Nav for Ikhlas
Therefore, if the speaker has no Ikhlaas, then he can only convey
some knowledge, but people who attend his talks leave in the same
condition they arrived; there is no apparent difference or visible
If the speaker is mukhlis (sincere) then the listeners
are not mukhlis [i.e. they are not really keen on making
the Islaah (reformation) of their nafs, or it has become
just routine to attend a weekly program, or go out for some ta’leem]. As
a result, their hearts cannot receive that which the speaker is passing
If both these categories possess Ikhlaas then the third party – the
organisers – may be defective in intention. Many a time the
organisers of such Programmes are motivated by numerous worldly reasons,
and as a result, there is no evident benefit.
In all Deeni programmes, either :
- The speaker is sincere and the audience is sincere, or
- The speaker is sincere but the listeners are not sincere, or
- The listeners are sincere but the speaker is not sincere, or
- Both the speaker and listeners are not sincere.
- The speaker and audience are sincere, but the organisers are not sincere.