If you find yourself lazy upon obedience to Allah then be afraid that Allah is averse to your obedience

If you find yourself lazy upon obedience to Allah then be afraid that Allah is averse to your obedience

AbdurRahman.org | August 27, 2010 at 2:03 PM | Categories: Dua | URL: http://wp.me/p1VJ3-lw

The following is a summary translation taken from sahab.net
http://www.sahab.net/forums/showthread.php?t=351059

Sheik Muhammad ibn Salih ibn Uthamin may Allah have mercy upon him said in his explanation of the book, Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah wa Jamaat in tape number seven…

وَلَكِن كَرِهَ اللهُ انبِعاثَهُمْ فَثَبَّطَهُمْ وَقيلَ اقْعُدوا مَعَ القاعِدينَ

…but Allah was averse to their being sent forth, so He made them lag behind, and it was said (to them), “Sit you among those who sit (at home).” (Chapter 9 verse 46)

Oh Allah save us…this verse is extremely dangerous and the scale is in His saying, ‘but Allah was averse to their being sent forth’ meaning in battle.

{…and it was said (to them), “Sit you among those who sit (at home)}

So beware and examine yourself, and if you see yourself being lazy upon doing good deeds then be afraid that Allah is averse to you putting forth good deeds.

Then look at yourself a second time, and make yourself patient and compel yourself upon obedience. So today you do acts of obedience and you are averse to it but tomorrow you do it willingly and effortlessly.

The important point is that this is a severe warning for the one who finds himself hindered from doing good deeds, so perhaps Allah the Exalted is averse to this man being from His obedient slaves therefore He hindered him from obedience.

We ask Allah to assist us upon His remembrance and upon thanking Him, and upon good worship.

Another point in this verse, {…but Allah was averse to their being sent forth, so He made them lag behind, and it was said (to them), “Sit you among those who sit (at home).}

It was not said … (وقال) and He said (to them), “Sit you among those who sit (at home)}
Because Allah does not order with evil, rather (قيل) it was said to them sit at home.
Who said stay at home? The soul (says this), no, it wasn’t Allah that said it, but rather it was the soul.
The person’s soul speaks to him saying, ‘Sit at home, don’t go this time go another time.
And satan hinders from good
And evil companions hinder from good

So for this reason the doer of the action was removed from this sentence, meaning the one who said the statement so that it would be more comprehensive.
Therefore those who say, ‘Sit you among those who sit (at home) are numerous and we mentioned three of them; the soul, satan, and evil companions.

(Explanation of the book, Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah wa Jamaat, in tape number seven, second side of the tape from minute 3:16 to 5:22)

وَكَانَ الْفُضَيْل بْن عِيَاض يَقُول : يَا كَذَّاب يَا مُفْتَرٍ , اِتَّقِ اللَّهَ وَلَا تَسُبَّ الشَّيْطَان فِي الْعَلَانِيَة وَأَنْتَ صَدِيقُهُ فِي السِّرّ

This Du`a includes protection from laziness…
Page 110-111 in my version of Hisnul-Muslim (Dar-us-Salaam’s ‘Fortress of a Muslim’)

Allahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika minal hammi walhazani, wal’ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa dhala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal.

O Allah, I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i.ei. others).

اللهَمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ، وَالْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَـلِ، وَالْبُخْـلِ وَالْجُبْنِ، وَضَلَعِ الدَّينِ وَغَلَبَةِ الرِّجَالِ

Al-Bukhari 7/158. See also Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/173.

Source : http://salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?forum=11&topic=6204

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