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 Chapter 69 - Desirability of Seclusion at times of corruption committed by the people of the World

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PostSubject: Chapter 69 - Desirability of Seclusion at times of corruption committed by the people of the World   Sun May 17, 2015 1:28 pm

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Chapter 69


Desirability of Seclusion at times of corruption committed by the people of the World



Allah, the Exalted, says:

"So flee to Allah (from His Torment to His Mercy - Islamic Monotheism), verily, I (Muhammad Sallalahu aleihi wa) am a plain warner to you from Him.'' (51:50)
 


 
Hadith 597


Sa`d bin Abu Waqqas radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Allah loves a slave who is pious, free of all wants and the unnoticed.'' [Muslim].


Commentary: Isolation, according to this Hadith, is recommendable for the obedience and worship of Allah. It is particularly approved when the prevalent corruption and social intercourse endanger religion, or its implementation looks no more feasible.




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PostSubject: Re: Chapter 69 - Desirability of Seclusion at times of corruption committed by the people of the World   Sun May 17, 2015 1:50 pm

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Hadith 598


Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri radiyallahu anhu reported: Someone asked the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa "Who is the best man?'' He Sallalahu aleihi wa answered,

"A believer who strives in the Cause of Allah with his life and his wealth.''  

The man asked: "Who is the next?'' He Sallalahu aleihi wa  said,

"One who retires into a narrow valley and worships his Rabb.''


Another narration is: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"One who fears Allah and safeguards people against his own mischief.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


Commentary: Here Jihad is counted as the supreme virtue and next to it comes the superiority of a man who takes to seclusion with this intention that he will worship Allah and keep away the evil of his animal self from the people.




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Hadith 599


Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"The best possession of a Muslim will be a herd of sheep with which he retires to the top of a mountain or places where rain is expected to fall (pastures) so as to safeguard with his faith from tribulation.'' [Al-Bukhari].


Commentary: At a certain period of history, says the Hadith, the virus of moral corruption will spread among people so perilously and so widely that, while living amongst them, one will hardly be able to save his religion. In such circumstances, there will be no other alternative than to escape from cities to save religion. Today, moral crisis faces the Islamic countries. The result is that the grip of religion over people is loosening day by day, rather they are constantly suffering the loss of religious values and principles. No wonder the work of the establishment and practice of religion is becoming more and more trying for the religious-minded people.


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Hadith 600


Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reported: Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

"Every Prophet has tended sheep''.
  He Sallalahu aleihi wa  was asked: "And did you?'' He Sallalahu aleihi wa  replied,

"Yes, I tended them for a few carats for the Makkans.'' [Al-Bukhari].


Commentary: The Prophet Sallalahu aleihi wa used to graze the sheep of Makkans for a few carats (a carat is one-twentieth, or a bit more, of a dinar). This practice was indeed a Divine training for the Prophets so that it might be easier for them to deal with humans and forbear afflictions which came to them from men. A shepherd indeed needs greater patience and forbearance to look after his herd. This practice proved useful to the Prophets. Moreover, this Hadith is suggestive of the adoption of a lawful occupation, no matter how people may look askance at it. That was the reason why the Prophets took such occupations.


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Hadith 601


Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu reported: the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu aleihi wa said,

 "The best of people is a man who is holding his horse's rein in the way of Allah (in Jihad) and is galloping towards the place wherever he hears a call for war or detects a note of danger; he goes on proceeding, seeking martyrdom or death wherever it is expected. And a man who retires with some sheep in a mountainside or a valley. He performs Salat regularly and pays the Zakat, continues worshipping his Rabb, till death overtakes him. He does not interfere in the affairs of the people except for betterment.'' [Muslim].


Commentary: Herein two types of men have been counted as the best of all.

First, such man who remains engaged in the preparation for Jihad, being ever-ready for it.

Second is the man who flees townships and takes shelters in a mountain or jungle, living on a few sheep; the motive behind his shift is the reservation and practice of his Faith and religion.


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