A LESSON FROM CHILDREN

A LESSON FROM CHILDREN

Many a time we have seen mothers slap or hit their children when

they have been naughty or disobedient. Despite this, those children

cling on to their mothers and refuse to leave them. That little child is

teaching us a lesson : Although I am getting a hiding well deserved,

how can I leave my mother ? Where would I go ?

If that child is not prepared to leave its mother, then where are we

going to go, leaving our Allah? There is no one else for us, except

Allah.

It is mentioned in the Mathnavi of Maulana Jalaluddeen Rumi

(Rahmatullah ‘alaih) that once Allah Ta’ala said to Nabi Moosa (‘Alaihis

Salaam) : “I love My bondsmen very much when they behave towards

Me like infants, who in spite of their mother’s punishment and anger

still attach themselves to her, instead of fleeing. When that mother

gives him a slap, he still flees to her and while crying, holds onto her

strongly. The small child does not want help from anyone save the

mother. He even shows no inclination to his father. Instead he looks

upon his mother as the source and origin of all good and evil. O

Moosa, your imagination and connection with us in good and evil is

similar to that; that except for Us, your attention is not drawn to

anyone else …”

Thus, no matter what the condition or circumstance, our dependence

upon Allah Ta’ala should be as the child’s dependence upon its

mother.

On the acceptance, patience, tolerance and fortitude exercised, Allah

Ta’ala blesses a person with the sweetness of Imaan. As I have

mentioned, this quality of Imaan is, however, acquired from the

Ahlullah, those who possess the same in their hearts. This then is

transferred and kindled into the hearts of those who keep their

company.

The companions of Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم are known as ‘Sahabah’ because they

spent time in the company of Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم and received from his

heart, the great wealth and treasure of Imaan and Ishq of Allah Ta’ala.

 

EXCERP  OF TALK DELIVERED
BY
HAZRAT MAULANA YUNUS PATEL SAHEB رحمه الله