2011 Musjid-ut-Taqwa, Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa .
Hazrat Moulana Dawood Seedat Saheb (DB)
Above transcript extracted from Haz. Mol. Dawood Seedat Saheb's Majaalis in dated 17 Nov 2014. Should you wish to listen to the full programme, download the MP3 audio file from HERE
Our substance is in the Zikr of Allah Taala
Allah Taala created mankind, and so has Allah Taala created the concept of death for mankind. Every soul will inevitably face the spectacle of death. Allah Taala is everlasting. Such is our creation that Allah Taala has placed restrictions to guide us. From conception, in the womb of the mother, until death in the womb of the qabr there are restrictions.
Our condition should be that in this singular, restricted life, we should endeavour to make Allah Taala happy. To the general onlooker it would appear that t his is causing great distress to the person, but in reality, and in the words of Hadhrat Shah Hakeem Akhtar Saheb (D.B.), “this person is living a hundred lives.” The person is living these 100 lives due to the constant zikr that he will be engaged in.
The poverty of the soul is the lack of zikr. This becomes abundantly clear when the saalik becomes neglectful with his muamalaat. The saalik begins to fall into a life sucking abyss until he returns to his daily muamalaat and maintains taaluk with his sheikh. It is essential that parents encourage their children to attend majaalis and grant them exposure to the various efforts of deen.
In the zikr of Allah Taala lies the function of the universe. This substance was eloquently explained by Hadhrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (r.a.). There was a time when the world was “healthy” and that was relative to the number of people who remained engaged in the zikr of Allah Taala. Through the passage of time we have witnessed the deterioration of the world which is ultimately linked to the deterioration of the zikr of the believers. This deterioration is set to continue until there is no one engaged in the zikr of Allah Taala. When this happens the substance of the world would have been removed and a single blowing of the trumpet will cause its complete destruction.
We have been advised by the mashaaik to make true and sincere taubah from all sins. If we make taubah like this then we will become of those that Allah Taala mentions in Surah Burooj, Ayat 11 :
“Verily, those who believe and do righteous good deeds, for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). That is the great success.”