Sabīl

Astonishing Chronicles of Those That Go Out in the Path of Allah

A Molvi Sahib’s Complaint

In The Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate

A Jamat went to a Masjid in Mandi Bahauddin [Pakistan] and the Molvi Sahib there said,

“Get out of here, you people are against Madrassas!”

I asked, “How is that?” He said,

“There’s a local businessman who used to donate to us a thousand rupees, but ever since he has gone for forty days [in Tabligh], he donates only a hundred rupees.”

“Okay, let’s call this businessman and asked him,” it was said. He came and was asked, “What have you done?” He replied,

“I used to conduct my business based on deception, on usury, and since I heard that lying and usury are both forbidden, I now conduct my business based on honesty, and now even getting food on the table is difficult. From what I have, I can only manage a hundred rupees. If they want, I can start my deception again. I’ll give them plenty, and I’ll have plenty.””

[Mawlana Tariq Jamil]

I Haven’t Seen Bayta’llah in Ten Years

In The Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate

One day I came out of Bayta’llah [the House of Allah] and crossed the street. There was a taxi parked in front. I said to the taxi driver,

“I have to go to such and such place”.

When I sat with him, he started to curse everyone that passed in front of the car. I thought I should give him dawah. When I started to give dawah, he said,

“I haven’t seen Bayta’llah in ten years, why should I listen to you?”

Across the street from Bayta’llah, at about a furlongs distance, there’s a taxi stand. People from all the seven continents get pulled in to come see Bayta’llah, and his heart has become so hard that he hasn’t visited it for ten years.

After hearing what he had just said, my facial expression must have been one of shock. He said,

“Why do you worry? There are hundreds like me.”

[Mawlana Tariq Jamil]

Seven Hundred Years

 In The Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate

A Jamat of Arabs had gone [for Tabligh] to Tajikistan and on their way out a man called,

“Seven hundred years ago the Arabs came to us. They gave us the Kalima [La ilaha illa’llah, Muhammadur Rasulullah]. Today after seven hundred years have we seen you. For Allah’s sake! This time don’t wait seven hundred years. Keep coming.”

There are Muslims who don’t know the Kalima. They repeat it a hundred times and yet they can’t even pronounce it correctly. Who is going to teach them? Who is going to take this responsibility? If it’s not your responsibility and if it’s not my responsibility, then whose responsibility is it?

The greatest, most exalted human being, Muhammad Mustafa صلى الله عليه وسلم because of this very concern had to face stones. He had to get his teeth broken. He had to leave his home. Had to tie rocks to his belly. Had to hear expletives of the unbelievers. He had the intestine of an animal placed on his back while in prostration. He faced stones. He got wounded. Only for Tabligh. And now his very Ummah needs explaining that Tabligh is their work. Tablighi Jamat is not a Jamat [Group] of any one person. In fact, every Muslim is a Muballigh [Conveyer] of Islam.”

[Mawlana Tariq Jamil]

“This is my wife’s trust”

In The Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate

“One of our Jamats went to Edinburgh. The Imam who was leading the prayer [in a public place] after completing it was met by a few girls. One of the girls asked, “Do you know English?” The young man [who was leading the prayer] said, “I do”. She said, “What is this that you have done?” The young man replied, “We have performed worship”. The girl said, “But today isn’t Sunday”. The young man said, “We do this five times a day”. The young lady expressed, “That’s a lot”.

The young man explained that if the blessings of Allah are kept in view, this is very little. And this is that action which brings about the spring of tranquility. This isn’t hardship, this is felicity. Then the girl extended her hand to bid farewell and the young man said, “Forgive me for my hand cannot touch you”. She asked why? He said, “This is my wife’s trust”. The girl collapsed to the ground.

A scream, and she began to cry, saying, “How blessed is that wife who has such a husband, O that the men in Europe would be like this!””

[Mawlana Tariq Jamil]

A Nurse’s Proposal

 In The Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate

“There was a companion of ours in Glasgow who became ill and was hospitalized. He was admitted for three days and on the fourth day the attendant nurse said, “Marry me”. He [the brother in Glasgow] asked, “Why? I am a Muslim, you and I cannot become companions.” She said, “I’ll become Muslim”. “What’s the reason?” it was asked. She said, “In all my time that I have served in hospitals, except you, I have never seen a man lower his gaze in front of a woman.” “In my life you are the first person who lowers his gaze when seeing a woman.” “I come, and you close your eyes. Such great modesty can be taught by none other than a true religion.” The protection of one’s gaze entered Islam in her. She became Muslim. They both got married. By now, that girl has become the means of bringing so many other girls into Islam. How many of the women there have become Muslim.”

[Mawlana Tariq Jamil]

A Young Man From Italy

In The Name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate

“This time when I went for Hajj, a young man had come there from Italy. He was from the lineage of Sayyiduna Hasan رضى الله عنه and was a local of Marrakesh. Out of necessity he had been living in Italy. At the age of twenty two he got all the Muslims in Italy moving.

Three hundred mosques have been built, when there had been none. And he had brought with him seventy young men to Hajj. So immense is the power given by Allah to Muslims. He wasn’t an ‘Aalim [Scholar]. … But the way he brought there [in Italy] this effort to life, he became the means for the construction of three hundred mosques, and a means for thousands of young Muslims to make tawba [repentance].

So this is your work, your responsibility. I neither say, become a member of the Tablighi Jamat, nor am I inviting you to any other group. [What I say is]: Me and you, all of us become the servants of Allah and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم, and become those who spread to others this servitude. And in spreading it whatever hardships we may face, we bear for the Pleasure of Allah. From al-Kawthar, the Beloved of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم, with his own hands, will give to drink. All sorrows and pain will leave. There will be a call there: “Where are my last Ummatis? When the Deen was being erased, they were the ones who embraced it and conveyed my message and spread it.”

[Mawlana Tariq Jamil]

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