DEATH IS PREFERRABLE TO SEDITION
Rang-o-Noor (BY SA'DI)
May Allah protect us against every sedition! اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَعُوْذُ بِکَ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ مَا ظَھَرَ مِنْھَا وَمَا بَطَنَ "Lucky is the one who is protected against seditions" said the Holy Prophetﷺ thrice. In the end, he said, "Good Luck for the one who observes patience i.e. remains steadfast when sedition befalls." I recall the holy saint whose name was "Muhammad Hayaat." Now there is all life for him. He wrote in his will, "Efforts were made to separate me from the organization." Sectarianism is also a sedition. Sedition is the thing that indulges man in test and trial. It invades his senses and heart which attract him to it. It is falsehood but it claims to be truth. It is called sedition because man begins to stagger due to it as, "Where to go?" The Holy Prophetﷺ warned his Ummah against seditions pointing out so many seditions like the sedition of pitch dark night, horrible blind seditions. O Allah, we seek protection! Let us cast a glance at Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashqand, Tirmiz and Furghana where there is all Infidelity, sin and oppression. These were the lands where there was faith, knowledge, and all light. Jurists arose from there and prevailed over the entire world. Traditionists arose from there and excelled the whole world. Leaders of mysticism arose from there and enlightened the East and the West. Then a sedition came and wiped them all.
Sedition attacks sometimes in the shape of oppression, sometimes in the shape of luxury, at time as enemy and at time as in a sacred guise. Everthing that has the power to deviate from the truth is called a sedition Mr. Muhammad Hayaat remained attached with the organization. Allah protected him against the sedition of greed as well as deviating sedition in a sacred guise and at last, he got killed اَللّٰھُمَّ اغْفِرْلَہ وَارْحَمْہُ وَتَقَبَّلَہُ شَہِیْدا.
The Holy Prophetﷺ had no fear of any sedition still heﷺ sought refuge against seditions in every prayer; seditions in life and death as اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَعُوْذُ بِک مِنْ فِتْنَۃِ الْمَحْیاَ وَالْمَمَاتِ. Seditions of life are very dangerous. How many people are deviated at the spot! Seditions of death are even more dangerous than this. One of the biggest troubles of the sedition is that the man caught by it does not consider himself false. So the sedition is more dangerous than sin. The sinner regards himself sinner and guilty and repents of it at last but the person caught in seditions regards himself in the right. So, how to feel ashamed and repenting?
That's why; the Holy Prophetﷺ told his Ummah the methods and supplications to protect against seditions. Heﷺ explained even the shapes and colours of so many seditions. For example, the sedition of Dajjaal. This is the sedition of deviating the Muslims from Din through power, might and technology. It is sedition of liar Dajjaals. This is the sedition of deviating people from Din through spiritualism, prophethood and incantations. Then is the sedition of worldliness which is the most dangerous sedition of this Ummah. Sedition of women which is aimed at making the Muslim men and Muslim women irreligious, dishonourable and disgraced; the disgrace that deviates from Din. The sedition of self-aggrandizement which causes disruption, killing, massacre and ruination to the Muslims. The sedition of the Hadathaan which concerns the universe and violent people which took the shape of the Khawaarij. Sedition of atheisim. Sedition of Innovations. Sedition of children. Sedition of glamour of the Infidels. Sedition of predominance and progress of the Infidels, Sedition of hypocrisy and the hypocrites. There are seditions everywhere. Mercy, O Allah, mercy! Only that can avoid them whom You protect. Only that can come out of it whom You take out. اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَعُوْذُ بِکَ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ مَا ظَھَرَ مِنْھَا وَمَا بَطَنَ
How can seditions be avoided? First method is supplication day and night in every prayer for protection against sedition. The supplication taught about it is, "Cause death to me before You decide to bring a sedition to our nation!" It means sedition is so bitter that death is preferable to it. The Holy Prophetﷺ himself says,وَالْمَوْتُ خَیْرٌ لِلْمُؤْمِنِ مِنَ الْفِتْنَۃِ " Death for the Mu'min is better than sedition."
This is actually the part of tradition in which the Holy Prophetﷺ tells us, "Man considers death bad whereas death is better for him than indulging in seditions. Man considers poverty bad but the fact is that if man has little wealth, his accounts will be easy in the Hereafter. " (Musnad Ahmad)
The words in sedition are وَإِذَا أَرَدْتَ فِتْنَۃَ قَوْمٍ فَتَوَفَّنِی غَیْرَ مَفْتُون Second method of protection against seditions is to pray to Allah for perseverance at Din as (۱) رَبَّنَا لاَ تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ ہَدَیْتَنَا وَہَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنکَ رَحْمَۃً إِنَّکَ أَنتَ الْوَہَّابُ
(۲) اَللّٰھُمَّ یَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِی عَلَی دِینِکَ
۳) ربَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِی أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وانصُرْنَا عَلَی الْقَوْمِ الْکَافِرِینَ
Every Muslim should demand steadfastness at Din because verybody's heart is in Allah's control who may persevere it or deviate it. Third method is gratitude for Allah's bounties. Gratitude means ascribing every bounty to Allah and valuing the bounty of faith, the bounty of obligations, the bounty of Jihaad, the bounty of organization, the bounty of sanctity, the bounty of ablution and purity, the bounty of livelihood, wealth, family and children and the bounty of honour and veiling. Whoever does not regard these bounties as his achievement but Allah's favour remains immune to seditions because actually the bounties become seditions when ill-lick arises in man, when vice, arrogance and pride generate in man when he deviates from his target and misuses them. Refuge, O Allah!اَللّٰھُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَعُوْذُ بِکَ مِنَ الْفِتَنِ مَا ظَھَرَ مِنْھَا وَمَا بَطَنَ
The most important source of protection against seditions is reciting and acting upon the Holy Quran. Heﷺ taught this method to Hazrat Huzaifah in special. These days, the sedition of "Denial of Jihaad" is snatching away faith of the Muslims. The cure to this seditions lies in verses on Jihaad. Many thanks to Allah that He has blessed our organization with this bounty out of His grace. Verses on Jihaad are taught directly all over the country and through media in other counties also which is a very sacred chain. This teaching goes on all the year round in Bahawalpur. It is held in many districts also at different timings whereas this programme is conducted all over the country in Rajab and Sha'baan. Allah be praised, the lovers of Din worked harder this year and this programme was conducted for more than thirty times. May Allah help them and accept them!
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