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The wealth, position and lust

Those who are firm on Oneness of Allah and on the path of His worship, they do not stagger in the greed of wealth and position, nor they stumble in front of lust and pleasures. The wealth, post or the office of authority and the physical or the lust for sex, each one from these three things, is such a weapon that in front of that, those with weak intentions and low courage bow down and accept their defeat. They leave the way of worship, and accept the evil-dirty way of life. Just as the greed, threat, also, specially the threat of life is also such a weapon. But those who are firm on their belief and actions they do not get affected in greed nor they are terrified with any kind of threat. They are ready to get killed. But they are not prepared to present themselves to the defalcation of Islam or breach of trust of the Muslims. Because breached of trust with Isalm and the Muslims is in fact the breach of trust with Allah.

Some such reasons (causes) are there because of which, very few people are there in the world and who are ready to compromise on the subject of Truth, Godliness, Piety and faithfulness. (There are very few buyers of these items)

Spiritual Pleasures are many times more

Though, to get the pleasures of the knowledge of Allah, the Godliness, the piety and the pleasure of worshipping Allah, you have to do away with physical and animal like pleasure or the comforts of life to a certain extent. There are restrictions on illegal extents, but then too spiritual pleasures are many times more than the worldly pleasures. If someone is fortunate to really have had the spiritual pleasures then he will kick away (do away) with the greatest of worldly (Physical) pleasure. But he will not leave the spiritual pleasure.

Persian couplet:

If you were aware of the pleasure of doing away (leaving) with the pleasure, then you would not have called your carnal desires-sensual appetites as the pleasure.

They continued Namaz (Prayers) even after the arrows pierced in their bodies.

In one battle the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) was along with the army of Islam. On one night the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) gave the responsibility of guarding and protecting the army to Ammar Ibne Yasir and Abad Ibne Bashir. They decided between them that, half night Abad will remain awake and keep a watch and from half night to the morning to keep a watch Ammar will be woken up. Abad Ibne Bashir during his time of watch was praying Namaz, which one Jew came to the army of Islam. His intention was that by taking advantage of darkness of night, he would kill the Prophet (s.a.w.s.). From far he saw that from all the Muslims only one person is standing and rest of all are sleeping. He threw one arrow towards Abad. That arrow pierced into the body of Aban, but Abad still continued to pray Namaz. The Jew threw a second arrow, which also pierced in the body. Abad still did not stop the Namaz. In the same way a third arrow also pierced into the body of Abad. Now Abad did shorten his Namaz and finished praying and he awakened Ammar. On seeing this condition Ammar asked, why you did not wake me up on being hit with the first arrow?

Abad Ibne Bashir said:

“O Ammar, I was reciting Surah Kahaf in Namaz. I did not wish to discontinue Namaz. If I was not afraid, that the enemy would make me fall and reach upto the Prophet (s.a.w.s.), then I would not have shortened the Namaz, but Surah Kahaf I would recited completely, though my life could have gone (I would have died).” After that both Abad and Ammar together forced the enemy to run away from the army of Islam.

(Safinatul Behar, Vol. II page 144)

Intrepids of Karbala

You just think of the pleasures of Namaz while getting injured by the arrows, or even when that pleasure overcomes the thought of loosing the life.

If you want to have more estimate of the greatness of the pleasure of worship then you just look at the condition of the colleagues of Imam Husain (a.s.). It is really astonishing that how they left everything i.e. wealth, position, family and children in the way of Allah. Doing away with the physical pleasures, they did embrace all kinds of troubles and hardships. And they sacrificed their likes with great love and devotion.

On the night of Ashura Burair was saying:

“This night I am so happy, never in my whole life I was so happy, because, I know that tomorrow my place will be in Paradise.”

And on the day of Ashura the condition of Aabis was such that, he had removed his chain armour from his body and the steel (iron) helmet from his head. And in that same condition, he jumped into the sea of army and confronted the waves of enemies. Imam Husein (a.s.) had several times by loud voice given the permission also that they could return and go away if they so wished. But they did not take benefit of this permission. The black slave like that of John was requesting Imam Husein (a.s.) to give him permission to get himself killed while fighting in the battlefield. All the companions of Imam Husein (a.s.) were saying with their tongues in the situation

Persian couplets: (4 lines)

O master (chief) of the religion! Even if I carry my throne of excellence upto the empyrean (high seat), then too, I remain a salve of yours, O honourable gentleman and I remain needy of your this house. If I draw away my heart from you and give up your love, then where I throw such love and where I carry such an heart? (Nowhere!)

Science, corroborates the belief of Monotheism

Man should not fall short of gaining the place of recognising Allah and His worship. Surely man should acquire the knowledge of sciences, but along with that he should also try to have the knowledge of Allah. There is no contradiction or inconsistency between this two. These two knowledges do not negate each other. But the scientific knowledge supports-corroborates the belief in Oneness of Allah. In fact it causes an increase in the knowledge and belief in Allah. It helps in knowing-recognising one Allah. It cures the doubt. The purpose to create heavens and earth is this only that by means of it man may acquire the knowledge of Allah.

The purpose-intent of all creations is the recognition-knowledge of Allah

Quran-e-Majid points towards this thing that Quranic Ayat,

اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ وَمِنَ الْأَرْضِ مِثْلَهُنَّ يَتَنَزَّلُ الْأَمْرُ بَيْنَهُنَّ لِتَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ أَحَاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عِلْمًا

“Allah is He who creates seven heavens and of the earth the like of them; the decree continues to descend among them, that you may know that Allah has power over all things and that Allah indeed encompasses all things in (His) knowledge.”

(Surah Talaq 65:12)

All the things take place as destined by Allah and as per His device-arrangement. It may be life or death, richness or poverty, hardship or comfort, sickness or health. In short, everything takes place according to the command descended from Allah.

And as there are seven heavens in the same way there are seven earths also. In the book Al-haiato Wal-Islam”, Shehristani says:

“By seven earths it is meant to be the seven planets which are moving around in the solar system. They are Earth, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. And by seven heavens it is meant to be that these seven planets where each one is enclosed by a heaven (the sky). This verse is declaring about our solar system. Now, since the interpretation of number can not become the proof, that is why if, there are millions of earths and heavens and may be there are thousands of other systems just like that of our solar system, then too there is no chance of fault-finding in this verse. Interpretation of number cannot become the proof (reason). To clarify it in this way, say for example if a person says that, I have two horses, then meaning of this is not to object about this that I do not have more than two horses. May be he is having more than two horses. If a hundred horses are there with him than to his, this sentence is not objectionable. That person did not say that, I do not have more than two horses. For more detailed information, refer to above-mentioned book.


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