Posts Tagged 'hikmah'

The righteous servant is refined through tribulation

Ali (May Allah be pleased with him) said,

“Son of Adam! Do not rejoice at wealth
and do not despair at poverty.
Do not become despondent at the onset of tribulation
and do not rejoice at the onset of ease
for gold is refined through fire
and the righteous servant is refined through tribulation.
You will not attain what you want except by leaving what you desire
and you will not reach what you aspire to except through patience.
Expend all your efforts in carefully fulfilling the duties made obligatory upon you.”

[Trials and Tribulations – Wisdom and Benefits]

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When Allah wishes good for a person

When Allah wishes good for a person

On the authority of Muawiyah (May Allah be please with him) it is reported that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

“When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen”

[Bukhari and Muslim]

Explanation

“Knowledge and understanding of Deen (religion) here stands for the understanding of the Qur’an and Hadith, religious injunctions, and knowledge of the lawful and the unlawful. This Hadith highlights the excellence of knowledge and the fact that it is a sign of Allah’s Help to the person who possesses it and acts upon it.”

Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie.

Four things that most people believe in but their actions belie.

Shaqique Ibne Ibrahim rahmatullahi alayh says: People seem to agree with me when they say that they believe in four things, but their actions belie what they claim to believe:-

1 They say that they are slaves (bondsmen) of Allah Ta’ala, but their actions betray that they regard themselves to be freemen;

2 They say that Allah Ta’ala has taken upon Himself the responsibility to give us our sustenance, but they never rest content until they hoard enough of worldly provisions;

3 They say that akhirah (Hereafter) is preferable to this world, but they are ever engaged in amassing wealth, and are least concerned about akhirah.

4 They say that death is inevitable, but they are absorbed in worldly activities as though they were to live here forever.
(Tanbeehul Ghaafileen)

Hikmah – Wisdom

Hikmah – Wisdom

“He grants wisdom to whom He pleases; and he to whom wisdom is granted receives a benefit overflowing; but none will grasp the message but men of understanding”

[Al Qur’an 2:269]

Explanation

“ ‘but none will grasp the message but men of understanding’ means, ‘Those who will benefit from the advice are those who have sound minds and good comprehension with which they understand the words (of advice and reminder) and their implications.’” [Tafsir ibn Kathir]

To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return

“To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return”

Al-Fudhayl ibn Iyyâdh (May Allah have mercy on him) said to a man, How many (years) have come upon you?” He replied, “Sixty years.” He said, “Therefore, for sixty years you have been going to your Lord and you are about to reach (Him).” So the man said, “To Allâh we belong and to Him we shall return!” So al-Fudhayl asked, “Do you know the meaning of that (statement)? You are saying, I belong to Allah as a servant and I am going to return to Him. So whoever knows that he belongs to Allah as a servant and that he will return to him, then he should know that he will be stopped. And whoever knows that he will be stopped, then he should know that he will be questioned. And whoever knows that he will be questioned, then let him prepare an answer for the question.”

[Jâmi al-Ulûm wal-Hikam of Ibn Rajab]

A Tear that is shed for the sake of Allah(swt)

A Tear that is shed for the sake of Allah(swt)

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said,

“The tears that fall from the eyes of a truthful believer, out of the fear of Allah (SWT), and then roll down his face, however little they are, even (though they be) of the size of the head of a fly, shall prevent the Fire of Hell from touching his face.”

[Ibn Majah]

Why our Supplications are not answered

Why our Supplications are not answered.

Ibrahim bin Adham, may Allah have mercy upon him, was a third century scholar, a teacher and companion of Sufyaan Ath-Thawree, and he was asked about the saying of Allah, the Most high:

“And your Lord says: Call on me and I will answer your prayer” [Al Qur’an 41:60]

“You know Allah, Yet you do not obey him,
You recite the Qur’an, Yet you do not act according to it,
You know the Shaitaan, Yet you have agreed with him,
You proclaim to love the Messenger of Allah,
Yet you abandon His Sunnah,
You proclaim your love for Paradise, Yet you do not act to gain it,
You proclaim your fear of the fire,
Yet you do not prevent yourselves from sins,
You say ‘Indeed death is true’, Yet you do not prepare for it,
You busy yourselves with finding faults with others,
Yet you do not look at your own faults,
You eat that which Allah has provided for you,
Yet you do not thank him,
You bury your dead, Yet you do not take a lesson from it.”


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