Saturday 10 October 2015

Gems 76 - 80

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Selected and concise advices / sayings of 
Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq Saheb
(Daamat Barakaatuhum)


The heart which is connected to Allah Ta’ala moves closer to Him in times of difficulty. The heart which is not connected to Allah Ta’ala moves further away from Him in times of difficulty.

The need is to connect with Allah Ta'ala and maintain that connection in all conditions.


We are what we eat. Not only will our food determine our health; our food will determine our character, our morals and our thinking. Most important is that it will determine our level of Imaan and will inevitably be a great concluding factor for us at the time of Maut (death) – as to which way we are going. So we have to be very particular and serious about the food we consume.


Like a computer virus can be the cause of corruption of files and deletion and loss of all work, the viruses of Riyaa (show / ostentation), Ujub (vanity / conceit), Kibr (pride) and other sins have similar consequences. They destroy and delete all good works. May Allah Ta’ala protect us.


If an employee does not do his work a few times, we want to get rid of him. If he persists in his negligence, we fire him.

Look at Allah Ta’ala’s Tolerance and His Kindness upon us. We are so negligent in the work we were created for, of worshipping Allah Ta’ala and earning His Pleasure. Despite our heedlessness, He gives us chances. He does not fire us for even the major sins committed, giving us opportunity upon opportunity for Taubah (repentance).


Let us ask ourselves : In the last 24 hours, have we devoted more time to Dien or to Dunya? Have we spent more money for Dien and for earning our Aakhirah or have we spent more on Dunya’s luxuries? 
Dunya is Daarul Ghuroor – a place of deception. We give our time to and spend so much on something we have to leave behind and something that has no value in the Sight of Allah Ta'ala.