‘Abdiyat: Servitude and Submission

Hazrat Hakeemul Ummat, Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahimahullah) said:

“Allah Ta`ala loves abdiyat (total obedience and submission- the quality of being a slave). A woman holding the hand of her child came to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and said: “O Rasulullah! I cannot bear to throw this child in the fire. Will Allah Ta`ala assign His servants to the Fire?” Hearing this, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) cried and said: “Allah Ta`ala will not assign to Jahannum anyone but a rebellious person bent on open transgression.”

Only a person who deliberately and flagrantly rebels against Allah’s law, one who knowingly and wantonly refuses to acknowledge the authority of Allah Ta`ala, has chosen the fire for himself by his own choice. The humble ones will be treated with only mercy.

Even a man who is unable to fulfill the rights of others on account of his lack of ability and means, will obtain the aid of Allah Ta`ala provided that he always was concerned about fulfilling such rights. Allah Ta`ala will make up for the people of right (e.g. creditors) by offering great rewards to them on behalf of the debtor.”

Extracted from the Malfoozat of Hakeemul Ummat

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