Thursday, July 14, 2005

A New Set of Wheels

Alhumdulillah the last week or so has brought along with it really good weather. It has been really warm and sunny; weather that makes you feel alive and happy as opposed to the normal, gloomy weather most people are used to in this country.

I really love the heat, but my body has its own problems during this time of the year. The heat gives me nose bleeds on a daily basis which leaves me really weak (due to anemia). Nevertheless, I try to enjoy the weather as much as I can.

One of my favourite ways of enjoying this weather is to go for a nice long drive. It is the Mercy and Grace of Allah that He has given me two beautiful cars which are not more than three years old; one being a small polo and the other a Mercedes.

I decided that the Mercedes would be a better option for this long drive. So, I seated myself in (and yes, I did have my seat-belt on) and I set off for a drive. Five minutes down the road and I thought to myself 'great weather for a convertible, I should get of those...' And, sometimes, without realising, we tend to forget what we have and in turn we forget to appreciate it.

It wasn't long before I had thought this that I came to a halt at a traffic light. The people at the pedestrian crossing were trotting across the street and amongst the bustle of the people I saw a person in a small car used by invalid people.

I realised, that though we may not have a posh car or cars that we would like to have, we should be grateful that at least we have some sort of car. And for those who don't have a car, we should really be grateful that at least we are not dependent on some sort of transport because our feet cannot carry us.

POINT:

I am not saying that to desire for a better car is a sin, nor am I saying that we should stop living and enjoying ourselves. Sometimes, we find it hard to stay on the path of religion because we fail to understand what religion is. The truth is that we are not asked to sacrifice our pleasures, but we are asked not to sacrifice our religion for our pleasures. To wish for a great car is not a problem, but to be ungrateful for what one already has is not an act of a true believer.

I pray to Allah that He keeps our mind open towards His religion so that we can understand His way, His choices and His Will in each step that we take. I pray to Allah that if we ever slip from His path that He sends us a simple sign to remind us of Him and His mercy upon us. Aameen.

23 comments:

Saj said...

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Aameen to the Dua's.

Masha'Allah great post as usual. The point you made is very true indeed. We have so much to be grateful for.

Jazak'Allah Khair for sharing this post with us.

Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarkatuhu

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah Sister Sajeda for the comments.

I pray to Allah that the few posts that have presented have aided people into looking at life with a different perspective.

Somtimes the answer is right in front of our eyes yet we fail to conceive and understand it.

I don't know how many more posts will be coming on these blogs anymore as I may be ending these blogs. But I do pray to Allah that He accepts those few that I have written and forgives the many shortcomings. I pray that He makes these words a source of guidance and continues its good through time so that it make become a source of salvation. Aameen

Wasalaam

Saj said...

Walaikum Salaam Warahmatullah

Barak'Allahu Feek.

I really do hope that you will reconsider ending these beneficial blogs. As i for one have benefitted greatly from your blogs.

Aameen to the beautiful dua's.

Wasalaam

mujahidah an nafs said...

Assalamu alaikum,

Ok where shall I start...

Firstly, Mashallah 2 ur post.Mashallah so much 2 learn...
Shukr 4 what we have is vry important and like u say to b ungrateful for what we already have is not an act of a true believer bcuz, if we were true believers every little thing given 2 us wud mean everything 2 us. Your post reminds me of the example of the daughter of Shurja Kirmanee and the peice of bread...

I hope u get well soon, ALLAH (swt) is the one to give shifaa, plz make dua 4 my dad too...

hmmmm...ok im making xtra, xtra special dua that u dont end ur blogs cuz like saj bhen I've really (REALLY) benefitted from them and without ur encouragemnt, comments and support I wud have given up a long, long time ago with mine...
Br Zain pleeeeeeeaaaase reconsider...please...

I pray that whatever decision you make, U remain happy with it and that ALLAH (swt)keeps u happy and successful in whatever u do for indeed u r one of his very special slaves. When ALLAH (swt) gives izzat to a person he loves, everyone looks upto that person and looks for guidance and help from them...I pray ALLAH (swt)keeps u as dedicated 2 helping the ummah as I feel u are... and im still gonna make so much dua that u dont give up ur blogs

Wassalam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sis Mujahdah could you please enlighten us with the story of the daughter of Shurja Kirmanee and the peice of bread (if it is not too much trouble).

Insha-Allah I will be making special Du'aa for you and your father. Is he okay? Anything seriously wrong? I pray that Allah grants Him Shifaa.

Insha-Allah I will be reconsidering about the blogs and I hope that somehow people can benefit from what is already here.

Jazakallah for the comments, thought I am not worthy of it. I pray to Allah that He raises me in His sight and the sight of His beloved. Aameen

Wasalaam

mujahidah an nafs said...

Asalamu alaikum,

Ameen wa sum ameen to the duas and Jazakallah khair.

My dad suffers from a illness that I would not wish on anyone...Plz brother make dua for him, I don't know whos duas mite help. I know that ALLAH (swt) is listening to my duas and I know that whatever he wills is best for his slaves but I just want2 see my dad healthy and able to thank his lord...

I actually heard about the story of Shurja Kirmanees' daughter in a bayaan. I'm just gonna refresh my memory on it and Inshallah I'll post it :)

If its of any value, if you need any help with your blogs 2 keep them going I honestly dont mind helping. I can imagine how hard it must b managing all of them (I get tired of the mine sometimes!)

May ALLAH (swt) give us all the inclination to do all we do only for his pleasure and may he grant us all good health.Ameen.

Wassalam.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

I do pray that your father does get well soon. Insha-Allah I will make Du'a for him. Please do keep us updated on his health.

I was planning to make all three blogs into one. The reason why I'm online at 2.37am was because I wanted to ask your opinion on that. I had no way else to contact you so I was really bugged and had to come online and mention it here :$

Hope all is well with you. PLease do remember me in your Duas.

Wasalaam

ps. As well as time there are other factors that won't allow me to blog as much. Jazakallah for offering to help. It meant alot. It's nice to know people are there to help.

Anonymous said...

Assalaamu alaykum.

Thanks for the reminder.

Just like the nations before us, we have been given a test too. Ours being Wealth, not the lack of it but the excess of it.
However being grateful for it is something rarely done, we usualy forget where our blessings came from.

When will we life the veils from our hearts and seek the heart of purity?

May Allah guide us before its too late.

Aameen to all the above duahs.

mujahidah an nafs said...

Assalamu alaikum,

Jazakallah Br Zain 4 the duas...
Lol, ur a joker ur precise wiv ur timings altho ur blogger clock aint :P haha..

Inshallah I'll giv u my opinion its great 2 no my opinions mean sumink (altho sumtimes they can b a bit funny, sis saj knows what I mean, lol).

Take care n dua mein zarur yaad, by the grace of ALLAH the allmighty everythings all good with me,jus pray inshallah that it stays that way.Ameen.

Wassalam.

:)

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Lol. I knew my blogger timing is wierd thats why I had to mention the silly time.

You're one of my main readers, and therefore your opinion does count. In fact, even if you weren't my main readers you opinion would still count. :)

Hmmmm, I guess Sis Saj and you seem to have got to know each other in quite a short time.

I pray to Allah that He keeps you happy and always in good health and Imaan. Remember me in your Duas too.

Wasalaam

mujahidah an nafs said...

Assalamu alaikum,

Jazakallah khair and ameen 2 the duas :)

Saj bhen is mashallah so nice n sweet,its really easy 2 get along with her. I pray ALLAH (swt) blesses us with a pure freindship only to please Him (swt.Ameen.

Take care

Wassalam

Sajeda said...

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Sis Mujahidah
Yeah i totally know what you mean about the opinions bit lol... na her views are great and i am sure will be appreciated, Insha'Allah.

Br Zain
Aameen, Jazak'Allah Khair for the beautiful dua. Sis Mujahidah is very easy to get along with. Masha'Allah. Insha'Allah always yaading in dua's.
Aap bee apni afzal dua'awo mein yaad rakhna.

Sis Mujahidah
Aameen to the dua, well like the saying goes: it takes one to know one :p

Take Care
Dua Meh Yaad
Wassalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Asi said...

haven't really read the post, but ameen to the dua anyways, heheh im sure it's a good one :p

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum

Sister Mujahida An Nafs
I hope all is well with you. Sister Sajeda is indeed a very great person and I pray to Allah that He gives you a friendship that will last for ever and is for His pleasure.

Sister Sajeda
Mujahida an Nafs has Masha-Allah great opinions and advises. May Allah increase her in knowledge. Aaameen. Hope all is well with you. Please remember me in your Duas.

Sister Aasiya
Hope you dropped by. Always nice to see you here. The post isn't all that, it's just the way people read it. Remember me in your Duas.

Wasalaam

mujahidah an nafs said...

salam,

The post isn't all that? really? How cum I didn't notice?hmmmm...

It's a great post mashallah! I think we'd all agree on that :)

Ameen 2 all the duas. I pray me n saj will always b there 4 eachother, whenever, whatever Inshallah.Ameen.
Oh and my opinions/advice etc really can b abit funny sumtimes..

Wassalam

Sajeda said...

Walaikum Salaam

Aameen to the dua's.

Sis Mujahidah, I am not so nice lol forget being a great person lol.

Who said the post isn't all that? Br Zain you can't comment on your posts, so just chup.

Definitely a great post indeed, Masha'Allah.

Sis Mujahidah your opinions and advice can never be funny. Ab is ke aageh kuch mut bolna.

Take Care you all
Hope your all well
Dua Meh Yaad
Wasalaam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister Sajeda
I pray that you and Sister Mujahida stay friends for a long time and that your friendship is one that pleases Allah and is talked about amongst the angels. Aameen.

Jazakallah for the comments and I do pray that my posts are beneficial to all that read it.

ps. You can't comment on your character I can't comment on my posts.

Sister Muhjahida
Jazakallah for the comments, and I just want you to know that your advice/comments and opinions may seem funny but they hold a lot of value and meaning. So keep them coming.

Wasalaam

Anonymous said...

hmmmm

mujahidah an nafs said...

hmmmmmm?

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmm...

i dnt mean to offend anyone.As a muslim it is my duty to enjoin good and forbid evil.I am in no way perfect-none of us are, but we still have this duty to advise and help one another towards our ultimate goal-Allah's pleasure.

I think that it is inappropriate for an Aalim and ghair mahram females to communicate in the way done here.The boundry has been crossed.shaitaan is using ur fikr for deen and causing url to oversee the damage caused in another way.I dnt think i have to go into detail about the communication of males and females in Islam,url are aware of it.It is restricted in many ways.In real life,would we go up to each other in public and talk as we have done? I dnt think so.So what makes it any different on the net? Allah is still watching us.

May Allah protect us from our enemy shaitaan and his trickery.Ya Allah,please help us in our struggle against our nafs,open our eyes to our mistakes and strengthen us by accepting them and correcting them

Ameen.

PS-Please forgive me if i have offended anyone.I am the worst of all and the advice is firstly to myself.please take it in te spirit in which it was given.

Ma'assalaama

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah "Anonymous" for your kind words and concern regarding the comments. It is vital that we do not forget the purpose of this blog and that we make sure that all comments are kept in context of the blog.

I feel that the regular commenting has left us a little more open towards commenting more freely.

Jazakallah for the reminder and the kind words and concern.

I have taken no offence whatsoever from this comment and I hope that no one else does too. Insha Allah I will try and ensure that comments are kept in context and that there is less mixing.

Jazakallah once again, may Allah reward you.

Wasalaam

Anonymous said...

^ Jazakallah,may Allah use your blog as a means of Hidayah,grant you sincerity and the best of rewards in both worlds.

Ameen

mujahidah an nafs said...

Ameen.