Weekly Soul Purification Gathering

The Beauty of Piety

My shaikh Hazrat Maulana Jalil Ahmed Akhoon sb damat barakatuham shares an arabic couplet which says that when a person keeps himself clean off his illicit desires he has beauty even if he has dirty clothes.

Piety or taqwa is the most admirable beauty one could have.

Let’s strive for it by making strong intention to leave everything that displeases Allah swt, performing Dhikr, and making a strong companionship with those who are pious.

My shaikh Hazrat Maulana Hakim Muhammad Akhtar Sb RA used to recite the couplet

برباد محبت کو نہ برباد کریں گے

میرے دل ناشاد کو وہ شاد کریں گے

He will not let the person destroyed who has already been devastated in His love. He will surely take best care of my broken heart.

When people laugh at you

When people laugh at you because of observing and practicing any sunnah this should give you strength that you’re on the right track and have some bruises to show to your Lover swt. 

Prophet Muhammad sallahoalaihiwasallam also had to bear the resentment and hootings   on the street of Makkah and Taif. This resemblance is itself has a soothing effect.

ساری دنیا کی  نگاہوں  سے گرا ہے  مجذوب

تب کہیں جا کے تیرے دل میں جگہ پائی ہے

I’ve found place in Your Heart after losing my dignity and popularity in the eyes of the whole world.

Khawaja Aziz ul Hassan Majzoob sb

توڑ ڈالے مہ و خرشید ہزاروں ہم نے

تب کہیں جا کے دکھایا رخِ  زیبا تو نے

I had to sacrifice thousands of wishes in order to get just a glimpse of Your Beautiful Face

Hazrat Maulana Hakim Muhammad Akhtar sb

Quran elaborates that those who love Allah swt do not care for the criticism that they face from the society.

(یُجَاہِدُوۡنَ فِیۡ سَبِیۡلِ اللّٰہِ وَلَا یَخَافُوۡنَ لَوۡمَۃَ لَآئِمٍ ؕ ذٰلِکَ فَضۡلُ اللّٰہِ یُؤۡتِیۡہِ مَنۡ یَّشَآءُ ؕ )
[Surah Al-Ma’idah 54]

Who strive in the way of Allah and are not afraid of the reproach of any critic.