Yesterday (Friday 23 Sha’baan 1441) an Aalim told me that he saw Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saahib (rahmatullahi alayh) in a dream. Hazrat Moulana said to him, “Tell the people to cry to Allah Ta’ala. I am also crying. Please pass my message to everyone that they should cry to Allah Ta’ala.” [End of dream].
Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur-aan-e-Kareem,
وَ لَقَدْ اَرْسَلۡنَاۤ اِلٰۤی اُمَمٍ مِّنۡ قَبْلِکَ فَاَخَذْنٰہُمْ بِالْبَاۡسَآءِ وَ الضَّرَّآءِ لَعَلَّہُمْ یَتَضَرَّعُوۡنَ ﴿۴۲﴾ فَلَوْلَاۤ اِذْ جَآءَہُمْ بَاۡسُنَا تَضَرَّعُوۡا
“Indeed we have sent messengers to the nations of the past, then we seized them with difficulties and hardships so that they will humble themselves by crying to Allah Ta’ala. Why is it that when our punishment came to them they did not cry (to Allah Ta’ala)?”
Hadhrat Moulana Idrees Kandhlawi (rahmatullahi alayh) writes in the commentary of this verse that when people denied the Ambiyaa (alayhimus salaam), Allah Ta’ala tested them with poverty and SICKNESSES. This was so that they would humble themselves and cry unto Allah Ta’ala by repenting and making taubah to Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala then asks them, “Why is it that you did not humble yourselves and cry unto Allah Ta’ala?” If only they cried unto Allah Ta’ala that calamity would have been removed. This is a time for us all to turn to Allah Ta’ala in taubah and cry unto Him.
We need to cry to Allah Ta’ala for four reasons;
- To cry over our Sins – be they major or minor, deliberate or mistaken, secret or open.
- To cry profusely for the opening of the Haramain Shareefain and the Masaajid as this is prime time in the year for the Muslims. i.e. Ramadhaan and Haj.
- To cry in repentance for indecency, dishonesty and injustice especially to those who are weaker than us as these are the main causes for the wrath of Allah Ta’ala.
- To cry in repentance for our disregard of righteous people of Deen and important functions of Deen.
We do not know whose sincere tears will reach the compassion of Allah Ta’ala and that will become the catalyst of re-opening the Haramain Shareefain and other Masaajid.
I humbly request one and all to please turn and cry unto Allah Ta’ala at least twice a day, individually and collectively. When making collective dua at home with ones families, please keep your ma’soom children with you as they will draw the special mercy of Allah Ta’ala.
May Allah Ta’ala grant one and all a mubaarak and accepted Ramadhaan with ease, respect and happiness. Aameen.