Archive for November, 2008

“Oh son of Adam Were you to Call Upon Me”

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 by Usman

Salaam, I hope everyone is in the best of health and in the state of increasing iman. Allah says in the Quran, Oh mankind, you are all fuqarah to Allah, but Allah is rich, worthy of all praise (35:15). It is our obligation to reflect on that verse. We are in a state of constant need of the help of our Lord. Nothing can happen without his permission. As we rely upon our Master he Aza wa jal advises us to call upon him for our needs. In a hadith Qudsi related in Sahih Al Muslim, Allah calls us to show our destitution to him, he says,  “O My servants, all of you are hungry (needy) except for those whom I feed, therefore seek food from Me so that I may feed you. O My servants, all of you are naked (need clothes) except for those whom I provide garments, therefore seek clothing from Me so that I should clothe you. O My servants, you sin by night and by day and I am there to pardon your sins, therefore seek forgiveness from Me so that I should grant you pardon

Reading the last part brought much happiness to me because Allah said directly to me and you that he is here to pardon our sins. He says just seek forgiveness so that I can forgive you. Therefore me and you must take advantage of the mercy of Allah and start building a relationship with him, because our place is not in this world, but it is surely in the next…in Jannah, inshallah. Keep this humble slave in your prayers, as I am in much need of them. I leave you with this,  “Allah the Almighty has said: ‘O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me, and hope in Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds in the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I shall forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with an earthful of sins and were you then to face Me, without having associated anything with Me, I shall grant you an earthful of pardon.'”  The heart needs to beat…and so we stay alive. wsalaam.

(the video is the shaykh reciting the hadith)

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Let us Live for Allah

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11, 2008 by Usman

Salaam, I hope everyone is in the best of health and in the state of ever increasing iman. Ustadh Khurram Murad (rh) was a great scholor, thinker, and an intellectual of Islam. He has excellent inspiring works. Amoung them is a book called In the Early Hours. I am currently reading the book and it is very hard to put down. It has such benifical advice and practial tips to develop that relation with our Lord that we need and desire so much. On the back cover Ustadh Khurram Murad so eloquently summarizes what it means to be a Muslim and to actually live in the obediance of Allah (swt). Below is the small excerpt, Inshallah take some time and read it. The heart needs to beat…and so we stay alive. Wsalaam

 

“Let us live for Allah. Let us love and like what he likes; let us dislike what he dislikes and hate what he hates. Let their be no terrotories carved up and no frontiers set up in serving him. Let us passionatley involve ourselves in our society to do his will, but still passionatley let our hearts yearn for his pleasure. Similarly, let the life of the Prophet live again in our lives. Let his message, his conduct, his goals, be our message, our conduct, and our goals. So, also, let nothing motivate us but an intense longing to please our Lord in the next world, and let that expectation give a decisive shape to our life here. The hope of a meaningful future must lead us to confront the risks and overcome the tribulations that lie in living by his will in the totality of our existance. We, as Muslims, have but one option: to strive to change the world accordind to the model given to mankind by the Prophet Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him.

                                                               Khurram Murad (1932-1996)

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