Monday, May 25, 2009

A poem for my beloved sister

Love in friendship for the sake of Allah

The holy passion of Friendship
For the sake of Allah
Is Built on trust, honesty and love
So sweet , loyal and enduring
Lasting through a whole lifetime
Surviving through thick and thin, ups and down
Together painting the song of love
On the canvas of friendship for the sake of Allah
Spreading the colours of life
following the rhythm of our hearts

Friendship for the sake of Allah has magic,
specially when they come from the heart.
They can touch us, move us, delight us, and enlighten us,
Making us shed tears and at times blooming in smiles
Enriching our deepest memories

True friendship for the sake of Allah can bind a stranger to another,
often in friendship, sometimes in love, always in better understanding.
love and passion words
communicate deep and profound feelings of the heart and soul.
Sharing the feelings, the experience of life
In giving its living
In sharing its budding
Sharing sadness and joy
In the clutches of warm and comfort
In Allah’s bounteous mercy
In Allah’s everlasting Love
Our friendship will endure…………………………..

nur sakinah thomas
11.35pm, 18th May 2009

Love in frienship for the sake of Allah.

Mu`adh (bin Jabal) (RA) reported: Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "Allah, the Exalted, has said: `For those who love one another for the sake of My Glory, there will be seats of light (on the Day of Resurrection), and they will be envied by the Prophets and martyrs". [Tirmidhi]

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Prophet (SAW) said, "Seven are (the persons) whom Allah will give Shade of His Thrown on the Day when there would be no shade other than His Throne's Shade: A just ruler; a youth who grew up worshipping Allah; a man whose heart is attached to mosques; two persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom an extremely beautiful woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): `I fear Allah'; a man who gives in charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand does not know what the right has given; and a person who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, "On the Day of Resurrection, Allah, the Exalted, will say: `Where are those who have mutual love for the sake of My Glory? Today I shall shelter them in My Shade when there will be no shade except Mine"[Muslim]

It is mentioned in a hadith Qudsi “My love is incumbent upon those who love one another for My sake, those who exchange visits for My sake, those who sit with one another for My sake, and those who put themselves in the service of one another for My sake”. It is the loyalty of those who love one another not for worldly benefits but only in the cause of Allah. Those are the ones for whom Allah's love is incumbent. [Malik]

The Prophet (SAW) said: “ If a man makes friendship for God, God will increase his rank in Paradise and will not reduce anything from his actions.”