Admonitory Madani pearls for overseas travellers
نَحْمَدُہٗ وَنُصَلِّیْ وَ نُسَلِّمُ عَلٰی رَسُوْ لِہِ النَّبِیِّ الْکَرِیْم
From: Sag-e-Madinah, Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qadiri Razavi عُفِیَ عَنْہُ
To: Muballigh of Dawat-e-Islami, Husayn Attari; and Muballigh of Dawat-e-Islami, Azeez-ul-Haq Attari
اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکُمْ وَ رَحْمَۃُ اللّٰہِ وَ بَرَکَاتُہٗ
مَـاشَــآءَ الـلّٰـه! Madani Qafilah is ready from Waqari Kabinah to Sri Lanka. Marhaba! Among the participants of this Madani Qafilah are Muhammad Ali Attari, Asif Attari, Adnan Attari, Yaqoob Attari, Farhan Attari, Moeen Attari, Iqbal Attari and Shahzad Attari. May Allah Almighty make your journey safe. May Allah Almighty protect, support and help you on every step. May Allah Almighty create helpers for you. May Allah Almighty give effectiveness in your tongue and blessings in time. Aameen! Perform Madani activities wholeheartedly there. There is a lot of greenery there and tourists visit to see it. Now let’s see what you will see there. Keep this couplet in your mind.
Daykhna hay to Madinah daykhiye
Qasr-e-Shahi ka nazarah kuch nahin
If you want to behold something, then behold Madinah
Beholding the royal palace is nothing!
Let me present you an old memory: Back in 1999, we went there (i.e. in Sri Lanka) to a shrine that was situated on a mountain. There was a beautiful scenery behind that mountain. Islamic brothers said: ‘Have a look. What a beautiful scenery it is?’ I looked at it couple of times for the sake of looking but then took my eyes off and refrained from looking at it. Haji Ubayd Raza was also with me. Upon me asking him, he told me that: ‘Bapa! I did not look at it either.’ O devotees of Rasool, there will be accountability on the Day of Judgement even over Mubah sight-seeing. If you have good intention in it, then there will be a means of reward in it. But generally, we look at such scenes to enjoy and please our Nafs. Over there (in Sri Lanka), you will find water springs, waterfalls, and complete green mountains. It is said regarding Sri Lanka that: the soil over there is so fertile that even if a plain wood is sowed there, it will also harvest. It also rains there a lot.
Anyhow, there is a lot of beautiful scenery there. Now what you do there is a test for you. May Allah Almighty enable us to remain busy in only those activities that please Him. May our seeing, listening, coming and going, sitting and getting up, in short everything, become for gaining the pleasure of Allah Almighty. Convey my Salam to the Islamic brothers of Sri Lanka. A lot of people from my family reside there. If you happen to meet them, then specially convey my Salam to them and pay more attention towards them. A person naturally has an attraction towards his family. Therefore, I want that all my family should be in Dawat-e-Islami and all of them become active in performing Madani activities. This way, fragrance of Sunnahs would blossom everywhere. I request you to supplicate for my forgiveness without accountability.
صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب! صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد
 An act that is neither a virtuous action, nor a sin.