Not Only Education But Also Training
The greatest work of prophecy in the world is the fulfillment of morals. Therefore, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: I have been sent to complete the highest morals, so it is the duty of the scholars to present to us the morals of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) so that our lives may be happy. Let the small things continue. ”
These are the words of Allama Iqbal who delivered his speech at the Eid Milad-un-Nabi gathering in Lahore in 1926. He added, “There is a rumor that Muslims should get an education, but as far as I am concerned, this nation needs training more than education, and nationally this training is in the hands of scholars.” Islam is a pure education movement.
There were no schools, no colleges, and no universities in Saddar Islam, but education and training are everything to him. Islam has provided innumerable opportunities for education and training for the purpose of Friday Sermons, Eid Sermons, Hajj, and Preaching. The real soul is gone. Disputes arose and quarrels broke out among the scholars who were supposed to be the successors of the Prophet (saws).
The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was sent to fulfill it and we are still far from this standard.
Hakim-ul-Ummah not only diagnosed the disease of the nation but also suggested its treatment. What he mentioned among the scholars is not only ongoing but has intensified in recent times, which was recently demonstrated in the meeting of the Islamic Ideological Council.
Only scholars, teachers, and intellectuals train the nation but how can they prepare when their own condition is like this. Getting an education is the name of going and getting information but a nation is formed through training as explained by Allama with the instructions of Rasool Akram. The Qur’an al-Hakim states that the purpose of prophethood is self-reflection. This is explained in the second verse of Surah Jumu’ah and in verses 2 and 3 of Surah Al-Baqarah.
Unfortunately, we still have formal worship and appearance and we are far from the true spirit of religion. The prayer teaches discipline but immediately after the prayer the worshipers are leaving the mosque and fight among themselves. The very purpose of fasting, which is to create piety and discipline, has become nothing more than starvation. We have not learned anything from our training even from great worship like Hajj.
Demonstrations of our politicians, top government officials, and even scholars being untrained make us bow our heads in shame. We (Manners) greatly lack manners, manners, and civility. This lack is also present in the highly educated class. There are many small things that are not taken care of but they are very important and they show someone’s personality.
It was once agreed to fly from Istanbul to Stockholm Turkish Airlines. The majority of the passengers were Turkish. When the flight arrived at Stockholm Airport, the passengers got into an argument due to the rush at the immigration counter and it was time to call the police. As soon as the police arrived, they told them to stand up. This is not Turkey but Sweden. The policies of the Western governments aside, there is nothing to stop me from acknowledging the discipline and good morals that the Western nations have adopted in their lives.
We must think about why we lack training and civility and why we do not have character. We must highlight the qualities and attributes that build human personality and stay away from things that have negative characteristics.
Allama says that I believe that the Holy Prophet is alive and the people of this time can also benefit in the same way as the Companions used to do.
Allama has presented his submissions in Bargah Rasalat in various places in his Urdu and Persian Kalam. He said that happiness is the heart that is the love of the Prophet. Islam was revealed by God as a religion but thanks to the personality of the Holy Prophet of the society or the nation.
According to Allama Iqbal’s speech in the October 9 issue of the ancient Sufi magazine, published in Gujarat, there are three ways to keep these emotions alive. The first method is Dro Wislam, which is an integral part of Muslim life. He always devises ways to recite Durood. Somewhere in Arabia, two men fight in the bazaar.
This is the effect of Durood and it is imperative that the remembrance of the one on whom Durood is recited should create a rare effect of hearts. The first method is individual and the second is collective. That is, Muslims should gather in large numbers and let a person who is the Holy Prophet narrate the biography of Salim so that the desire to imitate him may arise in the hearts of Muslims. We are all gathered today to follow this path.
Although the third method is difficult, it is very important to describe it in such a way that the remembrance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is done so often and in such a way that the human heart becomes a manifestation of various aspects of Prophethood. The existence of the universe was from the Holy One to be born in your hearts today. Hazrat Maulana Rome says
It is the perfection of human nature that it is meaningless to see anything but a friend.
This method is very difficult. It will not come from reading books or listening to my speech. For this, it is necessary to get spiritual enlightenment by sitting in the company of saints and elders for some time. Allama Iqbal further says in his speech that “it is a pity that we do not have some small things that make our life happy and we live in an atmosphere of morality and become a source of mercy for each other.
Among the Muslims of later times, imitation of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and adherence to the Sunnah gave birth to a moral taste and a queen, and they used to judge for themselves what the attitude of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) would be towards everything. It is also important to mention that the minds of the people are not yet able to bear these high demands. They should be taught the morality of the Prophet for the time being. ”