Thursday, February 23, 2017

Allah, the Forgiver

O deprived of obeying Allah!
Listen to the King of the kings. He is calling you.
Listen to the forgiver, the merciful, He is saying,

 (Say – O Messenger - O my slaves who have committed excesses against their own souls! Do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, He is the all-forgiving, the all-merciful.)
 [Q 39:53]
 Allah, be exalted, commanded His Messenger Muhammad to inform His slaves, who persist in committing sins, by following what their own selves desire of wrongdoing and transgression, not to despair of the mercy of Allah because of the multiplicity of their sins. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins of whoever repents, as He is the forgiver of the sins of His repenting slaves, the one who bestows mercy on them. 

Repent to Allah

O deprived of obeying Allah!
Repent to Allah.
Repent to Allah and taste the flavor of repentance.
Taste the sweetness of weeping before Allah.
Let your heart feel the pain of regret so tears flow, extinguishing fires of sins and disobedience.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Best Monopoly

The believers monopolize prostration before Allah, seeking forgiveness from Allah, weeping before Allah, and humbleness before Allah.
Indeed, it is the best kind of monopoly. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Types of Crying

Yaziyd bin Mayysara said,
 “There are seven types of crying:
 crying due to happiness; crying due to sadness; crying due to fear; crying for showing off; crying due to pain; crying of thanking; and crying due to fear of Allah, and a tear of which is able to extinguish seas of fire.”
[Az-Zuhud, abû as-Sariy Hanãd at-Tamiymiy]  

Friday, February 10, 2017

Meeting the King

 Umar bin Abudl-Azîz said,
 “The prayer makes you pass through half of the way,
fasting makes you reach the door of the King,
and charity makes you meet Him.”
[Ihyã’ Ulûm ad-Diyn]

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Truthfulness is Salvation (2)

Truthfulness is salvation, even if one thinks it will cause him loss. Sheikh Abdul-Qãdir al-Jîlãnî narrated that he based his life on truthfulness. When I was going to Baghdad to seek knowledge with a caravan, my mother gave me forty dinars and asked me to promise her to be truthful. When the caravan reached Hamadan, a group of thieves attacked us. They took all the belongings of the people.
One of them passed by me, and asked me, “What do you have?”
I said, “Forty dinars.” He thought I was mocking him, so he left me.
Another man saw me, and said, “What do you have?” I said the same answer, therefore, he took me to their leader who asked me the same question, and I answered him the same answer.
He said, “Why have you said the truth?” I said, “I promised my mother to be truthful, and I fear to betray her promise.”
The leader cried, and tore his clothes. Then he said, “You fear to betray your mother’s promise, and I do not fear to betray the covenant of Allah.” After that, he commanded his men to give back to the people of the caravan their belongings, and said,
 “I have repented to Allah because of you.” Then, his men said, “You were our leader in robbery, and you are our leader in repentance.” And they all repented.
[Nuzaht al-Majãlis wa Muntakhab an-Nafã’s]

Friday, February 3, 2017

Truthfulness is Salvation (1)

Rabi’î bin Jirãsh was a followers of the companions of the Prophet.
He was trustworthy and never lied in his life.
He had two sons accused of disobeying the commands of al-Hajãj bin Yusuf ath-Thaqafî.
Al-Hajãj was told that their father never lied in his life, and if you asked him about where they were, he would tell you.
Al-Hajãj ordered him to come to meet him. Then asked him,
“Where are your sons?”
 He replied, “They are at home.”
Al-Hajãj said,
 “I forgive them because of your truthfulness.”
[Tãrîkh Bagdag, al-Khatîb al-Baghdadî] 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Facial-Features & Truthfulness

Abdul-Allah bin Salãm said, “When the Prophet came to Madîna, the people rushed to see him, and it was said, ‘The Prophet came.’ Then, I went with the people to see him. When I looked at him, and saw his face clearly, I knew that his face was not the face of a liar.”
[Sunan at-Tirmidhî]