رَبِّ ابْنِ لِى عِندَكَ بَيْتاً فِى الْجَنَّةِ
'My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Jannaah'
(At-Tahreem 66:11)


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Beautiful advice from Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn Baaz رحمه الله

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It was said to the Sheikh, "O' Sheikh, so and so has become misguided". 

Sheikh  رحمه الله replied:
"Perhaps his deviation was due to two things:

1. He didn’t ask Allaah for Ath-thabaat (firmness);
2. He didn’t thank Allaah for Al-Istiqaamah (steadfastness).

So when Allaah chose for you the path of guidance, it was not because you are special, nor was it because of your obedience. But rather, it was a mercy from Him that enveloped you. He can remove it from you at any time.

Therefore, do not be deceived by your actions nor by your worship. And do not look down upon the one who has deviated from His path. For had it not been due to His mercy, you would have been in his position.

Repeat the recitation of this verse while pondering:

﴿ ولوﻵ أن ثبتناك لقد كدت تركن إليهم شيئا قليلا ﴾

Had We not made you firm (O' Muhammad) then you would have inclined towards them slightly...

So it is not upon us to think that thabaat (firmness) upon Al-Istiqaamah (steadfastness) is due to your own personal achievements. Ponder over His سُبحانه وتعالى 's statement to the best of mankind: “Had We not made you firm (O' Muhammad صلى الله عيه وسلم)?”

So how about you?

We are greatly mistaken when we disregard and pay no attention to our athkaar (supplications of remembrance). We believe it to be something that is not important and we forget that Allaah preserves us with it. And perhaps the decree will change…

Ibn Qayyim رحمه الله says:

"The need of the servant in his supplications by which he seeks refuge [in Allaah], is more severe than his need for food, drink and clothes!"

Be consistent in your athkaar (supplications of remembrance), so that you can encompass the meaning:

"Preserve Allaah, He will preserve you."

Fortify [yourselves] every morning and evening [with your athkaar (supplications of remembrance)]. For the dunya (life of this world) is horrifying and full of surprises and Allaah is the protector of His servants.

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