THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF FEAR – HAZRAT MASEEHULLAH رحمه الله

THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF FEAR

If a person has so much fear that it makes him despondent then
it is Haraam. So much fear (Khauf, Khashiyyat) is
commendable that drives a person towards obedience. So much
fear that makes a person become despondent is abhorrent. Some
become despondent and destroy themselves. They recall past
sins and become despondent. Today I received a letter. This
person wrote that when I think of my previous sins, I become
very despondent. This is not good; it implies that he does not
have reliance on Taubah and Istighfaar. One should not look at
the past at all after making Istighfaar; focus on the future.
Fudhayl ibni Ayaaz was not only a robber; he was the leader of
the gang of robbers. When he made Taubah, he became the
Shaykh of Ebrahim ibni Ad’ham. Also, he was among the
15
twenty jurists on whom Imam Saheb (Imam Abu Haneefah
Rahmatullaahi Alayh) had reliance upon. Did you see the leader
of the robbers? He made Taubah and reached such great levels!

 

ANFAASE ZAKIYYAH

BY HAZRAT MASEEHULLAH رحمه الله