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Having the Conviction that there is no one for me but Allah Ta’ala

tasbeehHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

‘Allamah ‘Ataa Iskandari (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) says that this must be the constant feature and mindset of a believer that he is always in need of Allah Ta‘ala. Can there be anyone you need more than Allah Ta‘ala? Sometimes at a crucial moment everyone leaves you. When you are at your advanced age and you need the help and moral support of your children, they all desert you. What life teaches us is that at some point or the other, everybody will desert us, if not during our lives, then at the time of our death. So your mindset should be that Allah Ta‘ala will never desert you at any moment; He will take care of you at all times. This is the essence of du‘aa. When a person makes duaa, then he should turn his heart away from everybody but Allah Ta’ala and he should have the conviction that there is no one for me but Allah Ta’ala.

The True Wealth

wealth_newsHazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

My beloved brothers! Constantly take the name of Allah Ta‘ala and engage in zikr as this is the thing that will benefit you after you leave this world. My beloved brothers! Listen attentively to what I am saying and accept my advice, as perhaps there will not be anyone else who will advise you in this way. When a person passes away, the people of this world ask, “What has he left behind for his family and dependants?” whereas the people of the Hereafter ask, “What has he brought along with him to the Hereafter?” Therefore send forth to the Hereafter whatever you possess of the world and only hold back that amount of dunya which you absolutely require to live in this world. Each person will have to prepare his own aakhirah and will be accountable for his own deeds. When you pass away, your family and loved ones will weep for only a few days, after which nobody will remember you or cry over your demise. People coming to console the bereaved ones will force themselves to shed a few false tears and then they too will leave. (Malfoozaate Hazrat Shaikh 2/126)

Reflect over the Greatness of Allah Ta’ala

flowerHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

Allah Ta‘ala has the treasures of everything. Whatever it may be, be it food, wealth or any other commodity for that matter He has the treasures of it. However for the smooth administration of the world Allah Ta‘ala says: وَمَا نُنَزِّلُهُ اِلاَّ بِقَدَرٍ مَّعْلُوم – We send it down in limited proportion. So whatever it may be Allah Ta‘ala has treasures of it. The reason for sending things in limited proportion is obvious, because if Allah Ta‘ala sent things in immeasurable proportion then you will not be able to control it. If Allah Ta‘ala had to send down one million litres of water, will you be able to store that water, take care of it, sanitize it, etc. Similarly if Allah Ta‘ala had to send maize and wheat in large quantities, how will we be able to store it? Everybody will have to end up building silos in their homes to preserve that wheat for that duration and then put insecticides, etc. to prevent insects from devouring it. So do you see the wisdom of Allah Ta‘ala? May Allah Ta‘ala give us the taufeeq to take out some time and reflect over His wisdom, beauty, love, and compassion.

Preparing for the True Abode

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

The period of time which people live in the world is extremely short in comparison to the period of time for which they will remain buried beneath the surface of the earth. Accordingly one should understand that man’s lifespan in this world compared to the Hereafter is extremely short and brief. After your demise, the various stages through which you will pass, such as the stage in the grave until the first sounding of the trumpet, the stage from the first sounding of the trumpet until the second, the thousands of years that will be spent on the plains of resurrection and finally residing in whichever abode Allah Ta’ala chooses for you in the hereafter – all these stages are hundreds of thousands of times longer than the brief period for which you live in the world. How can man remain so negligent and unconcerned of his true abode? He makes such effort for the few days he will spend in the world but fails to work and make adequate preparations for the eternal life of the Hereafter! (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 21)

The Gift of Duaa

gift boxesHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

It is the command of Allah Ta‘ala: “Ask of me and I will answer you. Those who are too proud to serve Me will enter Jahannum disgraced.” Being the command of Allah Ta‘ala, the one who executes the command, Allah Ta‘ala will be pleased with him. If he does not then Allah Ta‘ala will be displeased. A gift that was exclusive to the Ambiyaa of the past was that their du‘aas were readily accepted. The same gift has been given to every Ummati of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).