The Difference between a Hindu and a Muslim & The Results of this Deeni effort

The Difference between a Hindu and a Muslim

Once, Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Sahib رحمة الله عليه visited a village and

enquired as to who lived here. He was told that Muslims lived in that

area. Thereafter, he asked, “And who is living in the next village?”


He was informed that Hindus were living in the adjacent village.

Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Sahib رحمة الله عليه then asked them, “What is the

difference between Hindus and Muslims?” They replied that the

pundit performs the marriage of the Hindus whilst the qadhi

performed the nikaahs of the Muslims. That was the only defining

difference according to them. Otherwise, there was absolutely no

sign of Imaan or Islam in them. Their names also were Jamnaadaas

and Gangadaas. They kept idols in their homes and whilst some of

these villages also had Masaajid, the goats and sheep lived there and

piles of their droppings littered the musjid. These were the types of

villages that Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Sahib رحمة الله عليه worked in. The

Jamaat had established Makaatib at different places dividing each

area into five kosas (a distance of 10 to 15 km).


The results of this Deeni effort

They worked in this area for 25 years. Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Sahib

رحمة الله عليه appointed a muballigh (Muslim missionary) for every area

consisting of 10 km. After 25 years had elapsed, he conducted a

survey of each area. He asked each muballigh to report what work

had been accomplished in his area.

The first muballigh explained, “In the area where I am working, there

are approximately three or four people who are not punctual on

performing Salaah with jamaat. Otherwise, everyone else is punctual

on performing Salaah with jamaat. Those who did not know how to

perform Salaah and thought that the postures of Salaah were a result

of people being affected by jinnaat, etc. have all learnt how to

perform Salaah. People are also learning how to read the Qur’aan

and how to perform Salaah in the maktab.”

When Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه went to enquire about the conditions in the

next area, he was told that Alhamdulillah, in that area, there were two

or three people who were not punctual on performing their Tahajjud

Salaah. Otherwise, everyone else was punctual on their Tahajjud



When he went to the third area and enquired of the situation there, he

was told that in that area you will not find any two people fighting or

arguing. Everyone is living here in peace and harmony. This is no

small achievement. The British had sent stern governors to rule over

these people and eliminate their evil habits, but they never

abandoned their habits of stealing, killing, robbing and fighting. Only

after the effort of Tableegh was established, did they abandon their

evil ways.

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