In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate

In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate
Al-Quran (30:30)

So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know.

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ
[Al-Imran 3:8] "[Who say], "Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower."

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Do you love Allah and his Messenger??

Shaykh Al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: "Loving Allaah and His Messenger (sallahu allayhi wa salam) is the greatest action that faith obligates, it is the greatest tenet of faith itself and the most glorified fundamental of it. Indeed loving Allah and his Messenger is the foundation for all deeds".

In sync with my prior post about loving the prophet (sallahu allayhi wa salam) I wanted to share this awesome video that is heart wrenching. 

Shaqeeq Ibn Ibraaheem, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said that Ibraaheem Ibn Adham. may Allah have mercy upon him, passed by one of the markets of Basrah, so the people of the market gathered around him and asked: "O Aboo Is-haaq! Allah says in the Qur’aan (that which translates as): “Call upon me, I will respond to you.” (Ghaafir: 60) and we have been supplicating for a long time but Allaah has not responded to us." He, may Allah have mercy upon him, replied: "O people of Basrah! Your hearts have died due to the following reasons:

o       You know Allaah but you do not fulfil His rights.
o       You recite the Qur'aan but you do not act in accordance to it.
o       You claim to love the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam but have abandoned his Sunnah.
o       You claim enmity against Satan but have taken him as a guide.
o       You claim to love Paradise but are not working to attain it.
o       You claim to fear Hell but have made yourselves hostages to it.
o       You keep yourselves busy with analysing the faults of others and are neglecting your own.
o       You eat from the bounties of your Lord but never thank Him for it.
o       You bury your dead but never learn any lessons from their death."

So we should ask ourselves if we truly love Allah and his messenger would the above apply to us?