Book Name:Pait ka Qufl e Madina

I am worst person

Sayyidunā ‘Ušmān Ghanī رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَـالٰی عَـنْـهُ has stated that there are five signs of a pious person.

1.          He remains in good company.

He protects his tongue and private parts.

He considers the pleasures of the world as a nuisance and religious blessings as a divine mercy.

He does not fill his stomach even with alāl food for fear of it containing a little arām.

Besides himself, he considers every Muslim forgiven in the Hereafter while he considers only himself as a sinner and fears punishment. (Al-Munabbiĥāt, pp. 59)

Pitiable condition due to hunger

Sayyidunā Faālaĥ Bin ‘Ubayd رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has narrated that when the Beloved and Blessed Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم used to lead the Jamā’at of alāĥ, there were some companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم who used to fall during the alāĥ because of severe hunger. These companions were the Aĥl-e-uffaĥ. The Bedouins used to consider them as insane. When the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would finish the alāĥ, he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم used to turn towards them and say, ‘If you knew what reward is in store for you in the court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, you would wish that your hunger and poverty would prolong even more.’  (Jāmi’ Tirmiżī, vol. 4, pp. 162, Ḥadīš 2375)

Hungry for many days

Some of the companions رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم and saints رَحِمَهُمُ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَالٰی would not eat anything for many consecutive days. In this regard, ujjat-ul-Islam, Imām Muhammad Ghazālī عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has stated, ‘Sayyidunā


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