Posted: January 4, 2009 in Ahh moments, Al-Utrujjaat


Alhamdulilah, Allah subhana wa tala grants His slave a new way in becoming closer to Him, the most High. A long time ago, I remember listening to shaykh Yasir Qadhi’s lecture dealing with the Quran, and as I recall, it was this wonderful lecture that I heard of the Al-Utrujjaat-the wonderful smelling fruit that is likened to the one who learns, acts, and becomes a companion of the Quran.

Al-Utrujjaat, the name used for project-made up of a group of sister striving in the way of learning this blessed book is what I’ve come upon today by some wonderful sisters, may Allah bless them and grant them to join ranks with those in the highest abode in Jannah. The goal is to read 5 pages a day from the book of Allah in ones weeks time, and then to follow up with gems, reflections, ahhh moments with one another at the end of the week as a group online. Alhamdulilah, I just completed my 5 pages a day now, how I love this amazing feeling! Its a feeling that comes from reciting Baqarah, and memories of Ramadan’s past…amazing, truly a ni3ma from Allah. This type of review grants me the ability to visit amazing ayahs that I’ve heard in years past-with deep and proufound reflections bithniAllah.

My reflection tonight: In the ayah below, Allah subhana wa tala tells the angels of what He plans to create and place in the dunya. As I recall from Rays of Faith, the shaykh explained of how when the angels heard this they were scared and had asked Allah subhana wa tala of how He could create this, i.e they were scared because in reality they had know what the Jinns had done in the dunya-of the fighting that had taken place. Allah subhan wa tala had replied to them that, He azza wa jalla had known what what they did not know. And this indeed, was the point that really made me think and stop…Allah subhana wa tala knows, meaning in light of any incident, situation, specifically the gaza situation , for whatever reason its occurring, Allah the most High, knows while we don’t. We cannot fathom the outcome, purpose, etc. but for us and in this moment of time, tis but nothing but a test, and with any type of test we should hold on and ask for patience as of magicians of bani Isreal called out to their Lord ” Our Lord! Pour out upon us patience and cause us to die as Muslims”

Waith qala rabbuka lilmalaikati innee jaAAilun fee alardi khaleefatan qaloo atajAAalu feeha man yufsidu feeha wayasfiku alddimaa wanahnu nusabbihu bihamdika wanuqaddisu laka qala innee aAAlamu ma la taAAlamoona

2:30 Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: “I will create a vicegerent on earth.” They said: “Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?” He said: “I know what ye know not.”

Lastly, I am reminded of the company one keeps and truly the joys found and striving to be those of goodness. The Prophet sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa salam was asked about a person who loves another but has not reached their level. The Prophet sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “A person will be with the ones whom he loves” And this hadeeth marks the type of brotherhood/sisterhood that we should all try to attain; i.e one of goodness and one marked with the love of the deen. May Allah make us of those who are joined only in goodness and meet for His sake.



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