Life in general!

Posted: October 26, 2007 in Ahh moments

Bismillahi,Whatever one goes through one is to find someone else who is going through or has been something more difficult. Hence, this reminder…which made me super teary eyed. ((((Assalamualaikum,I just read this on a sister’s blog, thought I’d share the precious lesson she taught me ..

She had just given birth Alhamdullilah to her second premature (25 week) baby. She has had 2 miscarriages and 2 stillborns. And at the end of the entry she said ..

“So this brings me to my point of the day that these are all signs that Allah loves me. Because He has sent me tests so that i can remember Him and be patient.

Allah says in the Qur’an:

2:155
وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوفْ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الأَمَوَالِ وَالأنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ
And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient,

2:156
الَّذِينَ إِذَا أَصَابَتْهُم مُّصِيبَةٌ قَالُواْ إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.” 2:157
أُولَئِكَ عَلَيْهِمْ صَلَوَاتٌ مِّن رَّبِّهِمْ وَرَحْمَةٌ وَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْمُهْتَدُونَ
Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.”
May Allah make us among those who are patient, ameen.)))

Number 10 totally grabbed my attention…as I had wanted that all along! Subhana’Allah.

[Ibn al-Qayyim summed fifteen ways through which Allaah may dispel worries and regret. These are as follows:1- Tawheed al-Ruboobiyyah (belief in the Oneness of Divine Lordship)2- Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah (belief in the Oneness of the Divine nature)3- Tawheed of knowledge and belief (i.e., Tawheed al-Asma’ wa’l_Sifaat, belief in the Oneness of the Divine names and attributes)4- Thinking of Allaah as being above doing any injustice to His slaves, and above punishing anyone for no cause on the part of the slave that would require such punishment.

5- The person’s acknowledging that he is the one who has done wrong.

6- Beseeching Allaah by means of the things that are most beloved to Him, which are His names and attributes. Two of His names that encompass the meanings of all other names and attributes are al-Hayy (the Ever-Living) and al-Qayyoom (the Eternal).

7- Seeking the help of Allaah Alone.

8- Affirming one’s hope in Him.

9- Truly putting one’s trust in Him and leaving matters to Him, acknowledging that one’s forelock is in His hand and that He does as He wills, that His will is forever executed and that He is just in all that He decrees.

10-Letting one’s heart wander in the garden of the Qur’aan, seeking consolation in it from every calamity, seeking healing in it from all diseases of the heart, so that it will bring comfort to his grief and healing for his worries and distress.11-Seeking forgiveness.12-Repentance.

13-Jihad.

14-Salaah (prayer).

15-Declaring that he has no power and no strength, and leaving matters to the One in Whose hand they are.

We ask Allaah to keep us safe and sound from worries and to relieve us of distress and anxiety, for He is the All-Hearing, Ever-Responsive, and He is the Ever-Living, Eternal.]

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