ALLAH had made it known long long ago to Nuh Nabi what the GREAT LORD GOD – THE CREATOR AND SUSTAINER OF THE WORLD was looking for in the father and son relationship. HE was very specific, the Quran Ay’at states about Nuh pleading with Allah with regard to his son Ha’m, who had climbed on a high mountain to escape the surging flood waters, which Nuh Nabi, for sure knew will engulf everything including the tallest mountain.
‘And Nuh called upon his Lord and said – “O my Lord ! Verily my son is of my family! (Ayat 45 : Surah Hud )
HE said: “ O Nuh! Surely he is not of your family; verily his work is unrighteous, …..
(Ayat 46: Surah Hud)
Thus ALLAH made it very clear at the onset that although Ha’m was his biological son, in effect Ha’m because of his disobedience, was not his son in the real sense of what ALLAH perceives. Here in this context, the biological relationship looses its significance.
In modern times also, with very rapid advances in human embryonic sciences, somatic cell nuclear transfers, the edifice of biological parents, so long standing like a colossal, is beginning to totter. The signs are out there for any one to see, the role of biological parents is being undermined from many fronts.
Modern science states that in a few years time, there will be no need of a biological father. Exciting times indeed, but ALLAH knew what was to come, so at the very onset, HE laid it down in CLEAR WRITING that although Ha’m was of the loins of Nuh Nabi, because of his actions and disbelief, his ego and haughtiness he was not his real son.
Aqa Moula (TUS) has been alluding to this father and son relationship in his numerous va’az mubarak and baya’ns, and for one who introspects on them, one who has been fortunate to attend sabaks and become aware of the esoteric meaning, will readily understand that in our Deen, it is explicitly clear, that father alludes at all times to our roohani bawa shafi’q – Aqa Moula (TUS) and mumineen of all tabaka should strive like dutiful son to inculcate the noble traits and characteristics of our roohani bawa shafi’q.
During this Ayya’mul Ta’abudat 1429H it is this very concept, that has been selected as the theme and each and every one of us should strive to achieve, like a dutiful son the mansha mubaraka that beloved father has for us, which he expects from us. It is just between him and me, how fortunate are we.
Kalemaat Nooraniyah : ‘Tame sagla dekho chho, mamluk e Ale Mohammad bawaji saheb ni misal chhu –til barabar pan farak nathi, Raat din mari koshish yeh che ke tamne mari misal banavi dau. Mumineen ni jama’at tame koshish ma mane saath aapo. Mari misal tahava vaaste ghanu karo, ghanu karo, thakee na javo, susti na karjo.
So it becomes imperative and we mumineen are duty bound make an all out effort, as our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) at such a ripe old age of 97 years is sparing no efforts to make us mumineen like him. It is Aqa Moula’s azeem ehsaanaat.
Now the question – is it possible? Why not, if you have the will because his Doa Mubarak is there with you. It is you, who will have to make an effort. I will just give two sterling examples from our glorious history. I will keep it short as every one I am sure has heard it in va’az mubarak on several occasions.
One is that of Salmaan al Farisi, who was born in far away Persia, and in the quest of knowledge he traveled to many places and finally came to Madinah, and with his love and devotion for Nabi Muhammad (SA) came to be regarded as one of the family of the Prophet (SA) Salmaan minna Ahl-ul-Bait !
The other is that of the two sons of Moulai Jivanji - Syedna Mohammad Izzuddin (RA) and Syedna Taiyeb Zainuddin (RA) being called from Aurangabad to Surat in the hazarat of Syedna Abdoali Saiffudin (RA) We all know that within no time, not one but two sahebs achieved exalted status. Moulana Abdoali Saifuddin (RA) took care of even the smallest aspect of tarbiyat, like how a Dai has to walk.
Another sterling example of the methodology of achieving the status of nearness to our roohani bawa shafiq’ the goal of every dutiful son can be found in the simply sweet nasi’hat of Syedna Abdoali Saifudddin Saheb (RA) to his son Syedna Mohammad Badruddin (RA) when he was of tender age.
In Kikabhai Jaldi padho Moulana Abdoali Saifuddin says:
mara bawaji Zaki, jayee Ujjain jhuki
leedhi shaan malaki ( humility is one way of achieving nearness to your Moula)
so beautiful and true the next lines
rehjo sidha ne sama kahe, Shezada nama
je nama Ra’b ne gama
Kikabhai jaldi padho
Our glorious Fatemi history is resplendent with many such examples. So you see there first has to be a WILL and if your ni’yat is a’laa – the way will surely be found and the goal surely will be achieved.
It is possible but not so easy, but if one is willing to strive with determination and purpose, even a small distance covered towards the goal, will make Aqa Moula (TUS) our beloved father very happy and surely proud of his dutiful son. He knows are limitations as he knows also our intentions.
To begin with, just take a single trait of his character, and start inculcating it in your person. Slowly but surely, you will as a dutiful son, be becoming like unto your spiritual father. This is my humble message and my reflections, which I share with mumineen on Ayya’mul Ta’budaat 1429H
May Allah grant our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) sehato-a’fiyat-ta-kiymat. Ameen.