Remembering the journey of Hereafter during the journey of this world
Before travelling abroad on 4th October 2017, 13th Muharram-ul-Haraam 1439 AH, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه sent a message full of Fikr-e-Aakhirat (contemplation of Hereafter) in writing through social media to Islamic brothers:
اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! I am travelling abroad today. Alas! That day will soon arrive too when I will undertake the journey of ‘عدم’ [‘Adam] in the Hereafter (the place where spirits stay after death). Ah! Al-Maut [the death]. Bear witness that I have sought forgiveness for every sin after renewing my faith as a precaution. And I request you to make Du’a [supplication] for my forgiveness without accountability. If only I could have martyrdom in Madinah!
Khudaya buray khatimay say bachana
Perhoon Kalimah jab niklay dam Ya Ilahi!
O Almighty! Save me from a bad end
May I recite Kalimah when I take my last breath
(Wasail-e-Bakhshish [amended version], pp. 110)
Du’a [supplication] for preventing evils of Nafs and Satan
After having reached abroad, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه gave the news of reaching abroad to the devotees of Rasool in a written message through social media in this way:
اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ! I have reached my destination abroad. Ah! Heedlessness and pleasure of Nafs have also accompanied me, being the part of my provisions of the journey! Make Du’a [supplication] that I am kept safe from the evils of Nafs and Satan. Alas! Otherwise, it will lead to destruction. O Rab عَزَّوَجَلَّ of Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! I am not hopeless from Your mercy.
Nafs-o-shaytan ho gaye ghalib
Un kay chungal se Tu chhura Ya Rab!
Nafs and Satan have dominated me
Save me from their trap, Ya Rab!
(Wasail-e-Bakhshish [amended version], pp. 79)
Give time to the travellers of Madani Qafilah
بِسْمِ اللّٰهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ
After Salam, it is humbly requested from Sag-e-Madinah Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri Razavi عُفِیَ عَـنْهُ: Here, let me share the good news that a Sunnah-inspiring Madani Qafilah of Dawat-e-Islami, for the training of Sunnahs, has arrived in your city. These travellers in the way of Allah are now your guests. So, all Zimmahdar [responsible] Islamic brothers should cooperate with them fully. Yes! They neither ask you for food, nor do they ask for money; as the Islamic brothers associated with Dawat-e-Islami do not ask for anything from anyone. All they need is your precious time. It is emphasized from me to all Zimmahdaran [responsible Islamic brothers]; including Nigran, Madani Qafilah Nigran, Zayli Nigran and all other Zimmahdaran [responsible Islamic brothers] to spend more and more time with the travellers of the Madani Qafilah. Remember! Those who don’t obey cannot obtain dignity.