Slaves of the Most Merciful
Advice for New Fārigeen and Fārigāt by Shaykhul Hadīth Maulānā Fadhl Rahīm Sāhib (dāmat barākātuhum)
MAY 14, 2016 ~
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The following is a translation of the nasīhat given by Hadhrat Maulānā Fadhl Rahīm Sāhib (dāmat barākātuhum) to the graduating tālibāt of Madrasah Naqeebul Islām and Madrasah Hidāyatul Banāt, on the occasion of Khatme-Bukhārī (29/5/15). Hadhrat Sāhib (hafidhahullāh) is the principal and Shaykhul Hadīth of Jāmi’ah Ashrafīyah Lahore and other institutes.
Allāh has chosen you for His Dīn and for the propagation of it. For the sake of Allāh, and for the sake of His Rasūl ﷺ, value this responsibility that has been given to you, lest the importance of it leaves your heart.
If you return home and become trapped into its environment and the busyness of your daily routine, you may lose the great sabaq (lesson) you have gained – and that is indeed, the loss of a great ne’mah (blessing). That person who loses the value and importance of this responsibility has fallen into an endless loss.
Do not lose this ne’mah in the greed and pursuit of other types of education, such that you begin chasing degrees and other things of its like. Do not
risk losing the ahādīth you have received, they are a great wealth.
Even if you have only one student, do not let this stop you from passing onto them the knowledge of Dīn. Dārul ‘Ulūm Deoband began with only one teacher and one student – beneath a tree, as they did not even own a building in the early days of the institution. However, today, it has become one of the greatest seminaries in the entire world.
Respected students, be sure never to forget Allāh and never forget your haqīqat (reality).
May Allāh grant all Fārigeen and Fārigāt, new and old, the tawfīq to do ‘amal and accept all for the khidmah (service) of dīn (āmīn).
اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلى سَيِّدِنَا وَنَبِيِّنَا وَ شَفِيْعِنَا وَحَبِيْبِنَا وَ سَنَدِنَا وَ مَوْلَانَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَ بَارِكْ وَ سَلِّم