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Hadhrat Shaikh (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

Loving for Others what You Love for Yourself

لا يكون المؤمن مؤمنا حتى يرضى لأخيه ما يرضى لنفسه

One will not be a true believer until he wishes for his brother that which he wishes for himself.

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once quoted the above Hadith and thereafter explained:

If one has to practise on this Hadith and inculcate its teaching in his life, then all internal disputes and arguments will come to an end. However, when we wish to receive more while we wish for others to receive less, then how can these quarrels ever be resolved? (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 96)

Receiving Reward for Good Intentions

إنما الأعمال بالنيات إلخ

(The acceptance of) all actions are based on the intentions (with which the actions were carried out).

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once quoted the above Hadith and thereafter explained:

Whatever good deeds you carry out, do them with the sole intention of pleasing Allah Ta’ala. If a person performs salaah for show, so that people may regard him to be a pious person, then the salaah performed will be rejected and flung onto his face.

The author of Mazaahir-e-Haq has written in the commentary of this Hadith that if a person enters the musjid, performs two rakaats of salaah, makes the intention of nafl i’tikaaf, intends to meet the pious servants of Allah Ta’ala and makes other similar intentions of righteous works, he will receive abundant reward from Allah Ta’ala for the good intentions that he makes (and if he performs these righteous actions, he will receive a separate reward for carrying them out). (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 95-96)

The Importance of Fulfilling the Rights of People

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

If a person is swearing you and speaking ill of you behind your back, he is actually giving you his good deeds. If he does not have sufficient good deeds to give you, then he is taking your evil deeds onto his own head. A Hadith has also mentioned, “Whoever swears or hits someone, retribution will definitely be taken from him, to the extent that retribution will even be taken on behalf of the hornless goat (that was butted by a goat with horns).” (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 94)

Showing Good Character at all Times

akhlaaqHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once recited the following couplet:

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It is easy to repay ill-treatment with ill-treatment. However, a true man is he who shows good character to those who show him ill-treatment.

Hazrat Shaikh (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) thereafter mentioned:

Allah Ta’ala has mentioned in the Qur’aan Majeed, “Whoever adopts patience and forgives, then that is definitely from the acts of great determination and courage.” The Hadith mentions, “Join ties with those who sever ties, forgive those who oppress you, and show kind treatment to those who treat you badly.” Another Hadith mentions, “The person who truly joins family ties is not the one who deals with his family in the same manner that they deal with him. Rather, the one who truly joins family ties is the one who joins ties when they cut off ties with him.”

This couplet, which our seniors have extracted its meaning from the Qur’aan and Hadith, is such that if a person practises on it, he will surely enjoy peace and tranquillity in both this world and the next. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 93-94)  

 

The Value of Good Deeds

valueHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Why do we not find the time to regularly engage in zikr and ibaadah, whereas it is these actions that will truly benefit us after our death? We are all aware that our life in this world is extremely short and can be likened to a dream. When a person has a dream, he sees many things, yet upon awakening, he finds that everything has disappeared and he realises that what he saw was nothing but a dream. Similarly, when a person passes away, he finds that everything of the world has disappeared and only good actions remain. Hence, if righteous actions are not carried out during one’s lifetime, the life after death will be nothing but misery and destruction. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 205)