[Hadhrat Shaykh-ul Hadith, Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Rahmatullah ‘Alayh]
After completing the sixth volume of “Aap Beati” Hadhrat Shaykh Rahmatullah ‘Alayh was constantly asked to write another volume. His reply to this was something we should at all times bear in mind:
Due to my ill health and my continued involvement in academic works I have not been able to give any special importance to this work (the 7th volume) up until now. Whenever people have told me about their interest in reading “Aap Beati”, I have always replied: “You simple people! Why don’t you read the ‘Fazaa’il’ books? That is a real treasure! This is merely a lot of stories giving some information about the family.”
I find it necessary to, once again, advise my friends not to exceed the limits in reacting to the opposition of opponents – as one may witness today. In the face of slight criticism, they resort to strong tactics of abuse and degrade their opponents merely on the basis of rumours and doubt.
The Qur’an has stated clearly:
اِنَّ السَّمْعَ وَالْبَصَرَ وَ الْفُؤَادَ ط كُلُّ اُولآئِكَ كَانَ عَنْهُ مَسْئُوْلاً
“Verily, you will be questioned concerning the hearing, sight and the heart (on the Day of Qiyaamah)”
For this reason it is a great sin to attribute all manner of iniquity to an opponent by way of retaliation.
It is worth noting that the retribution of Allah Ta’ala is not always immediate. He grants respite to the unjust person so that he may repent for his wrongs. However, it may be that, when Allah’s punishment is meted out, the one being punished is innocent of a misdeed at that specific time and under the current circumstances, so he feels that he is being punished or accused of something he is innocent of. In actual fact, it is the retribution for a previous crime. This person will then raise his hands and cry that he is being unfairly punished, that he is innocent and that he is being wrongly accused.
For this reason it is necessary that a person sits quietly and ponder over his deeds and wrongs of the past and make Istighfaar.
One should repent of all evil deeds …
Aap Beti Vol 7 will soon be published in English, InshaAllah.