One after another, there gathered a caravan
From South Africa to Jakarta, I reached alone to attend the conference, namely ‘Al-Mu’tamar Al-Sufi’. Four more Islamic brothers joined me there. Two of them were those who had migrated to Indonesia along with their families for the Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami. ‘Haji Ghulam Yaseen Madani’ and ‘Haji Muhammad Husain Attari’, along with other native Islamic brothers, were already present at Jakarta airport to receive us.
Besides these two preachers of Dawat-e-Islami, there was a Yemeni businessman from Arab who has his business set up in Indonesia. Some time ago, I had met this Islamic brother in Haramayn Tayyibayn and requested him: ‘I will visit Indonesia in a few days and I will be pleased if you join me.’ Now, he was already present in Jakarta even before me, travelling a long distance.
Likewise, while travelling across Haramayn Tayyibayn, I was introduced to another businessman, namely ‘Aijaz’, belonging to Australia. I had also informed him: ‘I will be travelling to Indonesia in a few days. If possible, join me there.’ ‘Brother Aijaz’ also reached Jakarta from Australia, flying a long distance of about six hours. Thus, there was a caravan of five Islamic brothers going to attend Sufi conference.
Let me share an important aspect here that there are a number of preachers of Dawat-e-Islami like ‘Haji Ghulam Yaseen Madani’ and ‘Haji Muhammad Husain Attari’, who, after migrating from their home countries, are busy preaching ‘Sunnahs of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم’ in different countries abroad. So, for whoever it is possible for should devote himself to serving Islam. If it seems difficult, then every Islamic brother should make two important Madani activities, ‘attending weekly Sunnah-inspiring Ijtima’aat of Dawat-e-Islami’ and ‘travelling with Madani Qafilahs’, a part of his routine life. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه, he will attain the blessings of this world and the Hereafter in abundance.
Sunnatayn ‘aam karayn Deen ka hum kaam karayn
Nayk ho jayn musalman Madinay walay
A Unique Speech
Although I am privileged to deliver speeches frequently by the blessings of Dawat-e-Islami, the speech I was supposed to deliver in this conference was a unique one because I was going to deliver it in the presence of hundreds of international Islamic scholars in Arabic language, not Urdu. ‘Arabic Tarajim’, the department of Madani channel, also especially contributed in the preparation of the content of the speech.
Purpose of attending this conference
One of the purposes of attending this conference was to approach the scholars belonging to the countries where Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami have not yet started so that Madani activities of Dawat-e-Islami could be initiated there.
In order to distribute the books among the scholars, we had brought the Arabic books of Maktaba-tul-Madinah with us. Besides, we had also prepared an introductory video (presentation) in Arabic language for the attendees of conference.
Develop the habit of having patience
We had booked a flight from Jakarta to Semarang at around 07:30 in the morning but the flight got delayed due to some technical fault so the plane took off around 10:30 AM.
Dear Islamic brothers! On such an occasion, some people get angry and talk utter nonsense about airport staff and flight crew and argue with them. On the contrary, if we think from opposite perspective, then we should thank Allah Almighty. Just imagine! If such type of technical fault gets discovered during air travel, how many lives will be at stake? So, on such occasions, instead of showing impatience, we should do Zikr, recite Salat and make Du’a.
Mushkilon mayn day sabr ki Taufeeq
Apnay gham mayn faqat ghula Ya Rab
(Wasaa`il-e-Bakhshish, pp. 80)
Dawat-e-Islami on international platform
The announcer invited me for delivering speech after giving a proper ‘introduction of Dawat-e-Islami’ and ‘Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat’ دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه in a very graceful way. I delivered my speech for about 11 minutes followed by the session of showing introductory video in Arabic language. Honourable attendees watched the introductory video of ‘Dawat-e-Islami’ and ‘Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat’ دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه with full attention.
After getting back to my seat, I checked my mobile phone and found a number of messages of appreciation and congratulation from across the world. Besides my own social media account, the speech and the introductory video were broadcast live on the social media accounts of the conference. Our Islamic brothers can watch this conference by visiting the link given below.
By virtue of attending this conference, may Dawat-e-Islami progress by leaps and bounds in more countries and may Allah Almighty accept the efforts of all Islamic brothers.
اٰمِيۡن بِجَاهِ النَّبِيِّ الۡاَمِيۡن صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم
To be continued …