Islamic Voice A Monthly English Magazine

Dhu'l Qadah 1424 H
January 2004
Volume 17-01 No : 205
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Let's live as Khalifas of Allah!

Let's live as Khalifas of Allah!

By Nigar Ataulla

In the first of its kind, not just in India, but in the world, “Discover Yourself ”, a workshop designed and handled by Sadathullah Khan, opens new avenues of a life, to be led as per the commands of Allah. Rather than spending the New Year making resolutions which are broken later and dancing the night away to ring in the New Year, a far better way to start the fresh year would be to enroll into this workshop which holds the promise of being at peace within ourselves!

Are we living our lives as per the ordains of Allah and as per the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)? Each day in our lives throws up new challenges and it is upto us how we handle it. Most of the time we end up blaming others for our condition. “Because of him, I became like this. Because of my mother-in-law I am like this, because of my wife I am like this and because of my husband I am like this”-these are common dialogues one gets to hear each day.

Can we take responsibility for our own actions? Are we courageous enough to accept our faults? Are we magnanimous enough to forgive those who hurt us? Are we kind enough to care for others no matter what the circumstances be? Sounds like these attributes belong to angels! Cannot we all live lives to please only Allah?

Yes we can, and Sadathullah Khan, Editor of Islamic Voice shows how. In the first of its kind, not just in India, but in the world, “Discover Yourself”, a workshop designed and handled by Sadathullah Khan opens new avenues of a life, to be led as per the commands of Allah.

While the rest of India and the world was busy thinking about where to have their new year bash, young girls, housewives and career woman in Bangalore gathered during the last week of chilly December to participate in this three-day workshop-”Discover Yourself”. It has to be seen to be believed that this, 9 am to 5. 30 pm workshop for three days that constitutes 24 hours brought about a tremendous transformation among the participants. As Muslims, we perform the namaz, perform the Hajj, pay our Zakat, believe in Allah and his Messenger and keep our fasts. But within ourselves we are dead souls, with cobwebs in our minds and hearts. Is it being a good Muslim, that just after namaz you turn your back and backbite about your mother-in-law? Being a good Muslim entails having clean hearts-not considering the other person as wrong.

“We are all pure and are diamonds. But situations make people to be aggressive, angry , deceitful and resentful. We carry this burden of grudges with us, making our lives and other people’s lives miserable. We carry the burdens of the past, we are afraid to let go and forgive people. In the workshop, I coach the participants to let go off their burdens of the past, to live life in the present and to be present to the situation. Why do we get provoked even by the slightest remark made by our parents, by friends or anybody else?. Then we add meaning into this and imagine things. But I coach them to be free of these things and to look at life from a clean perspective,” says Sadathullah.

“I am now a calm person, have been able to control my temper and also have been able to lead a happy life as a housewife,” says Sabiha, one of the participants. For Ameena, one of the co-ordinators, the workshop opened up a brand new and peaceful life with her mother. Almost all the participants felt a sense of relief and peace within them as they discovered their true natural personalities. For most of them, it was the beginning of a fresh life where they emerged out of their fantasy world into the real natural world.

Being the Khalifas of Allah forms the essence of the workshop and Sadathullah with his inspiring and motivating techniques laced with authentic Hadith and verses from the Quran, helps bring out the best in each person present at the workshop.

Life will be rewarding and peaceful if all of us are Khalifas of Allah and follow the basic principles of being our natural selves,” says Sadathullah.

With the pressures and stress of everyday life, the fast pace that the world is moving at and the various experiences and encounters one is faced with, the need of the hour is this path-breaking workshop-”Discover yourself.”

Rather than spending the New Year making resolutions which are broken later and dancing the night away to ring in the New Year, a far better way to start the fresh year would be to enroll into this workshop which holds the promise of being at peace within ourselves as after all as Muslims and Khalifas of Allah we have to be at peace within ourselves first to spread peace to the world. Not a minute late or an hour late, the sooner you enroll into this workshop, the better! Assisted by his dynamic team of Naveen, Rokhiya, Ameena, Rabia as co-ordinators and Mr Farooqui Baig, “Discover Yourself” handled by Sadathullah brings in hope to the community which if motivated can do wonders in the world.

Get in touch with-Sadathullah Khan
at Islamic Voice, No 3, Palmgrove Road,
Victoria Layout, Bangalore-47.
Ph: 5544483 and Email:islamicvoi@eth.net

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