Tuesday, 7 April 2015

GEMS: Journey of Faith (Part 07)

GEMS: Journey of Faith (Part 07)

◆ Please Allah before others. You can't actually please people without pleasing Allah.

◆ When you follow people, they might bring you further away from Allah. But if you follow Allah, He SWT will teach you how to treat people nicely.
Surah Al-Anaam, Verse 116:

وَإِن تُطِعْ أَكْثَرَ مَن فِي الْأَرْضِ يُضِلُّوكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا الظَّنَّ وَإِنْ هُمْ إِلَّا يَخْرُصُونَ

And if you obey most of those on earth, they will mislead you far away from Allah's Path. They follow nothing but conjectures, and they do nothing but lie.
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ ASK - Just ask Allah. He is All Hearing.
Surah Al-Hujraat, Verse 1:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُقَدِّمُوا بَيْنَ يَدَيِ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ

O you who believe! Do not put (yourselves) forward before Allah and His Messenger (SAW), and fear Allah. Verily! Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.
(English - Mohsin Khan)

◆ Nafs Muthma'innah: Love what Allah loves, Hate what Allah hates, spend in His way and hold tight to His rope.

◆ Make dua for beneficial knowledge, that is, a knowledge that can benefit you in dunya and akhirah & that you can reflect upon and apply.

"‏ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ عِلْمًا نَافِعًا وَرِزْقًا طَيِّبًا وَعَمَلاً مُتَقَبَّلاً ‏"

‘Allahumma inni as’aluka ‘ilman nafi’an, wa rizqan tayyiban, wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan
(O Allah, I ask You for beneficial knowledge, goodly provision and acceptable deeds).’

◆ A knowledge that you gain so that you can debate and hurt people is not a beneficial knowledge.

◆ How to control your anger? Think of Allah.

◆ You can't please people - you will just get hurt. Seek only Allah's pleasure & don't let people destroy your happiness.

◆ Allah commands us to worship Him not because He needs our worship but because we need the worship.

◆ Allah does not need anything as He is As Samad. But everything else needs Him.
Surah Al-Ikhlas, Verse 2:

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ

"Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks).
(English - Mohsin Khan)

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