Abu Hafsat

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As-Salaam alaikum,

May I have the pleasure of reminding you/us to always:---

(1) Be scrupulous in all our affairs. Righteousness in the deen depends on Righteousness as the great Imam, Sidi al-Hasan Basri, Rahimahullah, said: "Ascend to Allah by means of your himma (efforts) since what was going to happen has happened and what is decreed will certainly come about. By Allah, turning to creation is hidden shirk. The Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: 'If someone devotes himself to Allah, Allah will spare him every burden and provide for him from where he does not reckon."

Prefer Allah to all things since things are by their nature transitory and vanishing. 'All things are passing except His Face'. (27:88)

(2) Keep your tongues still except in Zikrullah. The disasters of the tongue are many. A man may speak one word which he finds inconsequential, but because of it fall into the fire of Jahannam for 70 years, as is related. All words which are not Zikr are a distraction and there is no hour in which a person does not remember Allah, Tabaraka Wa Ta'ala, which will not be a regret for him on the Day of Rising, as is related.

So, beware of sitting with people of this world and socializing with except out of legal necessity. The Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "Do not sit with the dead or your hearts will die." He was asked: "Who are the dead, O Messenger of Allah?".  He answered: "Those who love this world and desire it."  And Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, says:--

                   "So turn away from him who turns away from Our Remembrance and desires

                    nothing but the life of this world." (53:29)

 

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