The Love of Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah) for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)– Adherence to The Sunnah – Part 34

The Love of Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah) for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Eleven

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah) once had to attend a nikaah function at a friend’s place in Delhi. In the midst of the function, Hazrat Moulana (rahimahullah) addressed both parties and said, “Today is a day of great joy for all of you. It is a day of such happiness that even the menial workers are made happy on this day, and one would not like that even the servant employed to clean the home should be unhappy on this day. Now, tell me, are you people also concerned about bringing happiness and joy to Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)?”

Thereafter, Hazrat Moulana (rahimahullah) went on to explain the effort of tableegh and its objectives, and mentioned that it was the closest means to revive Deen and gain the pleasure of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Finally, he invited everyone to join the effort. (Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas aur un ki deeni da’wat pg. 213)

Concern for the Deen of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah) was so absorbed in his concern for Deen that he was not prepared to speak about or listen to anything besides reviving the effort of Deen. If anyone spoke about anything else in his presence, he could not tolerate it and would ask them to stop.

If an attendant enquired regarding his health, he would say, “Brother! Health and illness are part of life! Has our well-being been placed in good health and ill health? No! Rather, our well-being has been placed in us fulfilling the task for which we were born (i.e. being concerned about the Deen of Allah Ta‘ala and making an effort to spread it in the world).

“This is the thing that will bring happiness to the blessed soul of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) left the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) with Deen in a certain condition, and the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) regarded it against their well-being for even a minor alteration to enter Deen!” (Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas aur un ki deeni da’wat pg. 174)

In reality, the deep concern which Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah) had for Deen was on account of his deep love for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Hence, it is mentioned that he would say, “How can it be correct for me to get involved in any other effort when I can see that the Mubarak soul of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is experiencing pain due to the decline in the condition of the Muslims, the weakness that has entered Deen and the dominance of kufr?” (Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas aur un ki deeni da’wat pg. 211)

Advice Regarding the Sunnah One Day Prior to His Demise

The deep concern for reviving and spreading the Sunnah continued to burn in the heart of Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah) until the end of his life. Hence, Hazrat Sheikhul Hadith, Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahimahullah), mentioned, “My respected uncle, Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahimahullah), had called me one day prior to his demise and had given me the following advice. He said to me:

“Strive to the best of your ability to inculcate every Sunnah of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in your life and also encourage your friends and associates to adhere to the Sunnah of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in their lives.” (Malfoozaat Hazrat Sheikh 2/142)

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