Sunday, October 26, 2014

Patience Upon The Path

Patience is to keep the nafs(self) on the obedience of Allah and to withhold it from disobedience and becoming displeased with the will of Allah the Most High. So the person withholds his nafs from displeasure, narrowness, and from slipping off the path. And the Muslim is always active in calling to the way of Allah even if he is harmed (in this path and dawah) because harming the callers to alkhayr (Good) is from the nature of mankind except he whom Allah has guided (from this). Allah says to His prophet,

"Verily, Messengers were denied before you, but with patience they bore the denial, and they were hurt, till Our help reached them." [Al An'aam: 34]

And whenever the harm increases, the closer victory gets and it is not a must that a person witnesses victory during his lifetime and the fruits of his da'wah (call) coming alive, rather victory can be even after his death. This is by Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) making the hearts of the people accept what he would call to. This in itself is considered a great victory for this caller although he died (his efforts will be proof for him on the day of judgment).

So it is upon the caller to remain patient on what he will face in his da'wah and here are the Messengers of Allah (peace be upon them all) who were harmed verbally and physically. Allah says,

"Likewise, no Messenger came to those before them, but they said: "A sorcerer or a madman!"[Adh-Dhaariyyaat: 52] and

"Thus We have made for every Prophet an enemy among the Mujrimoon (disbelievers and criminals). But Sufficient is your Lord as a Guide and Helper." [Al Furqaan:31]

Therefore, it is upon the daa'iyyah(caller) to face all these with patience and perseverance and look at His (Allah swt) words to His Messenger,

"Therefore be patient (O Muhammad-sala allahu alayhi wa sallam) and submit to the Command of your Lord, and obey neither a sinner nor a disbeliever among them."[Al Insaan:24]

-Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen (rh) in his explanation of Usool ath-Thalatha

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Another Eid...

Another Eid and my Ummah continues to bleed.
We go on living our life of enjoyment and do not take any heed.

Did not the cries of the children reach you?
Did not the bombing of the houses and masaajid give you any clue?
Or did you just choose to ignore that and think "oh well there's nothing I can do"?
Woe to my ummah! They continue in their slumber and have not yet awakened.
They are not awakened by the news of  their brothers and sisters in the dark prisons of the enemies.

They are not awakened by the sounds of bullets and bombs and the sight of the killed
No! Instead they continue in their darkness of ignorance and do not wonder about the blood spilled.
If only they knew! If only they knew!
Instead, a part of them is awakened by the sound of music and continue to disobey their Lord day and night.
Are these the people who will give victory to this Deen? When will they use their heart and sight!
Until when? Until when O Ummah of Muhammad!

How can you not be shakened by the news of the day?
The enemies of Allah attack us from everything we do to everything we say.
They want a fake Islaam, an Islaam that continues to let the Muslims slumber and snooze.
They do not want us to win, but want us to lose.
They have indeed waged war on this mighty Deen.
Where are you O Muslim?Have you not heard of this or even seen?
The time to wake up and change is now!

And a part of us neglect our obedience to Allah and do not even pray.
And after all this, we wonder when will the victory come? "When? Enough!" we say.
Just look around you and you will see why.
The majority of us have the mentality of "Me,Myself and I"
A lie and deception the shaytaan used against you O servant!
And you continue to fall in his traps and serve him!
This life is a responsibility and you will be questioned so prepare an answer to Allah!

A life of humiliation and ignorance is not worth it at all.
We will soon be called to account by the Almighty and on that day there will appear a wall-
A wall that will separate between those who lived their lives for Ar-Rahmaan
and those who fell for the shaytaan.
O Ummah! The time is indeed now and only now.
Our sins are the reasons for our defeat and humiliation.
How can we continue to live under this oppression?
We once ruled this Earth with Tawheed and justice and walked with honor and such dignity.

What happened to the people of allegiance(alwalaa) and enmity(albaraa)?
We left the haqq and oppressed ourselves and so we sunk further into the ocean of defeat.
What happened to those who stood at the borders and looked forward to the day the armies meet?
What happened to the true scholars of La ilaha illa Allah?
Those who stood up for the Deen of Allah?

By Allah, if we did not oppress ourselves , we would have had the upper hand.
The takbeers of the Mu'mineen would have shaken every land!
Turn to Allah O Muslimeen and get up on your feet!
Answer the call of Allah and fear the Fire and its heat.
Paradise awaits you if you obey and are patient. Remember it is the only way.
There isn't anything left to waste. No minute, no day.

O Allah forgive my people for they do not know.