Saturday, January 14, 2012

Technical Details Are Absolutely Relevant

There is a much quoted saying of Hazrat Muhi-us-Sunnah Shah Hardoi Maulana Abrar-ul-Haq Sahab Haqqi (RA). The original one goes to Hazrat Fuzail Bin Ayaz (RA). According to this saying both sincerity and technical correctness are necessary for acceptance of a deed in the Court of Allah(SWT). The punchline is that technical correctness is more important than sincerity. Now sincerity (ikhlas) is a mighty necessary condition for acceptance of deeds. How can there be something more important than that? The answer is simple. For deed to be acceptable it must be good deed. And this goodness is the technical qualification.

This was reminded again by a lecture of Ahmed Deedat (RA) : Muhammed in Bible : In Response to Jimmy Swaggart. Shaikh Deedat said both Swaggart and his wife are very charming people and if charm was the criterion then I would have been a Christian by now. But the reason that I am not is because that the theology is not quite right. We are talking about the technical correctness.

A point to be remembered by all Callers to truth. Do not spend too much time on the secondary things like charm and presentation. Also do not get influenced by the fan fare of the Christian missionaries. These are just diversions.

Rangraliyon pe zamaane ki na jana aye dil
Ye khizaan hai jo ba-andaz-e-bahar ayee hai

Do not get distracted by the fan fare of the world, O heart
This is autumn that has presented itself in the garb of spring