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A talk delivered by Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada on Sunday 25 June 2006
at the Sheridan Suite, Manchester.

Respectable ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters.

Al-salamu ‘alaykum

Without a doubt, Allah (most high) is the most Kind and Merciful. Whoever attains the mercy of Allah (most high) enters Paradise. On the other hand, Shaytan is the greatest enemy of mankind and whoever follows Shaytan enters the fire of Hell. Allah (most high) has ordered the believers that they try their utmost to attain Paradise. He (most high) says in the Qur’an, “Hurry towards forgiveness from Allah (most high) and Paradise as wide as the heavens and the earth.” Try your utmost to seriously move quickly towards attaining Paradise. For you do not know when your life will come to an end and if Paradise is not attained then destination is the fire of Hell. The point being made is that the mercy of Allah (most high) is the means to Paradise and the following of Shaytan is the way to the fire of Hell.

Respected audience! The conference in which we have gathered here today is entitled ‘Gateway to Divine Mercy’ and its objective is that we adopt the path of Allah’s mercy and we leave the way of Shaytan. For, in reality, there are only two paths. One is of Allah’s mercy that leads to Paradise and the other of Shaytan that leads to the fire of Hell. There is not third path in between these two. In order to further clarify this I will give you an example.

Once an incident occurred during my student years when a person asked me, “Pirzada Sb! You people of knowledge state that he who does good will enter Paradise and he does bad will enter the fire of Hell. However, there is a person who neither does any good nor any bad, where will he go?” As soon as I heard this question, I was immediately puzzled but then Allah (most high) assisted me and I replied to him, “It is quite possible that a person’s good and bad deeds are equal hence after facing his punishment he will eventually enter Paradise, however, there can be no such responsible person who neither does any good nor any bad.” He responded, “I am sitting in front of you. I have not done any good or any bad?” I still replied, “This is not possible. And if you still insist then you tell me, do you offer your prayer (salat)? If you do then you are doing good and if you don’t then you are doing bad. Now, you tell me which is it that you do?” Upon this he became speechless.

Respected ladies and gentlemen! There are only two true ways. One is right and the other is wrong. There is no third way in between these two. These are two completely different ways and their destinations are also different. In this regard listen to another incident.

Sulayman ibn ‘Abd al-Malik once came to Madina and asked Abu Hazim, “How will we enter the court of Allah (most high) on the day of judgement?” Listen attentively to his reply so that we can judge about ourselves of the state we will be in on that day. When Sulayman ibn ‘Abd al-Malik asked about the state on the day of judgement, Abu Hazim replied, “A good person’s state will be similar to a person who goes in pursuit of trade to a foreign country and after some time is blessed with a lot of profit so he returns home and when he arrives home, his family are overjoyed at seeing him and he is overjoyed at seeing them. In other words, both are happy at meeting one another and also happy at a successful business venture. In exactly the same way, a good person will be overjoyed at seeing the mercy of Allah (most high) and Allah (most high) will be happy at seeing the good deeds of his servant. Such a fortunate person will enter Paradise. On the other hand, a bad person’s state will be similar to a slave who steals from his master and runs away. In order to catch him his master sends his men and they catch him and bring that thief back to his master. The slave thief is ashamed and embarrassed at his foolishness and his master is extremely angry at his ungratefulness. In exactly the same way, on the day of judgement, a bad person will be ashamed at his mistakes and foolishness and Allah (most high) will be angry at his ungratefulness and sinfulness. Such a foolish person will enter the fire of Hell.” During this time, Sulayman began to cry and asked, “It would be better if I knew of my own state that in which of these two states will be in when I am presented in the court of Allah (most high)?” Abu Hazim replied, “It is very easy to determine this. Allah (most high) has said in the Qur’an, “Verily, the good will be in the blessings of Paradise and the bad will be in the punishment of Hell.” Now you yourself can look at your own deeds and decide for yourself whether you are amongst the good or the bad.” Then Sulayman questioned, “If the end result is based upon our own deeds then why is there the mercy of Allah (most high)?” Upon this, Abu Hazim replied, “The answer is in the Qur’an, “Indeed, the mercy of Allah (most high) is closer to those who do good.””

Respected brothers and sisters! Every individual from amongst us is in need of Allah’s mercy and it is my belief that today we are all under the shadow of Allah’s mercy. One reason for this is that in this hall today there are such pious and good people in whose presence and companionship Allah’s mercy descends. And the second reason is that our day today is being spent in the remembrance of Allah (most high) and his beloved Messenger Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) which is the Gateway to Divine Mercy. Furthermore, on the day of judgement, in sha Allah, this day will be counted as a great good deed amongst our good deeds. May Allah (most high) keep us under the shade of His mercy in this world and the hereafter. Amin.

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