In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
I inherit, invite you all servants of Allah and my own self towards Taqwa and emphasize you to adopt Taqwa in all aspects of your life. The foundation of life should be Taqwa and the way of life should be Taqwa. Everyone lives a life in accordance to some way, style either with sense or unintentional. Generally it is an unintentional way of living. If you ponder over the few generations living together in the same era. If you see the families, in one house there is grandfather, there is father and there is grandson. These three generations are living together but all three have different way of living. In the same house, the life style of father is different in terms of dress, speaking etc. The father has a different way of living from grandfather and grandson is different. You will never see grandfather wearing Jeans trousers, he will be wearing his national or local customary dress. The father would also be wearing the dress of his generation but if you see their grandsons they donâ€™t have at all the customary dress of nation. This generation of grandsons and granddaughters has a complete different way of living. The house, area, state, society are all same but there are three different types of lives being led in the same house. Same situation is with women also, as per generations the way of living is changing. It is not intentionally; it is after following other people, looking at market, TV, educational institutes, which people see and have adopted in their lives. If you see this way of living there is a resemblance of something. The elderly people have adopted their way of living from their ancestors as inheritance. Some of their have taken from their ancestors and some from new culture, western ways and Indian culture. There is a mixed way of living combinational life of east and west. But the new generation has completely adopted a Western way of living, while living in east. Hence the way of living is coming unsuitable and tarnished.
Allah has granted man creation, life and bounties of life and along with that also made the system of guidance so that the purpose of creation can be achieved so that man can reach that point. That system is known as guidance, where there are guiding rules of life, policies and principles. Religion is the name of these principles, etiquettes, and policies of life. Allah has also established the way of living. The creation is divine, guidance is also divine and hence life should also be divine. The way Quran has said through Prophets that; my worship, my acts, my life, death are all for Allah.Â All these are divine because they are taken from Allah. Allah has created life and death.Â The life is from Allah, guidance from Allah, life is from Allah and hence the way of living is also divine. If all these are accomplished then in the language of Quran this is a believer. Those who are biological believer Quran does not consider them believer. A bio believer is one who is born in some believers home, this is the only relationship of faith he has. He has not adopted any other degree of faith and Quran does not call him believer. At various instances Quran has denied that these are not believers. It says that there are some amongst Bedouins who say we have brought faith but they are not believers. The Prophet is told that you tell them that they are not believers and faith has not come near them. There are many who claim to have faith but Quran does not accept their faith and being believers. Similarly those who are bio believers who are born in the house of some believer or Muslim they are only believers to this extent and beyond this they have no relationship with faith
The one whom Quran considers believers are whose attributes are that the way he is created by Allah, he takes guidance from Allah, his life is divine, his death is divine and his way of living is also divine. This divine way of living is named by Quran as Taqwa. We can call him divine, pure life as well are all the names of Quran for this life. This is purified life as well but with specifics the title selected by Quran is Taqwa because human life is under various threats from all aspects. Human life needs protection and a secure environment, system under which he can live his life.
Animals are of various types, some are wild who donâ€™t need a secure system of live. They are born in forests, grow up and die there in forests. But some animals are those a pet, they are tamed and cannot live in forests hence they need protected, secure place to live, herding place and securing resting place. These animals need protection and arrangement is made by their owner. The way he arranges for their food he arranges for their protection also. Since he is aware that these animals need protection to be arranged by man; he makes shelter, walls and other arrangements to protect them from all threats. This is how this asset of man remains protected else they will become victims of wolves and other barbarous beasts. Thus animal life is also of two types; one is wild and barbaric life that does not need protection. They are born in forests and live in accordance to the life of forest and becomes victim of other wild beasts. But taming and pet animals need protection and arrangements are made for their protection
Human life is in need of protection because it is under threat. Animals have threat from beasts only but human life has threat from all directions and specifically from other human beings are the biggest threats. There are threats from natural calamities, from Shaitan the life is under threat and there are enemies of man. In Quran Allah has given awareness to man and in this awareness one significant chapter is about recognition of enemies. It has been told to prophets that these enemies are dangerous and you have to be secure. The biggest enemy of human life is man himself. If you see today the human life is under biggest threat which is from human being only. Devilish powers that make destructive weapons for the sake of business; they put life of entire humanity under threat.Â Man provides the means of his destruction by himself when he lives an impure life by following his desires. If man drinks impure water, he puts his life under threat. If he eats unsuitable food then his life comes under threat. From man itself his life is in danger. There are threats from natural calamities. A life that is under this much threat needs big protection. If the protection system is left to himself then he will not be able to secure it. You get news that the security person at home, bank or office has robbed the place. If man is made protector of human life then he himself becomes a beast. Hence Allah has himself made the arrangement for protection of human life. This divine planning for human life protection is Taqwa.
I have said before also that Quranic sciences have come under discussion in various other subject of sciences which has diverted it from its qurâ€™anic spirit. Taqwa got transferred into ethical science and was taken out from Quran. They expressed Taqwa in ethics and did very well as well but was not presented in the method in which Quran has presented. The way Imamat is the qurâ€™anic topic, spirit of Quran which was handed over to Ilm e Kalam to open, express and discuss its reality and specifics. The scholars took this Quranic topic but took it away from Quranic spirit and reality. They put the theological color on it and we now have the theological Imamat with us which is just remains as a belief amongst us. Quran has presented Imamat as a system whereas Kalam made it into belief. Hence Taqwa has become related to ethics more than Quran. If you see Taqwa on the basis of Quran it is a system of protection for man from Allah. A protected life from worldly and hereafter threat is Taqwa. In ethical science, they say itâ€™s a spiritual faculty and this faculty itself becomes tangled in Khulq (inner essence of man) so much that till the end it does not gets resolved. The Quranic Taqwa is very simple, because is Quran is made easy for man which can be understood easily by common man. If you take from Quran this meaning then it is very clear. It is the divine planning for human protection which we did not consider as essential, neither we acquire its Maarifat nor we propagate it and neither did we adopt strong inclination (Raghbat) towards it. We have adopted customary culture to reach the divine end. All the ways which Allah has established to reach the hereafter we have left it and considered it tough, but took customs because they are easy. It is like if a person acquires a degree in fraudulent way it is easy, but if he has to go through the process, then he has to take a lot of efforts and spend time to acquire degree. Hence without getting bruised through the education process, they take degrees and wear scholarly dress through other means. They become threat for themselves, religion, system, community and everything and becomes the basis of destruction for everyone. Our community is indulged with these people who have not traversed the education process, that too the common education system which itself is not correct but they have not even acquired that.Â Even if man traverse this education system then also he cannot achieve anything, but in this corrupt system also if man does fraud things and by taking false certificates become the leader of community. As per Sardar Bahadur a poet; when an owl is sitting on every branch what will happen to this garden. Some other poet said that only one owl was enough for destruction of this system but when an owl is sitting on every branch then man should know what will happen to this nation. This happened because useless, ineligible person have become authorizes of nation through fraudulent means.
If man does the same in religion whereby we have expectations that we will get divine gains through our cultural and customary means. The paradise, heaven are all the end results but not through customs you can get this, it has to come through the divine way. It will come to man but only through the path of guidance. And in the guidance of religion Taqwa is one important dimension and without Taqwa it is impossible to reach and acquire state. In Quran there is one complete topic on the status of Muttaqee and what they will get which we have discussed before.Â How Taqwa can come into life Quran has expressed this also
In Surah Maida, verse 2
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and help one another in goodness and piety, and do not help one another in sin and aggression; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is severe in requiting (evil).
ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ Help and cooperate with others in Taqwa and Birr, and you also expect help and cooperation in Taqwa. AUN means help; that type of help. Madad is the Qurâ€™anic word which does not mean help. Madd means to extend something. Madd is a symbol that is placed on top of letter and when this symbol is placed on a letter then when reading it you have to extend it. Madda Ù…ÙŽØ¯ÙŽÙ‘ means extended. Allah also says that you have not seen how Allah has extended the shadow.
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To extend the hands towards someone is known as Ù…ÙŽØ¯ÙŽÙ‘ (help in Quranic terminology), to take something or giving something. One hand is extended to take, one is to give. The one that extends his hand to give is known is Imdad, and one that goes forward to receive is Imtedad. Tamdeed is to extend hand to take something. In Dua Kumail; O Allah I have extended my hand towards to you ÙˆÙŽØ¥Ù„ÙŽÙŠÙ’ÙƒÙŽ ÙŠÙŽØ§ Ø±ÙŽØ¨ÙÙ‘ Ù…ÙŽØ¯ÙŽØ¯ØªÙÙ‘ ÙŠÙŽØ¯ÙÙŠ.Â To extend hand to give is Imdad. Thus to extend towards something is known as Imdad. Since it is extended for the purpose that others can take it and fulfill its needs and then others can also extend their hands towards you it is ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ
AUN, ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ also we translated as help. ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ means to support someone, to give something of need, to load or any act that is done with a need by which he stands on his feet and can take care of his burden on its own. If a car tire is punctured and a new tire is replaced then the car then moves on its wheel. This is AUN by which you gave car something so that it ran on its own. That car which needs to be pushed by people is not AUN.Â AUN is that type of help by virtue of which the one who is getting help becomes independent and can live his life on his own. Quran says that this is the help you should do with others. We help in such a way that others become more dependent on us. From the time we have started to help him, he becomes uselessÂ and becomes paralyzed and completely dependent on us There is a saying in Persian that if someone wants to eat fish, then donâ€™t cook fish for him, show him the way of fishing. So that he can now himself catch fish and eat. If you cook and give, he will also have his eyes on him. This is not ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ. It is that support, help by which the needy becomes independent and can live his life on his own. Quran is saying do ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ. Because everyone is not independent, there are needy people and everyone is in need of each other. The help should be such that they become independent and stand on their feet. Teacher teaches student so that later they are not dependent on the teacher. There is one more word that Quran has used which is Tahawun. From this the Urdu word Tauheen (disgrace) comes up. It means to disgrace someone and make him lowly. Quran also says that do not weaken yourself, ÙˆÙŽÙ„ÙŽØ§ ØªÙŽÙ‡ÙÙ†ÙÙˆØ§ ÙˆÙŽÙ„ÙŽØ§ ØªÙŽØÙ’Ø²ÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆØ§Â do not become a victim of Wahn (infirmity, lowliness). Do not say that we are of no use, we cannot do anything.Â Quran says do not fear, because the sign of weak person is that they get afraid. They develop fear in their heart. Hawn is from Tauheen. If you help someone in such a way that he becomes more dependent then he becomes weaker, we have done Tahawun with him. We should do ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ and help them in such a way that they stand on their feet. Quran says that the ground of ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ is Birr and Taqwa. First see that this is the ground of Taqwa and Birr or not, then do ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ in that.
When people make parties, groups, organizations they make it for a purpose. First see what is the purpose, is it the field of Taqwa and Birr, if it is not then never become a supporter of anyone. Quran says do not support and do ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ in sins, enemies and filthy acts. If anyone demands support, help from us, we should do but first see if it is the ground of birr or Taqwa. If it is not then definitely this will not be ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ, but Tahawun and becomes the basis of weakness of community. There are many professions whose work is do to Tahawun. They take money and do things. Like lawyers donâ€™t see what the client wants him to do, they do everything for money. There is a tradition related to Qazi (Judge). It says that Qazi are standing in the jaws of hell. They are on the edge of the wall of Hell where he can fall into hell anytime. Till the time he is on the position of justice and it is there in that tradition that if he takes wrong judgement it is hell, if he decided intentionally or unintentionally it is hell. Even if he takes a right decision but without knowing the facts, then also there is hell. It happens that by chance he takes a right decision then also there is hell, he has to take right decision through right process and means.Â Now the lawyers should asses where they stand. Lawyer is the one supporting the victim, first see if the victim is on Taqwa or not.Â Quran is asking for ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ but specifically in the field of Birr and Taqwa. Political parties come to us for asking support, if they are asking for Birr and Taqwa then support but if the ground is not of Birr and Taqwa then do not step into that field and do not support him. If someone has adopted the path of hell then why have you voluntarily become his partner and providing support?
For Birr as said before, it is that act, step, action in which there is vastness to the extent that the effects of that act reaches the person and to others in generations. There are certain acts which are self-carved as Birr. Quran has negated that facing east or west is Birr. We have carved ourselves that till something happens I will not trim beard. These are self-caved things, not Birr. Birr are those ways, acts whose effects are spread out far and not just confined to yourself. Wearing this or that, etc. are not Birr.
There is one more verse of Quran, in which it says that some are care takers of Masjidul Haram and serve the pilgrims that is serving water, food, accommodation and these people do it with enthusiasm. Quran says that these are good acts but not Birr. Quran says that to serve water, food is not that Birr which the Mujahideen in the way of Allah do. That is Birr, because they are giving you opportunities to live life. If they would not protect the religion if these Mujahedeenâ€™s were not there. If the crusader are not there then Kaaba, its sanctity, the sanctity of pilgrims will also not remain protected. They are the Abrar who have given opportunities to others to worship in comfort. Those things are Birr in which generations are benefited. When someone is asking for help in Birr do ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ and then also see if there is Taqwa or not. Some are always ready to help, they donâ€™t see if that is good or bad.
One companion of Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s) came to him, and Imam expressed his unlikeliness towards him and said you are not a good person. He asked why? Imam said you have rented your camels to Haroon Rashid for his Hajj. He said I have given him but for Hajj where pilgrims have gone with him. I have not gone myself with him but only rented my camels. Imam saw that he is trying not to understand what Imam was saying and was finding an exit for himself. He was trying to find a justification and giving arguments to Imam that this was a scared journey, Haroon also went for pilgrim and he will pay me for this. Imam asked him whether you have this supplication and desire in your heart that Haroon should come safe back so that he can pay me the rent. He said yes I desire that. Imam said that this is ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆÂ with Zulm (oppression); Support in oppression. Haroon demanded ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ from a Shia of Imam for Hajj, and he did this. The one seeking help was tyrant. He gave his camels but did not go himself. Imam said you have cooperated in his oppression because you are now praying for safety.Â To find reasons and excuses, justifications and trying to convince Imam that I have done for this reason and you please accept that I have done right. You should help, cooperate, ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ in the field of Taqwa, Every standard of religion, every slogan of religion and every journey of Hajj is not that of religion. First check if the field is of Taqwa or not. All the fields of society, economy and others will work on ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ but condition is that it should be on Taqwa and Birr. May Allah grant us all the opportunity to do ØªÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ§ÙˆÙŽÙ†ÙÙˆ in the field of Birr and Taqwa.
I invite you all and myself towards divine Taqwa so that you should establish your life on the basis of Taqwa. Yesterday was an important event of 27th Rajab which was Eid e Bethat. It was the Bethat of Messenger of Allah (s.w.t) which is a fundamental event. There are many signs and days of Allah which have been ordered to be respected. Like there is Ramadhan and Laylatul Qadr whose virtues are expressed by Quran that this night is greater than 1000 months or worship. There are many other nights like the night of 15th Shaban which is the night of disassociation (Barâ€™aat) from evils. There are many other events that come up like the day of Arafah on 9th Zilhajj, then there are days of Wiladat and Shahadat or days of Allah. Some we have forgotten, some we have added and we celebrate valentine day instead of some events. All these events which are considered as Ayamullah (Days of Allah), then there is divine wisdom behind each of these. But if you want to find out one day amongst these where all other events are at the mercy of this day, then it is the Eid e Bethat which was yesterday. Mabâ€™ath is amongst those Quranic concepts which needs to be understood from its Quranic spirit. It is an unacquainted term for believers. Ahle Sunnah consider this night as the night of Meraj. Though they can be both together because both did not happen in one year. Bethat was the beginning when the first verse was revealed in Cave of Hira on the heart of Prophet and first verse of Iqra was revealed. This was Bethat. Meraj was that night or day in which Allah made the Prophet witness the Malakoot (reality, essence) of entire universe. Both can be on the same day (in different years) but later the same day became Meraj also. The scholars of Imamia School consider this day as the Day of Bethat. The day on which the revelation started in explicit form. The Prophet had divine connection from before but formally the revelations of verses started from this day.
Bethat is important from the perspective that the system of creation has two dimensions, one is the world of seen and other unseen that is Mulk and Malkoot. The unseen in Quran are those which are non-materialistic. Those things that are materialistic is the world of Mulk or Alam e Shahadat, whether those materialistic things are seen or not. Like if you do not see something which is hidden behind the wall, then still that thing is in the world of seen only. If man goes to Mars which is not seen than these are all earth and world of Mulk. These are all Arz, which means the world of matter. The world of unseen Quran refers to that world which is non matter and has no dimensions. That is a reality which is present. The Angels are around you but from the world of unseen. That thing which is non materialistic is not far because it has no volume, mass or dimension. We get into difficulties because we have heard about world of unseen but have not understood. If we study some of its initial prerequisite then it is easy because it is also meant for man. For Taqwa, Quran says Muttaqee is the one who believes in unseen, hence a believer can understand what is meant by unseen (Gaib). We go to sages (Baba), and when they do some prophecies we think he knows about Gaib. If someone says tomorrow some guest will come, there is a possibility because people come. One such Jinn Baba was telling Maulana that you have these diseases. This Maulana told me that you should also get yourself tested, he will hold your pulse and tell you what diseases you are inflicted with. I told him that I am not a doctor, physician but I can tell you few diseases you have. I told him that when you go to toilet you have burning in urine, he said how you know. I said the food that we eat and our lifestyle is such that most of the Pakistaniâ€™s have these diseases. These are just experiences and guesswork which people do. This is not Gaib and we should not have faith on such people and these are illegitimate people and we should not approach them for family affairs or other things. These people only take benefits from the ignorance of people.
Gaib is the pure world, Malkoot, the world of names of Allah which is the reality and whose shadow is this materialistic world. Quran has made this as a condition for Taqwa.Â The word of unseen and seen got connected on the day of Bethat formally. The verses of Alam e Malkoot started to descend and worthy of understanding for man in the world of seen. All the goodness and blessings which Allah has granted to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) has begun from the day of Bethat. It is a significant and great day, there is a high wisdom behind this and unfortunately it is not the day of interest for us. In reality we are sitting on the food mat of Bethat. The religion is the result of this day. We should study Bethat, ask scholars and make arrangements to understand this. Though since long time before in my student days in Qom, there are some discourses done there which presents Bethat to a student level. You refer to those or other scholars who have done scholarly discussions on Bethat.
The Bethat of prophets has been discussed with proper arrangements in Quran. Before the Prophets the Bethat of other Prophets is presented by Quran, then the Bethat of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) and then the Bethat of Ummah has been discussed. We can look at Bethat from three stages. One stage is that beginning of Bethat through prophets, second stage is the completion of religion and then the third stage is of Khatmiyah of Ummah that is completion of Ummah. There are three completions (Khatmiyah), one of religion, one of Prophethood and one is Ummah. Allama Iqbal has expressed these three stages. Iqbal was a divine inspired person who developed this high vision. When Allah likes someone what does Allah do? When Allah does not like someone, Allah leaves him on his own and says do whatever you want to do, no one stops him, and no one guides him. He separates him from scholar, guides and hands him to markets, loafers, gangsters, this means Allah does not likes them at all because Allah has broken the connection with them. Those whom Allah likes, whose signs are mentioned in traditions, that when Allah likes one of his bondsmen, he grants him understanding of religion, vision of religion this means Allah likes him and gives him the light of religion. Maybe he is living in a small hut, but Allah gives him the cognizance of Religion. If you keep the understanding of religion as the criteria and assess all the scholars, old and new and assess what religion they have understood and what religion Allama Iqbal has understood. It becomes clear that Allah has selected him specially and he has opened up those topics which others were either non attentive or they did not had the courage to do this.
Amongst these topics Allama opened one topic which was about Khatmiyah. Some scholars took a critical approach also, like Shaheed Muttahhari took a critical approach on this subject of Khatmiyat presented by Allama Iqbal. There is no harm in scholarly debates and criticism. Allama says that Allah has selected this Ummah as Khatamul Umam.Â The Prophet has come as last prophet and no Prophet will come after him. Since Prophethood has reached its completion now no Prophet can come. Khatmiyat does not mean end, means making it reach perfection. What is left is the Khatamul Ummah, which means the Ummah has to reach its perfection. Now Allah has made the system for the perfection of Ummah, which was presented by the Prophet. Allah established religion and made Prophethood reach perfection but now Ummah has to reach perfection on their own. In order to reach that perfection, preparation is required which is Bethat. Bethat means to prepare, arouse and making it reach perfection. On the day of Friday, the surah Jumah mentions this;
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He it is Who raised among the inhabitants of Mecca an Messenger from among themselves, who recites to them His communications and purifies them, and teaches them the Book and the Wisdom, although they were before certainly in clear error,
Allah is that essence who aroused a Prophet amongst Ummiyeen, those Prophets recite the verse of Quran and they do Tazkiya and teach the book of guidance and wisdom because prior to this Ummah was indulged into disgrace. Allah prepared the Prophet, aroused him, and made him rise to get the Ummah out of disgrace. This aroused Prophet by Allah, the essence of Allah is Ø¨ÙŽØ¹ÙŽØ«ÙŽ, one who rose him. For this Prophet and now this Prophet will arouse the Ummah and bring them into action .
If you do a survey of the entire world, then our country is in big difficulties. Ignorance, disgrace, misguidance are all present and how will we come out. We will come out through Bethat. Till the time this Ummah is not aroused our difficulties will not end and how it will be aroused? Through the teachings of Prophet.Â Zillah (disgrace) is a quagmire and they can come out only through those who are Maboos (aroused). Not Madroos (learned), those who have only learned lessons (Dars) in classes.
Allama would say O Allah I have complain that these teachers in Madrassa are not arousing the students, they are making them calm, stagnant. Allama wanted the people to come out, rise and step out of disgrace. You see what the issue of nation is and what discussions are going on. These Panama leaks issues. All these usurpers, characterless people, media are keeping the community busy and deceiving the people. You know that what kind of people these are? In every government of this country the most corrupt person turns out to be the Prime Minister. This nation is corrupt, there is mafia in the country and then what are you expecting the people to be in the Mafia system? They cannot be worst then this. This nation can get only such kind of people when we look at our state. To come out of this disgrace Bethat is the solution.
Bethat of Ummah is that education which arouses Muslim, believers. Religion is meant for arousing.Â In simple words to understand Maboos and Madroos we can see Karbala. Those who reached Karbala were Maboos and those who did not were all educated (Madroos). Imam Sadiq had 4000 students but not even few Maboos. Sudur e Sadri when he asked imam why you are not rising, he took him out and shown him a flock of sheep and said even if I had these many I would start an uprising. All those 4000 students were studying for jobs, professions. Sudur se Sadri says that when i counted the flock of sheep they were 17 young sheep. There is another incident, one person came and Imam asked him to sit inside the oven. He started to make excuses that Imam I have family, children, they will starve after me, the oven will burn me to ashes. Then Haroon e Makki came and Imam asked him and he sat inside. The first Shia started to give justification that oven will burn me, I am an asset to religion, I can serve you daily and you will burn me inside what will be of use? Haroon e Makki did not ask why, what will happen to my family. He sat inside. This is the difference between Madroos (intellectual) and Maboos (aroused).
Be khatar Kood pada Aatish-e-Namrood me Ishq
Aqal hai mahwe Tamasha-e-Lab-e-Baam abhi
Fearlessly Love jumped into the fire of Namrood
Intellect is still watching as a spectator from the roof
Aql is Madroos, love is Maboos.Â Ishq (love) develops from pain. I have said this before, Dars (Lectures) makes Faqeeh, but Dard (pain) makes Khomeini. Dard (pain) arouses people. These 72 were not Madroos, they were Maboos. In the night of Ashura they were not leaving because they were Maboos. Till the time Ummah is not Maboos, they cannot come out of disgrace. Every landâ€™s salvation is under the mercy of Bethat, but Bethat on the Quranic principles. That Bethat which became the means of perfection of religion, Prophethood and then it should become the basis of perfection of Ummah. We pray that entire Ummah should get the opportunity to be aroused and follow the Prophet.
Translated By: Syed Arif Rizvi
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