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A'amaal-2 Taken from Mawaiiz-e-Hasana of Hadhrat Muhaddith-e-Deccan (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him)

Hadhrat Salman Farsi (May Allah SWT be well pleased with him) said that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Don’t be formal. Do not shy away from offering the guest whatever is present. The Sahabah used to place a piece of bread and dry dates in front of each other and used to say: We do not know that which person is a sinner – the one who considers whatever is present as cheap and does not place it in front of the guest or the person before whom it is placed and he considers it as cheap.

In the past, whenever Muslims were guided towards good deeds they would offer some alms/money in charity to thank Allah SWT and would not desire anything from the creation in lieu of this good deed.

A certain pious person went to the market to buy something. He asked the price, the shopkeeper said: The price for this is 4 pice, but for you I will give in 3. That pious person started crying. He said: My piousness is worth only 1 pie. He said: I don’t sell my religion. I did not acquire religion (Deen) to gain something from the creation (makhlooq).

The Prophets (peace be upon them) used to say:

Translation: I do not ask you for any wealth for this

Translation: I do not want any return from you.

Nowadays Muslims participate in the festivals of non-Muslims and ask them participate in their festivals (eid). This is similar to what the people of Makkah said to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) that one year you follow our religion and one year we will follow your religion. On this this verse was revealed:

Translation: Your religion for you and our religion for us.

Some Muslim leaders keeping in mind political reasons, garland the idols in public. This act of theirs totals up to Kufr (denial of Allah SWT) and shirk (making someone partner to Allah SWT). It is necessary to avoid such things. It has been mentioned in the Hadith:

When Imamat and leadership go to those who are not suitable for it, then wait for the Qiyamah.

In the past when Muslims would encourage people to spend money for some good cause, they would do that only among the sincere Muslims, but would never take any help from the non-Muslims.

In one Ghazwa (a war in which the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) participated, a non-Muslims wanted to participate, he was not included although he only wanted to participate as an attendant.

We live in the same place, so we should not fight and quarrel with each other. We don’t have sense of honor.

Any how, the Prophets (peace be upon them), the Sahabah and the Auliya never wanted this world for their Deen

Hadhrat Ahmad Ali Sahab Saharanpuri (May Allah SWT shower His Mercy on him) once went to the market to buy something. The shopkeeper said I will not take any profit from you. He said to his friends: Let us go. I don’t want to buy anything from here. If this man is truthful, then I don’t want that this man should not get even those 4 pice for which this man sits here. If he is not, then he wants to make a fool out of me and take extra money from me.

Nowadays, the situation is reversed. If something is brought from a friend, then we say: O slave of Allah SWT! You will take profit from us too?

Do not take the benefit of this world in exchange for Deen.

The love of Allah SWT and the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) should be greater than everything as the real Deen is the love of Allah SWT.

Remember it that whatever we are doing is being collected. It will be uncovered without any addition or deletion. On that day no reason or excuse will work.

Hadith: The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Dunya (this world) is the field for the Aakhirah

Translation of a Persian couplet:

Wheat grows wheat and barley grows barley, 
Do not be heedless of the return of deeds.

For list of good deeds and bad deeds, see the 3rd part of this series.

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