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A Stolen Pound

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‘The condition of the one who relies on Allah is like the condition of the one who is given a pound by a King, then it gets stolen from him; so the King says to him: “I have many times as much as that, so don’t worry. When you come to me, I will give you much more than that from my treasures.”

Thus if this person knows the truthfulness of the king’s statement, and trusts him, and knows that his treasures are full of that, then what he missed will not make him sad.’ –

Imam ibn al Qayyim

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Major du’a request [Sister Amina Ahmed]

as salamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I recently came across the tragic news of dear sister Amina Ahmed. I first read this extremely sad news from the facebook page of Shaykh Omar Suleiman. I have copied and pasted the words from the shaykhs facebook page.

 “This picture is of a young sister Aminah Ahmed graduating yesterday from University of Texas in Arlington. Last night she went to sleep with a headache and didn’t wake up. She had a brain aneurysm and is in a coma on life support at the ICU at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth. Please please pray for Aminah to fully recover and make dua for her family. This is very difficult to come to terms with for them and is a reminder to all of us how quickly things can change.

May Allah cure her and return her to her full capabilities and comfort her family. ameen”

I hope you will all spare a moment to call out and beg Allah for sister Aminahs recovery .

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The Way Allahs Decree Protects Us…

قال قتادة

قد فرح به أبواه حين ولد وحزنا عليه حين قتل ولو بقي لكان فيه هلاكهما فليرض امرؤ بقضاء الله فإن قضاء الله للمؤمن فيما يكره خير له من قضائه فيما يحب.

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“His parents rejoiced when he was born and grieved for him when he was killed.

If he had stayed alive, he would have been the cause of their doom.

So let a man be content with the decree of Allah, for the decree of Allah for the believer, if he dislikes it, is better for him than if He were to decree something that he likes for him.”

    Tafseer al Quran al Kareem ibn Katheer
تفسير القرآن الكريم ابن كثير ١٨:٨٠

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Six Ingredients to Remedy a loss/affliction.

4012534497_305ba304d4Six ingredients to remedy a loss/affliction.

” The first is to have a firm trust in Allah.

The second is resigning oneself to the inescapable fact that everything that is decreed will happen and will follow its unalterable course.

The third is that patience has no substitute for the positive effect it has on the afflicted.

The fourth is an unwavering belief in the implications of this phrase ‘Without showing forbearance, what will I accomplish?’

The fifth is to ask myself, ‘Why should I be a willful party to my own destruction?’

The sixth is knowing that from one hour to the next, circumstances are transformed and difficulties vanish.”

Taken from ‘Don’t be sad’ By Shaykh Aidh al-Qarni

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Exchanging Allahs Blessing…

3750555006_8dc987333f_m.jpg“From the greatest of sins which are hidden – and widely practiced – is that the servant is enjoying a blessing that Allah has blessed him with and chosen for him, then that servant becomes bored of it and seeks to exchange it for what he thinks – due to his ignorance – is better for him than it, and His Lord continues to be merciful to him and does not prevent him from this blessing, and He excuses him due to his ignorance and this bad choice that he has chosen for himself. When he reaches the limit in scorning this blessing and his boredom with it overcomes him, Allah removes this blessing from him. So, if he is given what he sought in exchange for that blessing, and he sees the immense difference between what he was previously enjoying and and what he has now been given instead of it, his anxiety and regret increase and he requests a return to what he previously had. So, if Allah desires good and guidance for His servant, He allows him to bear witness that what he had was a blessing from the blessings of Allah upon him, and He causes him to become pleased with that blessing and to give thanks to Allah for it. If his soul then whispers to him to again seek to exchange that blessing for something else, he makes istikharah to His Lord, the istikharah of the one who is ignorant of what is in his best interests and unable to attain them. He turns his affairs to Allah, requesting of Him to help him make the best decision.

3220084593_c59d4ce216_m.jpgAnd there is nothing more harmful to the servant than to become bored of the blessings of Allah, because he does not see it as a blessing, and he does not thank Allah for it, and does not become happy because of it. Rather, he belittles it, complains about it and considers it to be a disaster – all this while it can well be from the greatest of Allah’s blessings upon him.

Most people have a feeling of enmity towards Allah’s blessings upon them, and they do not percieve that this opening that Allah has given them is actually a blessing, and they exert the utmost effort in repelling it and pushing it away out of ignorance and oppression. So, how many are those whom Allah’s blessings comes to one of them, and they rise to repel and fight against it? And how many are those whom the blessing comes to one of them and he strives to push it away and brush it to the side out of ignorance and oppression? 2493249752_1cee4c8ce7_m.jpg

Allah – the Exalted – says: {“And this is because Allah would not change a blessing that He has blessed a people with unless they change what is within themselves.”} [al-Anfal; 53] 

The one who is devoid of logic loses his chance * Until the affair passes him by. Then, he blames predestination.”

[‘al-Fawa’id’; p. 248]


 

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It Won’t Last Forever…

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“Hardships have an end whose time is known only to God. So, anyone experiencing them has no choice but to be patient until that time is up. Losing patience before that time will not help anything.

Patience is a must, but it is useless without prayer. The one praying should not be hasty, and should instead engage in worship through patience, prayers, and submission to the All-Wise…the hasty one is infringing on the function of the Planner, and this is not the proper position of a servant to be in.

The best position to be in is to accept your fate, and this demands patience. To beg constantly in prayer is the most reliable recourse. Opposition to fate is forbidden, and infringes on the function of the Planner. Understand these points, and your hardship will be much easier to deal with…”

Ibn al-Jawzi  in ‘Sayd al-Khatir’ (p. 148)

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If A Person Misses Out …

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If a person misses out on something, one of two scenarios must apply. He may have felt helpless, which is the work of the shaytaan, who prompted him to say “If only”, but there is no benefit in that; rather it is the key to blame.

The second scenario is studying and pondering the divine decree; if something is decreed it could never miss him, and no one could get it before him. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught us that which will benefit a person whether he gets what he wanted or not. He forbade us to say “if only” and told us that this opens the door to the shaytaan, because it implies regret for what has passed, grief, sorrow, and blaming the divine decree, and one is sinning thereby. It is the work of the shaytaan. This does not apply only to the words “if only”, rather it applies to the feelings in the heart that accompany it, which are contrary to complete faith and open the door to the shaytaan.

Ibn al-Qayyim

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