Friday, August 31, 2012

Some Knowledge & Jewels Of Wisdom (Part 1) By Abdullah Abdul Malik

The battle of the hearts and minds has been around since the beginning of the creation. The true battle of iman vs. kufr, the faith vs. disbelief. The people of truth vs. the people of disbelief. The never ending struggle of this life. You see there are deep emotional feelings that root deep in our hearts and our mind develops these thoughts and combined has a big effect on who we are. You see the believers are under constant attack, from outside from the world of mankind and jinn and from the unseen and from within, our weaknesses and desires etc. 
My point is this.....a human being has the potential to be something great in the eyes of Allah, we have an inner secret ability that we must discover and use for this deen, and we are being attacked through many ways we dont even know and being destroyed from within.  Televison, media, books, radio, senseless past times, radio music, philosophies etc.  And society ruins the heart, and the evil people in power know that we Muslims have this inner strength. That inner strength is from our faith, iman. So when a Muslims sins it weakens the mind and the heart. The heart becomes weak and unable to go on and carry the weight of the dunya and the tests of this life. And this is turn makes the iman weak. 
In Guantanamo they torture the brothers. They lock them up in rooms and play music with the volume turned up all the way to make his faith weak. Do you know why.....because music effects the heart. And he may break down and tell them everything they want to know and if they have no information for them, they might make something up to stop the many styles of harsh torture. Their objective is to weaken us internally so we cannot defeat them! Because our strength lies with being obedient to Allah, and when we sin we destroy ourselves.
Why do you think Muslims who listen to music and shave everyday of their life are weak. These are all tools of shaytan that has weakened us. So when the enemy comes through we run and get slaughtered. They use everything in this world to fight us to take us away from reality. Its like the Matrix, most of us are walking around this world completely asleep, deep in acoma, in this fake world of illusions, and Allah told us that this life is only a short test, but many of us dont reflect. 

The want to make you become kuffar, eat, sleep, dress, talk, support, live and think like the kuffar, but inside you still think you are Muslim! But in reality you become one them!  
They use everything in this world to weaken the believer, thats why the kuffar ship satellite dishes to the arab villages, send all their immoral filth to the Muslim world, flood them with television shows, music, hollywood, alcohol, sexual desires and this fake belief of freedom. They empower tyrants over you, to plunder your wealth, steal your resources and oppress you. Put your true scholars in prison, torture and keep you deep in poverty.....all to put fear in your heart, all to poison deviate and destroy you. You see they know that if we apostate and leave our deen then Allah will not give us victory, because they know that victory only lies with Allahs help, and Allah only sends his help on the true believers, with the right tawheed and aqeedah. So if they deviate us, and we become like them, then Allah will desert us and only then they can defeat us. 
And they know this, they know the truth, but out of their arrogance and pride, the choose to disbelieve and fight the truth. But Allah says, so do not fear them but fear me if you are true believers! And the fear we have of them is only from our sins and the hidden diseases and shirk in our hearts. Because what we see and listen to enters the ears travels through the brain and the heart absorbs it and infects our the inner chambers of our heart. Allah says that there is a piece of the body that if it is clean and healthy then the whole body will be clean and healthy and if it becomes infected the whole body will become sick and infected and this piece of flech is the heart. 
If you are a believer you have something special in you, discover it and protect it and use it to aid this religion. We are one Ummah with one straight path to victory, so return to Allah the book and the true path of success. Our strength comes from our faith in Allah, trusting in Allah, staying far away from all types of sins and disobedience and thats when the help of Allah comes and when we reach that level it means the victory is near.
 if he reduces himself [ by making wrong choices ] man is nothing but a handful of dust , if he rises [ by faith and action ] the two worlds , this and the next , cannot contain him ...Urdu Poet Jigar ....

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Statement on the Kenyan Uprising

The Kenyan Uprising: In Defence of the Muslim Youth of Mombasa

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The believers, men and women, are Awliya’ (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another. They enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma’roof (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden), they perform As-Salat and give the Zakat, and obey Allah and His Messenger. Allah will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.” (Translated meaning of Qur’an, 9:71)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Taqabal Allah Eid Mubarak

What would Anas ibn Malik see if he came upon all the muslims now?
What would he SAY?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

SYRIA: My journey to the land of blessing, and torture

Important reading for a heart that beats for Allahs Sake
Moazzam Begg reflects on his recent investigation trip to Syria to uncover the extent of British and American co-operation in rendition and torture with the Assad regime.
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Some had heard the screams of Yusra al-Hussein – and other women – wife of Jihad Diyab, a Syrian who is still in Guantanamo. Al-Hussein was abused in incommunicado detention for a year simply for contacting human rights groups about her husband. One man, simply known as Noor al-Deen was just a teenager at the time of his capture in Pakistan and subsequent rendition by the CIA to Morocco and Syria.
All the prisoners were familiar with the horrifying cases of Maher Arar, Abdullah Almalki, Mohammed Hayder Zammar, Mustafa Setmariam Nasser, Saïd Arif and several others who had been rendered with the complicity of countries like the US, Canada, UK, France, Sweden, Germany and Denmark  - all of whom claim to be human rights defenders and  are signatories of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The people I spoke to understood, from all they had witnessed, that some people lose their rights of protection from abuse the moment they are labelled ‘Islamist’ – whether by Middle Eastern despots or Western champions of freedom.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A message to Australian elite referring to Mother Nature

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

And they say: Had we been wont to listen or have sense, we had not been among the dwellers in the flames. 67;10
A message from a slave of  Al Muqaddim [ The Expediter ] to the elite of Australia to those shakers and movers to those who have the illusion of authority on earth , to those who have established themselves through the blood of children thrown off cliffs and babies ripped from mother's breast   to be handed to others not fit , on a land that belongs solely to Him on a land stolen from its guardians the  unpretentious civil peoples defined by a good law not Allah’s perfect law but still a law that cares for all the community and environment. .
I’m addressing you because you have gone too far in your  pursuit of the so called   grandeur of this life which is a fleeting grasp of ash , in your pursuit  of  self pride and glorification .
 Verily Man is in Loss .....
 Can you please explain why in recent  years much loss has occurred in the land of milk and honey , the fires in Victoria the floods in Queensland the cyclones the droughts ,then more  floods in parts of the Land  and their disastrous consequences ? do you think  Mother Nature  was responsible ?
O conceited man from where did you originate, was it from the “Mother Nature “ ?  whom you so often mention in times of calamity or was it from the Lord of the Worlds clearly stated  in your Holy book.
Can I ask does Mother Nature control everything that exist , is Mother Nature providing  for you on a daily basis , does she grant you good health and  healing from illness , can I ask when you are in great distress do you call on Mother Nature “ O mother nature help me to breath easy I will stop stealing from the coffers , honest I will. “ or do you call on the One who created all the natural world and you ?
Say: He is Allah, the One!.. Allah, the eternally Besought of all!
..  He begetteth not nor was begotten.  .. And there is none comparable unto Him 112 Ikhlas
Please enlighten me as to why she is so ardently referred to in your assemblies “ is it because you have no idea of who really created and controls you even to the last  breath you take , is it because you don’t like to mention the One God who knows your inner most thoughts because its not fashionable , not up to date, not progressing thinking ?
Do you feel secure that He who [holds authority] in the heaven would not cause the earth to swallow you and suddenly it would sway?67;16
Or have ye taken security from Him Who is in the heaven that He will not let loose on you a hurricane? But ye shall know the manner of My warning 67;17
And verily those before them denied, then (see) the manner of My wrath (with them)! 67;18

So when you and your country is ravaged by a cyclone and left to resemble lands that has been repeatedly bombed or a brutal bushfire whips here and there and leaves  lifeless scared desolate man and land does it not remind you of other scenes you’ve witnessed .? like overseas in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan ! Does it ring a bell ?
And on the Day of Resurrection thou  seest those who lied concerning Allah with their faces blackened. Is not the home of the scorners in hell? 39;60

Or are you just too proud to admit that once you dig a hole for a fellow human being you will be the one falling into it .Or should all your academic annuls  be bypassed for a quick easy mindless statement  that its (  mother nature’s fury ),  spoon feed  the masses so they will not look to the reality of what really caused the devastation. Easy peesy Japaneesey just tell them some lie like Mother nature has a will of her own , a brain to figure out who she will  hit next or some such nonsense .  Are you not defeated by your own argument when you state you will conquer mother nature‘s ugly habits of destroying when you know full well that you cannot even control your own breath .
 Is he who goeth groping on his face more rightly guided, or he who walketh upright on a straight road? 67;22

That they,( the common people )  just like you the (  elites of society ) and me the ( slave of Allah)  are all accountable in this life and the next for our actions and that one day we will die and be judged for all our deeds . I will inform you of something maybe your unaware of , that every human once they reach puberty , has two recording angels one on the right and one on the left shoulder who number and writes every word uttered and every action taken righteous and unrighteous .
  Why, then, when (the soul) cometh up to the throat (of the dying...
And ye are at that moment looking...And Our angels are nearer to him than you, but you do not see –Then why do you not, if you are not to be recompensed... Do ye not force it back, if ye are truthful?.56; 83 to 87
Was it mother nature’s fault that the  Olympians  failed miserably this year?  That they weren’t up to their usual standard of excellence , why this  downhill spiral that we are experiencing in this land of milk and honey ?
Say: Have ye thought: If (all) your water were to disappear into the earth, who then could bring you gushing water?
Losses in the sporting arena , massive losses concerning  infrastructure, financial losses and strains on all the country due to Queensland’s cyclone . Nation wide , increased shortages and availability of affordable housing ,  economic crisis for many Australian families  and  amplified social justice problems .   It seems that only a selected few are drinking the milk and enjoying honey sandwiches these days.  
And we straitened Pharaoh's folk with famine and dearth of fruits, that peradventure they might heed.
But whenever good befell them, they said: This is ours; and whenever evil smote them they ascribed it to the evil auspices of Moses and those with him. Surely their evil auspice was only with Allah. But most of them knew not.
And they said: Whatever portent thou bringest wherewith to bewitch us, we shall not put faith in thee..
So We sent against them the flood and the locusts and the vermin and the frogs and the blood - a succession of clear signs. But they were arrogant and became a guilty folk.. 7;130 to 133
Can I say It really does belittle ones intelligence when you blame mother nature for your own outrageous actions , actions such as following America the greatest terrorist state in the world . Following her to far off  lands and joining in her wilful destruction of  wiping out the people , the infrastructure , reaping  the natural recourses for her own interest and greed , in other words you Australia have become a highway robber not a honourable one like Ned Kelly and Robin Hood but a treacherous one like Jack the Ripper .

 Be not deceived by the [uninhibited] movement of the disbelievers throughout the land. 3;196

[It is but] a small enjoyment; then their [final] refuge is Hell, and wretched is the resting place. 3;197
Australia is at a cross road its not too late to change your unruly ways and really think about what future you want as a country is not enough blood on your hands ?
 Do you want to be prosperous or fall deeper into the abyss America is calling you to and when your  cornered she will not bother with you just like she does not bother with all her stooges once they outwear their usefulness .
And those who disbelieve, perdition is for them, and He will make their actions vain. 47;8
That is because they are averse to that which Allah hath revealed, therefor maketh He their actions fruitless. 47;9
And so ... the life is fleeting and we will be called to account and our action will be seen for what they really are and  all Honour belongs to Allah and His slaves
Nay, but Allah must thou serve, and be among the thankful! 39:66

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others

Top Ten differences between White Terrorists and Others

 by Juan Cole
1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”
2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners.
3. Doing a study on the danger of white terrorists at the Department of Homeland Security will get you sidelined by angry white Congressmen. Doing studies on other kinds of terrorists is a guaranteed promotion.
4. The family of a white terrorist is interviewed, weeping as they wonder where he went wrong. The families of other terrorists are almost never interviewed.
5. White terrorists are part of a “fringe.” Other terrorists are apparently mainstream.
6. White terrorists are random events, like tornadoes. Other terrorists are long-running conspiracies.
7. White terrorists are never called “white.” But other terrorists are given ethnic affiliations.
8. Nobody thinks white terrorists are typical of white people. But other terrorists are considered paragons of their societies.
9. White terrorists are alcoholics, addicts or mentally ill. Other terrorists are apparently clean-living and perfectly sane.
10. There is nothing you can do about white terrorists. Gun control won’t stop them. No policy you could make, no government program, could possibly have an impact on them. But hundreds of billions of dollars must be spent on police and on the Department of Defense, and on TSA, which must virtually strip search 60 million people a year, to deal with other terrorists

Muslims of Ukraine stand with people of Syria as do the Muslims of Russi...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

ireminisces: Greatness Under Worn-out Garments

ireminisces: Greatness Under Worn-out Garments: SA'IID IBN `AAMIR Does any of us know this man or have any of us ever heard his name before?  Most probably, the majority of us, if...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sprinting In The Last Ten Days of Ramadan

A gift to Mankind

Sayyid Qutb
The Characteristics of the Islamic Concept
The Hue of Allah –and whose hue is better than Allah’s .] 2:138

The Islamic Concept [ Aqeeda ] originating in Allah is different in its origin and in its characteristics from all humanly devised perspectives.. By its very nature it does not require and updating or change. For the One who made it sees without any limitations of time and space , knows all without any defect or ignorance or error and decides without any influence or prejudice or selfish desire.
He made our Aqeeda for the totality of mankind for all times and conditions as a holistic paradigm or permanent system of principles without the bounds of which mankind  developes , evolves ,grows and advances without even reacting the boundaries of its framework.
Moreover this concept is perfect and complete It does not require any spare parts from the outside or any change for completion . Since it is given by Allah nothing from a source other than Him can fit it . Man is incapable of adding anything to it or making any corrections in it . Indeed it has come as a gift to man in order to make him grow , correct him and propel him forward .
It has come to enrich his heart, his intellect his life and this world .
Indeed this concept demands to be the only controlling elements in the life of man.
O  you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result. 4;59
In offering mankind this gift , they offer with it a complete way of life , a way of life based on the dignity of man and based on freedom of his person, his mind , his conscience and his soul from all bondage . Freed from the shackles of human enslavement , he stands as the deputy of Allah , he can make splendid discoveries and open up avenues of culture , remaining at the height of his freedom , noble and dignified , slave neither to any machine or mortal.
If Allah has inspired us to say the right thing, all praise belongs to Him the Lord of all Beings

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Our children Bound Blindfolded and Convicted

Imprisoned Palestinian Children Must Be Treated Justly
The report, the findings of which have been described as "shocking" and "damning," describes how children as young as 12 years are prosecuted in military courts after being arrested by soldiers in terrifying night-time raids. The report refers to evidence collected by Israeli and Palestinian lawyers, as well as UN agencies, which describes an abusive system in which children are threatened and physically coerced into signing confessions, some of which are written in Hebrew, a language they do not understand. Following their conviction in a military court, most of the children are shipped off to prisons in Israel, in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which prohibits their transfer out of the West Bank. Further, the report found that the military's treatment of Palestinian children also violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child in a number of key respects.

As shocking as these findings may be, reports of abuse within Israel's military detention system are not new. In April 2012, Defence for Children International (DCI) released a report following a review of over 300 sworn testimonies collected from children imprisoned over the past four years. The report -- Bound, Blindfolded and Convicted -- found that children were tied, often painfully so and for lengthy periods, in 95 percent of cases; blindfolded in 90 percent of cases; subjected to physical violence in 75 percent of cases; transferred on the floor of military vehicles in 32 percent of cases; and imprisoned inside Israel in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention, in 63 percent of cases. The report concluded that there was a systematic pattern of ill-treatment of children within the system.
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Alhumdu lillahi A Aala Kulli Hal

Monday, August 6, 2012

Ummahti Ummahti

New Document Shows FBI Interrogation Advice Draws On CIA

According to the National Security Archive, the KUBARK manual “includes a detailed section on ‘The Coercive Counterintelligence Interrogation of Resistant Sources,’ with concrete assessments on employing ‘Threats and Fear,’ ‘Pain,’ and ‘Debility.’ “ Even so, the manual is on the FBI’s “Recommended Reading” list for agents conducting overseas interrogations

in days gone by

in recent times

                                                           HOW CAN WE FORGET

Remember] when your Lord inspired to the angels, "I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike [them] upon the necks and strike from them every fingertip."

That is because they opposed Allah and His Messenger. And whoever opposes Allah and His Messenger - indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.

"That [is yours], so taste it." And indeed for the disbelievers is the punishment of the Fire
Al Anfal . 12, 13, 14

All matters return to Allah in the end ..Alhumdu lillah Rabil Alaimeen


Mission Accomplished

And the eminent among the people of Pharaoh said," Will you leave Moses and his people to cause corruption in the land and abandon you and your gods?" [Pharaoh] said, "We will kill their sons and keep their women alive; and indeed, we are subjugators over them."7;127
Said Moses to his people, "Seek help through Allah and be patient. Indeed, the earth belongs to Allah . He causes to inherit it whom He wills of His servants. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous."7;128
So from the obsevation of this video who do you think are the righteous ?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A flower of great hope

The Garden of the Lovers and the Excursion of Those Who Yearn - Ibn Qayyim

As for the desire for Allah (raghbah), wanting Him (lit. His Countenance) and yearning for the meeting with Him, then it is the capital of the slave, the foundation of his affair, the basis of his life of goodness, the source of his (true) happiness, success and bliss, and it is the coolness of his eye. For this reason he was created and for it he has been commanded. The messengers have been sent and the books have been revealed also for this purpose. There is no rectification or bliss for the heart unless its desire is solely for Allah, alone, Mighty and Majestic is He. Hence, He alone should be his desire, what he seeks out and his goal. As Allah, the Exalted, has said, "So when you have finished (your occupation), devote yourself for Allah's worship. And to your Lord turn your desires and intentions" (Qur'an 94:7-8). And He, the Exalted, has also said, "Would that they were contented with what Allah and His Messenger gave them and had said, 'Allah is sufficient for us. Allah will give us of His Bounty, and so will His Messenger. We implore Allah'" (Qur'an 9:59). 
Those who desire are three types: 
Those who desire Allah, 
Those who desire what Allah has 
And those who desire other than Allah. 
So the lover is the one who desires Allah. The one who is concerned with works is the one who desires what Allah has. And the one who is satisfied with this life, in neglect to the Hereafter, is the one who desires other than Him. The person whose desire is for Allah alone, Allah with suffice him from every concern, take on all of his affairs, deflect from him what he is not capable himself to deflect, protect him like the protection of a father to his child and preserve him from all afflictions. And whoever prefers Allah to all others, Allah will prefer him to others. And whoever is for Allah, Allah will be for him where he is not even there for his own self. Whoever knows Allah, nothing will be more beloved to him than Him and no desire will remain in this type of person for anything other than Him, except that which will bring him closer to Him or assist him in his wayfaring to Him.
From among the signs of experiential knowledge (ma'rifah) of Allah is veneration and awe (haybah). As the slave's experiential knowledge of his Lord increases, so to does his veneration and awe increase. As Allah, the Exalted, has said, "It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah"< (Qur'ân 35:28), meaning, those who are knowledgeable concerning Him. And the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "I am the most knowledgeable of you concerning Allah and I am the most intense in awe and reverence of Him" (Al-Bukhârî and Muslim). 
So whoever knows Allah (has ma'rifah) his livelihood will be pure, his life will be sweet, everything will revere him and all fear of created things will leave him. He will find intimacy with Allah and will have an aversion for (common) people. Knowledge of Allah (ma'rifah) will bequeath to him shyness in front of Allah, veneration and reverence of Him, vigilance (concerning His vision), love, trust in Him, turning to Him, pleasure in Him and submission to His ordinances. 
It was said to Junayd, may Allah have mercy upon him, "There are a group of people here that claim that they can attain righteousness by leaving all movement." He responded, "Such ones have spoken of the removal of all action, and this is something very immense. The one who fornicates and steals is in a better state than the one who says that (as far as I am concerned). For verily, those who have experiential knowledge of Allah (the 'ârifûn) have taken their actions from Allah and they have returned to Allah in them. If I were to live one thousand years I would not decrease in performing righteous works." He also said, "One who knows Allah does not really know Allah until he becomes like the earth; the feet of the righteous and the unrighteous tread upon him. And (until he becomes) like the rain that waters what it likes and what it doesn't like." 
Yahyâ ibn Mu'âdh said, "The one who knows Allah leaves this world (at the time of death) and he has not had his fill of two things: crying over his self and yearning for his Lord." Others have said, "One who knows Allah will not really know Allah until if he is given a dominion like the kingdom of Solomon it would not distract him from Allah for even the blink of an eye." It has also been said, "The one who knows Allah has found intimacy with Allah and has an aversion for other than Him. He has realized his poverty in front of Allah, so Allah has enriched him from His creation. And he has humbled himself in front of Allah, so He has ennobled him amongst His creation." 
Abû Salymân Ad-Dârânî said, "While (resting) in bed, the one who has experiential knowledge of Allah has openings that do not even come to the one who is standing in prayer!" 
Dhun-Nûn (Al-Misrî) said, "For everything there is a punishment. And the punishment of the one who knows Allah (the 'ârif) is being cut off from the remembrance of Allah." 

In summary, the life of the heart is with Allah and there is no life for it without that, ever. So when the heart is in agreement with the tongue in its dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and the heart is in agreement with what the Beloved wants from it; when he (the servant) belittles the many works and statements that he has made and regards even Allah's subtle generosity and kindness as great; when he embraces obedience and leaves off disobedience, and has left all of it for the sake of his Beloved, so that nothing of it remains; when his heart has become full with reverence, awe, preference and pleasure in Him and his patience in yearning for Him has reached its last straw; when he cannot find repose except in His remembrance, desire for Him and yearning for the meeting with Him; when he cannot find (true) intimacy except in His dhikr, while maintaining His ordinances and preferring Him to others…Then this, this is the true lover (muhibb). 
Junayd said, "I heard Al-Hârith Al-Muhâsibî say: "Love (mahabbah) is your inclination to something with all of your being. Then, your preference to that thing over your own self, your soul and your possessions and wealth. Then, your being in accordance with that thing inwardly and outwardly, privately and publicly. Then, realizing your shortcomings with regards to your love of it." 
It was said, "Love (mahabbah) is a fire that burns in the heart. It burns everything other than what the beloved wants from the lover." It was also said, "Nay, it is exerting all efforts in pleasing the beloved. And that could never be so until one no longer sees the 'love' anymore, but only witnesses the beloved." It is mentioned in some of the Hadith Qudsi, "My servant, I am, by your right, a lover of you. So, be you, by my right upon you, a lover of Me." 
'Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak said, "Whomsoever is given something of love and is not given its equivalent of awe and veneration (khashyah), then he is deceived." 
Yahyâ ibn Mu'âdh said, "A muster seed's amount of love is more beloved to me than seventy years of worship without love!" 
Abu Bakr Al-Kattânî said, "An issue concerning love (mahabbah) came up in Makkah during the days of the Pilgrimage. The sheikhs spoke on the matter. Junayd was present and he was the youngest amongst them. So they said to him, 'Give us what you have O Iraqi!' He lowered his head in humility and his eyes shed tears, and he spoke: '(How great is) a slave who has left himself, connected to the dhikr of his Lord, upholding His rights, witnessing Him with his heart. The lights of His Essence have burned his heart and his drink is pure from the cup of His pure love. If such a one speaks, it is by Allah. If he utters, it is from Allah. If he moves, it is by the command of Allah. If he remains silent, he is with Allah. So he is by Allah, for Allah and with Allah.' So the sheikhs cried and said, "There is nothing that can be added to this. May Allah rectify you, O Tâj Al-'ârifîn (crown of those who know Allah)!" 
It was said that Allah revealed to Dawûd, peace be upon him, "O Dawûd, I have made it prohbited (harâm) for the hearts to contain the love of Me and the love of others at the same time." 
Those who know Allah (the 'ârifûn) have all agreed that love is not acceptable without compliance (with the Sacred Law), so much so that some of them said, "The reality of love is being in accordance with what beloved wants, concerning what pleases him and what makes him angry." The People (of the Science of Purification; Al-Qawm) have also agreed that love is not acceptable without Tawhîd (belief in the Oneness of Allah). 
It was related that there was a man who claimed that he was overwhelmed by the love of a certain person. So one day this certain person said to him (the lover), "How can this be, when my brother over here is much more attractive and more perfect in beauty?!" The man looked over to him and then the person pushed him and said, "Someone who claims that he loves us and then looks at other than us?!"

Excerpt from the book "The Garden of the Lovers and the Excursion of Those Who Yearn" 
by Imam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah, Translated by Khalîl Abû Asmâ

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A void that cannot be filled except by Allah

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Sabhaanallahi wa bihamdihi adada khalqihi wa rida nafsihi wazinata arshihi wa midaada kalimaatih
Glory be to Allah and Praise be to Him by the number of His creation and His pleasure and by the weight of His Throne and the ink of His Words.
                                       A void that cannot be filled except by Allah

There were two major influences in my early life , Christianity from my mother’s Irish Catholic family and Judaism from my father’s heritage. Alhumdu lillah from that combination, Allah SWT most Gracious guided me to the religion of Ibrahim AS) “ Islamic Monotheism “, who was neither a Christian or a Jew .
And they say, "Be Jews or Christians, then you will be guided." Say (to them, O Muhammad Peace be upon him ), "Nay, (We follow) only the Millat of Ibrahim (Abraham), Hanifa [Islamic Monotheism, i.e. to worship none but Allah (Alone)], and he was not of Al-Mushrikun (those who worshipped others along with Allah -  2:105)."
At the age of 12 a calamity hit my family .It devastated my ideal life and threw me into the pangs of distress  and anxiousness and woke me to the reality of life “ death “. It was at that time that I started to question the purpose of life also  question my faith that I’d be brought up upon and it was at that time that I left the Christian religion and placed my beloved Jesus peace be upon him  in  a position of a noble man but certainly not son of God and something that never entered my mind was that he could  be God himself that was never akin to my thinking . I knew who My God was and He knew  my inner most thoughts and He was my only real support  during that time of darkness .Even though I’d loved Jesus more than any earthly man I decided to distance myself from him and move closer to my Creator my only source of comfort .
So this became the beginning of a long journey, a search for the reason of my existence and death itself and the answers to my questioning mind .Within a short period  I felt so apart from the society I lived in and the family I loved , nothing appealed to me ,it was as though I’d been awakened from a sweet  dream  to a nightmare , my  life seemed so worthless ,my surroundings  so false . I no longer wanted to be a part of it . Death became more alluring.
Over the following years I looked into many different religions. Firstly Judaism, I read as much as I could from sources at home and the library [ there was  no internet then ] but I found it ungenerous and stark.   I would read extensively about  different cultures and ways of alternate life styles trying to seek something that would light a spark in my heart . I was interested in anything that was distant from western society and its addiction with materialism and  the illusionary facade of civilisation which I wanted no part of .
Surely life had something valuable to offer ,that was my hope , which would fade every time I summarized a new endeavour and found it lacking in substance. When I was 17 I started nursing thinking that helping others would give me purpose and hoping it would settle my heart  . I  investigated Buddhism , Hinduism , and “ born again Christianity “ A friend asked me if I believed in God and I said I believe in a Creator and a controller of everything but I dont know  His name .
All those years had been extremely difficult for me I would function do what needed to be done but inside I was in a desperate state which could only be quelled by my closeness to my Creator ,my times of solitude with Him was my only pleasure .That last year was an agony I felt like a caged bird who desperately needed to fly,  I felt dead already , so I decided not for the first time to return to my loving Lord , only my concern for my family had stopped me before but the pain and sorrow had become unbearable . Even though I knew suicide was wrong but my intention was  to be with the one who understood me and had always been my companion .To grow up in a environment without firm guidance and knowledge is the most destructive force to a young mind . Its a darkness beyond compare .
 And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided. 2;186
 Just when Id reached the lowest point in my life about to fall into the abyss  , it was then that I meant my first Muslim and my world opened up to a completely different world Alhumdu Lillahi Rabil Alaimeen  Islam captured my heart ,  I found the name of my constant friend in Heaven Allah Azza wa Jall my Guardian and Protector , my world started to look different brighter clearer I found my beloved Jesus AS) rightful position as a Prophet of Allah I found the truth through the word of Allah the magnificent Quran and its rivers of purity. I found my position in this life and my answers to life after death .
I discovered a world of never ending spiritual awakenings and have grown to understand and marvel at Allah SWT plan for man. From the beginning Islam seemed so right so natural hence Fitra , the Quran so irresistible and my beloved Prophet Muhammed peace and blessings be upon him ) a incredibly patient teacher and role model who I never cease to  love admire and respect wholeheartedly  .Prophet Jesus AS) rightful position only confirmed my belief ,it was the logical answer.

Indeed, We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], as We revealed to Noah and the prophets after him. And we revealed to Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, the Descendants, Jesus, Job, Jonah, Aaron, and Solomon, and to David We gave the book [of Psalms]. 4;163
And [We sent] messengers about whom We have related [their stories] to you before and messengers about whom We have not related to you. And Allah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech 4;164
[We sent] messengers as bringers of good tidings and warners so that mankind will have no argument against Allah after the messengers. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise. 4;165
Im getting older now and I’m writing this to the disillusioned youth who are born into an unjust materialistic world ruled by greedy , corrupt , stale old men . Men who do  care for humanity.
You have vision....  they  don’t!!!  You can have integrity and a noble life ....they don’t  
So you can live as a slave to them and their destructive ways or you can live as a slave to the ONE  who cares for you more than you can ever comprehend
All I can say to the sons and daughters of Adam As) ..Islam is the only way of life worth living
Ive done all the hard work take a short cut
Read the Quran – Its mind blowing !!!
 And the last of their call will be, "Praise to Allah , Lord of the worlds!" 10;10

Sincerely bint Ibrahim AS) ... 2004

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