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Astaghfirallah… Bismillahi Tawakkaltu al-Allah wala haula wa la quata illa billah.---And It is Only Allah Who grants success. May Allah Exalt the mention of His slave and Messenger Muhammad, and render him, his household and companion safe from Evil.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dhul al-Qa'dah - Message: Contemplate before it is too late!

Dhul al-Qa'dah First Message: Contemplate before it is too late!

Written by Sheikh Hany Hilmy

In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent, Most Merciful

My Beloved in Allah,We shall start insha Allah, recharging our faith, with Dhul al-Qaeda messages in preparation for the days of Dhul- Hijah.

First of all, who is still supplicating that Allah accepts Ramadan from them? Did your change of state (In terms of weak faith and worship) in Shawal weakened your hope (Rajaa’) and will?

Scholars said: The sign of dependence on one’s deeds (i.e. Depending on your deeds to achieve Allah’s mercy) is the lack of hope in Allah when you stumble!

Let’s say we stumbled in Shawal.. Does that mean that we stop working and we stop renewing our repentance???

We will not lose hope in Allah even if we stumbled. Our hope in Allah is that He helps us when we stumble and forgives us when we sin and erases our wrongdoings.

The Second thing, so we can recharge our will and challenge ourselves, we must learn what Allah desires from us

As Allah the all Mighty said “Then if you slide back after the clear signs (Prophet Muhammad peace and blessing be upon him and this Qur'an, and Islam) have come to you, then know that Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.”{Al-Baqara:209}

Allah is the All Mightywants you to be humble..
Allah the All Wise wants you to learn and understand to avoid stumbling in the future.

1. We need now a humble supplication between Allah’s hands that may soften our hearts and push away satan’s whispers..

Allah the all-Mighty said “When Our Torment reached them, why then did they not humble themselves (believe with humility)? But their hearts became hardened, and Shaitan (Satan) made fair-seeming to them that which they used to do.” {Al-Anam:43}

2. Allah the all Mighty said “So, when they forgot (the warning) with which they had been reminded, We opened for them the gates of every (pleasant) thing, until in the midst of their enjoyment in that which they were given, all of a sudden, We took them (in punishment), and lo! They were plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows.” {Al-Anaam:44}

We need to remember the warnings.. And to listen once more to anything that may soften our hearts

We want to engrave this verse in our hearts so we can behave with Allah and understand the dangerous case of (Replacement) ..Allah uses us to serve His religion .. After that we misbehave with Him -the all Mighty -We misbehaved as we felt self-sufficient without Him..

As a result we must understand that our misbehavior will in consequence lead to the seizing of bounties and descending of problems and unhappiness.

Contemplate in the light of this verse carefully: “But if these disbelieve therein (the Book, Al-Hukm and Prophethood), then, indeed We have entrusted it to a people (such as the Companions of Prophet Muhammad peace and blessing be upon him) who are not disbelievers therein.”{ Al-Anaam:89}

And relate the verse to the other similar in context:

Allah the all-Mighty said: “Behold! You are those who are called to spend in the Cause of Allah, yet among you are some who are niggardly. And whoever is niggardly, it is only at the expense of his ownself. But Allah is Rich (Free of all needs), and you (mankind) are poor. And if you turn away (from Islam and the obedience to Allah), He will exchange you for some other people and they will not be your likes.”{ Muhammad:38}

Why were we denied the bounties of Ramadan?

Why did we lose our assigned role?

The answer is all clear after understanding the previous verse:Because we didn’t feel in need for Allah .. We misbehaved .. Thus Allah is Rich and doesn’t need us… Your place and the role you should fulfill were given to someone who deserves it more than you.

But who will understand the lesson!!

Who will announce from now the preparation for worship in the greatest days of the year??

Start with contemplation and understanding about Allah .. lots of steps will follow insha' Allah.

The Assignment for the coming week:

· Contemplate on Surat al-Hadeed .. Understand how it can be a cure for your heart.

· Brothers, visit a grave for someone dear to you to soften your heart

· Sisters, visit a hospital anticipating the descending of Allah’s mercy

Dhul al-Qa'dah - Message:That He might have Certitude!

In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent, Most Merciful

And may peace and blessings be upon the prophet, his family, his companions, and the ones that follow his path.

My Beloved in Allah …

O Allah give us from your apprehension what prevents us from committing sins, and from your worship what makes us reach your heaven and from certainty what eases life's disasters on us.

O Allah allow us to enjoy our hearing, vision, and strength as long as you allowed us to live.. and enable it to be our heritage

O Allah allow us to revenge whoever treated us unjustly, and give us victory over our enemies

O Allah Don’t let us love anyone but You. Don’t let our hearts attach to anyone or anything but You

My Beloved …

Do you remember our slogan?

*~*~*~*I was CERTAIN *~*~*~*

Let us help each other treat the shobohat (vagueness) that stand as an obstacle between us and Allah. Let us plant the Certainty seed deep in our hearts’ gardens to end up with a peaceful heart.

Certainty is the cure for our SELF. Hopefully, we can start the ten days with a renewed ‘faith’. We all believe in the great reward given for working hard in those ten days. We all know the best deeds to be done on those ten days. We need to be DEEPLY CERTAINED this year. Deep Certainty motivates for hard work, dusts off laziness, awakens whatever died in your hearts and returns us to the straight path.

Let us study the reasons for Certainty:

The greatest reason: Contemplation

Allah –the all Mighty- said:
{ Thus did we show Ibrahim (Abraham) the kingdom of the heavens and the earth that he be one of those who have Faith with certainty} (alAnaam:75)

The required contemplation needed here is summarized in three points:
1. Contemplate on the perfect names and attributes of Allah
2. Contemplate on your SELF: { And also in your ownselves. Will you not then see?} (Adh-Dhariyat:21)
3. Contemplate on Allah’s messages. { And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).}(al-Israa:15)

Let us start by contemplating on Allah’s names and attributes; and how to implant the certainty using them

Let us contemplate on a beautiful name of His all Mighty The BENIGNANT “Al-Lateef1” .. l

Let us worship Allah by this name.

Let us learn, believe and get certain about the meanings derived from that name in our lives.

The scholars said: Being ‘Al Lateef’ rotates around three meanings

Tenderness, kindness and gentleness

Allah “Al Lateef” means:

Allah knows the most minute details of every secret and all the mysterious aspects of the invisible, then He conveys them benignlyand tenderly to the deserving.. Furthermore, when benignity of the Divine Acts blends with the subtlety of omniscience, then this is the perfect meaning of the Arabic word lutf which means benignity. The finest details of Allah’s Graciousness and Benignity to His creatures are countless, He is the all gentle in His actions. It was said He is being kind TO them and UNTO them. He is kind to them { Allah is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves.} (Ash-Shura:19) and Allah is kind unto them { Certainly, my Lord is the Most Courteous and Kind unto whom He wills.} (Yusuf:100)

Allah is the most gracious to His servants, and close to them. He is nearer to every being than its own self. He treats the believers with kindness, mercy and beneficence. He guides the wrongdoers (no matter how wrong they were) to repentance and forgiveness. Allah is kind to his servants knowing their detailed status..

The all-knowing Omniscience of Allah encompasses everything; the hidden, the invisible and the manifest; Allah is the All-Aware of the core and essence of things.{ Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves), All-Aware (of everything).}(Al-Mulk:14)

{ O my son! If it be (anything) equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is Subtle (in bringing out that grain), Well-Aware (of its place).}(Lukman:16)

He eases life hardships on them.

He answers their supplications.

His beneficence reaches them from where they least expect. His bounties are all clear; no one can deny them except the ungrateful.

He is the one who sends their provisions from where they least expect { See you not that Allah sends down water (rain) from the sky, and then the earth becomes green? Verily, Allah is the Most Kind and Courteous, Well-Acquainted with all things.}(Al-haj:63) { Allah is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves. He gives provisions to whom He wills. And He is the All-Strong, the All-Mighty.}(Ash-Shura:19)

The believer will receive an easy reckoning only by Allah’s bounty and mercy. Others will receive their reckoning according to His wisdom and just.

The most beautiful words that I read as a meaning to being “Al lateef” was mentioned by ‘Al Salmei’ : Being al Lateef means erasing the sins from the memory of His servants on Judgment Day so as not to feel alas. Also Al Lateef is being Gracious to His servants making Himself familiar to them.

Feel with me this grace. Love Allah. Remember those meanings. Write in a notebook a realistic scene that made you feel the name of Allah Al Lateef.

Prove your certainty in His name Al Lateef by repenting from a sin you commit out of your ignorance of Allah. Tell yourself: Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves). Allah has a right on you: you don’t choose after His choice, to be satisfied with His treatment; as we are His servants and He can do whatever He desires with us.

Let us supplicate Allah to be Lateef to us.

O Allah be kind and gracious by turning what’s hard easy.. As turning hard easy is easy for You to do. O Allah I ask you an easy life and well being in life and Hereafter.

Worship Allah by his name “Al Lateef”. Wait for the next message that will include beautiful words from Ibn al Qayem describing Allah -The BENIGNANT. This will help believers to strengthen their belief.

Don’t forget:

O Allah accept from us Ramadan .. and allow us to reach the ten days of Dhul Hijah and accept our deeds in them from us.
O Allah if you destined us to perform Pilgrimage this year, this will be from your bounty. And if we were prevented by excuse, don’t deny us our reward

Did you read: The Greatest Days of Life? I hope you do

Written by the one who loves you in Allah

Sheikh Hany Hilmy

May Allah help us get rid of any obstacles that we face in our way to Him

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