Wednesday, January 15, 2014

And Then I Fell In Love

So what is wrong with that?
Am I not allowed to fall in love?

Maulana Aashiq Ilahi Bulandshahri (RA)'s book What Happens After Death ? is amongst first books this sinner had read.
It was the original Urdu version.
The book has four parts containing the descriptions of death, the Judgment day, hell and heaven.
Late Maulana made the matters both stark as well as extremely easy to digest.
Not a small achievement in these days when religion looks darn difficult.

And that is why this sinner fell in love with late Maulana.
The book looks like as if it was written centuries ago.
It was surprising to know that Maulana died very recently in Madinah.

The same falling in love episode was repeated when yours truly read the description of Hazrat Hasan Basri (RA)'s life in Ali Miyan (RA)'s book The Saviors of Islamic Spirit, first volume.

And the same happened again when Imam Ghazali (RA)'s life was described in the same volume.

And the falling in love, intense love, happened again in case of Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilan (RA). And Nuruddin Zangi (RA) and Salahuddin Ayyubi (RA).

When this sinner blabbered this all to a colleague he remarked that I have no standards.

Yours truly would like to beg to differ.

Later on I may not fall in love with Imam Ibn Taimiyya (RA) but I am already in love with Umar Mukhtar Shaheed.

My colleague might be still puzzled but only this sinner can tell you the following secret: It is easy to fall in love again and again if you have done it once.

So brother go ahead and fall in love with all of the above people.