Yes, good health is matlúb in the eyes of Alláh Ta'álá. This means good physical health. Just as rúhání (good) health is matlúb so is physical (good) health matlúb. This physical health is not maqsúd in itself but it is maqsúd to maintain rúhání health.
In what way? Answer: If a person does not enjoy good physical health then how will he be able to carry out those a’mál which he has been commanded to carry out? So, in itself, physical health is not matlúb. However, good physical health is matlúb for the sake of ímání health, rúhání health, health of the heart and for correctness in a’mál.
Have you understood the issue?
Taking medication is not matlúb. In itself, taking medication is not maqsúd but the taking of medication becomes maqsúd because good health is maqsúd. In terms of the Sharí’at taking care of one’s health is fardh. Does treatment result in good health?
By Huzúre-Akram ملسو ھیلع الله ىلص undertaking treatment he showed: “I also take treatment.” This was out of consideration for the general laws, for the general creation, especially the simple, unsophisticated mu’min ummat. It should not happen that by him not undertaking treatment at all what would happen to his ummate-muslimah? Additionally, they will be weaker. They will obtain strength through treatment which will also be consolation for their families.
Some actions of Nabí ملسو ھیلع الله ىلص were for our benefit. Some actions were such that they were not necessary for Rasúlulláh ملسو ھیلع الله ىلص to carry out. These actions were not contrary to his position as a Nabí but it was in conformity with his station. These were carried out in consideration for his ummate-muslimah: “If I did not carry out these actions there would be those who would also not carry out these actions. Such individuals would also be found in my ummat.” Thus, he also performed such tasks which were in conformity with nabúwat and not contrary to it. It was in consideration of his ummat.
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THE ZIKR OF ALLAH TA'AALA AND ADVICE FOR ABU ZAR RADIALLAHU ANHU
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu Anhu) and Hadh rat Abu Sa'eed (Radiallahu Anhu) both bore testimony to having heard from Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), that the gathering engaged in zikr of Almighty Allah is surrounded by the angels on all sides, the grace of Allah and sakeenah (peace and tranquility) descend upon them, and Almighty Allah speaks about them, by way of appreciation, to His angels.
Hadhrat Abu Zar (Radiallahu Anhu) related that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) had said to him,
"I advise you to fear Allah, as this is the root of all virtues; remain engaged in the recitation of the Holy Qur'an and in zikr of Almighty Allah, which will earn you an appreciation in the Heavens and serve you as a light in this world; keep silent for most of the time, so that you, speak nothing but good, as this will keep the Devil away from you and make it easy for you to perform your religious duties, abstain also from too much laughing, for laughing weakens the heart and deprives the face of its spiritual glow (luminosity), always take part in jihaad as this is the sign of piety for my ummah; like the poor and keep their company; compare your lot with persons lower than you, and never look up to those higher than you, otherwise you will forget the bounties of Almighty Allah and become ungrateful to Him; try to retain ties with your relatives though they may try to break them; do not hesitate to speak out the truth, though it may be bitter for others; always obey Almighty Allah inspite of adverse criticism; find fault with your own self and never with others; do not criticize others for the shortcomings that you suffer from.
O! Abu Zar (Radiallahu Anhu) there is no wisdom better than farsightedness. Abstinence from the unlawful is the best act of piety, and good manners constitute true nobility.
This appreciation, in the presence 'of the angels: by Almighty Allah for those engaged in zikr is for two reasons.
Firstly, it is because the angels had submitted at the time of the creation of Hadhrat Aadam (Alayhis salaam) that man would commit mischief in the world.
Secondly, it is because the Angels are ever engaged in prayers, submission, and obedience to Almighty Allah and are devoid of the very instinct for sin. Whereas man has the instinct of obedience as well as of sin and (in addition) he is surrounded by things that lead him to negligence and disobedience and has desires and lust ingrained in him. Therefore prayers, submission and abstinence from sin, despite all his handicaps, are more praiseworthy and creditable on his part.
In one hadith it is stated that when Allah created Paradise, He told the angel Jibra-eel (Alayhis salaam) to go and visit it. On his return from Paradise, he reported, "0 Lord! by Your Greatness. Whoever comes to know of it, will do his best to enter it". That is to say, its pleasures, comforts, enjoyments and blessings are so intense that there will be nobody who after knowing and believing these will not strive his utmost for admission into it.
Almighty Allah then surrounded Paradise with hardships and made it compulsory to offer prayers, observe fasting, take part in jihaad, go for Haj etc. for admission into it. Almightv Allah then sent Jibra-eel (Alayhis salaam) to visit it again. He saw these and then said. "0 Allah! I fear that hardly anybody will be able to enter it."
Similarly, after creating Hell, Almighty Allah ordered Jibra-eel (Alayhis salaam) to visit it. After witnessing the punishments, horrors, afflictions and tortures of Hell he submitted. "I swear by Thy Grandeur that one who comes to know of the conditions in Hell will never dare go near it."
Then Allah surrounded Hell with acts of indulgence, such as adultery, drinking wine, cruelty, disregard of the Divine commandments etc. and then asked Jibra-eel (Alayhis salaam) to visit it again. He saw it and submitted, "My Lord! I fear that hardly anybody will be able to escape it."
It is for this reason that when a person obeys Almighty Allah and abstains from sins, he becomes praiseworthy with respect to his environments, and therefore Almighty Allah expresses His pleasure about him.
The angels mentioned in this hadith and in so many other similar ahaadith belong to a special group who are duty-bound to visit the places and attend the meetings where people are engaged in zikr. This is supported by another hadith wherein it is stated that there is a class of angels who are scattered all over, and when and wherever anyone of them hears zikr being recited he calls all his companions to come to that place and partake of what they wanted. They throng to the place and they fill it up to the sky.
Allah Ta'ala says in the Quran: "Most certainly, salaat prevents evil and sins." In other words, there is so much of barakah in offering salaat in the proper manner that the one who is regular in his salaat abstains from sins. Although this barakah could be attained from other forms of ibaadah, salaat has a special influence in this regard and has the highest position in effecting this. However, it is necessary that the salaat be performed in the best manner according to the sunnah. The greatness of Allah Ta'ala should be found in the heart of the musalli. He must be filled with internal and external peace of mind and humility. He should not look around him. The more perfect his salaat, the more barakah he will attain. There is no form of ibaadah more beloved to Allah Ta'ala than salaat. It is therefore incumbent upon a Muslim to fulfil this ibaadah, which stops one from all evils and saves one from jahannarn, with absolute commitment. He should never miss his salaat.
1. Hadrat Imam Hasan Basri rahmatullahi alayh narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: "The person who offered a salaat which did not stop him from shameless and sinful deeds; then such a person did not progress in anything except distancing himself from Allah Ta'ala." Because of this salaat, he will not attain nearness and reward from Allah Ta'ala. Instead, he will move further away from Allah Ta'ala. This is the punishment for not valuing and not fulfilling the rights of such a beloved ibaadah. From this we can deduce that the criterion of gauging whether the salaat has been accepted or not is that by offering salaat, the musalli should abstain from sins. If he coincidentally commits a sin, he should immediate ly repent.
2. Hadrat Abdullah bin Mas'ud radiallahu anhu narrates from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that without doubt the· salaat of that musalli is not accepted (and he does not receive the reward ·even though he is absolved of this duty and at times even gets some reward) who does not obey salaat. The effect and criterion of obeying salaat is that it prevents him from shameful and sinful deeds.
3. It is mentioned in a Hadith that a person came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and remarked: "There is a certain person who spends the night in offering salaat, but in the morning he steals." Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied: "Certainly salaat will soon prevent him from this act which you are mentioning." (i.e. he will give up stealing and abstain from sins)
4. Hadrat Ubaadah bin Saamit radiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: "When a person makes a complete wudu (according to the sunnah) and offers his salaat in a perfect manner - making his ruku and sajdahs properly and reciting the Quran in the correct manner - then salaat addresses him saying: 'May Allah Ta'ala protect you as you have protected me.' (i.e. you fulfilled my rights and did not trample over them). Thereafter, that salaat rises towards the heavens in a state of illumination and light. The gates of heaven are opened for it (so that it may enter and be accepted). When a person does not make a complete wudu, nor does he fulfil his ruku, sajdahs, and qira'at in the proper manner - then salaat addresses him saying: 'May Allah discard you as you have discarded me.' It then rises towards the heavens in a state of darkness. The gates of heaven are closed (so that it cannot enter and be rejected). This salaat is then folded just as an old useless cloth is folded. It is then flung onto the face of the musalli (i.e. it is not accepted and he does not receive the reward for it)."
5. Hadrat Abdullah bin Mughaffal radiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: "The biggest thief is the one who steals in his salaat." He was asked: "O Rasulullah ! How does he steal in his salaat?" He replied: "He is the person who does not fulfil his ruku and sajdahs properly. And the most miserly person is he who does not reply to a salaam."
In other words, not to fulfil the rights of such an ibaadah which is so simple and has such a high status as salaat, is in fact a big theft and extremely sinful. The Muslims should be ashamed that they have been addressed in such evil terms for not offering their salaat in the proper manner.
6. Hadrat Anas bin Maalik radiallahu anhu narrates that once Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came out and saw a person offering his salaat in the musjid in such a manner that he was not fulfilling his ruku and sajdahs completely. On seeing this, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remarked: "The salaat of a person who does not make his ruku and sajdahs completely is not accepted."
7. Hadrat Abu Hurayrah radiallahu anhu narrates that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: "If anyone of you owned these pillars, you would have found it detestable if these were destroyed. So why do you do such things which destroy your salaat which is specially for Allah Ta'ala. You should offer your salaat in the proper manner because Allah Ta'ala only accepts that which is complete and proper." (i.e. He does not accept sala at and all other forms of ibaadah which have not been fulfilled in the proper manner).
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