Get away from Here
There are numerous evil characteristics, but the majority have restricted them to ten. The essence of all ten is said to be pride (takabbur). If this is removed, the others will automatically be removed.
A person remained in the company of Hadrat Junayd Baghdādī rahimahullāh for twenty years. He said to him one day: “Hadrat, I remained with you for so long but I did not acquire anything from you.” This person enjoyed a lofty and senior position in his family and tribe. Hadrat Junayd rahimahullāh understood that there is pride in his heart, so he said to him: “Very well, you must do one thing for me. You must fill a bowl of walnuts, sit with it at the entrance of the khānqāh, and announce: ‘Anyone who strikes me once with his shoe shall receive one walnut, the one who strikes me twice shall receive two walnuts…’ continue increasing the number in this way. Once the bowl of walnuts is empty, you must come to me.”
The person replied: “Lā ilāha illallāh Muhammadur Rasūlullāh – Hadrat, I can never do this.” Hadrat Junayd rahimahullāh said to him: “It is a blessed kalimah which, if a seventy year old kāfir reads it with sincerity, then by Allāh, he will become a believer. But by your reading it just now, you have become like a kāfir. Get away from here, you will not acquire anything from me.”
Extracted From Tadkiratur Rashid
Hazrat Shaikh’s Rahmatullah Alayh practice about the last moments of Friday
It has been customary for Hazrat Shaikh Rahmatullah Alayh to hold gatherings daily after Asr Salaah. Besides the spiritual benefit of those in attendance, other activities such as meeting new guests, having tea and going through the mail, were also carried out. Later on it became a regular practice to listen to some religious kitaab. However, these gatherings were not held on Fridays. Instead, Hazrat Rahmatullah Alayh would recite the above Durood in the Masjid after Asr. He would then return home and lock the gate which reopened only minutes before Maghrib Salaah. During the seclusion he engaged in making dua and in meditation. During the latter period of his life, when he was disabled, a servant would put a lock on the outside so that those who were unfamiliar with his practice on Fridays would not enter. On one Friday, Hazrat Rahmatullah Alayh was especially kind toward me and ordered me in and requested me to engage in Ibadat. That day I observed Hazrat’s Rahmatullah Alayh practice during seclusion. Later on, spending this period in meditation at the masjid became his routine. The masjid would fill up with Thakireen who engaged in Zikr-Jehri till the Adhaan for Maghrib. These gatherings on Fridays were wonderful and were filled with nur.
QUTUB-UL-AQTAAB HAZRAT SHAIKH UL HADITH HAZRAT MAULANA MUHAMMAD ZAKARIYYA RAHMAT- ULLAH-ALAYH’S ADHERENCE TO THE SUNNAH AND LOVE FOR RASULULLAH SALLALAHU ALAYHI WASALAM
A Reward for Every Mu'min man and Mu'min woman
'Ubadah ibn Samit Radiyallahu 'anhu narrates: I heard Rasullullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam saying: He who asks forgiveness for Mu'min men and Mu'min women, Allah writes for him a virtue for every Mu'min man and Mu'min woman. (Tabarani Majma-'uz-Zawaid).
Virtues of the Mu'azin
Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu 'anhu narrated that Nabi Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam said: The Muadhdhin will recieve forgivness to the distance to which his voice reaches. All living and non-living things shall bear witness for him on the Day of Resurrection. He, who attends Salat in congregation, for him is written the reward of twenty five Salat, and it becomes an atonement for his sins between two Salat (Abu Dawud)
Note: According to some Scholars the reward of twenty-five Salat is for the Muadhdhin, and he gets forgiveness of his sins from the previous Adhan to this Adhan. (Badhl-ul-Majhud)
Ibn 'Umar Radiyallahu 'anhuma narrates that Rasullullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam said: The Muadhdhin will receive forgiveness to the extent the voice of his Adhan reaches; every living and non-living thing that hears his voice, supplicates for his forgiveness. In another narration it is stated: Every living and non-living thing replies to his Adhan. (Musnad Ahmad, Tabarani, Bazzar, Majma'uz-Zawaid)
Abu Sa'sa'ah Radiyallahu 'anhu narrates that Abu Sa'id Radiyallahu 'anhu said: When you are in a desert or countryside, then call the Adhan loudly, as I have heard Rasullullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam saying: No tree or clod of earth, or rock, or Jinn, or man shall hear his voice; except that they will bear witness for him on the Day of Resurrection. (Ibn Khuzaimah)