Don’t Associate with the Deviates
[By Moulana Maseehullah Rahmatullahi alayh]
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.
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.’