar(melihat) siapa yg benar siapa yg dusta… Allah perintahkan manusia gunakan asbab (adalah) untuk ujian (atas iman)… Untuk mendapat (manfaat) daripada qudrat Allah, hanyalah melalui perantaraan amal, bukan asbab… Untuk org2 yg beriman, perintah2 Allah adalah amal untuk mendapat manfaat daripada zat Allah… Kita jangan berpuas hati dengan asbab kerana segala asbab Allah jadikan untuk kepuasan org2 kafir… Kita akan berjaya dalam pertentangan dengan org2 kafir dengan adanya perantaraan amal… Qudrat Allah akan bersama2 amal… Allah telah tenangkan nabis aw, janganlah kamu susah hati dengan apa yg diperolehi oleh org2 kafir… Janganlah bimbang walaupun mereka berkumpul beramai2, dan janganlah kamu takut kerana sebenarnya hati2 mereka itu berpecah…

Dalam membuat amal, kita perlu ada sifat sabar kerana Allah telah memerintahkan kita untuk bersabar, solah dan doa… Keburukan amal tidak boleh diselesaikan dengan ibadah semata2… Apakah itu sabar? Iaitu menunaikan perintah2 Allah bertentangan dengan keadaan dan kehendak nafsu kita… Amal puasa itu sebenarnya melakukan perkara yg bertentangan dengan nafsu… Ganjaran untuk sabar adalah syurga… Allah beri kita keinginan untuk tidur dan dalam tidur Allah letakkan perintah (atau amal) bangun malam (tahajjud)… Nabi Musa as telah tanya Allah Taala, adakah Ia tidak tidur? Allah telah perintahkan Musa as pegang dua biji gelas, ternyata ia tertidur dan gelasnya jatuh pecah… Allah berfirman kepada Musa as, jika Allah Taala tidur nescaya apa yg ada seisi dunia ini akan hancur.

Aishah raha mencari waktu panas yg terik untuk berpuasa dan ia bermimpi dapat minum air daripada telaga kautsar… Setelah itu ia tidak lagi merasa dahaga sampai bila2… Hari ini, org2 Islam dianiaya dan kita perlu sabar iaitu sabar dengan taqwa… Bersabar tanpa taqwa itulah dinamakan pengecut… Org2 musyrikin yg tidak yakin dengan Allah Taala, berkata org2 Islam akan sentiasa memenangi semua peperangan kerana yakin dalam amal soleh iaitu perintah2 Allah yg mana menyukakan Allah…

Doa tidak akan diterima jika tiada taqwa… Aus bin Malik ra telah ditangkap oleh musyrikin Quraish dan telah diikat dengan kulit yg susah hendak lepas… Nabi saw beritahu kepadanya, bacalah ‘lahawlawala quwwata illa billahi ‘ dan (setelah membacanya) tali2 yg mengikatnya telah terputus… Di luar kurungan ada seekor unta, ia telah menunggangnya, dan di hadapannya ada berpuluh2 ekor unta milik musuh… Ia menunjuk tangannya kepada unta2 itu dan unta2 itu mengikutnya sampai ke rumah… Dalam hadith nabi saw(mafhumnya), barangsiapa yg banyak membaca lahawlawala quwwata illa billahi, Allah Taala akan menutup 99 musibah dan yg paling kecil ialah kebimbangan…

Ramai org yg bersolah tetapi imannya tidak betul kerana ia tidak yakin dengan amal solah boleh selesaikan masalah2 sebaliknya ia lebih yakin dengan perkara yg tidak ada janji2 Allah Taala… Mereka berjumpa ahli2 nujum(atau sihir) untuk selesaikan masalah2… Syaitan laknatullah pun mengajar Muaz ra, jika seseorang membaca ayatul Kursi tiga kali, syaitan tidak akan masuk ke rumahnya… Muaz ra telah tanya nabi saw mengenai org yg mengajarkannya fadhilah ayatul kursi itu… Nabi saw bersabda (mafhumnya) itulah syaitan kerana syaitan juga yakin dengan perintah2 Allah tetapi tidak mahu amal perintah2 Allah…

Ada org jumpa saya untuk minta tangkal, saya telah tanya balik adakah kamu tidak solah… Abdullah bin Mas’ud ra telah sakit mata dan ada seorang wanita yahudi memakai tangkal dan sakit matanya hilang.. Kata beliau, jangan masukkan amalan syirik dalam diri saya… Org yg sakit mata, syaitan telah letakkan tangannya pada org itu dan Abdullah Mas’ud telah ajar doa yg ditunjukkan oleh nabi saw…

Kejayaan kita adalah dengan menunaikan perintah2 Allah dalam setiap keadaan (dan masa)… Allah Taala mewujudkan hajat supaya kita menunaikan perintah Allah dalam semua keadaan… Allah perintahkan kita mengamalkan keseluruhan agamanya dengan yakin… Tanpa iman, seseorang itu tidak dapat mengamalkan agama dengan istiqamah… Ummat Islam hari ini mengamalkan agama mengikut suasana… Solah lima waktu berat baginya tetapi ia sanggup untuk tidak tidur sepanjang malam supaya hajatnya tertunai… (Maksud)agama bukan untuk barakah… Org akan keluar ke jalan Allah bila masalahnya selesai… Org seperti ini tidak akan istiqamah keluar di jalan Allah..

Maksud kita mengamalkan agama adalah untuk membina iman yakin yg betul pada zat dan kebesaran serta kekuasaan Allah dalam diri kita… Siapa yg hendakkan dunia, Allah Taala akan beri dunia pada mereka tetapi bagi mereka tidak ada apa2 bahagian pun dalam kehidupan akhirat nanti… Oleh itu kita perlu bergerak untuk hidupkan agama di kalangan ummat… Kita perlu usahakan setiap org Islam datang kepada kerja kenaiban nabi… Dakwah adalah untuk islah diri sendiri… Apabila kita dakwah amal ma’ruf, maka Allah Taala akan memberi kekuatan untuk beramal ma’ruf… Ummat ini telah tinggalkan kerja amar ma’ruf nahi munkar kerana menganggap dakwah adalah untuk org lain… Syaitan telah wujudkan was2 dalam hati org2 Islam yg berdosa… Kamu sendiri tidak melakukan amal soleh, mengapa kamu dakwahkan org kepada kebajikan sedangkan kamu sendiri tidak beramal dengannya… (Org ini akan tertanya2) Adakah saya perlu dakwah sedangkan saya tidak beramal… Seseorang itu perlu mendakwahkan amal soleh walaupun ia belum beramal dengan sesuatu perkara…