Pearls of Wisdom by AlaHadrat
at his 95th URS Anniversary
[25th Safar 1435 Hijri]
1. The first and foremost factor of Iman is respect for the RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
2. Iman is to accept every word of Sayyiduna RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) as absolute and nothing else but the truth and to testify wholeheartedly to the reality and truth of Sayyiduna RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
3. May that faithless person’s mouth burn who ever says that the Prophet’s clothes are dirty! If Allah Almighty gives him the tawfiq to have the right etiquettes why does he not say ‘the dust has taken refuge in the Prophet’s (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) clothes/cloak’?
4. The practice of Qiyam is good and recommendable because it is honour and respect to the Beloved Nabi (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). And indeed, this is a practice of the great Ulama and we follow them.
5. (Only) that individual who is a master of sciences, he who knows the pitfalls the nuances of argument, and he who has all the force and he who has all the weaponry with him should venture into refuting the heretics. Even then, where is the need for such a man to go in a forest full of jackals?
6. The beloved Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) has two personal names. He is known as Ahmad in the past scriptures and Muhammad in the Holy Qur’an, (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). There are countless attributive names of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam), He is known by a distinct name in different areas. Every area (skies, earth, oceans, mountains, etc) knows him by a special name and he is addressed accordingly, (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
7. If you desire my life, I will sacrifice it. If you desire my wealth I will give it. However, there is one thing that I will never sacrifice, and that is, the love and reverence for the beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
8. Alhamdulillah! I have never loved my children or belongings for any other reason besides for the love and pleasure of Allah Almighty. My attachment with anything was solely for the pleasure of Allah Almighty. Hence, affection for my children is due to kindness for creation and this is a virtuous act (Sawab). My children are for me the means of doing good deeds and this is not in my control, but my nature, (characteristic or Fitrat).
9. By Allah! Were my heart was split into two; one part will have inscribed la ilaha illAllah (لا اله إلا الله) and the other part Muhammadur Rasoolullah (محمد رسول الله).
10. Sayyiduna RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) is immaculate and unique in all his qualities. Allah Almighty has created nothing like unto him. He is matchless in every aspect. The essence of his beauty is indivisible. No creation received or will receive a share of or a similarity of his unique beauty.
11. For Iman to be real, two things must be present: reverence for the Prophet and making the love for the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
12. It is preferable to keep the child’s name ‘Muhammad’ alone and not to add any name to it because the excellence of the sacred name alone has been mentioned in the blessed Ahadith.
13. It is a highest degree of compulsion on every Muslim to love and revere all the beloved servants of Allah Almighty and hate all His enemies. This is pristine iman.
14. A Mu’min’s conduct and style must always be in conformation with the conduct and commands of Sayyiduna RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). Any contradictions to His command, is indeed, direct opposition and disobedience to Almighty Allah.
15. Musical instruments are prohibited (haram) and shall always remain haram. If haram is adjudged halal only due to the factor that the masses are extremely involved in this action, then dissolving the Shari’ah will become a pipit in the hands of transgressors and wrongdoers.
16. Musical instruments are haram and have no space in the Shari’ah, however to sing without music on the occasion of khatnah is permissible, provided that it will not create any fitnah.
17. In regards to the beginning and ending of a date there are four different methods. The Christian method is that the date is counted from midnight to midnight. The second method is that of the Hindus, from sunrise to sunrise. The Greek philosophers count it from midday to midday. The fourth is the method of the Muslims, which is from sunset to sunset, and this is logical that there is darkness before light.
18. When you awaken from sleep you should recite, Kalima Tayyiba thrice. The blessings of this beginning of the day will continue throughout the day.
19. The major [kaba’ir] sins are seven hundred. Whatever constitutes to the disobedience of Allah Almighty is a major sin. whatever sin you consider light, is a great one.
20. Do not curse yourself, friends, family and wealth as one never knows whether it is time of acceptance of that curse and if it does come true then it will cause a great deal of sorrow to you.
21. Do not leave your homes without an acceptable reason late at night when all are asleep and the streets are quiet. It is stated in many authentic Ahadith that at this time bad-omen (bala) travels very freely in the atmosphere.
22. Do not go to sleep without washing your hands after meals, as the Shaytan licks them.
23. Ignorance is a sin in itself. There is no excuse for not offering prayer due to ignorance.
24. If Major and minor (Sins) are separately counted then people will do it considering them light, they will be worse than major sins.
25. The sacred Ziyarah of Madina Munawwarah is necessary with every hajj performed.
26. A person who does not love and respect the exalted Nabi (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam), even though that person worships all his life, his worship is fruitless and rejected.
27. There are many ‘Abd-Allah’s in this world, but the true and sincere ‘Abd-Allah is he, who is ‘Abd-e Mustafa [servant of the Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam)]. If it is not so, then he is surely an ‘Abd-e Shaytan.
28. One must always be aware of one’s condition and not exceed the limit of one’s understanding.
29. One must not be proud when praised and accept one’s faults when corrected.
30. All the misled were destroyed when they tried to use their limited knowledge to wrongfully interpret the verses of the Holy Qur’an. They could not fully understand the Ayahs so they used their own interpretation and misinterpreted them. Such people’s brains are worse than that of monkeys.
31. Concerning music, there is no question of eligibility or qualification; nor is it allowed for anybody to listen to music. Except for the mesmerised, the enthralled those who have lost their mental faculties and are hence not held liable by the Divine Law.
32. It is impermissible and forbidden to call Madina Tayyiba as Yathrib. It is a sin and the one who says it a sinner.
33. To visit RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) is near to being Wajib. Many people dressed in the guise of friends scare one by saying there is danger on the way, there is illness. Beware! Do not listen to anyone and never return deprived. Your life has to end one day anyway. What could be better than losing your life in his way? And it is has been seen that whosoever clings to the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam), he keeps them in his protection. WalHamdulillah.
34. To convey the reward of anything to Allah Ta’ala is ignorance as He is free from this need. He is Ghani al-MuTlaq. To say, ‘Thawab Bakhshna’ (give reward) is disrespectful to the Prophets or the Awliya as ‘bakhshna’ is used to mean a bigger person giving to a smaller one. He should say "Nazr karna" (dedicate) or ‘Hadya karna’ (present) as this is free from disrespect.
35. We know that eyes are impermanent and the impermanent cannot see the eternal. Hence, it is unique to the dear Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) to see Allah in this world.
36. Whichever issue was not dealt with by Imam Abu hanifa, it will remain perplexing until the day of judgement. When Imam Abu Yousuf became confused regarding certain issues , he would say: “When there is no ruling from our teacher; then this is our state”.
37. The Doomsday is near - Good people are leaving the world. Whoever leaves does not leave behind his deputy. When Imam Bukhari died he left behind ninety thousand disciples and scholars of hadith (Muhaddith). Sayyiduna Imam al-Aazam Radi Allahu Anhu on his death left behind one thousand Mujtahids who were his disciples. And these days thousands die but leave behind nobody.
38. To be a Muhaddith is the first step on the ladder of knowledge (‘Ilm) and to be a Mujtahid is the last destination.
39. Mild fever, cold, pain and other light diseases, once in a while, are a blessing for the body not a problem. On the contrary absence of mild diseases is a problem.
40. Concentrating on Allah Almighty after drifting in thoughts is Jihad al-Nafs (Striving in the way of Allah Almighty) and Jihad against the lower self is great Jihad.
41. If food and sweets are given to the ascetics (fuqra), it is sadqah (charity). If given to the near ones, then it is Compassion, and if give to friends, then it is, repast. All these three acts invite Mercy and Expel hardships and difficulties.
42. People and things which are close to Allah should be respected. Because of their nearness to Allah their respect is the veneration of Allah.
43. Had the Imams not been then hadith (Prophetic Tradition) would not been understood, if the hadiths would have not been understood then the Book of Allah Almighty would not had been understood, and if the Book of Allah had not existed then there would not have been Allah Almighty’s order.
44. The construction of the Pyramids of Egypt took place some 5750 years before the creation of Nabi Adam ‘Alayhis salam. Nabi Adam ‘Alayhis salam appeared on earth more than 7000 years ago. This construction was certainly the work of the Jinns who had already inhabited the earth 60000 years before the physical appearance of Nabi Adam ‘Alayhis Salam.
45. If someone has made confirmed decision that he will not take rest until offer all his remaining prayers (salat) and suppose that in this condition that person dies after a month or after a day then Allah out of His mercy will reward all his Prayers.
46. O Muslims! O those who sincerely follow the Shari’ah of Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam)! Know and certainly know that Sajdah for any other than Allah the Almighty and All-Powerful is absolutely not permitted. To make Sajdah Ibadah to anyone other than Allah Almighty is undoubtedly and certainly Shirk and open Kufr. Sajdah Ta’zimi is haram and there is also a controversy among some ‘Ulama whether such a person who performs Sajda Ta’zimi is a Kafir or not. Such prostration for one’s spiritual shaykh or Mazar of a Wali is not permitted, but is a grievous sin and also haram.
47. Salvation depends on the fact that every single belief of the Ahl as-Sunnah wa al-Jama’ah be so firm that one will remain firm even if the sky and the earth vanishes.
48. Concerning this fact of the black mark that appears on the forehead due to performing Sajdah, it is established that if this has been done intentionally for the sake of show, then it is haram and a grave sin. If the mark appeared due to excessive and sincere Sajdah for the Pleasure of Allah Almighty and the person felt very happy and proud about it, then it is an act of Riya’ (Hypocrisy). That mark for him becomes a sin and if the mark appears and that person does not bother about it then it is Mahmood (Beneficial, Excellent).
49. Never sit or associate yourselves with oppressors, sinners, transgressors, heretics and faithless people for there is a great chance of being influenced, if not so, then accused or being blamed.
50. O Group of ‘Ulama! If you put yourself in Mubahat (Permissible) leaving Mustahabat (Desirables), People will fall into Makroohat (detested). If you commit Makrooh, people will get into Haram (Explicitly prohibited). If you carry out haram, people will indulge in Kufr (Infidelity).
51. A spiritual shaykh who does not respect and follow the Shari’ah is himself in darkness and totally incapable of illuminating (rating someone else’s path or guiding them). Such people are disciples of Shaytan and the enemies of Islam.
52. To follow any path other than that of the Shari’ah is the path of the Cursed Shaytan.
53. The evil jesters who mock the ‘Ulama and jeer at the teachings of the Shari’ah, they (falsely) claim that the ‘Ulama and the Fuqara have always been at odds with each other. These ignorant idiots cast doubts over the most eminent ‘Ulama and question their integrity.
54. True love is when all actions are within the framework of the Shari’ah. Any action outside this is not regarded as love for Allah Almighty and His Beloved Rasool (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
55. When an ignorant person worships or tries to tread on the path of Sufism, the Shaytan makes him dance on his finger tips by putting his reins in his mouth, the bridle in the nose and drags him to wherever he desires.
56. The Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) is the king of the universe and reflects the majesty and grandeur of the Real King. His order prevails in the whole universe. All are His subjects and servants. Whatever he desires, Allah makes it possible.
57. The people of unbelief should be told to come into the circle of Islam first and prove that they are true Muslims and then other issues can be discussed.
58. True Muslims (Ahl-e-Qibla) are those who have firm faith on all essentials of the faith.
59. The belief in Allah Ta’ala along with all the essentials of religion and affirmation of faith is important because the denial of anyone of them is the denial of Allah.
60. All the ordinances of the Shari’ah — body, soul and heart — and the sayings and knowledge of the saints and learned are essential for the believers.
61. Those whose faith is in doubt should be treated mildly for they may reform themselves.
62. The definition of the learned (Aalim) is that he should be aware of the dogmas and is able to locate all his necessities from the Book without any help.
63. The victims of the great flood (of Nooh’s time) did not have any descendants. Only the progeny of Sayyiduna Nooh ‘Alayhis salam lives on this earth.
64. Those who visit the graves the spirits see them clearly; listens and understands their words. After death the power of the spirit increases manifold whether it is a Muslim or an unbeliever.
65. The Caliphate of the Righteous caliphs was inspired by the Prophetic tradition such as that of Umar bin Abdul Aziz Radi Allahu Anhu. And now in my view such Khilafah will be established by Imam Mahdi Radi Allahu Anhu in future.
66. The private knowledge is particular to the Lord (Subhanuhu wa Ta'ala) and is not possible for anyone else. And who ever proves even the smallest amount of it to be for anyone else in all the worlds commits without doubt the denial of Allah and polytheism.
67. Both legally and rationally it is impossible for anyone among the creatures to encompass Allah Ta’ala’s information so far as its full details are concerned. Even if knowledge of all creatures from the first to the last is summed up it would never in comparison be equal to that of the knowledge of Allah Ta’ala, even so much as one part out of one million parts of a drop is in comparison with one million seas.
68. The Personal-Absolute, All- inclusive and Exhaustive knowledge is particular to Allah Ta’ala, and men cannot have the absolute knowledge but through the Divine Bestowal.
69. The worst are of two types: (i) The worst by word who burble orally (ii) The worst by act who keep silent by the tongue but keep at their wickedness and malevolence. The Wahabiyya are both of these.
70. The meaning of ‘Ilm is that one be fully equipped with the ‘Aqaid (beliefs) of Islam and this knowledge must be constantly fresh in the mind at all times. One must also have the capability of solving any question on Deen from books without the assistance of any person.
71. Sitting in the company of the learned and the pious also develops ‘Ilm. Their company, talks and advice have a great bearing in obtaining knowledge.
72. Sound knowledge is that which has a good understanding of Fiqah.
73. The existence of the Sublime Being of the Almighty Subhanuhu wa Ta'ala is compulsory for Him and whatever else exists, is the manifestation of Allah Subhanuhu wa Ta'ala. Thus, in reality, there is only one single existence (i.e. Allah Subhanuhu wa Ta'ala)
74. Human desires are acceptable as long as there are no Islamic restrictions found in them.
75. Whatever the four Imams say is all in accordance to the Shari’ah. If they disagreed with the Shari’ah, then why were they called Imams? It is the duty of every Muslim to obey and follow the Imams.
76. There is no Salat al-Janazah (Funeral Prayer) for a Wahabi, Rafdi, Qadiyani and all heretics. Salat al-Janazah is for a Muslim who holds Islamic beliefs and not for the Kuffar or Apostate. After knowing this fact and still reading Salat al-Janazah for such a person is Kufr.
77. Wahabis (Deobandis), Ahl-e hadith, Qadiyani etc. want that principles be ignored and discussion should take place on non-essentials. They should not be given any opportunity.
78. To shave off completely or trim the beard very short once is a minor sin and to habitually do so is a major sin. This continuous act will make you a Fasiq Mua’llin and the Court of Shari’ah will reject one as a valid witness. To perform Salah with Jama’ah behind such a person is forbidden and if Salah performed, it will be incumbent to repeat that Salah. If one does not do so, then one will be a great sinner.
79. Whatever offensive Wahabis say to me does not the least bother me. Some of these shameless hypocrites send anonymous letters full of vulgar language to me. I do not receive one or two, but Allah Almighty knows how many such obscene letters are sent to me all the time. These things do not affect or bother me. In fact, I make Shukr that Almighty Allah has made me a shield of Islam. The amount of time they spend sending abuses on me, at least those moments of the Wahabi go empty in insulting Almighty Allah and His Beloved Rasool (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). It does not even cross my mind to reply to these obscene letters nor do I feel bad about them. This is so, because my honour is meant to be sacrificed on the honour of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
80. Islam itself will never be subjugated, but a Muslim will be. The humiliation of a Muslim does not humiliate Islam in any way.
81. A Muslim may experience great hardship in his lifetime in this Dunyya, but if he is given a little breeze of Jannah and asked, “What hardship did you experience in the world?” he will reply, “By Allah! Nothing at all.” On the contrary, if a Kafir is given the life of a King for a thousand years in this world and never experience any hardship whatsoever, not even the heat of the sunshine, but when a slight gush of air from the Fire of Hell will be released on him in his grave and then Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala will asks him about the pleasures of Dunya, he will say, “I did not experience any pleasures and peace in the Dunya!”
82. Only one lacking Hidayah will regard the pleasures of this world as true pleasures and its hardship as hardship, while in reality, it is the opposite.
83. There are three things necessary in this world, a little food for survival, a piece of cloth to cover the body and a hole (shelter) to sit in. There is enough halal money to acquire these basic things. When the Nafs becomes weak, the soul and heart becomes powerful. When this happens, sit in a hole without food for eight days and no harm will come to you. This is so because spirituality will control the physical body. The Divine Mercy of Allah Subhanuhu wa Ta'ala nourishes the soul which supports the physical body.
84. Sometimes to disregard a minor sins may lead to Kufr if the sin relates to the necessities of Deen (dharooriyat-e Deen). The ‘Ulama state that if someone commits a sin and people ask him to repent and if he says, “What wrong did I do that you ask me to make Tawba?”, this is Kufr. There are many minor sins (Saghira) that are from the necessities of Deen and if one regards them as halal, and then one will become a Kafir. Similarly, if anyone regards a minor sin as insignificant, it becomes Kabira (major). The pious Awliya-Allah state that one sin links to another. One must not see whether a sin is minor or major, but observe whose Divine Laws you are breaking. If one realizes that one is a criminal in the Court of Allah Subhanuhu wa Ta'ala, one will not differentiate between minor and major sins. One will not sin at all.
85. In this world, iman is absolute excellence and Kufr is absolute evil. Besides these two, there is nothing good or evil.
86. If leaving out a Mubah leads to the disgrace of a Muslim then that Mubah becomes Wajib because it is haram to disgrace or humiliate a Muslim. Likewise, it is also Waajib to omit a Mubah that leads to the humiliation of a Muslim.
87. We respect the scholar because we look upon him as a heir to the beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). The lawful heir to the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) is an individual who is on the right path. An insolent person, who is on the wrong path, is a heir to Satan rather than the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
88. A Muslim should not love his brother or his friend or anything else in this world more than Allah Almighty and His Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
89. Those who are disrespectful towards the Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam), they should lose their respect and love in your hearts at once. You should leave them and throw them out like a fly thrown out of the milk. You should hate them. Don’t take your relationships and your friendships into consideration. Don’t feel impressed by their religious leadership and scholarship. Their cloaks and turbans should not impress you.
90. Dear Brothers! You are credulous sheep of the beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). Wolves are all around you and they yearn to misguide you and plunge you into the tumult (fitnah) and take you with them to the Hell-Fire. Run far away from them!!
91. By the Grace of Allah Subhanuhu wa Ta'ala! I find myself in that state which the great Fuqaha have stated, that is, the performance of Sunnah Salah is exempted for a person who is totally engrossed in the khidmah (service) of Deen. Alhamdulillah! Though I am in this category but I have never missed any of my Sunnah Salah.
92. The miracle of a Wali is his complete compliance to the teachings of the beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). The steadfast adherence to the Shari’ah is the best of karamahs. A true Saint is righteous and follows the path laid down by the beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
93. The secrets of spirituality are far beyond the comprehension of man. To doubt and ponder over this matter will certainly affect your Iman.
94. One can achieve the love of Allah and His Rasool (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) by excessive recitation of the Holy Quran and Durood Sharif on Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). Listening to correct Ash’aar of Naat Sharif and Qasidah in praise of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) recited in a very melodious voice further enhances this Divine Love. One must also ponder over the mercies and favors of Almighty Allah and His Rasool (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam).
95. All Karamaat are Wahbi (by the Divine Grace of Allah). That which is earned otherwise is nothing but an illusion, which is used to fool and mislead people.
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Noori Ridawi al-Qadiri