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Sa'eed Ibn Qatadah
08-12-04, 06:39 AM
A person who is impatient about his sustenance, worried about why he has so little, and unsatisfied at being lower than others in worldly status is like one who precedes the Imam when going from one stage of prayer to the next. At the end, he cannot make Salaams (the final action that makes the prayer complete) until after the Imam has done so. Similarly, one does not die until he receives all of the provision that was decreed for him. Sustenance and provision were preordained and decided upon fifty thousand years before the creation was created.
“The Event ordained by Allah will come to pass, so seek not to hasten it.” Surah An-Nahl – Ayah 1.
“And if He intends any good for you there is none who can repel His Favour…” Surah Yunus – Ayah 107.
Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
“O’ Allah, I seek refuge in you from the stamina of the wicked person and from the feebleness that accompanies (a false) confidence.”
This phrase has a very significant meaning. As I contemplated key events in history, I found that many of Allah’s enemies had prodigious levels of fortitude, hardiness, and perseverance. In contrast, I found that many Muslims were dull, lethargic, and feeble, all the while thinking - and falsely so - that they were putting their trust in Allah. A true trust in Allah requires striving and working, and then leaving the results to Allah.
08-12-04, 09:37 AM
mashala saed bin kotada, u sure know which book to read
that was a beautiful extract
Sa'eed Ibn Qatadah
11-12-04, 07:50 AM
Al-Waleed ibn Mughirah, Umayyah ibn Khallaf, and Al-Aas ibn Waa’il spent liberally from their wealth in the fight against Islam and its adherents.
“And so will they continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcome.” Surah Al-Anfal – Ayah 36.
Yet many Muslims are miserly, hoarding their wealth and keeping themselves aloof from good causes.
“And whoever is niggardly, it is only at the expense of his own self.” Surah Al-Fath – Ayah 38.
In Golda Mayer’s memoirs, Malice, the Jewish writer said that at one stage in her life she would work sixteen hours continuously without breaks. But for what end did she strive? It was to serve her false principles and deviant ideas. She toiled until she and Ben Gurion established a country.
I then reflected on the thousands of Muslims that will not work even for a single hour a day. Instead it is playing, eating, drinking, sleeping, and wasting time.
“What is the matter with you, that when you are asked to march forth in the Cause of Allah [i.e. Jihad] you cling heavily to the earth?” Surah At-Taubah – Ayah 38.
‘Umar was steadfast in working day and night and he would sleep but a little. His family asked, “Do you not sleep?” He replied, “If I sleep at night, my soul will be lost (meaning that he spent his nights in worship) and if I sleep during the day, my people (citizens) will be lost (as Caliph he spent his days taking care of the peoples’ affairs).”
Sa'eed Ibn Qatadah
14-12-04, 07:27 AM
Though it might seem to be a paradox, many people are dead despite the fact that they are alive. They have no clue as to the purpose of life, and they do nothing for themselves or for others.
“They are content to be with those [the women] who sit behind [at home].” Surah At-Taubah – Ayah 87.
“Not equal are those of the believers who sit [at home], except those who are disabled [by injury or are blind or lame, etc.], and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah...” Surah An-Nisa – Ayah 95.
The dark-skinned woman who cleaned the Prophet’s Mosque played out her role in life with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. And as a result she entered Paradise.
“And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a [free] Mushrikah [idolatress, etc.], even though she pleases you.” Surah Al-Baqarah – Ayah 221.
Similarly, the boy who made the pulpit for the Prophet Sallalahu Alayhi Wasalam contributed according to his abilities, and for that he earned his reward. His talents were in carpentry and he took advantage of those talents.
“.,.and those who could not find to give charity [in Allah Cause] except what is available to them...” Surah At-Taubah – Ayah 79.
In a move that expanded the opportunities for the call to Islam, the American Government opened the doors for Muslim preachers to visit prisons in order to teach prisoners about Islam. The apparent reason or motive was that those criminals, drug-dealers and murderers who accept Islam during their stay in prison re-enter society as productive and good members.
“Is he who was dead [without Faith by ignorance and disbelief] and We gave him life [by knowledge and Faith] and set for him a light [of Belief] whereby he can walk amongst men, like him who is in the darkness [of disbelief polytheism and hypocrisy]...” Surah Al-An’am – Ayah 122.
14-12-04, 01:13 PM
May Allah (swt) reward you brother for sharing all this with the brothers and sisters.
i've got this book (a sister of mine gave it to me as a present may Allah bless her and her family) but i really recommend all of you to purchase it brothers and sisters. It is just the book that any of us, wether big or small needs. It talks about things that we go through, through out our daily life. Things which will help us strengthen our character as Muslims.
(I’m sure I didn’t loose count) but as I just counted, It has 347 sub-titles, and in each section it mention sources either from the Quran, the Sunnah, poetry, poignant anecdotes, parables, and true stories. Only a few of the sub-titles are:
•The past is gone forevce
•Today is all that you have
•Do not expect gratitude from anyone
•Do not be a mimicker
•Accept life as it is
•Do not be sad – wait patiently for a happy outcome
•Do not be sad - never loose hope in Allah’s mercy
•Grieve not when others blame and disparage you
•Isolation and its positive effects
•Do not be shaken by hardship
•You best companion is a book
•And MANY more
In the introduction to the first edition (of the Arabic version) [part of it] the author “Asidh ibn ‘Abdullah al-Qarnee says:
I wrote this book for anyone who is living through pain and grief or who has been afflicted with a hardship, a hardship that results in sadness and restless nights.
This book says the following: rejoice and be happy; remain positive and at peace. Indeed it says this as well: live life as it should be live – wholesomely, happily, and productively.
the one that the sister gave me is purchased from this Community store at Auburn,
IDCA (islamic Development Centre of Australia)
86 Auburn Road Auburn NSW 2144
Tel: 9649 5400 Fax: 9649 5400 (same no.)
Insha Allah, i'm going to look for other stores that sell this book so it can be easier for you to purchase.
All the best Insha Allah
13-04-05, 12:57 PM
MASHALLAH some great points may alah reward u both
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