Saturday, November 11, 2006

Slow Puncture

Recently, I've been having a little problem with the front driver side tyre. I woke up one morning to find that there was less air in the tyre and became frantic to pump it up at the petrol station before it reached a stage where I couldn't drive the car.

Off I drove to the nearest petrol station to fill in the air. I know this is totally wrong, but I decided to fill the air in the tyre to 42psi instead of the normal 35psi. My thinking was that it'll last a little longer and I'll have the extra time to get the tyre repaired.

I was correct about the tyre lasting for another day or so, but I was still unable to find some time to get the tyre repaired.

In the back of my mind I always had this concern that I might park the car somewhere and find it to have less air in the tyre, forcing me once again to visit the petrol station.

This procedure continued for a fair few days and I was a regular visitor at my local petrol station just to fill the air in the tyre.

POINT

The lesson we learn from here is simple and always mentioned by the scholars. It is the lesson of the water and bucket. No matter how much we fill the bucket we will eventually find it empty, sooner than later, if there is a hole within that bucket.

This is the same principle with our actions; no matter how much we strive (even if we 'over-do' acts of worship) we will find that we will be left with nothing if we fail to stop sinning and leaking out the acts of worship we have done.

It is always essential to repair the leak when it occurs instead of avoiding and ignoring it. Once the leak is repaired even a few acts of worships will ensure that our hearts are filled with Noor (diving light).

May Allah give us all the inclination, ability, strength and understanding to repair the holes that we have created in our hearts. May He give us the wisdom to stop sinning whilst worshiping. Aameen.

10 comments:

forgotten friend said...

Salams Maulana,

I've been eargerly waiting for you to update. Jazakallahu khair for a short but mindful reminder.

I read that you were not well, I pray that you are now feeling better.

Duas please!

Wassalam

Ola said...

Amen to that!

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Forgotten Friend

Jazakallah for the comments. I have been finding it hard recently to update due to not being a hundred percent. Alhumdulillah, feeling slightly better now so I should be updating more often.

Please remember me in your Du'as.

Ola

Jazakallah for passing by and please do remember me in your Du'as also.

Wasalaam

Anonymous said...

asalamualaikum maulana bhai!
WOW mashaAllah loved it. :)
Hope you're well and family is too! please pass my salams and duas.
dont forget to make duaa for me
walaikumasalam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum

Jazakallah for the comments. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the read.

Alhumdulillah, all the family members are fine.

Please remember me in your Duas also.

Wasalaam

SOMEBODY said...

ASSALAMOALYKUM.CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO ASK A ALIMA TO HELP ME REFORM MY SELF...AND WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO WHILE REFORMING YOUR SELF...AND WHAT EXACTLY DOES REFORMING MEAN...NICE POST,LOVED IT,MAY ALLAH GIVE ME THE HIDAYAH AND HELP ME TO PRACTICE ON THE ADVICE IN THE POST,AMEEN.ASSALAMOALYLKUM.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

There are two methods which you can adopt to reform yourself.

You can firstly pledge allegiance (Bay'ah) to a Shaykh from whom you intend to seek guidance and reformation.

The other method is to seek reformation from an 'Alimah / 'Alim without pledging allegiance to them.

To reform one's self is to make an effort and train one's self to become completely compliant to the Shari'ah (laws of Allah). To reform means to concentrate on our self in such a manner where we find faults and adopt methods to correct these faults, usually prescribed to us by our Shaykh / Guide.

Whilst reforming one's self it is important to control one's desire in a manner where all spiritual diseases are dealt with and concentration on their removal is essential.

Insha Allah, I will put up a post on my other blog Simply Islam (blogspot) regarding Tasawwuf / Reformation and what it involves.

Aameen to the Du'as. Please do remember me in your Du'as also. If there are any more questions or you would like a further clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.

Wasalaam.

Muslim said...

oh jazakAllah.please write about reformation...il be waiting for the post!Please dont forget.assalamoalykum.ill keep reminding you untill you post about it!

Muslim said...

one last question before u post anything...Is reformation part of sufism?Is tazkiyah similar to tassawuf?please dont forget to write about it!!!!!!!!

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah for posting and, in advance, for the constant reminders. Insha Allah, I will be writing soon in regards to Tasawwuf / Sufism / Islah / Reformation etc.

I would be grateful if you could remind me in case I do forget. But Insha Allah, I hope to write on this topic soon.

Wasalaam.