Saturday, January 07, 2006

Cleaning Services

On Wednesday afternoon, whilst standing at my bedroom window, I saw a couple of men with brooms and pans, cleaning up the side of the streets.

It was amazing to see, that despite living on that street, I never noticed the amount of litter that was scattered on the floor. After seeing these men sweep us the litter I realised that despite me not being able to see any dirt, there was quite a fair amount on the streets.

Obviously, there were some plastic bags, the odd cans and other large items that were visible without giving them much attention, but the smaller items that were regularly dropped on the street were not noticeable until we paid attention to them.


Similarly, in our life, we continuously gather litter; litter that we cannot see unless we pay extra care and attention towards it. This litter is known as minor sins and it contaminates and corrupts our hearts.

Similarly, at times we commit major sins, and these are the sins that we should be able to point out straight away and clean as soon as we can. For these are the sins that take away the glow of Imaan, the Nur (Divine Light) away from our faces and is visible to others also.

Therefore, we have to take heed from these "Cleaning Services" and ensure that we also take out time to clean our hearts; to sweet up all the sins that we sometimes don't realise we have committed. And the best cleanser for sins is the tears of remorse and regret that comes from the eyes of a believer.

May Allah give us all the inclination to do a daily sweep-out of our sins and to leave us with a clean and pure heart that pleases Allah. Aameen


ajnabi said...

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Jazakallah khair...

Oh Allah, forgive us for every sin that invites u toward your anger, or draws us near to your displeasure.Ameen.

May Allah Ta'ala bless us with the inclination to clease those sins from our hearts that have stained them..

Ameen wa thuma ameen to the duas.

Wassalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

Muslim said...

assalamualykum.......i was wondering if you got married after all.....

ﻪﻣﻃﺎﻔ said...

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Eid Mubarak brother. Hope you have a lovely day. Inspiring blog as always. May Allah accept all your efforts and always reward you. Ameen

xmuslimahx said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

Glad to see u back and posting again Molana.

Jazakallah for another of ure many eblightening posts...surely missed them whilst you were away.

May Allah Ta'ala forgive us and keep us guided on the siratalmustaqeem.



Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,


Ameen to the Duas, please remember me in all your Duas.


I believe there was a bit of confusion as to why I was gone in the first place...


Alhumdulillah my Eid was great. Hope you had a good Eid also.

Jazakallah for the comments and Aameen to the Duas. Please do contiune to remember me in your Duas.

Sister X-Muslimah-x

Jazakallah for the comments and for dropping by. Please do remember me in your Duas and pray that Allah makes these posts beneficial and a source of salvation. Aameen.


Saj said...

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

:+: Aameen to dua'a in post and those in comments...

Masha'Allah beneficial read!!! Jazak'Allah Khair.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds, Aameen...

Adhakallahu Sinnak, Aameen.

Dua ki darakhwast...

Wasalaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah for the comments and Aameen to the Duas.

Insha Allah I will remember you in my Duas, please remember me in yours also.