Addressing a Friday congregation at Jamy Shaykh-ul-Islam in Model Town, Lahore, Chairman of the Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri has said that excess of sins results in weakening of the memory, reduces one’s sustenance and undermines quality of life. He said that one should repent of one’s excesses and sins with a true heart in order to get rid of diseases, epidemics and poverty. He said that the Holy Quran has presented a full package to live a blessed, fulfilling and spiritually enriching life. “Allah states in the Holy Quran that the people should adopt benevolence, justice and good relations with their loved ones in their individual and collective life,” he said.
Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that the disobedience of Allah’s commandments entails sufferings and difficulties. He said if we support oppressors instead of standing by justice and make decisions on the basis of our personal likes and dislikes instead of equality and fairness, such a conduct would rob us of a life of blessings and spiritual rewards.
Chairman Supreme Council said that the essence of justice is that it rids the nations of slavery of every kind and sets them truly free and independent, as injustice erodes societies from within. He said that the model of the State of Madina presented by the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is a guarantor of lasting peace and prosperity for all. He further said that cruel and dishonest rulers are imposed on societies steeped in sins and moral excesses.
Dr Hassan said that instead of indulging in blame games, we should first take stock of our own self and determine if we are playing the role demanded of us as citizens and parents. We should see if we are doing our duty towards our neighbours; are you earning our livelihood through permissible means; are we taking care of the poor and orphans? Do we resort to lies and fabrications for our own good? He said if the answer to these questions is negative, then it is high time we introspect and make mid-course corrections.
“When an individual reforms himself/herself, then it leads to collective reform of the society,” he concluded.