World Situation Will Deteriorate If Our Actions Are Bad
Date: 7/10/2012 2:48:00 PM
Weekly speech at Tableeghi Jamath Markaz Masjide Amina, Tolichowki, Hyderabad
Published in Muslim Murasu, June 2012
Allah is for the entire world. Prophet is for the entire world. This Ummath, you and I, are also for whole humanity. “ukrijath linnaas”. You have been raised for the benefit of entire humanity. We have gathered here in the concern of a peaceful and prosperous world. We are deliberating here for peace, tranquility, forbearing mindset, human rights, good qualities and faith in God for mankind. Arms are being sold in the name of peace. Good character will bring peace; weapons won’t give peace. Allah has taught us the methods for this.
We and our children are responsible for the entire world. Allah has made success in both the worlds, this world and the next, dependent on following Deen (religion). Tranquility of entire Muhalla rests on Deen. Sahabas were wallowing in the depths of ignorance. Murder and robbery were common. Religion transformed their lives. They used to wage war when one camel drank water out of turn. In Yarmuk battle, three Sahabas passed water to the next one when they themselves were dying. This is not a story. Their hearts changed. We have to think about this. This is the message of the religion.
Every situation arising in this world is tied to our actions. If we reform our activities, Allah will change the situation in the world for the better. If our activities are bad, world situation will deteriorate.
Surah 30, Rum, verse 41 – ‘jaharal fasaadu fil barri wal bahri bima kasabath aidinnaas’. Troubles have spread in land and ocean because of what men did. Here Muslims are referred. When a Muslim does something, first impact is on his heart and then the whole world tastes the consequence. When a bad deed is committed, a stain is laid on the heart. It will grow till the whole heart becomes dark. When good things are done, heart will glow. If Jakath is stopped, rain will stop. There will be paucity of water. When indecency becomes common in Ummath, new diseases with strange names will spread. These diseases are not due to pollution. Our actions will have consequences on this world. Allah has given us such a position. Our works are at locality level. But our concern should be for the world at large. We sit at family level or locality level for teachings and learning. But entire world will taste the benefit.
Prophet’s hard work brought good character, discipline, sacrificial mentality, loyalty, integrity and obedience in the lives of Sahabas. We are striving to bring these qualities in our lives through Dawath (missionary work). Our elders have analyzed Quran and Hadees and zeroed in on six qualities for focus. Intention is to follow Quran and Hadees in entirety.
First quality to focus is Kaamil Imaan, complete faith in God. We have faith. But it is not up to mark. A person can just be alive and spend his days on bed with others helping him while other person can be truly alive and live to the fullest. There is difference in being alive. There is a standard of Imaan that is expected and the one we possess. There is a huge gap. Allah expects complete faith from us. A person asks water to quench his thirst and you provide water in spoon. Our faith is very weak. This won’t fulfill our needs. This Imaan won’t give us strength to act upright. First focus should be to restore perfect Imaan in Ummath.
Creations can’t do you any harm or favor. All powers rest with Allah. All creatures are dependent on Him. The ways of Yahudis, Nasaras and Mushriks will give failure. This is next part of Imaan. Prophet’s commands will give us complete success. There is a palm’s gap between lip and heart. But rarely our words descend from lips into our hearts. Dawath is to speak Allah’s praise always. We should constantly talk about the reality of Deen, Akhirat and Allah’s powers at all places we go, be it school or college or office. Imaan will become complete when we openly talk about it. We get our food, health and air from Allah’s treasure. Surah 40, Mumin, verse 13 – ‘ va yunazzilulakum minas samayi rizkan’. He sends you sustenance from the sky. Allah is graceful. He has stored food for us for our lifetime in sky. He has it protected for us. Talk to Muslims about Imaan. Explain them the importance to follow Sunnath. We will be raised with the community that we follow in this world. A Hadees narrates that we will be with those in the Qayamath whom we loved in this world. Sahabas rejoiced after hearing this. Because they loved Prophet more than anything else. Man will follow whom he loves. Kaamil Imaan is to wish for our brother what we would wish for ourselves. We desire to escape from hell, from punishment and pain. Protect your family members, relatives, neighbors from the fire of hell. Surah 66, Tahreem, verse 6 – ‘ya ayyuhallazeena amanu ku anfusakum wa ahlikum naaran’. Save yourselves and your families from the fire. Do teachings and remembrance in your families. Involve your family members in Islamic works.
Second focus is on Namaz. It is not just to practice Namaz. We have to make it perfect. First question in Qayamat is about Namaz. Tajweed, Tasbeeh, Athiyat, Durood, all should be pronounced properly. You are talking with God. Talk correctly. Appearance and pronunciation should be correct. Abdullah ibn Zubair (rali) would stand erect like a pole while in Namaz. He learned Namaz from his grandfather Abubakkar (rali). He learned from Prophet. Once a person was toying with his beard while in prayer. If his heart was in correct place, his body would have been at peace.
Surah 23, Muminoon, verse 1-2 – ‘qad aflahal muminunallazeena hum fi salathihim gashioon’. “The believers must win through; those who humble themselves in prayer”. Gushu means to have heart focused and delighted in prayer. It is not proper to scratch during prayer. If heart is focused, they will become inheritors of paradise. They will enter Jannathul Firdous, loftiest heaven.
Namaz will be accepted only if income is Halaal. Even one handful of Haraam food will make our prayers rejected for 40 days. Allah says in one Hadees Qudsi. “If you stop enjoining good and forbidding evil, I won’t fulfill your prayers. I won’t protect you from your enemies”. Your Dua will be rejected if you stop doing Dawath. Now Dawath is lagging in our Ummath.
Third quality is Ilm and Zikr. Ilm is to know Allah’s likings. Zikr is to implement them. Purpose of Ilm is to motivate us to do good. Shaitan won’t like knowledge. Knowledge and details can be learned from books and scholars. Mashirat Ilm is to know day to day things like dress, food, culture, sleeping and marrying. Mashiyat Ilm is about income. One should know what income is permitted and what is prohibited. Income from Haraam means or business is Haraam. Adulteration, perjury, lying, cheating in weight balance are all Haraam. Truthful business will bring Barakath. One who bribes and receives bribe will go to hell. Maamulath Ilm is about exchanges. Business is Halaal. Usury is Haraam.
Elders should be respected and youngsters should be shown kindness. We should share our peace with others. We should honor rights of others and forgive if there are transgressions on our rights.
Fifth quality is Iqlaas. Anything should be done with sole intention of pleasing Allah. We should not expect rewards from others. Even service to others should be done for God. This will save us from getting tired.
Last quality is Dawath. It is to accept Allah’s commands and preach them to others.