وسوسے کیا ہیں؟ ان سے کیسے بچیں؟
Bayan, 51 minutes
31st August, 2023

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What Are Whispers?

To attend the Dhikr gatherings is a great treasure and this is due to the blessings and the effect of the company of the pious.

The path of life can be made easy once you have a guide to follow, otherwise it is difficult to travel alone.

There are 3 abodes. One is Paradise in which one receives anything he wishes for. The other, is Hellfire, in which the punishments are beyond limit. And the third is this world, in which there is ease, as well as hardship.

Allah ta'ala has given us free will to decide the direction of our life. We all must return to Allah ta'ala soon, so, we should have a plan of our journey here and craft our path to Paradise. If we end up in destruction in the afterlife, then we have failed miserably as there will be no one to protect us, nor show sympathy towards us.

Most of us are knowledgeable, however, the biggest obstacle which prevents us from preparing for our afterlife, lies within ourselves. That is our heart, when it is influenced by the whispers of Shaytan. The whispers from Shaytan are the most dangerous cause for which a person may be taken towards Hellfire. They often become a restriction from planning for our Hereafter.

Whispers are generated from the heart. Then it creates a desire. If the whisper is good, it will take you towards physical implementation of good. If the whisper is negative, it will drive you to commit evil.

These whispers do not arise due to one's external environment. A person experiences whispers from Shaytan, no matter the circumstance or the place he is at. However, he is also given the power to restrain himself from these thoughts.

Every sin occurs due to a negative thought. After the whispers of Shaytan overtake you, they encourage you to commit sins and fulfil your unlawful desires. Thus, if a person can analyse and control his thoughts, he can improve his life. In such a way, his direction will change and he will begin to plan for his Hereafter.

Nabi ﷺ provided a dua in which there is a cure.

اَللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ وَسَاوِسَ قَلْبِىْ خَشْيَتَكَ وَ ذِكْرَكَ وَ اجْعَلْ هِمَّتِىْ وَ هَوَايَ فِيْمَا تُحِبُّ وَ تَرْضَى

“O Allah! Convert the whisperings of my heart into Your fear and remembrance and divert my will and courage to the performance of deeds that please You.”

Instead of chasing our own desires, we should engage in all those things which Allah ta'ala is pleased with, and that is to obey Allah ta'ala and His Rasul ﷺ - To follow the blessed Sunnah and implement Nabi ﷺ's ways. We should request from Allah ta'ala the things which He desires and the actions and words He likes.

We forget about Paradise as our destination because we are too immersed in this world. We should destroy our own desires and barriers in order to create concern within us for our Hereafter. We should transform our negative and evil thoughts into good thoughts. This is only possible once one is able to control his thoughts.

We should change our ideology and our direction. We should implement Allah ta'ala's liking and remember our purpose of life. Allah ta'ala wants us to engage in good deeds and this is what pleases Him. The biggest thing is to ask from Allah ta'ala. The one who has increased faith in Allah ta'ala and certitude in the Hereafter, will continuously ask Allah ta'ala for Paradise.

One requires two things in order to control his heart and his desires. The remembrance of Allah ta'ala and the company of a Sheikh.

When you engage in Dhikr and adopt the company of a Sheikh, the fear of Allah ta'ala is instilled within you and this is what makes you afraid of Hellfire. It will make you afraid of all those sins which take you to Hellfire and also, one's Nafs is eliminated.

Even if you feel a slight positive change after engaging in Dhikr, it is a sign that you are successful.

My beloved Sheikh stated that, "If a person engages in Dhikr, but the desire for adopting good and refraining from evil, has not been generated within him, then his Dhikr is a waste."

If you work on yourself alone even for a thousand years, you won't gain positive thoughts. However, being in the company of the pious even for a minute, one gains positive thoughts. This is because the Sheikh's company has a beautiful effect on a person.

We often fear to improve ourselves, worrying over what other people will say. We shouldn't spend the life of a hypocrite. We should admit our wrong and attempt to improve ourselves. By imitating the Prophet ﷺ, one attains Allah ta'ala's closeness and is blessed with the vision of Nabi ﷺ in his dream. There are many examples of this and these certain individuals abandoned their sins and truly desired to witness the Prophet ﷺ.

Our aim should be to please Allah ta'ala through the Sunnah. Nowadays, we do not even hold love and regard for the Sunnah. We do not even consider the acts of Sunnah to be significant. Our desires have suppressed and demoted the Sunnah. We should have that much conviction in the Sunnah, that we should not require assurance through witnessing visions from our implementation.

May Allah ta'ala allow us to implement. Ameen
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