Nasiha Muharram 2nd 1436H

Written by: Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

"Whoever builds a Masjid, desiring Allah SWT pleasure, Allah SWT builds for him the like of it in Paradise"
(Hadith Al-Bukhari)

Nasiha Muharram 2nd 1436H

"Allah guides to His Light whom He wills."  (Surah Nur)

Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem

As it is the second day of this New Year, we are indeed in a race with time with regards to what we must do.  It came to my mind the ayah in Surah Mutaffifin (26), speaking of the righteious ones and their life in jannah and the blessing they enjoy – “What a great ending it is!  The best competition is in that!”

In this ayah, it is as if Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) is telling us that if people compete for dunya, leave it for them; it is neither worth competing nor fighting for, as dunya will last forever.  The real competition, and its winning, is Akhira. Dunya is given to those whom Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) loves and does not love, whereas Akhira is only given to those whom He loves.  If last year was a winner for us, than it is a blessing from Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) for giving us life to see another year, every day of which is another chance to win!

Subhanallah, every day we see and learn something new about the reality of things.  We went and visited someone who was suffering, as there were in a coma.  When they arose from the coma, the first thing that they uttered from their lips was: “Allah is the Nur of the heavens and the earth.”  We cried!  We remembered!  A real friend is that whom you remember in a difficult moment; and the person we visited, the Nur of the Qur’an did not leave them to themselves!  If this is in dunya, then what about Yaum ul-Qiyamah!

In a Hadith, narrated by Abu Umamah (radiallah anhu) in Muslim, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said: “Keep reading the Qur’an, as it comes as an intercessor on Yaum ul-Qiyamah for those who read it.”  So, if in dunya we see this support of the Qur’an, then it will never leave us on Yaum ul-Qiyamah.  May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) makes us from the people of the Qur’an.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) not only changed our iman, but he also changed the way we look at things (sallallahu alayhi wasalam).  As such, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) taught us that to smile in the face of your brother is sadaqa.  Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) is teaching us that even if that smile exposes our innocence in the face of those who may oppose, smiling is an act of ibadah; and we believe and trust in Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam). By smiling, we are saying:  Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) we are pleased with You, even if we meet someone who causes us discomfort, and that we are comfortable in our environment because He chose it for us!

From the wasiyah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) is to have husn dhan (a good impression or feeling); when you think others are good, it is not due to lack of understanding, but rather the actual belief that that those you encounter are better than you.  Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said that one of the attributes of the people of jannah is that they acknowledge their weakness, and they know that Absolute Power belongs to Allah (subhana wa ta'ala); these are those who think they are the weakest, and no one notices them, but if they swear for something to occur, Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) causes its occurrence.  Husn dhan is a great door to become from among the people of jannah!

In his wisdom, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) said to Aisha (radiallah anha):  be gentle (and lenient), it will make the most distasteful things beautiful.

We say, to those we love, we should always try to use the best words, and speak the truth gently, as it is the rain that causes vegetables and flowers to grow, not the thunder!  So, say what you say gently, and do not raise your voice. 

Sometimes we push the door we are trying to enter with all of our strength, and often suffer pain, but if the same door were to be open from the other side, it could be opened easily!  Know, Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) is everywhere and He can solve anything and everything.  Ya Allah!  I am on outside the door, and You are on the other side of that which You can open easily!

Many of you have sent us messages, and we are grateful for those messages, but always know that these distances do not make people near or far, no matter the distance, but rather those who are close to us are close to our hearts, and we take them wherever we go and we are always together. May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) keep us together until Yaum ul-Qiyamah, and gather us all with Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam) in Jannat-ul Firdaus.

We are grateful for these people, and we say to them may Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) reward with the best, and we include them in the best of our duas. 

Curiosity often gets the best of us, and we want to know everything, but if we knew everything that may not necessarily bring us joy.  Some things are better left unknown.  We should stop searching for things that do not benefit us.  Keep close to Allah (subhana wa ta'ala); His door is always open!  The most beautiful hearts are those that do not forget the good that has befallen them, and they are grateful.

Our Father (radiallah anhu) said

“Oh son, when you see people crying, do not stop them, for there is nothing that clears one of anxiety better than tears!”

And our Father (Radiallah anhu) used to say: 

“Nothing brings life to the heart other than making sujud to Allah (subhana wa ta'ala)!”

“Nothing can bring dreams to reality other than dua!”

With Allah (subhana wa ta'ala), there is a different taste for Life.

May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) bless you, and may He gather us all with Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam).



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