Thursday, 25 September 2008

La tahzan (Aid Al-Qarny)

And if you would count the graces of Allah, Never could you be able to count them: (Qur’an 14-34)
Health, safety, Nourishment , clothing, air, water, these all point to the world being yours, yet you do not realize it, Your possess all that life has to offer, yet remain ignorant.

He has completed and perfected His graces upon you (both) apparent (i.e Islamic Monotheism and the lawful pleasures of this word, including health, good looks , etc) and Hidden (i.e one’s faith in Allah, guidance for doing righteous deeds and also the pleasures and delights of the hereafter in paradise, etc) (Qur’an 31:20)

You have at your disposal 2 eyes, a tongue, lips, 2 hands, and 2 legs,
“Then which of the blessings of your Lord will you both (Jinns and men) deny?” ( Qur’an 55:13)

Can You picture yourself walking without feet: should you take it lightly that you slumber soundly while misery hinders the sleep of many? Should you forget that you fill yourself with both delicious dishes and cool water while the pleasure of good food and drink is impossible for some, due to sickness and disease? Consider the faculties of hearing and seeing with which you have beed endowed, Look at your healthy skin and be grateful that you have been saved from diseases that attack it. Reflect on your power of reasoning and remember those that suffer from mental ailments.

Would you sell your ability to hear and see the weight of mount uhud in gold or your ability to speek for huge castles? You have been given abundant favors, yet you feign ignorance. Notwithstanding warm bread, cool water, easy sleep, and good health, you remain despondent and depressed. You think about what you do not have and are ungrateful fro what you have been given , You are trobled by a loss in wealth, yet you have the key to happiness and many blessings, contemplate and be thankful

And also in your ownselves (are signs) will you not then see (Qur’an 51:21)

Reflect upon your self, your family, your friend and the entire world than is around you
They recognize the grace of Allah, yet they deny it .” (Qur”an 16:83)

“ O you who believe1 seek help in patience and the prayer “ (Qur”an 2:153)
If you beset with fear and anxieties, stand up right now and pray, your soul will find comfort and solace. The prayer as long as you perform it sincerely with a wakeful hear is guaranteed to have this effect for you

Whenever the Prophet (bpuh) was afflicted with hardship he would say
“ O bilal! Give is confort and call for the prayer.”

The prayer was his joy and pleasure , it was the delight of his eye

I have read biographies of many righteous people , who would always turn to prayer when they were surrounded by difficulties and hardship. People who would pray until their strength, will and resolution returned to them

Allah (alone) is sufficient for us and He is the best Disposer of Affairs (for us)

“ Allah (alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the best Disposer of Affairs (for us) (AlQuran 3:173)

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