Archive for February 1st, 2012
I was just browsing through this website, and subhan Allah, I don’t remember the last time I said “wow” out-loud, so many times, in succession. There is some amazing stuff on this website, composed/translated by the brother, so check it out when you get a chance. I’m going to be re-posting some stuff that I want to return to often, here, with a link going back to his page. Inshaa Allah
By Ammar AlShukry
Thinking about the time we waste
Holding onto the past a fading face
Afraid to love forward so while you’re waiting wait
For more of your life to pass while you stay in place
There are those that have problems they’re afraid to face
Use drugs and alcohol lay their brain to waste
I need my mind sharp so when I state my case
My venom is bitter so my spray they taste
It’s time to raise the gates
Cuz the people are tired and its way too late
For us to be appeased with a lil taste of cake
Born Muslim so I’ve tasted hate
War and genocide, sisters gave tasted rape
It’s bitterness countered only by the sweet taste of faith
Dreaming dreams of success long days away
So we need a generation that we pray awakes
And when you do we need you to stay awake
Cuz we seen too many an inferno have its blazes fade
In my mind I’m looking forward to amazing days
Where the hypocrites leave and the faithful stay
To take their place in a world where the stakes are raised
History is knocking, will you grace a page?
Paradise is waiting, will you case your place ?
Or will you be one of those who doesn’t know which way to take
Forever pausing and hesitating at the fates he waits
Until time passes him by, finally he fades untraced
Gaining neither of both worlds, a wasted fate..
A powerful incident in which Shaykh Uthaymeen advises a young boy in regards to praising…
Working in any Muslim organization, or giving halaqaat, you are bound to be praised. The people mean well, but they don’t realize what a dangerous thing they are doing sometimes. Always remind yourself that the people who are praising you, do not have knowledge of the Unseen, so they do not know all of your flaws. They have a biased view of you. Allah swt, the Knower of the Unseen, knows about every stain on your heart, and every error made by your tongue, and every glance of your eyes. If you do not remind yourself this, you are walking down the treacherous path to self-amazement.
If you are praised, remember the dua for it:
Allahumma laa tu’aakhithnee bimaa yaqooloona, waghfir lee maa laa ya’lamoona, [waj’alnee khayram-mimmaa yadhunnoon].
O Allah, do not call me to account for what they say and forgive me for what they have no knowledge of [and make me better than they imagine].