By the grace of Allah Almighty, in the conference ‘المؤتمر الصوفی’, I delivered my Arabic speech and presented the introductory video of Dawat-e-Islami and the founder of Dawat-e-Islami Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ very well. After offering Maghrib Salah, there was teatime. During this, I met several Islamic scholars, who showed great love for me. Soon, the time for Isha Salah came. After Isha Salah, a gathering took place in Arabic language.
It usually happens that after carrying out a great piece of work a person feels tired. For several days, preparation for Arabic speech and presentation in the conference had been underway. Since this task was completed successfully, I was feeling much tired. After attending the gathering for some time, when I felt sleepy, I went and fell asleep. After a long time, I happened to sleep around about nine o’clock at night.
Disadvantage of using mobile just after getting up
I woke up about quarter to two at night. After answering the call of nature, when I looked at the mobile phone, there were many messages, due to which my sleep got affected. The whole night was spent replying to different messages, contacting, and doing Mashwarahs. On this occasion, I learnt a lesson that if you wake up in the night due to any reason, do not pay attention to the messages etc. in the mobile phone. Otherwise, it will become difficult to sleep again. It is also an effective Madani pearl for the readers of the monthly magazine, Faizan-e-Madinah.
Return of journey’s companion
In the previous episode, I talked about Aijaz, a businessman from Australia, who joined our caravan after travelling by air for about six hours from Australia. Aijaz had to return after Fajr Salah. I took some more rest after seeing him off.
Attended the last session of conference
The last session of ‘المؤتمر الصوفی’ conference was to start at eleven o’clock in the morning that day. It had to be held at a half-hour distance from our hotel. At around about ten o’clock, we departed to attend the session. As we reached there, we saw that thousands of devotees of Rasool were gathered there. Besides Islamic scholars, the federal minister of Indonesia and our host Shaykh Habib Lutfi were also present on the stage.
Different resolutions were presented in the last session. This announcement was also made that Sufi Channel and Sufi University will also be established by World Sufi Conference. By the grace of Allah Almighty, this last session also ended in a nice manner and we went back to our hotel.
Meeting with Islamic scholars
After the last session of ‘المؤتمر الصوفی’ conference, we started a series of meetings with Islamic scholars. We met several Islamic scholars, but the centre of our attention were the people, in whose countries, Madani activities have not started yet on a regular basis or are in the initial stage. We contacted many Islamic scholars belonging to African countries like Albania, Nigeria, and Mali. We tried to bring them closer to Dawat-e-Islami. Although Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami have started taking place in Nigeria, yet more support is required. We also met the teacher of Jami’ah Al-Azhar and a great Islamic scholar Shaykh Mehna, who invited us to visit Al-Azhar University.
In order to manage the Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami being performed throughout the world, different Majalis have been established and activities have been assigned to them. Out of these, the name of an important Majlis is Majlis Overseas. Different responsible Islamic brothers of this Majlis monitor the matters of Madani activities being performed in different countries of the world. Whenever we went to meet any Islamic scholar of a country, we were in touch with the relevant responsible Islamic brother of the Majlis Overseas of that particular country and held meeting under his guidance.
Significant number of devotees of Rasool in Afghanistan
During the meetings with Islamic scholars, a pleasant meeting was held with a pious person of Afghanistan who is a devotee of Rasool with correct beliefs ماشَــآءَالـلّٰـه. Several misconceptions were dispelled after having a conversation with him. He told us that about ninety-five (95) percent of the population of Afghanistan are devotees of Rasool with correct beliefs. We immediately made arrangement for him to talk to the relevant responsible Islamic brother of the Majlis Overseas Afghanistan, Haji Imtiaz Attari, via a video conference. The pious person also invited us to visit Afghanistan with a Madani Qafilah. By the grace of Allah Almighty, the day is not far in the future when the Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami will also be performed successfully in Afghanistan.
Our caravan departed for Semarang airport from Pekalongan at around about half past five in the evening. From there, we had a flight booked for Jakarta at half past seven. Since all the Islamic scholars had to depart together, the vehicles delayed departing. At around about 6:50 pm, we reached Semarang airport and were taken to the VIP lounge at once. After some time, the administrative staff sat us in the aeroplane. We were asked not to worry and that our luggage would also be shifted. After reaching Jakarta, we were informed that our luggage could not reach. The management of the conference apologised to us and ensured that our luggage would be delivered to our country. On this occasion, some people expressed their anger, but by virtue of the blessing of the Madani environment, I had patience and made my mind that these people were not at fault. Such things happen in such kind of work.
Dear Islamic brothers! Usually, during travelling, everything is not done as per the desire of a person. We have to face even troubles and problems at times. All Islamic brothers, in general, and the devotees of Rasool, in particular, who travel with Qafilahs in the way of Allah Almighty, should make up their mind to show patience. Showing impatience and howling on such occasions do not remove troubles and resolve problems, but rather you can lose the reward for patience.
May Allah Almighty accept this journey of ours and may the Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami flourish.
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم