Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi, New Age Islam
Patience is one of the most emphatic moral and
spiritual values taught by Islam. This is the value that each practicing Muslim
should affirm in his life. The greater he is patient in hours of affliction,
the better blessings he shall achieve. Allah Almighty says, “Surely those
who are patient shall receive their rewards in full without reckoning” (39:10).
The Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, “Whoever persists in
being patient, Allah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing
better and greater than patience” (Sahih Bukhari).
several verses of the Quran and Ahadith, Islam teaches Muslims to adopt the
path of patience in hours of afflictions, promising them great rewards,
benefits and closeness of Allah. Allah says, “Surely Allah is with those who
are patient (Sabiroon)” (8:46). This verse creates ray of hope and surety
in our hearts which eagerly seek to fulfill the spiritual desire for meeting
Allah Almighty and attaining His closeness. In this connection, what we need to
do is simply face all destructive forms of affliction with patience and
perseverance. No matter whatever the affliction we are confronted with, we
should be faithful and patient.
patience is not a difficult task, provided we get to experience spiritual
feeling and enlightenment of the Quranic verse “And be patient. Surely Allah
is with those who are patient”. The preposition ‘with’ in the verse assures
us that we will achieve closeness with our True Lord of the worlds by walking
on the path of patience. It is this divine blessing that enables us to face
affliction very easily.
is bound to befall us in this world. The only thing we need to get ready for is
patience. Allah Almighty says, “And We will test you with something of fear
and hunger, and loss of wealth, lives and fruits; but give glad tidings to the
patient, those who, when affliction befalls them, say ‘Surely to Allah we
belong, and to Him shall we return. It is these upon whom the blessings and
mercy come from their Lord, and it is these who are rightly guided”
comes to teach Muslims to have patience when suffering diverse forms of
affliction which will be imposed on them as a trial. The tests by means of
which God Almighty intend to bless the believers and shower His mercy upon
them, as stated in this verse, are (1) Fear that may be related to any sort of
diverse dangers coming from the enemies or natural disaster, (2) Hunger that
signifies shortage of food in any ways, for example, the enemies might leave
them stranded without food or provision, (3) Loss of wealth and property by any
means, for example, the enemies might repeatedly raid the Muslims and inflict
heavy losses on them, (4) Loss of lives, that is, the violent war inflicted by
the enemies may also cause loss of life, (5) Loss of fruits, as the enemies
will not only cause loss of life and property but will also extend to
inflicting loss of crops or the fruits of labour received by any sources. All
these losses coming together constitute a heavy burden and affliction, but if
the Muslims bear them all with complete restraint, patience, fortitude and
perseverance, they will indeed attain great rewards from Allah Almighty.
The part of
the verse “….Surely to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return”
includes a formula which every Muslim is directed to utter when he is afflicted
with any calamities and afflictions relating to life, land and property. There
also lies the spiritual truth that we should not take these worldly things to
the extent that we lose our energy of patience and perseverance. Since we come
from God, we will have to go back to Him and be accountable for our deeds.
Therefore every affliction that befalls us should, instead of depressing us,
spur us to make yet greater efforts to win better results in life, and that is
the purpose should be achieved by way of patience.
should take the teachings of patience encouraged by the Quranic verses and
Ahadith as a great counseling and warning. Thus it is our religious duty to
tightly hold patience in hours of loss, grief and affliction in order that we
succeed in consolidating our relation with our Creator and make Him the centre
of our heartfelt thoughts and actions.
regular Columnist with NewAgeIslam.com, Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi Dehlvi is an Alim
and Fazil (Classical Islamic scholar), with a Sufi-Sunni background and
English-Arabic-Urdu Translator. He has also done B.A (Hons.) in Arabic, M.A. in
Arabic and M.A in English from JMI, New Delhi. He is Interested in Islamic
Sciences; Theology, Jurisprudence, Tafsir, Hadith and Islamic mysticism
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Ghulam Mohiyuddin sb, please let Mr. Hats off accuse me of Munafiqat, as his
accusation gives me a chance to do self-introspection. Anything done with the
intention of Munafiqat is really an act for which one will be accountable to
Allah Almighty. The divine punishment determined for the munafiq is severe, as
per the Quran and Sunnah. In numerous verses of the Quran and Ahadith,
Munafiqat has been disliked and discouraged through the promises of divine
torment on the Day of Judgement.
this knowledge enough to avoid committing munafiqat, I must continue to remind
myself of the issue that who is doing actual munafiqat is best known to none
other than Allah Almighty. And I thank Mr. Hats off for giving me a chance resulting
into self-introspection which works well to consolidate our spiritual relation
with our God Almighty.
were the Sufi masters who when condemned used to take condemnation as a means
to consolidate their relations to Allah Almighty. Now our people are missing
that means and get offeneded.
fancy question ye bhi hai? “ghar waapsi karake ek khuda ki puja karaaenge ya anek? Ek khuda
waale ghar me aane ke liye tayyar hain lekin anek waale me nahi. Ek pundit sahib
speech de rahe the, to maine unse yahi sawal kiya wo bole, ek khuda ke ghar me,
to mera question hai Hindustan me kitne crores hain jinhe ek khuda ke ghar me
aane ki zarurat hai, unka jawab tha majority ko.”
real question par kaam karne ke liye tayyar hain yaa sirf wahi islam talwar ke
zor se phaila waghairah waghairah.....
questions are important for us to understand much about where we are today: Is it
necessary to establish Islamic Caliphate to recognize God? Is it necessary to
establish Hindutva to recognize God?
does not need any such thing through which you can recognize Him. He just wants
you all to enlighten your hearts with His faith and Love. He wants you to spend
all your times in His beautiful concepts, beautiful respects, beautiful and
pure relation as between THE God and Creatures.
so-called interpretation of Hinduism or Islam is an obstacle in your journey of
recognition of God, then you should try to reach what is real interpretation. Seek
God’s help to enable us to recognize realities of His Attributes.
off bhayya, jo bhi crimes ho rahe hain Baghdad me dar asal wo ek ghinauni
saazish ka jaal hai jise kuch logon ne islam ko duniya ki nazar me terrorist
religion saabit karne ke liye lagaya gaya hai,
bahas ki gahri maalumat rakhne waale ise apni ilmi aur irfani salahiyoton se
samajh lete hain, wo kisi media news ke fareb me nahi aate hain,
Ye samajh gaye hain ki islam ko aql aur science se bhi nahi haraya jaa sakta, sirf is par terrorism ka daagh lagado bas duniya isi guftugu me rah jaaegi aur islam chor kar unhen apna legi, ye guftugu dar asal ek phanda hai, jisi maintain karte rehna hai unka agenda hai...GGS bhayya us fande ko todne ki koshish kar rahe hain taake log Islam ke real peace ko samjhen aur iske so-called terrorism se duri banayen
bhi isis ke naam se wahi hidden log likhte hain, phir usi ko apna base banate
hain, in logon ne kaafi achchi training li hui hain Zionist camps and schools
of theology me jiski wajah se wo ye fareb dene me kaamyaab ho rahen hain, lekin
unka ye fareb zyada dino nahi chalega, phir Khuda aise mujaddid ko paida
farmaayega jo uske deeni fikr ki tajdid karega aur duniya ki nigah se fareb ka
parda uthaeega, jahan sirf peace hi peace hoga
thoda intezaar kijiye aur dekhiye Khuda kab us marde qalandar ko bhejta hai
off Ji, Aap ise joke of the day maan sakte hain, “agar kawwa khana halala hai
ke masle me Baghdad par hamle ka solution ho to samajh lijiye aapko kawwa waale
masle me hi ghaur karna padega.”
kawwa khana haal hai ke masle me jo argumentive techniques istemaal hota hai us
arguments se Baghdad par hamle ko rok liya jaae yak am az kam koi achcha deduction
baramad kar liya to jaae,
dono masle se (1) kawwa khana halala hai ya nahi (2) Baghdad par hamla kyon ho
raha hai?, se ghaafil hokar sar pakad kar chup chaap baith jaane se achcha to
hai ki kuch teesra kaam kar liya jaae, aapke liye behtar hoga, apne dimag ki
udan ko sukun ki dreaming me hi rahne den, mehnat karenge to thak jaaenge. Peace
Ravi, Your brain is blindly flying in the sky surrounded by darkness. You have
grown but exist with the same childish attitude displayed by you in the school days.
So you are surrounded by layer upon layer of darkness and this is why you
missed my point. ☺
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put it in words, let me say, yes of course it was the subject needed to be
understood by the people who used to bury their daughters alive, by the people
who tacitly commit illegal sex and bear a female and then commit the crime of
marrying the same female that has become his dauther (though out of wedlock). This
was the evil practice that needed to be abolished and Islam abolished this
practice by making it forbidden in the verse quoted earlier (4:23)
it necessary for you to debate over marriage with daughter? You say, “As a
result, the daughter of an unmarried couple will not be allowed for marriage to
her adulterous father of birth in the same way as the daughter of a married
couple is not allowed for marriage to her (legal/sharii) father.”?
it the question of debate for you?
Ravi Kumar, Islam does not make it obligatory on any Muslim to attack any
non-Muslim places of worship. You may take interest in reading my article on
the same subject:
Islam Allow Destruction Of Churches, Temples Or Any Other Houses Of Worship
Belonging To Non-Muslims?
for history that witnessed attacks overs temples, churches, mosques, shrines, i
do not belive it was commanded by any religions, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,
agenda took the shape of religion in most parts of history. As per some
political thinkers, politics also plays a devious role. When we study history,
we get to know that there were the people who played the same devious role to
achieve their personal goals but by giving it a religious sense. The same part
of history is still being played in practice by politicians in different parts
of the world. The reason that makes me understand it this way is that when they
are proven to be corrupt in many ways, how can be they called ‘religious
politicians’? For proving the concept of Muslim God, Hindu God, Christian God,
Judaism God, people claim to fight over. But this is not the true case of
fighting in the way of God. The true way of fighting can be between honest and
dishonest effort of recognizing God Alone. This is not the way that should be
fought violently. There should be spiritual fighting within oneself to reach
the right concept of God. This is the responsibity of each human being. Each
one is responsible for his ways of reaching God. None is responsible for other’s
acts or faith.