Sunday, May 17, 2009
The path to paradise through seeking Allah’s Rehdo, Mercy, Forgiveness and Love
BismiAlllah erRahman erRahim
No matter how beautiful we describe the beauties and pleasures of the paradise , the beauties and pleasures are far beyond our imagination, far beyond our logic, far beyond our knowledge. So we should be very careful of how we do the Quranic description , don’t let our self imagination be too sensual and unnaturally causing the distortion of the facts.
Allah has given us the freedom of speech, thought and action but we must remember that our speech, thoughts and actions should always be restricted and qualified according to the teaching of Islam because Allah reminds us:
“.. Verily! The hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those you will be questioned (by Allah)” (Translation SurahAl-Isra’:36)
It is not wrong to aim for paradise, but actually our highest aim is not solely to seek paradise but to seek Allah Redho, Mercy , Forgiveness and Love.
"This is a Day on which the truthful will profit from their truth: theirs are Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise) - they shall abide therein forever. Allah is pleased with them and they with Him. That is the great success (Paradise). (Translation Surah Al Maidah: 119)
“And have in their minds no favor from anyone for which a reward is expected in return. But only the desire to seek for the countenance of their Lord Most High. And soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction.”(Translation Surah Al-Lail: 19-21)
“There is no good in most of their secret talks save (in) him who orders Sadaqah (charity in Allah's Cause), or Ma'ruf (Islamic Monotheism and all the good and righteous deeds which Allah has ordained), or conciliation between mankind, and he who does this, seeking the good Pleasure of Allah, We shall give him a great reward” (Translation Surah An-Nisa:114)
“He will admit to His Mercy whom He will ………..”(Translation Surah Al-Insan: 31)
“He punishes whom He will, and shows mercy to whom He will, and to Him you will be returned.” (Translation Surah Al-Ankabut: 21)
“………That is best for those who seek Allah's Countenance, and it is they who will be successful.” (Translation Surah Ar-Rum: 38)
“Except those who repent and do righteous deeds, and openly declare (the truth which they concealed). These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful.”(Translation Surah Al-Baqarah: 160)
“you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.” (Translation Surah Al Muzzammil:20)
"Those who humble themselves in their prayer, and turn away from all that is frivolous, who are intent on inner purity, who are mindful of their chastity, ...... ..who are faithful to their trusts and pledges, and who guard their prayers, it is they, who will be the heirs who shall inherit paradise to live therein for ever." (Translation Surah Al-Mu’minun:1-11)
May Allah place us in the group of people who are good in showing gratitude and being thankful to Allah and our brothers and sisters and may Allah place us in the group of people seeking Allah’s Redho, Mercy, Forgiveness and Love. Ameen.
Thank you Allah for Your blessings.
Laa haulawala quwwata illa billa hil alyyil aadzim.
With love and duas ,
10.47am 30th April 2009
Mafhuum from hadith :
Narrated by Imam Ahmad ,the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Truly people who are most grateful in thanking Allah, they are the ones who are greatly thankful to others.”
Narrated by Tirmidzi, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Those who are not thankful to Allah are not being thankful to others.”