A lecture for ladies delivered by Maulana Mohammed Haroon Saheb Rahmatullahi Alaihi at the ocassion of Hajj

My mothers and sisters! Allah Ta’ala has brought us to this place (Makkah Sharif) in order to bless us with His mercies. In this world, no person can give anyone anything as the giver is only Allah Ta’ala. Therefore we’ve got to learn how to come to this place and receive from Allah Ta’ala.

The universe has no shortage of humans. However, one is to be a human being and the other is to be a Muslim. Allah Ta’ala wants to see if we are humans or are we Muslims. Everyone can be a human, but we have to become true Muslims by following the Tariqah of our beloved Muhammadur Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam, and thereafter we must draw from the treasures of Allah Ta’ala. This lesson should be learnt on this sacred ground, that how does one become a true Muslim and how does one take from Allah Ta’ala. We should not just live our lives as humans as this is not perfection, rather perfection is, that a human becomes a Muslim (one that submits to the will of Allah Ta’ala).

How does one attain perfection as a true Muslim? If Allah Ta’ala has forbidden me from looking at a certain thing or looking in a particular place then I will control my eyes and not look, even if it means losing my life in the process. I will not allow my limbs nor my brains to be used wrongly. When a person reaches this stage, then he is not just a human but he is a Muslim. In today’s times we only see humans, we do not see Muslims. Why is this so? This is because we are involved in various acts of wrong with the eyes, tongue, ears, hands, feet, etc.

Why are these limbs being used wrongly? This is because we have become oblivious of the fact that these limbs are going to testify against us on the day of Qiyaamah for using them in acts of sin. If we have conviction, that we will be held accountable for our wrong, we will never use them wrongly in acts of sin.

It is stated that on the day of Qiyamah, one’s mouth will be sealed and all his limbs will be questioned in regards to the actions that they had carried out. Each limb will give evidence of their actions; the time and place of the action will also be recorded. Each person will be shocked, surprised and helpless with regards to the evidence of the limbs.”

My mothers and sisters! Think and ponder over this. One day we all have to die, did we use our limbs as Muslims? If so, then they will give evidence in favour of us. If we used our limbs as humans only, then they will give evidence against us. On the day of Qiyamah, Allah Ta’ala will question us, where and how did you earn, and where and how did you spend your wealth? Allah Ta’ala will say, “I had blessed you with a valuable life without you having to pay for it, how did you spend it?” On the day of Qiyamah, no human will be of assistance to another. Our sons, daughters, husband, wife, parents, brothers and sisters for whom we discarded the Sunnat will not be able to help us. Instead they will give evidence against us.

These are not fairy-tales but I can prove it from the Quraan and Hadith. On the day of Qiyamah, a father will remind his son of all the favours he showered upon him. The father will ask the son for only one of his deeds so that he may be able to enter Jannah. The son will reply,

“I need that deed for myself, rather transfer your deeds to me, so that I may enter Jannah.”

The father will say to his son,

“I have spent so much money in pleasing you, on your wedding, music, dancing and in so many other forbidden things, so give me your good deeds.”

But the son will continue asking the father for his deeds so that he is able to enter Jannah and he will be prepared to let his father go to Jahannam or be destroyed.

My mothers and sisters! Please think and be very concerned about this, as a very fearful scene is to appear before us soon. Once a person is lowered into the grave, nobody really worries about him. We have seen so many men, women and children that have left this world, and after a while nobody cries for them, nor thinks much of them regularly. If one’s mother has passed away, then the maximum that a person will cry on her demise is perhaps two or three years.

Therefore every individual, male or female, young or old, have to make their lives constructive whilst they have the opportunity in the world. For this a person will have to worry, have concern and ponder over his life. If a person does not want to make his life a constructive one then he may carry on fulfilling his desires and enjoying himself, there isn’t any difference between him and animals. Yes, the only possible difference between him and the animals will be, that he will be wearing clothes whilst animals do not wear clothes. For such people it is stated,

أولئك كالانعام بل هم اضل- أولئك هم الغافلون

They are like animals nay more misguided – they are unmindful

 

Nothing enters the grave with a person, except a person’s actions.

Hazrat Umar Radiallahu Anhu said,

“The Kafn (shroud) required to cover the body is only needed until the grave, so that the body is not exposed, if this was not the case, then even the shroud was not needed.”

A persons wife will remove all his valuables at the time of his death and if she is reminded of all her husband’s favours on her, that he worked so hard for her so she should leave at least one valuable item on him, she will reply,

“These things will be of no help to him except his A’amal.”

So my mothers and sisters! As I have said, it is no perfection to be only a human, it is important to be a Muslim. Therefore the Adhaan (the call to prayer) is made from the Masjid five times daily.

The call is,

“Come to make your life a valuable one at the Masjid, and not in your business.”

If one ever becomes successful with his business or any other material thing then it will be temporary, be it wealth or ruler-ship.

My mothers and sisters! If you have wealth, then do not be deceived by thinking that Allah Ta’ala is pleased with you, and therefore He has given you wealth. Allah Ta’ala gave wealth to, Qaroon, Firawn, Namrud and many others but they were unsuccessful. It is Allah Ta’ala’s choice to bless whomsoever He wishes with wealth but it is not a sign of success. On the other hand, a pauper may be successful in the court of Allah Ta’ala. 

Ebrahim Alaihis Salaam was thrown into the fire but Allah Ta’ala granted him success. Why? Allah Ta’ala does not attach success and progress to material things but success is attached to one’s deeds and actions, if one’s deeds and actions are correct then Allah Ta’ala will make a person successful, and on the contrary, if they are evil then Allah Ta’ala will make him unsuccessful. If a person is living in a shack, he is eating dry bread and water, he is wearing patched clothes but his actions are correct, Allah Ta’ala will make him successful. On the other hand if a person is a millionaire and his deeds, action and Yaqeen is incorrect, Allah Ta’ala will make him unsuccessful. This is the rule of Allah Ta’ala. Our rules change daily, whereas the rule of Allah Ta’ala does not change. The rules which Allah Ta’ala has established were brought to mankind by the Ambiya Alaihis Salaam and will remain forever.

The area where Baytullah is located today is the area where many sacrifices were made by Ebrahim Alaihis Salaam, his wife, his child, and due to their sacrifices, thousands of years have passed yet Haj is still being performed. So many people have a hearty desire to come to Baytullah, whether rich or poor.

Once Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam told Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar Radiallahu Anhuma,

“Allah has sent Salaams to you.”

Today nobody receives Salaams from Allah Ta’ala, why? Because these are the people that sacrificed, they were taught by Nabi Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam to build their Yaqeen (conviction) that Allah Ta’ala does not make a man successful on the basis of material wealth. Therefore they did not waste their energies making an effort on their wealth, land or country. The Sahaaba Radiallahu Anhum made an effort on their Aa’maal and on their Imaan. The result of their sacrifice is that they are all sleeping peacefully in their graves and thousands visit their graves and recognise them as the ones that sacrificed, the ones that simplified their lives, sacrificed their domestic affairs, and sacrificed their wealth and lives for the sake of Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam. These were the people that told Nabi Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam,

“Ya Rasulullah! The wealth and life which is spent according to your teachings is better and more beloved than the wealth and life which remains at home.”

My mothers and sisters! These pious elders sacrificed in this manner, and as a result the angels descended for them and the doors of Hidayat were opened for them. Today, if we want Hidayat and help from Allah Ta’ala then we should make an effort in the same manner as well. These promises are not restricted to the Ambiya Alaihis Salaam or to Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam himself or the Sahaaba Radiallahu Anhum but it is for mankind until the day of Qiyamah. It is Allah Ta’ala’s decision that whoever will sacrifice will attain success.

My mothers and sisters! You have been created for the benefit of the entire universe. Why have you attended this program? Not because of your husband, brothers or sons but you are sitting here for the Hidayat of the whole universe. You are responsible for all the human beings which are to be born until the day of Qiyamah. By Allah! If Nabi-e-Paak Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam never sacrificed then there wouldn’t have been any Muslim, Ka’aba, Masjid-un-Nabawi, nor would there have been any people to perform Salaah or Haj. It is because of his sacrifices that we are seeing all this in front of us today.

My mothers and sisters! There is just one request which we wish to present before you! That is to become a representative of Imaan. May Allah Ta’ala save us from that day, when people will come here from different corners of the world to attain wealth, goods, country or ruler-ship. May the servants of Allah Ta’ala come here to take Imaan, A’amal-e-Saleha and the work of Da’wat.

My mothers and sisters! You have a great responsibility upon you. Think and ponder, what is this responsibility? It is the concern, that how will we face Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam? Allah forbid, if a man or woman passes away without attaining the Kalimah or Imaan, how will he face Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam? Therefore, do not sit complacently, go out and you will witness how many people are leaving this world without even knowing the Kalimah, without knowing Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam.

Whose responsibility is this? This responsibility lies with every man and woman. We have to teach Deen, Imaan, Sunnats and the pain and grief of Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam to the masses. We have to teach them that one day we will all have to die and because of this, one has to prepare by learning and thereafter practising.

 So think of this and make a Niyyat (intention) to prepare your men folk for it, just as you work on your men folk to buy you new clothes, shoes and jewellery to attend a wedding, work on them for this too. There is a true incident that I wish to narrate to you, a certain woman was invited to a wedding but she did not have a new outfit for the wedding. She made her husband go and buy her material at night. She sewed the outfit throughout the night and at Fajr time she showed her husband a complete outfit.

Nowadays husbands are subjected to their wives, wives are not subjected to their husbands. The husband acts on the instructions of the wife. Therefore tell your husband’s to go and seek Imaan, otherwise we will all be questioned on the day Qiyamah. We should learn and seek Imaan so that we may all leave the world with Imaan and become Allah Ta’ala’s, we should make a Niyyah for this and work towards it.

My mothers and sisters! With an aching heart, let me be honest in informing you that from Baytullah and Baytur Rasool, the place where the first winds of Imaan, Akhlaaq and Hidayat once blew, from these very same places, televisions and radios are being purchased by the Hujjaj and taken home. This is a concern, in fact a responsibility that lies on our shoulders. This pain and concern should be within us, that is, all these people who are coming here should leave with Imaan and Yaqeen. We have received news from India stating that a ship has been standing at customs for three days due to the number of televisions and radios purchased.

My mothers and sisters! Start kitaab reading at home. We do not have to conduct three hours of kitaab reading, we can start with five or ten or fifteen minutes, but it should be done daily. Request your husband’s for permission to start, surely they will permit you to conduct Ta’lim in the home. If you women start, other ladies will follow suite, the whole Makkah Sharif will start, when the work starts in the whole of Makkah Sharif, then it will spread throughout the whole world. Everything starts from Makkah Sharif. If Nabi Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam’s Aa’maal become alive in Makkah Sharif then they will become alive in the whole world.

Therefore make intention of starting Kitaab reading, even for a little while, and if nobody is prepared to join you, sit alone. You should also make intention of completing your daily Zikr, reciting Quraan Sharif, and being punctual with Salaah. Do not waste time! It is wrong to think that one has completed her deeds for the day, so the remaining time can be spent in gossiping. What is the result of such attitude, my mothers and sisters?

Whatever few good deeds we were able to carry out, we give it to those whom we backbitten about and in return we have taken the burden of all their sins upon us. Will this ever make sense? Therefore, after carrying out all our good actions such as Ta’leem, Tasbihaat, Tilawat, etc. we should sit and ponder on what good and bad actions we have done for the day? Maulana Muhammed Ilyaas Saheb Rahmatullahi Alaihi used to say,

“Take stock of yourself, if you were blessed with the ability of carrying out good deeds, then thank Allah Ta’ala and if you have committed any evil, then ask Allah Ta’ala for forgiveness.”

My mothers and sisters we will make Dua,

O’ Allah forgive our sins, faults and mistakes.

O’ Allah bless us with Your love and Your connection.

O’ Allah accept everyone’s coming, accept this gathering of ours.

O’ Allah make us a cause of making Imaan and Hidayat alive.

O’ Allah all those who have come here, bless them with correct Imaan, Yaqeen and pain and grief for it.

O’ Allah open the doors of Hidayat, wipe out all branches of falsehood, make Imaan alive, and make alive all branches of Imaan, all branches of Hidayat.

O’ Allah all those friends who have asked us to make Dua for them or written for Duas or they have hopes of our Duas, fulfil all their necessary and permissible desires.

O’ Allah save all Muslims from all difficulties, calamities, problems and illnesses.

O’ Allah help the debtors to pay their debts, release those that are in bondage.

O’ Allah accept these Duas of ours.

A lecture for ladies delivered by Maulana Mohammed Haroon Saheb Rahmatullahi Alaihi

(Son of Amir ut Tabligh Hazrat Maulana Yusuf Khandhalwi Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

2 ZulHijjah 1392

At Madrasah Saulatiyya Makkah Mukarramah

 

ADVICES

A servants illness is sins, the treatment is, Istighfaar.

One that reads 4 Rakaats Sunnat Mu’akkada before Zuhr Salaah is forgiven of all his sins committed for the day.

One who reads three times, “Rabbighfirli” in Sajda, after any Nafl Namaaz, he is forgiven.

One who wears clothes or shoes to go out to seek knowledge, Allah Ta’ala forgives his sins until he returns home.

When two Muslims meet, shake hands, smile with one another for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, they are forgiven before they part.

TEN SURAHS THAT SAVES YOU FROM TEN THINGS

Allamah Jalaluddin Suyuti Rahmatullahi Alaihi says,

  1. Surah Fateha saves one from Allah Ta’ala’s wrath.

  2. Surah Yaseen will save one from becoming thirsty on the day of Qiyamah.

  3. Surah Dukhaan will save one from the fears of the day of Qiyamah.

  4. Surah Waaqiah saves one from hunger and poverty.

  5. Surah Mulk saves one from the punishment of the grave.

  6. Surah Kawthar saves one from the enmity of the enemies.

  7. Surah Kaafiroon saves one from turning to kufr at the time of death.

  8. Surah Ikhlaas saves one from hypocrisy.

  9. Surah Falaq saves one from jealousy of the jealous people.

  10. Surah Naas saves one from evil whisperings.

REWARDS OF NINE QURAANS IN JUST FIFTEEN MINUTES

  1. Reading 3 xSurah Fateha = 2 Quraans (Tafseer Mazhari)

  2. Reading 4 x Ayatul Kursi = 1 Quran (Musnad Ahmed)

  3. Reading 2 x Surah Alzilzaal = 1 Quran (Tirmizi)

  4. Reading 2 x Surah Wal-Aadiyat = 1 Quran (Mawahib)

  5. Reading 4 x Surah Al-Kafiroon = 1 Quran (Tirmizi)

  6. Reading 4 x Surah An-Nasr = 1 Quran (Tirmizi)

  7. Reading 3 x Surah Ikhlaas = 1 Quran (Bukhari)

  8. Reading 1 x Surah Attakaathur = 1000 verses (Mishkat)

  9. Reading 4 x Surah Qadr = 1 Quran (Musnad Ahmed)