From the collection ‘Shaykh ul Aalam’s Advice for the Seeker’
The Shaykh said:
There will be difficulties (mushkilaat).
I will tell you this: to everyone who has recited the kalima, hardship awaits you with open jaws. The lava which has erupted is approaching you. [So] stop rejoicing that you are such a wealthy man, or you shall be drawn out as hair is drawn out from butter. Strengthen your state. For this reason, establish your aim. Stores are not your aim, a bank balance is not your aim. Do not be in opposition of the laws here; act in accordance to the authorities but uphold the flag of the Muhammadan way, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him.
And establish such institutions so that your children will become sincere (mukhlis), serious-minded (sanjeeda), noble in character (baa ikhlaaq); [and that they may be] ones who uplift [people’s] states and when they speak, they emit the fragrance of the character of the Prophet. This is the way for you to attain success!
All the people organise programmes and are in agreement [with each other]. Yet, o Muslims, when you organise an event, until your clothes have been torn and until you are fighting each other late into the night before you depart home – until this point, no one even calls you a Muslim! Is this your way of life? For this reason, come to agreement (muttafiq). Come to agreement [with each other] and raise the standards of deen.
Scholars refuse to walk behind scholars, pirs (spiritual guides) refuse to follow pirs, Sufis refuse to follow Sufis; where in religion is this written?
Which text is this based upon? Through which book was this conveyed? Where is it amongst the thousands of Hadith? Then why do it?
Once, in India, all the scholars had gathered in their millions to try and come to an agreement that, after this day, there will be no more dispute [amongst each other]. A man there, Abul Kalam Azad, stood up and gave a speech saying,“People remove this talk from your heart. We will not agree; this is a lie, this is foolishness. We agree with each other that we will disagree.” Is this the way of Muslims?
“Yeh shahadat gah-e-ulfat mein qadam rakhna hai
Log aasan samajhte hein Musalman hona.”
It is to provide proof and witness of faith at every step;
(Yet) people think that it is easy to be a Muslim.
– Allama Iqbal
To the Muslims living in Europe, become one and serve the deen. And earn money, eat, feed your families, feed your children,take care of your elderly – your elderly; give up the conflicts.
And that provision which Allah has given to you, none can take away. The honour which Allah grants you, none can seize. The life which Allah has given you, none can decrease it. If you have friendship, it won’t increase; if you have enmity, it will not decrease. So for what reason do you cause yourself hardship?
Your wealth is yours, your hands are yours, your mouth is yours. Since your morsel will (inevitably) reach your mouth, then why are you troubled?
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