Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Rejected Dog

Mullah Ali Qaari  (Rahmatullah ‘alaih), in his commentary of Mishkaat Sharief, which is entitled  Mirqaat, states that Shaytaan is like a dog, outside at the door, having been chased out by its owner. 

My Sheikh, Hazrat Maulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum), had explained in one of his talks that some people who own palatial homes, keep huge dogs from foreign countries. 

What are these dogs kept for? …To bark at people when they come. In doing so, these people are kept at bay and are thus unable to enter that house. 

What would happen if a person, wanting to enter the house, begins to fight that dog? When that dog barks viciously and threateningly, the person challenges the dog :  “I’m going to fight you.”. The dog barks, so he also barks at the dog … and the bark of some dogs is like the roar of a lion. 

If this person engages the dog in a barking contest, he is not going to enter that house. All he has to simply do is ring the bell. The master of the dog will come out and he will address the dog in some code language. The dog will then drop its tail and sit down, or it will then move away. Is not this the sensible thing to do? …Just summon the master of the dog.

Turn towards Allah

Therefore, when this Shaytaan barks  (whispers), then don’t argue with him. Don’t bark back. His knowledge is  extensive . He has got the knowledge of all the Shariats. At such times, read ‘Ta’awwuz’… “A’oozu billahi minash shaytaanir rajeem.”  Seek protection in Allah Ta’ala from the mischief  of this rejected dog, Shaytaan. Allah Ta’ala did not direct us to challenge and fight Shaytaan. He did not also say that we punch, kick, boot and shoot him. Allah Ta’ala says : ‘You turn towards Me.’

It is mentioned in the Qur`aan Sharief :  “And if an evil whisper comes to you from Shaytaan then seek refuge with Allah. Verily, He is All-Hearer, All Knower.” (Surah Al-A’raf  7 : 200)

This Shaytaan is the dog of Allah Ta’ala that does not want the believer, in fact, all of mankind to come to Allah Ta’ala. Shaytaan knows that if a person has to establish ‘nisbat’ (a connection) with Allah Ta’ala and enjoy the sweet taste of obedience to Allah Ta’ala, he will then never go towards anything sinful. 

Since Shaytaan does not want any of us to receive Allah Ta’ala’s Mercy and enjoy the bounties of His Eternal pleasure, he will then surely bark.

Don’t waste time and energy fighting a rejected dog; turn towards Allah Ta’ala and He will grant protection.  

Taken from Combatting the Whispers of Shaytan pg 18-20
by Moulana Yunus Patel Rahmatullahi Alayh


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