Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sacrificed Sins, Martyred Heart

I had thought of posting this for the Sunniforum Competition, but then decided not to, as everyone would probably guess it is from me since I have posted on the subject matter before.

So, specially for the Rose Garden...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sincere Repentance

For the believer, committing a sin is like caging oneself and losing freedom.
Hazrath Abdullah bin Umar radiyallahu unhu narrates that I heard the following incident from Rasullullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam, not only once or twice, rather more than seven times: “Amongst the Bani Israeel there was a person by the name of Kifl, who was constantly involved in sin. A woman once approached him and he offered her 60 dinars (gold coins) to allow him to commit adultery with her. She acceded to his request but as he was to about to approach her she broke out into tears and began shivering. He asked: “Why are you crying? Did I coerce you into this?” She replied: “No! There was absolutely no coercion but this is such a crime that I haven’t ever come close to it in my entire life. Currently I am going through financial constraints due to which I accepted your request.” On hearing this he moved away immediately and then told her: “You can leave and take those 60 dinars as well. From now onwards Kifl also will not commit any sin.”

Coincidently he passed away that very night. The next morning this statement was divinely inscribed on his door: “Ghafarallahu Lil Kifl” - Allah has forgiven Kifl.
(Musnad Ahmad, vol: 8, pg: 369)

Lesson: The mercy of Allah Ta’ala is beyond any limits. Indeed He truly loves and appreciates the sincere repentance of His servants.


Taken from

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Love for Auliyaa

Insulting the rose will do naught to its beauty.
"According to Shaikh Aarif Abu Turaab Bakhshni (Rahmatullahi 'Alayh), when the heart of a man turns away from Allah Ta'ala in consequences of his addictions to disobedience and transgression, he makes the Auliyaa a target for criticism. He denies and ridicules them.  
(This is a sign of Allah's curse on such a person)."

Taken from the book The Orchards of Love
By Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa 

Imaamat by Iqbal

تو نے پوچھی ہے امامت کی حقیقت مجھ سے
حق تجھے میری طرح صاحب اسرار کرے
ہے وہی تیرے زمانے کا امام برحق
جو تجھے حاضر و موجود سے بیزار کرے
موت کے آئینے میں تجھ کو دکھا کر رخ دوست
زندگی تیرے لیے اور بھی دشوار کرے
دے کے احساس زیاں تیرا لہو گرما دے
فقر کی سان چڑھا کر تجھے تلوار کرے
فتنئہ ملت بیضا ہے امامت اس کی
جو مسلماں کو سلاطیں کا پرستار کرے

You ask for the reality of Leadership?
May Lord make us privy to that secret

He is the Leader of present times
Who turns you away from the creation

Pointing you to the face of the beloved in death
Who makes life even more difficult for you

Who makes your blood boil by alerting you about the loss
Making a sword of you, sharpening you by destitution

The Leadership is doom of the Glorious Generation
If it leads to adoration, adulation and worship of Kings 


Jazakumullahu Khairan to the author of these two blogs (Link + Link) for the brilliant translation.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Tree

Next to my apartment building, on the other side of the fence, there lives a tree.

At first the tree did not seem rather appealing. Its leaves were not some extraordinary shape or colour. Its branches were not very artistic like say an acacia tree; in fact its branches seems rather tangled... like a bad hair day.

Then a month ago I realized that this tree was indeed rather special. It was no ordinary tree, it was a mulberry tree! In the midst of the city, Allah Ta'aala made this tree grow. In the morning it offered its berries to sparrows, mynas, finches, doves, pigeons etc etc. And at night, another flying creature enjoyed this bounty of Allah: bats.

Its amazing how Allah Ta'aala provides for so many with just that one ' unappealing' tree. And indeed it proves not to judge something at first sight.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fear Harassing the Friends of Allah Ta`ala

A group of shias intended playing a prank on a buzurg*. One of them pretended to be dead and was placed on a bier. The buzurg was then requested to perform the janaazah salaah.
It was planned that after the second or third takbeer this person will spring out and jump onto the buzurg.
The buzurg asked them to give ghusl to the dead person. They replied, “We have already given him a ghusl.” He told them, “That ghusl is not valid. Repeat the ghusl.”

Hence, they moved the bier away and took it back to their place. Upon opening the bier they found that he had indeed died. 
It was for this reason that the buzurg had ordered them to repeat the ghusl because the ghusl that is done whilst alive is not valid. The ghusl has to be given after death.

NOTE: These people had intended playing a prank on the buzurg and Allah Ta`ala had taken revenge on behalf of the buzurg. One should always fear harassing and harming the pious because even their actions that seem to be mistakes are actually correct. It appears in a hadeeth-e-qudsi: “I declare war against those who harm My friends.” (Bukhaari) (Malfoozaat of Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi , vol. 1, p. 423)



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Yes Indeed, A Warner did Come to Us..."

Yesterday was another tafseer lesson. Alhamdu Lillah.

We started Surah Mulk two weeks ago. I actually had not posted anything on it yet because I thought I'd wait until the surah's tafseer was complete.

However, yesterday we did the following three aayaat which are quite profound and I thought to mention.

... Every time a Group is cast therein, its Keepers will ask, "Did no Warner come to you?"

They will say: "Yes indeed; a Warner did come to us, but we rejected him and said, 'Allah never sent down any (Message): ye are nothing but an egregious delusion!'"

They will further say: "Had we but listened or used our intelligence, we should not (now) be among the Companions of the Blazing Fire!" 

(Surah Mulk- aayaah 8-10)

As my teacher explained the aayaat, the thought also came to me that nowadays we do so many things that are not in accordance to shari'ah, and yet we have a clear book sent to us by Allah, and a perfect example in our beloved Rasulullah Salla Allahu Alayhi wa Sallam. Now, if we persist in sinning and disregarding Allah Ta'aala's orders, then is it far that this ayaah is (Na'oozu Billah!) informing what shall happen to us?

We should take into account all that we do, and we should compare it to what Allah Ta'aala has ordained. Inspect our deeds with the critical eye we would use to inspect a new furnishing for the house. And just like a single fault may cause us to reject an otherwise fine furniture, so too should we reject those deeds of ours that have a fault within them... or at least confess to these faults and try our best to rid ourselves of them.

May Allah save us all from the Fire, Ameen.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Every time... is from Allah

Every time we are still alive after committing a sin is another chance from Allah.

Every time we beg for forgiveness is a favour upon us by Allah.

Every time we do a good deed is a blessing from Allah.