Book Name:Dawateislami Ka Taruf
drug-seller as a result of joining the company of wicked people. I tried to prevent him from these evil acts but in vain. He would even beat and swear at me. Instead of bringing peace and comfort to my heart, he had brought constant pain and agony to me. He was even arrested several times by police but I managed to get him released by some way. He was charged with many crimes. At last, he was sentenced to imprisonment. Almost eight months later, when he came home after being released on bail, I was astonished to see that the very son of mine who used to beat and swear at me was now tearfully apologizing to me, lying at my feet.
Soon, the sound of the Ażān of Ṣalāt-ul-Maghrib echoed in the air and he proceeded to Masjid to offer Ṣalāĥ. He was now a sober person with a glowing face. The very same young man who used to swear at others was now often uttering سُبۡحٰنَ الـلّٰـہ, اَلۡحَمۡدُلـِلّٰـہ, مَاشَاءَالـلّٰـہ, اِنۡ شَاءَالـلّٰـہ, and reciting Ṣalāt-‘Alan-Nabī. Having offered Ṣalāt-ul-‘Ishā with Jamā’at in Masjid, he returned home and went to sleep. I also lay to take rest. As I woke up at around 2 a.m., I did not find him on his bedstead. Worried, I suspected that he had again gone on a looting spree but was surprised to see that he was offering Ṣalāĥ of Taĥajjud with humility and concentration at a side of home. Finishing the Ṣalāĥ, he made Du’ā to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ reciting the following couplets:
Gunāĥaun say mujĥ ko bachā yā Ilāĥī
Burī khaṣlatayn bĥī cĥuřā yā Ilāĥī
Khaṭāon ko mayrī miṫā yā Ilāĥī