Journey to patience (6)

Posted: May 23, 2008 in Journey to patience, Uncategorized


Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, I’ve been at aunti J’s house since yesterday and couldn’t really post much last night. A busy day, after asr we went to aunti Sh and saw the new baby…it was fun. t was an awesome day yesterday all in all, and I was able to accomplish much. I got the chance to listen to Muhammed Alshareef’s lecture on Jannah during my school hours.

Some things that really stood out to me from the lecture were

~The greatest achievement we can ever achieve is Jannah and we should work for it.

~The best place we should want to live in is in Jannah. When Asiyah a.s (the wife of firown) was being torchered she called out to Allah and Allah speaks about this when he stated

Wadaraba Allahu mathalan lillatheena amanoo imraata firAAawna ith qalat rabbi ibni lee AAindaka baytan fee aljannati wanajjinee min firAAawna waAAamalihi wanajjinee mina alqawmi alththalimeena

66:11 And Allah sets forth, as an example to those who believe the wife of Pharaoh: Behold she said: “O my Lord! Build for me, in nearness to Thee, a mansion in the Garden, and save me from Pharaoh and his doings, and save me from those that do wrong”;

~Lesson: We should aim for a house beside Allah in Jannah

~As usual and as I’ve heard this lecture before–I always remember what Imam Ahmed said to his son when his son asked him “Ya Abi, Mata Rahaa?” (“When will relaxation come?”: Basically due to the conditions Imam Ahmed lived of hardship and struggle prompted his son to ask him when they will be granted ease from all this. His reply to his son was ” With the first steps we take into Jannah”

~We’re building our homes in Jannah right now, some build it smartly with khayr and some build it with sins, and the one who builds with khayr will have a home that stands, but those who build it with sins will be punished for building it.

~It was mentioned in a story once of how a slave wanted to teach his master a lesson because his master was disobedient to Allah. When the master told the slave to plant seeds of wheat, he ended up planting seeds of barley instead. Soon, the seeds of barley grew and the master became furious at the slave and began to beat him up. When asked why he did this, the slave replied ” I was hoping the seeds of barely would become seeds of wheat” The master replied “how could you plant seeds of barely hoping to get wheat”, in reply the slave replied “how could you plant the seeds of sin, and hope for the good and khayr from Allah”

I gotta run! gotta pick up aunti Sh for picnic today! Will write of my accounts for today sometime soon, insha’Allah.

Friday, May 23rd

1.) Caps(10) Alhamdulilah

2.) Ttest (10)

3.) Quran 3 Surahs ( 8 )

4.) Reading from the Prophets stories ibn Katheer/Great Women of Islam (5)

5.)Lectures, at least one a day(10)

6.) Istigfar: asking for it 70 times a day or more (10)

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