Omar Suleiman

    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    Even if the pious don’t call upon Him in the most perfect of ways, they call upon Him knowing how capable He is.
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    This teaches us that the praise of our Lord can never be exaggerated, so you praise and you praise and you praise.
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    Subhan Allah. An individual does not have to be a poet to praise Allah, you’d be surprised how poetic you can be when you are sincere.
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    Uways (may Allah be pleased with him) suffered from leprosy and he asked Allah to cure him from his leprosy but to leave a dirham-size piece of leprosy on him. Why do you think he would do that? He did that because it was a reminder of the pain that he had suffered and the need to always be grateful to Allah (glorified and exalted is He) to have cured him.

    That’s a very powerful example of character. Many times we call upon Allah (glorified and exalted is He) in our desperation and ask Him to remove a hardship from us. We make promises to Allah (glorified and exalted is He) if He removes the hardship, but as soon as He does so we become heedless once again and we forget not only the blessings of the removal of the hardship but also the promises that we made. Hence this is an extraordinary lesson; when you are calling upon Allah (glorified and exalted is He), asking for Him to relieve you of a hardship, ask also for a reminder of the lesson of that hardship, because the closest you are to Allah is often at your deepest moments of vulnerability and hardship, and you don’t want that to leave you. Often, when Allah (glorified and exalted is He) takes something away from you, He gives you something better, and the greatest thing that Allah can give you in exchange for something you lose in this world is Himself. That’s what Uways al-Qarni gained from his hardship, that deep relationship with Allah which he never wanted to forget, even as he wanted to be cured from his leprosy.
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    In fact, the Prophet (peace be upon him) was referring to a specific context. It’s not about asking Allah (glorified and exalted is He) for patience, which is a great quality to have, or to be in the station of the patient, which is a great station to be in, but in this situation, when you’re going through a hardship, instead of asking Him for patience to go through that hardship, ask Allah to remove that hardship from you and demonstrate patience in your very being. Instead of asking Allah (glorified and exalted is He) with a spirit of uncertainty and expectation of hardship and trial, ask Him with the expectation of good and ease. If trial does come to you, accept that trial as good and as a form of ease in its full context. Hence the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not approve of the man making his duʿā’ for patience, instead he taught us to ask for ʿĀfiyah,
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    As long as you call upon Allah and show gratitude and praise Him for His creation, praise Him for His mercy, praise Him for His bounties, praise Him for His forgiveness, Allah will not disappoint.
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    Often, you will find someone with empathy or sincerity to the creation of Allah (glorified and exalted is He) but in the process of being sincere to the creation of Allah, they lose sincerity with Him. They lose those private moments of devotion and they excuse themselves from doing those things because of the great deeds they do in public
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    It’s very easy to be fooled into thinking that because someone is doing great things for everyone else they don’t have to worry about themselves in private; they might think, ‘I can excuse a little bit of excess in private’.
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    there are different ways that the Salaf, the pious predecessors, used to verbalize sincerity in their duʿā’s.
    Mustafa Ateshas quoted2 years ago
    recognize that Allah (glorified and exalted is He) is the One who grants knowledge, understanding, wisdom and relief
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