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Posted on Sat, Oct 21, 2006 11:24

As salaamu alaikum. A friend lent this book to me once, which I thought is boring because of its dull and unattractive cover. Boy, was I wrong! This small and thin paperback contains many short BUT crisp chapters. Now I truly appreciate the literal meaning of 'Don't judge a book by its cover'. I like this chapter the most and will translate it to the best of my ability: One day, Rasulullah SAW said, "Allah has stated (in a hadith qudsi): I give, surah Al-Fatihah between My servant and I. Half is for Me and the other for My servant. And I will grant every of My servant's wishes..." When the servant says, "In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful." Allah Azza wa Jalla answers, "My servant begins with mentioning My Name. And because of him, I have the Right to perfect all that is with him and bless him whole." Servant: All praises are for Allah, Lord of the 'Alamin. Allah Azza wa Jalla: My servant has praised Me; he knows the ni'mat that he has is from Me and the calamity that is away from him is because of My Love. Bear witness that I will increase all the ni'mat in the Hereafter as well as in this world; and I will avoid all the calamities of the Hereafter like how I avoid all the calamities of the world from him. Servant: The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Allah Azza wa Jalla: My servant has borne witness that I am the Most Gracious and the Most Merciful; now bear witness that I will fill his life with My Rahmah, and I will bless his life with all of My Offerings. Servant: Maaliki yaumiddeen, Master of the Day of Judgement. Allah Azza wa Jalla: Bear witness like how he has admitted that I am the One with Power on Judgement Day, and I will make easy all that he is accounted for as well as I will forgive him of his wrongdoings. Servant: Iyyaka na'budu, only You we worship... Allah Azza wa Jalla: My servant is right when he worships Me. Bear witness that I will reward him because of his worshipping until the persons who are not like him will feel envious towards him. Servant: ...wa iyyaka nasta'in, and only You we ask for help. Allah Azza wa Jalla: My servant has asked help of Me and I will reciprocate. Now bear witness that I will help him in all of his doings; I will help him in all of his difficulties and I will extend My Hand to him at his bitter hours. Servant: Ihdinas sirathal mustaqim shiratal ladzina an'amta 'alaihim ghairil maghdubi 'alaihim wa ladhdholin, guide us to the Straight Path, the Path of those whom You have bestowed Your Grace; not those who earned Your Anger nor those who went astray. Allah Azza wa Jalla: This part is for My servant. They have the right to what they asked for. I have granted My servant's wishes; I have given him what he has hoped for. I have redeemed him from what he requested with My Protection. -Taken from 'Sufi's Dialogues'- And this is my all-time favourite hadith: The Prophet SAW said, "Allah Azza wa Jalla says, I am just as My servant thinks I am, and I am with him if he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group better than them; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running..." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, Hadith No. 502) Wow! Wow! Wow! PS: All good is from Allah SWT and all shortcomings are from me.


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AbdulSamed2008
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Posted on Tue, Oct 24, 2006 13:58

assalamu aleykum, nice blog Mashallah,how we think of Allah is how close we are.If we think we are far we will be and if we think we ar close we are indeed.


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