Archive for December, 2008

Patience is the key

الصبر مفتاح ما يرجى

Patience is the Key to all that is hoped

و كل خير به يكون

And all good is attained by it

فاصبر وان طالت اليالى

Have Patience! Even if the nights become extended

فربما امكن الحرون

So happens that a difficulty’s solution ultimately becomes achievable

وربما نيل باصطبار

And perhaps something was achieved through perseverance

ما قيل هيهات لا يكون

To which it was said that those were insoluble

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Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace said:

“Three supplications are answered without a doubt: the supplication of someone who is oppressed, the supplication of someone on a journey, and the supplication of parents for their children.”

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…with only one teardrop

Ka‘b al-Ahbâr (rahimahullâh) said,

“I prefer to weep out of the fear of Allâh [even] with only one tear drop falling from my eyes than the spend a mountain of gold with an ungracious heart.”

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Turn away from vanity and seek Him in the recesses of your heart and soul. Show patience in adversity and be content in His will that you may attain closeness to Allah.

-Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jilani RH

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“Worrying about the dunya is a darkness in the heart, while worrying about the akhirah is a light in the heart.”

Uthman ibn Affan

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“The ailment of the body is in sickness and that of the heart is in sins. A delicious meal cannot benefit the body when the person is sick and likewise, the heart cannot taste the sweetness of worship if it is full of sins.”

Dhu’n-Noon al-Misri

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“Man’s fear of Allah is equal to his knowledge of Him, and his renunciation of the life of this world is equal to his desire of the Hereafter. Whoever acts according to what he knows, Allah will make him successful in what he doesn’t know. And whoever is ill-tempered disgraces his honour, religion and generosity.”

Fudayl ibn Iyad

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Shaddaad ibn Aws (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us to say:

“Allaahumma inni as’aluka al-thabaat fi’l-amri, wa as’aluka ‘azeemat al-rushd, wa as’aluka shukra ni’matika wa husna ‘ibaadatika, wa as’aluka lisaanan saadiqan wa qalban saleeman, wa a’oodhu bika min sharri ma ta’lam wa as’aluka min khayri ma ta’lam, wa astaghfiruka mimma ta’lam, innaka anta ‘allaam ul-ghuyoob

(O Allaah, I ask you for steadfastness in this matter, and I ask You for the resolve to adhere to the path of guidance, and I ask You for gratitude for Your blessings and to worship You well, and I ask You for a truthful tongue and a sound heart, and I seek refuge with You from the evil of what You know, and I ask You for the good of what You know, and I ask You for forgiveness for what You know; You are the knower of the Unseen).”

Ahmad (17155), al-Tirmidhi (3407) and al-Nasaa’i (1304)

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