Assalāmualaikum warahmatullāhi wabarakātuhu.
I hope everyone is in the best of health and increasing Faith.
I was just reflecting and a thought came to mind: ‘we talk about everything and anything, but we hardly ever speak about Allah ﷻ.’
I, therefore received a thought from Allah ﷻ of course about writing a blog.
The main thing I wanted to talk about is our connection with the Almighty Allah ﷻ. Has the thought ever come to mind: ‘How close am I to my Creator, Allah ﷻ?’ Or ‘How strong is my connection with Allah ﷻ?’ If we analyse ourselves we will see that we have not established a strong connection with Allah ﷻ. The connection is weak on our part and it does not have the strength that the sahābah رضي الله تعالى عنهم.
Further, whenever the sahābah رضي الله عنهم are mentioned we remain astonished and why not? After all, they reached the pinnacle of success. After Rasooullah ﷺ and the ambiyā عليهم السلام their connection was the with Allah ﷻ was the strongest. However, the connection didn’t form without effort. It came through much striving and sacrifice.
Now, we have to realise that in every aspect of life we will look up to those who are successful. For example, football. If a person wants to become a footballer, he will look at the top players and he will work hard to instil those skills within himself. Why?! Because he wants to get to the top in the field of football. In the same way, if we want to gain the success in the ākhirah we have to look at those who gained it.
Rasoolullah ﷺ and his Shahābah sacrificed their whole life for Allah. However, we often ask ourselves but how? We often think: ‘Oh, I can’t be a walī (friend) of Allah. I can’t reach that level.’ However, this is just a deception from the Shaytān. We can all get there with effort InShāAllah.
We all know the sahābah had many qualities each with their unique excellence. They are like shining stars for the ummah of Rasoolullah ﷺ to follow. If we follow them In’Shā’Allah we will reach our destination which is Jannah.
Alhamdulillah, the elders have looked in the lives of the sahābah and they have extracted some qualities they all had within them. These qualities are not the entire deen but they are the foundation upon which the many other qualities were built upon. In’Shā’Allah I will write a blog on each of these qualities. Look out for it In’Shā’Allah 🙂