Book Name:Musalman ki Parda Poshi kay Fazail
تُو نے دُنیا میں بھی عیبوں کو چُھپایا یا خدا
حَشر میں بھی لاج رکھ لینا کہ تُو سَتّار ہے
صَلُّوۡا عَلَى الۡحَبِيۡب صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلٰى مُحَمَّد
Dear Islamic brothers! From the above-mentioned blessed Hadees and its explanation, it has become obvious that we should attain the blessings of the company of such people, by virtue of whom we could rectify our own faults. Alas, where is this Madani mind-set now! Now, the delicate time has come when we consider the person who always praises us and says yes to everything as our beloved benefactor, and the one who shows us the mirror of our true nature to help reform us, we consider him as our biggest enemy.
Sign of deficiency in faith
On page 196 of the 1285-page book named ‘Ihya-ul-Uloom’ volume 3, published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah, the publishing house of Dawat-e-Islami, Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad Ghazali عَـلَـیۡـهِ رَحْـمَـةُ الـلّٰـهِ الۡـوَالِی has said: The religious pious people would desire that people should informed them about their faults, however, now the time has come when the one who informs us about our faults and advises us is disliked the most and this is a sign of weakness of faith. Bad manners are snakes and scorpions that bite and sting. If someone tells us that there is a scorpion underneath our clothes, then we become happy and thankful to him and we will kill the scorpion by removing it from us, though the venom of the scorpion is only limited to our body, and its pain lasts a few days. On the other hand, the venom of bad manners affects our conscience and there is a fear that its effect may last forever or for a long time after death. The condition now is such that if somebody makes us aware of our faults, we are not pleased nor do we try to remove those faults from ourselves, we rather criticise the one who advises us and points out our faults. (Ihya-ul-‘Uloom, vol. 3, pp. 196)