Bravery of pious predecessors

No sooner did little Zubair and his sister Zaynab lay down in their beds, all of a sudden a loud sound was heard and electricity went off at once in the whole area. When darkness prevailed everywhere, Zaynab became nervous and clung to her mother, and said out of fear: “Dear mother! Ghost! Ghost!”

Mr. Naveed reached home after a while when Zaynab saw her father, she immediately clung to her father.

Though Zaynab got some satisfaction upon the arrival of her father, she was still fearful. Observing her unusual state, Zaynab’s father became concerned too. Upon Mr. Naveed’s asking, Zaynab’s mother informed that she had told a horror story to the children the day before; it was probably the reason, why she perhaps got scared due to the power outage.

Mr. Naveed said to Zaynab: Dear daughter: We are Muslims and Muslims are brave people. They do not fear anyone except Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was also very brave. One night, people of Madinah heard a horrible sound. People rushed to that sound and saw the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم coming from the direction of that horrible sound (because the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is the bravest of all in the universe. He صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم had reached there before people did). At that time, the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was saying: “Don’t be afraid! Don’t be afraid!” (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 284, Hadees 2908)

The blessed companions رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم were also very brave, once a lion was sitting on their way and it had blocked the way of people. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ went near it and said: “Leave the path”. After getting this scolding, lion left the place wagging its tail and ran away. (Hujjatullahi ‘alal ‘Aalameen, pp. 616)

After listening to these parables, Zaynab felt very relaxed and satisfied.

Parents! Pay attention

Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat ‘Allamah Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri دَامَتْ بَرَكَاتُـهُمُ الْعَالِيَـه said: “Tales of ghosts and fairies make children coward. Our children should be brave like a lion.” Therefore we should adopt the character of Mr. Naveed performed by him in this fictional story and tell the parables of pious predecessors رَحِمَهُمُ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی to the children instead of horror stories.

May Allah Almighty bestow our children with bravery.

اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن   صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم


Bravery of pious predecessors

When all family members were sitting together drinking evening tea on Sunday, mother asked Asif: “Dear son! There was a program in your school on Friday, you have not shared anything about it.”

Asif humbly said: “Yes dear mother! It went so well. I will remember the programme of that day all my life.”

Listening to this, Zainab spoke immediately: “Dear brother! Please also let us know what happened in this event.”

Asif: A Mufti Sahib of Dawat-e-Islami was invited in this programme for delivering a speech. The topic of the Bayan was ‘beloved people of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ’. Besides the beautiful topic of speech, his way of explaining was incredibly interesting.

Zainab: “How?”

Asif: “First of all Mufti Sahib put a question to all the students asking them that get its answer from your heart. The question was: ‘O heart! Are we the beloved bondmen of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ?’”

Having listened to this, ‘Rashid’, the younger brother of Asif asked: “How can we know that we are the beloved people of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ?”

Asif: “Yes! We also asked Mufti Sahib the same question.”

Father: “Dear son! “What did he answer?”

Asif: “Dear father! He mentioned some signs of becoming the beloved of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, I could not remember all these Madani pearls properly but I have noted them down in my diary; so, let me read it to you.”

So, Asif opened his diary and started reading the signs of becoming the beloved of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ:

To be a Muslim.

To be a gentle and merciful person.

Being patient with the troubles of Deen and Dunya (world).

Helping and resolving the problems of people. 

Possessing good manners.

Preparing for death before it approaches.

Having no love in heart for [this] world.

And the last sign mentioned by Mufti Sahib was:

Spending life according to the method described by the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

About the last sign, Mufti Sahib said: “By acting upon the Sunnahs of the Beloved and last Nabi صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, one will automatically act upon all the aforementioned signs; it is as if, this sign includes all of them.”

Mother: Dear Asif: “This is a great favour of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ that we all are Muslims. If we start following the Sunnahs of the last Nabi ‘Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم’, we will surely become the beloved bondmen of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.

Asif: Dear mother! “How can we know about the Sunnahs of Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم?”

Mother: We will have to gain Islamic knowledge for this; though many people provide guidance about the Deen but my dear son, I truly like the way of those people who are associated with Dawat-e-Islami.

Zainab: “Mother! Why?”

Mother: Because these people explain different topics of Deen in the easiest way considering [the requirements of] the current era with kind and pleasant manner, plus they have designed many short courses.

Asif: Dear Mother! “How did you obtain all this information?”

Mother: “This is the blessing of the Madani Channel of Dawat-e-Islami. Having the blessed company of these virtuous people in this era is a great blessing of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. You all should also remain associated with these blessed people throughout your life.”

‘Zainab’, ‘Asif’ and the younger ‘Rashid’: “Sure, dear Mother.”




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