Rujoo’ilallah- Returning to Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اَللّهُِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

When a child is born, it is weak, cannot fend for itself and is dependent on the nurturing of parents. It comes into this world without any knowledge and Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala develops the faculties of this child as it grows. Each day is a day of enjoyment for the parents, to watch this child transforming from the womb of its mother, to an infant, to a teenager, to an adult and then towards old age … Similarly, we all are Musaafir’s (traveller’s), moving through various spiritual stages in this life (Dunya) towards our original abode (Aahkirah) … Each day we are journeying to where we came from, ‘Returning to Allah’ (Rujoo’ilallah) …

The environment which we are living in, is undoubtedly very challenging. A person is in such a predicament that all around him, he is being enticed and tempted towards sin. Therefore, the consciousness we supposed to be having every moment our life, wherever we may be, in privacy or in public, is … my Allah is watching me … my Allah is seeing me … my Allah is hearing me … my Allah is well aware of me!

If a person takes one step towards the love of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, he will immediately feel Sukoon (peace) and if a person takes one step towards Gunah (sin) then, he will immediately be restless….A few days in this fleeting world and a little bit of Ibadat and we will be granted a perpetual and everlasting Jannah (paradise) … Allah (Al-Shakur) washes away our sins and opens His doors of Mercy, provided we ‘turn’ and ‘return’ to Him with sincere Taubah and Istighfaar!

When Yusuf AS, was trapped and then seduced to commit Zinna … think of how he immediately focussed his attention to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, and sought refuge in Him …

When Ibraheem AS was being tested and thrown into an inferno (blazing fire) … think of how he did not denounce his faith, and placed his full reliance and trust only in Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala  …

When Yunus AS was being tested in a distressful situation in the belly of the fish … think of how he finally called out to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to be his savior….

Turn to Allah! ” (Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB)

Whenever we are faced with difficulties and challenges and there seems no escape from our predicament, think of the Ambiya AS who were also confronted with great trials and tribulations but they turned to Allah and placed their firm trust and reliance in Him alone.


Taken from a Lecture held at Khanqah Ashrafia Akhtaria ~ Durban ~ South Africa

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