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    Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

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    Assalamu Alaikum




    Today I was speaking to my sister about some of my dreams, funnily enough the dreams are so closely within reach I can almost feel it at times.




    What dreams do I speak of? Those dreams we have of living a life in which peace prevails through our continued practise of the islamic teachings.

    If you want a more simplified and clearcut example then allow me:


    My dream, soon, is to have a humble home of not more bedrooms then I require in which there is no television set, there are no sofa's, no beds but rather sheets to sit upon and futons to sleep upon. A home where there are no dining tables, and where the food is only that which satiates the stomach and stays within the command of taking care of the body Allah has entrusted us with.



    I sincerely believe that living like this, whilst praying five times a day and reading Quran will lead me towards jannah. InshAllaah.




    But I ask you brothers and sisters, because I know I have struggled to hold on and persevere with my Islaam! I ask, DO YOU STILL HOLD ON TO THOSE YEAR OLD ASPIRATIONS?
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    Wa Alekum Asalam

    Indeed it is what I aspire for too, to live for Allah and not for life, truly it is a life like no other, inshallah that dream will become reality very soon. Let us all cling to this dream and so shall we all go to Jannah inshallah.

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    Aslaamu`Alaaykum

    That example was wonderful , no worldy stuff with you shall certainly by the will of Allaah lead one to Jannah inshaAllaah.

    How wonderful it is to please Allaah and do that is for his pleasure only!

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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    i hold onto the aspiration that i will get married one day,. You might think everyone gets married, so its not such a aspiration

    but for me i have many obstacles in front of me , I hope Inshallah if Allah swt blesses me, i will be grateful
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    format_quote Originally Posted by nightstar View Post
    i hold onto the aspiration that i will get married one day,. You might think everyone gets married, so its not such a aspiration

    but for me i have many obstacles in front of me , I hope Inshallah if Allah swt blesses me, i will be grateful
    Asalamu Alekum

    Inshallah brother, I wish to marry too but have obstacles in front of me as well, but never lose hope and be patient and put your faith in Allah subhanah wa Taalah.
    May Allah aid you and all muslims in this and other things inshallah, ameen
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    As long as our aspirations are halal, of benefit and help us from straying from the Sirat Mustaqeem we should hold on to them with a tenacity so tight, they can not be pulled from us by any earthly events.
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    format_quote Originally Posted by Woodrow View Post


    As long as our aspirations are halal, of benefit and help us from straying from the Sirat Mustaqeem we should hold on to them with a tenacity so tight, they can not be pulled from us by any earthly events.
    but there are times when it is so easy to loosen the grip my uncle.
    may Allah help us.






    lol nightstar, inshAllah keep your mind focussed on establishing yourself as a muslim man, and inshAllah you will be given a wife whom you can take care of
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    format_quote Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim View Post
    but there are times when it is so easy to loosen the grip my uncle.
    may Allah help us.






    lol nightstar, inshAllah keep your mind focussed on establishing yourself as a muslim man, and inshAllah you will be given a wife whom you can take care of


    When we feel our grip on our aspirations is slipping, that is the time to use super glue, which can only come from sincere Du'as begging for the strength to hold tight and the wisdom to keep our aspirations always for the intent of pleasing Allaah(swt)

    One of the fastest distractions of good aspirations is when our goal and intent becomes that of self gain or pleasure/satisfaction. While pleasure and satisfaction will come as a result of reaching our aspirations, those should not be the primary reason for having them.
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    it takes more then that to lead one to jannah as many hadiths have pointed out. there will be trials probably hardships, you will be tested. this is to test your faith and patience in Allah if you are sincere but your life which you have described for yourself is a good start. the prophet (saw) didn't have even a proper bed to sleep in and sometimes go days without food. the prophet (saw) also didnt spend time in the house only.. he attended to other important things like doing as much good deeds as possible.. the prophet (saw) prayed an awful lot too.

    this dunya is not easy at all and actually you made it quite simple for yourself but its not that simple. this world is full of temptations. your imaan has to be very strong rock hard.

    May we all achieve this height of imaan ameen.
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    format_quote Originally Posted by cat eyes View Post
    it takes more then that to lead one to jannah as many hadiths have pointed out. there will be trials probably hardships, you will be tested. this is to test your faith and patience in Allah if you are sincere but your life which you have described for yourself is a good start. the prophet (saw) didn't have even a proper bed to sleep in and sometimes go days without food. the prophet (saw) also didnt spend time in the house only.. he attended to other important things like doing as much good deeds as possible.. the prophet (saw) prayed an awful lot too.

    this dunya is not easy at all and actually you made it quite simple for yourself but its not that simple. this world is full of temptations. your imaan has to be very strong rock hard.

    May we all achieve this height of imaan ameen.













    the way i disagree is comical

    because i really really do disagree



    i have a very simplistic idea... that Allah guides the simple who live simply for his pleasure without indulging in haram.

    I honestly believe, if I can adhere to my aspiration, then I will be forever in Allahs guidance, and he'll illuminate AND MAKE EASY for me the rest


    for now the hard part is, getting there, to that simple idealistic aspiration



    I may sound like a ridiculous fool but honestly... whenever I imagine living like that, I imagine Allahs pleasure every second of everyday.. and I think what can possibly deter me from Jannah?

    When the tests come, I honestly believe Allah will make them easy

    why? because I wont have any difficulty begging him and sincerely asking him, due to my nature (this is my dream state, I realise that I will always consider myself a sinful unworthy slave, but a brother can hope eh lol)




    the hard part is RIGHT NOW, the present. Can i persevere? or will shaytan destroy me here and now..

    Allah save us
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    assallamualaikum...

    nah...everything has gone. I just do my best for today of course with hope and dreams and then i'll let it go. and lets see what happened after few years huhu
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    format_quote Originally Posted by syilla View Post
    assallamualaikum...

    nah...everything has gone. I just do my best for today of course with hope and dreams and then i'll let it go. and lets see what happened after few years huhu
    I think I am like you. I have learned that any plans I make, God is sure to change them all, so I just worry about the day at hand and let him take care of the future. Sometimes it is just enough to get through each day.
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    ^^^ yes sis...tawakalallahh.... because the things in this world are actually behind us not infront of us
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    format_quote Originally Posted by syilla View Post
    assallamualaikum...

    nah...everything has gone. I just do my best for today of course with hope and dreams and then i'll let it go. and lets see what happened after few years huhu
    aah well

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    Asalamu Alekum

    Well if one wishes something and prays to Allah to give it to him or her with the full faith in one's heart that Allah will surely answer the call, then be sure Allah will answer if He wills or give you what is better inshallah. Nothing changes our destiny except Duaa though there is a non changing destiny set by Allah, but Allah might have written that because you said Duaa you get this or that or because you didn't, you get this or that.
    Allah The Greatest says, "Say Duaa to me and will I answer you"
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    Re: Do you still Hold On to those aspirations?

    brother you must stop this nonsense immediately!

    what you are talking about is rahbaniyat, monasticism

    Then, We sent after them, Our Messengers, and We sent 'Iesa (Jesus) * son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel (Gospel). And We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).
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    going down this path might wreck your iman completely, it wont take you 2 jannah. this is what the jews and christians do (also buddhists). the true deen is to live the life Allah swt has ordained for you within islamic limits and make use of the provision you have. i know your intentions are good and you desire to draw close to Allah, but when we fix our iman good deeds come naturally there is no need to break ties with dunya.

    you might think im talking from an extreme perspective, but take my word you are at the doorstep of Bid'a.

    i walked down that path myself without relising what i was doing, luckily Allah swt guided me but i suffered many tests of iman.
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    ^ i will have suits for clothes, a job, a laptop for communication and work purposes. A wife and children. inshAllah

    Still sound like monasticism?
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    format_quote Originally Posted by tango92 View Post
    brother you must stop this nonsense immediately!

    what you are talking about is rahbaniyat, monasticism

    Then, We sent after them, Our Messengers, and We sent 'Iesa (Jesus) * son of Maryam (Mary), and gave him the Injeel (Gospel). And We ordained in the hearts of those who followed him, compassion and mercy. But the Monasticism which they invented for themselves, We did not prescribe for them, but (they sought it) only to please Allah therewith, but that they did not observe it with the right observance. So We gave those among them who believed, their (due) reward, but many of them are Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).
    57:27

    going down this path might wreck your iman completely, it wont take you 2 jannah. this is what the jews and christians do (also buddhists). the true deen is to live the life Allah swt has ordained for you within islamic limits and make use of the provision you have. i know your intentions are good and you desire to draw close to Allah, but when we fix our iman good deeds come naturally there is no need to break ties with dunya.

    you might think im talking from an extreme perspective, but take my word you are at the doorstep of Bid'a.

    i walked down that path myself without relising what i was doing, luckily Allah swt guided me but i suffered many tests of iman.
    bro i think you misunderstood his post.. i don't think he was talking about just leaving everything completely like such as marriage and having kids.
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    There is much to be said for living a simple life. I can see numerous advantages. I live a very simple life and thinking over it there may be more things I can do without.

    Believe it or not it really is better to have no more than what you need than have too much. When you have little you will use all, not waste anything and cherish what you have. When you have too much you appreciate none of it and spend too much time and energy caring for it only to loose ALL of it eventually.
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    ^I agree totally
    MashaAllaah the Prophet Sallahu alaayhi wa salam had a simple life also.

    SubhaanAllaah since he is our rolemodel we should try atleast be like him in some way.
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