Thursday Majlis – Qaseedah Burdah – Part Eleven
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Mufti Saheb resumed his discourses on Qaseedah Burdah. He gave an introduction to the 8th chapter of Qaseedah Burdah titled, the Jihad of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
Mufti Saheb addressed some misconceptions around the issue of Jihad. He then stated that while the Sahaba were oppressed and persecuted in Makka Mukarrama, Allah told them to forgive and overlook. They were not permitted to retaliate. In fact, they were advised to wake up at night and engage in tahajjud. Mufti Saheb stated that was Allahs way to nature the spirituality of the Sahaba. Spiritual strength is more important than physical strength.
The Sahaba saw the barakah of that spiritual training in Badr, Uhud, Ahzaab, Hunain and in the conquest of Makkah Mukarrama.
Mufti Saheb stated, how can we think of conquering the World when we haven’t conquered our nafs? How can we conquer the World, when we have not conquered how to deal with our anger, our evil eyes, backbiting and gossiping? We have not conquered our nafs in dealing with our wives, children and people in general. We have not conquered our nafs regarding Salaah and Deeni obligations.
Remember, the best jihad is to make Jihad against the Nafs and desires.
Mufti Saheb also referred to the issue of Islam spreading through the sword. He asked, which sword was hanging on Abubakar Siddique, Umar, Osman, Ali Radhiyallahu anhum and many others who accepted Islam in the midst of the oppression in Makka? In fact, they accepted Islam against the sword of kufr hanging over them. That was true acceptance from the heart. Which sword was hanging over Najashi Radiallahu Anhu in Abyssinia? He was a King and fully in charge but whole heartedly accepted Islam.
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