Blessings of Acting upon Madani In’amaat
April 27,2017 - Published 2 years ago
Blessings of Acting upon Madani In’amaat
Assessment and accountability of our deeds are absolutely crucial for protecting ourselves from sins and carrying out virtuous deeds with steadfastness, therefore, everyone should seriously ponder over the consequences of his deeds whether whatever I have been doing or whatever I will do is beneficial for my Hereafter or harmful! Undoubtedly, the Muslim, who develops the habit of assessing his deeds and contemplation over the Hereafter, his character and speaking manners will improve, and he always ponders over improving his Hereafter اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ.
One can easily understand the importance and advantages of assessment of deeds by this fact that even the Glorious Quran and blessed Ahadees specifically motivate us to do so:
یٰۤاَ یُّہَا ا لَّذِ یۡنَ اٰ مَنُو ا ا تَّقُو ا اللّٰہَ وَ لۡتَنۡظُرۡ نَفۡسٌ مَّا قَدَّ مَتۡ لِغَدٍ ۚ
Translation from Kanz-ul-Iman: O People who believe! Fear Allah, and every soul must see what it has sent ahead for tomorrow.
(Part 28, Surah Al-Hashr, Ayah 18)
In the context of the abovementioned blessed Ayah, it is stated in Tafseer Ibn Kaseer: Do self-accountability before your accountability is done and ponder over how many virtuous deeds you have accumulated to present in the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ on the Day of Judgement (Tafseer Ibn Kaseer, vol. 8, pp. 106)
In the blessed Ahadees too, many a time, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has motivated and encouraged people to carry out self-assessment of their deeds.
Blessed saying of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم . about self-accountability.
A wise person should have a moment in which he makes accountability of his Nafs (Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 4, pp. 164, Hadees 4677)
It is learnt that the Glorious Quran and the blessed Ahadees lay great emphasis on self-accountability. Therefore, if we want to attain the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ , refrain ourselves from the disgrace and humiliation of the world and Hereafter, get rid of Hell and make Jannah our eternal abode then instead of showing negligence towards our death and pinning high hopes, we should cultivate the habit of practicing Fikr-e-Madinah
In the Madani environment of Dawat-e-Islami, assessment and accountability of one’s deeds is called ‘Fikr-e-Madinah’. Fikr-e-Madinah means that a person should ponder over his daily routine and daily activities keeping the Hereafter in his mind, then those activities which may cause harm for him in the Hereafter, should be removed from our lives and those activities which are beneficial for the Hereafter, should be performed. Practice of Fikr-e-Madinah with a firm determination brings many blessings. It is for this reason that our pious predecessors رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی used to constantly practice Fikr-e-Madinah (reflecting upon your deeds) with steadfastness and would never show negligence in this regard
Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, the founder of Dawat-e-Islami, ‘Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri Razavi دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه has given us the ‘Madani In’amaat’ which is a combination of Shari’ah and Tareeqah in the form of questions, the purpose of which is to help Muslims carry out good deeds and avoid sins easily in these troublesome times. There are 72 Madani In’amaat for Islamic brothers, 63 for Islamic sisters, 92 for male students, 83 for female students, 40 for small Madani boys and girls, and 27 for special (the deaf and the dumb) Islamic brothers.
Why did Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه start the method of Madani In’amaat? Mentioning its reason, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه has stated: (So that) there could be progress in Madani activities, getting moral Tarbiyyat (training) and attaining piety. With this intention, I started the Madani In’amaat.
(Jannat kay Talab-Garaun kay liye Madani Guldastah, pp. 25)
Through acting upon the Madani In’amaat, we can gain the great enthusiasm of trying to reform ourselves and the people of entire world. We can rectify our misdeeds by inspecting our good and bad acts ourselves answering the questions given in the Madani In’amaat booklet. It is as if these Madani In’amaat make us stand daily in the self-accountability court and make our conscience decide and thus provide us daily an opportunity of our reform and salvation.
In fact these Madani In’amaat are the compilation of the motivations to act upon the deeds leading to Jannah, and refraining from the acts dragging us to Hell. It is as though Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه watched our miserable non-practicing attitude, and granted a unique method of our reform so that we gain Istiqamat (steadfastness) over Fikr-e-Madinah daily by fixing a time for it. It is for the reason, countless Islamic brothers and Islamic sisters and students practice Madani In’amaat, and every night before going to sleep they do ‘Fikr-e-Madinah’ daily and assess their deeds whilst filling the blanks given in the Madani In’amaat booklets. By the grace of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ after practicing these Madani In’amaat the obstructions in becoming pious and avoiding sins will disappear gradually and you will develop the mind-set to practice the Sunnah, have hatred towards sins and ponder about the safety of your faith.
First Madani In’aam is:
Today, did you observe virtuous intentions before performing some of the permissible acts? Moreover, did you persuade at least two others to do the same?
Undoubtedly making good intention is such a light action which is extremely easy to do but carries great reward. Therefore, we should also make good intentions before each and every permissible and virtuous deed for the sake of earning rewards even before eating food, drinking water, sleeping, wearing dress and during Nikah (marriage contract) too. During the act of eating food one should have this intention to gain strength to obey Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ by the act of worshipWhile wearing dress one should have this intention that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has commanded him to hide the hidden parts and one’s this act expresses the blessing of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ . Similarly, one’s purpose of sleeping should be that he seeks help for performing the acts of worship that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has made obligatory as well as when doing Nikah one should have the intention of protecting his chastity and preventing Haraam.
اچّھی اچّھی نِیَّتوں کا ہو خدا جذبہ عطا
بندۂ مُخلِص بنا، کر عَفو میری ہر خطا
Making the mind of people to perform five-time congregational Salah in first row with first Takbeer, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه has bestowed a Madani In’aam:
Today, did you offer all the five daily Salah in the first row of the Masjid, with Jama’at (congregation), attending the first Takbeer? Did you try to take at least one person to the Masjid with you each time? Offering Salah in the first row is also included in this ‘Madani In’aam.’ Meaning of a blessed Hadees is: If the people knew the [extent of] reward of calling out Azan and offering Salah in the first row, they had no other way to have its privilege except by drawing lots then they would surely draw lots for the sake of these [acts] (Sahih Muslim, vol. 1, pp. 231, Hadees 437))
Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه is the embodiment of modesty and very careful about the protection of gaze, similarly he has also tried to make the mind of his disciples, devotees and relatives to become modest and to protect their gaze from sins as well. It is stated in Madani In’aam no. 37: Today, did you make an effort to refrain from peeping (needlessly) outside from the balconies of your home or peeping into homes of others through their doors etc.?
Madani In’amaat do not only bring about steadfastness in Faraaid and Wajibat, but they also give us the opportunity to overcome many of our social and moral weaknesses. Therefore, if we want to become Obedient to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ , true devotees of the Beloved Rasool and practicing Muslims, we must act upon the Madani In’amaat given to us by Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه
These Madani In’amaat will take us to the path of salvation. They are the best Madani recipe for becoming righteous, specially the best remedy for the diseases of sins. Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه
has stated: I love Madani In’amaat. If you begin to practise them after accepting and admitting their worth from the bottom of your heart, you will see their blessings soon in your life.
اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَل, you will have peace and tranquillity of heart and your inner-self will be purified.
By virtue of the blessings of Madani In’amaat one feels hatred for the unethical, social, and non-Shar’i acts and practices like watching movies, dramas, listening to songs and music, slandering, tale-telling, backbiting, telling lies, breaking promises, gambling, taunting and hurting people, laughter, bearing malice, arrogance, jealousy, laughing aloud, hypocrisy, showing off and breach of trust etc.
Study the booklet of Madani In’amaat carefully once from beginning to end. After reading it you will be impelled to acknowledge that ‘Madani In’amaat are the best course of spending life for a Muslim. Madani In’amaat are excellent!!!
مَدَنی اِنعامات کے عامل پہ ہر دم ہر گہڑی
یا الٰہی! خوب برسا رَحمتوں کی تو جہڑی