Connection with Allah ﷻ

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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 🙂

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Articles of Imaan (Faith)

Imaan (Faith) is the kalimah:
لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله ﷺ
(There is none worthy of worship besides Allah and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the (Final) messenger of Allah)

Faith consists of 7 beliefs and to be a complete believer one must believe in all of them:
•Allah, the One and Only God. He has no father or son, nor does He have any partner. He is the Creator and Fashioner.
•The Angels, that they are the creation of Allah. They are unseen. Likewise to believe in the Jinn (unseen spirits) to be the creation of Allah.
•The books, Torah, Injeel (Gospels), Zaboor and Qur’an and from the four the Qur’an remains the same and unchanged and protected by Allah. Thus, the final book of Allah.
•The Prophets, from Adam (peace be upon him) until the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). This includes Jesus (Isa peace be upon him) who is a messenger and prophet of Allah.
•Judgement day, known is arabic as ‘yawm-ul-Qiyāmah’. This is the day where all of man and jinn will stand before Allah and be judged according to their deeds and how they spent their life. Their abode will the be decided.
•The Qadr (will) of Allah, that all good and bad is from Allah. Both are a blessing. Good times and bad times since bad times is a test
•Life after death, hereafter. Where everyone will be forever and ever. A life where we will not die but live in our final abode.

Rant!

There’s a couple of things that are really annoying me.
So, let’s talk about it!
Okay, so you get people who like interpret the Qur’an to their own understanding without knowledge. Why on earth would anyone do that? The Qur’an has a set interpretation and what position are we in to do an interpretation? Just accept what Allah ﷻ has said without trying to interpret it to your own understanding. Have our minds reached such a level where we can understand the deen so perfectly on our own? Of course NOT! So, pick up a tafsir kitab and read the set interpretation and don’t make your own up.

Next point: you have certain brothers and sisters saying: ‘this isn’t necessary.’ And normally they refer to things such as the niqab and the beard. Rasoolullah ﷺ had a beard and you say it’s not necessary? The sahabah all had beards! You will not find a sahaabi who did not have a beard. And the same applies to niqab. When the ayah of hijab came down not only did the wives of Rasoolullah ﷺ and the female companions cover their head and their bodies but they covered their faces. If in that time they covered their faces what makes you think it is not necessary in this time of fitna and filth? If they the wives of Rasoolullah ﷺ and the female companions who were garunteed Jannah in this dunya wore it who are we not to?

Ask yourself: Who understood the deen better, us or them? Follow in their footsteps not in your own!

70,000 excuses!

Have you come across people who judge you without knowing you? Or who know a person but not well enough? Who don’t know what you do or who you are behind close doors but judge anyway?
Or maybe because the judged one is different?

Why are we so quick to judge people? Why do we judge them because they aren’t perfect? Why can’t we accept ‘different’? Why do we judge a person because they committed one sin while we commit a million.

When you see someone committing a sin make 70,000 excuses for them!

Wisdom: So that we get so fed up of making excuses that we’d just end up saying there must be a reason.

It means we don’t judge them even if they’re the worst of sinners. Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. Tomorrow, they could wake up and be closer to Allah than you. Tomorrow, they can be better and more pious than you. Allah might forgive their sins and not yours!

Everyone is different! Everyone is an individual. Allah ﷻ has created everyone with different quality and as an ummah we have to work together to bring those qualities together. Not to divide ourselves.

Just remember, the person we think is not so religious or the person who we take as a sinner could be the very person who wakes up in the middle of the night standing before Allah ﷻ.

Remember, people we judge might have just one fault which may be exposed to us but we may have a hundred that are not apparent!

Am I worth it?

Have you had that feeling when something’s bugging you and you just don’t know what it is?
That feeling where you feel like you’re alone and you just think ‘I’m not good enough?’ Sometimes, you feel like you keep committing a sin and then feel like you did everything that would make Allah ﷻ despise you? Do you feel as though you can’t talk to anyone? Are you always asking yourself:
I’m I worth it?

The answer is yes. Yes, oh Muslim you are worth it. Allah ﷻ created you because you’re worth it. He ﷻ created you because you were, are and always be special to him. I know there’s many people out there who are going through a phase of loneliness and sadness. Just a few weeks ago I went through the same. Wallahi, it was the biggest test I have ever faced in my entire life.

To my muslim brothers and sisters who are feeling as they’re struggling and feel like nobody’s there for them. Know that I am there for all of my brothers and sisters in need.
If you ever need a fellow ummati know that I am here ان شاء الله.

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Lessons & Hard Earned Wisdom!

As I thank Allah ﷻ immensely for granting me the knowledge and the wisdom I have gained today, I sit here thinking of everything I’ve been through before and after Islam. From a life of shadowed with nothing but darkness to a life filled with light upon light. The pain I went through before Islam lead me towards Islam though at the time I didn’t understand. However, the guidance of Allah came through the pain I felt. After Islam the striving and sacrificing increased day by day. In fact, minute by minute! Although I did not understand Allah, the Almighty enabled me to carry on striving and sacrificing and gaining His nearness. Wallahi, the more the striving and sacrifices increased the more sweetness and peace I gained. The bigger the sacrifice the more satisfaction I received. I then realised that contentment doesn’t come from worldly luxuries nor, does happiness come from worldly possessions nor, does satisfaction come from ‘having it easy’. We might face hardship, we may have to sacrifice but through that the love of Allah ﷻ increases. As soon as the love of Allah ﷻ increases every problem, hardship, struggle and sacrifice will seem so little and the more contentment enters your life and your heart. So my dear brothers and sisters keep strong. Don’t give up. This dunya isn’t worth giving up the pleasure of your Lord!