Friday, March 4, 2011

O Uncle

March forth, whether you are light (being healthy, young
and wealthy) or heavy (being ill, old and poor), strive hard with your wealth and your lives in the Cause of Allah. This is better for you, if you but knew. 9;41

Ibn Jarir saidHiban bin Zayd Ash Sharabi narrated " We mobilized our force with Safwan bin Amr , who was the governor of Hims towards the city of Ephos appionted to Jerajima Christains expatriates ( in Syria ) I saw among the army an old man, yet active whose eyebrows had sunk over his eyes , from the residence of Damascus, riding on his animal. I said to him " O Uncle ALLAH has given you an excuse to lag behind, He said O my newhew ALLAH has mobilized us whether we are light or heavy. Verily those whom ALLAH loves, He test them . Then to ALLAH is their return and eternal dwelling. ALLAH test from HIs servants whoever thanks Him and observes patience and rememberance of Him , all the while worshipping none else.

The elderly are given the option but what kind of man would take it unless hes absolutely helpless, I remember seeing an incredible scene that has never left my mind [ Three elderly muslims trapsing thru the snow over the mountains in Uzbeckistan after an government offensive against them . the three would have been in 70s or 80s the man in the middle was being supported by a man on one side and a woman on the other they had their weapons they were dressed in Islamic gear and were very thin but they looked beautiful but in pain , pain because the Ummmah has neglected them and turned to the passing life for enjoyment .If Allah must give me long life I wish to be like them.///

on the authority of Abu Sa’id who said the Prophet saws said ” On the day of Judgement there will be a flag for every person guilty of treachery. It will be raised in proportion to the extent of his guilt, and there is no guilt of treachery more serious than the one committed by the ruler of men.

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