Islam, Home And Boat
Rang-o-Noor (BY SA'DI)
Tales told by the Holy Quran are living tales. The scenes similar to them will keep appearing till the Day of Judgement. So, all the tales in the Holy Quran should be read and understood attentively. We should learn a lesson and get light from them. Before moving with the point, let us recite Durood for the Prophets so that Allah's mercy and safety may descend upon us. There is one Prophet upon whom we are stressively ordered to recite Durood. He is our Lord Hazrat Muhammadﷺ. We recite Durood upon him in every prayer اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ اَیُّہَاالنَّبِیُّ وَرَحْمَۃُ اللّٰہِ وَبَرَکَاتُہ This is a very sacred Durood. It should be recited other than prayer also. اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ اَیُّہَاالنَّبِیُّ وَرَحْمَۃُ اللّٰہِ وَبَرَکَاتُہ
Angels carry this Durood to the Holy Prophetﷺ and he answers also. So we should recite with love اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ اَیُّہَاالنَّبِیُّ وَرَحْمَۃُ اللّٰہِ وَبَرَکَاتُہ Salaam means security from apparent as well as hidden calamities. Apparent calamities are the those which attack man's body, wealth, house and children etc. and hidden calamites attack man's heart and soul. They are infidelity, Polytheism, jealousy, arrogance and pretension etc. Supplication for safety is a supplication of leading to the Paradise because complete security will be attained in the Paradise only where there will be neither old age nor disease neither disgrace nor dependence neither injury nor death. It will be a lie if a wrinkled woman calls this world a Paradise because paradise is the place of safety where Allah Himself will reward the people of the Paradise as سَلَامٌ قَوْلاً مِّن رَّبٍّ رَّحِیْم
One of the sacred names of Allah is "As-Salaam" because Allah is free and pure of every defeat, weakness and calamity. It is only Allah who provides safety. Invocation to the Allah's name "Yaa Salaam" has great efficacy. One of our elders would invoke to this name thus ’’ اَللّٰھُمَّ یَا سَلَامُ سَلِّمْ ‘‘ . O Allah! O Salaam! Provide us safety.
There are five Prophets with whose names the word Salaam is mentioned. This is practice of the Believers to recite Durood for the Prophets.
(1) Hazrat Nuh. The topic of today's column is the talk of a son of Hazrat Nuh. Allah says سَلَامٌ عَلٰی نُوْحٍ فِیْ الْعَالَمِیْن (سورۃ الصافات:۷۹). The experienced people say that snake or scorpion cannot bite the person who recites it thrice in the morning and evening daily.
(2) Hazrat Ibrahim سَلَامٌ عَلٰی اِبْرَاہِیْم (سورۃ الصافات: ۱۰۹ ) (3) Hazrat Haroom سَلَامٌ عَلٰی مُوْسٰی وَہَارُون(سورۃ الصافات:۱۲۰) (5) Hazrat Ilyas سَلَامٌ عَلٰی اِلْیَاسِیْن(سورۃ الصافات:۱۳۰)
There are two verses in the Holy Quran that if we recite them, Durood for all the Prophets is recited.
(۱) سَلَامٌ عَلٰی عِبَادِہِ الَّذِیْنَ اصْطَفٰی (سورۃ النمل:۵۹) (۲ ) وَسَلامٌ عَلٰی الْمُرْسَلِیْنَ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّٰہِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِیْن(سورۃ الصافات:۱۸۱۔۱۸۲)
I always try to convey greetings to all these personalities before going to sleep daily. Complete greetings come up to اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَیْکَ اَیُّہَاالنَّبِیُّ وَرَحْمَۃُ اللّٰہِ وَبَرَکَاتُہ ( a few times) سَلَامٌ عَلٰی عِبَادِہِ الَّذِیْنَ اصْطَفٰی (Thrice) وَسَلامٌ عَلٰی الْمُرْسَلِیْنَ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّٰہِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِیْن (Thrice)سَلَامٌ عَلٰی نُوْحٍ فِیْ الْعَالَمِیْن, (Thrice) سَلَامٌ عَلٰی اِبْرَاہِیْم (Thrice) سَلَامٌ عَلٰی مُوْسٰی وَہَارُون (Thrice) سَلَامٌ عَلٰی اِلْیَاسِیْن , (Thrice) سَلامٌ قَوْلاً مِّن رَّبٍّ رَّحِیْم (For a Few Times). This world of ours is filled with seditions, deviations, devils, magicians and deceptions. If a man wants to protect his faith, he must remain attached with the Prophets, believe firmly in all the Prophets, have deep true love with all the Prophets, get light from the true incidents and tales of the Prophets, believe in Hazrat Adam as the first Prophet and Hazrat Muhammadﷺ as final Prophet and follow him fully because all the previous Shariahs have been abrogated after his revelation. Before the Holy Prophet'sﷺ revelation, success could be found in Judaism, Christianity and Stoicism. But after his revelation, success lies only in Islam. Persuasion to Din and Jihaad are for this sake. Some people from among the Muslims want to stop persuasion to Din. They are enemies of Jihaad in the way of Allah. They raise the slogan, "The Jews and the Christians can succeed without believing in Hazrat Muhammadﷺ. The rein of this sedition in Pakistan is in the hands of Ghaamiadi whereas Abdrabbah in Egypt and Waheed-ud-Din in India.
Actually, there people are neither Ghaamidi nor Khaani, nor Abdi. They are in reality either Kinaani or Yaami. We will have to think over a living tale of the Holy Quran in order to understand this sedition. This tale belongs to Hazrat Nuh and his son. Hazrat Nuh had four sons named Saam, Haam, Yaafis. These three sons were Mu'min and believed in their father's Din. Fourth son named either Kina'an or Yaam was a Pagan. The inclination that makes people Ghaamidi starts with this son. This inclination is to regard home guidance as mean and international brethren as honourable, regarding ones home as narrow and external enemies as progressed calling hight of the home as disgraced but looking to the external honour with wistful eyes. Kinaan's young eyes witnessed that his house was completely detached from the world outside. It was completely separate and worn out in comparison with the outer world. The external people looked at his house scornfully and considered it a hindrance in the way of progress. The outer people seemed populating the world whereas the world in his house seemed depopulated. An old man came out of that house and conveyed a message to the people but no one listened to him rather made fun of him. People would throw ropes around his neck and drag him. Small children followed him clapping hands. The honourable people of the city gagged fingers in their ears and changed their routes as they saw him. The mighty people of the city threw stones at him. That man would go about the people from morning to evening, get beaten, get bled, go back home, spread the prayers mat and begin to weep and beseech before Allah.
It was his daily routine. After hard labour for nearly twelve years, only one individual accepted his message. That indivisual was not an honourable member of international community, nor a trader nor a thinker nor an industrial comity was making rapid progress but there was only one point in that house, "Believe in One Allah, you will be admitted to the eternal Paradise with Perennial success. Ask forgiveness from Allah; you will get rid of Allah's punishment in the world and the Hereafter. There was talk neither of populating the world nor projects of progress in that house. Then Kinaan had two ways, either to follow his father like his three brothers and become a part of the detached house or to follow Ghaamidiat that was to become a part of international community and consider the worldly people successful if they are to live in this world, run shoulder to shoulder with the worldly people if they are to live in this world." You will say, "There was no Ghaamidi in the world at that time. From where Ghaamidism come."
The answer is, "This Kinaanism arises in every age and takes up a captivating name. Have a look at Javed Ghamid's and Waheed-ud-Din's ideas and Abdrabbah's philosophy. One thing is common with all these individuals' thinking and that is these people are born to the Muslim families but Islam seems mean to them whereas the non-Muslims seem to them respectable. Then they set out to go out of Islam and become a part of the external comity. You will not find two Ghaamidis in the world who hold similar views. In the world of Chaamidi and Waheed-ud-Din, they hold 90% different ideas from each other but their path and thinking is the same and that is Kinaani anxiety. They do not look that thing in their house whom they consider honour but the whole world outside seems good to them. So, they try to get free from the limits of the house and become a part of the outer comity. In this effort, they coin evernew ideas and methods. They want to change the safe building in the house into international headquarter. That's why; they deny the Islamic authenticities and distinctions so that the real house of Islam may be changed totally. Hazrat Nuh kept persuading his people to Din for 950 years. The successful world kept arising from his house. The angels of mercy kept descending on his house because he was looking to the earth. He kept company of the honourable people of the time. So, he felt ashamed of his father as well as his house. When famine struck the county, the wise people laid heads together to devise methods of irrigation and agriculture. When Kinaan came home, his father said "Famine can end up if the people begin to repent." Then he would go to all the nooks and corners of the city with this persuasion. People would make fun of him, "What link between irrigation and cultivation with repentance?" Kinaan felt that his father was really causing shame to the whole family as he persuaded the agriculturists to repent whereas the world had advanced much. This sense of inferiority led Kinaan to Infidelity, whereas the other three brothers verified their father feeling the fact that mercy descended upon the house they lived in, Allah's angels descend upon it, they are to please Allah not the people.
Then decision to destroy the nation was made. Three sons got busy with making "The Saviur Boat" in the company of their father. International comity began to make fun of that boat. In order to avoid that shame, Kinaan became the part of international comity. Then flood came and the comity was drowned along with Kinaan. The house that was regarded as separate and backward in the world boarded the boat and became owner of the whole world.
Now, that home is Islam and that boat is Din. It is surrounded by modern international comity. Those who were born in the house of Islam but had Kinaanic thinking are slipping away from it considering it mean. All these people are rushing towards flood and fire. Those who have faith and confidence feeling pride in their house are moving to the Paradise and success. No doubt, honour lies in the dictates of Islam no matter big or small. All the glamour of Washington and London is no more than a piece of Miswalk in my pocket; the Miswalk which the Holy Prophetﷺ gave to the Ummah. Jihaad in the way of Allah is a very big command. We feel ashamed neither of Islam nor Jihaad, neither beard nor lifting the trousers above the knees. O my dear, these are the maps of honour, beauty, success and progress. O Allah, we are thankful to You for the bounty of Islam and faith. Allah be praised who is the Lord of all the worlds. الحمد للہ رب العالمین
لا الہ الا اﷲ، لا الہ الا اﷲ، لا الہ الا اﷲ محمد رسول اﷲ…
اللّٰھم صل علیٰ سیدنا محمد والہ وصحبہ وبارک وسلم تسلیما کثیرا کثیرا…
لا الہ الا اﷲ محمد رسول اﷲ