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Bismillah.

Dedicated to my Fiqh-ul-Quloob class.

If feelings could be preserved…

I would preserve the feeling of being in the gardens of paradise, (1)
I would preserve the feeling that is created by the spark in a scholar’s eye,

I would preserve the feeling of my heart getting scrubbed of soot,
I would preserve the feeling of sitting with friends, who’re really cool,

I would preserve the feeling of getting clear of each of my doubts,
I would preserve the feeling of being far away from the tempting worldly calls and shouts,

I would preserve the feeling of getting to know all what’s right,
I would preserve the feeling of utmost belief in His Might,

I would preserve the feeling of feeling small in front of those who are really great,
I would preserve the feeling of getting advice of knowledge from my ‘ilm mate,

I would preserve the feeling of knowing that there is a lot of khayr among the darkness,
I would preserve the feeling of drinking in every word like a pearl, with gladness,

I would preserve the feeling of sakeenat raining from up above, (2)
I would preserve the feeling of closeness to my Rabb full of love,

I would preserve the feeling of angels’ wings spread over like a canopy, (3)
I would preserve the feeling of my heart being satisfyingly full and just so happy,

I would preserve the feeling of being shown by Allah, my sins right in my face,
I would preserve the feeling of being described to me their cure with an indescribable solace,

I would preserve the feeling of being soothed by beautiful words washing over me,
I would preserve the feeling of so much gems before me to seek,

I would preserve the feeling that comes with beneficial knowledge going into your soul,
I would preserve the feeling of being hungry for that treasure, more and more

Oh! If only feelings could be preserved…

References:

(1) Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said:
“When you pass by the gardens of paradise, stop and graze.”  They said, and what are the gardens of paradise?  He (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Circles of remembrance.”  [Ahmad & At-Tirmidhi who rated it hassan ghareeb (sound but with few chains)]

(2) Prophet Muhammad sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said:
“No people gather in any of the houses of Allah to recite the Book of Allah and to study it between them but that the sakeena descends on them and mercy covers them and the angels surround them and Allah remembers them to those in His presence.” [Sahih Muslim]

(3) On the authority of Abu Harayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam), who said:
Allah (glorified and exalted be He) has supernumerary angels who rove about seeking out gatherings in which Allah’s name is being invoked: they sit with them and fold their wings round each other, filling that which is between them and between the lowest heaven. When [the people in the gathering] depart, [the angels] ascend and rise up to heaven. He (the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam) said: Then Allah (mighty and sublime be He) asks them – [though] He is most knowing about them: From where have you come? And they say: We have come from some servants of Yours on Earth: they were glorifying You (Subhana llah), exalting you (Allahu akbar), witnessing that there is no god but You (La ilaha illa llah), praising You (Al-Hamdu lillah), and asking [favours] of You. He says: And what do they ask of Me? They say: They ask of You Your Paradise. He says: And have they seen My Paradise? They say: No, O Lord. He says: And how would it be were they to have seen My Paradise! They say: And they ask protection of You. He says: From what do they ask protection of Me? They say: From Your Hell-fire, O Lord. He says: And have they seen My Hell-fire? They say: NO. He says: And how would it be were they to have seen My Hell-fire: They say: And they ask for Your forgiveness. He (the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam) said: Then He says: I have forgiven them and I have bestowed upon them what they have asked for,and I have granted them sanctuary from that from which they asked protection. He (the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam) said: They say: O Lord, among them is So-and-so, a much sinning servant, who was merely passing by and sat down with them. He (the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam) said: And He says: And to him [too] I have given forgiveness: he who sits with such people shall not suffer. [It was related by Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, at-Tirmidhi, and an-Nasa’i)]

Never experienced these feelings? They only come with attending gatherings of beneficial knowledge. Try attending them.

Wassalam,
Hajrah. :)

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Comments on: "If feelings could be preserved" (7)

  1. zainababaid said:

    Ahhh! Beautiful <3 "I would preserve the feeling of drinking in every word like a pearl, with gladness,", LOVE it!

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  2. This. is. Beautiful. Masha’Allah!

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  3. “I would preserve the feeling of sitting with friends, who’re really cool..”
    Honored. :P

    Post it on the FQ blog as well, no?

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  4. […] [This was first posted on Lighten It Up] […]

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  5. do u have fiqh ul qaloob recordings? are they still going on?

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  6. i would preserve the feeling of utmost belief in HIS MIGHT

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