Monday, 6 April 2015

GEMS: Journey of Faith (Part 06)

GEMS: Journey of Faith (Part 06)

◆ The key to reach nafs muthma'innah is to be content with what Allah SWT has given you.

◆ Allah SWT is The Owner of Peace. You can't gain peace if you don't go back to Allah. You can't find peace in other than Allah. Only by remembering Allah will heart find rest.
Surah Ar-Rad, Verse 28:

الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَطْمَئِنُّ قُلُوبُهُم بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ أَلَا بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah - Islamic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ How to remember Allah?
    ○ By remembering what He has asked you to do and not to do
    ○ With Prayer: Allah said to establish prayer to remember Him
Surah Taha, Verse 14:

إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي

"Verily! I am Allah! La ilaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me, and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) for My Remembrance.
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ If you want to be the best parent/teacher/businessman/etc., just follow one man: Rasulullah s.a.w.!

◆ Isn't it easier to follow a man than multiple people? Then do it! Follow his sunnah! That's the guaranteed path to success.

◆ Learn to swallow the bitter truth. Most medicine are bitter yet can heal by the will of Allah.

◆ How to please Allah? By fulfilling our promise with Him →
Surah Al-Anaam, Verse 162:

قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ We must follow Rasulullah SAW and his companions because Allah has commands it in the Quran.
Surah Aal-e-Imran, Verse 31:

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللَّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللَّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللَّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): "If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
(English - Mohsin Khan)
Surah At-Taubah, Verse 100:

وَالسَّابِقُونَ الْأَوَّلُونَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالْأَنصَارِ وَالَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُم بِإِحْسَانٍ رَّضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ وَرَضُوا عَنْهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي تَحْتَهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا ذَٰلِكَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ

And the first to embrace Islam of the Muhajirun (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansar (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhajirun) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allah is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever. That is the supreme success.
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ If Allah is happy with our solah, then khalas! So put effort into it.

◆ In order to have the best relation with Allah, we must perfect our prayer.

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