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“The problem is not with my Lord.”

 3997237600_b755dda490  Ibn al-Qayyim related from al-Jariri:

 “I was told of a man from the Children of Israel who had a need that he wanted fulfilled by Allah.So, he engaged in constant worship and then asked Allah for his need. When he did not see that his need was fulfilled, he spent the night blaming himself, saying: “O self! What is wrong with you that is preventing your need from being fulfilled?”

And he spent the night sad and holding himself to account, saying: “By Allah, the problem is not with my Lord. Rather, the problem is with myself,” and he remained in such a state of holding himself responsible until his need was finally taken care of.”

[‘Ighathat al-Lahfan’; 1/77]

Taken from our imprisoned brother Tarek Mehannas benenficial blog:

http://iskandrani.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/the-problem-is-not-with-my-lord/

may Allah hasten his release and reunite him with his beloved family ameen

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Do Not Consider Yourself Safe From Four

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 “The people of knowledge and insight do not consider themselves safe from four things:

1     . A past sin which he committed and he does not know whether Allah will forgive him for it or punish him for it

2.      What is left of his life, whether there is something therein waiting to destroy him;

3.    A favor that Allah bestowed upon him, perhaps it is a plot which will lead him step by step to his eventual destruction and ruin;

4.   Deviance which is beautified for him so that he sees it to be guidance and in a split second, his heart can deviate and he will be stripped of his deen and he does not even realize it.”

Siyar a’laam an-Nubalaa’

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