Thursday, 26 May 2011

The start of the Way is The will [or spiritual desire, irâdah] and it is accompanied by spiritual battles.

   .....................Allah Almighty is our friend..........................

It is mentioned in the Qur'an that Allah chooses His Awliyâ (singular 'Wali' ling. meaning Friend) from His slaves based upon their righteousness.

Allah mentioned the characteristics of His Wali saying: "Verily, Awliyâ of Allah are those who are not overcome by fear of grief; they are those who believe and have Taqwa." [Surah Yunus (10): 62-63]

And: "Verily, His close friends (Awliyâ) are only those with Taqwa but most of them do not realize it." [Surah al-Anfaal (8): 34] Thus, a Wali of Allah is he, who has Iman, Taqwa and fear of Allah.


"Your (real) friends are Allah (God), His Apostle Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam,), and the (fellowship of) believers, - those who establish regular prayers and regular charity, and they bow down humbly (in worship).  (The Noble Quran, 5:55)"

"Who can be better in religion than one who submits his whole self to Allah (God), does well, and follows the way of Abraham the true in Faith? For Allah (God) did take Abraham for a friend.  (The Noble Quran, 4:125)"

Allah Almighty is close and He listens to our prayers: "When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may walk in the right way.  (The Noble Quran, 2:186)"

If you are loved by people, then Allah Almighty loves you:

Narrated Abu Huraira: "Allah's Apostle said, 'If Allah loves a person, He calls Gabriel, saying, 'Allah loves so and so, O Gabriel love him' So Gabriel would love him and then would make an announcement in the Heavens: 'Allah has loved so and-so therefore you should love him also.' So all the dwellers of the Heavens would love him, and then he is granted the pleasure of the people on the earth.'   (Sahih Bukhari,)

The start of the Way is the will [or spiritual desire, irâdah] and it is accompanied by spiritual battles.
• The middle of the Way is love [for Allah alone, mahabbah) and it is accompanied by miraculous graces (Karamat).
• The end of the Way is gnosis [direct intellectual intuitive knowledge, ma`rifah) and it is accompanied by contemplation (of the divine - mushâhadât).

The above mentioned evokes the closeness or proximity between the Wali and his Rabb (Lord). (“But insofar as walâya applies to Allah, it is also nus.ra, the divine Assistance from which” he benefits and which has been promised. SIA42) Also it is clear that the 'way of knowledge' is not opposed from the 'way of love', they really are merely different aspects in Islamic Tasawwuf, as every "Wali is both an `arif (knower) and a muhibb (lover)."

“The Friends of Allah and the Righteous are the very purpose of all that exists (al-awliyâ wa al-salihun hum al-maqsud min al-kawn), they are those who learned and practiced with the reality of knowledge... Those who practice what they know, do with little in the world, seek the next world, and remain ready to leave from one to the other with wakeful eyes and good provision, as opposed to those renowned purely for their knowledge.”

Call on your Lord humbly and secretly. He does not love those who overstep the limits. Do not corrupt the earth after it has been put right. Call on Him fearfully and eagerly. Allah's mercy is close to the good-doers. (Surat al-Araf: 55-56)

Never forget that Allah is the Lord of all of humanity, including you, and that He is your only friend and helper. Therefore, never forget that when you ask for anything, ask it first from Him.

Prayer is one of the most important acts of worship to draw us nearer to Allah. By their very nature, all people feel the need to perform this act of worship. However, while it is a necessary and desirable part of believers' lives, a disbeliever resorts to it only in times of distress. The latter may not be accepted by Allah, since what is most commendable is to ask help from Allah both in times of ease as in difficulty, that is, in every moment of our lives. That is because; the one who prays to Allah is the person who acknowledges his weakness in Allah's sight, and his inability of accomplishing anything unless it is by His Will.

Prayer is accompanied by submission to Allah. One who prays attributes all outcomes, whether easy or trying, to the Creator and Ruler of the universe. The acknowledgment that the solution of a problem, or the prevention of an undesirable circumstance, rests with Almighty Allah, is a source of relief and confidence for a believer. For, praying only to Allah, and taking Him as one's sole friend, instills a sense of security in a believer.

Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another. You are brothers. (Final Sermon of Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam). )

Do not turn away a poor man...even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you...Allah (God) will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection.

(Each one) of you should save himself from the fire by giving even half of a date (in charity). (And if you can’t find a half date) offer a kind word a smile (to your brethren).
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 394.

Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, or any preference to claim over another. You are brothers.
Final Sermon of Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)

Five kinds of animals are mischief-doers and can be killed even in the Sanctuary: They are the rat, the scorpion, the kite, the crow and the rabid dog.
Hadith - Bukhari 4:531, Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A)

“The Friends of Allah and the Righteous are the very purpose of all that exists (al-awliyâ WA al-salihun hum al-maqsud min al-kawn), they are those who learned and practiced with the reality of knowledge... Those who practice what they know, do with little in the world, seek the next world, and remain ready to leave from one to the other with wakeful eyes and good provision, as opposed to those renowned purely for their knowledge.”

“Allah (God) does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds."

“I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for."
Narrated by 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A.): Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 1, Number 1:

Taqwa alone is the criterion of greatness in the Sight of Allah

Allah says: "O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has Taqwa (God-consciousness, fearing Allah). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware." [Surah al-Hujurat (49): 13]

Allah has erased all distinctions of racism, cast and color and made all human beings equal. He has established a unique criterion for greatness and that is Taqwa. Taqwa is the essence of the teachings of Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).

Whenever Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa-sallam) sent his Sahabas on a military expedition, he would advice them to have deep-rooted Taqwa of Allah and he would also advise the rest of his military party likewise.

You have no other truer friend besides Him! He created you and He is the only one with your best interests. The only one who truly loves you best! He knows the intentions of your heart
Taqwa is a means by which a believer performs righteous deeds and Taqwa causes the righteous deed to be accepted by Allah.

Allah says: "O you who believe! Have Taqwa (fear) of Allah and always speak the truth. He will direct you to do righteous and correct actions and will forgive you your sins and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement." [Surah al-Ahzab (33): 70]

And: "Verily Allah accepts only from those who are the muttaqoon (those who posses Taqwa)." [Surah al-Maidah (19): 71-72]

It is narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said: I had directed you to refrain from fermenting drinks in Dubbaa, Muzaffat, Naqeer and Hantam. Now I permit you to ferment drinks in whichever utensils you have, but refrain from all kinds of intoxicant

Refrain from drugs,
Abstain from alcohol,
Abstain from adultery,
Abstain from fornication,
Abstain from not performing Salat,
Abstain from not giving Zakat,
Abstain from disobedience to parents,
Sit in the company of the 'Ullama,
Strive to rectify your lives and the lives of the whole society.

Try to have a Halaal income - even if it's a little - and for the rest try to be patient, contend and trust in Allah Ta’aala.

It is reported about Umar (R.A), the second Caliph, that Utbah-bin-Farqad, a governor of some province, once visited the Caliph while he was taking his meals. The governor seeing his coarse food, remarked, “Why don’t you take food made of fine flour”? Umar(R.A) replied, “Ibn Farqad! Is there anyone with greater resources than myself in the land of Arabia at present? Uqbah said that there was none with greater resources than you. Then Umar (R.A.) enquired from him saying, “Ibn Farqad! Do all the Muslims get fine flour (to eat)?” He replied in negative. Then Umar (R.A) said, “I would be a bad ruler if I were to take nice (and good) things for myself and leave the bad ones for the people”.

Umar Ibn Khattab (radiyallaahu anhu) wrote to his son, Abdullah: "To proceed: 'Verily I advise you to have Taqwa (fear) of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, for whoever fears Him, Allah will protect him, and whoever gives a loan to Him, Allah will reward him, and whoever thanks Him, Allah will increase Him."

 He knows that Allah is ALL Knowing. All Seeing, All Hearing and fears that all deeds will be questioned on the Day of Judgment.

Knows that Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is actually THE ONLY complete human being, the only person worthy of being followed in all walks of life

Knows that if someone something good about you, he/she actually said that Allah is the biggest Sat tar that HE has hidden your sins

Today, we must go from here, with this firm resolution of adopting Taqwa - the key to friendship with Allah.

May Allah swt give us the guidance and Hedayah to seek out the Truth and Practice Islam as it was meant to be practiced?

I pray Allah SWT make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........

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2 comments:

dodgevipe said...

MashALLAh brilliant brilliant!!!

spiritual struggle (jihad against the self the hardest thing anyone can ever do)

Ya Rabbi make it easy for me and my family and all muslims

ALLAH give us what is best for us 4 you know exactly what we need

mishkash said...

dodgevipe ..Jzk and Amen.