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A Journey Like No Other!

Salam,
Bismillah.

This is a blind man’s journey of his conversion to Islam. It might seem a bit long but it will be worth it, inshaAllah. Below the video, I’ve shared what I’ve learnt from this story because this story was highly motivating for me. (Watch the video first).

  1. The first thing obviously, is that he is blind. He was born blind. He never saw any color. Close your eyes for a moment (preferably in a dark room) and imagine having no eyes at all.
    How many times have I thanked Allah just for my eyes? Thanked Him just because I can see? Just because I can hear? Smell? Touch? Walk? And how many times out of mere gratitude have I been obedient to Him? Prayed (salah) just because He gave me these blessings?
  2. We complain of the cold weather, the hot weather, even the mild weather. Imagine those people living most of the time in -40 degree temperature. Having snowstorms in June.
  3. If we have a disabled child or friend, or just a weak one, how do we treat him/her?
    Abu Hafsah’s mom told him his eyes could not see but he was not blind. Get the impact of these words? She did not let him make his inability to see, an excuse for him. How do I encourage weak people around me?
  4. He could do loads of things at a very young age. He grew up tough. How many of us think we lack the opportunity, time, skills to do stuff?
  5. He was blind. He is blind! Think about it. But what did he accomplish? What has he accomplished up till now? Do I still have an excuse of not being able to do dawah? Of calling people toward Allah?
  6. The trouble he had to go to for being a Muslim. We are born Muslims. We did not have to struggle for it. Are we really doing what we should in return for it? We could at least put our efforts in doing what a Muslim should after being blessed with Islam.
  7. He wanted to be a Muslim, but for almost five long years he could not find even a single Muslim who would help him!!!!
    He says do not the Muslims realize we need this?? (Islam, the best religion and way of life).
    Do you realize he is just one person we are talking about. What about millions of others waiting out there just one call away from acceptance?  If we are still not doing dawah, (calling people toward Allah) I don’t know how will we save our face on the Day of Judgment. Save yourself and people from the fire please.
  8. As with every convert to Islam, he said he asked for guidance. Guidance is something which you do not get unasked.
    If you have not said this till now, say it sincerely: O Allah! Guide me to the straight path. Show me my purpose of life and help me fulfill it.
  9. We say, ‘we can’t learn Arabic, it is just so impossible. Listened to him reciting the Quran? He knew nothing of it in his childhood. You still think you cannot learn it?
  10. He was mesmerized and overwhelmed when he listened to the recitation of the Quran. Know that the recitation of Holy Quran is a very powerful thing. It influences, softens and changes hearts. Learn it the proper way. Recite for your own-self and for others too.
  11. We forget to smile when we have to face even tiny problems. See him joking and making others happy? Let us try it too. =)

Please share whatever you have learned in the comments section below. May Allah reward you.

Wassalam,
Hajrah. :)

Secrets Of Salah – 22

Salam,
Bismillah.

Page 25..

Then He explains that the way of the people of guidance is drastically different from the people who have incurred Allah’s anger and the people of error, namely the Jews, Christians and others like them. Thus creation is divided into three categories regarding the guidance:

-Those who are blessed by gaining guidance and remaining steadfast upon it.

-Those who are misguided are those who were not given this guidance, or tawfeeq(ability to obey).

-Those who incurred Allah’s anger are those who recognized the guidance but were not given the tawfeeq for obedience.

As for the misguided one, he is confused, (debarred from guidance) and is unlikely to find the way. The one who incurred Allah’s anger is the one who has willfully turned away, despite recognition and knowledge. Thus, the first category is the one who steadfastly upholds guidance, and adheres to the truth in knowledge, deeds and creed. The misguided is the exact opposite, having neither true knowledge nor obedience. The one who has incurred Allah’s anger is the evil one who possesses true knowledge but does not obey. And Allah alone gives the tawfeeq to obey.

To be continued…

Wassalam.

 

Secrets Of Salah – 21

Salam,
Bismillah.

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The slave should contemplate his absolute need and poverty when he utters the words: Guide us to the straight path, the path of those whom you have blessed, not the path of those who have incurred Your anger, nor the misguided (1:5-7).

The discourse of these particular verses has five aspects: recognizing the truth, his intending the truth, actually obeying the truth, remaining steadfast upon it, inviting others to it, and enduring the persecution of those whom he is inviting. So, the completion of these five stages completes the guidance of the slave, and whatever is lacking in these aspects represent his deficiencies in guidance.

For the slave is in desperate need of this guidance in its outer and inner form, in all stages of his life. This dua comprehends all deeds he performed either with the wrong intention, or the wrong method, or those deeds he neglected to perform although they were obligatory, or deeds in which his performance was erratic, and he needed to acquire constancy. This question of guidance refers to his mightiest plea and his most desperate need. This is why Allah has enjoined upon His slaves the asking of this every day and every night, in his most exalted state, namely the five prayers, repeatedly. For this is his most pressing need and his most urgent priority.

To be continued…

Wassalam.

 

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