By ibn al Qayyim Jawziya translated Mohammad ismail Godharwi into Urdu
A book review of the introduction by Dr. Farhat Hashmi
This book is based on three aspects:
- Waaz o irshaad
- Ikhlaaq e islami
Many civilizations reached the zenith of their culture. None could keep the zenith and fell.
The reason for their climb was the materialistic approach of these civilizations and the wisdom of ilm, however it was the ikhlaaq (etiquette) and character of its people was essential for reaching the zenith of their civilization.
The deterioration of the ikhlaaq and character of the people led to their downfall.
Saadi: The sky has the right, to cry tears of blood for the earth
Because of the downfall of the Abbasid (mustaasim) done by the Tartars.
The ulema tried to encourage its people to continue to study the Deen and correct the ikhlaaq of the people. The rise and fall of countries do not affect those organizations that teach the people the basics of ikhlaaq and character irrespective of who is the ruler.
Aab e baqa=ilm hidayat
Allama Ibn Qayyim’s writings raised the morale of the students through his writings:
When Muslims had been defeated, and example is given of a person who is depressed and disheartened, and feels that his dunya and Akhirah are finished. Ibn Qayyim wrote this book as a treatment of this depression.
His writing expand on:
1. IMPORTANCE OF DUA:
2.THE DISEASE OF ISHQ. (marz e Isq) Love, romance has its own place and position. If it is enhanced beyond its place then it becomes a disease
He invites us to love Allah instead of wasting it on mere mortal
Khullat: A love for Allah beyond all humanly loves.