Wednesday, August 29, 2012

scholar questioning to his students..mashallah nice

Asalamu alaikum everyone
InshaAllah I pray to Allah that this reminder reaches
each one of you with great Taqwa and iman

A great reminder to up-hold and to learn from.

One time a scholar asked one of his students,
"You have spent a long time with me, what have you learned?"

He said I learned eight things:

First, I looked to the creation. Everyone has a loved one.
When he goes to the grave, he leaves his loved one.
Therefore, I made my loved one my good deeds;
that way, they will be with me in the grave.

Second, I looked to the verse,
"But as for him who feared to stand before his Lord
and restrained his soul from lust,"
Therefore, I struggled against my desires
so I could stay obeying Allah.

Third, I saw that if anyone has something with him
that is worth something, he will protect it.
Then I thought about the verse,"That which you have is wasted away;
and that which is with Allah remains," therefore, everything worth something with me I devoted to Him so it would be with Him for me.

Fourth, I saw the people seeking wealth, honor and positions
and it was not worth anything to me. Then I thought about
Allah's words, "Lo, the noblest of you in the sight of Allah
is the most aware of Allah,so I did my best to become
aware of Allah in order to gain nobility in his sight.

Fifth, I saw the people being jealous towards each other
and I looked at the verse, "We have apportioned among them their
livelihood in the life of the world", so I left jealousy.

Sixth, I saw the people having enmity and I thought about the verse,
"Lo, the devil is an enemy for you, so take him as an enemy",
so I left enmity and I took the Satan as my only enemy.

Seventh, I saw them debasing themselves in search
of sustenance and I thought about the verse,
"And there is not a beast in the earth but the sustenance
thereof depends on Allah", so I kept myself busy with
my responsibilities toward Him and I left my property with Him.

Eighth, I found them relying on their business,
buildings and health and I thought about the verse,
"And whosoever puts his trust in Allah,
He will suffice him", therefore, I put my trust only on Allah.

~As forwarded from my best friend ,afzal

1 comment:

  1. Masya-Allah, very nice indeed. I love it, jazakillah khairan kathira sis =)