Archive for March, 2010

I laugh at the one who is hopeful of the world yet death seeks him;


Salmaan al-Faarisee (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) used to say: Three things make me laugh and three things make me cry.

  • I laugh at the one who is hopeful of the world yet death seeks him;
  • the one who is neglectful (of his Lord) while he is not neglected (by Him);
  • the one who laughs at the top of his voice, while he does not know whether he is pleasing his Lord or displeasing Him. T

Three things make me cry:

  • parting from our beloved Muhammad (salAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallaam) and his Companions;
  • the terror of the onset of the pangs of death;
  • and the standing in front of the Lord of the worlds while not knowing whether I will be turned towards the Fire or Paradise.

Gods Assurance : Taqwa and Tawakkul

The One God Allah, The Creator and Master of the seven earth and seven skies and all that it contains, The Most Mighty, The Most Powerful, The One who can do anything just by willing it is  telling us:

And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah (adopts TAQWA) , Allah will appoint a way out for him,And will provide for him from (a quarter) whence he hath no expectation. And whosoever putteth his trust in Allah, He will suffice him. Lo! Allah bringeth His command to pass. Allah hath set a measure for all things.

Al Quran 65 2-3


If you will as though you are stuck in a cave and you can see darkness all around there are no signs of light, no signs of escape,  know that if the light of Taqwa  penetrates your heart  you will be appointed a way out for your problems by Allah the Glorified and Majestic Himself and if Allah helps you then you need no others assistance.

Reflect on these verses Inshallah.

God Loves to Love.

Every Divine act is an “Act of Love.. “

Every Prophet, Every Inspiration,

Every Message, Every Verse

Every day, Every night,

Every Star in the night

Every Birth, Every death,,

Every Sickness, Every Cure,

Every fall, Every rise

Every thing that reaches you

is God’s Love to you.

The Most valuabale Bounty of Allah

One of the loftiest graces Allah] has bestowed upon our Ummah was sending Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) as a messenger and a guide. In the Noble Qur’an Allah says what can be translated as “Indeed there has already come to you a Messenger from (among) yourselves. Mighty (i.e., burdensome) to him is whatever distresses you. Most eager is he for your (welfare), to the believers (he is) constantly compassionate, constantly merciful.” ( 9: 128)

Scholar Sa’di indicated that “this bounty is the most valuable of Allah’s bounties bestowed to his worshippers: He sent them this noble Prophet to take them out of misguidance and protect them from perdition.”

Allah sent Muhammad (SAWS) to mankind after a long period of sheer ignorance: the weak were bullied and exploited, wars were the norm, and blindness of heart and insight was dominant. He was the light that guided and the heart that gathered people around him. For all this Allah (SWT) [5] asked the believers to love the Prophet (SAWS), respect him and follow his orders.

The Insaaf of Hazrat Ali Radhiallau Anho

I just read a story relating to the knowledge and wisdom gained through pious company, in this case of  Noble Ali Ra in the company of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasalam.

Two friends were sharing some food one had 3 pieces the other 5 pieces of roti (bread). A traveller passed by and they asked him to join in the meal and they shared the bread between the three of them. The next day the traveller left and he gave them 8 dirhams for the bread. One of the friends said as he had provided 5 rotis he should receive 5 dirhams and the other 3. The other friend said that it would be fair to split the money 50/50 i.e. 4 dirhams each.They could not reach an agreement and to reach an agreement and make peace they visited hazrat Ali Radhiallahu anho.

Hazrat Ali RA decided that the person with 5 rotis should receive 7 dirhams and the other person just one dirham. The people were a little confused as to why this was the case. it was explained to them that each piece of bread should be divided in to three thus 8 x 3 = 24 pieces of bread. it would be assumed the food was shared equally thus each would eat 8 of these pieces. This meant thatt he person who provided 3 rotis would have eaten himself  8 out of his 9 pieces and the guest would have eaten just one of his pieces. The  person who provided 5 rotis would have eaten  8 out of his 15 pieces and 7 pieces would have been eaten by the guest and thus he should receive 7 pieces.

Subhanallah at the Adl (insaaf) of Hazrat Ali RA.

Progress and Extravagance.

I was reading something last night that talked about progress that there is nothing wrong with progress in the Dunya, however some progress is in fact wasteful, detrimental. Eg there is a lot of progress in relation to fashion and hair styles but the actual outcome of it has become that people now spend so much more money on dressing themselves and fashioning their hair. And the western model which is adopted by muslims may is infact not progress at all. And on some occasions women totally removing all their hair has become “Fashionable”.

One thing that the authour had written and this was before any lunar landing on the moon that some countries were looking at the opportunities of landing on the moon and perhaps setting up colonies there.  He said any such journey should be based upon Shariah Knowledge that eg where a journey is dangerous and there is a threat to life then these journeys or voyages should not be undertaken.. Another point he had made was when there is sufficient unoccupied land available on the earth then what is the need to set up communities in space (lol). Thus he was saying that this is an example of progress which is not in fact progress but rather a huge waste of resources which could otherwise be utilised  better elsewhere. He said this before any trips to the moon and lives lost due to the Space Shuttle malfunctioning.

A good article to read on this would be the chapter on”Progress in Islam” in the book “Life of a Muslim” by Movlana Ashraf Ali Thanvi.

Grief : “This is one who loveth yearning for his beloved.”

Two of the Prophets surviving children, Ruqayya and Umm Kulthum, would be buried beside their sister Zaynab Radhiallahu Anha in the cemetry of Medina. Not so his equally beloved- though adopted – son Zayd Radhiallahu anho, who died in the hills of Syria (alongside the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasalams yound cousin Jafar RA. ) at the battle of Mutah. Muhammad saw could not pray over their distant graves though He (Sallallahu alaihi wasalam) did walk out and greet the warriors returning from this battle, holding the bridle of his favourite mule, Duldul, on which was seated Jafar’s young son. ….

The day before Aisha Radhiallahu Anha had peeped through the curtain and watched the Prophet share the grevious news with the household of Jafar. Although Jafar was Ali’s full brother (ra), and so might be reduced in Aisha’s eyes, not a hint of that enters in to her description. The Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasalam, once he entered the house, had called for the boys so that he could tell them himself, but first he embraced them – and as he did so his eyes filled with tears. When he returned to his own household (in which were gathered all the grieving family of Zayd) he gave instructions that food should also be cooked those next few days for the family of Jafar, ‘for their grief doth busy them beyond caring for their own needs’. Just as he was about to reach his own door, he was seen by the little orphaned daughter of Zayd, who ran straight in to Muhammad’s arms (Sallallahu alaihi wasalam) as he hugged that child to him he wept unrestrainedly and his body shook with sobs. An Awed believer stood aside in astonishment and asked, “What is this?” The prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasalam answered, “This is one who loveth yearning for his beloved.”….

(From these cherished memories of how the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasalam reacted to the death of his daugther and his adopted son come the practices if burial and bereavement still practiced by Muslims today) ….

Excerpt from “The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad and the roots of the Sunni Shia Schism, Barnaby Rogerson)….