What is ‘Hubb-e-Madah’?
اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکُمْ وَرَحْمَۃُ اللّٰەِ وَبَرَکَاتُەٗ to Al-Haaj Sayyid Ibraheem Bukhari and members of Majlis Hajj and Umrah from Muhammad Ilyas Qaadiri Attari Razavi عُفِیَ عَنْەُ.
You sent a clip of your Madani Mashwarah in which the Islamic brothers who were present expressed their deep devotion. Haji Ayaz from Doctor Majlis and Abdul Wahhab from Education Department were also present there. May Allah Almighty bless all of you with immense reward and forgive all of you without any accountability. May you all be blessed with the goodness of both the worlds and all these Du’as be also heard in my favour.
I am giving some Madani pearls from ‘Baatini Beemariyon ki Ma’lumaat’ [Information about spiritual diseases], a book published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah.
Definition of ‘Hubb-e-Madah’
To like the praise with which people shower you for something you have done or to desire that you be praised and respected for such-and-such a piece of work is called ‘Hubb-e-Madah’. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said, ‘Avoid mixing the worship of Allah Almighty with liking your own praise given by people, lest your deeds are ruined.’ (Firdaus-ul-Akhbar, vol. 1, pp. 222, Hadees 1567)
The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: Hubb-e-Madah (i.e. love for your own praise) makes a person blind and deaf. (Firdaus-ul-Akhbar, vol. 1, pp. 347, Hadees 2548)
Ruling on Hubb-e-Madah
To like your own praise and to become angry when your mistake is mentioned to you are the sources of big misguidance and sins. Condemnable joy is that when a person feels delighted in front of people by his status and rank and desires that they praise and revere him, fulfil his needs and value and respect him at every place. (Baatini Beemariyon ki Ma’lumaat, pp. 57, 58)
May Allah Almighty have mercy on our state. We should ponder over ourselves whether we have this evil or not because it is such an evil which is difficult to avoid. Whoever Allah Almighty wants to save will stay safe. ‘Baatini Beemariyon ki Ma’lumaat’ [Information about spiritual diseases] is almost a 352-page book. If you have not read it yet, you must read it. It contains Fard (obligatory) branches of knowledge. Do read it and also inform me about the details as to how many Arakeen [members] have read it. It will please me. May Allah Almighty bless all of you and may I also be forgiven for your sake; may I be granted Taufeeq to visit sweet Madinah again and again or rather may we all go to Makkah and Madinah together with the ‘caravan of Chal Madinah’ and gather in Makkah and Madinah for pleasing Allah Almighty and the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم and worship Allah Almighty together.
اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم
Sarwar-e-Deen li jiye apnay natuwaano ki khabar
Nafs-o-Shaytan Sayyida kab tak dabatay jayain gey
(Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish, pp. 157)
This message of mine is about ‘calling towards righteousness’. Please convey it to all the responsible Islamic brothers and members of your Majlis Hajj and Umrah. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه, it will benefit all. There are Madani sons of mine who are working in the Hajj and Umrah Majlis, serving Hajj-performing and Umrah-performing Muslims in the world. May Allah Almighty bless all of them with success in the world and the Hereafter. I make Du’a for them for ease and safety in the grave and on the Judgement Day and also make Du’a that these Du’as, for their sake, be also heard in my favour, in my children’s favour and in your children’s favour. Aameen
Please keep making Du’a for my forgiveness without any accountability.