Book Name:Riya kari
Remorse for a sinful life
Here is a Madani parable for your persuasion. An Islamic brother from Keamari Bab-ul-Madinah (Karachi) has stated: I used to abuse and argue with people over minor issues. I was extremely fond of watching films and dramas and listening to songs and music. I had wasted a large part of my life in these sins. I used to work as a driver of the owner of a mansion. What led me to repent of my sins is that one day after I had done my work I sat in a room where I listened to a Sunnah-inspiring speech being telecast on Madani Channel. The speech made me tremble with fear, causing me to feel ashamed of sins. I sincerely repented of my sins to Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, and firmly intended to tread on the path of Sunnah.
When the announcement of the 30-day Tarbiyyati I’tikaf in the holy month of Ramadan was made on Madani Channel to persuade Muslims to attend it, I immediately made the intention of attending the I’tikaf. Acting upon my intention, I am now reaping the blessings of the I’tikaf in the global Madani Markaz of Dawat-e-Islami, Faizan-e-Madinah, Bab-ul-Madinah, Karachi. I will also travel with a 12-month Madani Qafilah immediately after the I’tikaf, اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه عَزَّوَجَلَّ.
Signs of showing off
Dear Islamic brothers! As there are some symptoms of every disease through which disease is diagnosed, in the same way the disease of showing off also has some signs. Let’s listen to these signs in order to become aware of it properly and cure it easily. The leader of the believers, Sayyiduna ‘Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ تَـعَـالٰی وَجۡـھَـهُ الۡـکَـرِیۡم has stated, ‘There are three signs of a show off’:
1. He is lazy in performing good deeds when alone but is active when he is in front of people.
2. He increases his deeds if praised.
3. He decreases his deeds if criticized.
(Az-Zawajir ‘Aniqtiraf-il-Kabaair, vol. 1, pp. 86; Nayki ki Da’wat, pp. 80)