The seekers of Deen and the ascetics of this world

Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:

“Congratulations to the servant clasping the reins of his horse in the Path of Allah whilst his hair is dishevelled and feet dusty. If he is positioned in the vanguard, he rigidly sticks to the vanguard and if he is positioned in the rear-guard, he resolutely defends the rear. If he asks for permission he is not granted, and if he intercedes, his intercession is turned down.” (Bukhari – Mishkaat)

Here Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) speaks about the seekers of Deen and the ascetics of this world who strive, toil and through the medium of Jihaad pursue the success of the Aakhirat and the establishment of the glory of Deen. They assert their independence from this world. They stay far from the glamour and glitter of this world. They remain aloof from the ways and styles of the people of this world and hence they are scorned at by the modernists…In spite of their beatitude and rank by Allah their social life is plain and shone of fame, opulence, glamour and razzmatazz. Their simplicity and humility makes them appear worthless and outcasts in the eyes of the worldly-minded and hence their participation at gatherings is blocked and their intercession on anyone’s behalf is turned down. (Mazaahir-e-Haq)

Comment: The example of the Mujaahid in the above Hadeeth brings within its purview all those who are honestly and indefatigably engaged in establishing the Law of Allah Ta’ala on earth.