Filed under: Relationship With Allah
Turn to Allah, my friends! Let us turn to Allah and strengthen our relationship with Him. And what is the way of strengthening our relationship with Allah. It is accepting Imaan and adopting Taqwaa.
Refrain from drugs,
abstain from alcohol,
abstain from adultery,
abstain from fornication,
abstain from not performing Salaat,
abstain from not giving Zakaat,
abstain from disobedience to parents,
sit in the company of the ‘Ulamaa,
join those Islaamic movements which are supervised by authentic and reliable ‘Ulamaa and
strive to rectify your lives and the lives of the whole society.
Today, we must go from here, with this firm resolution of adopting Taqwaa – the key to friendship with Allah.
Filed under: A Beautiful Story
A person came crying and weeping to Shaikh Shiblee Rahamatullahi alayh and said, ‘O Shaikh, I have destroyed myself; make du’aa for me that may Allah take me away from this world.’ People, whose relationship with Allah is strong, will never ever dream of committing suicide. Those people who enjoy the pleasures of this world; alcohol, drug, women, dubbing, etc., they are the people who will ultimately, want to commit suicide because they will get sick of this world. Those who enjoy the pleasures of this world by committing pins will be surrounded by problems from all four sides. They have brought these problems upon themselves through disobedience to Allah Ta’aalaa. Such people begin to feel they will only find peace, if they are dead.
An Urdu poet has said:
Now out of fear you desire to die
(But) even after death, if you do not find peace, where will you go?
Now, overpowered by calamities and problems, you desire to die and you consider death a solution to all your problems, but if, after death, you do not find peace in the grave, if you do not find peace on the Day of Qiyaamah, if you do not find peace on the Pul Siraat and you are deprived of entry in Jannah, then where will you go?
So the person said to Shaikh Shiblee, ‘I have a big problem. Make du’aa that may Allah Ta’aalaa take me away from this world.’ The Shaikh said, ‘Calm down, take it easy, what is the problem?’ He replied, ‘I had a very close friend, and I loved him very much. We were friends for a very long time. He sacrificed everything for me and I sacrificed everything for him. I had never thought that he will ever leave me but he has betrayed me and has left me. Now my heart
is empty. I cannot survive without him. I love him so much that I want him back, and if I cannot have him back, then I want to die.’ The Shaikh soothed him and asked him to calm down saying, ‘Look, there is no need to lose hope. Why do you want to die when there is a solution to your problem?’ He quickly said, very happily, ‘Tell me what is the solution, tell me quickly! Since he has left me I have not been eating, drinking or sleeping. There is no joy in my life. Please tell me quickly.’ The Shaikh replied, ‘The only way to forget a friend who has left you is to make a new friend.’ He said, ‘O Shaikh, after ten to fifteen years of loyal friendship, he has betrayed me and I am suffering. And you are telling me to make a new friend. I fear that if the same thing happens, then what will become of me.’ Shaikh Shiblee said, ‘What if I find you a friend who will never betray you. In fact, if you are disloyal to him and after years of disloyalty, you go back to him saying O my friend! Forgive me. I want to be your friend again, he will immediately accept you again as a friend.’ He said, ‘O Shaikh! Show me this friend! Who is this friend that is so loyal.’ The Shaikh replied, ‘Turn to Allah and make friendship with Him.’
Filed under: In The Grave
And after death, what will happen in the grave? Those people who accept Imaan and perform A’maali Saalihah, Allah Ta’aalaa will strengthen them in the grave when they are questioned,
‘Who is your Lord? What is your religion? Who is your Rasool? So friends, let us turn to Allah, for He Alone is the true and best friend.
Filed under: At The Time Of Death
Indeed, those people who say ‘Our Rabb is Allah (and) thereafter they remain firm, then (at the time of death) the angels will descend upon them (saying), ‘Do not fear, nor grieve, but receive glad tidings of Jannah that was promised to you.’ (41:30)
Those people who accept Imaan and thereafter they remain firm, i.e. they abstain from sins and perform A’maali Saalihah, then the angels will descend at the time of death to strengthen them and to give glad tidings of Jannah.
The angels will further say,
‘We are your friends in this world and in the Hereafter Therein you will have all that you shall desire, and therein you will have all that you ask for.’ (41:31)
Whilst in this world, you were restraining your desires for the Pleasure of your Creator, now in Jannah, He will give you anything that you desire.
Filed under: Solution To Our Problems
Today we are trying to solve the problems of Kashmir, Somalia, Bosnia, Albania and Palestine. Here is the solution! If Allah Ta’aalaa is our friend, (if we strive as an Ummah and make friendship with Allah), then there are glad tidings for us in this world and in the Hereafter. If Allah is ours, then this world is ours and the Hereafter is ours. An Urdu poet has very beautifully said:
If you (Allah) are not mine, then nothing is mine
If you are mine then everything is mine – the heavens are mine, the earth is mine
If Allah is not mine then nothing is mine. I have a Mercedes but if my relationship with
Allah is not strong then that Mercedes cannot profit me in this world or the Hereafter. I am a millionaire, I own factories, I am a political leader, I am a community leader, but my relationship with Allah is not strong, then these worldly positions cannot give me success, neither in this world nor in the Hereafter. How beautifully it has been said.
If you are not mine then nothing is mine; if you are mine then everything is mine, the heavens are mine and the universe is mine. If Allah is ours then everything is ours. The solution to our problems – the problems of the Muslim Ummah – is to make friendship with Allah Ta’aalaa through adopting Taqwaa.
Filed under: Another Meaning Of Taqwaa
What is Taqwaa?
To abstain from sins.
And what is the meaning of abstaining from sins?
To perform A’maali Saalihah (good deeds). For those people who abstain from sins and perform good deeds, there are glad tidings, both in this world and in the Hereafter. Those who accept Imaan and perform good deeds and adopt Taqwaa, Allah will make them the rulers in this world.
Allah has promised to those of you who accept Imaan and perform good deeds that He will definitely make them the rulers in the earth. (24:55)
Filed under: Reward For Taqwaa
Those people who accept Imaan and adopt Taqwaa, (they abstain from sins and follow the Commands of Allah in the light of the teachings of the beloved Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam ), how will Allah reward them?
For them are glad tidings, in this world and in the Hereafter – there is no change in the Words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme triumph. (10:64)