FLEEING FROM ALL TYPES OF SINS AND GIVING PRACTICAL EXPRESSION TO ILM

DEPRIVED OF THE SUPPLICATIONS OF THE ANGELS

Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has mentioned that a severe consequence of disobedience is where one is prevented from having the Malā’ikah (angels) ask for his forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله. It is stated in the Kalaamullāh:

“Those who bear the Arsh, and those around it proclaim the praise of their Lord, and believe in Him, and they ask forgiveness for those who believe; ‘O Lord, You embrace everything in mercy and knowledge. Therefore forgive those who have repented, and follow Your way, and guard them against the torment of Hell.'”

(Surah Al-Mu’min: 8)

Hazrat Thaanwi رحمه الله has stressed that we notice how clearly this verse states that the Malā’ikah (angels) ask forgiveness of their Lord for the Muslims who follow the way laid out for them by Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله the Most High. How will it be possible for the one who refuses to travel that way to receive this blessing?

Can we really afford to be deprived? May Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله guide us towards submission and save us from obstinacy.

THE SALF-E-SAALIHEEN

The  Salf-e-Saaliheen  did  not  restrict  themselves  to  academic discourses.  They  would  derive  practical  benefit  from  the Qur’aan  and  Ahaadith.  On  the  other  hand,  those  of  later  times indulged  more  in  academic  exposition  of  theories.  For  example, according  to  the  Hadith,  Allah  Ta’ala  descends  to  the  first heaven  in  the  last  portion  of  the  night.  On  the  basis  of  this Hadith  the  Salf-e-Saaliheen  engaged  more  in  worship  during this  time  of  the  night.  They  did  not  indulge  in  theoretical discussion  regarding  this  Hadith.    They  were  not  concerned with  the  manner  of  Divine  Descent.  They  did  not  ask:  ‘Since Allah  is  not  a  physical  body,  how  does  he  descend?’  They  were not concerned with theories and abstract  arguments.

SILENCE IS NO EXCUSE

Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has mentioned that some people are outwardly pious, practising on virtuous deeds and abstaining from sins. However, despite their piety, they associate with the transgressors and participate in their acts of disobedience. They feebly justify their stance with the argument of trying to avoid disunity with family and friends.

There are others who do not participate in acts of transgression but do not have a detestation for the evil acts which they observe. They live together with the disobedient people in the manner of dissolved sugar (as sugar dissolves in water). They do not abstain from the evil of the transgressors nor do they express any detestation for the violations of Shariah.

For people of piety and learning, to maintain silence in the face of transgression is sinful because they do not object to the commission of sins.