Fickle obedience

[Love Allah almighty in a manner befitting his status. Love him with all your heart and show this love through obedience to all his command. Avoid false pretences, and token belief for Allah almighty knows what is in our hearts and we will be deluding none but ourselves. Saif]

Understand the meaning of gaining acceptance! In your mind, you have assumed that to gain the lord’s acceptance is easy. [Simply], read such and such a wazifa - read so many tasbih and istighfar – and from these tasbih and istighfar alone the lord will become happy; there is no need to stop disobeying him, do whatever you please so long as there is tasbih in hand. Ma’az Allah! The Muslims of today deals with Allah almighty like a person who deals with the insane; read him such and such a wazifah and he will become happy, read him a tasbih and he will become pleased.

Rather than the creator try making the creation happy with this approach; do not listen to anyone, go against them in everything whilst at the same time in front of their face welcome and complement them.

Tell me! Would even a mad person be happy with this approach? Absolutely not! If a [simple] creature cannot be fooled with this approach, how then will Allah almighty be happy with this? Rather, He gives declaration upon declaration that those who do not desist from disobeying me cannot save themselves from punishment and have no recourse from it.

If the Muslim of today believed in the Quran they would have understood this. Their belief in the Quran is just this; read it and thereafter have sweets. Simply continue to read, complete and thereafter eat and feed sweets. It is as if the Quran has been revealed to feed these sweets. The Muslim of today believes in the Quran, they love it also but their limit is the sweets. May Allah almighty give [us] the proper belief in the Quran.

Posted in ijtima.org, note 66 (29 Ramadhan 1433). Originally published in Jashn Azadi Kiya Hay (1419) in Khutbat al-Rashidiyyah (1425). Faqih al-Asr Mft Rashid Ahmad Ludhyanwi. Kitab Gar; Nazi Abad, Pakistan. v.4 p. 60

Translated by Muhammad Saifur Rahman