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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Shaykh-ul-Islam Speech at International Spiritual Congregation

The subject of “Khashiyyiat-e-Elahi (Fear of Allah)”. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said Allah is He Who sent down the Holy Quran whose words resemble one another and have an order. Addressing the hundreds of thousands of faithful at the International Spiritual Congregation.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said how stone-hearted we have become that our lives have been deprived of tears. There is a Hadith-e-Qudsi that Allah Almighty says, “By My Honour! There is no one who weeps out of My Fear and I do not bless him with My guidance. I enlighten his weeping with My Divine Light” There is a tradition quoted by Imam Hassan Basri, “The Holy Prophet (saw) when eyes weep in the Presence of Allah, this weeping is not pretentious. When one is granted the blessing to weep, blessings are also showered upon people sitting around him, be the number of such a gathering is twenty thousand.”

Thus Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri quoted scores of Prophetic traditions and instances from the lives of Allah’s friends to prove that those who regard the world as mere eyewash and are not deceived by its attraction and apparent beauty would be rewarded in the life hereafter. They are the blessed people of Allah.
Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that today Pakistan was undergoing multiple crises. There is price hike. There is deteriorating law and order situation. It appears hellish forces have been let loose. “O people of Pakistan! Lower your head and implore your Allah as to why it is so. The whole of Islamic world was facing hard times. Did Muslims ever think as to why it was so? They have not pondered over these things. Had they given a thought to such issues, they would have found a way out of them,” he added. Shaykh-ul-Islam said that whosoever would be disloyal to Allah, destruction and decline would be his destiny.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri said that none of us knew how long we would live. Our Lord and Creator may call us any time. “If we did not revive our relationship with Allah and His Prophet (saw), what would become of us,” he deplored. Every one of us was deceiving himself. We claim to be obedient to Allah but in fact happen to rebel against Him.
Shaykh-ul-Islam  said his life and death was for the mission of the Holy Prophet (saw). All of you should hold flag of Allah and His Prophet (saw), and it was what he wanted to see people of Pakistan doing in his life time. He urged the participants especially the youth to revisit their lives and do penance at the collective level. “If we resolve to change our lives tonight, there is no reason why our lives would not change,” he added.

Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri categorically stated that Minhaj-ul-Quran International rejected terrorism and extremism at every level and every terrorist was a criminal of Umma of the Prophet (saw). Quoting a Hadith, he said, “Once a companion took away the children of sparrow. The sparrow started moving about over the head of the Holy Prophet (saw). At this the Holy Prophet (saw) asked as to who has teased this sparrow. The same companion replied that he had taken away children of sparrow. The Holy Prophet (saw) instructed him to put them back at their place.” Such is the sanctity of rights of birds and animals in Islam, leave along that of human beings.

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