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where do we stand?   Leave a comment

where do we stand?

 See you not how Allâh sets forth a parable?

A goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed,

and its branches (reach) to the  sky (i.e. very high).

(Ibrahim 14:24)

Oh you of little resolve! Where do you stand upon this path? Aadam found it difficult and Nuh lamented because of it, while Allaah’s Khaleel Ibraaheem was thrown into a pit of fire due to it. Isma’eel was laid upon his side ready to be sacrificed for its sake, and while upon it Yusuf was sold for a cheap price and then falsely cast into prison for many years. Zakariyah was sawed in half, and Yahya was slaughtered due to it. Ayyub suffered great distress, while Dawood cried copiously, and ‘Isaa cured the wretched poor of their diseases and walked with wild beasts due to it. And how many, how many forms of difficulty and hardship did the Messenger Muhammad face while proceeding upon it – yet you live through amusements and distractions!  

Imaam Ibn Qayyim al Jawziyyah (raheemallaah) al Fawaaid pg. 41

Posted January 3, 2011 by thesunnahway in Heart Softners

‘Don’t You Feel Lonely?   Leave a comment

Nu’aym ibn Hammad: ”Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak used to stay in his house a lot so it was said to him, ‘don’t you feel lonely?’


He said, ‘How can I feel lonely when I am with the Prophet (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) and his Companions?’

In another narration, he said, ‘Am I on my own?! No, rather I am with the Prophets, the Righteous, the Wise ones; the Prophet and his Companions!’ Then he began to recite the following lines of poetry:

“I have companions whose speech I never tire of

Intelligent ones, trustworthy in absence and in presence,

When we gather together then their good speech

Helps me ward off all worries and concerns,

They benefit me with their knowledge of what has passed by

Of wisdom, intelligence, discipline and correct opinion,

I fear neither cruelty nor evil companionship

Nor do I fear from them a ruthless tongue or hand,

If you were to say, ‘They are alive’ then you have not told a lie

And were you to say, ‘They are dead’ then you are not wrong.”

Posted November 24, 2010 by thesunnahway in Heart Softners