“Offer naseehat (advice), for Naseehat benefits the Mu’mineen.” (Thaariyaat, Aayat 55)
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said that the Deen is Naseehat. Offering Naseehat is the incumbent duty of every Mu’min. Naseehat benefits the Mu’mineen. It reminds them of Allah Ta’ala and the objectives of the Aakhirat for which Allah Ta’ala has created us.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “The world has been created for you, but you have been created for the Aakhirat.”
This Kitaab is a treasure of Naseehat which will most assuredly benefit the Mu’mineen who read and reflect with the intention of gaining moral reformation.
THE SUCCESS OF THE WORLD AND THE HEREAFTER
Hadhrat Ali Bin Abi Taalib (radhiyallahu anhu) said: "Whoever, has achieved four things, has attained the success of the world and the Hereafter:
- Such Taqwa which prevents him from the prohibitions of Allah.
- A beautiful character for dealing with people.
- Such tolerance with which he wards off the ignorance of the jaahil (ignoramus).
- A pious wife who aids him in his worldly and Deeni affairs."
THE JUSTICE OF A CHINESE KING
A man addressing the Khalifah Abu Ja'far Mansoor, the second Khalifah of the Banu Abbaasi dynasty, said: "Ameerul Mu'mineen! On one of my tours of China, I learnt that the king had suddenly lost his hearing. He had become deaf. When this happened, the king cried profusely. When his companions tried to console him, he said: 'I am not crying because of this calamity which has descended on me. My concern is for the oppressed. I fear that an oppressed may come and knock on my door while I am unable to hear, and attend to him.'"
Then the king said: "It matters not. I am deaf but not blind. Henceforth no one in my kingdom is allowed to wear red garments except those who are oppressed. This will enable me to recognize the oppressed and attend to them".
It was the practice of the king to daily come out of his palace during the evening time on horseback and look at his subjects. When he saw anyone with a red garment, he immediately attended to the oppressed person.