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Pakistani Ulama and Their Rhetoric (5): Maulana Abdur Rauf

(From Mashal Books)

Speaker: Maulana Abdur Rauf
Location: Jamia Masjid Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat, Sukheki Mandi, Hafizabad
Sect: Deobandi
Language: Urdu/Punjabi
Time: June 2010

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The man who believes in Allah is protected by Him. Anyone who humbles himself in the way of Allah will be rewarded with high stature in the same measure. Let me prove this.

Once the Prophet PBUH sent a message to the King of Rum (Byzantium) but when the messenger-ambassador entered the presence of the King in torn clothes the King was taken aback and asked him to bow before him. The messenger said that he would not bend before anyone except Allah. He told the King that he had come to him with the message that he embrace Islam. On this the King said that he could have killed him for being so disrespectful had he not been an ambassador.

The King instead of loading him with gifts put sacks full of earth on the ambassador and sent him away. On reaching Madina the Prophet PBUH saw him and was pleased to see the earth he had brought. He said: the King has given us the soil of his country meaning that we will soon conquer his country.

This proves that one day the Oneness of Allah will prevail in Pakistan and the Way of the Prophet PBUH will be upheld. It is like henna, when applied to the body it leaves indelible colour. The invitation to faith that I am extending to you has little to do with my self. I could be a bad man but this message is pure. Our prayer should be that we should remain united and that no more factions should appear in our ranks.


To follow


Maulana Mumtaz Kalyar

Maulana Asmatullah

Maulana Raza Saqib

Maulana Syed Shafaullah

By M R

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja is an Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Theory and the editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies.
Raja tweets @masoodraja

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