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 11 Aug 2014. Should you wish to listen to the full programme, download the MP3 audio file from HERE
SABR AND FORGIVENESS
Allah Taala mentions in the Quraan Shareef:
“And bear with patience what they utter, and part from them with a fair leave-taking.” (Surah Muzzammil Verse 10)
In the tafseer of this ayat, it is mentioned that when one finds that he is being maligned, he should be of those who exercise sabr. When one exercises sabr, for instance, in an argument he should not revisit the point again when a similar situation or discussion arises. He should either maintain sabr or excuse himself from that place or discussion.
In the course of our day to day activities we would find ourselves in different positions. These could be in positions of misunderstanding, a difference of opinion, or being faced with a different point of view. In all such scenario’s, we should be open hearted enough to accept this. The result of this acceptance would be that whatever enmity that could have been created due to the possible disagreement will be suppressed immediately. If one continued with the disagreement this would then lead to an unnecessary bout of anger and ultimately the disparaging remarks that follow.
Hadhrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (r.a.) explained that together with the ability to exercise sabr and to forgive, the Auliyah Allah also engaged in dua for those who tried to insult, humiliate, and become irrational towards them. This exercise is also a sunnat of Nabi (Salallahu alaihi wasalam) and it is imperative that we try to emulate and practice on these sunnats.
An important point to take cogniscence of is that we can never become judgmental of anyone and their perceived ability or lack thereof to practice on any sunnat. If we are practicing on a certain set of sunnats we need to bear in mind that those are not the only sunnats. Our mindset should never be one of condemnation but rather one of encouragement.