THE ROAD FOR THE SEEKER
(Part 14 Continued)
RIGHTS OF CREATION
Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Maseehullah Khan Sahib رحمه الله says that Huqooqul ‘ibaad (Rights of Creation) are more important than Huqooqullāh (Rights of Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله) in terms of compensation. This importance can be gauged from the following: A Mu’min is obligated to another person for the mere sum of three paisa (this is less than one SA cent!). The Mu’min has neither repaid the sum, nor has he asked to be pardoned due to his inability to pay. On the Day of Qiyāmah, seven hundred ACCEPTED SALAAH of the Mu’min will be given to the creditor in lieu of the unfulfilled debt of three paisa. Just think! Is three paisa of any real value? On the other hand, what is the value of Salaah?
And seven hundred Salaah?
And such Salaah which have been accepted? All to be given to the creditor!
Hazratjee رحمه الله further explains that to what extent is this Haqq (right) not being deliberately transgressed nowadays. Houses are being taken away unjustly; land is wrongly snatched away; wealth is usurped – are we not becoming wretched destitutes in the Aakhirah?
Another fine point which has been shared by Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Farooq Sahib رحمه الله is the aspect when a debtor takes extra time to pay; Hazrat says that many fall prey to this deception that the mere payment of the debt absolves one of the responsibility whereas extra time was taken to pay. Have the debtors sought forgiveness from the creditor for the extra time taken? Have we not inconvenienced the creditor? This is Huqooqul ‘ibaad and we will be questioned about this on the Day of Qiyāmah.
We have another scenario where ladies are negligent in keeping the utensils or dishes of other households. They ‘conveniently’ just keep the utensils and use them without permission. This is sinful and impacts upon Huqooqul’ibaad.
Unfortunately, the aspect of clear dealings is not afforded any importance in our temperaments today and we unwittingly compromise our Aakhirah.
May Allah Ta’ala جل جلاله guide us towards maintaining clear dealings which are among the outstanding characteristics of the believers.
آمين يارب العالمين
Hafez Qaasim Paruk Saab Hafizahullah