Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Yesterday, Sheikh (may Allah preserve him) spoke about adab/etiquette and the importance of being vigilant against the slightest slip ups, in all things. As it these were one of the ways that satan used to attack the believer.
He continued to speak about how his murids should be in public: dressed well, pressed clothes, clean, if in a group not shouting, like and angel walking on the earth. Then he said something that has made me ponder over since he said it. He said that a sufi should only be concerned with the place his next step is going to be.
I found a great amount of meaning in these few words. He told us that we should not be concerned about what does not concern us; instead we should be concerned with what concerns us; which is where the next place the foot will be. This reminded me of the hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “From the perfection of one’s Islam; is to leave that which does not concern him.” At-Tirmidhi
Most of the things we pass by on the streets and in our lives, do not concern us and they do not affect us. So why are we adding our commentary to it? We are talking about what is around us but neglecting the most important thing, where our next step will be. We could be stepping into some filth or we could fall over or walk into something.
Someone I know told me that he was leaving the train station today and he was looking at someone who was meeting his wife at the train station. He thought to himself when his time would come (to have a family) then he noticed that there was filth on the floor and narrowly avoided it. Then he remembered what Sheikh said then he laughed and went on his way. He was concerned about big issues that may or may not happen to him but he was neglecting what his immediate concern was. The place in which his next foot step would be.
Friday, May 10, 2013
by arfan shah
In search of a master
Sixty times did he complete the mushaf
In search of a guide
In the jungle of the soul
Finally he came to the man mountain
The camel of gnosis
Refused and then accepted
He journeyed swiftly
Where many failed
Taking the wird
Taking the means
Taking the path
Two parts of the Hassani tree
Converged and renewed
Then gave birth to another light
Sent to guide his people
Enlightening the tribe Bani zarwal
40,000 guides made at hands
To spread the path across the maghrib
Explaining sincerity to the insincere
They came without shoe to visit
Letters like leaders
Urging you on
To maintain the path to Allah
He showed others the way
The light of the poles
He took the intoxicating drink of gnosis
Then the cup was passed on
Until it reached Ismail, Alawi and Hashim
Whose children intoxicated the world
Sincerity the secret of the men of Allah
Men of Allah (the Exalted)
Men of the Prophet (may Allah bestow and blessings upon him)
Came to guide the world
All you have to do is take their hand
Follow their lead into paradise
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Monday, May 06, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
1. Relief is forthcoming.
2. If you don’t have the guts to say something to my face then you are a coward.
3. No one says what they mean.
4. Expect lies to come from peoples mouths.
5 . The Mahdi will come in our darkest hour - therefore there must be widespread corruption. This is one of his signs...
6. Abu Madyan (may Allah be pleased with him) said, 'He who knows himself is not fooled by the peoples praise of him.'
7. We are the largest ummah so we should have the largest amount of martyrs, right?
8. My silence is a fitna for our friendship.
9. Don't be comfortable in the world because you are going to leave it soon...
10. Part of our belief in the day of judgement is that the oppressed will be avenged on that day. So do be aggrieved when you do not see it now. Man's ability for justice is limited and the justice of Allah is absolute.
11. “Surely, those who persecuted the believing men and the believing women, then did not repent, for them there is the torment of Hell, and for them there is the torment of burning.”
Sura Baruj 85:10
Sura Baruj 85:10
12. When something does not work out have the guts to admit your failure and step back.
13. Emotions know no bounds.
14. Keep moving on.
15. You have no choice.
16. What makes you weep when it was not meant for you?
17. I am contemplating the end of everything.
18. Your intention means more at the beginning than the end.
19. Your nafs needs to be shined by good works and dhikr until its a joy to behold.
20. Just because you are not sinful does not mean that you do not have to repent.