Journey to patience (Day 7)

Posted: May 24, 2008 in Great Women in Islam, Journey to patience

Bismillah,

Alhamdulilah, it was an ok day, ok as in I think i let the shaytaan whisper too much because I got a bit sad. It was while I was at the park that I somehow had stuff come over me…i don’t know if whether it was the scenery, kids rushing about, or the fish in the water…but all in all it was an alhamdulilah picnic. Alhamduililah for the feeling though, anything is a ni3ma from Allah and truly that which is bestowed upon the believer is good for him. Before the picnic I listened to Muhammed Alshareef’s lecture titled “Time a precious gift”, and read a bit from my Great women of Islam book (abt hafsa-the 4th wife of the prophet s.a.w.)

Some notes from the lecture.

~Success comes from the inside, getting your salaah in order i.e putting your ibadaah in front of you

~In adan Allah says come to success “hayallafala, hayallafala”

~Close your eyes and imagine yourself at 70 years old, what does your ibadaah look like then?

~If you see yourself alive at 70 it could be that your living an illusion, bc you think you live that long

~If you happen to see yourself alive–the image you saw–you are unconsciously moving towards that image.

~Allah says in the Quran “Fayana ma tath haboon?” (Where are you going?)

~1st priority? Fixing your ibadaah-basically your relationship with Allah. If you fix this, then everything else will fall into place.

~2 times in our lives when we’ll regret the time we’ve wasted :

1.) Time when we are about to die (on death bed, or on a sinking ship)

2.) Day of resurrection, when we meet Allah

~One of the most painful things is to say “I wish I had done this”

~Wal 3asr..Reminder by time-Allah testifies by time

~Humanity are losers by default ex.) you pay for edu. you don’t come to class-you lose.

~Your here, you need to work

**Except those who believe

**Who do good deeds

**Encourage one another in truth

**Encourage one another in patience

~@ 2 things if you did it you would have an amazing dunya and akhira

@@Iman

@@3amal salih (righteous deeds)

~Whoever aims for nothing will hit it with remarkable success–aim for something , know where you are going and where you want to go, plan for it!

~The Quran shows as where to go–we need to use it for direction

~ At 40–the importance of reaching this age, Allah speaks of this:

Wawassayna alinsana biwalidayhi ihsanan hamalathu ommuhu kurhan wawadaAAathu kurhan wahamluhu wafisaluhu thalathoona shahran hatta itha balagha ashuddahu wabalagha arbaAAeena sanatan qala rabbi awziAAnee an ashkura niAAmataka allatee anAAamta AAalayya waAAala walidayya waan aAAmala salihan tardahu waaslih lee fee thurriyyatee innee tubtu ilayka wainnee mina almuslimeena

46:15 We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents: In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth. The carrying of the (child) to his weaning is (a period of) thirty months. At length, when he reaches the age of full strength and attains forty years, he says, “O my Lord! Grant me that I may be grateful for Thy favour which Thou has bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as Thou mayest approve; and be gracious to me in my issue. Truly have I turned to Thee and truly do I bow (to Thee) in Islam.”

~At 40 man should be reflecting on his life, thanking Allah for his family, children, and everything else Allah has given him: 40 a mile stone.

~At 60, the prophet s.a.w said in a hadeeth if a person reaches 60 and didn’t live a righteous life, there is no excuse after that. At that time you’ve seen all the reminders.

First thing first

*Allah

*Family

(put it in this order, everything will be good)

*If your not where you want to be in your life, some reasons could be:

a.)Internet

b.) tv

c.)all the driving around

*Delegate, work with others

*Last, have a higher purpose in life: don’t just say “I need to get a job, make money, buy a house, have a family” etc: Have a higher purpose i.e to serve humanity.

Saturday, May 24th

1.) Caps (10) Alhamdulilah

2.) Ttest (10)

3.) Quran 3 Surahs ( 10)

4.) Reading from the Prophets stories ibn Katheer/Great Women of Islam (10)

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

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

60/60

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