Wednesday, 22 June 2011

“Stronger the religious commitment, stronger the test will be.”

         We have to love Allah for making us Muslims
  Say: O you mankind! Now truth (i.e. the Quran and Prophet Muhammad), has come to you from your Lord. So whosoever receives guidance, he does so for the good of his own self; and whosoever goes astray, he does so to his own loss; and I am not (set) over you as a Wakeel (disposer of affairs to oblige you for guidance) [Yunus 10:108]

Islam is the religion of the natural state of man (fit rah), the religion of reason and thought. Allah has distinguished the truth from falsehood. He has enjoined all that is good and forbidden all that is evil. He has permitted good things and forbidden evil things. There is no compulsion in religion because the benefits or harms come back upon the created being, not upon the Creator. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):


“Alif Laam-Meem. Do people think that they will be left alone because they say?
       ‘We believe’, and will not be tested? And we indeed tested those who were before them.
And Allah will certainly make known, those who are true, and will certainly make known those who are liars.”
(Al-Qur’an 29:1-3)

 “Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: “We believe,” and will not be tested?”
This is a rebuke in the form of a question, meaning that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) will inevitably test His believing servants according to their level of faith.
 “Stronger the religious commitment, stronger the test.”

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), has created man and given him reason, and He has sent down to him Revelation and sent to him Messengers to call him to the truth and warn him against falsehood. Then He has left him to make his own choice.     
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), says,

“It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with wrong that are (truly) in security, for they are on (right) guidance.”

[Al Qur’an 6:82].

 Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu-alaihi-wasallam once said,

“The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s pleasure but whoever is discontent with that earns His (Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)) wrath.”

“Those who believe, and work righteousness, their Lord will guide them because of their faith, beneath them will flow rivers in gardens of bliss.”

[Al Qur’an 10:9].

“Oh Allah guides us to the straight path.” [Al Qur’an 1:5]


And this is what we need most. Just because we are believers, it doesn’t mean that we don’t need guidance.

We need guidance in every moment of our lives.
  
     Did you know?

The most frequent dua that one makes is in Surah Al-Fatiha.

As per one of the research it’s believed that Sura Al Fatiha (The Opening) is recited every second without a break.

Imagine Muslims around the world praying five times a day and in each day, each person recites minimum of 17 times. (Max even 100 times in a day) Subhan ALLAH now you can imagine how many times this Surah Al Fatiha will be recited. ALLAHU’AKBAR. You will be amazed by just imagining this.

The most frequent dua that one makes is in Surah Al-Fatiha – “Oh Allah guides us to the straight path.” [Al Qur’an 1:5]

So InshaAllah Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) will guide them because of their iman.

If you do not make an intention of acquiring Khair (Deen goodness) from ‘Ilm, Then you will be deprived of Tawfiq.
Imam Abu Haneefah, Radiyallaahu anhu).

Hedayah (Divine Guidance, which Allah bestows upon His chosen slaves) is of two kinds. one is through ilm (acquired knowledge- through scholars, books etc) and the other is direct change of heart which Allah Subhana wa Ta’aala causes in His chosen slaves, leading to a state of sudden realization of the truth of the existence of Allah Subhana wa Ta’aala, His commands and our place and purpose and high state of God-Consciousness. This kind of Guidance is called tawfiq

We cannot live without the guidance and tawfiq (ability to do good) of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)

People with religious beliefs tend to be more content in life

Religious people are better able to cope with shocks such as losing a loved one or getting laid off of a job.

In many cultures, it is commonly believed that happiness is achieved when you become rich, powerful, or popular. 

The young want to be that popular pop idol, the old dream of winning the jackpot. 

We often seek happiness by removing all stress, sadness, and irritations.

 For some, happiness lies in mood-altering therapies.  “Today, this obsession knows no bounds…

One reason we have so much trouble attaining happiness is that we have no idea about what it is. 

Consequently, we make poor judgments in life. 

An Islamic tale illustrates the relationship of judgment with happiness.

“Oh, great sage, Nasiruddin,” said

The eager student, “I must ask you a very important question, the answer to which we all seek: What is the secret to attaining happiness?”

 Nasiruddin thought for a time, and then responded.  “The secret of happiness is good judgment.”

 “Ah,” said the student.  “But how do we attain good judgment?

 “From experience,” answered Nasiruddin.

 “Yes,” said the student.  “But how do we attain experience?’

      Nasiruddin responded: “Bad judgment.”

An example of our good judgment knows that materialistic comforts by themselves do not lead to lasting happiness.  Having reached that conclusion by our good judgment, we do not retreat into our comforts.  We continue to crave a happiness that seems out of reach.  We make more money thinking that is the way to become happy, and in the process neglect our family.  Most big events we dream of yield less sustained happiness than we hoped for.

 In addition to getting less happiness than we expected or hoped for, we frequently do not know exactly what we want, what will make us happy or how to get it.  We misjudge.

Enduring happiness does not come from ‘making it.’  Imagine someone could snap their fingers and give you fame, fortune, and leisure.  Would you be happy?  You would be euphoric, but in the short run.  Gradually you would adapt to your new circumstance and life would return to its normal mix of emotions.  Studies show that big lottery winners after a few months are no happier than the average person!  To recover the joy, you would now need an even higher high.

Allah the Almighty said: ‘My servant does not please me with anything more beloved to me than the religious duties I have imposed upon him.’” (Bukhari)

If we please Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) by performing all the acts of worship (He has enjoined upon mankind), we show gratitude to our Creator.  We need to be grateful to Allah I for all the favors He has bestowed upon us, especially for making us Muslims.  In this way we gain His love and guidance and hence, His ultimate rewards. Allah the Exalted says:
...Show (your) gratitude to Allah.  Any who is (so) grateful does so to the profit of his own soul; but if any is ungrateful, verily Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is free of all wants, worthy of all praise.”  (Qur’an 31:12)

We have to love Allah I for making us Muslims and for all the favors He has bestowed upon us. Verily, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is our Creator, Sustainer and Cherisher.  Everything comes from Him.  He Alone deserves our love:

We have to love Allah, the Most High, and be devoted to Him Alone so that in return, He will love us.  Only when we gain His love, mercy and guidance can we attain success.  We need to know how to earn May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s love.  One may ask, but how do we attain Allah’s love?  Alhamdu lillah, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) provides us clear and explicit answer to this very important question.  In the Qur’an Allah the Almighty tells us two ways by which He bestows His love upon us:

       Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)'s Prophet of Mercy said:
“True enrichment does not come through possessing a lot of wealth, but true enrichment is the enrichment of the soul.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)

A man said to Ibrahim ibn Adam, “I cannot pray Qiyam al-layl, so tell me the cure for this.” He said, “Do not commit sin during the day, and He (Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)) will help you to stand before Him at night, for your standing before Him at night is one of the greatest honors, and the sinner does not deserve that honour.”

May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) guide whomsoever he likes, and leaves to stray who so ever wishes? May the Almighty Allah the most exalted one guide & bless us in the both life I

Our Lord! Let not our hearts deviate after you have guided us and grant us mercy from yourself. Indeed you are the Bestowal? [Aal Imran 3:8]

May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) grant us all Tawfiq and cause us to live and die as muttaqoon (pious) and Mu’hsinoon (good doers) and forbid for us the hell fire and grant us Jannah al firdous

Ghufraanaka Rabbanaa WA ‘alaika masiyr

WA sallallaahu Ta’aala ‘alaa Sayidina WA Mawlana Muhammadin WA Alayhi WA Sahabihi wasallam

May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........

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3 comments:

dodgevipe said...

Mishkash zindabaad!!! awesome stuff MashAllah

zingtrial said...

dodgevipe: Salaam May Allah grant you all the success in those things that are most beneficial to you in this world and for the next.

dodgevipe said...

Zingtrial Asalaam o alaykum wahrahmatullah wa barkatuh...

may Allah always keep you happy and give you jannat firdous!! ameen!!!