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  1. 1. ADMONITIONFOR THE NEGLECTFUL Tanmbihul Ghafellen Faqih Abu Lais Samarqandi (A.R)
  2. 2. Admonition For Neglectful r; ADMONITION FOR THE NEGLECTFULINDEXADMONITION FOR THE NEGLECTFUL .............................1FORWARD ................................................................ 1 7ADMONITION FOR THE NEGLECTFUL ............................ 1 9 .1 SINCERITY .OSTENTATION I S A MINOR FORM OF POLYTHEISM ........1 9THE SIMILITUDE OF OSTENTATION ............................ 19SEVEN THINGS ARE WORTHLESS WITHOUT SEVEN THINGS .....19A DOUBLE REWARD FOR AN ACTION COMING TO THE FORE....20WHO ARE THE SINCERE ONES? ................................... 2 1RECOGNIZING THE CHOSEN SERVANTSOF ALLAAH : - FOUR TRAITS ....................................... 2 1FOUR SIGNS OF OSTENTATION ................................... 1 2THE FORT FOR ACTIONS ............................................ 2 1LEARN SINCERITY FROM A SHEPHERD ......................... 2 2FOUR CONDITIONS FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF ACTIONS . 2 2HOW TO RECOGNIZE PIETY : - THREE FACTORS .............2 2THREE IMPORTANT FACTORS .....................................2 3THREE FACTORS CAUSE DESTRUCTION ........................ 3 2THE FOUR NAMES OF A BOASTFUL PERSON .................. 4 2THE SIMILITUDE OF GOOD ACTIONS ........................... 24AN INCIDENT............................................................ 25 .2 DEATH A N D I T S SEVERITY .THE PANGS OF DEATH ARE A WORD OF CAUTION .......... 5 2APPRECIATING FIVE THINGS BEFORE FIVE ................... 5 2WINTER I S A BLESSING FOR THE MUMIN .................... 6 2THE GRAVE I S EITHER A GARDENOF JANNAH OR A PIT OF JAHANNAM ............................ 2 6THE SIMILITUDE OF DEATH ........................................ 6 2THREE THINGS SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN............... 7 2ONLY FOUR PERSONS APPRECIATE FOUR THINGS .......... 7 2THE REALITY OF DEATH ............................................. 27WHEN ACTIONS CONTRADICT WORDS :- 4 THINGS .......28THREE THINGS ARE ASTONISHING .............................. 28DEATH DOES NOT ALLOW FATNESS ............................. 2 9THE CONSEQUENCE OF REMEMBERING DEATHAND OF NOT REMEMBERINGDEATH :- 3 BOUNTIES 13 PUNISHMENTS ................................................ 29
  3. 3. Admonition For Neglectful 6 Admonition For Neglectful . 7THE TASTE OF DEATH I S EXTREMELY B I l T E R ................ 29 A THOUGHT PROVOKING INCIDENT............................. 54 . GLAD TIDINGS .......................................................... 55FOUR IMPORTANT FACTORS ........................................3 0 GOLDEN WORDS ......................................................5 5THE FOUR SIGNS OF A PERSON WHO A STUNNING INCIDENT ABOUT ALLAAHS FORGIVENESS ....55AWAKENS FROM HIS NEGLIGENCE ............................. 3 0 CONCISE ADVICE ..................................................... 65THE BEST PERSON : - 5 TRAITS ...................................3 1 SEVEN CATEGORIES OF PEOPLE WILL BE SHADEDTHREE NOBLE QUALITIES ........................................... 3 1 BENEATH THE THRONE OF ALLAAH ..............................6 5THE BEST AND MOST INTELLIGENT PERSON ................. 3 1 . 6 ENJOINING WHAT I S RIGHT AND FORBIDDING WHAT I S EVIL . .3 PUNISHMENT I N THE GRAVE . GLAD TIDINGS .......................................................... 57FIVE TYPES OF GLAD TIDINGS ....................................32 RECOGNIZING A MUMIN AND A HYPOCRITE................. 7 5EIGHT THINGS THAT WILL SAVE ONE FROM A REMARK BY HADHRAT A L I (R.A). ..............................8 5THE PUhISHMENT CF THE GRAVE ................................ 3 3 A TECHNIQUE I S REQUIRED WHEN ENJOINING GOOD ....5 8ALLAAH DETESTS FOUR THINGS I N PARTICULAR ...........3 3 TYRANNICAL RULERS ARE THE RESULT OF FAILURE TO ....... 8 5A GOLDEN SAYING ....................................................3 4 ENJOIN GOOD AND FORBID EVIL.................................8 5 THE CATEGORIES OF ENJOINING GOOD ANDA STARTLING INCIDENT.............................................3 4 FORBIDDING EVIL ..................................................... 59THE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE EARTH:- 5 CALLS ..........3 4 A FASCINATING STORY............................................... 59AN ALARMING INCIDENT............................................ 5 3 FIVE CONDITIONS FOR A PREACHER............................ 0 6THE SCREAMS OF THE DEAD....................................... 5 3 . 7 REPENTANCE4 . THE SCENES OF QIYAAMAT . THE BEHAVIOR OF MAN I S STRANGE INDEED ................ 1 TAUBA I S ACCEPTED ONLY BEFORE DEATH ................... 2 6 6THE TREES OF JANNAH ..............................................4 3 THE REMORSE AND DESPONDENCY OF THE ACCURSEDONE OF THE DAMSELS OF JANNAH CALLED LAIBA ......... 4 4 IBLEES :- I N FIVES .................................................... 62TH E BEAUTY OF THE PEOPLE OF JANNAH ..................... 4 4 SIX QUALITIES OF ONE WHO TRULY RECOGNIZES Allaah ...6 2THE GREATEST BOUNTY OF JANNAH ............................ 4 4 THE EMINENT FUDAIL (R.A). ....................................... 63HADHRAT JIBREEL (A.S) APPEARS I N A STRANGE TAUBATUN NASOOHAMANNER TO CONVEY GLAD TIDINGS ............................4 5 (SINCERE REPENTANCE): -3 SIGNS ..............................4 6THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO RELIEVE ONESELF I N JANNAH . . .46 THE RESOLUTION NOT TO REPEAT A S I N I S IMPERATIVE WHEN ONE REPENTS ................................................. 64A TREE I N JANNAH CAILLED "TOOBA." ..........................4 7 A UNIQUE STORY....................................................... 64THE APPEARANCE OF JANNAH ..................................... 7 4 HASTE I S BEST I N THREE THINGS ...............................5 6FIVE CONDITIONS FOk ADMISSION INTO JANNAH .........4 8 THE SIGNS OF TAUBA ...............................................6 5WORDS OF WISDOM : - 3 FACTS ..................................4 9 FOUR HONOR THAT ALLAAH CONFERS UPON ONE WHOTHE STORY OF AN ASCETIC ........................................ 9 4 REPENTS .................................................................. 66A STORY OF HADHRAT IBRAHEEM BIN ADHAM (R.A). . . . .4 9 THE FIRE OF JAHANNAM WILL NOT AFFECT THE REPENTANT PERSON AS HE CROSSES OVER I T.............. 7 6FOOD FOR THOUGHT................................................. 0 5 THE WARNING AGAINST TAUNTING A MUSLIM .............. 7 6A STATEMENT OF HADHRAT ABU HAAZIM (R.A). ............5 0 SINS ARE TOTALLY OBLITERATED BY TAUBA ................. 7 6THE DOWRY FOR JANNAH ........................................... 0 5THE INTERCESSION OF JANNAH AND JAHANNAM ........... 5 0 THE EXCELLENCE OF THE UMMAH OF Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-THE BAZAARS OF JANNAH ..........................................5 1 alaihi.wasallam) ........................................................ 67WHO I S THERE WHO DESIRES JANNAH? ....................... 1 5 GOOD ACTIONS ARE AWAITED BEFORE A SIN I S RECORDED:- 5 SINS .................................................................... 685. THE MERCY OF ALLAAH . SINS ARE TRANSFORMED INTO GOOD ACTIONS BYTHE HOPE AND PRAYERS OF HADHRAT YAHYA B I N VIRTUE OF TAUBA ..................................................... 69MUAADH RAAZI (R.A) : - 3 DUAAS ................................ 5 2 THE STATEMENT OF HADHRAT MOOSA (A.S). ................ 7 0NEVER MAKE ANYONE DESPONDENT OF ALLAAHS MERCY. .53 THE REPENTANCE OF ZAAZAAN ................................... 7 0AN OATH MAY BE TAKEN ON FOUR THINGS ................... 5 3 A THOUGHT PROVOKING INCIDENT............................. 1 7INTERCESSION W I L L BE O N BEHALF OF THE SINNERS .......53 A HADITH QUDSI: - 9 ADVICES ........................................72
  4. 4. Admonition For Neglectful 8 Admonition For Neglectful 9SERVING ONES PARENTS I S SUPERIOR THAN JIHAAD . . .7 3 11. BACKBITING.THREE ACTIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED THE STENCH OF BACKBITING CANNOT BE SMELT WHENWITHOUT ANOTHER THREE ....................................... 7 4 I T BECOMES HABITUAL............................................. 0 9DISPLEASING ONES PARENTS RESULTS I N A BAD DEATH . 7 4 A GIFT I N RETURN FOR EVIL ...................................... 9 0CHILDREN OWE TEN RIGHTS TO THEIR PARENTS .......... 6 7 A SAYING OF HADHRAT IBRAHEEM B I N ADHAM (R.A). ...9 0PLEASING THE PARENTS AFTER THEIR DEATH:- BY 3 THINGS.76 THREE THINGS DESTROY GOOD ACTIONS ...................9 1PARENTS OWE THREE RIGHTS TO THEIR CHILDREN .......7 7 THREE THINGS ARE DISTANT FROM MERCY.................. 9 1THE CONSEQUENCE OF NOT TEACHING THREE QUALITIES OF THE PIOUS ............................... 9 1CHILDRENGOODMANNERS................................................ 77 THE ATTITUDE OF THE ANGELS TOWARDS BACKBITING.92AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP..............................8 7 WORDS OF WISDOM D O 3 I F YOU CANNOT DO 3 ..........9 2PERFECT POLITENESS :- REAPS 8 BENEFITS ...............7 8 . 12 SLANDERTHE FOUR SIGNS OF GOOD FORTUNE .......................... 8 7 WHO I S THE WORST PERSON? ................................... 2 9THE REWARDS OF FIVE THINGS WILL CONTINUE TO PUNISHMENT I N THE GRAVE FOR THOSE BE RECEIVED E V t N AFTER DEATH .............................. 9 7 WHO CARRY TALES: - 3 CAUSES ..................................9 3SOME AHADEETH ......................................................97 CARRYING TALES AND SPREADING ANARCHY............... 9 3 .8 FOSTERING GOOD RELATIONSHIPS . THE PERSON WHO CARRIES TALES I S WORSE THAN THETHREE QUALITIES OF THE PEOPLE OF JANNAH .............. 0 8 DEVIL AND ONE WHO DABBLES I N BLACK MAGIC .........9 3A STATEMENT OF HADHRAT UMAR (R.A). ...................... 0 8MUSLIMS AND KUFFAR ARE TO BE TREATED SEVEN QUESTIONS ................................................... 49EQUALLY I N THREE RESPECTS ..................................... 80 A TALE CARRIER SHOULD NOT BE RELIED ON ..............9 4A STATEMENT OF HADHRAT HASAN BASRI (R.A) ............8 0 CARRYING TALES FORBIDS PRAYERS FROM BEING ACCEPTED. 95TEN BENEFITS OF FOSTERING GOOD FAMILY RELATIONS ....8 1 GEMS FROM THE LIPS OF THE PIOUS .......................... 9 5THREE GROUPS OF PEOPLE WILL BE BENEATH THE . 13 JEALOUSYSHADE OF ALLAAHS THRONE ON THE DAY OF QIYAMAH.81 6 THINGS TO DO WHEN SPOKEN I L L OFF .....................9 6ALLAAH LOVES TWO FOOTSTEPS.................................2 8 SOME AHADEETH ...................................................... 9 6FIVE FACTORS THAT INFLATE THE REWARDS OF ACTIONS THE ABOMINATION OF JEALOUSY AND MALICETO THE SIZE OF MOUNTAINS AND INCREASES ONES AND HOW TO REFRAIN FROM THESE ...........................9 7SUSTENANCE ............................................................ 82 A SUPPLICATION ...................................................... 7 9SOME AHADEETH ...................................................... 82 .9 RIGHTS OF NEIGHBOURS . THE EFFECT OF JEALOUSY FIRST BEFALLS THE JEALOUS7 TYPES OF PEOPLE UPON WHOM THERE I S NO MERCY. .8 3 PERSON : - 5 PUNISHMENTS OF JEALOUSY ...................9 89 RIGHTS ON A NEIGHBOUR ........................ .......... .....8 3 THE JEALOUS PERSON I S AN ENEMY OF ALLAAHS BOUNTIES. .985 WORDS OF WISDOM ............................................... 84 THE RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS ARE MOST GUILTY OF JEALOUSY SIX THINGS THAT WILL CONDEMN SIX PEOPLE TO ............98THREE TYPES OF NEIGHBOURS .................................. 4 -8 JAHANNAM BEFORE RECKONING ................................ 9 9THREE ADVICES ........................................................85 A SAYING:- 6 ADVICES .............................................. 9 9A FEW PEARLS OF WISDOM ........................................ 5 8 JEALOUSY CANNOT BE HARBOURED FOR ANYONE:-THE POSITION OF A NEIGHBOUR ................................ 8 5 2 REASONS .............................................................9 9THREE PRAISEWORTHY TRAITS DURING THE PERIOD OFIGNORANCE..................... ..................................... . 86 THE ADVICE OF RASULULIAAH (SALLIALLAAHU-ALAIHI-THE POOR NEIGHBOUR WILL CALL THE RICH NEIGHBOUR WASALLAM)TO TASK ............................... ................................6 .. 8 .............................................................................. 9 9TEN OPPRESSORS ..................................................... 87 THE JEALOUS PERSON OPPOSES ALLAAH I N 5 WAYS .......100FOUR WAYS WHEREBY GOOD RELATIONS MAY BE MAINTAINED PRIDE MEANS TO CONSIDER ONESELF AS BEINGWITH ONES NEIGHBOUR ........................................... 87 SUPERIOR AND TO LOOK DOWN ON OTHERS .............. 1 0 1 .10 L Y I N G . . 1 4 PRIDE .A SAYING OF HADHRAT LUQMAAN (A.S). ...................... 8 8 THREE PEOPLE ARE DESERVING OF PUNISHMENT........1 0 1SIX THINGS GUARANTEE JANNAH .................................... 8 8 THE FIRST THREE PEOPLE TO ENTER JANNAH AND JAHANNAM . 101 f ALLAAH DETESTS THREE PERSONS ............................ 1 0 2
  5. 5. Admonition For Neglectful 10 Admonition For Neglectful 11THE THREE PERSONS WHO ARE MOST BELOVED TO ALLAAH ....102 RECKONING I S EASIER I N THIS WORLD .................... 1 1 6THE REALITY OF PRIDE ............................................0 2 1 THE SAINT THAT NEVER SPOKE A WRONG WORD FCRTHE MOST DETESTABLE PERSON ............................... 0 3 1 TWENTY YEARS ............................... . .................... 1 1 6WORDS OF WISDOM ................................................ 103 SIX SIGNS OF AN IGNORAMUS ................................. 1 1 7ALLAAH DISLIKES STRUlTING .................................. 3 10 A STATEMENT OF HADHRAT I S A (A.S) 8 ADVICES . . . . . . . 1 1 7GOOD CHARACTER MEANS TO BEHAVE HUMBLY THE ABOMINATION OF EXCESSIVE LAUGHTER AND 2TOWARDS THE HUMBLE AND BEHAVE PROUDLY WITH HABITS OF THE IGNORANT.......................................1 1 8THE PROUD ............................................................4 10 THE ADVICE OF RASULULLAAHTHE HIGHEST FORM OF HUMILITY............................. 0 4 1 (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) ....................................1 1 9HUMILITY I S A TRAIT OF THE AMBIYAA (A.S), WHILE FOUR ADVICE OF HADHRAT KHIDR ( A . 5 ) . .................. 1 1 9PRIDE I S THE TRAIT OF THE KUFFAAR ....................... 1 0 4 5A PERSON SHOULD NEVER LAUGH LOUDLY...............1 1 9THE HUMILITY OF HADHRAT I B N UMAR (R.A). ............. 105 A SAYING OF HADHRAT HASAN BASRI (R.A). .............. 1 2 0THE HUMILITY OF HADHRAT UMAR (R.A) .................... 105 FOUR FACTORS PREVENT LAUGHTER ......................... 1 2 0THE HUMILITY OF HADHRAT SALMAAN FAARSI (R.A) .... 1 0 6 THREE THINGS HARDEN THE HEART.......................... 1 2 0THE HUMILITY OF HADHRAT A L I (R.A) ........................ 1 0 6 LAUGHING AND MAKING OTHERS LAUGHRANKS ARE RAISED BY SPENDING I N CHARITY AND BY LEADS TO DESTRUCTION ..........................................1 2 1FORGIVING OTHERS WITHOUT 3 TRAITS GRANTS JANNAH.107 BENEFICIAL ADVICE, ..............................................1 2 1 .15 ANGER . 5 ADVICES OF RASULULLAAH (S.A.W). ......................1 2 1I T I S INCORRECT TO PUNISH ANYONE TO GRATIFY ONESELF.107 8 ADVICES OF HADHRAT UMAR (R.A) ........................1 2 1ALLAAH LOVES THAT ONE FORGIVES ANOTHER ...........1 0 7 8 HARMS OF LAUGHING EXCESSIVELY ....................... 1 2 2THE SWEETNESS OF IMAAN I S NOT TASTED END OF PART ONE.WITHOUT THREE TRAITS .......................................... 108AN INCIDENT OF HOW SHAYTAAN I S INFURIATED ....... 1 0 8AN ASTONISHING INCIDENT OF HOW SHAYTAANDEVIATED PEOPLE:- 3 METHODS ...............................0 8 1HADHRAT MOOSA (A.S) AND IBLEES : - 3 CONDITIONSI N WHICH ONE SHOULD BE WARY OF SHAYTHAAN .......1 1 0THE ADVICE OF HADHRAT LUQMAAN (A.S):-RECOGNISE 3 OiN 3 OCCASION .................................1 0 1AN INCIDENT OF A TAABIEE (R.A) : .......................... 1113 QUALITIES OF ONE WORTHY OF PRAISE ................. 1113 QUALITIES OF JAMATIES ...................................... 1113 ADVICES FROM ALLAAH ........................................ 1 1 1THE ASSISTANCE OF THE ANGELS UPON THE PATIENCEOF THE OPPRESSED: .3 ACTS RESULT I N 3 OTHERS . . . 1 1 2CONCISE WISDOMS ................................................ 1 1 2THE FOUR TYPES OF ASCETICISM .............................. 1 3 1THE 5 ADVICE OF HADHRAT ABU DARDAA (R.A). ......... 1 1 3THE TEST OF STRENGTH .......................................... 1 4 1DO NOT CURSE AN OPPRESSOR ................................1 4 1THE DEFINITION OF HUMANE BEHAVIOUR :-4 ADVICES, ..1143 BENEFITS OF PATIENCE, 3 HARMS OF HASTE ..........1 1 416. THE TONGUE .FOUR QUALITIES OF A BELIEVER .............................. 1 1 5A LOFTY POSITION OBTAINED BY 3 QUALITIES ........... 1 5 1THE STATEMENT OF FOUR KINGS................................... 116
  6. 6. Admonition For Neglectful 12 Admonition For Neglectful 13 HADHRAT MA ULANA SAYYID FAKHRUL HASAN RAWDATUS SAALIHEEN. SAHEB - SENIOR LECTURER OFTHE IMPRESSIONS OF SOME NOTABLE ULEMA. DAARUL ULOOM DEOBAND.HADHRAT MAULANA QAARI TAYYAB SAHEB (A.R) I have browsed through t h e book, Rawdatus - RECTOR OF DAARUL ULOOM DEOBAND. Saaliheen, by the respected Maulana Mahfoozul Hasan. This book is actually a translation of theWe praise Allah and convey salutations t o book, Tambeehul Ghaafileen.Rasulullah ( s a l l a l l a h u - a l a y h i - w a - s a l l a m ) . I know Maulana from childhood, who is a highlyA graduate of Daaru Uloom Deuband, Maulana capable graduate of Daarul Uloom Debnand. IMahfoozul Hasan, has translated t h e book, agree with the impressions of Maulana AkhlaaqTambeehul Ghaafileen, written by Faqeeh Abul Husain Qaasimi and Mufti Azeezur RahmaanLaith Samarqandi (A.R), the great scholar of Bijnoori. However, Ipersonally feel that the bookdivine sciences. falls short o f shedding proper l i g h t on t h e metaphorical beauties o f the original.This humble servant has paged through t h ebdok in your hands and derived great benefit May Allah bless this work with His acceptance andf r o m i t . A s u w m a r y of this book is t h a t i t is grant the writer and myself the ability t o makea treasure of gold and gems. It is a wealth of further contributions t o the Islamic literature.good practices and noble character t h a t will Aameen.easily make a person ascetic and pious i f hekeeps t h i s b o o k w i t h h i m a n d studies i t Sayyid Fakhrul Hasan (May Allah forgive him)carefully. Senior lecturer Daarul Uloom Deoband.Maulana has favoured the Muslims by placing inthis f o r t u ~ c their hands, the worth sf which 16 Dhul Qadah 1398 A.H.the entire world cannot pay. May Allah granth i m t h e best of rewards. May Allah increaset h e deeds and knowledge of t h e translator,perpet~late his grace, and grant the Muslimummah the ability t o derive benefit from him.Aameen.Muhammed Tayyab (May Allah for give him)Rector of Daarul Uloom Deoband16 Dhul Qadah 1398 A.H.
  7. 7. Admonition For Nenlectful 15Admonition For Neglectful - 14 - HADHRAT MA ULANA IKHLAAQ HUSAIN FORWARD BY MUFTIAZEEZUR RAHMAAN. QAASI.MI- COMMENTATOR O F THE QURAAN We praise Allah and send salutations t o RasulullahAND CHAIRMAN O F JAMIATUL ULEMA DELHI. (sallallahu-alayhi-wa-sallam). The book in your hands is a translation of a work titled Tambeehul Ghaafileen,One o f t h e most successful methods of which is famous amongst the ulema. The author of thispropagating the truth is "mawizatul hasanah. book was Nasr bin Muhammed bin Ahmed bin Ibraheem, who is better known as Faqeeh Abul Laith SamarqandiThe Quraan has accorded this method second (A.R) {who passed away 373 years after the Hijrah).position of priority amongst three methods.[Surah Nahl, verse 351 Faqeeh Abul Laith Samarqandi (A.R) penned many books containing his fataawa, and is the author of atThe meaning of "mawizatul hasanah is t o least fourteen or fifteen works. He was known asadvise people using effective and captivating Imaamul Huda (the leader of guidance) during his time. He was so pious and particular that he used t o takemethods with the best explanation. It includes lumps of sand along with him on journeys, t o be usedinstilling Imaan and the fervour to act, using to clean after relieving himself. When he was askedwarnings, hopes, similitudes and parables. about the reason, he replied that he did not like t o use t h e sand of another person without permission.The author of this book, Faqeeh Abul Laith He used t o say that he never spoke a lie since h eSamarqandi (A.R), is renowned for his ability reached an understanding age. He passed away on theto effectively employ "mawizatul hasanah. llth Jumaadal Ukhra, 373 A.H. A study of conditions ofHadhrat Maulana Mahfoozul Hasan Qaasimi in Samarqand and Bukhaara during that period revealsSambali (a luminary from a famous family of that the ulelina concentrated their lectures and publicleading scholars) has successfully captured addresses towards spiritual reformation. This fact is also revealed by a study of t h e lives of people likethe effect of this book i n this condensed Hakeem Tirmidhi (A.R), Abu Bakr, Muhammed Ishaaqvolume. (A.R) and Faqeeh Abul Laith Samarqandi (A.R). a perusal of books like Tambeehul Ghaafileen, BustaanMay Allah accept the efforts of Maulana and and others will portray the same fact.create spiritual awareness from this book. Ihave a hand-written copy of Bustaan, which is also penned by Faqeeh Abul Laith Samarqandi (A.R). IhaveAkhlaaq Husain Qaasimi published a translation and commentary of this book,Idaara Rahmate Aalam-Delhi adding references and sources where necessary. After27 September 1978. reading Tambeehul Ghaafileen, Iintended t o translate i t as well, but every person cannot do everything. This privilege went to Hadhrat Maulana Mahfoozul Hasan Sambali, who translated the work in a concise form.
  8. 8. Admonition For Neglectful 16 Admonition For Neglectful 17How is this book? This is revealed b y t h e historicalorigin of the book. It is a unique prescription consisting FOREWARD. The fact cannot be refuted that, just as knowledge isof a blend of subtle advices, words of wisdom, Ahadeeth foundational support of actions, a study of the lives ofof Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) and Quraanic our pious predecessors is one of the most effectiveverses. ways of spurring actions.The translator, Maulana Mahfoozul Hasan is an extremely As someone said, "The person who ignores the lives and advices of the pious predecessors is contaminatedcapable youngster, with an eye for intricacies. He is a between two evils. Either he carries out a negligiblegraduate of Daarul Uloom Deoband. Ihave read his amount of deeds and considers himself to be amon stbook from cover t o cover. It is excellent. May the pious predecessors, or he considers his little e ort to be extremely great, thereby succumbing to pride 4Allah accept it. Aameen. and boastfulness. He will then regard himself as the greatest and look down on all others. His efforts will then be worthless and his deeds will be destroyed.Azeezur Rahmaan (May Allah forgive h i m ) Rasulullah (sallallahu-alayhi- wa-sallam) said, "MeditationMadani Daarul Iftaa for a moment is better than a hundred years of worship." This is the basis of this work.Madrasah Madeenatul Uloom Since people are inclined towards brevity these days, the lengthy discussions have been omitted, and mostBijnoor of the quotations have been translated in a concise manner.15 Shawwaal 1398 A.H. Ia m well aware of m y deficiencies in knowledge, and Iaccept that I a m unable to do j u s t ~ c e a noble task to like translation. However, I long felt the desire in m y heart t o render a religious service t o the public, so that it becomes a means o f securing m y salvation in the Hereafter. May Allah make this objective be realised. "This is not difficult for Allah." There is a great possibility that errors may have occurred in this publication because of m y deficient knowledge. Ihumbly request religious scholars t o grace m e with a notification of such errors. This is the first part of this series. May Allah grant me the abilit and capability d to complete the series. Aameen. I plea to the readers n o t t o f o r g e t t h i s l o w l y w r i t e r i n t h e i r duaas. NOTE: References have not been ~ i l ~ because the en authors name carries sufficient w e ~ g h t . Mahfoozul Hasan Sambali 15 Rabeerrth Tllnani 1398 A.H. - 25 Mlirch I978FOREWARD
  9. 9. Admonition For Neglectful 18 Admonition For Neglectful 19The original book is in Arabic called "Tambhi ul Gafileen" ADMONITION FOR THE NEGLECTFULby Faqih Abu Lais Samarqandi (A.R) A high rankingFaqih(expert o n Islaamic Law) and an exemplary par OSTENTATION IS A MINOR FORM O Fexcellence Sufi. POLYTHEISM.The Urdu translation was done by Moulana Mahfoozul Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) has mentioned,Hassan S a m b a l i e n t i t l e d "Rawazud Saaliheen". I greatly fear minor polytheism for you." When the Sahabahh (R.A) asked what minor polytheism was,Numerous commentaries are written on the pearls of Rasulullaah (sailAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) replied,wisdom of Faqih Abu Lais (A .R) "Ostentation."We have presented a translation for every Muslim who On the Day of Judgement, those who were ostentatiousis interested in strengthening ones Imaan, and improving will be told, "Go t o those for whom you had carriedones character, personality and behaviour, beautiful out your actions in the world. Collect the rewards forguidelines h a v e been provided i n t h i s wonderful your actions from t h e m i f they are able t o give you anything!"masterpiece.Many Sufi scholars use i t for their mureeds(disciples) THE SIMILITUDE OF OSTENTATION.spiritual upbringing.Because i t is so well divided and subdivided, extracts A wise man once coined the similitude of a person whocan be easily used as article fillers, page and cover performs actions t o show others as that person whofillers. fills his purse with stones instead of money. These will not help him a t all. I t will only make the purse seerri heavy t o others, who will think that he is wealthy. I nMoreover, a book "Thought of the Day" can be gleaned a similar manner, the ostentatious person will appearfrom this book. t o be pious to others, but he will receive no reward for his actions from Allaah.Furthermore, extracts can be taken by academic lecturesand substantiated by Quraan, Sunnat, statements andactions of Sahabah (R. A) t o constitute valuable bayaans SEVEN THINGS ARE WORTHLESS WITHOUT(lectures). SEVEN THINGS.We pray that Allaah Taala accepts our efforts to translate A saint once said that a persons actions are worthlessinto the English language reliable, authentic, valuable if he does seven things without doing another seven.m a t e r i a l o f t h e Ahlus S u n n a t Wal J a m a a t . These are: 1. He claims t o fear Allaah, yet he does not abstain from sin. This claim is thus futile.
  10. 10. Admonition For Neglectful 21Admonition For Neglectful 20 WHO ARE THE SINCERE ONES?2. He aspires for reward from Allaah, yet he does not perform any good a c t ~ o n s .(Although Allaah can reward a person w ~ t h o u t good actions, b u t Allaah requires that h e does good). A person once asked a saint, "Who is a sincere person.?"3. He d e s , i e ; t o d o good act~ons,b u t h e does n o t He replied, "The sincere person is the one who conceals resolve to do so. his good actions just as he conceals his evil actions." When i t was asked what the pinnacle of sincerity was,4. Hc prays for- something, yet does n o t make a n he replied, "When you detest to be praised by people." effart to acquire it. Only those who make an attempt will receive the guidance to attain their objective. Allaah says, "We will certainly show the ways to those who strive for Us."5. He seeks forgiveness ( w i t h the tongue) without RECOGNIZING THE CHOSEN SERVANTS OF being remorseful (within the heart). ALLAAH: - FOUR TRAITS.6. Without internal reformation, superficial actions are worthless.7. Actions are wasted without sincerity (irrespective of the quantity). Hadhrat Zun Noon Misri (A.R) was once asked how t o recognize Allaahs chosen and special servants. He replied by saying that there were four traits by whichA DOUBLE REWARD FOR AN ACTION COMING they could be recognized. These are: TO THE FORE 1. He forsakes ease and comfort. 2. He spends from the little that is in his possession. 3. He is content with his lowly status.A Sahabi (R.A) once asked Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu- 4. Praise a n d i n s u l t a r e t h e same t o h i m .alaihi-wasallam) whether he would be rewarded for anaction that he performed secretly, but people had learntabout it and he felt pleased about this. Rasulullaah FOUR SIGNS OF OSTENTATION.(sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) replied t h a t he wouldreceive double the reward therefore, one reward forperforming the actions secretly and the other for i tbecoming apparent. 1. Being negligent of good actions when in seclusion. 2. Performing good actions with eagerness when inExplanation: Performing a actions secretly denotes the publics eye.sincerity, for which a person will be rewarded. When 3. Excelling in the performance o f those actions thatthe actions becomes apparent, others are encouraged attract praise.t o emulate the same. The person is then rewarded for 4. Reducing the performance of those actions thatencouraging others. people frown at. [From the lips o f Hadhrat Ali (R. A11Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) has said,"Whoever initiated a good practice i n Islaam, willreceive t h e reward of whoever practises t h e same THE FORT FOR ACTIONS.thereafter." [Muslim]However, i t will be contrary t o the requirement of There are three things that serve a fort for actions.sincerity that a person carries out an act secretly, b u t They are:desires that i t becomes known.
  11. 11. Admonition For Neglectful 22 Admonition For Neglectful 231. The realization t h a t t h e inspiration t o do a good 2. Offer the world t o your heart. I f it refuses the world action is f r o m Allaah ( t h i s prevents pride a n d then you are pious, otherwise not. boastfulness). 3. Offer death t o yourself. I f you are pleased with it,2. To d o e v e r y a c t i o n f o r Allaahs p l e a s u r e . then you are pious, otherwise not.3. To seek recompense for every action from Allaah only. I f a person has these three qualities, he should thank Allaah and display humility. He should then never allow LEARN SINCERITY FROM A SHEPHERD. ostentation t o infect his actions, for this will pour water over all that he does."A saint once advised t h a t sincerity should be learnt THREE IMPORTANT FACTORS.from a shepherd. When someone asked how this waspossible, he replied, "When the shepherd performs hissalaah while tending t o his goats, the thought nevercrosses his mind that the goats will praise him. I n this Certain saints always included the following three factorsmanner, a person should carry out his acts of worship, when writing a letter.being undeterred by the praises and insults of people." 1. Allaah will amend the worldly matters of the person who works for the Hereafter. 2. Allaah will amend the relationship between people and the person who cares t o rectify his relationshipFOUR CONDITIONS FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF w i t h A l l a a h ( i . e . h e i s s i n c e r e t o Allaah). ACTIONS. 3. Allaah will correct the external aspects of the person who corrects his internal self. [From Hadhrat Auf1. Knowledge. (Only that action performed with proper bin Abdullaah (R.A)] knowledge thereof will be accepted).2. Intention. (Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) said that the basis of all actions are their intentions). THREE FACTORS CAUSE DESTRUCTION.3. Patience. (Actions should be performed calmly and all adversities encountered while performing a action should be borne patiently). Allaah causes a person t o be involved in three things4. Sincerity. w h e n He i n t e n d s t o d e s t r o y h i m . T h e s e a r e :HOW TO RECOGNIZE PIETY :-THREE FACTORS. 1. Allaah grants him knowledge without the inspiration t o practise thereupon. 2. Allaah allows h i m the company o f the righteous,Someone once t o l d Hadhrat Shafeeq bin I b r a h e e m without t h e recognition of their status and(R.A), "People call m e a pious person. How can piety appreciation of them.be recognized?" The reply was, "It can be recognized 3. Allaah allows him to do good actions without sincerity.by three factors. These are: These are all a result of incorrect intentions. I f a person 1. Explain your inner condition t o the pious people. I f acts with the correct intention, he will be practical on they are satisfied, then you are pious, otherwise his knowledge, will appreciate t h e company o f t h e not. righteous and will perform all actions with sincerity.
  12. 12. Admonition For Neglectful 24 Admonition For Neglectful 25 THE FOUR NAMES OF A BOASTFUL PERSON. Someone asked Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) A person doubted his sincerity after constructing anabout which acts will secure salvation in the Hereafter. inn for travellers. Someone told him in a dream t h a tThe reply was, "Do n o t deceive Allaah." When t h e even i f his action was insincere, t h e duas o f t h e meaning of this was asked, Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu- travellers who will benefit from this noble action willalaihi-wasallam) said, "Act on Allaahs orders solely for surely be sincere and accepted i n your favour. He Him, not for anyone besides Him. Performing a action became extremely pleased and satisfied w i t h thisfor anyone besides Allaah will be deceiving Him. Guard statement.against ostentation because this is shirk. The ostentatiousperson will b e called b y four names o n t h e Day o f THE PANGS OF DEATH ARE A WORD OFJudgement (viz.) Oh Kaafir! Oh Faajir! (Oh sinner!), CAUTION.Oh Ghaadir! (Oh deceiver!) and Oh Khaasir!" (Ohloser!) (Then they will be told,) Your actions are wasted H a d h r a t Hasan (R.A) n a r r a t e s t h a t Rasulullaahand your rewards spent.There is no share for you here (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) said, "The pangs of deathand the deceiver should collect his reward f r o m t h e are equivalent t o being struck b y three hundred swords." He also mentioned t h a t the pangs o f deathone for whom he acted." serve as an advice t o m y ummah.The Sahabi (R.A) who narrated this hadith swore b yAllaah t h a t h e heard t h i s hadith f r o m Rasulullaah APPRECIATING FIVE THINGS BEFORE FIVE.(sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam). Hadhrat Maymoon bin Mahraan (R.A) reports f r o mSomeone has said t h e following fine words, Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) that five things"Safeguarding a action is more difficult than performing should be appreciated before five things. (1) Youthit." before old age. (2) Health before illness. (3) Leisure time before becoming busy. (4) Wealth before poverty. (5) Life before death. THE SIMILITUDE OF GOOD ACTIONS. ?j When old age arrives, i t is difficult to even imagine performing those acts of worship performed in ones youth. I n old age i t is also extremely difficult t o alter those bad habits and lethargy that one mayHadhrat Abu Bakr Waasiti (R.A) has mentioned t h a t a have adopted during ones youth.good action is like fine glass. Just a little heedlessness ?j The value of good health is only truly understoodwill cause i t t o shatter, whereafter it will be irreparable. when one becomes ill. Therefore, i t will definitelyI n t h e same way, good actions are shattered b y be tragic to waste ones time when enjoying goodostentation and boastfulness, thus i t will not accrue health.any reward. tJ The nights are hours of leisure. I f these are notutilized f o r d h i k r a n d ibaadah, o n e will notpossibly be able to compensate for them duringthe busy hoursNote: When a person senses any show and ostentation of the day. This applies especiallyto the long winterin a action, he should t r y his level best to eradicate it. nights. Also, when one lives affluently, he has moreI f it cannot be eradicated, he should not abandon t h e time at leisure and may misuse it in futility. Therefore,action, b u t seek forgiveness from Allaah. Allaah m a y it is better to use ones time well so that one is notgrant h i m t h e ability t o be sincere in t h e following forced t o change,laziness is cause o f adversity.action.
  13. 13. Admonition For Neglectful 26 Admonition For Neglectful 27 WINTER IS A BLESSING FOR THE MUMIN. sinew of his. Then a strong person pulls the tree o u t with such force that it emerges, ripping the flesh as i tRasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) has said, is drawn out. This is t h e example o f t h e throngs of"Winter is a blessing for t h e Mumin. The nights are death."long, thereby enabling longer hours of worship. Thedays are short, thereby resulting i n shorter fasts." THREE THINGS SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN.He has also said, "The night is long, so do not shortenit with sleep. The day is bright, so do not darken it withyour sins." A saint once said that an intelligent person must never forget three things. These are:-A person should be content and happy with whatever (1)The perishable nature of this world,Allaah gives. I f a person attains contentment and (2) death andsatisfaction, then he should consider these as blessings (3) those adversities from which man cannot be secure.and be thankful t o Allaah. He should not aspire for thewealth that has been given t o others. ONLY F O U R PERSONS APPRECIATE F O U RAll actions can be performed before death, therefore THINGS.life should be regarded as a blessing and exploited t ot h e full. Someone has mentioned golden words i nPersian when he said, " I f childhood is spent in play, 1. Only a n old m a n appreciates the value o f youth.old age i n laziness, and youth in mischief, when will 2. Only a person afflicted with a calamity can trulyone worship Allaah?" appreciate being free of troubles. 3. Only the sick appreciate health. 4. Only the dead appreciate life.THE GRAVE IS EITHER A GARDEN OF JANNAH OR A PIT OF JAHANNAM. THE REALITY OF DEATH.Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) has mentionedt h a t the grave can either be a garden of Jannah (for Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr bin Al Aas (R.A) says t h a tthe true Mumin) o r a pit of Jahannam (for the sinner his father [Hadhrat Amr bin Al Aas (R.A)] used t o oftenand kaafir). Therefore, remember death often, which say, "I m surprised a t t h e person upon whom t h e awill destroy the carnal passions." signs of death have appeared, yet he does not describe the reality thereof, even though his senses are still with him and his tongue can still talk." THE SIMILITUDE OF DEATH. When death began t o approach him and he was still conscious and able t o speak, the son asked, "Oh Father!Hadhrat Umar (R.A) once asked Hadhrat Kab (R.A) t o You used t o express surprise a t those who do n o tdescribe death. He said, "The similitude of death is like describe the reality of death. Tell us about death." Hea thorny tree t h a t is entered into the stomach of a replied, "Oh m y son! It is not possible t o describe theperson. The thorns then penetrate each and every vein condition of death, b u t Iwill try. By Allaah! I t seemsand as i f a m o u n t a i n has been placed b e t w e e n m v
  14. 14. Admonition For Neglectful 28 Admonition For Neglectful 29 shoulders, as if m y soul is emerging from the eye ofa needle and as if m y stomach is filled with thorns. Oh 3.Standing before Allaah for reckoning, when Ihave m y son! It seems as i f the earth and the skies have no idea whether Iwill be sent t o Jannah o r t ojoined and Ia m being crushed between the two." Jahannam. WHEN ACTIONS CONTRADICT WORDS :-4 DEATH DOES NOT ALLOW FATNESS. THINGS Hadhrat Shaqeeq bin Ibraheem (R.A) said, "People say Rasulullaah (s%llAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) has mentioned,four things with their tongues, but their actions contradict "If the animals knew what you know of death, you willthem. never be blessed with the opportunity of eating hearty(1) Every person claims t h a t he is Allaahs slave, yet flesh."they act as if they are the slaves of none and t h a tnone is their master.(2) People say that Allaah is the Sustainer, yet their THE CONSEQUENCE OF REMEMBERING DEATHhearts are not content without the wealth of the world.(3) People claim that the Aakhirat (Hereafter) is better AND OF NOT REMEMBERING DEATH :-3than this world, yet they spend day and night BOUNTIES / 3 PUNISHMENTS.accumulating the things of this world and do not evendistinguish between halaal and haraam.(4) They claim t h a t death is certain, yet they act likepeople who will never die." Hadhrat Haamid (R.A) says t h a t t h e person who abundantly remembers death will be honoured with THREE THINGS ARE ASTONISHING. three bounties.Hadhrat Abu Dharr (R.A) said "There are three things (1) He will quickly receive t h e inspiration t o repent.that astonish m e so much that they make m e laugh, (2) He will be content w i t h whatever h e receives.while another three things are so distressing that they (3) He will be resolute in his worshio.make m e cry. The three things that cause m e t o laugh i n surprise are: On the other hand, the person who does forget death will suffer three punishments.1. The person who aspires after the world when death is on his heels. (1) He w i l l n o t b e i n s p i r e d t o r e p e n t q u i c k l y .2. The negligent person, when Qiyamah is before him. ( 2 ) He will n o t b e c o n t e n t w i t h w h a t h e has. (He believes in Qiyamah, yet does not prepare for (3) He will be lazy to worship. death).3. The person who laughs audaciously, yet he does not know whether Allaah is pleased with h i m o r THE TASTE OF DEATH IS EXTREMELY BITTER. not. Someone once asked Hadhrat Isa (A.S) to raise a dead The three things that are so distressing are: person for him. I n compliance t o the request, Allaah 1.Se~aration from m v friends viz. Rasulullaah allowed him to raise the son of Hadhrat Nooh (A.S) by (sall~llaahu-alaihi-wasallam) and the Sahabahh the name of Saam. When he got up from his grave, (R.A). his hair and beard were white. Hadhrat Isa (A.S) 2. Death. (1 do not know whether Iwill die with enquired from him as t o how his hair turned white, Imaan o r not). because there was no old age in their time.
  15. 15. Admonition For Neglectful 30 Admonition For Neglectful 31He replied, "When I heard the call, Ithought t h a t 1. He becomes one who is content and delays in theQiyamah had arrived. This fear caused me t o turn matters of the world.white." When he was asked as t o when he had died, 2. He becomes a person who is anxious of the Hereafterhe replied, "Four thousand years ago, but the taste of and hastens i n m a t t e r s p e r t a i n i n g t h e r e t o .death has still not left me." 3. He applies his thoughts for the Deen with knowledge and effort. 4. He is caring and cordial towards the creation. FOUR IMPORTANT FACTORS. THE BEST PERSON :- TRAITS. 5A person once told Hadhrat Ibraheem bin Adham (R.A)that they would be benefitted by the talks of Deen ifhe were to have a gathering with them. He said that It has been said that the best person is he who possessesfour worries plagued his mind and he would only be five traits.able t o sit with them if he could free himself fromthese. When he was asked what these four things 1. He worships Allaah.were, he mentioned the following: 2. He is of use to the creation. 3. People are safe from his evils.1. "My first concern is what Allaah said on the day 4. He is not aspirant of peoples wealth. that He took the pledge from people. Allaah said 5. He is always prepared for death. that certain p ~ o p l e were destined for Jannah, while others were destined for Jahannam. Ido not know which of the two groups I belong to. THREE NOBLE QUALITIES.2. When a child is in the womb of the mother, an angel asks Allaah whether he should record the child as fortunate or as an unfortunate one. Ido Hadhrat Abu Darda (R.A) has mentioned that he loves not know how was I recorded. the following three things:-3. When the angel of death claims a soul, he asks Allaah whether the soul should be kept with the 1. D e s t i t u t i o n - so t h a t he could be h u m b l e . Mum~neen with the kuffar. Ido not know what or 2. Illness- so t h a t his sics youi id be forgiven. reply will issue f o r t h with regard t o myself. 3. Death- so that he could meet Allaah.4. Allaah will announce on the Day of Judgement, "Be separated, Oh you criminals." I do not know t o which party I will belong." THE BEST AND MOST INTELLIGENT PERSON. When someone asked Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-THE FOUR SIGNS OF A PERSON WHO A WAKENS wasallam) who the best person was, he replied, "The FROM HIS NEGLIGENCE. one who has the best character." When it was asked as t o who the most intelligent person was, the reply was, "The person who remembers death the most andThere are four signs that disclose the person who has prepares for it."shattered the inhibiting veils of negligence. These are:
  16. 16. Admonition For Neglectful 32 Admonition For Neglectful 33 FIVE TYPES OF GLAD TIDINGS. The grave of a kaafir. The grave of the kaafir will be so much narrowed that his ribs will penetrate each other. A snake, the thickness of a camels neck willAllaah says, "As for those who say, Our Rabb is continue to eat at his flesh and a deaf and dumb angelAllaah! then they are steadfast, We shall send will continue to beat him with a hammer. The Fire ofangels to them saying, Do not fear and do not Jahannam will be shown t o him each day and night.grieve. Accept the glad tidings of the Jannah thatyou have been promised." [ S u r a h M u m i n ] EIGHT THINGS THAT WILL SAVE ONE FROM THE THESE GLAD TIDINGS ARE O F FIVE TYPES, PUNISHMENT OF THE GRAVE. VIZ. Faqih Abul Laith Samarqandi (R.A) mentioned t h a t1. For the average Mumin, it will mean that they will carrying out four things and abstaining from another not fear suffering eternal punishment. Although four things will protect one from punishment in the they may have t o suffer for a while, they will be g r a v e . The f o u r t h i n g s t o p r a c t i c e o n a r e : - removed and the Ambiyaa (A.S) will intercede on (1) Punctuality with salaah, their behalf. (2) abundant charity,2. For the sincere ones, it will mean that they will not (3) recitation of the Quraan, have to fear that their actions will be rejected. They (4) abundance of dhikr. will not have to grieve over the loss of rewards, for these will be g r a n t e d double-fold t o t h e m .3. For those who repented, i t will mean that they do The four that have to be avoided are: not have to fear for their sins. ~ h e s e be forgiven will and they will not have to fear whether their sins (1) Lying, (2) misappropriation of trust, will be forgiven after Taubah.4. For the asceticism, i t will mean that they will not (3) carrying tales, have to fear accountability and will reqeive the glad (4) droppings of urine (from contaminating the body tidings of entering Jannah witholdt reckoning. and clothes).5, For the religious scholars who propagated good and practiced on their knowledge, it will mean that they Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) has mentioned will not have t o fear the torment and terror of that punishment in the grave is usually due to droppings Qiyamah. They will not have to grieve over the loss of urine. of rewards. They and their followers will be given ALLAAH DETESTS FOUR THINGS IN the tidings of entering Jannah.The grave of the Mumin. The grave of a Mumin PARTICULAR.will be expanded by seventy spans and a beddingof velvet will be laid for him therein. The grave 1. Playing in salaah.will be fragrant and illuminated with the light of 2. Futile speech while the Quraan is being recited.Imaan and the Quraan. He will then be made to 3. Cohabitation while fasting.sleep like a bride, to be awoken by her beloved. 4. Laughing in the graveyard.
  17. 17. Admonition For Neglectful 34 Admonition For Neglectful 35 A GOLDEN SAYING. AN ALARMING INCIDENI:Standing by the side of a graveyard, the great illuminary, Hadhrat Amr bin Dinaar (R.A) reports that a man whoHadhrat Muhammad bin Sammaak (R.A) said, "The lived in Madinah had a sister in the same district. Hesilence and equality of the graves should not deceive buried her after her death, but realized afterwards thatyou. There are many distressed and alarmed people he had dropped his wallet in the grave. He took someone with him to the graveyard and they found the gravetherein, and there is a great difference between all which they dug.these graves. The intelligent person is he who preparedfor the grave before entering it." After finding the wallet, he told the person to dig deeper so that they could see the condition of his sister. As he A STARTLING INCIDENT peeped therein he saw flames leaping from within. Startled, he had the grave filled and went to see his mother. At first his mother refused t o d~sclosetheSome people told Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Abbaas (R.A) condition of her daughter, but when the man insisted,that they dug a grave t o bury a companion of theirs. she told h i m t h a t his sister used t o delay in theThey found a black snake therein. When they dug the performance of her salaah and perform i t after itssecond and third graves, they saw the same snake time. She also said that the girl never performed hertherein. They asked h i m w h a t t h e y were t o do. wudhu properly and would eavesdrop on people at night so as t o relate their conversations t o others.He advised them t o bury him in any of these graves.He told them that the snake was a consequence of oneof his actions and that they would find it present even THE SCREAMS OF THE DEAD.if they dug every grave in the world. After burying him,they met his wife, who told them that he used t o sell Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallarn) mentionedgrains and that daily he would take out some for eating, thaf everything besides man can hear the screams ofreplacing these with stones or sticks. the dead. I f man heard it, he would fall unconscious. The pious deceased tells the people to hasten with his THE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE EARTH:- 5 bier for, if they saw where he was heading, they would hurry thereto themselves. The evil soul pleads with the CALLS. people not to hurry for, if they saw where he was going, they would never take him there.Daily t h e e a r t h makes five announcements: After burial, two dark, blue-eyed angels appear before the deceased. Salaah prevents them from approaching 1. Oh Man! You walk on m y back and will be within near the head side saying, "Do not approach from this my belly one day. direction because he used to engage in salaah during 2. Oh Man! You eat various things on m y back and the night for fear of the grave. Obedience to parents will be eaten by worms and insects i n by belly. will shield him from the side of his feet, charity from 3. Oh Man! You laugh while on m y back. Soon you will the right side, and fasting from the left. be crying within m y belly. 4. Oh Man! You are happy on m y back. Soon you will This world is but for a few days, whereafter the be grieved when you enter m y belly. everlasting journey to the Hereafter commences. There 5. Oh Man! You perpetrate sins on m y back and soon a person will not be able t o recite SubhaanAllaah or will be punished in m y belly. Alhamdulillah even once. The life in this world is the
  18. 18. Admonition For Neglectful 37Admonition For Neglectful 36 perspire so much that the perspiration of some of themonly capital that a person has t o invest for the Hereafter. will reach till their mouths.I f the capital is exhausted, a person cannot do any The people will t h e n g o t o all t h e Ambiyaa ( A S ) ,business. Time passes by constantly. When he decides pleading with t h e m t o beseech Allaah t o commencet o act i t might be too late. the reckoning. However, all wiil refuse except RasulullaahThe angel Hadhrat Israfeel (A.S) is presently (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam). After his intercession onwaiting with the trumpet in his mouth- waitingfor Allaahrs command to blow it. Once he blows t h e i r behalf, A l l a a h w i l l b e g i n t h e r e c k o n i n g .the trumpet, all of creation will be overcome with All the angels will stand in rows and it will be announced,a strange anxiety. When he blows it for the second "Everyones actions have been recorded in their books.time, the universe will be annihilated, except for Those whose actions were good should thank Allaaha few angels. Thereafter Allaah will ask the angel and those whose actions were evil have only themselvesof death, "Who is still alive?" He will submit, t o blame. All creation besides m a n and jinn wili have"Jibraeel, Mikaeel, Israfeel, the angels who carry their revenge f r o m each other, whereafter they willthe Arsh and myself." perish forever." No monetary recompense will work there. A wrongdoerAllaah will then command h i m t o extract the souls o f will have t o repay the claimant with his good actions.all these angels. When he will do so, Allaah will again When their good actions have expired, they will beask h i m who else still lives. He will reply, "Besides laden with the evil actions o f the people who claimYourself, it is only me." Allaah will tell him, "All m u s t from them. I n this manner many people who initiallyperish besides Myself so you also die." Consequently, had m a n y good a c t ~ o n swill e r 3 u p bankrupt. Thethe angel of death will extract his own soul between oppressor will then be doomed for Jahannam, whileJannah and Jahannam. He shall give such an agonizing the oppressed person will enter Jannah.cry a t that time that if any of the creation existed then, The day will be so severe that even the Ambiyaa (A.S),they would all die on account of this cry. the high ranking angels and the martyrs will doubt their predicament. Questions will be asked about onesHe will then say, "If Irealized the pain of death I would life, youth, knowledge and wealth. I n search of a singlehave been even more gentle when extracting the souls action, people will approach their children, parents andof the Mumineen." loved ones, b u t will r e t u r n e m p t y handed. Hadhrat Anas (R.A) reports t h a t once Hadhrat JibreeiOnly Allaah shall live on. He will announce, "Where are (A.S) came to Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam)t h e kings? Where are t h e ? Where have t h e Rrincestyrants gone? Where are t eir children? Where are in such a state that he was overcome with fear and his face had become pale. Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-those who ate f r o m My provisions? To whom does wasallam) had never seen him in this condition before.sovereignty belon today? I t all belongs to Allaah, When Rasulullaah (saliAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) enquiredThe One, The Migi(ty." about the reason for this condition, Hadhrat JibreelThereafter Allaah will cause a resuscitating rain t o fall (A.S) replied t h a t he had seen such a scene f r g mfrom the skies, causing people t o surface f r o m their raves like sprouting plants. Thereafter Hadhrat Israfeel Jahannam. On such a day when no person (who had9 A.S) will b e raised, followed b y Hadhrat Jibreel andMikaaeel (A.S). Then Hadhrat Israfeel (A.S) will blow seen t h e same) would r e s t u n t i l h e was assured protection therefrom.the trumpet for t h e third t i m e a n d all o f creation will Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) then askedb e brou h t back t o life. The first t o b e raised will b e him t o describe what he saw. He said, "When Allaah 9 Rasulu laah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam). Everyone will be naked and wiil b e gathered on a grand created Jahannam, he stoked the fire for a thousand years u n t ~it was red. Thereafter He stoked i t for l plain. Allaah will not t u r n His attention t o t h e peo l e another thousand years until it became white. He thent o pass judgement, and they will weep so much t a t P , kindled it for another thousand years until i t becametheir tears will deplete and be replaced b y blood. People as black and dark as i t is presently.will
  19. 19. Admonition For Neglectful 38 Admonition For Neglectful 39The flames and coals of Jahannam never remain silent. will occupy the seventh level?" Feeling ashamed, HadhratBy Aliaahl I f even t h e e x t e n t o f a needles eye o f Jibreel (A.S) said, "This level will be occupied by thoseJahannam was released to this world, the entire universe members of your ummah who commit major sins andwould burn t o cinders." die without repenting." Unable t o bear this Rasulullaah" I f the clothing of a person from Jahannam was t o be (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) fell down unconscious.suspended between the earth and the sky, the stench Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) then took the head of Rasulullaahand heat e m i t t i n g t h e r e f r o m would kill t h e e n t i r e (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) upon his lap. Whenuniverse. I f a single chain from the Salaasil mentioned Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) recovered hein the Quraan is placed upon a mountain, it would melt asked Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) whether any members ofand sink below the surface. I f a person in the east was his ummah will really enter Jahannam. Hadhrat Jibreelafflicted with the punishment of Jahannam, the people (A.S) replied, "Yes. Those who commit major sins andi n t h e w e s t would b e scorched w i t h t h e h e a t . " die without repenting." Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-"The heat of Jahannam is extremely intense and i t is wasallam) then burst out in tears and Hadhrat Jibreelexceptionally deep. The jewellery o f t h e person i n (A.S) also did the same.Jahannam will be iron, his drink will be boiling pussand his clothing will be fire. Jahannam has seven doors. After this Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) onlyEvery man and woman entering each door has been left the house for salaah and did not mix with anyone.specified." He would begin and terminate the salaah in tears. OnRasulullaah (sallAllaahu-ala~hi-wasallam)asked h i m t h e t h i r d day Hadhrat Abu Bakr (R.A) came t o t h ewhether the doors were like those of earthly homes. house of Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) andHe replied, "No. They are more vast on t h e t o p and requested permission t o enter. When he received nobeneath. Their width is a distance of seventy years and reply he returned in tears.each door 1 seventy times hotter than the next. The senemies of Allaah will be dragged t o the doors and will The same happened t o Hadhrat Umar (R.A). Thereafterbe received with yokes and chains. When a chain is Hadhrat Salmaan Farsi (R.A) also requested permissionput in their mouths i t will emerge from their posteriors. t o enter and he was extremely perturbed when he didTheir hands will also be handcuffed." n o t receive a reply. I n his anxiety he stood awhile, then sat, then returned t o his home, only t o go back"With each human in Jahannam there will be a shaytaan. to the house of Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam).The angels will t h e n drag t h e m on their faces i n t o He then went t o the house of Hadhrat Faatima (R.A).Jahannam, beating them with iron hammers. Whenever When he related the incident t o her, she immediatelythey will t r y t o escape f r o m Jahannam t h e y will be adorned her shawl and proceeded t o the house o f herbeaten back." father CsallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam).Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) enquired from Arriving a t the door she greeted with salaam and saidHadhrat Jibreel (A.S) as t o who will b e i n all these t h a t she was Faatima. At t h a t t i m e Rasulullaahvarious doors. Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) replied, "The lowest (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) was prostrating anddoor (level) will be for the munafiqeen, the people o f weeping for his ummah. He then raised his head andt h e Maaidah and the people o f Firoun. This level is exclaimed, "The coolness of m y eyes Faatima! What iscalled Haawiya. On the next level, called Jaheem, the matter?" He then asked his wife t o allow Hadhratwill be the Mushrikeen, while the Sabaians will occupy Faatima (R.A) in. When she noticed how pale her fathert h e third level, which is called Saqar. Iblees and his had become and t h a t exuberance from his face wascomrades will be in the fourth level called Lazaa, and missing, she began t o weep m o s t bitterly.the fifth level, known as Hutama is reserved for the When she asked him the reason for this condition ofJews. The Christians will then be o n t h e sixth level his, Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) replied,called Saeer." "Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) has informed m e about theThereafter Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) remained silent, conditions in Jahannam and told me that the uppermostwhereupon Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) level will be occupied b y those people of m y ummahasked, "Why have you remained silent? Who who commit major
  20. 20. Admonition For Neglectful 40 Admonition For Neglectful 41sins and die without repenting. This has caused m e As they are thrown therein, they will all cry o u t in onethe grief that you see." voice saying, "Laa ilaaha IIIAllaah." Upon hearing this,She enquired f r o m Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi- the fire will withdraw f r o m t h e m . When Maalik willwasallam) about the condition in which these eople enquire about this, the fire will submit, How could I Pwill be entered into Jahannam. Rasulullaah (sallA laahu-alaihi-wasallam) replied, "The an els will drag t h e m seize t h e m when their tongues h y m n the kalimah of Tauheed?" When this will recur several times Maalik 9into Jahannam, b u t their faces wi I n o t be darkened,their eyes will n o t be blue, their mouths will n o t be will say t h a t they can only be burned when Allaah commands.sealed, there will be no shaytaan with them and they The fire will reach till the feet of some of them, till thewill n o t be shackled i n chains and yokes." knees of others, till the waists of others and u p to theShe then asked how will they be dragged into Jahannam. throats of some. When the fire will approach their faces,Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) replied b y Maalik will instruct the fire not t o burn their faces andsaying t h a t t h e men will be dragged by their beards their hearts because they prostrated i n salaah andand the women b y their hair. These people, male and observed fasts during Ramadhaan. These people willfemale, young and old, will scream and cry because of suffer for their sins and remain in Jahannam till Allaahthe disgrace that they suffer. When they will be brought desires that they should emerge therefrom. They willt o Jahannam, t h e doorkeeper (Maalik) will enquire, constantly call out, Ya Hannaan! Ya Mannaan! Ya"Who are these people? They are unique because their Arhamar Raahimeen!"faces are not darkened, their eyes are not blue, theirmouths are n o t sealed, there are no shayateen with Eventually a day will come when Allaah will instructthem, and they are not shackled in yokes and chains." Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) to find out about the ummah of Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam). He will hastenThe angels will reply t h a t they have no knowledge t o Jahannam and will find Maalik on a pulpit in t h eabout the identities of these people and that they were centre of Jahannam. Maalik will rise t o receive him andmerely commanded t o present t h e m t o him. He will will enquire about the reason for his visit. Hadhratthen address them saying, Oh you wretched ones! You Jibreel (A.S) will reply t h a t he had arrived t o find o u ttell me who you are." [According t o another narration, about the ummah of Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-they will shout, "Oh Muhammad (sallAllaahu-alaihi- wasallam).wasallam)! Oh Muhammad (sallAllaahu-alaihi- Maalik will reply that they are in a miserable conditionwasallam)!" as they will be dragged. However-, they and in a very confined place. He will add t h a t the firewill f o r g e t t h i s when t h e y see t h e doorkeeper o f had burnt all of their bodies except their faces andJahannam]. hearts. These two will still glow with the light of Imaan. Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) will request t o see them. WhenWhen he asks them, they will reply, We are those t o they see Hadhrat libreel (A.S), they will realize t h a twhom the Quraan was revealed and upon whom the he is not one of the angels of punishment. They willfasts on Ramadhaan were made compulsory. He will not have seen such a beautiful countenance before.say, But t h e Quraan was revealed t o Muhammad They will be told that this is Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S), who(sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam . Upon hearing this they bwill exclaim, We are f r o m t e u m m a h of Rasulullaah(sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam). Maalik will tell them, brought revelation to Hadhrat Muhammad (sallAllaahu- alaihi-wasallam), Upon hearing his name, thcy will call out, Oh Jibreel! Convey our salaams t o o u r leaderDid t h e Quraan n o t w a r n you against disobeying Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) and tell himAllaah?" that our sins have separated us from him and destroyed us.w h e n they see the fire f r o m the door, they will plead When Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) will return t o Allaah andwith him to allow them t o weep over themselves. They relate the incident t o Him, Allaah will ask h i m whatwill the weep till their tears d r y u p and is replaced b y these people requested him to do. He will say that theytears of blood. As they weep, he will tell them, If only requested that their salaams be conveyed to Rasulullaahthis weeping had taken place in t h e world, then you (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) and that he be informedwould not have been weeping here. They will then be of their condition. Allaah will command h i m t o fulfillcast into Jahannam by his command. the request.
  21. 21. Admonition For Nenlectful 42 Admonition For Nenlectful 43 - - He will hasten t o Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi- It will be then tt, t death shall be presented as a sheep wasallam), who will be relaxing in a palace made of and slaughtered before the people of Jannah and the earl. It shall have four thousand entrances, each one people of Jahannam. They will then be told, "Now none a Eaving two doors o f gold. After greetin with salaam, Hadhrat Jibreel (A.S) will tell Rasulullaa (sallAllaahu- alaihi-wasallam) t h a t he had just returned f r o m the shall ever die. Each person will remain forever where he is." [May Allaah save us all from Jahannam. Aameen.] sinners o f h i s u m m a h . He will t e l l Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) t h a t these people had The reality of Jannah: Hadhrat Abu Huraira (R.A) conve ed their salaams to him and wished t o inform narrates that the Sahabahh (R.A) once asked 7 him o their miserable pli ht. Hearing this, Rasulullaah qsallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) what Jannah was made of. He replied, "From water." will immediately fall i n prostration beneath Allaahs Thereupon they asked, "We wish to know about throne and praise Allaah with such words that he never the buildings of Jannah." Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu- knew before. Allaah will say, "Oh Muhammad! Raise alaihi-wasallam) said, "One brick is of gold, your head. Ask and you will be granted. I f you wish t o another of silver, and the mortar is musk. The intercede then do so. Your intercession will surely be sand is Saffron and the pebbles are pearls and accepted." rubies. Whoever will enter Jannah will not be Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) will submit, "Oh m y Rabb! Your decision has been passed w i t h deprived of any bounty, and will abide therein regard t o the sinful ones of m y ummah and they have forever. They will never die therein, their clothing been p u n i s h e d f o r t h e i r sins. Please accept m y will never wear out and their youth shall never intercession on their behalf." Allaah will declare, "The terminate."command has been issued and your intercession isaccepted. You go personally and remove from Jahannam Thereafter Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) erson w h o recited "Laa ilaaha IIIAllaah." continued to say, "The duas of three people are never P Rasulu laah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) will t h e napproach t h e doorkeeper o f Jahannam. Upon seeing rejected. They are: (1) A just ruler,him, M a a l i k w i l l r i s e i n reverence. Rasulullaah (2) the fasting person when he terminates his fast,(sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) will say, "Oh Maalik! How andare the sinners o f m y ummah?" Maalik will reply b y (3) the oppressed person. Their duas are lifted abovesaying that their condition is miserable inaction. When t h e clouds and Allaah responds b y saying, I shallthe door of Jahannam will be opened, the sinful Muslimsin Jahannam will cry out, "Oh Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu- definitely assist you even though it may be after somealaihi-wasallam)! The fire has b u r n t o u r skins and time."livers." THE TREES OF JANNAH.Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) will remove Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) said t h a t athem all from Jahannam and they will appear as black person of Jannah will walk beneath the shadow of aas charcoals. He will then bath t h e m i n t h e river ofRidhwaan, which is one of the rivers a t the entrance tree for a hundred years without emerging therefrom.of Jannah. After bein bathed, they will emerge as He said that there are such bounties in Jannah whichresplendent youths wit?I their faces shining like the full no eye has ever seen, no ear has ever heard of andmoon. On their foreheads will be emblazoned, "This is no h e a r t o r m i n d has e v e r yearned. T h e r e a f t e ra person f r o m Jahannam whom Allaah has Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) recited theemancipated." verse, "A soul does not know what has beenThey will then all be admitted into Jannah, whereu on concealed there to cool his eyes."the other inmates of Jahannam will wish that they adalso been Muslims so that they could be removed from ! Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) then addedJahannam. Allaah says i n the Quraan, "Many a time that a place in Jannah measuring the size of a whip isthe disbelievers wish that they were Muslims." better. than t ~ i i s world and everything contained therein.

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