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How to Seek Assistance

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 08:30

وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى الْخَاشِعِينَ 

“Seek assistance with patience and Salaah.” (Surah Baqara- verse 45)

Daily we are faced with challenges and difficulties. We are tested either in our financial matters, or our marriages or our social life or in general health. Our human nature leads us to adopt all the available material means as a solution to our problems. However when everything fails us, then we fall into a state of helplessness and hopelessness. In the above verse we are advised to seek the assistance of Allah Ta’ala with patience and salaah. Patience is a divine gift without which a person will always be unhappy and complaining. Salaah ushers us into a direct conversation with Allah Ta’ala, a means of getting closer to Allah Ta’ala and drawing His mercy and help.

   

No Fear, No Grief

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Last Updated on Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:20

 فَمَن تَبِعَ هُدَايَ فَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ ﴿٣٨﴾

“Those who follow my guidance (by having Imaan in me and obeying my commands) shall have no fear on them and neither shall they grieve.” (Surah Baqarah, v38)

Those who live in complete conformity to deen, which is the commands of Allah Ta’ala and the sunnat of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), will enjoy two favours. Firstly they will have no fear. Fear is related to the future. They will not fear future calamities or difficulties. Secondly they will have no grief. Grief and regret is related to the past. They will not grieve over losing something. Those who place their trust on Allah Ta’ala will have no fear and those who annihilate their egos and submit themselves before the will of Allah Ta’ala will have no grief. They are always pleased with the will of Allah Ta’ala, so there is no room for any grief.

   

Guided or Misguided

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Last Updated on Saturday, 09 February 2013 09:17

يُضِلُّ بِهِ كَثِيرًا وَيَهْدِي بِهِ كَثِيرًا

“Allah Ta’ala causes many to be misguided by it and guides many by it”  (Surah Baqarah, v26)

Allah Ta’ala uses numerous examples in the Quraan for man’s guidance, but there are many who choose to object to them. Their rejection and objection then becomes a cause for them to go astray and to lead others astray as well.  The disbelievers increase their disbelief by rejecting the Quraanic verses.  However the believers find their imaan strengthening with the verses of the Quraan.

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The Yardstick of Imaan

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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 December 2012 15:40

آمِنُوا كَمَا آمَنَ النَّاسُ

“Believe, as the people (the Sahabah radiyallahu anhum) believed” (Surah Baqarah, v13)

The Imaan (faith) of the Sahabah (radiyallahu anhum) is actually the yardstick and the standard by which we can test as to whether our Imaan is correct or not. This verse is sufficient proof to the high rank and position the Sahabah (radiyallahu anhum) enjoy in the court of Allah Ta’ala. Till the day of judgement the Imaan of Sahabah (radiyallahu anhum) will serve as a gauge by which our Imaan may be judged.

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All Sealed

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 09:58

In Surah Baqarah, Allah Ta’ala says:

خَتَمَ اللَّـهُ عَلَى قُلُوبِهِمْ وَعَلَى سَمْعِهِمْ وَعَلَى أَبْصَارِهِمْ غِشَاوَةٌ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ ﴿٧﴾

"Allah Ta’ala has placed a seal upon their hearts (hence no good enters) and upon their hearing (thus they do not heed what they hear), while there is a veil over their eyes (therefore they do not see the truth).” (Surah Baqarah, v7) 

The disbelievers themselves are the cause for their inability to accept Islam because they destroy the capability that they were born with. Allah Ta’ala is only referred to as the one who seals their hearts because He has created man’s actions.

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