Nafs ki Islah

[These are the rough notes of a talk given by Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed  in  Karachi on Friday, 14th sept, 2012]

1. Mukhalafat e Nafs karo

Eat less: all extra food you eat goes to your nafs.

2. Mujahida e nafs karo

i. Do more ibaadah. Put the burden of ibaadah on nafs.

ii. Get involved in Halal recreation. If you can’t keep busy in ibaadah, then keep yourself occupied in some halal recreation. Everyone sins in their free time. If you know you sin when you are alone, on vacations, on weekends, at night, then be honest with yourself and take away that free time from yourself. Keep yourself busy.

iii. Do more Khidmat. If you can’t keep busy in ibaadah then do khidmat. Allah aur Allah k Deen ki khidmat karo. Koi keh de mein na ibaadat kar sakta hoon na mein khidmat kar sakta hoon tou mein kahoon ga phir aap gauranteed nafs ki khidmat karo ge.

3. Make dua.

Agar Allah ka khaas fazl karam aap par nahi hota aur Allah ki mercy aap par nahi aati, aap mein se koi eik kabhi bhi apne nafs ka tazkiya na kar sakta. The only way we will ever ever be able to do the tazkiya is with the Mercy of Allah swt. That’s the secret of khidmat. Uss pe Allah ki rehmat toot kar aati hai. But even while doing khidmat you should still make dua.

Hadrat Ashraf Ali thanvi rah mentioned 3 more ways:

4. Suhbat e Shaykh, Ittaba e shaykh karo.

Kuch log samajhte hein shaykh ki zaroorat nahi, un k liye mere pass Qur’an aur Sunnat se daleel hai.

i. Pehla answer Qur’an se: Ae imaan waloun, Qur’an aur sunnat k bunyadi amal karo, aur naikoun ki suhbat ikhtyar karo.

ii. Dusra answer Hadith se: Insan uss k deen pe aye ga jis ko woh apna jigar ka yar banaye. Tou agar aap nafs e mutmaina chahte hein tou aisi suhbat ikhtyar karein jis k pass nafs e mutmaina hou.

iii. Teesra answer Aqal se: If a person says I don’t need a guide because I have a map. But had the person taken the guide won’t he have reached easily? Guide in Arabic is a Murshid. Only the guided can guide. We have the map. Qur’an aur hadith hai hamare pass. That’s not the problem. We need to be pushed and reminded according to the Qur’an and sunnah.

iv. Hadith: Deen sirf naseehat hai.

v. Hadith: Ae insan e momin naseehat karo.

Kuch naseehat dene wale houn aur kuch lene wale houn. That person who has disciplined their own nafs they can guide you to do it. Ye eik ilm hai jo dil badil, seena baseena transfer hota hai. You also have to accept tarbiyat of the shaykh. Rok tok, ragra and daant bhi islah ka hissa hota hai.

5. Ajeeb baat hai: Apne hasideen aur dushmanoun se seekho

Kya matlab? un ka matlab ye tha k Allah ta’alah ne un hasideen ko aap k seekhne k liye bheeja hai. Allah swt Faail e haqeeqi hein to agar koi tanqeed kar raha hai to shaid koi islah ki baat hou iss niyat se suno aur apni islah karo.

6. Dusroun se ibrat hasil karo

Yani jis ne apne nafs ki islah nahi ki aur Allah ta’alah ne dunya mein uss ko zaleel kiya uss k halaat par ghaur karo. Ye socho k mein bhi bigra hoon bas farak ye hai k woh eik bigra hai jis ko Allah swt ne zahir kiya aur mein woh bigra hoon k Allah swt ne meri parda poshi ki. Allah swt ki parda poshi hamesha nahi rahe gi. Un k bare mein socho jin ko aisi zillat di. Allah swt will suspend His sattari on them on that day (on The Day of Judgment). A potential zillat is always there on the Day of Judgment for all of us. Ahl e ayaal ko pata hou ga agar koi jahannam mein hai. Kitni sharmindagi hogi. Think of someone Allah swt has exposed in this world.

Hadith(Mafhoom): That person is also a Mujahid who gives their entire life (Salik) to do Jihad against their Nafs.

It’s not something to be done occasionally. We did it for the whole month of Ramadan. Itna tou ham ne bhi kiya. Magar aaj khud apne aap k andar jhanko aap kahan hein? Ye eik hajj, umre, aitikaaf ki mehnat nahi hai. Ye eik zindagi ki mehnat hai. Apne aap ko iss mehnat k liye waqf karna chahiye.

Iss mehnat ki ibtida kya hai? Allah swt ki muhabbat hai.

Iss mehnat ki inteha kya hai? K kaun hein Allah swt k auliya hein? Kaun hein jin se Allah dosti lagate hein? Jo taqwah pe hota hai. Taqwah ko hasil karne k liye mujahida. Aur taqwah k baad istiqamat k liye mujahida.

Niyat karein k zindagi mein mujahida karein. Chahe puhnch jaein ya nahi magar zindagi aise hi guzar dein.

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One Response to Nafs ki Islah

  1. khan says:

    masha’Allah.

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