THE NEED OF THE HOUR (Part 18)
Hazrat Dr Muhammad Sābir Sahib رحمه الله again re-emphasises the need to resort to Salaah to gain assistance for all our needs. In life, we will be faced with occasions of difficulties and challenges but we have to adopt patience and hold fast onto Salaah. Let there be no uncertainty as to the outcome of the problems the Ummah is facing. Our duty is to implore Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله for His Divine Aid and it will come from unseen sources. What is required of us that we become obedient unto Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. Our lives should be adorned by becoming the slaves of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم instead of being slaves of the Kuffār.
If we carefully examine our lifestyles, we have to acknowledge that we have preferred to be slaves of Western culture over the pure and pristine code of life of the Shariah. We are all slaves; some are slaves of Shaytān, others are the slaves of their evil desires, whilst others are unapologetic slaves of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم. For the lovers of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم, it is indeed an achievement to be slaves of the Shariah. Let us therefore rid ourselves of the slavery of Ghairullāh (everything non-Allah) and submit ourselves totally to our Most Compassionate Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. We need to transform our entire outlook into being subservient to Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. Furthermore, repentance must be a distinguishing characteristic in our lives and at the same time, our actions should be in conformity to Deen. We learn that total submission coupled with adherence to the Sunnah will result in the guarantees of Divine Aid.
Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'ān:
إن الله مع الصابرين
'Verily Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله is with the people of patience.'
This is the promise of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله.
A SIMPLE DEFINITION OF SABR: In return for steadfastness on the injunctions of Deen, staying away from disobedience and adopting perseverance in the face of adversities will we attain Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. Ask ourselves sincerely; what more do we want?
NEVER BE DESPONDENT!
Whatever is happening to the Ummah is the fulfilment of the Wish of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. This is taqdeer. Difficulties have been faced by the Ummah before and will continue to happen according to the Decree of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. In matters of taqdeer, a slave has no right to object. If Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله ordains anything, no matter how horrific and disastrous it may appear, there is no force that could have prevented it from occurring. History bears testimony to the great difficulties endured by Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم, the persecution against the Sahaba رضوان الله عليهم اجمعين and the continuous brutality against the Muslims just because they believe in the Oneness of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله and the Prophethood of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم. This is the decision of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله and we, as Muslims, need to resign ourselves to the Order of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. This world is a Jannah for the Kaafir and a prison for the Muslim. Hazrat Dr Muhammad Sābir Sahib رحمه الله explains that there should be no thoughts of comfort in a prison. Yes, we have been exhorted to plead unto Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله for aafiyah. The Muslims have been created for the Aakhirah and the promises of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله will definitely be realised. We have to be patient in our attitude and there must be an urgency to involve ourselves in those actions that will ensure the Pleasure and Assistance of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله.
May Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله grant each and everyone of us the tawfeeq of holding fast onto Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله in all circumstances.
آمين يا رب العالمين
NOTE: The subject matter "THE NEED OF THE HOUR" was chosen upon the insistence of sincere well-wishers who had requested that some advices be compiled which were stressed upon by my Beloved Friend and Mentor, Hazrat Dr Muhammad Sābir Sahib رحمه الله - he was undoubtedly a Beloved of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله and his life gave testimony to the legacy of love, compassion and concern for the Ummah. May Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله elevate his status and reward him abundantly for his sheer selflessness for the spread of Deen. May Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله also grant all of us the tawfeeq to be loyal and dedicated to the mission of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم.
آمين يا رب العالمين
A humble request for our readers to continuously remember Hazrat Dr Muhammad Sābir Sahib رحمه الله in your esteemed duaas.