Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Islahi, Member, Central Advisory Council, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and a prolific author and erudite scholar delivered a soul stirring, mellowing speech in a massive public meeting organized by the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Bangalore Metro in BIFT auditorium in Bangalore on Feb. 12. The following are some of the gems gathered from his speech:
“We Muslims must represent Prophet Muhammad (s) throughout our lives, and as Prophet was comforted by his wife on the first day of revelation that “Allah will not disgrace you, since you are the savior of needy”, we Muslims too must become a necessity of our nation."
Have Faith in Allah
"Every time when Muslims had trust in Allah, despite their limitedness in quantity and resources, Allah has supported them. Even today His help is not far away if we make ourselves true followers of Prophet (s). It was Allah who made things easy by the enemies themselves when prophet Muhammad(s) wanted to convey Islam during the Hajj, when Utba, Shaiba and Abu Jahal themselves introduced Prophet to the people at that time. We saw a similar arrangement from Allah after 9/11 incident that the anti-Islamic media itself introduced Islam and Muslims to the world so much so that it attracted thousands of non-Muslims to accept Islam.”
The need and necessity to introduce Prophet Muhammad (s) and convey his teachings to fellow countrymen is undisputable. This would facilitate a social change in the society. He called upon every individual to represent Prophet Muhammad (s) in his life, “and as Prophet himself was a live example of Qur’an, we too should set a similar example in our lives”, he added.
Reflect Prophet’s personality
“Allah has given utmost importance to Ulama in Ummah. It is through Ulema that Allah has made mosques thriving. Allah has preserved Qur’an through your efforts. Your true identity lies in your expertise in Qur’an, Hadees and Fiqh and not in looking towards modern sciences” said Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Islahi, here in a special gathering of Ulema organized by the Majlisul Ulema, in the morning session.
Moulana called upon the Ulama to shape their lives according to Prophet’s seerah. “Ulema should especially adopt Prophet’s humility”, he emphasised. “The more you are nearer to Prophet’s seerah, the more you will represent Prophet Muhammad (s)” he added.Laeequllah Khan Mansoori in Karnataka Muslims. Here and a report Here
What is Unity?
Highlighting the importance of Unity of Ummah, Moulana explained that “Unity does not mean amalgamation as in case of sugar getting dissolved in water; instead it demands collaboration, wherein bricks, stones, wood, metal, cement, etc. contribute to form a strong construction”.