Friday, January 16, 2009

Juummah Mubarak

Jummah Mubarak to you & your families on this blessed day.

May all that your Heart Desire's and Dua'as be fulfilled, Inshallah.
Remember the Ummah of Nabi (saw), the sick, oppressed, our Marhoomeen as well as my family & I in your Dua'as, likewise we will do the Same, Jazakallah
Qualities of the people of Taqwa.

"When Allah created His creation, He did so while He was completely
independent of their obedience towards Him and of their disobedience
towards Him. No disobedience can hurt Him and no obedience can benefit
Him. Then He distributed amongst them (the creation) their means of
sustenance and placed them on earth. The people of Taqwa on earth are
those of virtue: their speech is correct (true); their garments are of
moderate nature and their walk is one of humility. They lower their gaze
when they see something that Allah has forbidden them to see and they
give ear to beneficial knowledge. They maintain their integrity in both
adversity and prosperity.

Had it not been for the appointed time that Allah has written for them
(death), their souls would not remain an extra second in their bodies
out of yearning for reward and fear of punishment. The Creator ranks
Supreme in their eyes, so everything else becomes immaterial to them.
They are with Paradise as if they had already witnessed it and enjoyed
its presence. They are with Hell as if they have already seen it and
tasted its torment. Their hearts grieve and their evil (if any) is
non-contagious. Their bodies are lean, their needs are few and their
souls are chaste.

They observe patience for a few days and experience everlasting comfort.
This is a profitable exchange that their Lord has made pleasant for
them. The world tempts them, but they do not succumb. It imprisons them,
but they ransomed themselves in exchange.

During the nights they stand in rows and read portions of the Quran.
They recite with proper recitation which grieves their hearts and drink
it (the Quran) like medicine. If a verse of yearning comes along, they
reach for it and believe it is their destination. If an intimidating
verse comes along, they pour their hearts towards it and believe that
Hell and its screams are in their ears. They sleep on their foreheads
and elbows (i.e. they engage in prayers so much that it is as if they
sleep in those postures) and implore Allah to deliver them.

In the day, they are tolerant and learned, kind and God-fearing. Fear
has chipped away at their bodies as if they were arrows. Anyone looking
at them would think that they were sick. But they are not sick. Some
will say that they are confused. A great fear has made them look like
that. They are never content to do only a few actions (during the day),
nor do they ask for a great deal. They condemn themselves and are
apprehensive about their deeds.

If one of them is called "pious", he fears what will be said of him and
says: "I know myself better than you do. My Lord knows me better than I
do. O Allah! Do not take me to task for what they are saying about me
and (O Lord) make me better than they think. Forgive my sins which they
do not know about."

Their signs are that they are strong in Islam, resolute in their
softness; firm in their belief. They crave for knowledge and are
knowledgeable with tolerance; moderate in richness; pleasant in hunger;
forbearing in distress; seeking Halal; active in (pursuing) guidance and
they abhor greed.

They perform good deeds in fear (of rejection). They spend the evening
in gratitude and the morning in remembrance. They sleep in alarm and
they awake in joy. If their carnal selves make it difficult for them to
fulfil that which they dislike the deprive them (their selves) of that
which they like. The apple of their eyes is in what does not perish and
their abstemiousness in what disappears. They combine knowledge with
tolerance and speech with action.

You will find their hopes are realistic, their mistakes few; their
hearts humble, their selves content; their diet meagre, their matters
simple, their Deen safe-guarded, their desires killed and their anger
subdued. Goodness is expected from them and evil is shielded against
them. If they are among those who are oblivious, they are counted
amongst those who remember (Allah). If they are among those who
remember, they are not written among the oblivious. They pardon those
who wrong them; they provide for those who deprive them, and meet those
who severe ties with them. They are never profane and always lenient.
Their wrong doings are almost non-existent and their good deeds are
always present. They are resolute when the earth quakes, steadfast in
calamities and grateful in prosperity.

They are no prejudiced against those they dislike nor do they favour
those they love. They acknowledge the truth before it appears and do not
lose anything they are entrusted with. They do not call anyone names nor
do they hurt their neighbours. They do not curse at the time of
difficulties nor do they venture into falsehood.

Silence does not bother them and if they laugh, they do not raise their
voices. If they are treated with injustice they remain patient until
Allah vindicates them.

Their own selves live in toil while others are comfortable around them.

Their abstinence from those who stay away from them is their exoneration
(from malice). Their proximity to those who are close to them, is a
means of mercy (for those who are close to them). Their remaining aloof
is not out of pride and arrogance and their being close is neither a
ploy nor a scheme."

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