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Lord of the Worlds

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

I am just reading this section of the book and came across this…(in which I would like to out it here):

Ada sebuah hikayat dari “al-Muwaffaq al-Zahid”: Ketika aku telah selesai mengerjakan haji sebanyak enam puluh kali, aku duduk di dekat saluran air Masjidil Haram. Kemudian aku berpikir, “Sampai berapa kali lagi aku akan mendatangi masjid ini?” Lalu aku pun tertidur, saat itu ada yang berkata: “Wahai Muwaffaq, jika engkau punya rumah besar yang bisa menampung semua tamumu, apakah engkau akan memanggil semua tamumu untuk datang lagi ke rumahmu? Engkau pasti mengundang sebahagian dari mereka yang engkau cintai dan mereka mencintaimu saja, demikian halnya keadaanmu seperti itu”.

Which made me think of how blessed I am to chosen by Him to be able to say There is no God but Allah. Ever so grateful that with all the weaknesses, limitations that I have and grave sins that I have done, He still allowed me to stand in prayer, in front of such majestic presence, the Lord of the Worlds.

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The Love Series #13

To the one that is in control of my heart,

I don’t think I have ever come to a (100%) realisation before, that all the feelings I have ever had is one of the proofs of your existence, your control and power over my very being.

إِنَّا لله Truly! To Allah we belong

For the love I have for people and things for absolutely no reason: it strengthens my belief that there is a much greater power that is in control of me. And with that I asked of You, the one that had filled my heart with these love, to make me love those beloved to You, to make me love actions that will draw me closer to You and to grant me Your love.

For the hatred I have for people and things with valid reasons, I asked of You to help me to remember and act upon the verse ‘Do good as Allah has been good to you’. (أحسن كما أحسن الله إليك). Indeed you have only been good to me despite all the disobedience I have done to You.

Maybe that is all is there to it. Falling in love made you wonder where this feeling came from, and only to realise that it came from God.

And when this ‘love’ had left you broken, the only way to mend yourself is to ask the one that had put that ‘love’ to remove it from you, and to mend your heart, caress it and cure it.

And during the process of all that, perhaps that is when you truly fall in love, with the purest form of love, with the one that gives love- God.

Maybe that is all is there to it, to love God.

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Help

You knew I was broken. You knew my heart was already shattered. The soles of my feet were bleeding. My calves were sore. I was sitting down very slowly in your house. Thinking about giving up.

Help.

One of your slaves came by. One of my favourite kind, the furry four-legged cat.

It jumped on me and slept on my lap. I got so excited and I told everyone.

And You knew that. You knew I was going to be so overjoyed.

And when I was moving away, I thought to myself, ‘You forgot you were tired, everything is okay now? Hhmm?’

Help, His help can come by in many forms. Sometimes, it is not in the removal of the problem, but He’ll give you His slaves to assist.

‘No no no, you will still be sick, but I am going to send you this cat to calm you down.’

‘No no no, you will still be sick, but people around you will be able to be patient with you.’

‘No no no, you will still be sick, but I am going to ease your journey there, yes yes hotel near the mosque, everyone will be sleeping when you need to pray in the airplane, you don’t feel like going to the toilet, 5 minutes wait in airport there.’

فَإِنَّ مَعَ ٱلْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

So verily, with the hardship, there is relief,

إِنَّ مَعَ ٱلْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا

Verily, with the hardship, there is relief.

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Qiyam

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

“Ummi (mother), I asked ustaz (teacher) that day about my friends. How come they sin but I don’t see Allah punishing them…”

“What did he reply you?”

“He asked me to ask them whether they pray tahajjud. Why?”

“Uwais, what kind of punishment do you expect? Isn’t it enough of a punishment for a believer that Allah did not honour them with His remembrance? When he did not invite you by waking you up in the middle of the night to be in His presence when everyone is asleep?

Uwais, you complained about not being able to be consistent in reading the Quran, review what you have done. Look at your deeds.”

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You against yourself

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Maybe I was thinking about how I was using instagram these days, hence the link.

I was checking one of my family member’s quran reading and today, this ayat was read to me:

ٱقْرَأْ كِتَٰبَكَ كَفَىٰ بِنَفْسِكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكَ حَسِيبًا

(It will be said to him): “Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day.”

Some of us use instagram as an online photo album, or use a blog to express and whatever not.

It is as if it was said to me:

“Open your own account with your own password that you have created yourself and you be the judge.”

Are there pictures of you or other people’s aurat exposed? Are there pictures of you sinning? Are there captions or blog posts expressing your (ignorant) views that were against your religion?

Amazing really. Technology.

It knows what kind of post you would like based on who you follow, what pictures you liked, the videos you watched etc.

We don’t even need to wait till the next life, if we are able to access instagram’s intelligence/data on our account to see how much time we spent there, what we watched, what we liked, I think we would freak out on the minute details they know about us.

Nothing compared to the information He has on our lives.

But really, although He knew us inside out, it is enough that we use our own knowledge of ourselves to go against ourselves.

ٱقْرَأْ كِتَٰبَكَ كَفَىٰ بِنَفْسِكَ ٱلْيَوْمَ عَلَيْكَ حَسِيبًا

(It will be said to him): “Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this Day.”

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He Listens

Amazing how I actually almost decide on something in particular on an issue, without having anyone to talk about, then I went to a talk that actually offered me another perspective on that issue.

Not that I don’t have anyone to talk about. I think I would consider myself very very picky on who I want to talk to. And apparently those people are usually busy (and may never reply).

I was literally going ‘Look! You feel like you don’t have anyone to talk to and Allah sends a scholar/teacher to address what you are dealing with.’

ونحن أقرب إليه من حبل الوريد