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THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 2) INVOLVEMENT IN WORLDLY OCCUPATIONS

THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER
(Part 2)
INVOLVEMENT IN WORLDLY OCCUPATIONS
Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله says that within the body is the stomach. The requires nourishment and the body requires clothing and shelter. In order to fulfil the needs of the body, one needs to be involved in some form of business, agriculture, industry, etc. These worldly activities are necessary for survival.
 
There appears to be a paradox; on the one hand we have been made to be dependent on worldly activities and on the other hand, the command given to us is that our only occupation in this world should be ibādah. Hazratjee رحمه الله explains that by fulfilling our bodily needs for the purpose of ibādah, the measures adopted also become ibādah. This means that if an individual who involves himself in a 'worldly' activity is involved in ibādah because he is utilising the means to be in the obedience of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله.
 
What does this mean to us? Involvement in a 'worldly' occupation will necessitate interaction with others. Associating with others thus cannot be avoided. People have different values and temperaments. We have to deal with various types of people and avoid conflicts. How will one succeed in dealing with people? The most vital asset to inculcate in our personalities is good character. A virtuous character will assist in responding with goodness to volatile situations. If our character is flawed, this will negatively impact upon our interaction with others. We therefore can conclude that the importance of good character will lead to harmony and unity.
 
Our lives consist of two aspects; the external and internal components. The external forms of ibādah are our Salaah, Zakaah, Fasting, etc. The internal ibādah simply means that we adorn our character with virtuous traits. We further learn that inner ibādah has to be first established before the outer ibādah. Perfecting one's inner spiritual condition will result in steadfastness and peace of mind.
 
A pious servant of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله told his disciple to wash a pot which was used for cooking previously. The disciple complied and washed the pot. The pious servant then asked whether he derived any lesson from washing the pot? The disciple responded in astonishment whether there is any lesson in washing the pot! The pious servant then said that upon careful examination, the inside of the pot had to be washed more thoroughly than the outside. Similarly, reformation of our inner character traits are vital for our peaceful existence.
 
May Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله guide us towards reforming our character.
آمين يا رب العالمين
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THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER(Part 17 Continued) Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله explains with regards gheebah, that these points which we are discussing are for our benefit....
THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER(Part 17 Continued)Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله says that there is a need to elaborate on a few pertinent points with regard to gheebah...
THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER(Part 17)JUNAID BAGHDADI رحمه الله AND BACKBITINGHazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله shares the incident of Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi رحمه الله who saw a...
THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER(Part 16)GHEEBAH (BACKBITING)Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله has said that backbiting is a major sin. There is a point further to understand; one has...
THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER(Part 15)INHERITANCE NOT DISTRIBUTED Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله shares an incident where a father passed away. The eldest son seized possession...
THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER(Part 14 Continued)RIGHTS OF CREATIONHazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله says that Huqooqul 'ibaad (Rights of Creation) are more important than...
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THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 13) HAS YOUR HAJJ BEEN PERFORMED? Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله advises that if you were liable for Hajj but neglected to go, then it is...
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THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 11) COMPENSATION FOR MISSED FASTS Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله states that fasting also became compulsory upon us at the age of puberty....
THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 10 Continued) REPENTANCE AND THE RIGHTS OF ALLAH TA'ALA جل جلاله Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله presents a situation where a person may have...
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THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 9) SORT OUT THE OBSTRUCTIVE FACTORS Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله advises that the first line of action in reformation is that the internal...
THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 8) HOW CONNECTED ARE WE? Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله has said that the true yardstick for success is the pleasure of Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. In our...
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THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 6) THE ONE WHOSE OUTWARD ACTIONS ARE GOOD.... Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله discusses an extremely important point where he says that...
THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 5) EMPTY OUT THE FILTH! Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله gives an illustration; if you wish to fill an empty pond with clean water, you will...
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THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER (Part 2) INVOLVEMENT IN WORLDLY OCCUPATIONS Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله says that within the body is the stomach. The requires nourishment and...
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THE ONE WHO PROVIDES EXCESSIVELY Ārif Billah Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Hakeem Akhtar Sahib رحمه الله states that a thought had once come to the mind of Sayyidina Moosa عليه السلام as to how Allah...
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PLEASE HONOUR THE SAHABA Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله states in the Holy Qur'ān: ومن يشاقق الرسول من بعد ما تبين له الهدى ويتبع غير سبيل المؤمنين نوله ما تولى ونصله جهنم وساءت مصيرا (Surah 4:115) 'Whoever opposes the...
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DISREGARD FOR 'LOCAL' ULAMA Hazrat Moulana Abdullah Sahib Kāpaudrī حفظه الله mentions an amazing incident of Hazrat Qari Siddeeq Sahib Bāndwi رحمه الله when he visited Gujarat. In his talk he said:...
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THE ESSENCE OF TAWAKKUL (Part 2) Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله writes in Shariah and Tasawwuf that Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله says; "Upon Allah should the believers have...
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VALUE FOR THE AHLULLĀH Hazrat Qutaybah bin Muslim رحمه الله had besieged Kabul with the Mujāhideen. During the siege, he became seriously ill and was about to die. In his final moments, he asked,...
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KINDNESS TO CHILDREN Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله shares a unique perspective of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضي الله عنه. Undoubtedly, he holds a status second to...
TAKE THE FIRST STEP Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has advised that by initiating a task, the way opens up. One should not wait for all obstacles to be removed and...
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REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 13) THE ELATION OF SHAITĀN Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله says that it is stated in a Hadith that Shaitān spreads his throne on the ocean...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 12) GUARD THIS!!! Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله shares an incident where a Sahabi رضي الله عنه requested for some special advice....
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 11) CAUTION: DANGER AHEAD! Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله discusses another type of backbiting which Allāmah Shāmi رحمه الله has regarded...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 10) SUBTLE TROUBLE Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله says that there is another form of backbiting which people do not consider as backbiting. For...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 9) MAKING GESTURES Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله advises that one form of backbiting occurs by merely gesturing with the hands. A person...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 8) PEN HIM DOWN! Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله explains that just as backbiting can be committed by means of one's speech, so too can it...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 7) CROSSING OVER JAHANNUM Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله says that regarding the sin of slander, it has been recorded in books of Ahādith...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 6) CHUNKS OF MEAT Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله states that the Qur'ān has explicitly prohibited backbiting. Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله says in...
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REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 5) THE TYPE OF REPENTANCE REQUIRED Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله has said that Tawbah should be made in accordance with the manner in...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 4) VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله says that as far as the violation of the rights of people, the demand...
THE BLESSINGS OF DUAA Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has shared a unique perspective where he says that the acceptance or non acceptance of duaa is not a sign of...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 3) AN INTERESTING OBSERVATION Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله gives an example where a person is in debt or has to pay a government tax at a...
REALITY OF TAWBAH (Part 2) COVERING UP... Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله explains that some sins are of such a nature that Tawbah alone does not suffice and Qadha...
THE REALITY OF TAWBAH MERE LIP SERVICE Faqeehul Ummah Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Gangohi Sahib رحمه الله shares part of a verse of Surah Ash-Shūrā (Verse 25) where Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله says: وهو الذي...
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A WONDERFUL PRINCIPLE A beautiful point shared by Hazrat Moulana Sulaimān Moola Sahib حفظه الله where he discusses the point in the Seerah of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم that Abu Lahab...
THE GREAT LESSON TAUGHT BY HAZRAT HĀTIM ASAMM رحمه الله Hazrat Hātim Asamm رحمه الله was referred to as the Siddeeq of the era by Hazrat Junaid Baghdadi رحمه الله. Once, he said to his disciples: "I...
GOOD CHARACTER Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله explains that the sum total of good character is to avoid causing inconvenience to anyone. Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى...
SUBLIME GENEROSITY FROM THE HEIGHT OF NOBILITY Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib رحمه الله mentions in the Virtues of Hajj that it was the noble habit of Sayyidina Zainul...
THE FEAR OF SAYYIDINA ZAINUL ĀBIDEEN رحمه الله Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib رحمه الله writes in the Virtues of Hajj that Imām Mālik رحمه الله said that in the family of...
The importance of reciting Qur'aan Shareef daily at home By Mufti Ebrahim Salejee  Madrassah Taleemuddeen      It is necessary for every home to introduce the recitation of the Qur'aan everyday. There was...
HUMILITY, THE ESSENCE OF VIRTUE Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib رحمه الله writes in his book, Virtues of Hajj an amazing anecdote. Hazrat Bishar al-Hāfi رحمه الله says that...
VANITY AND SELF-CONCEIT Muslihul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Shah Wasiyyullah Sahib رحمه الله discusses the despicability of self-conceit by sharing the āyah in the Qur'ān: فلا تزكوا أنفسكم، هو أعلم بمن...
*Ten Ways to Make the Most of the First Ten Days of Dhu'l-Hijjah* by Maulana Abdur Raheem    The first ten days of Dhu'l-Hijjah are amongst the days which Allah has granted extra virtue and excellence...
THE NEED OF THE HOUR (Part 17) THE THIRD FORM OF SABR Hazrat Dr Muhammad Sābir Sahib رحمه الله says that the third form of sabr is the general meaning we all understand; to be patient in the face of...
_*PRESCRIPTIONS FROM THE QURAAN....*_     Shaykh Sha'arawiy says:     *عجبتُ لأربع يغفلون عن أربع:* I'm baffled by four persons faced by four situations, but forget four solutions:     *1 - عجبتُ لمن ابتُـلى (...
THE NEED OF THE HOUR (Part 16) THE SECOND FORM OF SABR Hazrat Dr Muhammad Sābir Sahib رحمه الله says that the second definition of sabr (patience) is to remain steadfast on ibaadah. This entails...
THE NEED OF THE HOUR (Part 15) SIGNS OF QIYAAMAH Hazrat Dr Muhammad Sābir Sahib رحمه الله says that Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم was once speaking about the signs of Qiyaamah and said;...
THE NEED OF THE HOUR (Part 14) CONDEMNATION OF MUSIC Hazrat Dr Muhammad Sābir Sahib رحمه الله has said that it is indeed sad that not only is sin becoming rife in our societies, but sadly attempts...