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Purofy our hearts

Purify our hearts 🧡

Imam Al Bukhari رحمه الله narrated on the authority of Imam Muhammad ibn Sireen رحمه الله that he said “We were sitting with Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه and he had two linen garments dyed with red clay, and he wiped his nose with one of them, and then he said “بخ بخ Abu Hurayrah is wiping his nose in linen garments! There came a time when I would fall senseless between the pulpit of Allah’s Messenger ﷺ and `Aisha’s رضي الله عنها dwelling whereupon a passerby would come and put his foot on my neck, considering me a mad man, but in fact, I had no madness, I suffered nothing but hunger.” *بخ بخ* is an exclamation of amazement among the Arabs. This was the state of Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه who narrated the most Ahadeeth from amongst the Sahaba رضي الله عنهم.

This was the condition for the majority of them! Yet they never let their poverty, their hunger, their suffering stop them from worshipping and obeying Allah! And specifically, it didn’t stop Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه from seeking knowledge! While we, living comfortable lives, in relative comfort, Struggle with the most basic acts of worship! Why? Their hearts weren’t attached to this Dunya! They were amazed when a little came their way! Their Dunya was never a Jannah for them!

As Allah says: *وَمَا الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا مَتَاعُ الْغُرُورِ* And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion. But we are indulgent in the Dunya and have attached ourselves to it and made it our Jannah, Thus we struggle even while being able!

As Allah says: *بَلْ تُؤْثِرُونَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا* But you prefer the worldly life, *وَالْآخِرَةُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰ* While the Hereafter is better and more enduring.

We must let go of the Dunya in our hearts, even if we live with wealth! Have your wealth no problem, But let the same الحمد الله you exclaim when you have it, be the same الحمد الله when you don’t have it! This is true Zuhd!(detachment) Empty our hearts of what our hands are full of.

May Allah ﷻ purify our hearts of false attachments to this Dunya and its temptations, forgive our sins and enter us into Firdous.

Living The Quran-Gratifying State

Living The Quran
Gratifying State
Al Baqara (The Cow) – Chapter 2: Verse 152

So remember Me, I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me.”

Can you imagine a more gratifying state than this, where when you remember Allah, the Creator, Sustainer and Lord of the Universe, He remembers you in return?

Those who remember Allah standing, sitting and reclining and who reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth are highly commended in the Noble Quran.They are wise in that they fill their hearts with the remembrance of God in every moment, in every circumstance and in every posture of their lives.

Said ibn Jubayr has said: “Whoever did not obey his Lord, did not remember Him, irrespective of how many rosaries (tasbih) he did, how much he chanted the greatness of God, and however much he recited the Quran.

Abu Uthman was asked: “Why is it that we remember Allah but do not feel its sweet effects on our hearts?” He said, “Thank Allah that He has at least inspired a member of your body to His obedience.”

Alusi says: “There are three ways of realizing ‘Dhikr’ (remembrance). First: with the tongue, which is to say thanks, chant Allah’s Glory, sing His Greatness, to recite the Quran etc. Second: with the heart (and mind) which is to think and discover the wisdom behind various obligations of Islam, to contemplate over the rewards and punishment in the Hereafter, to understand the Attributes of Allah, and unravel Divine secrets. And third: to keep every limb and joint of the body engaged in acts approved by Allah, and restrain them from prohibited acts.”

The exhortation to remember Allah at all times is a reflection of Allah’s all-embracing and overwhelming love for us. The door to Allah is always open to us: Remember Me and I will remember you. We need only find our way to and through that door. Strive then, to fill all your moments, all your thoughts and all your actions with Allah’s remembrance.

Compiled From:
In the Early Hours” – Khurram Murad, pp. 21-25
“Tafsir Ishraq Al-Ma’ani” – Syed Iqbal Zaheer, vol. 1, p. 184

Source: Friday Nasiha.com