Words of Wisdom ::..
Qutb-e-Madinah Shaykh Diya al-Deen Ahmad
Siddiqui al-Qadiri Ridawi al-Madani (Alayhir Rahmah)
steadfast on the sacred Shari’ah. The greater one is obedient to the
Shari'ah the higher one attains status in Tariqah.
Do work for the
Religion for the sake of the Religion and do not do it for name and fame.
feeding food even though it is basic Dhaal and rice. There is great virtues
and Barakaat in feeding.
Become a Veiler
[Sat’taar – one who hides the faults of others]. Hide the faults of the
Muslim, may they be religious or worldly.
Duniya is an
evil thing. He who is tangled with it keeps on sinking into it. He who runs
away from it , it remains at ones feet.
Salah and Fasts
are from the essentials, but real religion is rectifying ones transactions.
Here [in Madina
al-Munawwarah] the wise and elders say; ‘Constant performance of Salaah
becomes a habit, by keeping Fasts, the cost of one meal is saved and
religion is the name of rectification of dealings.
First Salaam ,
second feed food and third talk. When someone visits you, first greet him
then feed him and lastly ask him the reason of his visit.
The Murshid who
is dependent on the Murid, in my view, is not a Murshid.
To become a
Murshid is very difficult and to be a son of a Murshid is very simple. Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala save us from becoming Sahibzadahs.
there is virtue and in innovation [Bid’ah] there is destruction. Be a
follower and you will attain salvation.
In secrecy is
salvation and fame breeds discord.
wa Ta'ala has given the cursed devil great powers. It is only Allah’s
(SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala) Mercy that can protect one from the evil of the devil.
Silsilah is only one that is the Qadiriyyah. The rest are its tributaries.
There is no harm
in eating the bread of a miser. But one must abstain from eating anything
from a Man’nan . May Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala protect us from the favours
of a Man’nan.
There is no
goodness in the sand of Najd, it has nothing but pure evil.
Do not give
anyone a loan more than your financial capacity and don’t reveal the loan to
anyone nor demand its repayment. If the creditor returns the loan regard it
as a fresh sustenance from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
Doing good deeds
is a Toufeeq from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala and a sign of acceptance.
Guidance is certainly from Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala but a servant has to
make efforts in doing good deeds.
person is he whose letter is read in the sacred city of Madina al-Munawwarah
or he is discussed with goodness there or his name is mentioned there.
extolling the sacred name of ‘Ya Ghawth Ya Ghawth’. There are blessings of
this sacred name in both the worlds.
Never recite the
Darud Sharif with the intention of Ziyaarah. The beloved Habib SallAllaho
Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam is not restricted to any human. If He (SallAllaho
Alaihi wa Sallam) blesses anyone then it is His favour.
No greed, no
rejection and no hoarding are virtue.
Wafa is either
you bury your companion or he buries you in the ground.
yourself from severe cold as it takes its grudge in old age.
madness and seek Allah’s (SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala) protection from it as it take
a long time to regain consciousness from it.
is a deadly companion and an evil habit. It is a lethal enemy.
boastfulness destroys the intellect.
relationship with your opposite specie.
Don’t ask Allah
SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala for abundance, If you have reliance then there is great
abundance of Barkat in little sustenance.
achieved by seeking it; sitting in the company of the knowledgeable and also
by Divine Inspiration.
Your Murshid is
he on whose hands you have initially taken Bay’ah. Regarding Faydh , take it
wherever you find it.
Always keep far
from dissention and disunity.
Goodness is in
being kind to the creation of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
One must give
charity according to the ones means and ability.
with severity and harshness as there is no goodness in it.
If anyone sits
in Madina al-Munawwarah with justice and patience, then sustenance comes to
him from all directions.
If anyone is
caught in the net of a Najdi , he sinks to the depths of the ocean . If he
is saved from this then regard it as a gift of a new life.
A poor man is a
blessing and not a burden.
To educate an
evil and incompetent person is to put the Ummah in discord.
patience in hardship and misfortune is the key to success.
excuse or apology of your enemy.
Do not regard
your enemy weak and sickness as insignificant.
culture is not to hurt the feelings of anyone.
Four things are
disastrous to a human;
1) To eat food when not hungry.
2) To habitually take medication
3) To have excessive sex
4) To dig for the faults of others.
Write letters as
paper horses are good.
He who is kind
to creation is in reality engaged in the Love of the Creator (SubHanuhu wa
attained everlasting wealth in Adab and enthusiasm.
Do not behave
like a mad man in search of sustenance because whatever is destined for you,
you will certainly receive.
stops the wrath of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
He who desires
the goodwill of creation with good conduct has brightened his face.
He who has good
supposition lives a peaceful life.
person never leaves four things; patience, thankfulness, peace and solitude.
Translated by an insignificant mendicant of the illustrious Qutb
Khadim al-Ilm al-Sharif Faqeer Abdul Hadi al-Qadiri Ridawi
Ahmad Raza Academy, Durban - South Africa
al-'Arafa 9th Dhu al-Hijjat al-Haram 1432H