True repentance is not merely a feeling, or proclamation of words without sincerity of purpose, but a honest effort on one's part to feel the guilt....
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During this Ay’yamul Ta’abudaat a concerted effort is being made by mumineen throughout the world, to inculcate the noble virtue....
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In the previous ‘write up’ I had made a reference that -the first and foremost is recognition of one’s sin as sin, which largely depends upon.....
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In the previous ‘write up’ I had made a reference that -the first and foremost is recognition of one’s sin as sin, which largely depends upon one’s intelligence and moral consciousness. I would like to elaborate further on this important aspect, and share my thoughts with you.
We are basically a business community, and at times, the business practices adopted to generate wealth, raises a number of questions. To a reflective person who tries to live a life in conformity with deeni percepts and morals, the means adopted by many, and the life of luxury and leisure that they enjoy, raises doubts and confusion in many a reflective and devout minds.
Whenever, such doubts assail it is prudent to seek the answers, and for a true seeker of knowledge, the answers will surely be found. Aqa Moula’s noorani bayans contain a rich repository of Fatemi knowledge and hikma’t.
Here I am trying to address the issue, at the same time acknowledging my limitations. I begin with quoting excerpts taken for the Khutba muabaraka of Moulana Ali (S.A.) which provides a clear answer at the very onset.
‘Very often a favored person is being slowly driven (towards punishment) through those favors, and very often an afflicted person is being done good through his affliction.
Therefore, O listener ! Increase your gratefulness, lessen your haste, and stay at the bounds of your livelihood ‘ (translation)
Syedi Sadikali saheb’s nashihat also beautifully articulates the sentiments and gives hidayat, to live within our bounds. Transliteration of a few lines.
‘mat tu duniya ne kare, kai akherat par ikhteya’r
eva soda ma tane nooksan che ! nooksan che! .
‘khoti karamato par, nadaan mat lubhaje
bajigaro chale che, ek pao ni rasa par’
‘apni kad’r vichari , aage kadam ne dharje
har ek am’r ma rehje insaf na kara par ‘
If one is to truly seek, the answers to this So my friends, during this Aya’amul Tabudaat make a firm decision whether, you want to go on making a living, which is in fact, very mundane and bereft of any excitement and challenges or ‘make a life worth living’ It is for you to decide.
irony, which confuses many a minds can be found. Let me share a few of my thoughts on the subject.
It is rightly said that ‘ to make a living and to make life worth living are seldom the same thing’ Indeed so, they are poles apart.
To make a living, is very mundane whereas to make a life worth living, is challenging and requires wisdom, virtue and foresight.
Mulla Raja saheb of Morvi was ‘making a living ‘ by diligently working on a handloom, but he ‘made a life worth living’ by throwing away the jewels that came in his bucket, not once but twice, and pleaded with fervor for woozu water, which he did pull out from the well, in the third attempt. In so doing he made a life worth life living.
My niya’t in writing this piece, is to remove the doubts and disillusions , to live a life in conformity with deeni percepts, to reflect and learn to get refreshed in the dew of little things (kana’at). How far I have succeeded, only my readers will know. .
So my friends, during this Aya’amul Tabudaat make a firm decision whether, you want to go on making a living, which is in fact, very mundane and bereft of any excitement and challenges or ‘make a life worth living’ It is for you to decide. After all, it is your life.
IS IT ? Now this will set you thinking, seek and you will get the answer Insa Allah.
May Allah grant our beloved Aqa Moula (TUS) sehato afiyat –ta-kiyamat. Ameen.