Friday, July 08, 2005

Allah's Blessings

This weekend I went to London to get away from everything. London, although not my place of residence, somehow feels like home to me.

Anyways, while I was there I was talking to my cousin and realised how people can be liiving a totally different life to the one that we live.

Yes, I know that this is a pretty obivious thing and everyone has thee own lifestyles and their own daily repsonsibilties and chores. But, the thing that made me ponder was the basic things in everyone's lives can really differ.

Whilst we were talking my cousin mentioned to me how proud he was of himself that he managed to pay off seventy pounds of his bank charges and bills. Currently my cousin is jobless and is looking for work, which means that he has to be very careful with the money he receives.

Sometimes, by looking at the lives of others, we can perceive how fortunate we ourselves are. When we compare ourselves to someone less fortunatge thab oursesleves it is then that we can actually learn to appreciate and be grateful for even the small things that we take for granted.

The practices of the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam teach us to look at the people below us in regards to our worldly matters and to look at the people above us in our Deeni (religious) matters.

By practising what the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has taught us we will achieve satisfaction and learn to be grateful and at peace in our worldly matters and the fire of greed, jealousy and competition will cease to consume us. In the same manner taking an example of those above us, in our religious matters, will awaken us and will aid us to create a desire to accomplish what the Auliyaa (friends of Allah) have achieved. This will therefore help us in creating closeness to Allah Ta'ala and will also give us a high rank in the eyes of the pious people as well as in the sight of Allah Ta'ala.

Simply put, the essence of the outcomes of both these methods will be a peace, contentment and a burning desire to please Allah and meet him.

Allah states:

"If you are grateful, I will surely give you more and more"

[Surah Ibrahim 14:7]


May Allah give us the inclination to be thankful towards Him for all that we have, so that in return He shall fulfil His promise and increase us in our blessings.

13 comments:

Asi said...

good job u were'nt at london yday, hope ur cousin and family are ok.. ameen to the duas.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Alhumdulillah, everyone is okay in London; families and friends.

I guess it was a good thing in a sense. But if not today, then tomorrow, our day will come. I just pray to Allah that He raises each and everyone of us in the state of Imaan and only when He is pleased with us. Aameen.

Wasalaam

mujahidah an nafs said...

Salam,

I've been w8n 4u 2 post on this blog 4 time..but I guess patience is a virtue cuz mashallah the post was great, with so many take home messages. :)

Sometimes sumthing so little to us can b everything to sum1 else...

Ameen to the duas, and like u say may he raise each n every1 of us in a state of imaan.Ameen.

Take care

Wassalam. :)

mujahidah an nafs said...

Alhamdullilah 2 ur freinds and family being ok.

May HE (swt) bless us all with a good life full of happiness.When we do endure greif and hardship may we all only turn to him 4 support.For HE (swt) is our lord and we are his slaves, and he is the most beneficient, most merciful.

Wassalam

Saj said...

Assalamu Alaikum

I too was patiently waiting to read a post on this blog... great lessons to be learnt and implemented into our lives, Insha'Allah.

I just refreshed the page a couple of times and saw the new post. Masha'Allah.

Aameen to dua's in post and in the comments above.

Wasalaam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah Sis Mujahidah for the comments. I know it has been some time since I last posted and Insha-allah I will try post more often on this post. To be honest, the post was written some while ago (on paper), but I never had a chance to upload it.

Ameen to all the Du'as.

Wasalaam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alykum,

Jazakallah for your post Sis Sajeda. There are great lessons in everything that occurs in our life. It's just the way we look at things. I could post a lot of things that occur and awaken us, but that would be very time consuming :$ I pray to Allah that He gives us the Quality of Ihsaan, that we worship Him as though we can see Him, and if not, then at least with the sincerity and firm belief that He is watching us. Aameen.

Wasalaam

Saj said...

Walaikum Salaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu.

Wa Iyyak, Barak'Allahu Feek. What you say is very true, there are great lessons in everything that occurs in our life.

However, we sometimes overlook these things in life and when someone like you does a posting with lessons, it makes you ponder deeply and helps you too look at things in life from different perspectives and most importantly islamically.

We are constantly learning and all your blogs are great learning points for all of us who are seeking knowledge, as they are to the point, simple and clear. Masha'Allah the pearls of wisdom you share with us are greatly valued and many of us leave with a new lesson learnt everytime.

Quote Br. Zain:"I pray to Allah that He gives us the Quality of Ihsaan, that we worship Him as though we can see Him, and if not, then at least with the sincerity and firm belief that He is watching us."

Aameen.

Wasalaam

Saj said...

Jazak'Allahu Khairan Katheera for sharing such beautiful posts with us.
May Allah reward you with the best of both worlds.

I pray that Allah grants you strength and good health so that you can carry on posting these knowledge-filled posts, Insha'Allah, so that we all can continue to benefit from them immensely.

Aameen

Wasalaam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah Sister Sajeda for your comments. It is good to hear that the purpose of this blog is being met and that people are starting to look at life with a deeper and more purposeful meaning.

Jazakallah for the Du'as and I pray that Allah allows me to carry out His work in whatever health He chooses to keep me in. And that He gives everyone, inlcuding me, a prosperous, meaningful, virtuous and healthy life. Aameen.

Wasalaam

Saj said...

Walaikum Salaam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Barak'Allahu Feek.
Aameen to the dua's.

Fi'amanillah

mujahidah an nafs said...

Ameen 2 all the beautiful duas..

Wassalam

Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

Just skipped onto this post somehow and realised how careless we are of our wealth. yesterday I was reading about the children of Palestine, how much they are suffering and I realised how much we have, and how much our brothers and sisters do not have. It's so sad to think that we can just let hundreds of pounds out of our sight, using it on worldy items when we could have spent it on our suffering brothers and attained reward. May Allah Ta'ala make us aware of what we are doing before every action we take. Ameen.

May Allah Ta'ala reward you always Molana.

Wassalam

Aishah

PS: Sorry for posting in a post that u posted like one yr ago.