Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Futile Arguments

Futile Arguments
by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh)
 
It seems as if everyone has something to argue about these days. Arguing is a waste of precious time and a diversion of shaytaan, from carrying out good deeds or rendering services to Deen.
 
We do not have to worry about arguing with every other person. We have got no time to argue with people. Only that person will go around arguing with people who has got the time. …He has got the time to waste, therefore he will go around arguing.
 
The person whose heart is connected with Allah Ta’ala does not have the time for arguments, for fights, for unnecessary quarrels and for wasting time over useless, futile activities.
 
 “That person whose eye is on where the orders are coming, will not waste his time going and fighting with everybody.”
 
One person wrote a lengthy letter to me. He mentioned, amongst other things: “Maulana, you and all your blind followers who attend your programmes…” – have got this weakness, this weakness, this weakness.”
 
I gave the reply: “JazakAllah for informing us of some of our weaknesses. There are many more which Allah Ta’ala has concealed. I make Shukr to Allah Ta’ala that He did not reveal all our weaknesses. Please do keep me informed when you notice more weaknesses, and make Dua that Allah Ta’ala gives us Hidayat.”
 
That is all! Finished! …What am I going to start arguing about?
 
Futile arguing creates restlessness and darkness in the heart. It opens the door to misguidance. It leads a person away from Siratul Mustaqeem (the straight path). Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam cautioned us: “No people will go astray after having being guided except that they become argumentative.” (Tirmidhi)
 
Thus, we should not waste time over pettiness. We do not have the time for that. There will always be enemies; there will always be jealousy; there will always be malice. …There will be those who cannot see or stomach the progress of certain people and who will want to create unnecessary trouble and impede the person’s progress. This will happen. It happened in the time of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam – and will continue. So we should be careful not to get caught up with these type of wasteful issues.
 
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “He who forsakes an argument even when he is in the right will have a palace built for him in the middle of Jannah.”(Tirmidhi)
 
If we keep before us this Hadith and have Yaqeen (conviction) on the words of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam, many arguments would not even surface.
 
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