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Excruciating Pain

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Sunday, 22 March 2015 10:38

P A I N. The word itself makes one feel uncomfortable. Often, the pain of a near and dear one is more painful than one’s own pain. A mother probably feels the pain of her little child more than her own. The closer the bond, the greater the pain felt over the discomfort of the beloved. The greatest bond of every Believer is the bond with his most beloved master, Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Allah Ta‘ala declares in the Glorious Quraan: “The Nabi is closer to the Believers than their own selves” (Ahzaab, v6). Thus the pain of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is the pain of every Believer. If something hurts him, it should pierce our hearts. When the disbelievers were about to execute the great Sahaabi, Zaid bin Dathina (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), they asked him: “Would you be happier if Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was in your place and you were left free to be with your family?” His spontaneous response was: “By Allah, I cannot even bear that I be sitting comfortably with my family while even a thorn is pricking Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).” This response emanated from true love and was a reflection of the deep bond that he had with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He was happy to lay down his life, but could not tolerate the discomfort of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

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Strangled by Debt

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Sunday, 22 March 2015 10:33

Sleepless nights, anxiety attacks, stress, hypertension, heart attack and even marriage breakdown... and the list goes on. These are just some of the many consequences of taking on unnecessary debts. It is almost as if a person is strangled to death by debt. How true are the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam): “There is no worry like the worry of debt” (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #6641). Luqman (‘alaihis salaam) said to his son: “Avoid debt, for it is sleeplessness at night and a disgrace during the day (when one has to make excuses and lie to one’s creditors and keep hiding from them).

Once Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) cautioned the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum): “Do not put yourself into a state of alarm.” The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) asked: “And how is that possible.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied: “Through debt.”  (Majma‘uz Zawaaid #6623)

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Addiction

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Sunday, 22 March 2015 10:26

Question: I smoke “weed” every week, watch haraam on my phone and I am involved in some unnatural behaviour. I cannot do without these things though I know it is wrong and sinful. Please advise how I can overcome this condition.

Answer: The answer to this important question requires much detail which is beyond the scope of this newsletter. Some points are nevertheless mentioned hereunder. For further guidance you should contact a senior experienced ‘Aalim in your community.

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Faqihul Ummah: Spiritual Reformation

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Sunday, 22 March 2015 10:22

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalaamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh

It has been ten years since I have graduated and took bay‘at at your hands. However, my spiritual condition is as weak as it was in the initial stages.

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Download Al-Haadi Volume 22 Number 2

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Sunday, 22 March 2015 10:20

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One Creator behind Every Inventor

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Thursday, 12 March 2015 15:05

Generally when something new is invented, then man proudly attributes it to his own personal doing. He completely and conveniently forgets Allah Ta‘ala who solely inspired that thought and idea in his mind. If all inventions were merely the product of man’s doing, then why were so many inventions that brought about ease and comfort, only invented in this era and not centuries ago?

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Inspirational Advice

Conversation of Love

On one occasion, while Zun-noon Misri (rahimahullah) was performing tawaaf, he heard a voice full off grief and sorrow. When he turned, he saw a woman clinging to the cloth of the Ka’bah saying:

“O my Beloved, You alone know who my beloved is

My frail body and my tears are exposing my secret

My Beloved, I have concealed my love for a very long time, now my heart cannot contain it anymore”

He says: “On hearing these words, my heart was deeply affected and I burst out crying. Thereafter I heard her say: ‘O my Master! Out of the love that You have for me, forgive my sins.’ When I heard these words, I could not contain myself and said: ‘O woman, is your love for Allah Ta‘ala not sufficient that you had to ask Him to forgive you due to His love for you.’ She retorted: ‘Move away, do you not know that there are such people on this earth whom Allah Ta‘ala loves before they even love Him. Did you not hear of the verse:

فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللَّـهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ

Soon Allah Ta‘ala will bring about a nation who He will love them and they will love Him.

See! In this verse Allah Ta‘ala’s love for them is mentioned first.’” (Aa’yaanul Hujjaaj, pg. 170)

Lessons:

1. Love is a two way thing. When we develop a little love for Allah Ta‘ala and live our lives according to the dictates of that love, Allah Ta‘ala will reciprocate it with such love, contentment and tranquillity that no price can be attached to it.  

2. The love of Allah Ta‘ala is not something which is exclusive to men. Often a woman can out do a man in the love of Allah Ta‘ala. The basic condition is to turn completely towards Him.

 
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