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  1. Be thankful Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn. Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. ... Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons. Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference. It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfilment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.
  2. "You forget to wake up for Fajr. You sleep through your alarm. You rush through Zuhr, then you’re too busy for Asr. Maghrib passes without you realizing, and then you stay up on your laptop, conveniently forgetting Isha. You have wasted one whole day. Astagfirullah, this is very sad. Nowadays, Shaitaan wins. Why can’t people just do it? It’s one of your obligation as a Muslim, Subhanallah. If only people know the sacrifices that the Prophet (saw) and his companion had done then maybe it will change. May Allah (swt) give us ability to fulfil His rights. Allahumma Ameen.
  3. SAFAH

    It's Rare .

    Beautiful patience is to be content with adversity Beautiful patience is to surrender to the will of Allah Beautiful patience is to refrain from complaining Beautiful patience is to be grateful Indeed, as beautiful as Prophet Yusuf (as)patience in facing all the test that Allah send down .
  4. Our faith sometimes weakens and we become overwhelmed by our desires. The shaytaan makes sin attractive to us, so we fall into things that Allah ‘azza wajal has forbidden. Now the question is not whether or not you will sin, because mistakes are in fact part of our nature. The question is: what will you do after you’ve sinned? --------------------------------------------------------------------...------ Repentance— an Opportunity! The concept of tawbah is amazingly beautiful and unique in Islam. We don’t confess to any intermediary; we turn to our Creator directly. Allah al-Ghaffaar opened the gate of repentance to Himself and commanded us to turn to Him. This is an amazing combination! The fact that we can repent at any time and the fact that Allah gave us the knowledge of how to repent is a great rahmah (mercy). Tawbah is an opportunity! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What Repentance Brings to YOU Let’s look at some rewards sincere tawbah brings to you.: 1. Repentance brings success: Allah tells us …And beg Allah to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful. [surah An-Noor, 31] 2.Repentance keeps you away hardship. See they not that they are put in trial once or twice every year (with different kinds of calamities, disease, famine)? Yet, they turn not in repentance, nor do they learn a lesson (from it). [Quran, 9:126] 3.Repentance earns you Allah’s love. Do you know that repentance is one of the most beloved acts of worship to Him? Allah says: … Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves. [Quran, 2:222] 4.Repentance makes you feel happy. Tawbah cleans your heart. It makes you feel lighter, just as the burden of sin makes you feel heavy. Just say to yourself: who is there to stop me from turning back to Allah? 5.Repentance leads to forgiveness! Both the Quran and the ahadeeth are clear that those who repent sincerely to Allah, acknowledging their sins, and commit to not return again to those sins will have their sins forgiven. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: If the servant acknowledges his sin and repents, then Allah accepts his repentance.
  5. SAFAH

    It's Rare .

    Whenever you are faced with the burden of a difficulty, lighten it by remembering three things: 1. That it is only temporary. Nothing in this life is forever. Neither your happiness nor your pain. It will soon come to pass. 2. That it has been predestined. Nothing you think you could or could not have done would have avoided it. It was meant to get to u. It is all part of a bigger & better plan for you. 3. Thirdly, seek comfort in the fact that if you bear this with acceptance and patience then you will be rewarded greatly for the suffering you are enduring.. Allahu Akbar!
  6. It's rare to come across souls who truly understand you. Someone who can understand your pain, share your problems with, share your feelings with. Someone who can heal your wounds. And as humans, when we come across someone who does, who does make us feel better; we tend to rely on them to make us happy. We get attached. We see it as if, as if, we need them in our lives. How long will som...eone keep making you feel better? How long can actually someone keep listening to your problems without getting annoyed? Be a shoulder for you to cry on? days, weeks, months, even years .. but eventually they will leave. Leaving us in even more pain than we once were in. Even when relying on worldly things, we will never be satisfied and will always have a restless heart .. If you were wise you'd learn from this, that relying on anything but Allah for inner peace, for happiness .. will always give us pain. We may not have a soul to talk to, who can understand us .. but what we do have, is prayer .. you may not have a shoulder to cry on, but you'll always have the ground to put your forehead on and cry to your hearts content. If you want to talk to Allah, just sit there, just sit there on the prayer mat, talk to Him about everything. Share everything with Him. Hes all ears. Cause He is your Best Friend. He's seen you cry. He's seen you going to sleep and not wanting to wake up again. He's seen you struggling. He's seen you wanting to give up. He's been there with you throughout every battle you've ever fought. He understands you. And He'll never give up on you .. never. Even if the whole world turns against you, He will still be there. With open arms. To help you. To guide you. To ease your pain. To heal your wounds. To love you. Cause He is your Creator. And No one can understand you better than the One who created you. And Only when you love Him, you will feel His love for you. Alhamdulillah!
  7. Weakness of Faith by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) Dealing with various cases every day of our lives, we find something which has become so common is the type of statements that people utter when they are in difficulties, hardships, pain and suffering. …There is just no contemplation, no reflection, no thought – just immediate criticism of Allah Ta’ala’s system and ‘government’ - as we will say. Some question Allah Ta’ala’s wisdom and say: ‘What kind of Allah is this that He has done such injustice to me!’ (Na’uzu Billah) People actually use these kind of words, attributing their difficulties to Allah Ta’ala, accusing Him of injustice (Na’uzu Billah). …Yet who can be more just than Allah Ta’ala? “Indeed, Allah does not do injustice, [even] as much as an atom's weight…” [surah Nisaa 4 : 40] Such people only see the outside. They see what is on the surface. Their ignorance becomes apparent, and sometimes their arrogance becomes evident. In English, there is a proverb: Ignorance is bliss. However, this statement is an ill-considered one. It may be bliss in this world, but when the veils of the Unseen are lifted, then ‘bliss’ comes to an end. Bliss is then replaced with distress. And ignorance is no bliss for the Muslim if it leads him to sins, and if it leads him to such statements which can even throw him out of Islam, and land him in Jahannum. And arrogance is such an evil which leads the person to believe that he is infallible; that nothing can ‘touch’ him – and when something does, then the nafs is provoked and he makes such statements. …As if we have some right to question Allah Ta’ala or criticise His Decisions. Why? …Because there is no recognition of Allah Ta’ala; no knowledge and understanding of the system and the wisdom of Allah Ta’ala. By Allah, this worldly life is not to be taken lightly – as if we are here to just while away our days and do as we like - and when things go wrong, then we get upset and angry because our boat which was sailing smoothly is suddenly hit by a storm. We should keep in mind that many a time, the sins that we have committed in our lives – which we do not even remember, let alone consider sins – are probably the cause for the museebat (difficulty). …And this is, indeed, a weakness: we easily forget our injustices. Some great injustice could have been done upon some person. It could have been that many years ago, we were unjust to someone. The person may have been under our authority or may have been at our mercy, and we caused great hurt and great grief to the person. It could have been injustice to parents, or wife, or an employee, a student, a poor person, even a non-Muslim – we least realize that that injustice will catch up at some stage in life. Other sins, Allah Ta’ala forgives. The person makes Taubah from sins and Allah Ta’ala forgives. However, there are certain sins, where justice has to be meted out… unless the person asks those people for forgiveness here. If not, Allah Ta’ala punishes in this world. …Aakhirat is Aakhirat - but even in this lifetime, punishment descends very swiftly on injustice – whether it was injustice upon a Muslim or non-Muslim. Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RA) has related that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: Three types of people’s Duas are not rejected: 1.) The fasting person when he breaks fast, 2.) The just ruler 3.) And the one who is oppressed. Allah Ta’ala raises the Dua of the oppressed above the clouds and the doors of heaven are opened for it and Allah Ta’ala says, “By My Majesty and Honour! I will help and aid you, even though after few days.” [Tirmidhi] So sometimes the difficulty and calamity is the recompense of our own oppression and injustice. And sometimes it is a test. Allah Ta’ala is taking our examination. …If every student says: “Great injustice is being done to me in the Matric examination. I have to work so hard, I have to study so much …I have to burn the midnight oil.” Will we call that injustice? …No! Even the student knows and understands that on that hard work and sacrifice, there will be awards and rewards after he passes his examination. Look at the amount of time spent studying when the person wants to become a doctor, or wants to become an engineer, or a scientist, or whatever else. …Can we say that that hard work and sacrifice is injustice? Others are sleeping early or they are enjoying themselves at the clubs, cinemas and theatres. And this student has to work so hard. The student knows that after the years of study, he will graduate and his qualifications will place him in a high bracket of earning. He knows that once he starts earning, he will be able to afford various material luxuries. Because of what he hopes to earn and what he will be able to afford – whether a beautiful car, home, traveling the world, etc. …which he dreams of, he is prepared to work very hard. No one calls that injustice. Allah Ta’ala informs us : “We will definitely test you with some fear, some hunger and some loss in your wealth, in your health and in the fruits.” [surah Al-Baqarah 2 : 155] Allah Ta’ala tests each one of us – and this is, after all, a world of test – but the test is also within the capacity of the person to bear: “Allah does not obligate anyone beyond his capacity” [surah Baqarah 2 : 286] Whatever the test from Allah Ta’ala, it is definitely within the capacity of the person to bear. Allah Ta’ala’s Ma’iyyat (proximity) is with the person who is being tested. “…Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [surah Baqarah 2 : 153] Glad-tidings are given to those who patiently persevere and pass such tests : “Give glad-tidings to those who patiently persevere. And when any trial reaches them, they say : ‘Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji-oon (from Allah we have come and to Him is our return).” They are those on whom are the benefactions of their Lord, and receive His Mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones.” [surah Al-Baqarah 2 : 155/156/157] If it is an azaab (punishment) from Allah Ta’ala, the person will not enjoy the Ma’iyyat (closeness) of Allah Ta’ala. He will not have the love and muhabbat of Allah Ta’ala in that test because Allah Ta’ala is not on his side. Then that difficulty makes the person’s life restless, miserable, tightened and narrow and the person cannot seem to find a way out. …If he had Taqwa, there would be an exit, a way out of the problem. Allah Ta’ala alleviates and lightens the person’s test. ‘And for those who fear Allah, He (ever) prepares a way out, And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine…” [surah Talaaq 65 : 2/3] Had Taqwa been in his life, had he engendered piety and Allah-fearing in his heart, that same Allah, who has sent the test will find a way out for him. Before making rash statements, we should look into our lives and check if this is a test or an azaab. Do we have Taqwa or are we living a life of negligence and indifference? What is the point of making all kinds of statements, condemning and rejecting everything – when the root cause is our own disobedience or oppression? Where are these statements taking the person? …Certainly not in the direction of solving the problem! Let us not forget that we are servants of Allah Ta’ala. We are not an authority over Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala has said: "He is not questioned of what He does…." [surah Al-Ambiyaa 21 : 23] "…Allah knows and you do not know." [surah An-Noor: 24 :19] Let us recognize our reality and let us be humble servants. As has been aptly said: “Allah has created you from dust, Hence O bondsman, Adopt an attitude of meekness and humility like dust.” May Allah Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq of sincere Taubah, or recognizing Him, of loving Him and being obedient to Him.
  8. Haji Farooq Saheb ra senior Khalifa of Hadrat Maulana Maseehullah Saheb had mentioned, If a person visits a certain country and sees a beautiful plant, he may desire to take it home. However, there are certain aspects that are of concern to him. The first concern is, Will it grow in his country? There are certain plants that grow in one country but not in another country. The climate doesn’t allow growth. Secondly, Will he be permitted to import it? Certain countries have strict import regulations. Plants from other countries cannot be imported. Thirdly, Will he be able to transport the plants in a suitable manner? Fourthly, He has to finally dig a hole and plant it. He will then have to monitor the plant throughout the year. It shouldn’t get destroyed by the frost in winter; it should receive adequate water and sunshine during the year. He will also have to be careful that the children do not damage the plant whilst playing. Also, the owner could pass away before the plant grows fully. In the Hadith, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said Subhanallah is a plant in Jannat. If a person recites Subhanallah 33 times, he has planted 33 plants in Jannat. Similarly, if he recites Alhamdulillah 33 times or Allahu Akbar 34 times, which make up Tasbeeh-e-Fatima. How large is a tree in Jannat? ان فى الجنة شجرة يسير الراكب فى ظلها مائة عام لا يقطعها ولقاب قوس احدكم فى الجنة خير من الدنيا وما فيها (مشكوة) Verily, there is a tree in Jannat under which a rider will ride for one hundred years but he will unable to cover the distance of its shade; And most certainly (the space of) the width of one’s bow in Jannat is better than the world and its content. If we build a house on our plot in the world, the size of the plot decreases. However, the more trees a person plants by making the Zikr of Allah, the plots of Jannat increase in size.Tasbeeh-e-Fatima is a treasure from Allah. A treasure refers to a valuable item that one possesses yet he is unaware of it. Hadrat Fatima in spite of being the queen of the women of Jannat, used to personally carry out all the household chores to such an extent that she had blisters on her hand. Hadrat Ali informed her that some slaves have arrived (from the spoils of war), therefore she should request a slave from Rasulullah g to assist her in her household chores. She came to Rasulullah but could not present her request due to her modesty. This is a quality that is lost in the Ummah today. اذا فاتك الحياء فافعل ما شئت When modesty is lost, do as you desire. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was informed of Fatima’s arrival, so he went to her house and enquired of her reason for coming. An important lesson should be learnt here as well. The relationship between parents and children should be of this nature (parents should be concerned of their kids). She then presented her request to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who replied by saying, “if you wish, I will give you a slave, but it is better for you to personally carry out the household chores.” Once again, a great lesson for the womenfolk. Generally, we have maids working in our homes, and the housewife now has to go to the gym, recreational centres, etc. to keep fit. If the womenfolk carry out their household chores themselves, there will not be any need to attend the gyms, recreational centres, etc. Nevertheless, Rasulullah requested Hadrat Fatima to recite 33 times Subhanallah, 33 times Alhamdulillah and 34 times Allahu Akbar which is termed as Tasbeeh-e-Fatima. This would then serve as an energy booster. From the above, we understand that Zikrullah gives energy to a person. Nowadays, we take a break when we are exhausted and fatigued. We go to a resort to re-vitalise, whereas the solution to our problem lies in the Zikr of Allah . We cannot get up for Fajr Salaah and we acknowledge our weakness, we cannot control our gazes, our anger is out of control, we are physically and spiritually weak, etc. the solution to these problems lie in Zikrullah. “Subhanallah” means that Allah is pure. When a person recites “Subhanallah”, Allah says, “I am pure whether you say that I’m pure or not, but I will now purify you.” “Alhamdulillah” means all praises belong to Allah . When one recites “Alhamdulillah”, Allah says, All praises belong to Me whether you praise Me or not but I will now make people praise you.” “Allahu-Akbar” means Allah is the greatest. When one recites “Allahu-Akbar” then Allah says, “I am the greatest whether you attest to it or not but I will now make people honour and respect you.” We say that we are not worthy of respect, thus do not respect me. This is a statement uttered by foolish people. Respect is necessary for system to remain intact in the world. If there isn’t any system in our home, classroom, masjid, etc. there would be chaos. Previously we had to scrub, then polish, then shine. Nowadays, scientists have invented a polish that scrubs, shines and polishes which is three in one. Similarly the Zikr of Allah will cleanse the heart of a person, polish it and finally goodness will come into a person. Tasbeeh-e-Fatima should be recited after every Salaah and before retiring to bed. By doing so, a person will recite it six hundred times, allowing him to plant six hundred trees in Jannat. Hadrat Ibrahim u informed Rasulullah g on the occasion of Mi’raaj that Jannat is a barren land, the plants of Jannat are, “Subhanallah”, “Alhamdulillah”, Allahu-Akbar.” Reciting this Tasbeeh (of Fatima ) barely takes a minute, thus it should be part of our daily practice. This Zikr is a medicine that can be purchased over the counter; one does not require a prescription. In other words we can all act upon it. May Allah grant us the Taufeeq to practice. Ameen! http://jamiat.org.za/blog/tasbeeh-e-fatimi/
  9. Deal with your ego In order to make your marriage work, you should try to cut down on your desires, deal with your ego and stop criticizing on small things that are not part of the bigger picture. You can't expect the person to change for you and expect the impossible from them. Even with very little common ground, you can achieve happiness, if that is what you are aiming for. You have to look at your self. Are your desires a mere want or a necessity. Are your desires driven by your ego or by your intellect. Are what you want realistic. Are you willing to offer as much as you ask? Often times the ego is the centre of all problems. Change your ego, change your future, and increase your happiness.
  10. Patience is your friend Know, that the beginning of the path is patience, and its end is thankfulness. Its beginning is difficulty, and its end is bliss. Its beginning is toil and weariness, and its end is opening, unveiling and arrival at the ultimate goal which is gnosis of God, arrival to Him, being comforted by Him, and standing in His noble presence. The one who makes gracious patience the foundation of all his affairs turns to every goodness, reaches everything that he hopes for, and wins all that he seeks. How can you lay claim to faith, when you have no patience at all. Surely you must have heard the saying of the prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him “Patience is to faith, as the head is to the body." Sheikh Abdul Qadir al Jilani(ra)
  11. Are you in an abusive relationship? Seek help. You can do it! We had our first argument last night, and he said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he is sorry and didn't mean the things he said, because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today. It wasn't our Anniversary or any other special day. Last night he threw me into a wall and started to choke me. It seemed like A nightmare, I couldn't believe it was real. I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over. I know he must be sorry cause he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today, and it wasn't mother's day or any other special day. Last night, he beat me up again, it was much worse than all the other times. If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of my kids? What about money? I'm afraid of him and scared to leave. But I know he must be sorry because he sent me flowers today. I got flowers today. Today was a very special day. It was the day of my funeral. Last night, he finally killed me. He beat me to death. If only I had gathered enough courage to leave him, I would not have gotten flowers Today. Please share this on, to your brothers and sisters. It will open the eyes of brothers who are abusing their wives and it will grant courage to sisters who are experiencing abuse so that they may speak up and reach out for help. May Allah help those who are struggling, and may He give us the courage to act when we must. Ameen!
  12. Shaytan refused to prostrate only once, and became the accursed one. So how about the human who refuses to prostrate for days, or years?
  13. SAFAH

    Oh Allah !

    Oh Allah ! I told You I’m in pain You said: “do not despair of the mercy of Allah.” (Al-Quran 39:53) I told You nobody knows what is in my heart You said: “Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” (Al-Quran 13:28) I told You many people hurt me You said: “So pardon them and ask forgiveness for them” (Al-Quran 3:1) I told You I feel I’m alone... You said: “We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein.” (Al-Quran 50:16) I told You my sins are so many You said: “and who can forgive sins except Allah?” (Al-Quran 3:135) I told You do not leave me You said: “So remember Me; I will remember you.” (Al-Quran 2:152) I told You I’m facing a lot of difficulties in life You said: “And whoever fears Allah, He will make for him a way out.” (Al-Quran 65:2) I told You oh Lord ! I need hope You said: “Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” (Al-Quran 94:6) I told You I have many dreams You said: “Call upon Me; I will respond to you.” (Al-Quran 40:60) I told You to give me just little but for sure, Oh my Rabb! You Are The Best, you gave me everything.. Alhamdulillah.. And Now May I, Oh Allah, be among those who have succeeded.. Allahumma Ameen!
  14. There are two kinds of true victory. Neither one includes material wealth, which is fleeting and ultimately meaningless: “Whatever you have will end, but what Allah has is lasting. And We will surely give those who were patient their reward according to the best of what they used to do.” - Quran 16:96 ... The first true victory is spiritual success. That is recognizing Allah’s guidance, following it, sticking to it, and being grateful for it. It’s a victory because it helps us to live lives of meaning and purpose, and to be peaceful and patient. The second victory is Jannah (Paradise), and that is the ultimate achievement. Sometimes we experience a victory in life and we clearly recognize it. Other times we may achieve a milestone of success and not even realize it, because it comes veiled in pain or loss. We must trust that Allah’s promise is true, and that victory belongs to the believers in this life and the next. Take heart, and don’t fear. Allah’s victory is near, even when we don’t see it. Allah is merciful to us and He wants good for us. Have a good opinion of Allah, and let your faith in Him be strong and ever renewed, like the well of Zamzam that never runs dry, or the waves of the sea that keep coming and coming, day and night. “By the time, Indeed, mankind is in loss; Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” – Quran Surah 103 (Al-Asr)
  15. The greatest blessings. To love Allah, to know Him intimately, to remember Him constantly, to find peace and rest in Him, to make Him alone the [ultimate] object of love, fear, hope and trust; to base one’s act on His control of His servant’s cares, aspirations and will - such is the world’s Heaven, and such is a blessing with which NO other blessing can compare.
  16. “Don’t think of the trials in your life (‘balaa’) as just a ‘test’ in the human form. Allah is not like a professor who hands you a test, moves away and just watches from afar to see how you’ll do. Allah is our murabee—the One who raises us with more mercy than a mother raises a child. The Prophet (pbuh) tells us that when Allah wills good for someone, he sends them ‘balaa’ (trials or tests). When...… Allah wills good for us, He purifies us. That is why each person is tested in what they love most. In other words our greatest possible ‘competitor’ in our love for God is what is withheld or must be sacrificed. This is the purification process because it cures the heart of competitors. Why was Prophet Ibrahim (AS) asked to slaughter the most beloved thing to him? Did Allah actually want him to *kill* his son? No. He didn’t kill his son. He killed the attachment. By being willing to sacrifice what he loved most, he had slaughtered any possible competing love. Allah was raising him, purifying him and elevating him. Allah tell us, “By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love.” (3:92)”
  17. http://www.4shared.com/mp3/ZMGkIuxv/Allah-swt-Ki-Sarparasti-Apnaan.html
  18. One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?" "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." He said..... "Then I thank you from my heart." Year's later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in a specialist to study her rare disease. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Finally business office pass the final bill to specialist for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent back. When she got the bill, she feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words..... "Paid in full with one glass of milk" (Signed) Dr. Hasan Amin. Tears of joy flooded her eyes.
  19. A beautiful and touching poem that made me to cry upon hearing it. If my Lord asks me ‘Have you shyness in disobeying me? You conceal your sins from my creation – and with sins you come to me.’ So how will I answer? O woe to me – and who shall protect me? I keep averting my soul with thoughts of hope – from time to time. And I forget what is to come after death – and what is to come after I am shrouded. As if I am guaranteed life (eternally) – and that death will not come to me. And when the severe stupor of death overtakes me – who will protect me? I looked at the faces, is there not from amongst them who will ransom me? I will be asked regarding what I’ve prepared in my life to save me (on the Day of Judgement). Then how will I answer – after I’ve neglected my religion. Woe to me! Did I not hear the Speech of Allah inviting me? Did I not hear what came in (the chapters of) Qaaf and Yaa Seen? Did I not hear about the Day of Gathering, the Day of Assemble and the Day of Judgment? Did I not hear the crier of death inviting me, calling me? So O’ my Lord, a slave (turning to you) I have repented – so who then shall shelter me? Except a Lord extensive in forgiveness – to the truth He will guide me. I have come to you (in repentance) – so have mercy on me, and make heavy my scales (with good deeds). And lighten my account – You are the best of who will bring me to account. It surely brought tears to my eyes and made me to realize what have i done
  20. The Thoughts of Sinning by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) There are many people that are very anxious and troubled when the thought of sinning comes to their minds. Whilst Shaytaan whispers such thoughts, inviting and tempting towards sins, we should not entertain them. I often present the analogy that our minds can be likened to a national highway. Whilst traveling on the highway, we find different kinds of vehicles and conveyances – luxury cars, old cars, trucks, bicycles, motorbikes, etc. Many a time, animals are seen being transported – horses, cows and even pigs. If we find ourselves driving behind a truck transporting pigs, then even though it is something that disgusts us, we don’t have to leave off traveling the highway. All we have to do is, indicate, accelerate, overtake and continue driving. Similarly, our mind is like that national highway and all kinds of thoughts begin traveling the mind – good and bad. When evil thoughts visit our minds, then we should just pass them by. We should not intentionally bring them into the mind or entertain them when they come to mind. Simply ignore them. Despite the thought being bad, no sin is recorded against. In fact Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) mentioned that Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) had said that if a servant has an inclination towards some evil but does not act upon it, one good is written of good deeds. The following is another analogy which I have also presented in explanation : If during the blessed month of Ramadaan, whilst sitting at the dastarkhaan, waiting for iftaar, many delicious foods are placed before a person, and the thought comes to his mind, to eat this or partake of that, then there is no sin in regard to those thoughts. As long as the person does not eat anything, his fast will not break and there will be no sin on the mere thought of eating the different delicacies coming to his mind.
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