Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Effect of Sincerity

In the 60s when the Arab/North African countries were gaining their independence, Moulana Yusuf Rahmatullahi 'Alayh decided to dispatch various 'ulama to different countries. Moulana Umar Palanpuri saheb Rahmatullahi 'Alayh was sent as well.

Moulana Umar Rahmatullahi 'Alayh gave a talk one day. Out of the many, only a single man stayed behind to listen to the talk. Moulana saheb gave a two hour long talk for this single man.
Ikhlaas ~ Sincerity

However, in the end he realized that this man was deaf! Out of respect, this deaf man had decided to stay back and 'listen' to Moulana saheb's talk. Rather than feeling heart sore, Moulana saheb decided to write down the six points* and give it to this man.

A few years later, Moulana Umar Rahmatullahi 'Alayh travelled to that same place. He came to discover that the very place he had given a two hour talk to a deaf person... that place was now a markaz!

This is the power of Allah Ta'aala. He does not need an army; a single Moulana and a single man who cannot even hear were enough for His work. 

What counts is the sincerity and the belief that Allah Ta'aala is the one one who is in control of all that happens.


Adapted from Saturday Majlis of Mufti Ebrahim Salejee saheb

* The six points referred to here are mentioned frequently in Tableeghi Jamaat. They refer to six qualities that were possessed by all of the companions of Rasullullah Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam.
They are as follows 
  1. Emaan ie the Kalima La Ilaaha Illa Allah Muhammadur Rasulullah
  2. Salaah
  3. 'Ilm and Zikr ie Knowledge and Remembrance of Allah Ta'aala
  4. Ikraamul Muslimeen ie Helping out ones fellow Muslims
  5. Ikhlaasun Niyyah ie Sincerity of Intention
  6. Da'wah and Tableegh ie Inviting people to Islam 


  1. Alhamdulillah. That was a beautiful post, sister.
    With you permission, I would like to put this post on my blog as well.
    Jazakallahu khayran.

  2. Jazakumullahu Khairan

    Please share it as you wish. The entire majlis was very nice as well. Hazrat Mufti saheb mentioned a few other incidents as well that gave good lesson.

  3. Reminds me of the story of a one of our pious elders (Cannot remember his name. He had just finished giving a speech to a big gathjering and was on his way out when a man came up and said he had wished to attend however he could not make it on time. The Buzruk then sat on the step with this one man and repeated the full speech for him!

  4. Great post, one thing I'd like to ask: When I get email updates regarding your blog, why is it that the subject line remains the same? Its always 'thorn in a rose garden' why can't it be 'the effect of sincerity'?

  5. maulana umar refers to maulana umar palanpuri rh, right?

  6. @ Lonely Traveler- Jazak Allahu Khairan. I am not sure why it does not come in the subject line.

    As for the second question, yes, the Moulana Umar is referring to Moulana Umar Palanpuri Rahmatullahi 'Alayh.

  7. lovely post...JAZAKH ALLAH...