Archive for June, 2008

Promise 17 of 25

Promise 17 of 25

Peace and security

Allah the Most high, says,

“It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with wrong that are (truly) in security, for they are on (right) guidance.”

[Al Qur’an 6:82]

Only Allah can give peace.

People claim to have the solution to bringing peace to the heart, but only Allah has the solution.

This security can be in different forms. For instance in the battle of Badr at the time of Rasullulah(Saw), where the Muslim army was 300 men and they were facing an army of 1000 strong. So at such a moment when you are outnumbered there is room for anxiety, but Allah at that time brought down upon them the Muslims sakeenah (serenity), and sent rain to cool them and to make the ground firm under their feet. Then a strange thing happened, when suddenly they all fell asleep, When He encompassed you all with slumber as a source of Peace from Him. [Al Qur’an].

Abdullah bin Saud (May Allah have mercy upon him) says. “Slumber during fighting is a source of peace from Allah (swt), and slumber during Salaah is from shaitaan.”

So the companions of Rasullulah (saw) were facing death before them, yet they fell asleep. Imagine and Look at the tranquillity that came to them from Allah, this is something that can only come from Allah. No worldly preparation, no training, nothing can prepare one for that. This is from Allah. The gift is from Him(swt).


Promise 16 of 25

Promise 16 of 25

Blessings – Barakah

Allah the Most high, says,

“If the people of the towns had but believed and feared Allah, we should indeed have opened out to them (all kinds of) blessings from heaven and earth, but they rejected (the truth), and We brought them to book for their misdeeds.”

[Al Qur’an 7:96]

We should not believe in Allah and His messenger(saw) in order to seek the blessings of this world, rather we should seek the blessings of the hereafter.

However at times Allah will bless this Ummah. Some of that time has already passed, and some is still to come, i.e. when Isa (AS) reappears.

Sins also have an effect on blessings. An individual who sins can be deprived of many blessings in his life. Collectively in this world, if the earth has sins, i.e. the sins of the inhabitants, then it takes away the barakah. However when there is iman and righteousness then there is barakah. At the time of Isa(AS) there will be so much barakah.

Promise 15 of 25

Promise 15 of 25

Guidance – Hidayah

Allah the Most high, says,

“Those who believe, and work righteousness, their Lord will guide them because of their faith, beneath them will flow rivers in gardens of bliss.”

[Al Qur’an 10:9]

And this is what we need most. Just because we are believers, it doesn’t mean that we don’t need guidance. We need guidance in every moment of our lives.

The most frequent dua that one makes is in Surah Al-fatihah – “Oh Allah guide us to the straight path.” [Al Qur’an 1:5]

So Allah will guide them because of their iman

We cannot live without the guidance and tawfiq (ability to do good) of Allah

Promise 14 of 25

Promise 14 of 25

Allah will save you

“In the end We deliver Our Messengers and those who believe (to safety) Thus is it fitting on Our part that We should deliver those who believe.”

[Al Qur’an 10:103]

Prophet Yunus(as) was in the stomach of the fish in 3 layers of darkness, the darkness of the stomach of the fish, the darkness of the night, and the darkness of the sea/ocean.

Yet when he called out to Allah saying,

“Oh Allah there is no God but you, glory be to you, I have wronged myself” [Al Qur’an 21:87]

Allah heard his plea in the depth of 3 layers of darkness, as He, the Most High says,

“So We listened to him and delivered him from distress, and thus do We deliver those who have faith.” [Al Qur’an 21:88]

Promise 13 of 25

Promise 13 of 25

A good ending

Allah, the Most High says,

“For those who believe and work righteousness, is (every) blessedness, and a beautiful place of (final) return.”

[Al Qur’an 13:29]

Allah, the Most High also mentions what Moosa(AS) said to his people,

“…for the earth belongs to Allah, and He will give it to whomever He wills and the end belongs to the Al-Muttaqeen (righteous).”

[Al Qur’an 7:128]

Allah promises a good ending for the believers.

Don’t worry about all the difficulties that are being experienced now, as the happy end is for the believers.

Promise 12 of 25

Promise 12 of 25

Steadfastness and firmness – Thibaat

Allah, the Most High says,

“Allah will establish in strength those who believe, with the word that stands firm, in this world and in the Hereafter; but Allah will leave, to stray, those who do wrong, and Allah does what He wills.”

[Al Qur’an 14:27]

Allah will give you steadfastness, because you will need this for what is coming. You wouldn’t be able to cope with the trials that await you if you are believers. You will need thibaat (steadfastness and firmness)

It’s very easy to remain on the straight path at this moment. But will we have the consistency to stay on it for years, without diverting.

Rasul(saw) would often make the following dua “Oh the one who overturns the hearts make our hearts steadfast upon your religion”

The hearts can easily flip and turn, even the word for heart in Arabic, Qalb, comes from the word taqqalab which means overturning, flipping.

May Allah make all of our hearts steadfast upon His religion ameen.

Promise 11 of 25

Promise 11 of 25

Protection from Shaitaan

Allah, the Most High says,

“No authority has he (i.e. Shaitaan) over those who believe and put their trust in their Lord.”

[Al Qur’an 16:99]

Put your trust in Allah and Allah will protect you from Shaitaan.

Iblis (Shaitaan) is very experienced. He is stronger than us, we can’t defeat him except with the help of Allah.

Allah has given us many weapons to defeat the Shaitaan. A believer uses these weapons that Allah has given him.

For instance Ayat-ul-Kursi which is recited before going to sleep and on other occasions, the tawwudh (words of seeking protection from Shaitaan), the Daily adhkaar (Prayers and invocations) for morning and evening from the ahadeeth, the prayer before entering the lavatory etc… are all weapons that Allah has given to the believers as a protection against the Shayateen (army of devils), both from amongst the Jinn and from amongst Mankind.

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