Friday 24th of January 2020

More concealed than the footfall of an Ant

Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said, that

Arabic Text:

“Indeed, polytheism is concealed even more than the football of an ant.”

(Safinatul Behar)

Imam (a.s.) said, this also, that, example of such a polytheism is, that to wear the ring inverted (to have the stone on the side of palm), so that one remembers pending work etc. In the same people put a knot on handkerchief, etc, so that when attention goes to that, and one remembers the work to be done.

Albeit, such things in normal circumstances did not came in the realm of polytheism. It becomes polytheism when total hope (complete trust) is put on the ring or the knot, that it will surely make him remember the things. Yes, if it is thought in this way that, if Allah wishes, then I will remember, due to these mediums, this act is according to Tawheed, I will remember the things, if Allah wishes. And if Allah does not wish, then he may do anything, the things will not come to his mind, and he will not remember them.

It is not polytheism, if someone is made intercessor to Allah

So, the ring or the knot etc, or some person, all that are taken as mediums to make him remember something, then it is not polytheism. Only Allah should be in the mind, that if Allah wishes, He would cause these mediums to remember the things. All the hope should be on Allah only.

To bring out bad omen, is one type of polytheism.

To make (draw) bad omen and to rely (trust) on it, is also, one type of polytheism. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has told Arabic words:

Meaning, to do bad omen is polytheism. Meaning to understand that bad theoretical knowledge, as being the effective thing is, as if to think that, bad theoretical knowledge has interfered in the actions of Allah. That is to say, that, the man has performed polytheism with regard to Tawheed-Afaali. If he has doned bad omen. The hadith mentioned above and the following hadith, both are given in Vol II of Hayaatul-Hayawan” on page no.66. H. Rasool (s.a.w.s.) has said this also.

Hadith in Arabic

The person who returns from his work, just because on the way he came across bad omen, then he has adopted polytheism.

And Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (a.s.) has said, that.

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) has said:

Hadith in Arabic

Not paying attention to bad omen is itself “kaffa-rah” to bad omen.

The meaning of bad omen

The acts or things which are not fixed by Allah as the cause if certain things, if man considers them to be the confirmed cause of good or bad on the basis of his superstition or misgiving, believes in it to be having some effect, then this superstition is called bad omen. As a matter of fact he has committed polytheism by performing those acts. He has considered those acts as the partners of Allah.

For example, he wanted to perform some plausible and fair work and suddenly he himself or someone got a sneeze will have bad effect on his work, hence he, with that thought left that work. This is bad omen, and a kind of polytheism.

Sneeze is the sign of blessing

This wrong notion has spread in such a way that, many people has given it the name of patience. When someone sneezes, then people tell him that, self-restraint has occurred. Now that work should not be continued. Although intellectually or by shariah the sneezed by itself is not the cause of any incident to happen in future. Rather, as per shariah, the one who sneezes is supposed to have the blessings and peace. And it can be said, that at that time, whatever was said, or whatever decision was made in that, the blessings of Allah is included.

In auspicious moment, is also a nonsense

There are many people, who by observing celestial order and following movement of stars, they establish that the future events will be affected because of that. They inform about the benefit or the loss that may incur in future. On the basis of their own wrong notion or on the basis of some expert astrologers wrong notion, they count certain definite moment or time as inauspicious. And if he had decided to do the work in that particular time, then he will not attend to the work. This is also a kind of polytheism.

If man knows that the benefit or the loss is in the powerful hands of Allah, if he begs the help of Allah, through Dua or /and sadakah, then that is a proof of Tawheed. If at all Allah wishes, then surely he will get the good of it.

March of Amirul Moamenin towards Neherwan

Khawarij is the plural of Kharaji. Some soldiers of Hazrat Ali (a.s.) have left out their allegiance to him and had started opposing him. Janabe Amirul Mo-mineen Hazrat Ali (a.s.), decided to fight those Khawarij and hence began his march towards Neherwan. Afif Ibne-Kais said, O Amirul Mo-mineen, I am afraid that if you make movement at this time, you will not get success. I say this on the base of astrology. The celestial order indicates that the position of muslims is weak, and their star is on the decline.

Imam (a.s.) said, O Afif, do you think, that, you can fix such time, and show, if we march during that time, then surely the worst will not occur. Or can you fix or ascertain such time during which if we march, then surely the worst will encircle man? So, if anyone who accepts and believes in such talks, then he would have attempted to falsify Quran. It is narrated that

Quranic Ayat (Surah Yunus 10: Ayat no. 11)???

وَلَوْ يُعَجِّلُ اللّهُ لِلنَّاسِ الشَّرَّ اسْتِعْجَالَهُم بِالْخَيْرِ لَقُضِيَ إِلَيْهِمْ أَجَلُهُمْ

“And if Allah should hasten the evil to men as they desire the hastening of good, their doom should certainly have been decreed for them.”

(Surah Yunus 10:11)

From, this kind of Ayats, we know that, good and bad is under the control of Allah. Man does not know this also, that, what he will do tomorrow. This sense is contained in surah Lukman 31:Ayat no.34.

وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ مَّاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا

“And no one knows what he shall earn on the morrow;”

(Surah Lukman 31:34)

The person having such wrong notion does not seek help from Allah. He thinks that he is unconcerned of Allah in respect to achieving good and protecting from bad.” Whoever believes in your talk and acts accordingly, then he should praise and adore you instead of his cherisher. Because you according to your thinking, have achieved him the good and saved him from evil or bad, you have guided him towards the times of good and bad.”

(Nahjul Balagh, Khutba no. 77)

Same time he marched and returned with victory. Conclusion is that Hazrat Ali (a.s.) did not accept the view of Afif and he said to his companions. In the name of Allah and the shadow of His help start the move, and always seek the assistance of Allah Taala. Thus immediately at that hour of time Imam invaded the Khawarjis, and got success in that fight. Nine persons of Khawaraji ran away and rests of all were killed. Hazrat Ali’s (a.s.) companions, in companion, those who were killed, were very few.

source : QALBE SALEEM/Shaheede Mehraab Ayatullah-ul-Uzma Al-Haaj Sayed Abdul Husain Dastghaib Shirazi (r.a.)
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