How should the behaviour be with the subordinates?

How should the behaviour be with the subordinates?

Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه sent a letter through an e-mail to a Madani Islamic brother of Dawat-e-Islami’s department, Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah, on 20th Jumadal Ukhra 1430 Hijri: ‘Benefiting from ‘Sharh-us-Sudoor[1] is very difficult. Kindly inform if there is one with the detailed index. Otherwise, kindly get the index of Sharh-us-Sudoor made by employing someone on salary outside Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah hours from one’s own home etc. The index should specifically contain the name of every parable or an indication for it. Kindly e-mail me the total expenses and time duration for it. My heart is not satisfied on getting this work done by an employee of Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah during the working hours in the office of Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah, because the book would be of a private nature.’

That Islamic brother, while saying ‘Labbayk’, took its responsibility himself without any salary, but could not present the index even after a period of more than six months. Then perhaps on 19th Muharram-ul-Haraam 1431 Hijri, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه sent another letter stating: ‘Index of ‘Sharh-us-Sudoor’…. please! Humbly awaiting for a sight of mercy from you! May Allah Almighty prolong your happiness, forgive you without accountability and may I also get the blessings of these Du’as.’

اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن   صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

In reply to this, the Madani Islamic brother wrote the following:

Beloved Bapa Jan, please forgive your lazy son for such prolonged delay. Approximately half work is done. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ, I will e-mail the complete index by Sunday evening, 23rd Muharram-ul-Haraam 1431 Hijri. My heart became extremely happy upon the way you blessed this embodiment of laziness and heedlessness with Du’as instead of scolding and embarrassing him. May Allah Almighty also bless me with adopting such overwhelming way of giving Du’as in relation to following up my co-workers. It would be wonderful if our responsible Islamic brothers could also adopt this very method, as it is not necessary to adopt a harsh attitude at every place to follow up [some work] and such phrases are uttered like: ‘I handed you over this work. Why isn’t it still done? Or you couldn’t even do such small task till now! How can we continue like this? Or such a long time has elapsed and you haven’t done anything. Day by day, your performance is getting weaker. What have you been doing since all that time? Please give me all the details.’ By uttering such sentences, one frights and distresses the addressee’s heart. It is possible that by such constant hurting remarks, his heart gets broken and instead of becoming active, he distances away from the responsibility. If such method is adopted when the need arises and according to one’s status, like ‘may Allah Almighty bless you with the blessings of both worlds. I am still deprived of the fragrance of the Madani pearls of Sardarabad [Faisalabad] Madani Mashwarah, I wish they are sent soon. Waiting for blessings from your side, etc.’, then the goal will also be achieved as well as the addressee would perhaps also get happy of this way. Moreover, he will also try to rectify his mistake (if committed at the first place). Upon this manner of yours, I recalled a Hadees. Therefore, Sayyiduna Anas رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ states: By Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! I attained the privilege of serving the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم for nine years. I do not remember if I ever did something and he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم ever said: ‘لِمَ فَعَلْتَ کَذَا وَکَذَا’ i.e. why did you do this, why did you do that? Or I left something and he صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: ‘ہَلَّا فَعَلْتَ کَذَا وَکَذَا’ i.e. why didn’t you do like this? (Sahih Muslim, pp. 973, Hadees 6016)



[1] Later in 1437 Hijri, اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ Al-Madina-tul-‘Ilmiyyah translated Sharh-us-Sudoor and published it from Maktaba-tul-Madinah, which also contains the detailed index.

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