Sunday, October 25
Friday, October 9
In the Name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
No! But you do not honor the orphan
[al-Fajr (Daybreak) 89:17]
In this short ayah, Allah is giving us a statement about the disbelievers in Mecca on how they didn't treat the orphans well.
However, the translation of "yateem" (orphan) is misleading. "Yateem" literally means someone who has no support. Therefore, Allah is giving us advice that we should at least honor those people who don't have any support, whether they're an orphan or not.
Notice how Allah didn't say "you don't help the orphan", rather He says "you don't honor them." It's easy to honor someone who is above you in society (your boss, the Imam of your masjid, etc), however it's a challenge to us to honor those who are "lower" than us in society.
Practically speaking, how many of us have seen when a new Muslim literally gets kicked out from their family after converting to Islam? What support do they have? Or how about the one who's responsible for cleaning your local masjid? How about the one that mows the lawn at your house? These are the individuals that we should be honoring and giving our attention to first. They are the ones who demand our respect and support.
Specifically speaking about the orphan, the prophet (saw) said, "Whoever supports the orphan in this life, I will be like this with him (putting his index and middle finger together) in the Hereafter."
Thursday, October 8
Once, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) entered the Masjid and sat down near a pillar. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) was seated beside him. Hazrat Bilal (radi Allahu anhu) then stood up and commenced with the Azaan. When he said: "Ash hadu Ana Muhammadur Rasoolullah", Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) placed both the thumb nails on to his eyes and said "Qurratu Aini bika Ya Rasoolallah" (Ya Rasoolallah! You are the coolness of my eyes). When Hazrat Bilal (radi Allahu anhu) completed the Azaan, the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said, "O Abu Bakr! Whosoever does like you have done, Almighty Allah will forgive all his sins." (Tafseer Roohul Bayaan)
Monday, October 5
God never said life would be easy. He just promised it would be worth it.
Saturday, October 3
"Just a moment," the dervish replied. "I'm not sure if it is lawful for me to take your money. Are you a wealthy man? Do you have more money at home?"
"Oh yes. I have at least one thousand gold pieces at home," claimed the merchant proudly.
"Do you want a thousand gold pieces more?" asked the dervish.
"Why yes, of course. Every day I work hard to earn more money."
"And do you wish for yet a thousand gold pieces more beyond that?"
"Certainly. Every day I pray that I may earn more and more money."
The dervish pushed the bag of gold back to the merchant. "I am sorry, but I cannot take your gold," he said. "A wealthy man cannot take money from a beggar."
"How can you call yourself a wealthy man and me a beggar?" the merchant spluttered.
The dervish replied, "I am a wealthy man because I am content with whatever God sends me. You are a beggar, because no matter how much you possess, you are always dissatisfied, and always begging God for more."
Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam
Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Adil Al-Haqqani Sultanul Awliya
Thursday, Oct 01, 2009 | Lefke CY
(Mawlana Shaykh stands)
Your most beloved one! Give to your most beloved one endless honor and leave him to enter Thy endlessly Lighten Ocean, Noor Oceans! Please accept, Allah, our so useless obedience! O our Lord, forgive us, forgive us for the honor of that Holiest one, for the honor for that most beloved one! O You are our Lord, O Rabbuna! All praisings, all lights, all glory is for You, O our Lord! We are surrendering to You! We are carrying our disobedient egos to be on Your heavenly service! O our Lord, forgive us and grant us much more power!
Alfu 's-salaat wa alfu 's-salaam `alayka wa ashaabika ... mina 'n-Nabiyeen! ... Give your intercession for us! We are knowing nothing! Make through a weak servant to make this world to be trembling, trembling! We are asking to destroy everything under the name of baatil (falsehood); that is our only target, never-changing target, to make batil and Shaytanic sultanate down under our feet!
O our Lord! Please accept our so weakly declaration, weakly liyaramak! We are humbly asking; we are nothing; support us! I am ashaming to address to You, O our Lord, and to ask You to support us! O our lord! there is only one biggest creature that may destroy Shaytan and its followers. I am ashaming, but You are the Lord of Heavens! Therefore, I am feeling honor when I am addressing to You, O my Lord!
(Mawlana Shaykh sits)
O People! I am a weak servant. (Mawlana Shaykh puts on glasses). Some people saying to me put eyeglasses to see that a smallest one who can take away batil (falsehood) and changing everything look for it. I am looking where it is, and one of masters addressing to me, "You may see through this eyeglasses!" And I am saying doesn't matter because if Allah Almighty asking to show something to His servant, it is so easy with eyeglasses or without, He may show it.
Thanks, endless thanks to my Lord that He is never leaving me to be in need (of) such an instrument, al-Hamdu Lillah. Countless, endless glory with my weakly desire; also not to take from me what He granted to me, Astagfirullah! I am asking forgiveness to say this also, that is a very bad claiming to say that your Lord not to take from you what He granted to you, Astaghfirullah. Forgive us, O our Lord! When You are giving something to Your servant, You are not taking it back, but closing it down (leaving it permanently with them).
O People through east and west, listen! And first, I am shouting to my dirty ego. You must accept that our egos, dirty ones, perhaps dirtiest one! Its Creator saying about our egos, "dirtiest one." Ego has no discipline; it is accepting and it is most dirty one, asking to come against its Creator, Allah Almighty. Dirtiness from where coming?
O People! If you are washing yourself, not once daily, even 70 times daily, you may take a bath or a shower, but you can't be clean until you are teaching, making your ego to come down. The Lord of Heavens Subhanahu wa Ta`ala whole glory and whole praisings to Him! He is mentioning everything through Holy books, Heavenly messages. O People! I am nothing, but I am so speedy, quick to enter some Knowledge Springs. I am not saying that I can enter through Heavenly Oceans of Reality, but I am trying to reach very, very small spring to put my feet in it, to take a new power; that means new life, and for it new Heavenly support.
I am so (Turkish) rushing, yes, asking to reach. I have been, through my spiritual being, asking to enter in it; through today, also, I am asking from my Lord. My Lord, my Lord (Mawlana Shaykh smiling) forgiveness and because I was so hurry to begin to step, or to jump, into Heavenly Springs of wisdoms, and I am making to say A`udhu billahi min ash-Shaytani' r-rajeem....late, late! But they are making me to speak, and I can't be able to stop it, but I must keep adab.
Adab, Divinely Heavenly protocol, must be first to run away
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