at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

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

Dedicated to all Reverts…


This post is paying homage to all reverted brothers and sisters around the globe, who go through so much grief, pain and suffering alone for the sake of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and His Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Remember that even Allah’s Habib (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), the best creation of all times, went through so many things that we can’t even imagine to feel.

So, keep your head up and look for your reward in the Akhirah. Us brothers and sisters brought up in Islam all their life should as well be thankful to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, because he has saved us from so many distress and hardships.

Hadhrat Nufayr narrates that they were once sitting with Hadhrat Miqdaad bin Aswad (radhiallaho ta’ala anho) when someone passed by. The person said: “Blessed are the eyes that saw Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)! By Allah! We dearly wish that we had seen what you saw and were present in the gatherings you were present in!”

Hadhrat Nufayr says that he had heard the man carefully (and when Hadhrat Miqdaad (radhiallaho ta’ala anho) became angry) he was surprised, because the man had only good words to say. Turning to the man Miqdaad (radhiallaho ta’ala anho) said, “What makes you people wish to be present at a time that Allah made you absent from without you knowing what would have become of you had you been present then? By Allah! There were many people who were present during the time of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) but Allah had thrown them headlong into Jahannam because they did not accept him and refused to believe him. Will you people not rather thank Allah for being born as people who know only Allah as your Rabb and believing in everything that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) brought? (You were fortunate that) Hardships had been borne by people other than yourselves.”

“I swear by Allah, that Allah sent Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as a Rasul during a time that was a more difficult was prevalent than any other time in which Allah had send Ambiya (Alayhis Salam). It was a time when the succession of Ambiya (Alayhis Salam) had long been paused and when people were steeped in ignorance. People saw no religion better than idol-worship. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) arrived with a criterion (the Qur’an) that differentiated between truth and falsehood and even divided father and son. The situation was (so heartbreaking) that (Muslim) person whose heart was unlocked to be filled with Iman had to see his father or his son or his brother live as a Kafir knowing well that whoever enters Jahannam shall be destroyed. He was therefore unable to experience any coolness (comfort) knowing that his close relative was destined for Jahannam. It is about this that Allah says in the Qur’an:

“Oh our Rabb! Grant us the coolness ofour eyes from our spouses and children.” (Surah Furqan: 74)

[‘Hayatus Sahabah Vol-1’ by Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhalvi (Rahimullah), p. 449/450]

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