Rasūlillah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “A man who never did any good deed, said to his family, ‘When I die, you should burn me and throw half the ashes of my burnt body in the earth and the other half in the sea.
For by Allāh, if Allāh should get a hold of me, He would inflict such a punishment on me, as He has never inflicted on anybody among the people before.”
But when he died, Allāh ordered the sea to collect his ashes and similarly ordered the earth to collect his ashes.
When Allāh recreated him, Allāh asked, “Why did you do such a thing?”
The man replied, “For being afraid of You, and You know it very well.”
Because of this, Allāh forgave him.
Despair not, the Mercy of Allāh. Qūr’an
Associating Partners With Allah
Allah says in the Qur’an:
*إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَغْفِرُ أَنْ يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ ۚ وَمَنْ يُشْرِكْ بِاللَّهِ فَقَدِ افْتَرَىٰ إِثْمًا عَظِيمًا*
Indeed, Allah does not forgive association with Him, but He forgives what is less than that for whom He wills. And he who associates others with Allah has certainly fabricated a tremendous sin. [Qursn -Sura An-Nisa’, Ayah 48]
In another Surah Allah says:
*وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ بِاللَّهِ إِلَّا وَهُمْ مُشْرِكُونَ*
And most of them believe not in Allah except while they associate others with Him. -Sura Yusuf, Ayah 106 Narrated `Abdullah: I asked the Prophet, “What is the greatest sin in the Sight of Allah?” He said, “That you set up a rival unto Allah though He Alone created you.” I said, “That is indeed a great sin.” Then asked, “What is next?” He said, “To kill your son lest he should share your food with you.” I asked, “What is next?” He said, “To commit illegal sexual intercourse with the wife of your neighbor.” [Bukhari Vol.6 Book 60 Hadith 4]
Narrated `Abdullah: The Prophet (ﷺ) said one statement and I said another. The Prophet (ﷺ) said “Whoever dies while still invoking anything other than Allah as a rival to Allah, will enter Hell (Fire).” And I said, “Whoever dies without invoking anything as a rival to Allah, will enter Paradise.” [Bukhari Vol.6 Book 60 Hadith 24]
In your Journey, you will meet many Souls. Some relationships will be blessings, others will serve as lessons. Either way, never regret knowing someone. Everyone you encounter teaches you something important that you need to learn. Some people will test you, some will use you, and some will teach you; But most importantly some will be the ones who will inspire you and bring out the best in you. And when you find the right people who will love and pray for you, who stand by you through the good and bad. For they are the ones who will truly help you in your journey and make your souls blossom. So choose your friends wisely… ❝Close friends, that Day, will be enemies to each other, except for the righteous.❞ [Surah Az-Zukhruf : 67]
My initial article on Inglot’s breathable nail polish was welcomed by many and severely critiqued by others. One of the main criticisms was that the experiment conducted by one of my students was inaccurate and could not be repeated with success. There were many people who reported successful results while several others who documented failure. Obviously, there are several variables that could lead to the experiment not working as it should. Read the rest of this entry