Mere ” KALIMA ” recitation not sufficient

Allah In the name of the Most Affectionate, the Merciful.

YOUR ALLAH ALMIGHTY SAYS

“Do men imagine that they will be left (at ease) because they say, we
I believe, and will not be tested with affliction?”
(SURAH XXIX: 2)

This verse warns the Muslims that mere recitation of the Kalima is not enough for your salvation. You will be tested. If you are up to the mark, you will be regarded as Muslims.

For testing a thing it is seen whether it does or doesn’t possess those qualities which are essential to its very existence. You have just now seen that the Quran and the Hadith have clearly stated that two things are essential for Islamic faith: Firstly, respect for Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him); Secondly, a higher degree of love for Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) than the entire world. The proper method of this test is that the persons who command your respect and love such as your parents, teachers, your spiritual guides your children, your brothers, your intimate friends, your companions, your mauIvis (professional Muslim priests), your huffaz (the Muslims who have memorised the Holy Quran), your Muftis judges of the Islamic courts), or your preachers etc,.. etc., who-ever they may be. if they are disrespectful to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). they should lose their respect and love in your hearts at once. You should leave them and throw them out like a fly thrown out of the milk. You should hate them. Don’t take into consideration your relationship and your friendship. Don’t feel impressed by their religious leadership and scholarship. After all, what-ever position they enjoyed was on account of their slavery and loyalty to Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him), and if they have acted disrespectfully to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) they have lost their position. Their religious cloaks and turbans should not impress you. Aren’t there Jews who wear cloaks and turbans? What shall we do with their external appearances, big names and long titles? Are there not many Christian priests and Philosophers whose knowledge of fine arts and other subjects is very vast? If they show any disrespect to the Prophet and you still maintain friendship with them and a serious hatred does not take root in your mind, decide it for yourself whether you have passed the test. Obviously, you haven’t passed it. The Quran and the Hadiths have clearly stated the essential requirements of the Islamic faith. Decide for yourself as to how far away you have gone from this criterion. Oh Muslims! Would any believer, who has love for Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in his heart, respect such insolent people, even if such persons include his spiritual guide or teacher or father? Will a person who loves the Prophet more than the whole world not start hating an insolent man seriously, even If he is his friend or brother or son? For the sake of Allah take pity upon yourself! Listen to Allah’s words. See how He calls you towards His own infinite See: Read the rest of this entry »

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