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The Islamic Bulletin
Volume I No. 1
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Hadrat Abu Said al-Khudri (raa) is reported to have said that
some of the Ansar begged from the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and
he gave them something. The later begged from him again
and he gave them something so that what he had was ex-
hausted. He then said, “What I have, I shall never store away
from you, but Allah will strengthen the abstinence of him
who abstains, will give a competence to him who is satisfied,
and will strengthen the endurance of him who shows endur-
ance. No one has been given a better or more ample gift than
endurance.” (Mishkat)
Hadrat Anas (raa) and a few others have reported that the
Holy Prophet (pbuh) had said, “Moderation in expenditure is
half one’s livelihood” (this means that one should speak with
caution and deliberation).
Hadrat Imran bin Husain (raa) reported that the Holy
Prophet (pbuh) said, “It is most excellent in Allah’s sight for
a man to maintain silence than to engage in worship for sixty
years.” (Mishkat)
Kindness and Stone Heartedness
Hadrat Jarir bin Abdullah (raa) reported that the Holy
Prophet (pbuh) said, “Allah will not show mercy to him who
does not show mercy to others.”
A prominent Hindu
personality, Acharya
Mahant Dr. Saroopji
Maharaj embraced
Islam under the aus-
pices of Maulana Abul
Hassan Ali Nadvi.
Saroopji’s Islamic name
is Dr. Islamul-Haq. He
embraced Islam with
his wife and daughter.
Listed below is an ex-
cerpt from Dr. Islamul-
Haq’s interview with
the Indian publication,
Islamic Voice.
Q: How do you feel after
declaring your entry into Islam?
A: It is an infinite favor of The Almighty upon me that
He has blessed me with this invaluable wealth of the true
Faith that is Islam. I feel that I am one of the most suc-
cessful and fortunate persons in the world. While groping
in the darkness of disbelief, I was regarded as ‘Bhagwan’
(God), whereas in this new world of light, I have attained
my rightful status of ‘man’.
Q: You have been very close to the Hindu trend of
thought. Do you think that they are scared of the Mus-
A: The Hindu society in India is not scared of the Mus-
lims. It rather fears Islam for its exalted merits as com-
pared with the deficient and weak religious tenets of
Hinduism. Islam’s greatness consists in the fact that it
liberates man from the shackles of color, feature, race,
clan, language, land, riches, class, rank, and status. Islam
provides lasting and firm entity. Islam calls men to bow
down before The One and Only One Almighty. That is
why they dread the might of Islam which liberates man
from every sort of slavery and bondage, except the aspect
of subservience to The Almighty. Islam is free from all the
man-made formalities and rituals.
Q: Did you ever admit the greatness of Islam even before
embracing it?
A: In early 1981, Acharya Vinoba Bhave (translator of the
Holy Qur’an in Hindi language) invited me to his Ash-