at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Sincerity Illustrated


A certain saintly man says: “I went for haj and while making Tawaaf I saw a man making dua so earnestly, crying out so loudly, that the other people who were making Tawaaf became quite distressed, but his heart was not turned to Allah at all. Then in Mina I saw a man selling a thousand dinars worth of material but throughout the sale, his heart was not for one moment negligent of Allah.”

This is how it is with us. All our Salaahs, Duas and Ibaadat are mere rituals without any inner reality. With wailing and crying, we utter words like parrots and we do not even know what we are saying. With Allah sincerity is of utmost importance. Noise and shouting is of no sequence.

[Shaikul Hadith Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhlawi Sahab (r.a.) in Aap Beti Part V, p. 565]

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