Sunday, 26 September 2010

Do you love your creator? Love your fellow-beings first.

Prophet Muhammad - “Do you love your creator? Love your fellow-beings first.”
Islam is not a way of life that is complex or difficult. Rather it is the human being who practices Islam who often makes it difficult-and then, complexity overtakes him so that eventually he is unable to cope with even the simplest of tasks. That it is possible for every person to understand and practice Islam is assured by the following three principles:

Firstly, the basic beliefs contain no mystery and are therefore easy to comprehend. Every tenet in Islam is subject to analysis and inquiry. Moreover, Islam does not present stumbling blocks to the mind. Islam does not present concepts or ideas which the intellect cannot grasp. Even the simplest of minds can understand its basic beliefs. It is therefore not surprising that its beliefs are universal.

I am only a humble Follower of Muhammad, Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon him; an ordinary Muslim, not, the Manager, of The Ordained. I am a Witness, a Believer, and an humble Follower of the Truth, of my Prophet's stated words. Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Muhammad.

I am also, consciously aware of the Fact, that I can only Present, my Understanding, in greatest humility ... For my understanding, is limited to, my limited Mental, and Intellectual Capacities; nevertheless, the Understanding, has to be presented regardless of the Constraints and restraints, within my Faithful Understanding, of the Master's Profound words.

What are we doing? Why do we keep hurting each other? We have everything to lose by not openly accepting the responsibility of love and cleaning up the mess we have made. For those of you who speak of a new heavens and earth... I believe that a loving parent would tell us something like this... "You may have a new heavens and new earth when you clean up the one you have". It will be just like new and this is what we have right now. You may see me in all things when you love each other. Love is a gift and a responsibility!

What is Love? We believe love is a verb. We believe it is constantly growing and changing just like us. Yet we are aware that we always have love. Love is for everyone!  We just need to cultivate love and choose loving actions. In the spirit of clear communication, make no mistake that we have a very specific definition of what love is. You may or may not agree, but this is the process that we believe love goes through and grows from. These specific elements of love are what we believe everyone is equally entitled to and equally responsible for.

Praising (Thanking) Allah

[14. Surah Ibrahim : Ayah 7]

"And when your Lord made it known: If you are grateful, I would certainly give to you more, and if you are ungrateful, My chastisement is truly severe."

My Lord! grant me that I should be grateful for Thy favor which Thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I should do good such as Thou art pleased with, and make me enter, by Thy mercy, into Thy servants, the good ones.

Famous statement that "the poor will always be with you (us)", is not a divine comment on the status quo. It is an exhortation to do your utmost to alleviate the suffering of your fellow human beings, through continuous action and commitment to basic principles of human rights and social justice. In short, preferential treatment of the poor,
 It's about showing compassion. It's about utilizing your spiritual compass that allows you to help someone rather than belittle them when they are down. Because whether you agree or disagree, we're really all in this together.

Too often the trend in our society is for people to be separated from one other, to be cut off from the great mass of humanity, and in doing so to be dehumanized a little bit more with each step.

Cars have taken us off the streets, where we used to greet each other and stop to chat. Cubicles have taken away a bit of the humanity in working, as have factories and even computers to some extent. Television has planted us firmly in our living rooms, instead of out with other people. Even movie theaters, where many people get together, cut us off from true conversation because we’re staring at a big screen.

And while I’m not railing against any of these inventions (except perhaps the cubicle), what we must guard against is the tendency of that individuality to have us focused on ourselves to the exclusion of our fellow human beings. The tendency towards selfishness rather than giving, on helping ourselves rather than helping our brothers and sisters in humanity.

I’m not saying we’re all like that, but it can happen, if we’re not careful.

So strike back against the selfishness and greed of our modern world, and help out a fellow human being today. Not next month, but today.

Helping a fellow human being, while it can be inconvenient, has a few humble advantages:

   1. It makes you feel better about yourself;
   2. It connects you with another person, at least for a moment, if not for life;
   3. It improves the life of another, at least a little;
   4. It makes the world a better place, one little step at a time;
   5. And if that kindness is passed on, it can multiply, and multiply.

So take just a few minutes today, and do a kindness for another person. It can be something small or the start of something big. Ask them to pay it forward. Put a smile on someone’s face.

If you can't be content with what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.

Loving

Patient, kind, truthful, unselfish, trusting, humble, faithful, believing, hopeful, and enduring, not jealous, boastful, arrogant, rude, selfish, or angry. True love seeks the win-win. Love protects us from our sense of failure, while encouraging us to keep going. Love does not turn and remain silent in the face of harmful and destructive behaviors, but remains true to its truth, even risking suffering.  Love is showing diligence in pursuit of moral excellence. When you have knowledge, show self-control and perseverance. In perseverance, show love and awareness of your fellow human being. Be diligent and persevere in loving yourself, loving others, loving all living beings. Love is still the answer.  We need to show it more then ever, because the world needs more…

We are worthy of happiness when we learn to give it to ourselves and others. If we do not find ourselves worthy of love, when we are presented with the opportunity to share love with others, we will quickly become like a well that has dried up. Give as you wish to receive and pay attention to giving away what you do not have.

Find a way to love self and you will gain the ability to love others. Learn to love others and we will gain the ability to love all life and recognize how we are all connected to one another and all life.  We are all at the banquet of life and we all sit at this earth table with the same sun, moon and stars above. We breathe the same air and all as fellow human beings.  Let us not take more then we give nor try to keep what is only in our care for a time. We are changing each other and our future fellow human beings every day by what we do and what we don't do!

Do not take pride in someone else's fall from grace. If you find yourself delighted, even if you won't admit this to anyone, then you have some soul-searching to do. It's ok to be disappointed, but at the same time, be prayerful for anyone who stumbles.

 It's important to be mindful of the self-defeating crab mentality. You are bringing a negative spirit into your space when you root for others to fail. Compare the human race to your family. If you cheer, or are happy when someone in your immediate family has a difficult time in life, even if it's by their own doing, you become part of the problem, rather than the solution. It works the same way collectively, with the human race because of our spiritual connection to one another. We are all connected; all branches of the same tree.

Instead of shaking your head in disgust or telling others, "I told you so, he's no good, he's a cheater, and he’s a dog." Just say a silent prayer for all parties involved and move on with your life. Especially if you do not know the individual on a personal level. Say a prayer for those involved. If we were to do this on a collective level you would be amazed at what transpires on a global scale.

Prophet Muhammad (saw):-From morning until night and from night until morning
keep your heart free from malice towards anyone.

"…Do not render vain your deeds by a reminder of your generosity and annoying the people to whom you have given assistance or help purely for the sake of God."
— The Holy Quran, 2:264

Prophet Muhammad (saw):- A perfect Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands mankind is safe

Meditation in God is my capital.
Reason and sound logic is the root of my existence.
Love is the foundation of my existence.
Enthusiasm is the vehicle of my life.
Contemplation of Allah is my companion.
Faith is the source of my power.
Sorrow is my friend.
Knowledge is my weapon.
Patience is my clothing and virtue.
Submission to the Divine Will is my pride.
Truth is my salvation.
Worship is my habit.
And in prayer lies the coolness of my eye and my peace of mind.

"Sure! A relationship with the Almighty is not impossible. We must realize that one's approach to the Presence of Almighty Being, who is absolutely unseen, is possible by means of fortification of spiritual power via one's complete faith in His Self-reliant Being."
Difficulties are opportunities to better things; they are stepping stones to greater experience. Perhaps someday you will be thankful for some temporary failure in a particular direction. When one door closes, another always opens.

If you see something happening and you can help you are honour bound as a fellow human being to help,' he said.
"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting." -

-"So hasten towards all that is good". (2:148)

 -"And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Rubb, and for Jannah as wide as are the heavens and the earth, prepared for Al-Muttaqun (the pious)". (3:133)

 From Hadith:

- 87. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Be prompt in doing good deeds (before you are overtaken) by turbulence which would be like a part of the dark night. A man would be a believer in the morning and turn to disbelief in the evening, or he would be a believer in the evening and turn
disbeliever in the morning, and would sell his Faith for worldly goods.'' [Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith tells that the Day of  Resurrection will be preceded by a long chain of calamities. Because of the rush of these calamities, religion and Faith will loose their value in people. There will be a race for wealth, so much so that people would not hesitate to compromise their religion and Faith to acquire wealth. People will rapidly change their faces. This is what actually happening. In this situation true believers are exhorted to adhere strictly to Faith and perform noble deeds without delay.


'You are the servant, He is the Master. Prayers come from you, answers come from Him. Abstinence comes from you, protection comes from Him. Repentance comes from you, acceptance comes from Him. Go towards him walking, He will come to you running.'

It shows the love that can exist between the believer and Allah(swt)


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1 comment:

dodgevipe said...

kiya baath hai!! another beautiful post! keep up the great work!