Fragrance should Emanate from (One’s) Speech/Ahmad Raza’s Garden is Blossoming Today as well/Garden of Attar

Fragrance should Emanate from (One’s) Speech

1. Hearts are like pots

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin Mas’ood رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ says: Hearts are like pots. Therefore, do not fill them with anything else except the Holy Quran. (Az-Zuhd-ul-Ahmad, vol. 1, pp. 183, Raqm 891)

2. Long hopes

Sayyiduna ‘Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی وَجۡـھَـهُ الۡـکَـرِیۡم says: I remain immensely scared of two things (1) obeying desires (2) and long hopes. (Az-Zuhd li Ibn Mubarak, vol. 1, pp. 86, Raqm 255)

3. The one Allah showers mercy upon

Sayyiduna Maymoon Bin Siyah رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه says: When Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ intends to do good to a bondman, He makes His remembrance  a favourite activity of the bondman. (Hilyat-ul-Awliya, vol. 3, pp. 127, Raqm 3419)

4. Man’s conversation

Sayyiduna Yunus Bin ‘Ubayd رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه says: A person’s conversation reflects his piety and abstinence. (Sift-us-Safwah, vol. 3, pp. 205)

5. The foul-mouthed

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Amr Bin ‘Aas رَضِیَ الـلّٰـهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُمَا says: Entering Jannah is Haraam for every foul-mouthed person. (Hilyat-ul-Awliya, vol. 1, pp. 359, Raqm 982)

6. Do have consultation

Sayyiduna Sulayman عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام says: Before taking a final decision about anything, do consult with a [sincere and experienced] person. If you do so, then you will not regret your decision. (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, vol. 6, pp. 207)

7. Preferable to Nafl [optional] Hajj

Sayyiduna Jabir Bin Zayd رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه says: Giving one dirham to an orphan or a destitute as Sadaqah is more beloved by me than performing a Nafl  Hajj. (Sift-us-Safwah, vol. 3, pp. 158)

8. Deed leading to Paradise

Sayyiduna Muhammad Bin Munkadir رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه says: [The acts of] feeding people and good conversation will take you to the Paradise. (Mawsu’ah li Ibn Abid Dunya, vol. 7, pp. 193, Raqm 304)

Ahmad Raza’s Garden is Blossoming Today as well

1. Act of Satan

Congregation of Milad is (in fact) the blessed remembrance [Zikr] of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, and the remembrance [Zikr] of Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is a kind of the Zikr of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ; and forbidding from the Zikr of Allah without a Shar’i reason is the act of Satan. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 14, pp. 668)

2. Number of rows of the Paradise dwellers

There will be 120 rows of the Paradise dwellers. Out of them, بِحَمدِ اللهِ تَعَالٰی 80 will be ours and 40 of all other Ummahs. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 15, pp. 649)

3. Meaning of Repentance

Taubah [repentance] means refraining from disobedience. The One Whose disobedience is committed, His pleasure should be sought by promising again to obey him. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 15, pp. 656)

4. Disbelieving in a Nabi

To disbelieve in one Nabi is disbelief in all the Ambiya of Allah. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, 15, pp. 626)

5. What is Milad?

Birth of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is the essence of all bounties. We have been commanded by the Nass-e-Qat’ee (Ayah) of the Holy Quran to publicize and celebrate it wholeheartedly. Moreover, its publicity and celebration will be duly performed among a large gathering. Therefore, one shall gather as many people as he can, and make them listen the narrations of the blessed birth. This is what is called the ‘gathering of Milad’. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 26, pp. 530)

6. Deceased can hear

The hearing ability of the deceased is so powerful that they can even listen to the Zikr of plants without any problem which most of (alive) human beings cannot listen to. Moreover, they get tranquillity from it. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 9, pp. 760)

7. The base of guidance

Guidance is dependent on belief in the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. The one who does not believe in him, he does not get guidance. Hence, if there is no guidance, where is belief [Iman] then? (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 14, pp. 703)

Garden of Attar

1. Harm of not comforting

There are two obvious disadvantages of keeping yourself deprived from comforting a depressed person: (1) One remains deprived of the reward. (2) The depressed Islamic brother may have negative thoughts in his heart and may distance himself from the Madani environment. (Shaytan kay Ba’az Hathiyar, pp. 40)

2. Acquiring knowledge properly is mandatory

Nobody can become a Mufti without acquiring knowledge properly. It is mandatory to acquire knowledge properly for it. (‘Ilm-o-Hikmat kay 125 Madani Phool, pp. 51)

3. Sinner should not be hated

Sin of the sinner is to be hated, but he himself [i.e. the sinner] deserves sympathy; and there is a need to guide him. (Madani Muzakarah, 1 Rabi’-ul-Awwal, 1438 AH)

4. Remember your death

In order to remember death, write down ‘اَلموت’ [Al-Mawt] at such a place where your eye falls on it again and again. (Madani Muzakarah, 7 Muharram-ul-Haraam, 1436 AH)

5. Destruction of sins

In sacred days and at reverential places, committing sins is more destructive. (Madani Muzakarah, 10 Muharram-ul-Haraam, 1436 AH)

6. How to observe patience?

Try to develop endurance and forbearance, so that whenever anything happens contrary to your mood, you may control your anger and be successful in having patience. (Madani Muzakarah, 12 Rabi’-ul-Awwal, 1438 AH)

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