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03-10-2007, 07:30 PM

A Small House

How many of us, long before even getting married start planning on what kind of house we want to live in?

We all have an idea of the perfect little cottage that we'll insha'Allah own one day. We mentally design and decorate our house .. Once that dream is achieve, don't we take care of it?

Of course! We clean it, rearrange it, rebuild it so that it is comfortable and solid. Would anyone think of buying a house to later destroy it little by little?

Sounds like a crazy idea, well let us analyze what we do with our houses.. Allah (swt) in His extreme bounty gave each and everyone a house to cultivate: our body. The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: He who does not have within himself anything of the Qu'ran is like a house in ruins.( reported by al-Tirmithi )

Indeed without the Qu'ran our houses are empty and cold for the Qu'ran is what makes your blood travel furiously and keep your heart pumping. Therefore we most thrive to have to learn and read as much as possible the We need to realize the illusion of this world.

Realize how we get trap in routine. Most of us go to school and work , chillout with our friends (12 hours gone in a day). Once we get home we watch t.v talk on the phone and sleep (another 8-9 hours gone!).

What time have we left to work on ourselves and on our deen ? Close to none.

We would go out of our way to have the perfect job, the perfect house .. while the perfect deen is at our fingertips and we just ignore it! AstafirUllah! The Qu'ran is the word of Allah. It is throught the Qu'ran and the sunnah of the prophet (saw) that we may beautify our homes, our lives, our hearts in the sight of Allah!

The messenger of Allah (saw) said: Allah (swt) does not look at your images and your wealth, but looks at your hearts and deeds. (Reported by Muslim).

If you see that your day does not allow you anytime for your deen then it's time to reschedule. Islam is the balance way of life; so let's make time for our Rabb otherwise our life is lacking it's primal essence.

Once we start reading the Qu'ran we must understand that it's not enough to learn it by heart. Rather we have to comprehend the wisdom behind the words and live by it. Because knowing something and not putting it in practice is a great waste. " When the Quran is read, listen to it with attention, and hold your peace: that ye may receive Mercy. "(7:204). And truly is is an immense blessing to be from the guided ones! This is say from experience, for I have no more wisdom then anyone, we must be men and women of understanding. This is the best way to live. Otherwise it is easy to stray. Once we stray away from the right path, it's difficult to go back.

{Thy Lord doth know that thou standest forth (to prayer) nigh two- thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and so doth a party of those with thee. But Allah doth appoint night and day in due measure He knoweth that ye are unable to keep count
thereof. So He hath turned to you (in mercy): read ye, therefore, of the Qur'an as much as may be easy for you. He knoweth that there may be (some) among you in ill-health; others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah.s bounty; yet others fighting in Allah.s
Cause, read ye, therefore, as much of the Qur'an as may be easy (for you); and establish regular Prayer and give regular Charity; and loan to Allah a Beautiful Loan. And whatever good ye send forth for your souls ye shall find it in Allah.s Presence,- yea, better and greater, in Reward and seek ye the Grace of Allah. for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful} (73:20)

Contributed by : Maryam Morency , Canada


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'Abd al-Baari
03-10-2007, 09:17 PM

Mashallah a nice post, Jazakllah for sharing

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