|Quran is guidance
People say ‘lahaul’ and believe in Shaitan, but they harbour doubts about him who is ‘ghayab’, why is this so? Quran is for ‘hidayat’ (guidance), today it is ‘hadiya’. “Hidayat hadiya ho rahi hai”. People have made a business of selling guidance. Quran should be given free like ‘tabarruk’ (blessing), not sold for business. This shows a business-minded mentality. In the same way, you cannot dishonour the ‘tiranga’ (Indian flag). If you do, then you can go beyond the border. Similarly, if you dishonour ‘alam’, then you can go to ‘jahannum’. To all those maulvis and mullahs, who love their meat more than giving true guidance, I say, ‘apne pet ko janwaro ka kabrastan na banao’ (Don’t make your stomach a graveyard of animals).
First Imam of hell
The theme of the majlis as we know is ‘Jannat ke Imam aur jahannam ke Imam’. The ‘pesh imam’ of hell is Shaitan, who is also the first Imam of hell. The first Imam of heaven is Imam Ali. You have often heard people saying that they got influenced by Shaitan and did something wrong (‘Shaitan ne bahkaya’). They shift the blame for their wrong acts on Shaitan, so that they can hide from their shame. Shaitan can even creep close to us while we are offering namaz.
I selected the theme of discussion in this majlis through ‘istakhara’ (seeking the best from Allah) and it came ‘wajib’ (obligatory). In the name of Hussain one gets ‘tabarruk’ (blessings), while in the name of Allah you get ‘bheekh’ (alms)! How will a beggar understand the taste of ‘tabarruk’! The ‘laanat’ (curse) of Allah gets one thrown out of heaven, while ‘laanat’ of prophet does not allow one to go to heaven. The air of heaven comes out through ‘azakhane’, not out of mosques. By the way, one will never see Ibn-e-Muljim’ coming out of a ‘azakhana’. The first ‘pehchaan’ (identity) of ‘imam-e-jannat’ is ‘taharat’ (purity). If he is doing ‘wazu’ then it is not because he has to do it, or he is dependent on it (‘mohtaaj’), but because he wants others to learn from his act. Some people call us agents. Yes, we Shias are agents of maula’s servants. We are agents of those, who at Ghadeer conveyed their congratulations sincerely and not merely with words. What we want is that Ali’s ‘qaida’ (base, foundation) should spread, not Mullah Omar’s ‘qaida’. Ali’s ‘qaida’ says help even an enemy and do not take revenge.
If you want to propagate the truth of Quran, then you have to say Ali-Ali. Ali has so many qualities that Nusahris got involved in ‘khushfahmi’ and called him ‘khuda’ (Allah). Often many Muslims ask, till when we, Shias will keep talking about ‘fazail-e-ahlebait’ (qualities of prophet’s family). Tell them, this will continue till the time 17 ‘rakat’ namaz is offered daily and 30 rozas are kept every year. Some people say that we spend so much time and money on ‘azadari’ and why is this not spent on some constructive work (‘tamiri kaam’). To such people I say: ‘Why don’t you reduce the namaz rakats and use the time you save as a result in some constructive work!
“Imam-e-jannat hote hai qarrar aur imam-e-jahannam hote hai farrar”. After the name of ‘Imam-e-jannat’ one uses ‘alhais-salam’ because they are ‘salamat’ (safe). All those who want ‘rizq-e-halaal’ (livelihood allowed Islamically), they keep ‘dastarkhwan’ (dinner spread) of Imam Hasan. ‘Rizq’ (subsistence, livelihood) is of two types: ‘rizq-e-halal’ and ‘rizq-e-haraam’ (livelihood prohibited Islamically). Those who want heaven, they keep ‘dastarkhwan’. Also, there are those who learnt ‘sajda’ from the prophet, but I convey my salam to Abu Talib in whose lap Ali was brought up and who went on to be the ‘khuda’ of Nusahris. I ask everyone, ‘Forget ‘bagawat’ (revolt, disloyalty) with Ali and Hussain and you will find that terrorism will end. All countries will then take pride in associating themselves and coming close to Muslims. Once this happens, then people will look at mosques and madarsas with respect. Kaaba is being given a bad name today, masjid-e-nabvi is being insulted. I urge all Muslims, ‘Use your brain, don’t be emotional all the time. We are a group associated with ‘aqeeda’ (faith).
|Love prophet’s family
‘Imam-e-jannat’ are 12, while the number of ‘Imam-e-jahannam’ cannot be counted. Imams of hell are burning all the time. Understand that Hussain did not sacrifice his life to save ‘namaz’, but in the ‘sadka’ (charity) of Hussain, ‘namaz’ was saved. Nara-e-haidari is the cry of those who are ready to give their lives. It is not the cry of Taliban or Al Qaida or a terrorist. When love for ‘aale Mohammad’ (prophet’s family) is there, then the mark on the forehead (from namaz sajdas) is not a stain. If that love is not there, then such a mark becomes a ‘daag’ (stain). Also, after ‘matam’, the marks on the body are called ‘nishan-e-matam’, not ‘daag-e-matam’. Hussain has saved Islam, Kaaba and ‘jannat’.