THE STRONG MU-MIN IS BETTER THAN THE WEAK MU-MIN (1) – Hadhrat Maseehulllah رحمه الله

(In the aftermath of the First Oil War – dubbed the Persian Gulf War by the West – Hazrat Moulana Maseehullah, Rahmatullahi Alaih, spoke on the upheavals facing this Ummah and the solution to overcome our weakness, our decline, our helplessness and our miserable state of being downtrodden and hopeless. Today, as the whole Ummah is being engulfed and swollen up by the enemies of Islam, the reproduction of the Majlis conducted by Hazrat is most appropriate. After this Majlis, Hazrat commented to a senior Ustaad of Madrasah Miftaahul Uloom, Jalalabad: “Molvi Saheb! Topical questions have been answered in today’s Majlis.” It rests with us to reflect and prepare ourselves accordingly. O Allah! Grant us the taufeeq.)

THE MAJLIS HEREBY FOLLOWS:

Pre-amble

A person depicted the condition of youngsters in these times very succinctly, “Hazrat! Home has become a hotel for children nowadays. They come home when they want, eat and then are gone. When they want, they come and sleep.”

This statement really appeals to me; “Home has become a hotel for children nowadays.” This is the summary; the summary of today’s state-of-affairs.

Types of People

There are different types of people.

The first is one who is already a mushrik. He rejects the absolute Tenets of Faith and becomes a kaafir. Together with this he becomes hell-bent on committing zulm (oppression/tyranny). As a zaalim (oppressor) he joins the ranks of the kafarah fajarah (obscene infidels).

Some are believers who in response to the demand of Imaan are fully obedient. They are unshakable in external noble actions and internal praiseworthy character. These believers are the Perfect Believers.

Some again do not dabble in kufr and shirk and absolute fujooriyyat (vile deeds), but they are tainted with some bad deeds. They have not embraced vile deeds; vile deeds are not continuously emanating from them; they are not perennially involved in vile deeds; they are not steeped in vile deeds. Such a person possesses the nafs-e-lawwaamah (the lamenting nafs; the self which becomes remorseful over any wrong which it commits).

One is a person who is continuously occupied in vile deeds. He shows no remorse. He is an ingrate, yet he is a Believer subscribing to dogmatic beliefs. The power of his Imaan is exceptionally low on account of his transgression. He is a defective believer. On a whole he is an ingrate. He does not reflect over the favours of Allah Ta’ala for his evil to go away and be replaced with good; for ill fortune to disappear and good fortune to appear. This person is on the whole an ingrate; on the whole.

The Zaalim Ingrate

Having understood these stages now understand that by continuing in this manner such a person, where will he be grateful to a human being; a fellow creation? No matter how much favours you do to him he will be ungrateful. When he is ungrateful to the True Creator then where will he be appreciative of the favour of created beings!? What hope is there in him?

“The mushrikeen are najas,” with a fat-hah on the jeem, not with a kasrah. [Reference is to Aayat No. 28 of Surah Baraat wherein Allah Ta’ala declares the mushrikeen to be absolute filth and impure. They are not categorized as having become filthy; rather they are inherently filthy and impure.]

In the Aayat, “Verily shirk is a major form of oppression,” sins have been categorized, and the Hadeeth saying, “Kufr on a Smaller Scale,” kufr has also been categorized. Hence ahqar [this humble servant] mentioned some grades [of Imaan and kufr].

So, shirk is a major form of zulm; and one who perpetrates this major zulm of shirk is a mushrik. When he is qualified with major zulm then why will he not be classed as a major zaalim? Shirk is major zulm. Whoever has the attribute of major zulm in him, how can he be free from major zulm? His zulm is endless. Can there be any hope of fairness and justice from him, leave alone him being gracious. His zulm is endless.

With the Real Being – the Sublime Creator – the True Master – his [the zaalim mushrik’s] approach is to never accept. Then how can any hope of fairness and justice be entertained from his part? Due to some expediency he may have shown some ostensible form of fairness and justice.

Don’t Associate with the Deviates

In this scenario Allah Ta’ala states in the Qur’aan-e-Paak:

“When these people speak mockingly about the Kalaam of Allah and the Aayaat then do not sit with them. Only sit (with them for Tableegh) when they engage in other talk.”

From this the purport understood is: O Muslims! You are on the Path of Hidaayat; they are astray. They joke and jest at talk of Hidaayat. Therefore, “Do not sit after this admonition with the unjust ones.”

Do not sit with them, lest you become influenced by them; lest by listening to their talk you become doubtful about the one thing which is True in you; lest you become sceptical. Then it will be difficult to remove this doubt and uncertainty. Therefore, why do you go and sit with them?

Allah Ta’ala has uprooted fasaad. [In other words, Allah Ta’ala has directed Muslims who are on Hidaayat not to lend an ear to the false, baseless, distorted and sinful talk of all deviates. By not even lending an ear to their baatil one will save oneself from deviating.]

“Don’t sit with them after being admonished.” In other words, you are aware of the Road of Hidaayat. After hidaayat how can you then associate with that person who is on a path divergent to hidaayat?

This is the eloquence of the Kalaam (Speech) of Allah. He has vehemently prohibited associating with deviates, like I mentioned some incidents yesterday or the day before. A person went and sat where he was not supposed to sit and he desired to become the devotee of the guru. Then Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) warned him in his dream. “Why did you sit there? Why did you go there?” Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) admonished him that, “ You are required to be strong and firm on your Path of guidance; on Faith, guidance and the Correct Path which is defined as the Straight Path of those whom Allah Ta’ala has favoured, not the way of those who He is angry with. You should be firm, unshakable, indomitable and steadfast. Hence Nabi (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) stated:

“The strong Mu-min is better than the weak Mu-min.’

(To be continued, Insha-Allah)