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Chapter 11
ةﺪهﺎﺠﻤﻟا ﻲﻓ بﺎﺑ
The Struggle (in the Cause of Allah)
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely, guide them to Our paths (i.e., Allah's
religion - Islamic Monotheism). And verily, Allah is with the Muhsinun (gooddoers)".
"And worship your Rubb until there comes unto you the certainty (i.e., death)".
"And remember the Name of your Rubb and devote yourself to Him with a complete devotion.''
"So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it".
"And whatever good you send before you for yourselves (i.e., Nawafil - non-obligatory acts of worship:
prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and Umrah, etc.), you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in
"And whatever you spend in good, surely, Allah knows it well.''
ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮﻳﺮه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋ
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر لﺎﻗ لﺎﻗ
لﺎﻗ ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنِإ
: ْﻦﻣ
ًﺎﻴﻟو ﻲﻟ ىدﺎﻋ
بْﺮﺤْﻟﺎﺑ ُﻪﺘﻧذﺁ ْﺪﻘﻓ
ِﻪْﻴﻠﻋ ﺖْﺿَﺮَﺘْﻓا ﺎﱠﻤِﻣ َﻲَﻟِإ ﱠﺐﺣَأ ٍءﻲْﺸِﺑ يِﺪْﺒﻋ َﻲَﻟِإ َبﱠﺮﻘﺗ ﺎﻣو
يﺪﺒﻋ ُلاﺰَﻳ ﺎﻣو
ُﻩَﺪﻳو ،ِﻪِﺑ ُﺮِﺼﺒُﻳ يﺬﻟا ﻩﺮﺼَﺑو ،ﻪﺑ ُﻊﻤْﺴﻳ يﺬﱠﻟا ُﻪﻌﻤﺳ ُﺖْﻨُآ ﻪُﺘْﺒَﺒﺣَأ اذِﺈَﻓ ،ﻪﱠﺒِﺣُأ ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ ﻞِﻓاﻮﱠﻨﻟﺎﺑ ﻰﻟِإ ُبﱠﺮﻘﺘﻳ
ِﺸْﻤﻳ ﻲﺘﻟا ُﻪَﻠﺟِرو ،ﺎَﻬِﺑ ﺶِﻄْﺒَﻳ
ﻪﻧﱠﺬﻴِﻋُﻷ ﻲِﻧَذﺎَﻌَﺘْﺳا ِﻦِﺌَﻟو ،ﻪَﺘْﻴﻄْﻋَأ ﻲِﻨﻟَﺄﺳ ْنِإَو ،ﺎﻬﺑ ﻲ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
ُﻪَﻟ برﺎﺤﻣ ﻲﱢﻧَﺄِﺑ ﻪُﺘْﻤَﻠﻋَأ
» ﻲِﻧذﺎﻌﺘﺳا
ِءﺎﺒﻟﺎﺑو نﻮﻨﻟﺎﺑ ىوُر
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said,
"Allah the Exalted
has said: 'I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved
thing with which My slave comes nearer to Me is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming
closer to Me through performing Nawafil (prayer or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him.
When I love him I become his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he
strikes, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks (something) from Me, I give him, and if he asks My
Protection (refuge), I protect him".
1. Those who make innovations in religion and associate partners with Allah (such as Hululi - who believe in the
indwelling light in the soul of man, Wujudi - who believe in the physical form of Allah, and pagans who worship
other than Allah) interpret this Hadith in support of their beliefs and thus seek support of one wrong from another
although the meaning and interpretation of the Hadith is not at all what they describe. The Hadith means that when a
person adds voluntary prayers to the obligatory ones, he becomes a favourite slave of Allah and on account of it, he
receives special help from Allah. Then he is protected by Allah to the extent that He supervises every organ of his
body. Thus, he is saved from disobedience of Allah. He bears what is liked by Allah, sees what is liked by Him,
handles what pleases Him. When he attains that lofty position of love and obedience of Allah, then Allah in return
also grants prayers of His obedient and loyal slaves.
2. A saint is not one who has a peculiar attire and appearance, or who occupies the seat of a righteous as his
successor, or a person who is lost in meditation, or a half-mad, or one who has invented his own style of
remembrance and worship of Allah, but it is one who strictly fulfills the obligations imposed by Islam, is fond of
voluntary prayers and adheres to Divine injunctions in every walk of life.
3. The love of such righteous is a means to attain the Pleasure of Allah, and enmity (hatred and repulsion) with them
is a cause of His serious displeasure and wrath.
4. Voluntary prayer is certainly a means of attaining the Pleasure of Allah, but it must be preceded by the fulfillment
of obligatory prayers. The former is of no value if the latter is neglected. The desire to attain nearness of Allah
without strict observance of the obligatory prayers is fallacious and meaningless.
لﺎﻗ ﱠﻞَﺟو ﱠﺰﻋ ِﻪﺑر ْﻦﻋ ِﻪﻳِوْﺮﻳ ﺎَﻤﻴﻓ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ﺲﻧَأ ﻦﻋ
» اَذِإ
ْﻤَﻳ ﻲِﻧﺎﺗَأ اذِإو ،ًﺎﻋﺎﺑ ﻪﻨﻣ ُﺖْﺑﱠﺮﻘﺗ ًﺎﻋارذ ﱠﻲَﻟِإ بﱠﺮﻘﺗ اَذِإو ،ًﺎﻋارِذ ِﻪْﻴَﻟِإ ُﺖْﺑﱠﺮﻘَﺗ ًاﺮْﺒِﺷ ﱠﻲﻟِإ ُﺪْﺒﻌْﻟا بﺮﻘﺗ
ُﻪُﺘْﻴﺗَأ ﻲِﺸ
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