IMPORTANCE OF MONDAY AND THURSDAY – Hadhrat Maseehul Ummat رحمه الله

Importance of Monday and Thursday

Hadhrat Maseehul Ummat رحمه الله

Listening and discussing is for the purpose of acting accordingly, for one to
focus and ponder on one’s shortcomings and weaknesses, and save oneself
from these. At the minimum, when the days of Monday and Thursday arrive,
one should picture in one’s mind the following:

“Today, our deeds will be presented to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). At least let this Monday/ Thursday should pass without me committing any sins.”

Let these days, at least, pass by with the above thought in mind. Contemplating in this manner,
Insha-Allah, these two days will pass without committing sins, and when one
keeps on contemplating repeatedly along these lines, a time will come when
one will avoid being caught in the clutches of Shaitan, as Allah Ta’ala knows
the talab (desire/ quest) that is in one. Allah Ta’ala is the One Who blesses with tawfeeq.
The discourse is approaching its end.

Just to emphasise that we should not harbour such negative thoughts that we have a multitude of sins and if we
make taubah today we will break the taubah tomorrow. Who can be certain
whether the taubah will be maintained or not? Similarly, who can say whether
sins will be committed again or not? Having made taubah, at that time the sins
are forgiven. So, make taubah every night before sleeping. It may happen that
one’s Ruh (soul) departs during the night in one’s sleep, and having made
taubah before sleeping, one’s sins have been forgiven. Also, make this
resolve that if there are any rights to fulfil with regard to any person, one will
make the effort to fulfil these rights. Allah Ta’ala is well aware of one’s
intention (niy’yet).

Remember: Deeds are judged by their intentions. So make
a definite point of making taubah at night before sleeping, with remorse in
one’s heart. And respect the days of Monday and Thursday. And do not let the
wiswasah of Shaitan enter one’s mind that he did not make taubah and that he
will not allow you to make taubah. And remember very well that, when the
bandah makes taubah with a remorseful heart, the thought of remorse has just
occurred, and he has not as yet lifted his hands to plead.

Allah Ta’ala states, “I have accepted your taubah!” Four thousand years before Hadhrat Aadam
(AS) was created, Allah Ta’ala had written on all four sides of the ‘Arsh (Divine
Throne):
وَإِنِّي لَغَفَّارٌ لِمَنْ تَابَ
Definitely but definitely, I shall forgive that person who has made taubah to me.

Do not let the thought even come near you that what will happen if the taubah
breaks. If this happens, make taubah again. And if, perchance, it breaks, make taubah again. Maulana Rumi (RA) writes in his famous compilation, Al-
Mathnawi, addressing those who are kaafir, sun-worshippers, fireworshippers,
idolaters:
باز آ باز آ ہر آنچہ ہستی باز آ گر کافر و گبرو بت پر آستی باز آ
ايں درگہ نو اميدی نيست
Allah Ta’ala states, “Come away, come away, whatever you may have done,
come away. Whether you are a kaafir, a sun-worshipper, a fire-worshipper, an
idolater, come away. This is Our Royal Court. It is not one of hopelessness.
Even if your taubah has broken a hundred times, then too, do not give up
hope. Even now, if you make taubah, you will be forgiven.

Allah Ta’ala has desired that we should make taubah:
من تاب تاب الله عليه

When any bandah directs his attention towards Allah Ta’ala, He turns with
mercy towards him. Allah Ta’ala is virtually saying, “Seeing he is turning his
attention to Me with remorse, I turn My attention towards him with mercy.”
Hadhrat Musa (AS) had asked Allah Ta’ala, “Whose voice is loved by You?”
Allah Ta’ala replied, “The voice of that person who, with remorse, makes
taubah – his purified voice is loved by Me. He calls on Me once and I respond
to him twice. He calls out, ‘Yaa Rabbi,’ (O my Lord and Cherisher), and I
respond with, ‘Labbaik, Labbaik, Yaa Abdi,’ (I am present, I am present, O My
bondsman. What is it that you desire?).” One should never keep oneself aloof
from taubah. The Court of Allah Ta’ala is ever open.

Allah Ta’ala states,
“There should never be any degree of hopelessness as far as We are
concerned. Entertaining the feeling of hopelessness is that of the kuffaar:
إِنَّهُ لَا يَيْئَسُ مِنْ رَوْحِ اللَّهِ إِلَّا الْقَوْمُ الْكَافِرُونَ
Lo! None despaireth of the spirit of Allah save disbelieving folk. (12:87)
The mu’min is told – do not feel that there is no hope.

Therefore, at no stage should one be concerned as to what will happen if
one’s taubah breaks. Tell yourself firmly, “I shall make taubah again! I shall
make taubah again!” As we were saying, Maulana Rumi (RA) states, relaying
Allah Ta’ala’s statement in these tones:
باز آ باز آ ہر آنچہ ہستی باز آ گر کافر و گبرو بت پر آستی باز آ

ايں درگہ نو اميدی نيست

May Allah Ta’ala grant us the tawfeeq to tread along the path of His Orders,
with ittiba’ of the Sunnat. May Allah Ta’ala safeguard us from committing sins.

If perchance – Allah Ta’ala forbid! – we should commit any sins, may He grant
us the tawfeeq to make taubah.
و آخر دعوانا عن الحمد لله رب العالمين

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