Friday Sermon 11 September 1998
O ye who believe! Do not betray Allah and the Messenger while you SO OFTEN betray your trusts and you know it. And know that your possessions and your children are but a trial and that it is Allah with Whom is a great reward. ('The Holy Quran'. Al-Anfal [The Booty]: 28, 29). To continue with some more verses concerning the keeping of trusts. In these Allah the Almighty says to the believers that 'You should not breach the trust of Allah and the Messenger or else this would lead you to the breaching of trusts amongst yourselves. It means that it is impossible to breach the trust of Allah and the Messenger and not to breach the trusts you keep among yourselves. Those who breach the trust of Allah and the Messenger cannot either be faithful to the trusts they themselves keep. Breaching the trust of Allah and the Messenger means for example a person who does not regularly offer even a single Prayer, or disobeys the Quranic teaching, or cannot offer back anything in alms and charity out of what God has granted, these are those who breach the trust of Allah and the Messenger, they can be recognised as such. Such people do not even faithfully keep the trust between themselves. Those who do business in the name of a breach of trust or deal with one who does are both in breach of a trust. Some people offer money for business with conditions based upon interest so that both are committing a breach of trust. They know they are doing so as it says وَتَخُونُوا أَمَانَاتِكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ... ['...while you SO OFTEN betray your trusts and you know it.'] The breaching of a trust is something which is not even inculcated into human nature. From this vantage point وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ means that it is impossible for someone to be in breach of a trust without knowing that they are doing so. With reference to the Quranic verse Allah the Almighty declares possessions and children to be a test and there can be only 2 reasons for a breach of trust. One is that you attempt to increase your wealth by impermissible means. Secondly sometimes an attempt is made to increase your wealth by impressible means for the sake of the children. Allah the Almighty has kept a great reward for those who are set upon honesty. Allah the Almighty would reward the trust of Hazrat al-Hajj Hakeem Nooruddin - Khalifatul Masih II (Allah be pleased with him) due to his honesty in keeping the trusts and would provide for his needs in faith-inspiring ways. It is the duty of the Jamat to establish a society that parallels the society of the Companions. For this [purpose] a huge effort is required. However I hope that it would be so. The offspring of dishonest people who breach trusts go to waste. The progeny of those who breach trusts begin to escape from faith and gradually reach such a bad end that they weep [at it]. A Hadith narrates that: It is a great breach of trust that you tell your brother a thing he considers to be true but you be lying in it.' (Ibn Hanbal, Abu Abdullah Muhammad. 'Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal'). This advises that if you tell a lie so that that the hearer considers it to be the truth then that too is a great breach of trust. Similarly there is a Hadith that: A believer is created with all kinds of temperaments and habits except cheating and falsehood. (Ibid). Keeping of trusts is in-built in human nature. The Promised Messiah (peace be on him) has explained it by giving the example of the Prophet Moses who as a child rejected the milk of every woman other than his [own] mother. He was trustworthy right from his childhood. So learn trustworthiness from the child. This is a great point of deep gnosis: Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said 'The Muslim is the brother to the Muslim, he does not cheat him, lie to him, nor deceive, disgrace or belittle him. Of all Muslims unlawful to another Muslim is their honour, their wealth and their blood. God-consciousness is here' [pointing to his breast]. It is enough evil for a man to belittle his Muslim brother. (Tirmidhi, Abu Isa Muhammad. 'Jami` at-Tirmidh: iv'. Tr. Abu Khayal. Darussalam, 2007. 42). It is cruel to customarily look down upon another Muslim in Society and such a habit can lead one to indulge in arrogance. Our Society can never be rectified with having obeyed the subtle paths of God-consciousness as taught by the Holy Messenger of Allah ﷺ. Cool your physical passions and [your] wrath and anger remembering that this is not God-consciousness but a preparation for it. By cooling the fire of these passions a garden will be born which is known as righteousness. The text http://www.alislam.org/urdu/sermon/FST19980911-UR.pdf © The Tahir Archive / MTA International, 2016.
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