Perhaps Your Forgiveness May Be Made Because You Ate The Kichri

Hadhrat Thanwi رحمة الله عليه mentions that after Mulla Mahmood رحمة الله عليه, the first

Ustaaz of Deoband had passed away, I saw him in a dream and I

asked him, “How did it fare with you?” He replied, “I have been

forgiven.” I then asked him the reason for his forgiveness to which

he replied, “One day when I sat down for meals, I was given some

kichri (rice dish) to eat which had no salt in it. I never said anything

or complained in any way. I quietly lowered my head and ate it

practising on the Hadeeth where Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم prohibited us from

finding fault with food. Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَم himself never found fault in

any food. If he liked it, he ate it and if he did not like it, he did not

partake of it. Allah Ta`ala liked this action of mine and forgave me.”


Subhaanallah! His forgiveness was on account of him eating the salt-less

kichri. Don’t be surprised by this! In that realm (the hereafter),

this is how it works. However, don’t think that by just eating salt-less

kichri, you will also be forgiven. We have to first make sure that we

carry out all the injunctions entrusted upon us. Eat kichri together

with performing your Salaah and fasting in Ramadhaan. Perhaps

your maghfirat (forgiveness) may then be made because you ate the

kichri or because of your Salaah and roza.


Malfoozaat of Faqeeh-ul-Ummat