Avoid Places of Sin

go back signPresently, we are in the holiday period and we all know the condition of people especially at the beaches. It will be unbecoming of any Muslim to visit any of these spots during this time. Even if a person presents the excuse of not casting any lustful glances etc. then too he will not be free of blame.

Once, Hadhrat Shaikh-ul-Hind (rahmatullahi alaih) visited his shaikh, Hadhrat Moulana Rasheed Ahmad Gangohi (rahmatullahi alaih). It so happened that on that particular day, there was a urs celebration that was taking place in Gangoh, and to get to the residence of Moulana Gangohi (rahmatullahi alaih) one had to pass through the area where the urs was taking place. Shaikh-ul-Hind (rahmatullahi alaih) reached the residence of his shaikh late at night. Without any welcome, Hadhrat Gangohi (rahmatullahi alaih) instructed Shaikh-ul-Hind (rahmatullahi alaih) to immediately return to Deoband.

The person accompanying Shaikh-ul-Hind (rahmatullahi alaih) interrupted and said that Shaikh-ul-Hind was unaware of the urs and should be allowed to remain in Gangoh. Hadhrat Gangohi (rahmatullahi alaih) replied, “I am not a simpleton that I do not know that he was unaware of the urs. However, what answer will he give on the Day of Qiyaamah when he will be asked regarding the hadeeth that states that the one who adds to the glory of a people will be counted amongst them. When he saw the urs in progress, he could have turned around and returned immediately.”

This was the way of the Akaabir. They always maintained a straight relationship with Allah Ta`ala. The moment the relationship gets affected, it will impact upon all other matters of our life.

Source: Al-Haadi

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