Monday, July 4, 2011

Incentives - An Extract from Feeling Spiritually Low? by Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel saheb Daamat Barakaatuhum

I say yet again, do not become an aashiq of kaifiyyaat. Make shukr over the kaifiyyaat, but consider them the toffees we give to children as incentives to continue with their good work and good behaviour.

If the child learns his sabak, then the mother or father gives him a toffee as an incentive. Similarly, Allah Ta’ala also gives us toffees.…It doesn’t matter, if you learnt only a little, but since you made the effort, there’s a toffee for you too. If the person learns a little more sabak, and he also read the best, he may even get a big chocolate as a reward.

Depending on the person’s performance, attendance and efforts, he will be duly rewarded on the Awards day. Kaifiyyaat too will remain, according to the person’s performance. If he was doing what was in his ability to do and he performed well, then he gets a bigger and better award.

There are even those institutions or organizations  that present a certificate, and then add a book prize and sometimes even a cash prize, and sometimes even more “plus” factors are given. In these days, we even hear and read of the first prize being Umrah or Haj; it all depends of the performance.

In a similar way, Allah Ta’ala gives some, small toffees, some, chocolates, and others much more. Allah Ta’ala takes them to a level we cannot understand. Outwardly they appear the same to us…there’s no difference : they’re human beings, just as we are. …In this gathering, does anyone look different to others in  respect to the physical body ? Alhamdulillah, we all have two hands, two eyes, two ears, etc.

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