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LoftyAspirations ٌ ﺔ ﻤ ِ ﳍاﻮﻠ ُ ﱠ ﻋ
LoftyAspirations
ٌ ﺔ
ﻤ ِ ﳍاﻮﻠ ُ
Forwhatdidtheslavesof Allahaspireto?
Forwhatdidtheslavesof
Allahaspireto?
AnOpenConversationtothe
AnOpenConversationtothe

distressedHeart

Maintaininghighaspirationsin thefaceofcommittingsins
Maintaininghighaspirationsin
thefaceofcommittingsins
TheaspirationsofaBelievervsthat ofaDisbeliever
TheaspirationsofaBelievervsthat
ofaDisbeliever

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WhatdidtheslavesofAllah
Aspireto?
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TafsirofUluwwulHimmahinthe
Quran
22
ExplanationofAhadeethon
UluwwulHimmah
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ﻦﻇﺪﻨﻋﺎﻧأ":لﻮﻘﻳﷲانإ ﻩاورﻲﺳﺪﻗﺚﻳﺪﺣ"ﰊيﺪﺒﻋ يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا
ﻦﻇﺪﻨﻋﺎﻧأ":لﻮﻘﻳﷲانإ
ﻩاورﻲﺳﺪﻗﺚﻳﺪﺣ"ﰊيﺪﺒﻋ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟا
Verily,AllahsaysinaHadeethQudsi:"I am asMyslavethinksIam."(Bukhari). IbnHajar(rh)said:“Meaning,Iam ableto
Verily,AllahsaysinaHadeethQudsi:"I
am asMyslavethinksIam."(Bukhari).
IbnHajar(rh)said:“Meaning,Iam ableto
dowhateverheexpectsIwilldo."(Fath
al-Baari)
AAnn--NNaawwaawwii((rrhh))ssaaiidd::""TThheesscchhoollaarrssssaayy
thatexpectingthebestofAllahisto
expectthatHewillhaveMercyonhim
andrelievehimofhardship."(Sharh
SaheehMuslim)
AAll--QQaaddii''IIyyaaddssaaiiddtthhaatttthhiissmmeeaannssHHeewwiillll
Forgivehimifheseekssuch,willaccept
hisrepentanceifherepents,willanswer
himifhesupplicates,andwillsufficehim
ifheasksforsomething.Itisalsosaidthat
itreferstohavinghopeandlongingfor
relief,andthisismorecorrect.(Talkhis
KKiittaaaabbMuMusslliimm))
Mostpeople(infact,allofthem except thoseprotectedbyAllah)assumeother thanthetruth,andassumetheworst.Most
Mostpeople(infact,allofthem except
thoseprotectedbyAllah)assumeother
thanthetruth,andassumetheworst.Most
peoplebelievethattheyaredeprivedof
theirrights,havebadluck,deservemore
thanwhatAllahgavethem,anditisasif
theyaresaying:
‘MyLordhaswrongedmeanddeprived meofwhatIdeserve,’andhissoulbears witnesstothiswhilehistonguedeniesit
‘MyLordhaswrongedmeanddeprived
meofwhatIdeserve,’andhissoulbears
witnesstothiswhilehistonguedeniesit
andrefusestoopenlystatethis.Andwho-
everdigsintohissoulandcomestoknow
itsinsandoutswillseethisinitlikefirein
atriggeredexplosion…Andifyoudiginto
aannyyoonnee’ssoul,youwillseethatheblames
fateandwouldratherhavesomethingelse
happentohimthanwhatactuallydid,and
thatthingsshouldbethiswayorthat So,
digintoyourownself:areyouprotected
fromthis?Ifyouaresafefromthis,you
havebeenprotectedfromsomethinggreat.
OOtthheerrwwiissee,,IIddoonnoottsseeeetthhaattyyoouuhhaavveebbeeeenn
saved.(Za'dal-Maa'd)
TheImportanceofhavinggood
expectationsofAllah,theExalted
Themoreyouhavegoodexpectationsof yourLordandhopeinHim,themoreyou willrelyonandtrustinHim.Thisiswhy
Themoreyouhavegoodexpectationsof
yourLordandhopeinHim,themoreyou
willrelyonandtrustinHim.Thisiswhy
someexplainedtruerelianceandtrustto
behavinggoodexpectationsofAllah.In
reality,havinggoodexpectationsofHim
leadstorelyingonandtrustinginHim,as
iittiissuunntthhiinnkkaabblleetthhaattoonneeccaannttrruussttiinn
someonethathehasbadexpectationsofor
nohopein,andAllahKnowsbest.
(Madaarijal-Saalikeen)
TheonewhohopesinAllahshouldalways beoptimistic,cautious,andhopefulinAl- lah’sbounty,expectingthebestfromHim.
TheonewhohopesinAllahshouldalways
beoptimistic,cautious,andhopefulinAl-
lah’sbounty,expectingthebestfromHim.
(Madaarijal-Saalikeen)
AbdullahbinMas’ud(ra)said:"Bythe OnebesidesWhononeisworthyofwor- ship,thebelieverisnotgivenanything
AbdullahbinMas’ud(ra)said:"Bythe
OnebesidesWhononeisworthyofwor-
ship,thebelieverisnotgivenanything
goodbetterthanhisgoodexpectationsof
Allah,andbytheOnebesidesWhonone
isworthyofworship,noservantofAllah
expectsgoodofHimexceptthatAllah
ggiivveesshhiimmwwhhaatthheeeexxppeecctteedd,,ssiinncceeaallllggoooodd
isinHisHand.(Husnal-dhanbillah)
AmmarbinYusuf(rh)said:"IsawHasan binSalihinadream,andIsaid:'Iwas hopingtomeetyou!Whatcanyouinform
AmmarbinYusuf(rh)said:"IsawHasan
binSalihinadream,andIsaid:'Iwas
hopingtomeetyou!Whatcanyouinform
usof?'Hereplied:'Igiveyouthegladtid-
ingsthatIseenothingbetterthantohave
goodexpectationsofAllah.'"(Husn
al-dhanbillah)
Sa’idbinJubayr(rh) wouldsupplicate:"O Allah,IaskYoutogrant metruerelianceonYou andgoodexpectationsof
Sa’idbinJubayr(rh)
wouldsupplicate:"O
Allah,IaskYoutogrant
metruerelianceonYou
andgoodexpectationsof
You.”(Siraa'laamal-nubala)
Explanationof Ahadeethon‘Uluww ulHimmah’
Explanationof
Ahadeethon‘Uluww
ulHimmah’

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ﻢﻜﺑﺮﻨﻣةﺮﻔﻐﻤﯩﻟإاﻮﻘﺑﺎﺳ

Racewithoneanotherinhastening towardsforgivenessfromyourLord. (57:21)
Racewithoneanotherinhastening
towardsforgivenessfromyourLord.
(57:21)
و،رﻮﻣﻷاﱄﺎﻌﻣﺐﳛﱃﺎﻌﺗﷲانإ
ﻪﻓﺎﺴﻔﺳﻩﺮﻜﻳو،ﺎﻬﻓاﺮﺷأ
TThheePPrroopphheett
(ﻢﻠﺳوﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﻰﻠﺻ)
ssaaiidd::
"Allahlovesthosewhohavehighaspi-
rationsandHedislikesthosewhodo
not."(Saheehal-jaami')
,ﻪﻠﴰﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﺖﺘﺷﻪﳘﺎﻴﻧﺪﻟاوﺢﺒﺻأﻦﻣ
,ﻪﻠﴰﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﺖﺘﺷﻪﳘﺎﻴﻧﺪﻟاوﺢﺒﺻأﻦﻣ
ﺎﻣﻻإﺎﻴﻧﺪﻟاﻦﻣﻪﺗﺄﻳﱂو,ﻪﺘﻌﻴﺿﻪﻴﻠﻋقﺮﻓو
ﻪﳘﱪﻛأةﺮﺧﻵاوﺢﺒﺻأﻦﻣو,ﻪﻟﺐﺘﻛ
,ﻪﺒﻠﻗﰲﻩﺎﻨﻏﻞﻌﺟو,ﻪﻠﴰﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﻊﲨ
يﺬﻣﱰﻟاﻩاور.ﺔﻤﻏارﻲﻫوﺎﻴﻧﺪﻟاﻪﺘﺗأو
TheProphet(ﺹﻝﻯﺍﻝﻝﻩﻉﻝﻱﻩﻭﺱﻝﻡ) said:"Whoeverwakesupandthis
TheProphet(ﺹﻝﻯﺍﻝﻝﻩﻉﻝﻱﻩﻭﺱﻝﻡ)
said:"Whoeverwakesupandthis
worldishismainconcern,Allahwill
makehimscatteredandshattered,and
hewillfeelasenseofpanicandloss,
andhewillgetnothingofthisworld
exceptthatwhichwasalreadydecreed
ffoorrhhiimm BBuuttwwhhooeevveerrggeettssuuppaannddiiss
mostlyconcernedabouttheHereafter,
Allahwillcausehimtofeelfocused
andcontent,andwillgivehimafeel-
ingofbeingindependent,andworldly
gainswillcometohimwillinglyorun-
willingly."(Tirmidhi)
ahigherdegreethanhisactions ﻪﻟﷲاﺎﻬﺒﺘﻛﺎﻬﻠﻤﻌﻳﻢﻠﻓﺔﻨﺴﲝﻢﻫﻦﻣ
ahigherdegreethanhisactions
ﻪﻟﷲاﺎﻬﺒﺘﻛﺎﻬﻠﻤﻌﻳﻢﻠﻓﺔﻨﺴﲝﻢﻫﻦﻣ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟاﻪﺟﺮﺧأ.ﺔﻠﻣﺎﻛﺔﻨﺴﺣﻩﺪﻨﻋ
TheProphet
(ﻢﻠﺳوﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﻰﻠﺻ)
said:
"Whoeverintendstodoagooddeed
thendoesnotdoit,Allahwillwriteit
downasonecompletehasanah."
(Bukhari)
ﷲاﻪﻐﻠﺑقﺪﺼﺑةدﺎﻬﺸﻟاﷲالﺄﺳﻦﻣ
."ﻪﺷاﺮﻓﻰﻠﻋتﺎﻣنإوءاﺪﻬﺸﻟالزﺎﻨﻣ
يرﺎﺨﺒﻟاﻩاور
TThheePPrroopphheett (ﻢﻠﺳوﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﻰﻠﺻ) ssaaiidd:: "WhoeverasksAllahsincerelyfor
TThheePPrroopphheett
(ﻢﻠﺳوﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﻰﻠﺻ)
ssaaiidd::
"WhoeverasksAllahsincerelyfor
martyrdom,Allahwillcausehimto
reachthestatusofthemartyrsevenif
hediesinhisbed."(Bukhari)
ﻻو ً اﲑﺴﻣﰎﺮﺳﺎﻣ ً ﻻﺎﺟﺮﻟﺔﻨﻳﺪﳌﺎﺑن
ﻢﻬﺴﺒﺣﻢﻜﻌﻣاﻮﻧﺎﻛﻻإ ً ﺎﻳداوﻢﺘﻌﻄﻗ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣﻩاور.ضﺮﳌا
TThheePPrroopphheett
(ﻢﻠﺳوﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﻰﻠﺻ)
ssaaiidd::""You
didnottravelanydistancenorcross
anyvalleyexceptinMadeenahthere
aremenwhowerewithyou,butthey
werekeptbehindbysickness."(Mus-
lim)

Thedeterminationofabelieverisof Thestrengthofabelieverisinhis

heart ىﻮﻘﺗﻦﻣﺎ ﺈﻓﷲاﺮﺋﺎﻌﺷﻢﻈﻌﻳﻦﻣو بﻮﻠﻘﻟا
heart
ىﻮﻘﺗﻦﻣﺎ ﺈﻓﷲاﺮﺋﺎﻌﺷﻢﻈﻌﻳﻦﻣو
بﻮﻠﻘﻟا
AndwhosoeverhonourstheSymbols
ofAllaah,thenitistruly,fromthe
pietyofthehearts.(22:32)
ﺖﻟﺎﳍﺎﻨﻴﻨﻜﻟوﺎﻫؤﺎﻣدﻻوﺎﻬﻣﻮﺤﻠﻬﻠﻟﻻﺎﻨﻴﻨﻟ
ﻢﻜﻨﻤﯨﻮﻗ
IIttiissnneeiitthheertheirbloodnortheir meatthatreachesAllah,ratheritis pietyfromyouthatreachesHim. (22:37)
IIttiissnneeiitthheertheirbloodnortheir
meatthatreachesAllah,ratheritis
pietyfromyouthatreachesHim.
(22:37)
ﻢﻠﺴﻣﻩاور.ﺎﻨﻫﺎﻫىﻮﻘﺘﻟا
TThheePPrroopphheett
(ﻢﻠﺳوﻪﻴﻠﻋﷲاﻰﻠﺻ) ssaaiidd::
"Taqwa(piety,awarenessandfearof
Allah)ishere"-andhepointedtohis
chestthreetimes.(Muslim)
ﺎﻬﺿﺮﻋﺔﻨﺟو(ﻢﻜﺑﺮﻨﻣةﺮﻔﻐﻤﯩﻟإاﻮﻋرﺎﺳو)
(ضرﻷاوتاوﺎﻤﺴﻟا
RRaacceewwiitthhoonneeaannootthheerinhastening
towardsforgivenessfromyourLord
(Allah),andParadisethewidth
whereofisasthewidthoftheheaven
andtheearth.(57:21)
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Afriendofminewhohasendureda turbulentpastyeare-mailedmere- cently.Withagitationnotableinher
Afriendofminewhohasendureda
turbulentpastyeare-mailedmere-
cently.Withagitationnotableinher
writing,sheaskedme,“HowisSa-
keenah(contentment)achieved?!”
Ididnotrespondforsometimein ordertoallowmyselftoponder overthisconcept-toquestionmy owncontentment,andtoseeifI
Ididnotrespondforsometimein
ordertoallowmyselftoponder
overthisconcept-toquestionmy
owncontentment,andtoseeifI
trulydidpossess,oratleastunder-
standwhatitwas.
Moreoftenthannot,Irefertothe classicaltexts;especiallythoseof ImamIbnulQayyim,rahmatullahi alaih,whenitcomestomattersof
Moreoftenthannot,Irefertothe
classicaltexts;especiallythoseof
ImamIbnulQayyim,rahmatullahi
alaih,whenitcomestomattersof
tazkiyah(purificationofthesoul)
andIneednotexplainwhy.
BBuutttthhiissttiimmee,,IIwwaanntteeddttooccoommeettoo
theconclusiononmyown.Never
beforehadamatterfeltsopersonal
tome,andsoIwaseagertousethis
asanopportunitytodigdeeper
withinmyselftofindtheanswer.
AAnnddffiinnaalllly,ithitme.Outofno-
whereIthought,“Yaqeen(certain-
ty)!Thatistheanswer!”
ButYaqeeninwhatexactly?
YaqeeninAllah’sexistence,inHis Powerandabilitytocontrolallof ouraffairs,andcertaintyinHis promises.
YaqeeninAllah’sexistence,inHis
Powerandabilitytocontrolallof
ouraffairs,andcertaintyinHis
promises.
IIttiissoonnllyytthhrroouugghhYaqeenthatwe
areabletoletgooftheworriesof
thisdunyaandtrustouraffairsto
Him(swt);trust(Tawakkulin
Arabic)beingthesecondkeyingre-
dient.

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Irecallreadinganarticleonce ButHe(swt)elaboratedittousin wheretheauthorcitedtheayah: suchabeautifulwaytostrengthen
Irecallreadinganarticleonce
ButHe(swt)elaboratedittousin
wheretheauthorcitedtheayah:
suchabeautifulwaytostrengthen
oursenseofsecurity.Hestartedoff
with“LordoftheEastandthe
ﻪﻟاﻻبﺮﻐﳌاوقﺮﺸﳌابر
West”soastosay,“IowntheEast
andtheWest.Doyourneedsexceed
ﻼﻴﻛوﻩﺬﲣﺎﻓﻮﻫﻻا
beyondtheeastandthewest?”
((((HHeeAloneis)theLordoftheEast
SSuubbhhaannaallllaahh!!Thinkabouthow
andtheWest,LailahaillaHuwa
muchwerelyonvariousindividu-
(nonehastherighttobewor-
alsinourlivestomeetourneeds
shippedbutHe).SotakeHimAlone
asWakil(Disposerofyouraffairs)).
anddesires.Growingupwerelied
onourparentsinjustaboutevery-
[73:9]
thing-fromfood,toclothing,to
Theauthorpointedouttheorderof
theayah.Hesaid,‘Allah(swt)
doesn’timmediatelygorightinto
askingustotrustHim,eventhough
thatalonewouldhavebeensuffi-
cientforHisMajesty.
5
evendroppingusofftoschool.We reliedandcontinuetorelyonour teachersforknowledge,onour bossesforthepaycheckandthelist
evendroppingusofftoschool.We
reliedandcontinuetorelyonour
teachersforknowledge,onour
bossesforthepaycheckandthelist
isendless.
SoAllah(swt)issayingthatHe
ownsallofthisandmore.
HHeeccoonncclluuddeesstthheeaayyaahhbbyyrreelliieevviinngg
usfromhavingtoworryoverthese
mattersandtellsustosimplytrust
ouraffairstoHim.Allahuakbar!
HHoowweevveer,itgoeswithoutsaying
thatonemustexerttheirutmost
effortinthemattertheyseek.As
ourbelovedpeacebeuponhimex-
plained,“TrustinAllah,buttieyour
camelfirst”-
OnedayProphetMuhammad, peaceandblessingsbeuponhim, noticedaBedouinleavinghiscamel withouttyingit.HeaskedtheBed-
OnedayProphetMuhammad,
peaceandblessingsbeuponhim,
noticedaBedouinleavinghiscamel
withouttyingit.HeaskedtheBed-
ouin,"Whydon'tyoutiedownyour
camel?"TheBedouinanswered,"I
putmytrustinAllah."TheProphet
tthheennssaaiidd,,""Tieyourcamelfirst,
thenputyourtrustinAllah"(Tir-
midhi).
Thisideaofyaqeenwasreinforced tomethefollowingdayasIwas listeningtoafavoriteduarecord- ing,ofmine.Ipaidcarefulattention
Thisideaofyaqeenwasreinforced
tomethefollowingdayasIwas
listeningtoafavoriteduarecord-
ing,ofmine.Ipaidcarefulattention
toanoftmadedua,especiallythe
passagethatreads
ﺎﻨﻴﻠﻋﻪﺑنﻮ ﺎﻣﲔﻘﻴﻟاﻦﻣو ﺎﻴﻧﺪﻟاﺐﺋﺎﺼﻣ
ﺎﻨﻴﻠﻋﻪﺑنﻮ ﺎﻣﲔﻘﻴﻟاﻦﻣو
ﺎﻴﻧﺪﻟاﺐﺋﺎﺼﻣ
‘Andtograntusthecertitudeof faithwithwhichtomakeiteasier forustobearwiththecalamitiesof life.
‘Andtograntusthecertitudeof
faithwithwhichtomakeiteasier
forustobearwiththecalamitiesof
life.
Here,convictioninfaithislinkedto bearingwiththecalamitiesoflife. Inotherwords,thosewhohave
Here,convictioninfaithislinkedto
bearingwiththecalamitiesoflife.
Inotherwords,thosewhohave
convictionintheirfaitharebetter
abletoremainpositivethroughout
trialsandcalamities,andarecon-
tentasaresult.
Sotoyou,Ohdistressedheart,Isay -trustintheonewhoCreatedyou tolookafteryou!
Sotoyou,Ohdistressedheart,Isay
-trustintheonewhoCreatedyou
tolookafteryou!
ﺎﻣﺖﻧاﻻﻮﻟﻢﻬﻠﻟا ﻻوﺎﻨﻗﺪﺼﺗﻻو ﺎﻨﻳﺪﺘﻫا
ﺎﻣﺖﻧاﻻﻮﻟﻢﻬﻠﻟا
ﻻوﺎﻨﻗﺪﺼﺗﻻو
ﺎﻨﻳﺪﺘﻫا
ﺎﻨﻴﻠﻋﺔﻨﻴﻜﺳﻦﻟﺰﯨﺄﻓﺎﻨﻴﻠﺻ
“OAllah,wereitnotforyou,we wouldnothavebeenguided Norwouldwehavegivencharity, norprayed. Sobestowonuscalmness…”*
“OAllah,wereitnotforyou,we
wouldnothavebeenguided
Norwouldwehavegivencharity,
norprayed.
Sobestowonuscalmness…”*
“Theonewhoholdsaspirations fortheHEREAFTER, Allahwillgatherhisaffairs
“Theonewhoholdsaspirations
fortheHEREAFTER,
Allahwillgatherhisaffairs
togetherandpourrichnessintohisheartandthedunyawill
cometohimwillingly.
Theonewhoholdsmaterial
aassppiirrations,AllahwillSCATTERhisaffairsand

putpovertyinfrontofhiseyes.

AndtheworldwillnotcometohimexceptifAllah

haswrittenitforhim”

-ZaidibnThabit,IbnMajah

Theaspirationsofa Believer TafseerofUluww al Himmahinthe Quran vsthatofa Disbeliever
Theaspirationsofa
Believer
TafseerofUluww al
Himmahinthe
Quran
vsthatofa
Disbeliever

TheAspirationsofaDisbeliever

ِ ِ ﻦ ﻣ و ٍ ﺣﻰَﻠ ةﻮ َ ﻴ ﻋسِﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﺣَأ ﺠ َ ﺘَﻟ
ِ
ِ
ﻣ و ٍ ﺣﻰَﻠ
ةﻮ َ ﻴ ﻋسِﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﺣَأ ﺠ َ ﺘَﻟ
ص ﺮ ﻬ
ﱠ ـﻧ
َ
َ
َ
َ
َ
َ
ْ
ْ
ُ
َ
و َ
ِ
ﻒْﻟَأ ﻌ
ُ ـﻳ
ﻮَﻟ ْ
ﻢ ﺪ
ﺣَأدﱡ اﻮ ﺷَأ
ﻮ َ ـﻳ ْ
ﻛ ُ ﺮ َ
ﻦﻳ َ
ﻟا
َ
َ
ْ
ﻫ ُ
ُ
ْ
ُ
َ
ِ
ِ
ٍ
نَأ
باﺬَ ﻣ
ِ
ﻌْﻟا
ﻪ ِ َ
ِ
ﺰ َ ُ ﲟ ِ
ﻫﺎ َ ﺳ
ﻣ َ و َ
َ
ﻦ َ
ﺣ ْ
ﻮ َ
ُ
َ
ِ
ِ
نﻮُﻠ ﻌ َ ـﻳﺎ َ ﲟ ﺼ ﺑ ﻪ و ﺮ ﻌ
ﻠﻟا ﻤ ـﻳ
َ
ْ
ٌ ﲑ
ُ
َ
َ
َ
َ
َ
ُ
““AAnnddvveerriilly,youwillfindthem(the Jews)thegreediestofmankindforlife and(evengreedier)thanthosewhoas-
““AAnnddvveerriilly,youwillfindthem(the
Jews)thegreediestofmankindforlife
and(evengreedier)thanthosewhoas-
cribepartnerstoAllah.Oneofthem
wishesthathecouldbegivenalifeofa
thousandyears.Butthegrantofsuchlife
willnotsavehimevenalittlefrom(due)
ppuunniisshhmmeenntt AndAllahisSeerofwhat
theydo.”[SurahBaqarahverse96]
TafisrofthisVerse(2:96):
Disbelieverswishtheycouldlivelonger.
ThisiswhyAllahsaidnext,
ﻠﻟا و ﺪ ْ ﻳَأ ﻣﺪﱠ َ ﻗﺎ َ ﺪ َ ﺑَأ ُ ﻩ ﻤ
ﻠﻟا و ﺪ ْ ﻳَأ ﻣﺪﱠ َ ﻗﺎ َ ﺪ َ ﺑَأ ُ ﻩ ﻤ َ ﺘ َ ـﻳﻦَﻟ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ﻬﻳ ﺖ
ﲟا ﻮ ـﻨ
ُ ﻪ ﱠ
ْ
ً
َ
ﻢ ْ
َ
ْ
َ
و َ
ِ
سِﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﺣَأ
ص ﺮ ﻬ
ﻢ ﺪ
ﱠ ـﻧ
ﺠ َ ﺘَﻟ
ﲔﻤ ِ ﻢﻴ
ﻠـ
ﱠ ﻈﻟﺎ ﻋ
ِ ﺑ
ِ ﻠ
َ
َ
ْ
ْ
ُ
َ
و َ
َ
ٌ
َ
ٍ
ةﻮ َ ﻴ ﻋ
ﺣﻰَﻠ
َ
َ
Buttheywillneverlongforitbecauseof whattheirhandshavesentbeforethem (i.e.whattheyhavedone.AndAllahis
Buttheywillneverlongforitbecauseof
whattheirhandshavesentbeforethem
(i.e.whattheyhavedone.AndAllahis
Awareofthedhalimin.Andverily,you
willfindthem(theJews)thegreediestof
mankindforlife.)–meaninggreedyto
livelonger,becausetheyknowtheirevil
eenndd,,aannddtthheeoonnllyyrreewwaarrddtthheeyywwiillllhhaavvee
withAllahistotalloss.Thislifeisa
prisonforthebelieverandParadisefor
thedisbeliever.Therefore,thePeopleof
theBookwishtheycoulddelaytheHere-
after,asmuchaspossible.However,they
shallcertainlymeetwhattheyaretrying
toavoid,eveniftheyaremoreeagerto delaytheHereafterthanthepolytheists whodonothaveadivinebook.
toavoid,eveniftheyaremoreeagerto
delaytheHereafterthanthepolytheists
whodonothaveadivinebook.
MuhammadbinIshaqnarratedthatIbn
`Abbascommentedon,
ِ ـﻳنَأ ﻌْﻟا باﺬَ ﻣ ِ ِ ﺮ ﻤ ﻌ َ ُ ﱠ ﻪ ِ
ِ
ـﻳنَأ ﻌْﻟا
باﺬَ ﻣ
ِ
ِ
ﻤ ﻌ َ ُ
ﻪ ِ
ِ
ﺣ ُ ِ ﻫﺎ ُ
ﻣ َ و َ
َ
َ
ﻦ َ
ْ
ﺰ َ
ﻮ َ
(Butthegrantofsuchlifewillnotsave himevenalittlefrom(due)punishment.) – "Longlifeshallnotsavethemfromtor-
(Butthegrantofsuchlifewillnotsave
himevenalittlefrom(due)punishment.)
"Longlifeshallnotsavethemfromtor-
ment.Certainly,thepolytheistsdonotbe-
lieveinresurrectionafterdeath,andthey
wouldlovetoenjoyalonglife.
TheJewsknowthehumiliationtheywill sufferintheHereafterforknowinglyig- noringthetruth.''Also,`Abdur-Rahman
TheJewsknowthehumiliationtheywill
sufferintheHereafterforknowinglyig-
noringthetruth.''Also,`Abdur-Rahman
binZaydbinAslamsaid,"TheJewsare
mosteagerforthislife.Theywishthey
couldliveforathousandyears.However,
livingforathousandyearswillnotsave
tthheemmffrroommttoorrmmeenntt,,jjuussttaassIIbblliiss''--SSaattaann--
longlifedidnotbenefithim,duetobeing
adisbeliever.''
ِ
ِ
نﻮُﻠ ﻌ َ ـﻳﺎ َ ﲟ ﺼ ﺑ ﻪ و
ﻠﻟا
َ
ْ
ٌ ﲑ
َ
ُ
َ
TheAspirationsofaMuslim
ﺮ ﺧﺎ ﻨﻳ ز ﻮ ْ ﳍَ ﻔ َ ـﺗ و ﺐ ِ ﻌَﻟﺎ َ
ﺧﺎ ﻨﻳ ز ﻮ ْ ﳍَ
ﻔ َ ـﺗ و ﺐ ِ ﻌَﻟﺎ َ ﻴ ْ ـﻧﺪﱡﻟا ُ ةﻮ َ ﻴ َ ﳊْاﺎ َ ﳕَأ
و ٌ ﺔ َ
ِ
ٌ
ُ
َ
َ
َ
ٌ
و َ
ٌ
ِ
ِ
ﺪـْﻟ
وﱞﻻا و ﻮ ﻣﱞﻻا ﺮ ُ ـﺛﺎﻜَ َ ـﻴ
ل
ِ
و ﻢﻜُ َ ـﺑ
ْ
َ
َ
ْ
ٌ
َ
ْ
ﻨ ْ
َ
(thatthelifeofthisworldisonlyplay andamusement,pompandmutualboast- ingamongyou,andrivalryinrespectof
(thatthelifeofthisworldisonlyplay
andamusement,pompandmutualboast-
ingamongyou,andrivalryinrespectof
wealthandchildren.)-meaning,thisis
thesignificanceofthislifetoitspeople,
justasHesaidinanotherAyah,
ِ ِ ِ ءﺂ ﻦ ﻣ ﻬﺸﱠﻟا ﺣسِﺎﱠﻨﻠ ِ ﻟ ﻦ ﻳ ز ﺴﱢﻨﻟا ت
ِ
ِ
ِ
ءﺂ ﻦ ﻣ ﻬﺸﱠﻟا ﺣسِﺎﱠﻨﻠ ِ ﻟ ﻦ ﻳ ز
ﺴﱢﻨﻟا ت ﻮ
َ
َ
َ
َ
ُ
َ
ُ
ِ
ِ
ﺐ ﻫ َ ﺬﻟا ﺮَﻄﻨ ﻄـ َ ﲔ ِ ﻨ َ ﺒْﻟا
ﻦ ة
ِ
ِ
ﻘ َ
ﻤْﻟا
ﲑ ﻨ
ِ
ﻘْﻟا
َ
َ
ُ
َ
و َ
َ
و َ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ث
َ ﳊْا و ﻌ ْ ـﻧَﻷا ﻣ ﻮ ﺴ ﻴ َ ﳋْا ﻔْﻟا
ﻢـ و ﺔ ﻤْﻟاﻞِ و ﺔﻀﱠ و
ِ
ْ
َ
َ
َ
َ
َ
ُ
ْ
َ
َ
ِ
ﻦ ﺴ ﺪﻨ وﺎ َ ﻴ ْ ـﻧﺪﱡﻟا ةﻮ َ ﻴ َ ﳊْا ﻚ
ْ ﺣ ُ ُ ﻩ ﻋ ُ ﻪ ﻠﻟا
ِ
ِ
ُ
َ
َ
ُ
َ
َ
َ
ﻟ َ
ﻪ ُ ﺗﺎ َ ﺒ َ ـﻧ رﺎﻔﱠﻜُْﻟا ﻋَأ ﺐ ﺠ ُ َ َ َ
ﻪ ُ ﺗﺎ َ ﺒ َ ـﻧ رﺎﻔﱠﻜُْﻟا ﻋَأ
ﺐ ﺠ
ُ
َ
َ
َ
ْ
((tthheerreeoofftthheeggrroowwtthhiisspplleeaassiinnggttootthhee tiller;)-meaningthatfarmersadmirethe
((tthheerreeoofftthheeggrroowwtthhiisspplleeaassiinnggttootthhee
tiller;)-meaningthatfarmersadmirethe
vegetationthatgrowsintheaftermathof
rain.Andjustasfarmersadmirevegeta-
tion,thedisbelieversadmirethislife;
theyarethemosteagertoacquirethe
traitsoflife,andlifeismostdeartothem,
ً ﺎﻣﺎَﻄ ﺣ نﻮﻜُ َ ﻳﱠﰒُ ً ا ﻣ ُ ﻩا ﻬ َ ﻳﱠﰒُ ِ
ً ﺎﻣﺎَﻄ ﺣ نﻮﻜُ َ ﻳﱠﰒُ ً ا ﻣ ُ ﻩا ﻬ َ ﻳﱠﰒُ
ِ
ُ
ُ
ﺮ ﻔ ﺼ ﺮ َ ـﺘ َ ـﻓ ﺞﻴ
ّ
َ
ْ
ُ
َ
ُ
(afterwardsitdriesupandyouseeitturn- ingyellow;thenitbecomesstraw.)- meaning,thatvegetationsoonturns
(afterwardsitdriesupandyouseeitturn-
ingyellow;thenitbecomesstraw.)-
meaning,thatvegetationsoonturns
yellowincolor,afterbeingfreshand
green.Afterthat,thegreenfadesaway
andbecomesscatteredpiecesofdust.
Thisistheparableofthisworldlylife,it
ssttaarrttssyyoouunngg,,tthheennmmaattuurreessaannddtthheennttuurrnnss
oldandfeeble.Thisisalsotheparableof
mankindinthislife;theyareyoungand
stronginthebeginning.Inthisstageof
life,theylookyouthfulandhandsome.
Slowly,theybegingrowingolder,their
mannerismchangesandtheirstrength
wweeaakkeennss Theythengrowoldandfeeble;
movingbecomesdifficultforthem,while
doingeasythingsbecomesbeyondtheir
ability.
AllahtheExaltedsaid,
ٍ ِ ﻌ ﻒ ﺧى ﺬ ﻠﻟا ﱠ ﱠ َ َ ﻣ ﱢ َ ْ
ٍ
ِ
ﺧى ﺬ ﻠﻟا
َ
َ
ﻣ ﱢ
َ
ْ َ
ْ
َ
َ
ِ
ِ
ﺪ ـﺑﻦ ﻣ ﺟﱠﰒُ ٍ ﻌ
ﻞ ﻌ
ة ﻒ
ُ ـﻗ
ٍ
ﺿ َ ﺪ ِ
َ ـﺑﻦ
ﻣ ِ
ْ
َ
َ
َ
َ
ْ
ﻌ ْ
ﻫ ﺸ َ ﻳﺎ ﻣ
و ُ ءﺂ
ﻖُﻠ َْ ﳜ ً ﺎﻔ ﻮ ُ ـﻗ
ﺿ ٍ
ة
ُ
َ
َ
َ
ُ
ﺔ َ
ﻴ ْ
ﺷ َ
و ً
َ
ﻌ ْ
َ
َ
ِ
ﺮﻳ ﻢﻴ ِ ﻠ
ﻘْﻟا ﻌْﻟا
َ
ُ
ُ
َ

ﻊـ ﺘ ﻣ ذ ﻞ ﺟﱠﰒُ ﻌ ﺿﻦ ﻢﻜُ ﻘَﻠ ﻟا ُ

(Beautifiedformenistheloveofthings theycovet;women,children,muchof goldandsilver(wealth),brandedbeauti-
(Beautifiedformenistheloveofthings
theycovet;women,children,muchof
goldandsilver(wealth),brandedbeauti-
fulhorses,cattleandwell-tilledland.
Thisisthepleasureofthepresentworld's
life;butAllahhastheexcellentreturn
withHim.)(3:14).
AllahtheExaltedalsosetsaparablefor thislife,declaringthatitsjoysarefading anditsdelightsareperishable,sayingthat
AllahtheExaltedalsosetsaparablefor
thislife,declaringthatitsjoysarefading
anditsdelightsareperishable,sayingthat
lifeis,
ٍ
ﻏﻞِ َ َ ﺜ َ ﻛ َ
ْ
((LLiikkeeaarraaiinn((GGhhaayytthh)),,))wwhhiicchhiisstthheerraaiinn
thatcomesdowntomankind,afterthey
hadfeltdespair.AllahtheExaltedsaidin
anotherAyah,
ِ
ِ
ِ
ﻣ ـﺑﻦ ﻴ َ ﻐْﻟالُﱢ ﺰ َ ـﻨ ُ ـﻳى ﻟا ﻮ و
ﻌ ﻣ ﺚ
َ
ْ
َ
َ
ْ
َ
ُ
َ
ْ اﻮُﻄ َ ﻨ َ ـﻗ
(AndHeitisWhosendsdownthe
Ghayth(rain)aftertheyhavedespaired.)
(42:28).Allah'sstatement,
(AllahisHeWhocreatedyouin(astate of)weakness,thengaveyoustrength afterweakness,thenafterstrengthgave
(AllahisHeWhocreatedyouin(astate
of)weakness,thengaveyoustrength
afterweakness,thenafterstrengthgave
(you)weaknessandgreyhair.Hecreates
whatHewills.AndHeistheAll-Know-
ing,theAll-Powerful.)(30:54).
Thisparableindicatestheneardemiseof thislifeandtheimminentendofit,while incontrast,theHereafterissurely
Thisparableindicatestheneardemiseof
thislifeandtheimminentendofit,while
incontrast,theHereafterissurely
coming.Thosewhohearthisparable
should,therefore,beawareofthesignifi-
canceoftheHereafterandfeeleagerness
inthegoodnessthatitcontains,
ِ ِ ِ ة ﺮ ﺪﻳ باﺬَ ة ﺮ ﺧﱞﻻا و ﻔ ﺪ ﻋ ِ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ة ﺮ ﺪﻳ باﺬَ ة ﺮ ﺧﱞﻻا و
ﻋ ِ
ِ
ٌ
ﻐ ْ
َ
َ
و َ
ٌ
ﺷ َ
ٌ
َ
َ
َ
ﺂ َ ﻴ ْ ـﻧﺪﱡﻟا ُ ةﻮ َ ﻴ َ ﳊْاﺎ ن ﺿ ﻪ ﱠ ﻣ
ر
ِ
ِ
ٌ
ﻠﻟا
ﻣ َ
و َ
ﻮ َ
ْ
و َ
ﻦ َ
رو
ِ
ﺮ ُ ﻐْﻟا ﻣﱠﻻ
ﻊـ
إ
ِ
ُ
ُ
َ
َ

9

asSalsabeel

(ButintheHereafter(thereis)asevere torment,and(thereis)forgivenessfrom Allahand(His)pleasure.Andthelifeof
(ButintheHereafter(thereis)asevere
torment,and(thereis)forgivenessfrom
Allahand(His)pleasure.Andthelifeof
thisworldisonlyadeceivingenjoy-
ment.)-meaning,surely,theHereafter
thatwillcertainlycomecontainstwo
thingseitherseverepunishmentorfor-
givenessfromAllahandHisgoodplea- sure. AllahtheExaltedsaid,
givenessfromAllahandHisgoodplea-
sure.
AllahtheExaltedsaid,
رو ِ ﺮ ُ ﻐْﻟا ﻊـ ﻣﱠﻻ ِ إﺎ َ ﻴ ْ ـﻧﺪﱡﻟا ُ ةﻮ
رو ِ
ُ ﻐْﻟا ﻊـ ﻣﱠﻻ ِ إﺎ َ ﻴ ْ ـﻧﺪﱡﻟا ُ ةﻮ َ ﻴ َ ﳊْاﺎﻣ و
ُ
ُ
َ
َ
َ
(Andthelifeofthisworldisonlyade- ceivingenjoyment.)-meaning,thislifeis onlyaformofenjoymentthatdeceives
(Andthelifeofthisworldisonlyade-
ceivingenjoyment.)-meaning,thislifeis
onlyaformofenjoymentthatdeceives
thosewhoinclinetoit.Surely,thosewho
reclinetothislifewilladmireitandfeel
thatitisdeartothem,somuchso,that
theymightthinkthatthisistheonlylife,
nnoolliiffeeoorrddwweelllliinnggaafftteerriitt Yet,inreality,
thislifeisinsignificantascomparedto
theHereafter.
ImamAhmadrecordedthat`Abdullah
saidthattheMessengerofAllahsaid,
ِ ِ ِ كا ﻦ ﻣ ﺣَأﱃَ ﺮ ْ ـﻗَأ ُ ﺔﱠﻨ ﺮ ﺷ ِ
ِ
ِ
ِ
كا ﻦ ﻣ ﺣَأﱃَ ﺮ ْ ـﻗَأ ُ ﺔﱠﻨ
ﺷ ِ
ﻢ ﺪ
إ ب
ِ
ﺠﻠَْﻟ َ
َ
ْ
ُ
ْ
َ
ُ
َ
ِ ِ
ﻚ ِ
ﻟذ رﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﻪ ﻌ َ ـﻧ
ﻞ ْ
ﻣ ِ
و، ﻠ
ُ
ُ
َ
ْ
(Paradiseisnearertoanyofyouthanthe straponhisshoe,andsoisthe(Hell) Fire.)
(Paradiseisnearertoanyofyouthanthe
straponhisshoe,andsoisthe(Hell)
Fire.)
AAll--BBuukkhhaarriiccoolllleecctteeddtthhiissHHaaddeeeetthh
throughthenarrationofAth-Thawri.This
Hadeethindicatesthecloseproximityof
bothgoodandevilinrelationtoman-
kind.Ifthisisthecase,thenthisisthe
reasonAllahtheExaltedencouraged
mankindtorushtoperformactsofrigh-
teousnessandobedienceandtoavoidthe prohibitions.Bydoingso,theirsinsand errorswillbeforgivenandtheywillac-
teousnessandobedienceandtoavoidthe
prohibitions.Bydoingso,theirsinsand
errorswillbeforgivenandtheywillac-
quirerewardsandanexaltedstatus.
AllahtheExaltedsaid,
ٍ ِ ﺔﱠﻨ ﻢﻜُﱢ ﺟ ﺑ ﻣ ة ٍ ﺮ ﻐ رﻦ ﻔ ﻣﱃَ ﻘ
ٍ
ِ
ﺔﱠﻨ ﻢﻜُﱢ
ﺑ ﻣ ة ٍ ﺮ ﻐ
رﻦ ﻔ ﻣﱃَ ﻘ ﺳ
ْ
إ
ِ
ْ
اﻮ ﺑﺎ
ِ
َ
و َ
ْ
ُ
َ
َ
َ
ِ
ضِ ءﺂ ﻤ
رﱞﻻا و ﺴﻟاضِ ﺿ
َ
َ
ﻛﺎ ﻬ ﻋ
ْ
َ
ْ
ﻌ َ
َ
ُ
ﺮ ْ
َ
(Racewithoneanotherinhasteningto- wardsforgivenessfromyourLord,and Paradisethewidthwhereofisasthe
(Racewithoneanotherinhasteningto-
wardsforgivenessfromyourLord,and
Paradisethewidthwhereofisasthe
widthoftheheavenandtheearth,).
AllahtheExaltedsaidinanotherAyah,
ٍ ﺟ ٍ ِ ﺔﱠﻨ ﻢﻜُﱢ ﺑ ﻣ ة ﺮ ﻔ ﻐ و رﻦ ﻣﱃَ
ٍ
ٍ
ِ
ﺔﱠﻨ ﻢﻜُﱢ ﺑ ﻣ ة ﺮ ﻔ ﻐ
و رﻦ ﻣﱃَ ِ إ ْ اﻮ ُ ﻋ رﺎ ﺳ و
ِ
َ
َ
ْ
ْ
َ
َ
َ َ
ِ
تﺪﱠ ﻋُأ رﱞﻻا ﻤ
ض و ت ﺴﻟاﺎ ﻋ
ﻮـ َ
ﻬ ﺮ
ﺿ
ْ
ُ
ْ
َ
ُ
َ
َ
ُ
ْ
ِ
َ ِ
ﲔ ﻘﱠﺘ ﻤﻠْ ﻟ
َ
ُ
(Andmarchforthintheway(to)forgive- nessfromyourLord,andforParadiseas wideastheheavensandtheearth,pre-
(Andmarchforthintheway(to)forgive-
nessfromyourLord,andforParadiseas
wideastheheavensandtheearth,pre-
paredforthosewhohaveTaqwa.)
(3:133).Allahsaidhere,

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threetimeseachaftereveryprayer.)– Theylatercamebackandsaid,"Our wealthybrethrenheardwhatwedidand
threetimeseachaftereveryprayer.)–
Theylatercamebackandsaid,"Our
wealthybrethrenheardwhatwedidand
theystarteddoingthesame.''Allah's
Messengersaid,
ِ
ِ
ءﺎ ﻦ
ﻪﻴ ِ
ِ ﺗ ﷲا ﻞ ْ َ ﻓ ﻚ َ
ُ ـﻳ
ﻟذ
َ
َ ﻳ
ْ
ﻣ َ
ْ
ُ
ThisisthefavorofAllahthatHegivesto
whomHewills.
RReeffeerence:TafsirIbnKathir
ِ ِ ِ ِ ِ ِ ِ ﻚ ذ ﻪ ﻠ ﺳ ر ﻪ ﱠ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ذ
ﻪ ﻠ ﺳ ر ﻪ ﱠ ﻠﻟﺎ ِ ﺑ ْ اﻮ ُ ﺬ ﻋُأ
و
ﻣا َ ء ﻠ ﻟ
ﻦﻳ
تﺪﱠ
َ ﻟ َ
ُ ُ َ
َ
َ
ْ
ِ
ِ
و
ذ ُ ﻪ و ُ ءﺂ ﻣ ﻪﻴ ِ
ﻠﻟا
ﻳﻦ
ـﻳ ﻪ ﻞ ﻀ
ﻠﻟا
ُ
َ
ﺸ َ
َ
َ
ْ
ُ
ْ
َ ﻓ
ُ
ﻢﻴ ﻌْﻟاﻞِ ﻔْﻟا
ِ
ِ
َ
ْ
َ
(preparedforthosewhobelieveinAllah andHisMessengers.Thatisthegraceof AllahwhichHebestowsonwhomHeis
(preparedforthosewhobelieveinAllah
andHisMessengers.Thatisthegraceof
AllahwhichHebestowsonwhomHeis
pleasedwith.AndAllahistheOwnerof
greatbounty.)-meaning,"This,that
Allahhasqualifiedthemfor,isallapart
ofHisfavor,bountyandcompassion.''
WWementionedaHadeethcollectedinthe
Sahihinwhichthepooremigrantssaidto
theMessenger,"OAllah'sMessenger!
Thewealthypeoplewillgethighergrades
andpermanentenjoyment.''Heasked,
؟ كا ذﺎ َ ﻣ و
َ
َ َ
((WhWhyyiisstthhaatt??))Theysaid,"Theypraylike
usandfastaswedo.However,theygive
incharity,whereaswecannotdothat,and
thatfreeservants,whereaswecannot
affordit.
ٍ
ﻩﻮ ﻌ َ ـﻓا َ ﺷﻰَﻠ دَأﻼََ ﻓَأ
ُ ﺘﻠْ ذ إ ء ﻲ ﻋ ﻢﻜُ ﱡ ﻟ
ِ
ُ
ُ
َ
َ
ْ
َ
ْ
ُ
ﺪ ﺣَأ نﻮﻜُ َ ﻳﻻَ ﻛﺪَ ﻣ ـﺒ
ٌ
و،
ُ
َ ـﺑ
َ
ُ
َ
ﻢ ْ
ﻌ ْ
ﻦ ْ
َ
ﻢ ْ
ُ ْ
ﻘ َ
ﺳ َ
ِ
ﺎ ﻣ
َ
ْ ﺜ
ِ ﻊ َ َ ﻨ
ﻦ ْ ﻣ َ
ﻻ ﱠ ِ
إ
ﻢﻜُ ﻀ ْ ﻓَأ
ﻨ ﻞ
ْ
ﻞ َ
ﺻ َ
ْ
َ
َ
نو ﻤ َ ﲢُ و ﺮ ﱢ ـﺒﻜَ ُ ﺤ ﻢ ﻌ
َ
ﺪ ُ
نو
َ
ﺗ نﻮ
َ
ﱢ ﺒ
ﺗ:
ْ َ ـﻨ
َ
ُ
و َ
ُ
ُ
ﺴ َ
ْ
ُ ﺘ
َ
ِ ﺛﻼََﺛ وﺎًﺛﻼََﺛ ٍ ﻞ د
ةﻼَ ﻛ ﺮ
َ ُ ـﺑ
َ
َ
ُ
ُ
((SShhaallllIItteellllyyoouuooffaaggooooddddeeeeddtthhaatt,,iiff
youactedupon,youwouldcatchupwith
thosewhohavesurpassedyounone
wouldovertakeyouandbebetterthan
you,exceptthosewhomightdothesame.
Say,"GloriousisAllah,''"AllahisMost
Great,''and"PraisebetoAllah,''thirty

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SomefacesthatDayshallbeshiningandradiant LookingattheirLord (al-Qiyaamah:22-23)
SomefacesthatDayshallbeshiningandradiant
LookingattheirLord
(al-Qiyaamah:22-23)
MAINTAINING HIGH ASPIRATIONSINTHE FACEOFSINNING
MAINTAINING HIGH
ASPIRATIONSINTHE
FACEOFSINNING

Introduction

Dearreader,ifyouhaveeversinned pleasesayyesornotoyourself.Even thesahaabah,mayAllahbepleased
Dearreader,ifyouhaveeversinned
pleasesayyesornotoyourself.Even
thesahaabah,mayAllahbepleased
withthemall,werehumanandhad
sinned.Theyhoweverpersistedin
goingforward,workinghardandas-
piringtothehighestofaspirations!
HHoowwwwaasstthhiissppoossssiibbllee??Allahknows
bestandthisshortarticleseekstoad-
dresshowweasbelievershavebeen
taughttomanageouraffairswhenwe
havesinned.
Oftenwhenwesinwedislikeour- selves,totheextentofdoubtingour- selves,mayAllahprotectus.Whenwe
Oftenwhenwesinwedislikeour-
selves,totheextentofdoubtingour-
selves,mayAllahprotectus.Whenwe
dothissinagainandagain,ourlofty
aspirationsturnintodespairofour
abilities,welosehopeinagoodout-
come,ourconfidenceisdamaged-
Forcertainsins,whicharelikesecret addictionsthataredifficulttoseek helpfor,talkabout,and/ordifficultto
Forcertainsins,whicharelikesecret
addictionsthataredifficulttoseek
helpfor,talkabout,and/ordifficultto
leave-thisknowledgehelpspartof
theway.Howeversuchindividuals
ABSOLUTELYMUSTseekfurther
helpfrom trustworthyMuslimswho
ccaannhheellpptthheemm,,wwiitthhoouuttkkeeeeppiinnggtthheessiinn
asecret,whichispermissibleifthesin
isharmingthemconsistently!They
MUSTseekthishelpandhaveyaqeen
(certainty)andhopethatAllahhasin
storeagoodoutcomeforthem.And
LLoorrddwwhhoooowwnnsstthheeEEaassttaannddtthhee
West.
Learninghowtodealwithcommitting asinmayassistusimplementapracti- calandprincipledmethodtomanage
Learninghowtodealwithcommitting
asinmayassistusimplementapracti-
calandprincipledmethodtomanage
thingsafterhavingsinnedandnotlose
motivationANDhopeinpursuing
ANDsettinggoals.Maythisknowl-
whichmanyatimemayleadtousto losingtrackofouraspirations.In someinstances,ifwemistakenlyfeel
whichmanyatimemayleadtousto
losingtrackofouraspirations.In
someinstances,ifwemistakenlyfeel
niggardlytovalueourblessings,we
notonlydoubtourselvesbutproject
thisdoubtontoAllah,MayAllahpro-
tteeccttuuss
“Certaintyanddespairbothremove onefromthereligion,butthepathof truthforthepeopleoftheqiblahlies
“Certaintyanddespairbothremove
onefromthereligion,butthepathof
truthforthepeopleoftheqiblahlies
betweenthetwo(e.g.apersonmust
oningaswellasbehopefulofAllah's
mercy).”-[Aqidahal-Tahawiyyaby
(239-321AH)translatedbyIqbal
AhmadAzami]

oursufferingistoogreatorwearetoo thereisnoproblemtoogreatforthe

fearandbeconsciousofAllah'sreck- edgebeasourceofinspirationand

empowermenttohelpmaintainandset goalsinlife,andmoreimportantly ofAllah,tawakkulandyaqeeningood outcomes.
empowermenttohelpmaintainandset
goalsinlife,andmoreimportantly
ofAllah,tawakkulandyaqeeningood
outcomes.

IImmaammAbuJa'faral-Tahawial-Hanafi empowerustohavegoodexpectations

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Itisusefultounderstandbrieflywhat highaspirationsareandwhyweneed them.Ouractionsandaspirationsas
Itisusefultounderstandbrieflywhat
highaspirationsareandwhyweneed
them.Ouractionsandaspirationsas
anindividualcanaidnotonlyourown
selves,butourfamily,children,com-
munityandmabyenations.Thisisall
themorereasontohavesuchaspira-
tions–theempoweredindividualis therootofsocietalchangeandalight tosavethemselves/othersbyAllah’s
tions–theempoweredindividualis
therootofsocietalchangeandalight
tosavethemselves/othersbyAllah’s
blessing.ShaykhHaythamalHaddad
mentionsthatweasanationshould
thinkloftyaspirations,becauseAllah
SWThassaid:
ِ ٍ سِﺎﱠﻨﻠ ِ ﻟ ﺖ ﺟ ﺮ ﻣُأ ﺧُأ ﺔ ﱠ ﺮ ْ ـﻴ
ِ
ٍ
سِﺎﱠﻨﻠ ِ
ﺟ ﺮ ﻣُأ
ﺧُأ
ْ ـﻴ
ﺧ َ ْ ُ ﺘﻨ
ْ
َ
ْ
ُ
َ
Youarethebestofpeopleseverraised upformankind.(3:110). AAll--hhaaffiiddhhIIbbnnKKaatthheeeer,mayAllah
Youarethebestofpeopleseverraised
upformankind.(3:110).
AAll--hhaaffiiddhhIIbbnnKKaatthheeeer,mayAllah
havemercyonhim,commentsonthis
ayahinhistafseersaying,‘Themean-
ingoftheAyahisthattheUmmahof
Muhammadisthemostrighteousand
beneficialnationformankind’.There-
foreassurelyasweareapartofthe
ummahofMuhammad(pbuh),we mustbehopefulthatIslamandAllah willindeedempowerustoovercome anyandeveryobstacle,desireand
ummahofMuhammad(pbuh),we
mustbehopefulthatIslamandAllah
willindeedempowerustoovercome
anyandeveryobstacle,desireand
challengeinlife.Theindividualis
surelysignificant,sometimesevenone
empoweredmancanequalathousand
ootthheerrss;;
OntheauthorityofAnas(ra)that
Prophet(saw)said:“ThevoiceofAbu
Talhainthearmyisbetterthan
one-thousandmen”(foundinAhmad,
al-Humaydiandothers.GradedSahihby
ShaikhAlbaniinSahihJamino.3800)
When‘AmrIbnAl-‘Aas,mayAllah bepleasedwithhim,requestedsup- pliesfrom‘Umar,mayAllahbe
When‘AmrIbnAl-‘Aas,mayAllah
bepleasedwithhim,requestedsup-
pliesfrom‘Umar,mayAllahbe
pleasedwithhim,duringtheIslamic
conquestofEgypt,he(‘Umar)wrote:
“Ihavesentyou(theequivalentof)
fourthousandmen;fourmeneachof
wwhhoommaarreeeeqquuaallttooaatthhoouussaannddootthheerrss::
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Al-MiqdaadIbn‘Amr,‘UbaadahIbn As-SaamitandMaslamahIbnMakh- lad”
Al-MiqdaadIbn‘Amr,‘UbaadahIbn
As-SaamitandMaslamahIbnMakh-
lad”
Notonlyareallcapablebutitisour rightandprivilegeasMuslimstoaim actionsingoodcharacter/helping
Notonlyareallcapablebutitisour
rightandprivilegeasMuslimstoaim
actionsingoodcharacter/helping
bbrriilllliiaannttrreessuullttssiiffwweettrruussttiinnAllah.
Furthermore,UstadhAlomgirAli
mentionsthatitisnotnecessaryev-
asthisisnotsomethingthatispossi-
worldlysciencesaswellasdeensci
limsandIslam!Forexampleifyou wanttobeanengineertohelpdevel- opmentfortheMuslims.Knowledge
limsandIslam!Forexampleifyou
wanttobeanengineertohelpdevel-
opmentfortheMuslims.Knowledge
tionshavedeclinedduetovariouscir
cumstanceswhichmustberectified immediately! Main Semi-transcribedfrom,‘Whatthesa- haabahusedtodowhencommitting
cumstanceswhichmustberectified
immediately!
Main
Semi-transcribedfrom,‘Whatthesa-
haabahusedtodowhencommitting
sin’byShaykhHeshamalAwadi.
Firstly:
Thecompanions,mayAllahbe pleasedwiththemall,neverdespaired orlosthopewhentheysinned.They maintainedhopethatIFtheywereto
Thecompanions,mayAllahbe
pleasedwiththemall,neverdespaired
orlosthopewhentheysinned.They
maintainedhopethatIFtheywereto
askforforgiveness,Allahwouldfor-
givethem.Thisdoesnotapplyonly
for1or2sins,butastheShaykhex-
plains,foreven2000sinsandevenfor Kabiraormajorsins.Theirhopeand determinationtoworkhardfortheir
plains,foreven2000sinsandevenfor
Kabiraormajorsins.Theirhopeand
determinationtoworkhardfortheir
goalsneverdeclinesordecreases,de-
spitethegreatnessoramountofsin
theycommitted.Committingthesin
saysalotthatisbadaboutourselves,
butnothingaboutthemercyofAllah– wemustmakethisdistinction.
butnothingaboutthemercyofAllah–
wemustmakethisdistinction.
Abdal-RahmaanibnJubayrreported fromAbuTaweelShatbal-Mamdood thathe(AbuTaweel)cametothe Prophet(peaceandblessingsofAllah
Abdal-RahmaanibnJubayrreported
fromAbuTaweelShatbal-Mamdood
thathe(AbuTaweel)cametothe
Prophet(peaceandblessingsofAllah
beuponhim)[anotherreportstates
thataveryoldmanwhoseeyebrows
Allahbeuponhim)supportinghim-
“Whatdoyouthinkofamanwhohas committedeverysin,notleavingout anotherreport:ifhissinsweretobe
“Whatdoyouthinkofamanwhohas
committedeverysin,notleavingout
anotherreport:ifhissinsweretobe
world,theywoulddestroythem].Can
TThheePPrroopphheett((ppeeaacceeaannddbblleessssiinnggssooff
Allahbeuponhim)asked,“Haveyou
becomeMuslim?”Hesaid:“Ibear
ofAllah.”
TThheePPrroopphheett((ppeeaacceeaannddbblleessssiinnggssooff
Allahbeuponhim)said:“Dogood
deedsandkeepawayfromevildeeds,
andAllahwillturnthemall(youcom-
mitted)intogooddeedsforyou.”He
asked,“Whataboutmyactsoftreach-
eryandimmorality?”TheProphet
(peaceandblessingsofAllahbeupon him)said:“Yes,(thosetoo).”Theman said,“Allahuakbar(Allahismost
(peaceandblessingsofAllahbeupon
him)said:“Yes,(thosetoo).”Theman
said,“Allahuakbar(Allahismost
great)!”andkeptglorifyingAllah
(makingtakbeer)untilhewasoutof
sight.(Al-BazzarandAl-Tabarani).
Canyouimaginethisscenehavingoc- curred?Howdoesacompanionfeel despairafterwitnessingthis?Notein
Canyouimaginethisscenehavingoc-
curred?Howdoesacompanionfeel
despairafterwitnessingthis?Notein
thishadeeth,AbuTaweel,mayAllah
bepleasedwithhim,didnotreveal
whichsinshedid,whichleavesusto
imagineandcontemporiseourown
ssiinnssffoorrtthhee2211ssttcceennttuurry,eventhe
reallybigones…
Anotherexampleisthestoryof
Firawn,

forloftyaspirations.ShaykhHaytham hadfallenoverhiseyes(i.e.,hehad

statesitisnotmerelyinbeingaleader ssuunnkkeenneeyyeess))ccaammeeaannddssttooooddbbeeffoorree orscholarthisispossible,thesmallest theProphet(peaceandblessingsof

othersetc.canreverberateandleadto selfwithastick]andsaid:

eryonehavethesamehighaspirations, anysin,majororminor[accordingto

ble.Highaspirationcanbeattachedto dividedamongallthepeopleofthe

ences–wheretheaim isbenefitMus- suchamanrepent?”

ofhowtodealwithsinningmighthelp witnessthatthereisnogodexcept

thoseofuswhoseaspirations/motiva- Allahandthatyouarethemessenger

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whosesinwasnotonlythathecalled himselfgod.Didyouknow,ontopof thishemurderedthousandsofnew bornbabies?Didyouknowthat
whosesinwasnotonlythathecalled
himselfgod.Didyouknow,ontopof
thishemurderedthousandsofnew
bornbabies?Didyouknowthat
beforetheprophetMusabeganhis
mission,maypeacebeuponhim,
aabbaabbyyccaalllleeddDDaawwuudd,,aabbaabbyyccaalllleedd
Saleh,whocommittednosinbut
beingmaleandbecauseFirawnsawa
dreamthreateninghispowerandposi-
tion.Hearingofthisdoesitnotmake
yourbloodboilwithanger,andhate
Firawnforkillingthesethousandsof
sins? Andyet,andyet… AllahTheExaltedsaystoMusaand Harun(Aaron),maypeacebeupon them,inSurahTa-ha:
sins?
Andyet,andyet…
AllahTheExaltedsaystoMusaand
Harun(Aaron),maypeacebeupon
them,inSurahTa-ha:
Note:feelingsadness/regret/remorse andfeelingdespairaretwodifferent thingswhichwillbeclarified. Secondly:
Note:feelingsadness/regret/remorse
andfeelingdespairaretwodifferent
thingswhichwillbeclarified.
Secondly:
theyusedtospontaneouslyleaveit
immediately,withoutprocrastination
ordelay!
WhWhaattffoolllloowwssiisstthheessttoorryyooffaaccoomm-
panioncalledAbuLubaba,mayAllah
bepleasedwithhim.Inthebattleof
tribe)whohadsignedtheCovenantof
Medinadisobeyedtheirordertopro-
tectthebackofMedinaandlater
soughtrefugeinafortressduetotheir fear.TheProphetsentAbuLubabato consultthemashewasrequestedby
soughtrefugeinafortressduetotheir
fear.TheProphetsentAbuLubabato
consultthemashewasrequestedby
BanuQuraydahtotreatwiththem.

FirawnkilledababycalledBenaymin, WhWheenntthheessaahhaabbaahhccoommmmiitttteeddssiinnss,,

innocentbabiesalongsideallhisother TheTrench,BanuQuraydah(aJewish

Havinghopeinsomethinggoodforourfuture andmaintaininghighaspirationisawayto avoidfallingintostagnationandthinkingwe
Havinghopeinsomethinggoodforourfuture
andmaintaininghighaspirationisawayto
avoidfallingintostagnationandthinkingwe
havedoneenoughinbeinggratefultoAllah.It
helpsusstayfarclearoflapsingintolowlype-
riodsofexcessivesin-thisisakeyreasonwe
mustcontinuouslyaimhigher.Additionally,to
ttrryyaannddbbeehhuummbblleeaannddggrraatteeffuullsseerrvvaannttssooff
AllahtheExalted,itbecomesnecessarytoseek
wayswecandomoreandavoidtheself-assur-
anceofthinkingwehavedoneenoughtorepay
thegraceofAllah.
ْ اﻮُﻄَﻠ ﺧ ﻢ ِِ ﻮ ُ ﻧﺬُ ِ ﺑ ْ اﻮ ُ نو ﺮ
ْ
اﻮُﻄَﻠ ﺧ ﻢ ِِ ﻮ ُ ﻧﺬُ ِ ﺑ ْ اﻮ ُ نو ﺮ و
ﺮ َ ـﺘ ﻋا ﺧا َ ء
َ
ْ
ْ
َ
َ
ُ
َ
َ
ِ
ﻰ ﺴ ﻴ
ً ﺎﺌ ﱢ ﺧا َ و ً ﺻ ً ﻼ
ء
ﺎﺤ
ﻠـ
َ
َ
َ
َ
َ
َ
ﻤ َ
َ
رﻮ ﻔ ﻏ َ ﻪ ﱠ ﻠﻟانﱠ ﻋ
ﺳ َ ِ
إ ﻢ ﻬ ﻴَﻠ بﻮ ُ ﺘ َ ـﻳنَأ ُ ﻪ ﻠﻟا
ِ
ٌ
ُ َ
ْ
ْ
َ
َ
ِ
ﻢﻴ ﺣ ر
ٌ
ﻰ َ ﻐَﻃ ُ ﻪﱠﻧ ﺮ ِ ﻓﱃَ ﺒ ذا إ ِ ن ﻮ ﻋ
ﻰ َ ﻐَﻃ ُ ﻪﱠﻧ ﺮ ِ ﻓﱃَ ﺒ ذا
إ
ِ
ن ﻮ ﻋ إﺂ َ ﻫ
ِ
َ ْ َ ْ
َ
ْ
وَأ ﺮﻛﱠ ﺬَ َ ﺘ َ ـﻳ ُ ﻠ ﻟ
ﻌ ﱠ ﻟ ً ﺎﻨ ﱢ ﻴ ﻮ َ ـﻗ ُ ﻪَﻟ َ ﻻﻮ ﻘ َ ـﻓ
ْ
َ
ً ﻻ
ْ
ُ
ُ
ﻰ ﺸ َ َْ ﳜ
hehastransgressed.) (44.Andspeaktohimmildly,perhaps hemayacceptadmonitionorfear (Allah).
hehastransgressed.)
(44.Andspeaktohimmildly,perhaps
hemayacceptadmonitionorfear
(Allah).
TThhiissiissaacclleeaarrcchhaanncceeggiivveennbbyyAllah
TheMostMercifultoFirawn,despite
hissins!Andagainasimilarmessage
isrepeatedinsurahTa-Ha47-48.Let
thisbeareminderoftheMercyof
Allahandthetruereverencewemust
ascribetoArRahmaan.
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Thefirstactiontotakethereforeis
havehopeinAllah’smercyandnot
despair.Sometimeswhenwesinwe
hateourselvesandwebelieveAllah
hatesusandwillnotforgiveus–
wrong.DonotaccuseAllahtheMost
Mercifulofnotbeingkindenoughto
ffoorgivewhatyoudid,whateveryou
did,andevenifyouhateyourself,
makethisdistinction.
IbnHishamwrites,AbuLubabawas childrenwhostartedbewailingand dissolvingintotearsathispresence.
IbnHishamwrites,AbuLubabawas
childrenwhostartedbewailingand
dissolvingintotearsathispresence.
TheJewsaskedAbuLubabawhether
theyshouldsurrendertothejudge-
LLuubbaabbaa,,bbuutthheeddeeccllaarreedd((oorrssyymmbbooll-
tohimthathehadnotbeenfaithfulto
theProphet(sinceherevealedsecret
stateinformation).
(102.And(thereare)otherswhohave mixedadeedthatwasrighteouswith anotherthatwasevil.PerhapsAllah
(102.And(thereare)otherswhohave
mixedadeedthatwasrighteouswith
anotherthatwasevil.PerhapsAllah
willturnuntotheminforgiveness.
Surely,AllahisOft-Forgiving,Most
Merciful.)
ProphetofAllahreleasemewithhis ownhands.TheProphetremovedthe ropewithwhichAbuLubabahadtied
ProphetofAllahreleasemewithhis
ownhands.TheProphetremovedthe
ropewithwhichAbuLubabahadtied
himselfwithwhenhecameouttoper-
hadremainedboundtothepillarof
afterprayer.”(IbnHisham,Vol.II,pp.
223366--3388))
Somepointstotakefromthisincident:
repentancewhenheslippedduetohis
emotionforBanuQuraydah.Uponre-
alisinghehadrevealedsecretstatein

movedbytheplightofthewomenand acknowledgedtheirsins,theyhave

(43.GobothofyoutoFir`awn,verily, mentoftheProphet.Yes,repliedAbu

isedthis)withhishandandalsopoint- SSeevveerraallppeerrssoonnssrruusshheeddffoorrwwaarrddttoosseett

edtohisthroat.AbuLubabasaysthat AbuLubabafreebutherefused,

beforehehadlefttheplaceitoccurred saying,No!NotbyGoduntilthe

Hehastenedbackhomeinsteadofpre- ffoorrmm tthheeMoMorrnniinnggPPrraayyeer.AbuLubaba

sentinghimselftotheProphetthen backtoBanuQuraydhanortoagain
sentinghimselftotheProphetthen
backtoBanuQuraydhanortoagain

tiedhimselftooneofthepillarsinthe date-palmtrunkintheProphet’s Prophet'smosque.Hepromisednotto mosqueforabouttwentydays.At

leavetheplaceuntilAllahhadforgiv- prayertimes,hiswifeusedtountie enhim.Healsoresolvedneithertogo himbuthebindedhimselfagainevery

visittheplacewherehehadbetrayed AllahandHisProphet(peacebeupon him). hisguilt,asevidencedbythefollow-
visittheplacewherehehadbetrayed
AllahandHisProphet(peacebeupon
him).
hisguilt,asevidencedbythefollow-
ingrevelationthatdescendedfrom
AllahfromSurahAt-Tawbah:

TherepentanceofAbuLubabaeroded -AbuLubabadidnotdelayatallin

-formation,hehastenedtohisrepen- tance.
-formation,hehastenedtohisrepen-
tance.
-Secondly,lookathisdetermination andloftinessofhishimmah–evenin asituationwherehehassinned.
-Secondly,lookathisdetermination
andloftinessofhishimmah–evenin
asituationwherehehassinned.
RatherthansecretlyasktheRasoolof
Allahtoseekforgivenessonhisbehalf
fromAllah,heseekstomakeadirect
connectionwithAllahtheExalted.Do
yyoouukknnoowwtthhaatthheewwaassppuuttttiinngghhiimmsseellff
intoascandalisedsituationwithinthe
community?Canyouimaginesome-
onedoingsuchathingtoday?Why
didhedothis?Hecouldhavequietly
gonetotheRasoolofAllah,butdid
not.Inmoderntimespeopleincorrect
lymaygoto‘pirs’and/or‘saints’to askthemtointercedeontheirbehalf (ortotheirgraves)butAbuLubabais
lymaygoto‘pirs’and/or‘saints’to
askthemtointercedeontheirbehalf
(ortotheirgraves)butAbuLubabais
amanwithloftyaspirationsandsteely
determination–hewenttoAllah.
2.ThesecondstepisDONOTdelay yourrepentenceaftersinning.This doesnotapplysimplytobigsinsofa
2.ThesecondstepisDONOTdelay
yourrepentenceaftersinning.This
doesnotapplysimplytobigsinsofa
sexualordrugrelatednature.Ifyou
hadbehavedbadlyoroppressedsome-
onetotheslightestextentevenbyig-
noringthemthatmayhaveuninten
tionallyhurtthem,seektheirpardon immediatelyandre-establishyour goodconnectionwiththem.Thisis
tionallyhurtthem,seektheirpardon
immediatelyandre-establishyour
goodconnectionwiththem.Thisis
easiernowadayswithmultipleforms
ofcommunication,donotdelay,itwill
bebetterforyou.
Thirdly
Thesahaabahdidnotmakeexcusesor anyformofargument/intellectualjus- tificationforthemselvesuponhaving
Thesahaabahdidnotmakeexcusesor
anyformofargument/intellectualjus-
tificationforthemselvesuponhaving
sinned.Thereisastoryofacompan-
ioncalledAbuMasu’dAnsaara:
AbuMasu’dAnsaaraoncewasbeat- inguphisslave,andsuddenlyhe heardavoicebehindhimsaying,“You
AbuMasu’dAnsaaraoncewasbeat-
inguphisslave,andsuddenlyhe
heardavoicebehindhimsaying,“You
shouldknowAbuMas’ud,”hesaid,
“thatAllahhasmorepoweroveryou,
thanyouhaveoverthisslave”.Abu
Masu’dtrembleduponhearingthese
wwoorrddssoofftthheePPrroopphheett ““MeMesssseennggeerrooff
Allah”hesaid,“Iamfreeingthisslave
forAllah’ssake”.“Ifyouhadnot
actedthus,theflamesofHellwould haveengulfedyou,”theProphettold him.(SunanAbuDawud) Pointstoconsiderfromthis:
actedthus,theflamesofHellwould
haveengulfedyou,”theProphettold
him.(SunanAbuDawud)
Pointstoconsiderfromthis:
••Althoughtherewasprobablysome
reason(validornot)forwhyhewas
beatinghisslave,AbuMusu’ddidnot
makethisanexcuse,e.g.perhapsthe
slavestoleorharassedagirl,Allah
Alam
••Ifthesamethinghappenedtomost
ofus,itislikelywewouldmakesome
excusetopreserveourreputation
awayfrombeingseenasviolent,ag-
gressiveandtemperamentalbythe
Rasool
•NotonlydidAbuMusu’dmakeno excusebutheimmediatelydidsome- thingandfreedtheslave
•NotonlydidAbuMusu’dmakeno
excusebutheimmediatelydidsome-
thingandfreedtheslave
Whatismoredangerousistheactof makingintellectualreasonsasexcuses andarguingortheactofjustifyingan
Whatismoredangerousistheactof
makingintellectualreasonsasexcuses
andarguingortheactofjustifyingan
errororsin–somethingcommon.For
examplesomepeopleblamesociety
fortheirsinsstatingweliveinacor-
ruptsocietywithmuchfitnahanditis
iinneevviittaabbllee,,oorrIIwwaassaabbuusseeddiinncchhiilldd-
hoodsoIneeddrugsetc.‘itisfar
safertobesorrythanintellectualising,
arguingforthesinorerror’.
Assomethingextra,lookhowthe Rasoolacteduponseeingtheslave beingbeaten,hedidnotsaysome- thinglike,‘Howdareyou!’toAbu
Assomethingextra,lookhowthe
Rasoolacteduponseeingtheslave
beingbeaten,hedidnotsaysome-
thinglike,‘Howdareyou!’toAbu
Musa’d.Simply,allhesaidwas‘Allah
hasmorepoweroveryou…’.
3.Thereforethethirdstepisdonot argueormakeanyexcuseorintellec- tualjustificationforyoursintoyour- selforothers.
3.Thereforethethirdstepisdonot
argueormakeanyexcuseorintellec-
tualjustificationforyoursintoyour-
selforothers.
Asasidelessonremindthosewhosin inagentlemanner,privatelywith goodremindersasMuhammad(s)did
Asasidelessonremindthosewhosin
inagentlemanner,privatelywith
goodremindersasMuhammad(s)did
inordertheymayrepentandremem-
berAllah.
Fourthly TThheeSSaahhaabbaahhttooookktthheessiinnsseerriioouusslly, evenifitwasaminororsmallsin.
Fourthly
TThheeSSaahhaabbaahhttooookktthheessiinnsseerriioouusslly,
evenifitwasaminororsmallsin.
OnetimetheProphetofAllahsawone
ofthecompanionswearingagolden
ring.TheRasoolsaid(generallytoev-
eryone,notsinglingoutthecompan-
ion),‘Whydosomepersistonputting
acoalthathasfireinit,intheirhand (putaburningcoalintheirhand)?The companionthenstraightawaythen
acoalthathasfireinit,intheirhand
(putaburningcoalintheirhand)?The
companionthenstraightawaythen
tookoffthering,andthrewitaway.
(Thisstorywasnarratedat42min-
utesand2secondsduringShaykh
Hesham’stalk)
•Firstly,thissinisnotamajorsin(k- abira),likecommittingadultery; •Secondly,wedonotknowifitwasa
•Firstly,thissinisnotamajorsin(k-
abira),likecommittingadultery;
•Secondly,wedonotknowifitwasa
24karatringorhowexpensiveitwas,
butweknowthatthecompaniontook
offtheringandthrewitawayinstant-
ly;
•Thirdlyitisnotcertainthecompan- ionknewpriorwhetheritwasalawful orunlawfulacttowearthering.As
•Thirdlyitisnotcertainthecompan-
ionknewpriorwhetheritwasalawful
orunlawfulacttowearthering.As
suchhewaslegitimatelyexcusedto
sellthering,giveitasagifttohis
wifeorgiveitawayassadaqah.
ShaykhHeshamsaysitishardtoun-
derstandthisbehaviour,unlessweare talkingaboutthesahaabah. ‘Donotlookatthesmallsizeofthe sin,butlookatthegreatnessof
derstandthisbehaviour,unlessweare
talkingaboutthesahaabah.
‘Donotlookatthesmallsizeofthe
sin,butlookatthegreatnessof
Whomyoucommittedthesin
against’.
Whenwegotoschool/uni/workinthe westoureyes/earsareconstantlyex- posedtoalfitn.HoweverweMUST
Whenwegotoschool/uni/workinthe
westoureyes/earsareconstantlyex-
posedtoalfitn.HoweverweMUST
NOTacceptthisinourheartasinevi-
table.Sometimesthesinissmall,but
ifyourrelationshipwithAllahisso
sensitivethateveniftheactionwas
notsinfulitdefiestheappropriateness ofhowagentlemanoruprightMuslim orMuslimahshouldbe,thendon’tdo
notsinfulitdefiestheappropriateness
ofhowagentlemanoruprightMuslim
orMuslimahshouldbe,thendon’tdo
ittopreserveyourrelationshipwith
Allah.

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TheProphetYusuf,maypeacebe uponhim,didnotevenrelyonhis ownpietytoovercomethetempta- tionsofabeautifulwoman,ratherhe
TheProphetYusuf,maypeacebe
uponhim,didnotevenrelyonhis
ownpietytoovercomethetempta-
tionsofabeautifulwoman,ratherhe
reliedonAllahandsoughtAllah’s
helptoovercomehisdesirebysaying
thedua,‘IseekrefugeinAllah…’-

-ﷲا ذﺎﻋ َ م

(SurahYusuf:23) َ 4.Thereforethefourthstepistotake evenminorsinsseriously,donotover- lookthemasmeaninglessortrivial.
(SurahYusuf:23)
َ
4.Thereforethefourthstepistotake
evenminorsinsseriously,donotover-
lookthemasmeaninglessortrivial.
YourrelationshipwithAllahissensi-
tive.
Fifthly:
TheSahabahwhentheycommitteda sin,theyfolloweditimmediatelywith lookathowAbuMas’udalAnsaara
TheSahabahwhentheycommitteda
sin,theyfolloweditimmediatelywith
lookathowAbuMas’udalAnsaara
freedtheslaveimmediatelyafterreal-
isinghehadsinned.
andgoestoRasoolagainandagain. Afterhispersistence,theRasoolcalls himbackonceheisleaving,andatthe
andgoestoRasoolagainandagain.
Afterhispersistence,theRasoolcalls
himbackonceheisleaving,andatthe
sametimeaverseisrevealed(from
SurahHud):
((114.AndperformtheSalah,atthe
twoendsofthedayandinsomehours
ofthenight.Verily,thegooddeeds
removetheevildeeds.Thatisare-
minderforthemindful.)
beritwasbecauseofakiss…
ﻦ ﻣ ً ﺎﻔَﻟ ز ُ و رﺎ ﻬ ﱠ ـﻨﻟا ﺮَﻃ َ ﻢ ِ
ﻣ ً ﺎﻔَﻟ ز ُ و رﺎ ﻬ ﱠ ـﻨﻟا ﺮَﻃ َ ﻢ ِ
ِ
ﰱ ِ
َ
ةﻮَﻠ
ﺼﻟا و
ِ
ﻗَأ
َ
َ
َ
ِ
َ ِ
ِ َ
ﺖـ َ ﺌ ﱢ ﱭ ﺖـ
ﻴـ ﻫﺬْ ُ ﺴ َ ﳊْانﱠ ِ إﻞِ ﻴ ﻟا
ﺴﻟا
َْ
َ
َ
ْ
نﱠ
ِ
ِ
ِ
ﺈ َ
ﱪ و- ﺮ ِ ﻛﺬَﻠ ِ ﻟى ﻚ
ِ
ﺻا ﻦﻳ
ِ
ﻛ ذ ﻟذ
ْ
ْ
ْ
َ
َ
َ
َ
ِ
ِ
ﲔ ِ ﻨ ﻤْﻟا
ﺤ ﺟَأ
ﺮ ﻀ ُ ﻳ َ ﻻ َ ﻪ ﻠﻟا
ﻊﻴ
َ
ْ
ُ
َ
ْ
ُ

agooddeed.E.g.inthepreviousstory Sowhenyoureadthisverse,remem-

TheSahabahthenasked,"Messenger ofAllah,isthisforme(forkissingil- legally)?"TheRasoolsaid,"Itisfor
TheSahabahthenasked,"Messenger
ofAllah,isthisforme(forkissingil-
legally)?"TheRasoolsaid,"Itisfor
everysingleoneofmycommunity."
(SahihBukhaariandMuslim).
sinstheycommitted.
ShaykhHeshamrecountsthefollow- inghadeethwhichisagreedupon(in bothSahihBukhariandMuslim). AcompanioncametoRasooland
ShaykhHeshamrecountsthefollow-
inghadeethwhichisagreedupon(in
bothSahihBukhariandMuslim).
AcompanioncametoRasooland
tinued)

said,Ikissedagirl,purifyme…’(con- Meaningitappliestoeveryone,for

Nowkeepinmindthatnormallyyou don’tkisssomeoneinthestreets,a couldassumethiscompanionwasin
Nowkeepinmindthatnormallyyou
don’tkisssomeoneinthestreets,a
couldassumethiscompanionwasin
perhapsonthethirdorfourthtime.
SSoommeetthhiinnggaallssooiinntteerreessttiinnggttoonnootteeiiss
thatnormallywhenyoudoasin,you
don’trealiseitissinfuluntilsome-
thingbadhappens,e.g.adeathina
familymaypersuadeasistertowear
inaseriesofsinfulacts,thiscompan
ionreachedaseriouspointwherehe realisedheneededconsultationand themedicationofIslam.Sohewentto theRasoolofAllah:
ionreachedaseriouspointwherehe
realisedheneededconsultationand
themedicationofIslam.Sohewentto
theRasoolofAllah:
5.Thefinalstepthereforeistoensure youdoagooddeedafteryouhave isonesuchmethodofreplacingbad salaatindaytimehowever.
5.Thefinalstepthereforeistoensure
youdoagooddeedafteryouhave
isonesuchmethodofreplacingbad
salaatindaytimehowever.
TThheeggooooddddeeeeddccaannbbeeaannyytthhiinnggaannddttoo
theextentofyourchoiceaslongas
youdosomething.
salaahincongregationhewouldfast
foraday,prayallnightandfreea
slave.
CCoonncclluussiioonn

kisscomesafterarelationship,soone sinned–andprayingQiyaamulLayl

orenteredarelationship,whichmeans deedswithgoodonesasameansof

hesawheronce,twice,andkissedher self-purification.Itcanevenbeanafl

hijab.Soitappearsthatafterengaging An-Naafi’saidifIbnUmarmisseda

ButtheRasoollefthimwithoutsaying Strengthenyourresolveandmaintain anything.Thecompanionispersistent, highaspirationsthroughbeinglikea

sahabahwhenyoucommitsins.The companionsusedtosinbecausethey werehumanbeings,andAllahknows
sahabahwhenyoucommitsins.The
companionsusedtosinbecausethey
werehumanbeings,andAllahknows
best.Thedifferenceistheyneverde-
spaired.Theyleftthesinspontaneous-
lyandimmediatelywithoutprocrasti-
nationorthinkingofwhatthecommu
nitywillthinkorsayaboutthem. Theyneverjustifiedorarguedabout theirsins.Theneverunderminedsins
nitywillthinkorsayaboutthem.
Theyneverjustifiedorarguedabout
theirsins.Theneverunderminedsins
committed,evenforthesmallersins.
Theymadesurethatwheneverthey
sinnedtheyfolloweditwithagood
deed,believingthisgooddeednot
oonnllyyeerraasseeddtthheebbaaddddeeeeddbbuuttccoonnvveerrtt-
edthebaddeedtothebalanceofgood
deeds.
Notecarefully:
Perhapssomeofyouwillnowthinkit isoktocommitsinsandrepentlater, butthisisincorrectentirely,andthe
Perhapssomeofyouwillnowthinkit
isoktocommitsinsandrepentlater,
butthisisincorrectentirely,andthe
GreatnessandMercyofAllahre-
vealedfromtheabovelessonshas
beenignoredandbelittledinyour
mind.Ifyouconcludesuchathing,
ffeeaarrAllah.ShouldonefollowALLof
the5stepsoutlined,graduallyIhope
theynoticethatevenandwhenwesin,
mayAllahprotectusfromallevils,
youwillhavemoredirection,strength
andwillingnesstopurifyyourself
throughthemethodofthesahaabah
oouuttlliinneedd Thiseventuallyshouldlead
youtorealisehowthismethodisa
toolthataidsusinreducingoursin-
ningwepray.
Lastlytheabovedoesnotmeanwe shouldnotfeelremorse(differentto despairwhichislossofhope)orguilt
Lastlytheabovedoesnotmeanwe
shouldnotfeelremorse(differentto
despairwhichislossofhope)orguilt
whensinning,oraftersinning.Re-
morseisapartofthepunishmentand
redemptionfromsinning–Glorybeto
Allahwhotakesawayoursinsinthis
dduunnyyaaaannddnnoottiinntthheehheerreeaafftteerr!!
IbnMaq’balsaid:“Icamewithmy
fatherto‘Abdullahandheardhimsay:
“IheardAllah’smessengersay“Re-
morseisRepentance”.Myfather
askedhim“Didyouactuallyhearthe
prophetsayRemorseisRepentance?

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HerepliedYes. [SunanIbnMajah,authenticatedbyal-AlbaaniinSahihSunanIbnMaajah,Vol2,No.3429]
HerepliedYes.
[SunanIbnMajah,authenticatedbyal-AlbaaniinSahihSunanIbnMaajah,Vol2,No.3429]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoeBXvzndLs&list=PL4CBA293411B2662E&index=1&feature=plpp_video
ShaykhHaythamHaddad,LoftyAspirations:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIHEVN2pQU
ShaykhHesham alAwadi-TheAssaultofSins,JIMASconference2010:
hhttttpp::////wwwww.youtube.com/watch?v=cw5eZ7H-5bk
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himmah,Muslims.
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