What has been stated in the twenty lessons of this small volume will,
Insha Allah, suffice for anyone for the attainment of Divine pleasure
and paradise. It seems appropriate here to give a brief resume of the
whole discussion before bringing the book to a close.
The first principle of Islam and the most essential pre-requisite of
deliverance and the attainment of paradise is that a man affirms his
faith in the Kalima of . After that, he should try to acquire knowledge
of the tenets of Islam as least as far as it is necessary to know them
in order to be a good Muslim. His constant endeavour should be to observe
the Islamic teachings faithfully and to carry out sincerely the Divine
commandments regarding the Rights of God as well as the Rights of Man
and good social and moral behaviour. When there may occur a lapse on
his part in respect of these matters he should feel genuinely sorry
over it and repent to God and seek His forgiveness. He should resolve
honestly not to be guilty of the transgression again. If he has transgressed
against a fellow being by violating his rights or doing him any other
harm he should seek his pardon and make amends for his fault or misconduct
or pay suitable compensation as the case may be.
In the same way, the effort of a Muslim should always be that the love
of God and of His Apostle and His Faith should be stronger in his heart
than that of anyone or anything else in the world. He should remain
steadfast in faith and waver not in the least form the path of duty
to God and the Prophet whatever the circumstances. He should also, as
a matter of duty, take some part or another in the preaching and propagation
of Islam it is a thing of outstanding virtue and merit and a most special
legacy of the Prophets. In the present age, particularly, its value
is much greater than that of all other supererogatory prayers and forms
of worship and when a person devotes himself to it his devotion to God,
the Prophet and the Faith also develops and becomes stronger.
Among the supererogatory prayers, if possible, one should develop the
habit of Tahajjud. Its auspiciousness is of the very highest.
One must always be on one’s guard against sin, specially against
the major sins, like adultery, stealing, falsehood, drink, and dishonestly
in monetary affairs. It is advisable to do some Zikr every day. In case
it may not be possible to spare more time for it one should recite at
least Kalima-I-Tamjid Or only and Istighfar and Durood Sharif, a hundred
times each, morning and evening.
Time should also be set aside for the daily reading of the Quran. It
should be done with due religious respect and reverence. After every
obligatory Namaz and at bedtime the Tasbeeh-I-Fatima may also be recited.
For those who aspire for more the advice is to seek guidance from a
spiritual mentor who may be worthy of it. The last thing to be said
in this connection is that the company of true, pious and exalted devotees
of God and attachment and devotion to them is the very elixir of religious
and spiritual existence. If this can fall to the lot of anyone all the
rest will follow automatically.