Mom doesn’t let me eat chocolates!/Cause of lacking interest in religious gatherings

During Madani Muzakarahs, Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, the founder of Dawat-e-Islami, ‘Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri Razavi دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه give answers to the questions related to beliefs, worship and other topics. Some of these questions and answers are presented below with necessary amendments.

How to please the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم?

Question: What actions shall we carry out in the month of Rabi’-ul-Awwal, through which we can please our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم?

Answer: We have to please the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the month of Rabi’-ul-Awwal as well as in other months. In fact, we need to always do such actions that would please Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and would also make Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم happy. If one was lazy in offering Salah, then this laziness should be avoided. If there are any previous Qada (missed) Salahs; then one should repent, make a calculation and start offering them without delay.

Similarly, one should observe Siyam, pay Zakah and fulfil other Fard and Wajib acts and should also celebrate the Jashn-e-Wiladat (the blessed birth of the Holy Nabi صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم). Moreover, one should act upon Sunnahs thoroughly. For example; instead of keeping Western hairstyle, one should keep Sunnah-following hairstyle; instead of roaming around bare-headed, one should adorn his head with the green blessed turban; if he has shaved his beard or trimmed it less than a fist length, then he should repent of it and adorn his face with a blessed beard in accordance with Sunnah; one should also wear Sunnah-following clothing, adopting complete “Madani appearance”. Moreover, if one was lazy in acting upon certain Sunnahs, one should become steadfast in them. Furthermore, you should engage yourself in those tasks that would please Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. A Madani transformation will take place in your heart,  اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلََّ.

وَاللهُ اَعلَمُ عَزَّوَجَلَّ وَ رَسُولُهٗ اَعلَم صَلَّی اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیهِ واٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوا عَلَى الحَبِيب       صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

Mom doesn’t let me eat chocolates!

Question: I am fond of eating chocolates. But my mom says, ‘do not eat chocolates. Eat food’. Please guide me what should I do?

Answer: Obeying your mother, you should eat food instead of chocolates. By eating food, you will gain energy which will also help you gain strength to perform worship. Whereas, chocolates are harmful and make you lose hunger. Moreover, chocolates also contain caffeine which is not good for health. Therefore, one should not eat chocolates. However, there is no harm in occasionally eating one or two pieces of chocolate.

(To know about the harm of candies and chocolates, please read Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat’s booklet “Unique Son” (published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah).

وَاللهُ اَعلَمُ عَزَّوَجَلَّ وَ رَسُولُهٗ اَعلَم صَلَّی اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیهِ واٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوا عَلَى الحَبِيب       صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

Cause of lacking interest in religious gatherings

Question: We belong to showbiz. We remain seated for three to four consecutive hours in the theatre or during a show. We don’t get bored. But when we attend a gathering of Meelad or any religious gathering, we start feeling boredom after only 30 to 45 minutes, and we leave. Why does this happen?

Answer: When the taste in the mouth of a patient turns bitter, he does not like to eat or drink anything. He feels only bitter taste in everything. However, when his disease is cured, he likes to eat and drink all things and no longer feels bitterness in anything. The same is the condition of those who are away from the garden of good deeds and are sinking into the mire of sins. Usually, those who stay away from religious gatherings, etc., feel boredom and leave it for the reason that they are not habitual of attending these types of religious gatherings. On the other hand, those who are used to attending religious gatherings, find it very enjoyable and pleasurable to attend Ijtima’ of Zikr-o-Na’at and Madani Muzakarahs, etc., from beginning to end. Even if someone offers them a hundred thousand rupees for working for a theatre or showbiz or only for sitting on the stage during a show, they will not be prepared to lose their dignity by doing so.

In order to develop an interest in religious gatherings, etc., one should adopt the company of religious people and devotees of Rasool. A good company makes a person good and a bad company makes a person bad. If you keep the company of pious, Salah-offering and Sunnah-following Islamic brothers, then اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ you will also develop an interest in righteous deeds and religious gatherings, etc. And, by the grace of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, you will succeed in becoming pious.

وَاللهُ اَعلَمُ عَزَّوَجَلَّ وَ رَسُولُهٗ اَعلَم صَلَّی اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیهِ واٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوا عَلَى الحَبِيب       صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

Illuminations with stolen electricity

Question: In the month of Rabi’-ul-Awwal, some people illuminate streets, etc., with stolen electricity. How is it for them to do this?

Answer: Illuminating roads and streets, etc. with stolen electricity is impermissible and Haraam. (Subh-e-Baharan, pp. 23, 27) No doubt, we should rejoice at the blessed birth of the Holy Nabi صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, but we do not have to use illegal and stolen electricity for illuminations. Instead, we have to use electricity legally by paying the bill. Similarly, it is impermissible and Haraam to steal electricity for other purposes such as marriage ceremonies, factories, mills, shops and homes, etc. Whosoever has done this in the past should repent, make a calculation of the amount of stolen electricity and pay its bill to the relevant department.

وَاللهُ اَعلَمُ عَزَّوَجَلَّ وَ رَسُولُهٗ اَعلَم صَلَّی اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیهِ واٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

صَلُّوا عَلَى الحَبِيب       صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد

 

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