AR: 814   
Message of Eid
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  AR: 813   
Martyrdom of Hadhrat Ali (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  AR: 812   
Patience - Hallmark of the Prophet's Family
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  AR: 811   
Taraweeh - An introduction
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  AR: 810   
The inward proprieties of reading the Holy Quran
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  AR: 809   
Permissible things when fasting-II
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  AR: 808   
Permissible things when fasting
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  AR: 807   
Punishment on those who don't give Zakaat
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  AR: 806   
Benefits of giving Zakaat
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  AR: 805   
Taraweeh Timeline
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  AR: 804   
Zakaat is not Obligatory on minors and lunatics
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  AR: 803   
Excellence of Ramadhan - A short description
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  AR: 802   
Visiting graves on the 15th night of Shabaan
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  AR: 801   
How does Satan trap people?
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  AR: 800   
Why Mawlid an Nabi is not declared as Eid?
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  AR: 799   
The knowledge and wisdom of Hadhrat Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  AR: 798   
Mention of Mawlid an Nabi in the Holy Quran
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  AR: 797   
Takbeer Tashreeq and its rules
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  AR: 796   
Shariah ruling about making up missed fasts
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  AR: 795   
How to spend the last night of Ramadhan
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  AR 788 : Pondering over the works of Allah Most High

 

Pondering over the works of Allah Most High

 

If one sees in an unprejudiced manner, then one can see what wonders has Allah Most High put in our bodies and how ungrateful those people are who give the credit to “matter” and ignore all these wonders.

 

The fact is that when one has extreme interest in something one considers everything else as useless.  That’s the reason one sets up impediments in progress of other things.  Thus, Diogenes who is a famous philosopher, whom Alexander himself had traveled to meet, considered other things as useless.  When he would see astronomers trying to find out about the sun, moon, stars, etc., he would remark:  They want to find out about the sun, stars, etc., but they cannot find out what lies beneath their feet.  When he would see astrologers at work, he would mock them thus:  When did you come back from the skies?  When he would see musicians practicing their art, he would say:  You join and arrange your voices, more important than that is to reconcile your states with your intellect.

 

Just see!  How important and necessary are these sciences, but as he did not have any interest in them, he would debase them.

 

A saint said a couplet about love.  He was so overwhelmed by love that he considered all other tasks as useless.  He advises his acquaintances to fall in love themselves.

 

Thus, the intellectuals are always engaged in gaining worldly benefit.  That’s why they don’t get the time to ponder over the works of Allah Most High.  That intellectual who invented the telegraph, when he thinks over the electric current and its wonders, if he is told to contemplate over the divine wonders in human body, what will he say?  Instead of contemplating over the wonders of the human body, he will, at least, show this person out of the door and close the door.

 

This is the reason why the intellectuals have said that matter evolves as per the need of the organisms and we don’t need to understand more than that.  They said this and busied themselves in works which gain them the pleasures of the body.

 

[Excerpted from Maqaasid Ul Islam, Vol. 7]


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