Monday, 27 May 2013 07:38
We should never become obedient to and follow our nafs (carnal desire), or else with time we will become such slaves of our nafs that it will be very difficult to do any action contrary to the dictates of the nafs. On the other hand if we anger our nafs only for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala and continue to place it under little difficulties (by abstaining from wrong), then it will automatically become accustomed to it. Then to carry out good deeds becomes very easy. For the friends of Allah Ta’ala, doing good actions is a total pleasure, whereas we find it very difficult. This is due to us always obeying our nafs, hence we desire to have ease and comfort at all times.
Monday, 13 May 2013 08:23
There was a man whose neighbour had a rooster that never stopped crowing. This annoyed him, so one day he sent his servant to purchase the rooster, slaughter it and prepare it for lunch. In the meantime he invited his friends to join him for the meal. As they sat and waited for the meals to be served, the man mentioned to his friends the disturbance the rooster had caused him and now how much of peace he was enjoying. Just then the servant came in with the food. He explained to the master that the neighbor refused to sell the rooster, so he bought one from the market. It was only at this point that the man realized, the rooster was still crowing in the background.
Monday, 29 April 2013 07:27
To become an engineer is easy. To become a rocket scientist is easy. But to become a human being is difficult.
Man made an effort on sand and skyscrapers came into existence. He made an effort on steel and airplanes came into existence. Man made an effort on science and technology reached the moon, alas man has forgotten himself. Everything around man has progressed, while man himself has retrogressed.
Monday, 08 April 2013 15:07
When one’s heart is inclined and intends to do some good action, then immediately the mind starts thinking: “Where is the time for it?” For example a person never used to perform tahajjud salaah. However, due to the blessed nature of Ramadhaan, Allah Ta’ala gave him the ability to be punctual with his tahajjud. Now he thinks that in Ramadhaan he found time for tahajjud, after Ramadhaan how will he find time? This thought is incorrect. The correct approach is to merely add this additional deed to the daily program. As a result together with all the other actions, Allah Ta’ala will create the time and space for it. With such thoughts, his entire life will end up passing by and he will not find the time for his tahajjud salaah. To wait for a time that is completely vacant will be sheer foolishness.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 10:39
People nowadays use technology to enter into a deceptive dream world of “virtual reality”. Via facebook, twitter and other social media he lives in a false world, creating a fiction “personality” about himself in the mind of people. He gets so caught up in his false world of lies and deception; where he openly lies regarding his name, appearance, profession and financial standing, that he does not want to come out of it and face reality. Salaah, Quraan, zikr and dua are all real actions that bring life to a man’s soul. It removes man from his cocoon of slumber and it wakes him up to prepare for the real life after death. Yet we are put all our efforts in chasing pleasure and leisure and we expect progress in our deen. How can a farmer plant weeds and expect flowers to grow? Let us come onto good deeds and live a real life.
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