Sayings of Hadhrat Ml Ilyas Kandhlawi رحمه اللہ
- Your Tableeghi endeavors will be of no benefit if you do not pay proper attention to the acquisition of knowledge and the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala. Ilm and Dhikr are the two wings without which one cannot fly in these surroundings, furthermore, if Ilm and Dhikr are neglected this endeavor might become a new source of mischief. Without Ilm, Islām and Imān are mere formalities and without Dhikr, ilm is just darkness. Shaytaan often makes the ignorant Sufis his tools and agents, therefore the importance of Ilm and Dhikr shouldn’t be overlooked at any cost less the Tableeghi effort will end up in waywardness.
- Utmost effort should be made to associate with men of religion that is the Ulamā. Their company should be sought with the object of learning from them and partaking of their blessings.
- Whoever takes part in the Tableeghi effort should devote himself to the acquisition of knowledge and the Dhikr of Allah whilst out in the path of Allah.
- How can the Ummah be reformed at the top without starting at the bottom. Therefore, first of all Imaan and Yaqeen (faith and conviction) should be rectified.
- Man is always influenced by his environment. This is the guiding principle of our movement, it is very difficult to take a man out of his surroundings, the aim should, therefore, be to change the surroundings.
- Whilst out in Jamāt, a person must concentrate wholly on his special duties, to the exclusion of all other activities and Interests. The special duties are:
- Gusht – tableeghi rounds
- Ilm and dhikr
- Khidmaah – service one’s companion and everyone else in general
- Correction of intention
- Cultivation of the quality of Ihtisāb (hope and conviction of reward)
- Achieving the proximity of Allah Ta’ala
Sayings of Hadhrat Ml Yusuf Kandhlawi رحمه اللہ
- The message of the divine apostles was that the solution of problems lies neither in wealth nor in power nor in majority but rather in aligning oneself with the will of Allah Ta’ala and making earnest efforts and sacrifices in his way.
- Help from Allah does not come because of individuals or personalities; it comes because of their deeds, noble qualities and high moral disposition.
- Two prostrations have been prescribed for each unit of Salah, one of its reasons is that when a person carries out the first Sajdah he should recall that he has been made out of the very dust he is placing his head upon and when he carries out the second Sajdah he should realize that he has to return to the same dust at the end of his life, and then he has to rise from it again and render a full account of his doings before Allah Ta’ala.
- The aim of our Tableeghi Movement is that the Muslims may begin to lead a life of obedience to the commands of Allah Ta’ala and this is achievable by following the six points and acting upon them. But they shouldn’t be taken in the literal sense only; they should be pursued as explained by the Ulamā Kirām and the elders of this noble effort.