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What’s Missing?

Bismillah.

Do you know that every single thing around you, whether animate or inanimate, has the ability to feel? The difference is that humans can express it whereas the expressions of other than humans are not discernible to us. However, once a tree trunk showed its feelings and its love in front of everyone’s eyes. Yes, it was a miracle of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and yes, the tree trunk revealed its adoration for the one whom everything in nature and in tune with nature is in love with. <3

This is one of the cutest stories ever!

Sahih Bukhari, 3584:

Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah:
The Prophet (ﷺ) used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday. Then an Ansari woman or man said. “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! Shall we make a pulpit for you?” He replied, “If you wish.” So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, he proceeded towards the pulpit (for delivering the sermon). The date-palm cried like a child! The Prophet (ﷺ) descended (the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of religious knowledge given near to it.”

Imagine what kind of man was he for whom the date-palm cried like a child? Indeed, a mercy for all mankind! Imagine the beauty of his words, imagine the wonderful and honest message that he delivered for which even non-humans hankered after. What kind of religious knowledge did he bring which was worth crying for? Have you ever wondered?

And if you have the basic know-how of that knowledge, then have you ever considered sharing it ahead with those who don’t have it? Why should they remain in the dark? Let them know what Prophet Muhammad ﷺ talked about, let them know what Islam truly is!

What a beautiful message and what a beautiful man who brought it! Because if the message is good and the messenger delivers it to you in an ugly manner or if the messenger is very polite but the message is unpleasant, would you value it the way it should be valued? Of course not. So let’s hug those around us who are crying, depressed, struggling, stressed and tell them it’s because they have something missing in their life. Tell them about the knowledge and message that came to make lives beautiful and to dispel away grief. Because they don’t know what’s missing!

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Secrets Of Salah – 18

Salam,
Bismillah.

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The Most Gracious, The repeatedly Merciful (1:2), and the devotion of these words comprises a testimony to the Rububiyyah of Allah alone; just as He is the Solicitous Lord of the Cosmos, The creator, The Provider, and The One who regulates their affairs, The One who brought all creation into existence, and The One who enriches them. So He alone is their God, their Deity, their Sanctuary, and their Refuge in times of distress and vicissitudes, and they have no Lord save He, and no God save He.

These words also have a special connotation of devotion and slave hood. It is the slave’s testimony regarding his Lord’s mercy, and His mercy enfolds all of creation, and every creature in existence has his particular share of the Divine Mercy. A special manifestation of Allah’s mercy is in the slave actually standing before his Lord. It says in some narrations that Gibriel (AS) says every night, “Arise, so and so, and sleep so and so.” So, by His mercy upon the slave, Allah made him stand at His service; whispering to Him, invoking His mercy and love, asking Him for His guidance and mercy, and beseeching Allah for all worldly and spiritual blessings. This is a manifestation of Allah’s mercy upon His slave. His mercy encompasses all things, just as His praise and Knowledge encompass all things.

O our Lord you encompass all things in mercy and knowledge (40:7).

The lesson inherent in the words, Master of The Day of Judgment (1:3), is that the slave must acquire humility, and he must be just towards all, and always uphold justice, and always restrain himself from oppression and disobedience. He should reflect upon his preparations for the Last Day, and how sovereignty and power on that day will belong solely to Allah; this will be a Day when He will requite creation for their good and evil deeds, and this invokes praise for Allah.

To be continued…

Wassalam.

 

Secrets Of Salah – 17

Salam,
Bismillah.

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It is also part of devotion and slave hood to Allah that the slave remains in a state of constant remembrance in all situations, those which he relishes as well as those he dislikes. He must also praise Allah while contemplating the different circumstances of humanity, affluent or poor, sinner or saint, even if he does not understand the divine wisdom underlying it all. Divine praise is but an inspiration from Allah, which He casts into the hearts of men, abundantly or little, depending upon the knowledge of Allah which that particular slave possesses. The Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salam) said, in the narration of intercession,

“When I cast myself down in prostration, Allah inspires me with words of praise by which I glorify Him; words that had never before crossed my mind.”

His slave then says,

The Most Gracious, The repeatedly Merciful (1:2), and the devotion of these words comprises a testimony to the Rububiyyah of Allah alone; just as He is the Solicitous Lord of the Cosmos, The creator, The Provider, and The One who regulates their affairs, The One who brought all creation into existence, and The One who enriches them. So He alone is their God, their Deity, their Sanctuary, and their Refuge in times of distress and vicissitudes, and they have no Lord save He, and no God save He.

To be continued…

Wassalam.

 

Secrets Of Salah – 10

Salam,
Bismillah.

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So the mercy of his tender and loving Lord decreed a comprehensive act of worship comprising different rituals and states in accordance with the different states of the slave, and in proportion to the intensity of his need for those different states.

 

Wudhu is the means of physical purification from dirt so the slave appears before his Lord in a state of purity. Wudhu has an outward dimension and an inner dimension. Its outward aspect is physical cleansing of the limbs in preparation for worship. Its inner aspect and secret is, purification of the heart from filth of sins and disobedience, and its cleansing by means of repentance. This is why Allah links repentance and purification in the Quranic verse:

 

Indeed Allah loves those who repent and He loves those who purify themselves.” (2:222)

 

The prophet (sallahu alayhi wa salam) decreed that the one purifying himself by wudhu should read the shahada, and then the following invocation once he has completed his wudhu:

 

“Oh Allah make me of those who repent and make me of those who purify themselves.”

 

Now he has completed the necessary stages for worship and purification, outwardly and inwardly. Thus, by the shahada he has purified himself from shirk, and by the declaration of repentance, he has purified himself from sins, and by water he has purified himself from outward impurities and dirt. The stages of purification are an essential prerequisite to formally entering the presence of his Lord, and now that he is both outwardly and inwardly pure he is permitted to stand before his Lord.

 

Now, he is no longer a runaway fugitive, and by coming to His House and to the place of His worship, he enters the ranks of the devotees of Allah. This is why coming to the mosque leads to the completion of devotion that is regarded as compulsory by some, and recommended by others.

 

The slave in his forgetful state is like a fugitive, a runaway slave whose limbs and heart have stopped performing the duties for which they were created. Thus, when he comes to salat he is turning back from whence he has fled. When he stands before Him, it is a posture of devotion, humility and dejection. He is appealing to the compassion of his Master and for his Lord’s attention. He is commanded to face the Qiblah, the Sacred House with his face, and to face Allah with his heart so that he may shed all vestiges of his aversion and indifference. Then he stands before Him, as one who is completely humbled, dejected in desperate need, beseeching his Lord for tenderness, surrendering himself utterly, head bowed, heart trembling, gaze lowered; his heart does not turn away from Allah even for the twinkling of an eye, neither right nor left, totally devout. His heart concentrating absolutely on Allah, so he advances wholly towards Allah.

To be continued…

Wassalam.

 

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