Friday, 20 October 2017

Agree to disagree

A Daee ( One who reminds himself and others about Allah ) was talking to a group of warriors who were into fighting between the Muslims on sectarian differences.   To make them understand of their grievous sin of this mutual rivalry, the Daee wrote the Kalima   لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله  on a white paper and hung over a nearby tree. He then asked those holding guns to shoot at it. They all refused to shoot at the paper. They said, how can we shoot at this blessed Kalima  and we don’t dare to do this.  

Daee then asked them?. How dare then you shoot a brother Muslim who has uttered this Kalima and bear this Kalima in his heart!!!

Your disagreement with someone doesn’t give you the right to insult or harm him. One should agree to disagree.

قُلۡ فَلِلَّهِ ٱلۡحُجَّةُ ٱلۡبَـٰلِغَةُ‌ۖ فَلَوۡ شَآءَ لَهَدَٮٰكُمۡ أَجۡمَعِينَ
 Say: "With Allâh is the perfect proof and argument, had He so willed, He would indeed have guided you all." (Surah Al Anaam: Ayah 145)

Monday, 16 October 2017

You are your personality, not your position or status

A business man who arrived late to the airport missed his flight. He was upset about this and started arguing with the lady at the gate as she explained the gate just got closed and she cannot let him in. The man shouted at her “ Do you know who I am?, I am the business man, I am the Mr.XYZ of that ABC company and so on”. The lady went inside and told her manager  "There is a man at the gate who doesn’t know who he is ,please deal with him”

Friday, 13 October 2017

”Beauty is only Skin Deep”

Our body Skin is a thin layer of beauty which Allah has made that covers much of our internal filths. Likewise, he has made a skin over our faults and what people see is this beautified skin. Hence someone praising you doesn’t mean that’s only because of the goodness or greatness in you.  At large, it’s the greatness of Allah’s Sithr (covering). Hence say Alhamdulillah for the skin Allah has put over your faults. 
He covers the defects of His slaves (ستار العيوب). If this skin was removed, we may all have been exposed. We should not expose ourselves nor someone else by tearing off that skin that Allah has put on us.

وَلَا تَلۡمِزُوٓاْ أَنفُسَكُمۡ
And do not find fault with one another, (Surah Al Hujraat: Part of Ayah No.11)

Allah Azzawajal has the power to expose anyone who crosses much beyond the boundaries. That too is part of His mercy as it may be a reason for the sinner to repent and for others to be safe and cautious of such sins.

Once a thief who was caught was brought before Hazrath Umar (r.a). The thief made an excuse saying it was his first crime. For this Hazrath Umar (r.a) replied. You lied, Allah does not catch His slave at the first sin.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The OS (operating system) in man and animals.

Technically speaking, if you look at the animals around you, they are whom Allah created with a fixed operating system (OS) in them. Say for example Android Jelly beans release 5.0. There is no upgrade or update on the OS of an animal. They remain the same throughout their life and this applies to all the cats, dogs or other creations. They die as they were born. The activities they perform are predefined in their OS. For example, Swimming was a built-in option under accessibility settings which a cat or dog may switch on whenever necessary.

As for man, there is no built in OS. He is created as a blank, a fresh and highly potential device with minimum bootup systems. Each one then builds their own OS in their life time. The OS he builds is unique which none before or after can build similar. There is no copy and paste commands. A father cannot copy his very own OS he built in his lifetime for his beloved son. But man can do is imitate. Take the example from someone and build a similar OS. He can imitate the cleanest of OS that had the best of antivirus protection as of the Prophets or the OS with full of virus as of a devil.  He can build a virus which generations of OS may be infected or a good value which generations may benefit. This is only for man and each and every man is unique in all aspects in the creation of Allah. Both physically and spiritually. 

قُلۡ ڪُلٌّ۬ يَعۡمَلُ عَلَىٰ شَاكِلَتِهِۦ فَرَبُّكُمۡ أَعۡلَمُ بِمَنۡ هُوَ أَهۡدَىٰ سَبِيلاً۬
Say, “Everyone acts in his own style. So, your Lord knows best which one is better guided in his way.”  (Surah Al-Isra, Ayah No.84)

Saturday, 7 October 2017

The washing machine of life.

The life of this world is like that of a washing machine. Wherein each individual cloth is put separately, who are then together for a while in their rotation but taken out as individual clothes after the wash. Likewise, we all came to this world as individual, though in the rotation of life we are together for some time. The position we are placed in, our surroundings and people around us are only a destiny-bestowed by Allah. What matters is how much cleaned each one is in their position and place. One may be as low as a pair of socks or as elevated as a head gear (topi) (in their position), but if they get cleaned they are all elevated to the same row over the clothes-line.

One is elevated to the ranks for Taqwa even if he is of the Habsha (Ethiopia) as Bilal (r.a).
One is thrown to the bottom of pit for Kufr even if he is of noble Quraish as Abu Jahl.

Then stained clothes are put aside and may be processed through bleaching. But permanently stained or totally dirty are thrown in the dustbin of eternity. May Allah save us all.

وَلَقَدۡ جِئۡتُمُونَا فُرَٲدَىٰ كَمَا خَلَقۡنَـٰكُمۡ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ۬ وَتَرَكۡتُم مَّا خَوَّلۡنَـٰكُمۡ وَرَآءَ ظُهُورِڪُمۡ‌ۖ
You have come to Us all ALONE, just as We had first created you, and you have left behind you what We had bestowed on you  (Surah Al-Anaam: Part of Ayah No. 94)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Hafiz Yahya Haji of Kerala returned to Allah - إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

The story of Hafiz Yahya Haji
starts with his father. Who was a well-known Multi Million business man from a very high-class family of Quilon (Kollam Dist.), Kerala. It was at the full-fledge of his business, Allah Azzawajal opened the doors for him towards the efforts of Da’wa and Tabligh. That was a great change for someone who was enjoying worldly life to its fullest. Left behind everything for the sake of Allah and turned towards Deen. Thus, a large cinema theater which he was building at Ernakulam city was turned to Masjid. So, you know how far is the change.  Yahya Haji was one of his son who then was studying in a top English Medium school at Bangalore was dropped at and joined to a Madrassa to be a Hafiz and an Alim. Thus, a great sacrifice was done by all means in forsaking that of an ignorant past and towards building life upon Deen.  Hence Hafiz Yahya Haji was the fruit of his father’s immense sacrifice.

It was after the Demise of great Daee and an Alim from Kerala named Moosa Moulana (May Allah shower mercy on him), I heard about Hafiz Yahya Haji. Allah gave him a personality which would attract any. I remember his early days. A majlis would be pin drop silent, none would dare to leave in between. A bayan may be hour or two, not a minute eye is taken away from him. He was more a teacher than a speaker. A teacher is someone who tries to make the audience understand in whatever the ways of that which he has understood for himself.   As a good teacher can make a complex subject interested and easy to the students, his presentation of Tabligh was appealing and easy for the new generations. He told only that’s practical and acceptable.

He had all the qualities of a leader. As we know, in Tabligh, leadership is never sought but the leadership itself seeks the right person. What others would do in days, he would do in hours. A fast and quick decision maker. Someone who has explored the depths of this world and who understood the problems of the youth. Who is well aware of the world around him. He was against any kinds of extremism. Either in Deen or in Tabligh. For me his greatest success or influence was the emergence of numerous Da’ee who could balance between Deen and Dunya. Doing their best in the efforts of Deen, Best in Business or job, best in the family.  As we all know extremism in all lines is the dangerous thing we all face in this era. To be extreme is easy where as to balance this life and to be of that ‘Middle Nation’- أُمَّةً۬ وَسَطً۬ا is difficult.

His Bayan used to be top of my list. Some of which I have uploaded online years back which you may get them just by googling ‘YAHYA HAJI KERALA’ and See the top results.  There are Urdu Bayans aswell that I uploaded which he made in a Masjid in New Zealand.

I am much happy that I could do some khidmat to him in person when he visited for Umra last few years. We once had his whole family trip to Taif and other sightseeing places. He and his mom was sitting in my car and He was talking all the way. Whatever the subject he discussed, I feltlike I was sitting with someone who knew everything around him and whose life experience has surpassed his age. As I am dealing with financial accounting software, he has better knowledge of all this as well.

We mutually used to text in WhatsApp thereafter then and then. Once while I was in in Sudan I saw him in a dream visiting him in a sick state. The same day, I got the opportunity to serve a Kerala Jamaath in Khartoum where all the members of the Jamaath was sick. I took them to a Hospital and could do some Khidmah Akhamdulillah. I informed him about this and he made Dua for me.  His recent message in the WhatsApp, which I read so sadly was a farewell message to forgive him for anything if he has done wrong.

Yahya Haji is a person and a personality which got molded in his time, place and circumstances. Hard to replace and hard to get back. What’s lost is lost. History itself has to roll back to get someone like of him. Alhamdulillah, he was given a chance and he used it to his best. Everything what he had, was used for the efforts of Deen. His knowledge of multiple languages. His intellectual, financial, the multi-talented personality, everything was sacrificed for the sake of Deen.

May Allah accept him. He has returned to the One Almighty about Whom he was reminding all his life. Allah Azzawajal, the One Who never dies but makes all of His creations die. Now he has met the very day of certainty which he reminded all of us with, the death. We all are part of mere dust this day or the other.  Glory be to Allah who makes all die but He never dies- سبحان الذي يميت الخلائق ولا يموت

We ask Allah Azzwajal to forgive him. Show mercy upon him. The day we all are gathered in the courtyard of the Almighty (Mah’shar), be united in the shade of His throne. May Allah unite him and all of us and all Muslims in the eternal abode of the pious. In the company of Rasulullah (s.a.w). In the everlasting paradise where the fruits of all hardships in the path of Allah are enjoyed for eternity.