by Faqeeh-ul-Ummat Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi رحمه الله
Once, a person said to me: “Moulana, such a period has dawned
upon us that if we advise people, even by swearing an oath, they are
still unprepared to accept what we are saying.”
I advised him saying: “Brother, if your heart is pure then your
statements will be accepted and people will have conviction in what
you are saying. But if your heart is polluted, then your statements
will also be unacceptable. So how do you expect people to have
conviction in what you say?”
Adopting un-Islamic methods to obtain our livelihood will result
in disgrace in this world and the hereafter. An inspector had once
taken a bribe and while the money was still in his pocket, someone
slit it and took the money away. He sent one of his servants to me
requesting a ta`weez to recover that money.
“Convey my salaam to the inspector,” I said, “and tell him that
he was very fortunate that only his pocket was slit and not his
stomach!” In reality, the effect of that evil money should have slit his
Another government official had taken a bribe of 10 000 rupees.
He was then informed that the anti-corruption branch was on his
trail. He immediately became so panic-stricken that he suspected
each and every individual to be part of the anticorruption branch.
Greatly distressed, he mounted his bicycle and set off for home. Enroute,
if anyone greeted him or smiled at him or even waved at him,
he suspected that person to be the enemy. As he passed by a river,
he dismounted from his bicycle, and after ensuring that no one was
observing him, he flung that money into the flowing waters.
Only then did he regain his sense of serenity.
From this episode we understand that wealth obtained from incorrect avenues is a
source of disgrace and distress in both the worlds.
It is recorded in the hadeeth that the entire world and its
possessions are not even worth the wing of a mosquito in the sight
of Allah Ta`ala. Had it been as valuable as the wing of a mosquito,
then Allah Ta`ala would not have afforded the disbelievers to sip
even a drop of water. The wealth that the disbelievers have been
bestowed with is not by any means a sign of acceptance in the sight
of Allah Ta`ala.
The entire world is searching for peace, security and serenity, but
they fail to find it in their mundane pleasures. Allah Ta`ala has kept
this serenity in His deen, which is Islam, the Qur’aan, Imaan and
adherence to the sunnat of Nabi _.
The entire world is writhing in fear over their future. It is said
that the atom bomb has been created for the benefit of mankind.
This destructive weapon is capable of mass extermination! What
benefit can be accrued from such a weapon?
True benefit lies only in saving ourselves from the fire of
Jahannum, and this is achieved by deserting our evil and despicable
habits and becoming the beloveds of Allah Ta`ala. This was the
teaching of Nabi _. This is the message that we need to inculcate in
our lives and disseminate all over the world. Indeed, this is the
objective and purpose of tableegh. Jamaats are spreading this message
everywhere they go and they are requesting that we also spend
some time in spreading this message. May Allah Ta`ala grant us
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