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659-NEW YEAR’S DIARY

NEW YEAR’S DIARY

Rang-o-Noor (BY SA'DI)

(Shumara: 659)

May Allah make new year sacred for us. It is Muharram 01, 1440 in Hijaaz. It will be same date with us tomorrow. When the entire Ummah comes to one moon, there will be similar date everywhere if Allah wills. Let us prepare the new year's diary.
A Few Jobs Will be Done Automatically: A few jobs start automatically with the advent of Muharram. Hazrat Umar's name is mentioned in the beginning of Muharram. As the Muslims who love him are anxious to get light from him more than celebrating his day, this day but is not duly celebrated in the Ummah. Some individuals celebrate it also but general atmosphere for 1400 years is not to celebrate it. Hazrat Umar's dignity, awe and beneficence is not specified with one day. A Muslim must study the life of all the four caliphs to become a true Muslim. The Urse of our spiritual-guide Hazrat Farid-ud-Din starts on fifth Muharram. It is said that there is a great rush. The door to the Paradise (so-called) also opens. Not much care is taken for Salaat however much stress is there on ecstasy, singing and dancing. On the other hand, the biographers write about his engagements on his last day i.e. fourth Muharram.
"Hazrat Farid-ud-Din Masood fell ill at the end of Zul-Hajjah. Because of trouble of disease, he spent his last day i.e. 4th Muharram in restlessness and pain. He established congregational Salaat performing all the practices. After establishing congregational 'Isha Salaat, he fell unconscious. When he came to senses, he said to Maulana Badr-ud-Din Ishaq, "Have I established 'Isha Salaat?" He said, "You have established it along with virtue." Then he fell unconscious. When he came to senses, he said, "I shall establish Salaat again. Allah knows whether I get the opportunity again or not." Maulana Badr says that he established 'Isha Salaat thrice that night. Then he demanded water for ablution, observed ablution, established two Raka't Salaat and began prostration. Then voice from prostration came یا حی یا قیوم and he met his Lord. (Intaha)
This is actual loyalty to the Paradise i.e. Salaat, prostration, and loyalty to Allah to the last moment. Would that this true yearning and true message of his should be conveyed to the millions of Muslims who participate in the 'Urse. God forbid, the people have deemed so great saint a councillor of Baldia who may get their worldly problems solved whereas way to Allah is sought from holy saints.
Then mourning for Hazrat Hussain starts on 5th Muharram which assumes a very alarming shape indulging the whole country in blackness, unrest, fear and tumult. If Hazrat Hussain had celebrated Shahaadat of his father Hazrat Ali in this way, there could be some justification to celebrate the days of Shuhada thus. Hazrat Hussain had a very great, grand, dignified, amiable, charming and leading personality. The Muslims should multiply their link and love with him and learn the lessons of valour, bravery, courage and determination from him. How good if the Muslims start their new year with zikr, devotion, fasting, supplications and delight! So many Muslims do not still know when their new year starts and ends.
Plan in Advance: Everybody is in loss except those who spend their time in faith, virtuous deeds, persuasion to truth and patience. Our planning for the new year should also depend upon these four things supplicating to Allah daily, "O Allah, protect us against loss because You say that all humans are advancing to loss except those who believe, do virtuous deeds and persuade to truth and patience." May Allah protect us against loss and grant us the capacity to understand Surah Al-Asr fully. This Surah is a full book, complete syllabus and full history. The only need is that we may be afraid of loss and invest all our life, wealth and time to avoid it. So arrange the sequence with the inception of year how to avoid loss this year, what to do and what not to, what to say and what not to, what to study and what no to, what to write and what not to, what to think and what not to. We are to prepare the diary of lives ourselves. We are to take stock of ourselves so that we may avoid painful punishment ahead. If we correct our Salaat this year completely and correct our Jihaad completely making it Jihaad of sincerity, sacrifice and loyalty, we shall fulfil the requirements to avoid loss.
The First Thing is Kalimah Tayyibah i.e. Faith: We are neither humans nor Muslims without Kalimah Tayyibah. Neither is life, nor is death enviable without this Kalimah. There is success neither in this world nor in the Hereafter without this Kalimah. So many Muslims till now do not know how to recite Kalimah Tayyibah correctly. Recite it daily correctly and correct other people. So many Muslims do not know the meaning of Kalimah Tayyibah. Think over its meanings daily and convey it to other Muslims if you want faith. Most of the Muslims do not know the demands of Kalimah Tayyibah. Learn these requirements daily and convey them to others. If we confine Kalimah Tayyibah in the circle of life, every of our problem will be solved because the circle of Kalimah Tayyibah is vaster than the earth and the sky. Try to recite Kalimah Tayyibah for 1200 times fondly trying to recite لا الہ الا اللہ the maximum in one breath. Sometimes, recite it in solitude with tears in eyes and offer thanks to Allah at this grand bounty. Can we convey the persuasion to Kalimah Tayyibah to 365 individuals this year? Resolve for it.
Second Thing is Virtuous Deeds: Virtuous deeds are the deeds about which Allah Almighty has ordered us to do. The Holy Prophet ﷺ did those deeds himself and persuaded us to them. The most important of them are five pillars of Islam (1) Salaat (2) Zakat (3) Fasting in Ramazan (4) Hajj (5) Jihaad in the way of Allah.
These obligations are the object and essence of our lives. Then come Sunnahs. The most important of them is the Holy Prophet's ﷺ morals. Then come supererogations. This year, we should learn all these supererogations, perform them and intend to perform them fully. Explanation of virtuous deeds requires great detail but today, we content at the summary.
Persuasion to Truth: Persuasion to truth is obligatory. Neither is Din perfect without it nor is protection from loss possible. These days, persuasion to truth has been made an ignominy and crime. Every dictate of Din is truth. Jihad is truth. The Hereafter is truth. Only that man is deemed good who does not advise anyone nor criticizes his children in the affairs of Din nor safeguards the Din of the ladies of his family. How unveiling and vulgar dress is gaining ground in the Muslim women these day. Robbery is launched again and again at the faith of Finality of Propehthood and sanctity of Prophethood. These days, every falsehood has been made glittering and every truth conservative. Persuasion to truth, these days, is invitation to dangers and becoming unpopular with the people. But following Allah's dictate, we will have to do it for the good-pleasure of Allah regardless of the consequences.
Persuasion to Patience: Holding the falling people, bringing back those who flee away, standing those erect who lie down discouraged, encouraging the terrified Muslims, not letting those all who get tired, bringing people out of desires is persuasion to truth. When persuasion to truth starts, the Satan attacks consequently satanic forces with all their might come to confront us. When troubles in the faith of Din come, patience is not easy. Even the might go astray. Hearing the words of abuse given to the parents, undergoing blows on the beards, facing beastly restrictions of 4th schedule and remaining again and again in captivity is not so easy. But if a few Muslims rather everyone should make it their routine that they are not to lose hope nor be discouraged but encourage and boost up those who persuade to truth, the situation will soon change. Why is there mention of troubles of the prophets in the Holy Quran? Those discussions always provide us oxygen, light and energy. Persuasion to truth is obligatory to every Muslim. I may encourage you and you should encourage me. If we see a small child falling, we should ask him to look to Ma'az and Mu'awwiz. If a young man is falling, we should make him recall Hazrat Hussain. If we see some elderly person falling, we should say to him that light is about to come so muster up courage and look to Hazrat Ayub Ansaari. The Fedai are upset for their turn. They should not steep in sins. We should support them. If someone spreads terror, we should raise the slogan حسبنا اللّٰہ ونعم الوکیل . Allah suffices us and He is the best Doer.
Allah says, "By the time, all humans are moving to loss except those who believe and persuade to virtuous deeds and truth and persuade to observe patience and perseverance. They were protected against loss in the past and stood victorious and those same will be successful in future."

لا الہ الا اللّٰہ، لا الہ الا اللّٰہ ،لا الہ الا اللّٰہ محمد رسول اللّٰہ

اللہم صل علی سیدنا محمد والہ وصحبہ وبارک وسلم تسلیما کثیرا کثیرا

لا الہ الا اللّٰہ محمد رسول اللّٰہ

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