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Hazrat Moulana Ilyaas (Rahmatullahi Alaih)

The Yardstick to Measure True ‘Ilm and Amal

public19_spekleHazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Deeni knowledge is a noor (light) that motivates one towards amal (carrying out righteous deeds). Amal (carrying out righteous deeds) in turn creates the awareness and consciousness of Allah Ta‘ala within the heart of a person (thereby preventing him from committing sins). It is only when the knowledge of Deen leads to amal that it is considered as true knowledge, and it is only when amal creates the awareness and consciousness of Allah Ta‘ala that it is considered as true amal. If the knowledge of Deen does not lead to amal, then it certainly is not true knowledge, which is a light, but is rather complete darkness. Similarly, if amal does not serve to create the awareness of Allah Ta‘ala within the heart, then it is not true amal as it is very weak and deficient in creating its desired effect. Furthermore, for one to have the awareness of Allah Ta‘ala but to lack the sufficient knowledge of Deen that will guide one through the various phases of life is also extremely dangerous (as it is only through the knowledge of Deen that one will know how to please Allah Ta‘ala and fulfil His commands correctly). (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 50)

The Dynamic Effect of Salaah in the Life of a Believer

Musjid Nabawi 3Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

The sequence in reforming one’s life is that after Imaan, the first and foremost effort one should make is to concentrate on and endeavour to improve one’s salaah. Through perfecting one’s salaah, one will be able to correct and rectify all other departments of one’s life. Hence salaah is the field upon which one needs to work in order to reform one’s entire life. When salaah is performed in the proper manner fulfilling all its etiquettes and requirements (i.e. the wudhu is done properly, and the salaah is performed in the Musjid with jamaat, with concentration and devotion, and fulfilling all the postures according to the sunnah method), one will witness a notable change and improvement in all the other spheres of one’s life. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 87)

The Sign of True Imaan

sweetness_of_ImaanHazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

The sign of true Imaan within a person is that he begins to find total pleasure and comfort in the things that are pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and he finds total displeasure and discomfort in the things that are displeasing to Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Just as pain is felt by the strike of a sword, similarly pain is perceived by the poke of a needle. Just as Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) become displeased with major sins such as kufr and shirk, similarly they become displeased with the minor sins committed by the servants. We should therefore hate sinning and feel pain when we commit sins. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 123)

Showing Compassion and Mercy Towards the Creation

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Those involved in the work of tableegh should strive to inculcate a very high level of endurance and patience within them. The desired level of endurance and patience will be created when one has true love and concern for the ummat. This quality will be engendered within their hearts by focusing and reflecting over the infinite mercy and compassion of Allah Ta’ala for his creation. Thereafter, due importance should be shown towards one’s tarbiyat (i.e. improving one’s character). (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 40)

The Need to Follow the Correct Procedures

arn feb2010 p12Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

The mistake people tend to make nowadays is that they regard the following of the correct Deeni procedures to be difficult and therefore avoid them. Without adopting the correct Deeni procedures, one cannot attain Deeni success. In worldly matters also, one is required to follow the correct procedures to achieve one’s goal. Even the simplest of tasks cannot be accomplished without adhering to the correct and suitable procedure. Take the example of aeroplanes, ships, trains and cars – they all operate and function once the correct procedure is followed. Even the roti on the stove is prepared according to a procedure. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 12)