"O my soul, it is only a few days, bear them patiently.A lifetime seems long but a flitting reverie"

~Imam Shafi~
" “The heart will rest and feel relief if it is settled with Allah and it will worry and be anxious if it is settled with people.” – Ibn al-Qayyim"....Say : "This is my way; I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me with sure knowledge" (Qur'an - 12:108) "Say: we believe in God and in what has been revealed to us, and what was revealed to Abraham, Isma'il: Isaac, Jacob and The Tribes, and in (the Books) given to Moses, Jesus and the Prophets, from their Lord: We make no distinction between one and another, among them, and to God do we bow our will (in Islam)." (Qur'an, Al-Imran 3:84) . "And if he (Muhammad SAW) had forged a false saying concerning Us (Allah),We would have seized him by the right hand;And then certainly should have cut off his life artery (Aorta),And none of you could withhold Us from (punishing) him" (Qur'an,Al-Haqqah 69:44-47) "Do they not ponder the Quran! If it were revealed from a source other than Allah,certainly they would have found,many contradictions."[Holy Quran 4:82] " O man! Verily, you are returning towards your Lord with your deeds and actions (good or bad), a sure returning, and you will meet (i.e. the results of your deeds which you did)" [Holy Qur'an, 84:6] Say, "Is it other than Allah I should desire as a lord while He is the Lord of all things? And every soul earns not [blame] except against itself, and no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. Then to your Lord is your return, and He will inform you concerning that over which you used to differ." ~Holy Quran 6:164 Imam Malik (rh): “Do not look to the sins of people as if you are Lords, but look to your own sins as if you are slaves. Have mercy on the people of affliction and praise Allah for your well-being, and never say, ‘This person is from the people of Hellfire, and this person is from the people of Paradise.’ Do not be arrogant over the sinners, but rather ask Allah to grant them hidayah and rashad (i.e. guidance).” Ibn Kathir (Ra) narrated: كان نقش خاتم عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه : كفى بالموت واعظاً ياعمر “The engraving on ‘Umar ibn al Khataab’s(Ra) ring was: “Sufficient is death as an admonisher O Umar”. ["Al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaaya]. "When you fear the creation, you run away from it, but when you fear the Creator, you feel close to Him,& run towards Him.".Ibn Qayyim . "Allahumma la‘aisha illa‘aish-al-Aakhirah": 'There is no life but the life of the next world' "And worship your Lord until there comes to you the certainty (i.e. death)". (Quran 15:99) “And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways.And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.” [Quran: 29:69] "... And my success is not but through Allah . Upon him I have relied, and to Him I return." ~ Al Quran 11:88
"Nothing in this world is really useful to you unless it has some utility and value for the next world"-Imam Ali(R)

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Once there was a tyrant an evil man, his name was al Hageag ibn Yusuf Al Takafi and this man was politically motivated in the sense that he was serving his masters no matter what devious actions he did. We are told once that he attacked Mekkah, though he was a Muslim, he had the Kabba'h stoned; he had the companions (May Allah be pleased with them) of the Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and the son of the Companion of the Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) Abdullah Ibn Zubair (May Allah be pleased with him) he had him killed and he had him crucified for days and nights, though his mother was Asma bint Abu Bakr, due his aunt was Aisha, the wife of the prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam)

This evil man sentence one of the scholars of Islam Said Ibn Jubair to death, and there was a man who cried because of this sentence so Saaid ibn Jubair told him why are you crying for? So the man says because of this evil sentence: sentencing you to death and you are a scholar of Islam. Saaid smile and said: “Don't cry, you have to know that this was essentially decreed by Allah (Azza wa Jal) and Allah decreed that on us and if you know this you have to believe that Allah said “No calamities ever take's places on earth or on yourself except you will find it that its in a Book with Allah (Azza wa Jal) before it was created and this is something that we have to believe that whatever take's places is written long time a go before it was created

 it was destined by Allah (Azza wa Jal) long time ago, and as a believer we believe that everything takes places on us, calamities or others, all of these are for our own benefit and this may sound a little bit strange but, our prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) once wondered and he said: “Strange! The believer, how Allah (Azza wa Jal) tries him and tests him, no matter what happens to the believer it is to his own benefit, so if Allah (Azza wa Jal) blesses a believer then the believer would be thankful would be grateful and this would be to his benefit, and if a believer is been tested and tried by Allah with calamities he would be patient and accepting Allah's decree and that would also be to his benefit”.

Al Kitabah means that Allah wrote everything about the creation. He has written what He says and what He does and all that comes to existence due to His actions and sayings. All is written in Umm ul kitab (lit: the mother of the book) known also as (al-Lauh al-Mahfoudh) The preserved tablet and (Ad dhikr) the original book of records. Allah says which means):

"Do not you know that Allah knows All that is in the Heaven and on earth? Verily, it is all in the book. Verily! That is easy for Allah"(22:70)

The prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) explained that "Allah had written the ordained measures (and due proportions) of the creation, fifty thousand years before the creation of the heavens and the earth and His Arsh was on the water" (saheeh Muslim v4 pg. 1397)

Allah ordered The Pen (Al-qalam) to write the records of all preordained measures and qualities unit; the hour is established.

Narrated Abee Hafsah: Ubaadah bin saamit said to his son: "Oh son! You shall not get the true sense of eemaan until you know that what has befallen you was not going to miss you and what missed you was not going to befall upon you. I heard the prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) saying:

"As soon as Allah created the pen, he commanded it saying: write. It said: "what should I write my Lord?" Allah said: "Write the record of all things to happen till the establishment of the hour" Oh my son I have heard Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) saying: "He who dies believing other than this is not from me"(i.e. is not upon the prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) belief) (Abu Dawud)

The persons livelihood, life term, deeds and his status in the Hereafter (wretched or blessed) are written while in the mothers womb at an early stage of his development. This is confirmed in the hadeeth related by Abdullah ibn Masood who said, "Allahs Messengers saw said: "The creation of everyone of you is collected for the first forty days in his mothers womb in the form of a nutfah after which it turns into an alaqah for an equal period. Then it becomes a mudgha (a lump of flesh) for a similar period and then Allah sends an angel with four words recording the persons provision, his life term, his deeds and whether he will be wretched or the blessed (in the hereafter). Then he breaths the soul into him
. By Allah besides whom there is no true God, the one amongst you will do the deeds of the people of Paradise till there is only the distance of a cubit between him and Paradise but then the writings precedes and so he will do the deeds of the people of the fire, and thus enters it; and one of you will do the deeds of the people of the fire until there remains a cubit between him and Hell that the writings precedes and he will do the deeds of the people of Paradise, and thus enters it.

Allah's statement,

(Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not.) (96:3-5) Therefore, this statement is Allah's swearing and alerting His creatures to what He has favored them with by teaching them the skill of writing, through which knowledge is attained.

Thus, Allah continues by saying, 
 (and by what they Yastur.) Ibn `Abbas, Mujahid and Qatadah all said that this means, "what they write.'' As-Suddi said, "The angels and the deeds of the servants they record.'' Others said, "Rather, what is meant here is the pen which Allah caused to write the decree when He wrote the decrees of all creation, and this took place fifty-thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth.'' For this, they present Hadiths that have been reported about the Pen. 

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded from Al-Walid bin `Ubadah bin As-Samit that he said, "My father called for me when he was dying and he said to me: `Verily, I heard the Messenger of Allah say,

(Verily, the first of what Allah created was the Pen, and 

He said to it: "Write.'' 

The Pen said: "O my Lord, what shall I write'' 

He said: "Write the decree and whatever will throughout eternity.''' 

This Hadith has been recorded by Imam Ahmad through various routes of transmission. At-Tirmidhi also recorded it from a Hadith of Abu Dawud At-Tayalisi and he (At-Tirmidhi) said about it, "Hasan Sahih, Gharib.''

The prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) gave us the glad tidings by saying that the magnitude of reward is in accordance with the magnitude of the calamity that hits a person and Allah, when He (Subhanu Wa Ta’ala) loves a group of people he will test them. So whoever is satisfied with what Allah has tried him with, then he will get Allah’s satisfaction and whoever complains will get the displeasure of Allah Almighty. It always comforts us to compare apples to apples in the sense that whenever a calamity strikes us it would make it much easier for us to look at other’s calamities and be grateful to Allah that what came up to me was not as big or huge to what compared, came to others.

Orwah Ibn Al Zubair., he was one of the great scholars of Islam, he is the brother of the companion of Allah, Abdullah Ibn Zubair, and he was one of the seven scholars of Medina who came after the companions of the Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam), so he is to be a Taabi’een, which means that he saw the companions of the Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam). This man, it was said that he was very handsome and he had seven of his upspring brave, strong, handsome men and he was quite wealthy.Once one of his sons felled from a building and died and other stories say that he went into the stable of the ruler and was killed by one of the horses and in the same night doctors discovered that he had something wrong in his leg and they have to amputated it from the knee down or it would kill him. He said: “Do what you have to do” they told him: “You have to drink this so it would make the pain easier on you, it would make you in a sense out of conscience. He refused and said:”I would never take with my own hands what takes my mind away from remembering Allah, from making dhikr. They told him “it is very painfully, we are going to saw your foot. He said “Do whatever you wish, but give some time to indulge myself in prayers and remembering Allah and once you see this, do whatever you wish. So they started doing that and they started sawing his leg and he did not utter one sound. Once it was over and they put his leg in this oil so that bleeding would stop, what do you expect he would say?

If anyone of us had one calamity that is 10% of this we would start to scream, not Orwah Ibn Al Zubair.. He said: “O, Allah you gave me seven and you took one, o Allah, you gave me four limbs two hands and two legs and you took one and left three for me, o Allah what you have taken from me you have previously given to me and if you have tested me you have made me live in comfort all of this life, o Allah, praise is all due to you”.


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