BAHISHTI ZEWAR

HEAVENLY ORNAMENTS

BY MOULANA ASHRAF ALI THANWI ( RAHMATULLAHI ALAYH )

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A few major sins regarding which severe warnings have been mentioned

The Worldly Harms of Sinning

The Worldly Benefits of Obedience

A few major sins regarding which severe warnings have been mentioned

1. To ascribe partners to Allah.

2. To shed the blood of someone unjustly.

3. To practise witchcraft and charms by childless women during the confinement of another woman so that the child of that woman may die and she may have a child. This also amounts to murder.

4. To taunt or torment one’s parents.

5. To commit adultery.

6. To devour the wealth of orphans, eg. many women usurp the wealth and belongings of the deceased husband and deprive the children of their share.

7. To deprive the daughters of their share in the inheritance.

8. To accuse a woman of adultery even on the slightest doubt.

9. To oppress or persecute someone.

10. To backbite or slander someone.

11. To despair of the mercy of Allah Ta’ala.

12. To act contrary to one’s promise.

13. To betray a trust (amaanah).

14. To discard any fard (compulsory duty) enjoined by Allah Ta’ala, eg. salaat, fasting, hajj, zakaat, etc.

15. To forget the Holy Quran after having memorized it.

16. To speak lies. Especially to take false oaths.

17. To swear by the name of anyone other than Allah.

18. To take an oath with such words that the person is deprived of the kalimah at the time of death, or may die without Imaan.

19. To prostrate before anyone other than Allah Ta’ala.

20. To miss salaat without a valid excuse.

21. To call any Muslim a kafir, or non-believer, or to invoke the wrath or punishment of Allah on him, or to call him an enemy of Allah.

22. To complain against someone, or to hear such a complaint.

23. To steal.

24. To take interest (usury).

25. To express joy on the rise and inflation of the value of commodities or goods.

26. To insist on reducing the price after having agreed to it.

27. To sit in seclusion with ghayr mahrams (those with whom the observance of hijaab is necessary).

28. To gamble. Some women and girls play certain games with stakes on them. This is also a kind of gambling.

29. To like and be attracted to the customs of the kuffaar.

30. To find fault with food.

31. To enjoy dancing and listening to music.

32. To abstain from giving advice inspite of having the power to do so.

33. To ridicule someone with a view to humiliating and embarrassing him.

34. To look for faults in others.

The Worldly Harms of Sinning

1. Deprival of knowledge.

2. Decrease in one’s sustenance (rizq).

3. Trembling and shuddering at the mention of Allah Ta’ala.

4. Feeling uneasy in the presence of men, especially good and pious men.

5. Experiencing difficulty in most affairs.

6. Loses purity of the heart.

7. Feels weakness of heart, and at times, weakness of the entire body.

8. Gets deprived or bereft of obedience (doing good deeds).

9. His life is shortened.

10. Deprived of the capability to repent (make taubah).

11. After some time, the seriousness of sins comes out of his heart.

12. Becomes despicable in the sight of Allah.

13. His immorality or wrongdoing affects other people and he is thereby cursed by them.

14. His intellect becomes weak or deficient.

15. He is cursed by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

16. Is deprived of the duas of the angels.

17. Faces a shortage in crops.

18. Loses modesty and a sense of self-respect.

19. The greatness of Allah Ta’ala comes out of the heart.

20. Is deprived of all bounties and blessings.

21. Is engulfed or inundated by difficulties and calamities.

22. The shayateen are deputed over him.

23. His heart is always in turmoil.

24. Is unable to read the kalimah at the time of death.

25. Despairs of the mercy of Allah Ta’ala, and because of this, dies without having repented.

The Worldly Benefits of Obedience

1. Sustenance is increased.

2. Receives blessings and bounties of all kinds.

3. Problems and difficulties distance themselves.

4. Experiences ease in fulfilling his needs.

5. Experiences a life of contentment.

6. Rains become plentiful.

7. All types of calamities are warded off.

8. Allah Ta’ala becomes very kind and helpful.

9. Angels are commanded to keep his heart strong.

10. Gets true respect and honour.

11. His status is raised.

12. Everyone has love for him in their hearts.

13. The Quran becomes a source of deliverance on his behalf.

14. If he experiences any material loss, he is compensated with something better.

15. Experiences an increase in blessings day by day.

16. There is an increase in his wealth.

17. Experiences comfort and tranquility in his heart.

18. All these benefits pass on to the next generation.

19. Experiences unseen glad tidings in this very world.

20. Hears and receives the glad tidings of the angels at the time of death.

21. There is an increase in his life-span.

22. Experiences abundance in things which are in small quantity.

23. Removal of Allah Ta’ala’s anger.

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