Friday, February 02, 2007

Sour reality!

Wherever I lay my eyes I see awful things.. Very unpleasant stuff.. Is it me? Am I looking at the glass half empty? I’m angry.. Well, I have the right to! It’s an anger for Allah’s sake.. Prophet Muhammad peace & blessings be upon said:
“Whoever loves for Allah's sake, hates for Allah's sake, gives for Allah’s sake and withholds for God's sake has a perfect faith.”
(Abu Dawud)
Oh Allah grant us the perfect faith.. Amen.
Prophet Muhammad peace & blessings be upon him said:
"He who amongst you sees something evil should change it with his hand; and if he is unable he should change it with his tongue; and if he is unable to do that he should at least hate it in his heart, and that is the weakest form of faith"
(Reported in Saheeh Muslim)
I tried.. I did.. I stopped her and told her.. She wouldn’t listen.. No she actually did stop to hear me out, but somehow didn’t seem to.. She didn’t want to.. Told her, they’ll eat you with their eyes.. She didn’t mind!! Told her it ain’t right.. But, but but.. 2000000 buts she gave me!! And on the other hand, what good will you gain by looking at her brother?! It won’t do you any good.. All it’ll cause is evil.. Nothing tastes as good as a sweet faith!! Why not try that?! Let’s give it a shot..
Prophet Muhammad peace & blessings be upon him said:
“There are three qualities whosoever has them will taste the sweetness of Iman: loving Allah and His Messenger above all else, loving someone solely for the sake of Allah, and hating to return to disbelief after Allah has rescued him from it, as much as he would hate being thrown into Hellfire.”
(Sahih Bukhari)
It ain’t that simple.. Not a piece of cake.. But yet in our capability.. I’ll never forget that day I heard this ayah:
“Proclaim: "If your parents, your children, your siblings, your spouses, your family, the money you have earned, a business you worry about, and the homes you cherish are more beloved to you than GOD and His messenger,and the striving in His cause, then just wait until GOD brings His judgment." GOD does not guide the wicked people.
Qur’an [9:24]
Allah considers those who love these things – taking into consideration that none of them is forbidden by him - more than they love Allah and the Prophet are rebellious and disobedient. Can you believe it?
Omar Ibnul-Khattab says that while he and some of the Prophet’s companions were walking, he (Omar) found himself saying, “By Allah, messenger of Allah, I love you”. The Prophet then asked Omar “More than your children, Omar?” and Omar said “Yes” and the Prophet asked “More than your whole family, Omar?” and Omar said “Yes”, then “More than your money, Omar?” and Omar answered “Yes” and finally “More than yourself, Omar” and Omar said “No”.
As you can see Omar was honest and truthful in all the answers he gave. The Prophet then told Omar, “No Omar - your faith is not complete until you hold me dearer than yourself”. Omar said, “I went out and thought about it and then I came back and cried it out loud, “By Allah! Messenger of Allah! I love you more than I love myself” and the Prophet answered “It is now Omar”.
He meant by that, your faith is now complete.
Abdullah Ibn Omar (the son of Omar) asked his father, “How did you do that father? You went out for just minutes and then came back” (was it a button you pressed to change how you felt?). Omar said, “O son, I went out and asked myself who I would need more on the Day of Judgment: me or the Prophet (PBUH)?” I knew then that my need for him was greater than my need for myself. I remembered how I was on the sirat (the straight path that leads to either hell or heaven) and he saved me. Allah saved me because of him. So I loved him more than I loved myself.” Abdullah then asked his father, “O father if you were to forget everything about the Prophet (PBUH) what is the one thing that you would never forget?” Omar said, “I will never forget the day I went to him saying, “Grant me permission to go to Umrah (small pilgrimage) messenger of Allah.” So he said, “Do not forget me brother when you pray to Allah”. Abdullah said, “I will never forget this word ever”.
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Please try to remember me in your prayers.. Remember our ummah.. Remember all human beings.. Praying is the key..

5 comments:

Irfan paderwala said...

Hmmmmm.....

Well sister sara, i havee been monitoring this blog for a veri long time, mashallah, and i must say, this is a great compilation of hadeeth's you have here.

just one question??????????

Where and wot source do you use for your hadeeth's, is it muslim or Bukhari shareef, or it may be from the quraan shareef.

Let me know sista.

Chal Salaams. Irfan

sara said...

Well, 'hadith' in arabic is a saying..
The nabawi hadiths, are the saying that prophet Muhammad peace & blessings be upon him said..
Hadith Qudsi, is something that Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala said..

Here:
http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503543628

On categories & sources of Hadith:
http://majlis.fsktm.um.edu.my/document.aspx?FileName=330.pdf

With respect,

IRFAN PADERWALA said...

Thanks sista

i did know the meaning to hadeeth, butthanks for the links too.

keep up the gud work. how do you manage, i believe you're a very resourcefull lady.

may allah bless you.

AMEEN....

Anonymous said...

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Anjum V said...

Sister i read this entry a while ago but i was thinkin about what to say about it...'Oh Allah grant us the perfect faith'..Total respect to that. I really dont know what to say. This is a wonderful entry in itself and the message is clear.. Your a very knowledgeable person and ur right... Praying is the key. Inshallah may we all be guided.