Book Name:Shaitan kay baaz hathyar

Attack of Satan on preacher

ujjat-ul-Islam Sayyidunā Imām Abū āmid Muhammad Bin Muhammad Bin Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has stated, ‘(Some preachers and speakers) feel delighted when people listen to them attentively and take their advices. Such a preacher claims that he is happy because Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has made it easy for him to promote religion. If a contemporary of his delivers speeches better than him, attracting people, he resents it, getting dejected. If (he were a sincere preacher) and was delivering speeches for the promotion of religion (merely with the intention of gaining the pleasure of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ) he would be grateful to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ for entrusting someone else with this great task. On such an occasion, Satan puts such evil thoughts in his heart that you are dejected not because people have started listening to the speeches of someone else instead of you, but because you have now been deprived of reward. If people had taken advices from you, you would have gained reward. Hence, it is right for you to get dejected because of being deprived of reward.

In fact, this poor and naive preacher is unaware that it is a more virtuous and reward-earning act to delegate the task of preaching to someone who is more capable of it rather than preaching people singly.’ (Iḥyā-ul-‘Ulūm, vol. 5, pp. 109 Mulakhkhaṣan)

صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب           صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد


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