Wednesday, June 08, 2005

This i sthe invocation of a troubled man:
"O Allah, I am a petitioner for Divine Mercy. Do not abandon me even for a moment to any desires. And keep all my affairs in order. There is no God but You."

HADITH OF ABU DAWUD
On the Authority of Abu Bakr

2 Comments:

Blogger dawud al-gharib said...

asSalaam 'aleykum wa RahmatuLlah;

dear brother Yasir:
have you heard of Shaykh abdul-Qadir al-Jilani, rahimuLlah, who said 'don't say to the kufaar "Ya kafir!", because you don't know how [on what] he will die, nor are you assured of how you will die'? that's a point of certainty for me, bro Yasir - I don't know how you, me, [Bush, Sharon, Putin, my Christian family members, etc] will die.

I withdrew from commenting earlier because I wrote too harshly to a sister who didn't deserve it, musulmana didn't say what you just said 'do you love the kafir'?

Those who you love, you mention often - a teaching of many scholars, including I imagine Imam Chishti, rahimuLlah. He didn't hate Hindus (kafirs even?) who came and sang love songs (to the divine, which he understood as Allah) in front of him. He also repudiated false scholars and false teachings, and was firmly in the line of ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jama'at. Negating terrorism is not negating jihad, nor was Omar or Abu Bakr (radhi Allahu anhum) cowards or 'kafir-lovers' (a horrible term) for saying that only civilians were to be fought in any jihad for Allah's sake, nor is the Prophet's Sunnah to be abandoned on the battlefield (as we have abandoned it in the marketplace, homes, and work/schools)... no, it has a duty to be adhered to.

Read Shaykh abdul-Qadir Jilani (Ghunya at-Talibeen, Futuh al-Ghaib, etc) and know that ibn Taymiyyah (who was a scholar and a smarter man than me, and no doubt more sincere - but who nonetheless made mistakes in 'aqidah and judgements (on Imam abu Hanifah, amongst others) and fatwas (concerning killing of civilians in war, he allowed it - though not the extreme that his fanatical adherents or 'muqallids' have taken it to)... and that's what's fair to say.

You can accuse me of loving the kufaar, but I don't try to give them my money, time, or love - except for those whose guidance I pray for, and for whom I desire the good I've found in Islam - you may ask sister Safiyyah (safspace.blogspot.com), sister Risama, & others if you believe I'm not trustworthy or a 'friend of the kufaar'

If you believe it's legitimate to take even one innocent life (or your own, in suicide bombing), then you have 'a different Islam than the one I entered', to quote Hamza Yusuf (or do you consider him 'munafiq', for speaking with Bush? What about the arab leaders, or every single muslim leader/businessman who has deals with America or Israel, through arms/weapons deals, products, financial operations, or just 'means and methods'?)

I spend more time in self-analysis than worrying about the end of every kufaar leader... I just know that those who killed 3000 people didn't do so praying for the Mercy of Allah upon His Creation, as the Prophet (Sal Allahu alayhi wa Salaam) did at Uhud; nor did those who killed 300 children at Beslan consider the pains of the parents of those children [as just as assuredly the Russian generals don't think of the
Chechen childrens' suffering]

yasir & dawud are brothers in Islam, insha Allah

nonetheless, we take guidance from the Qur'an & Sunnah, and not from the kufaar - and those who 'act like (follow) a people are from them', if you know the hadith? Whom do you follow in your approach to life, struggle, and prayer: my dear brother - the best of Creation or the 'lowest of the low'?

and may Allah guide us all.

your brother in Islam (and ahl-us-Sunnah wal-jama'at);
Dawud
www.arrihlah.blogspot.com

6/11/2005 6:09 PM  
Blogger S.G. said...

dear brother in islam! i was home after a week and didnt forget to go through the Hadeeth blog, i needed some reminders.may allah help u ameen.
regards. n please remember me in your prayers.remember? that when a Muslim prays for another Muslim brother/sister in his/her absence when they are not related to each other then the angels pray for the praying person and says ameen on his dua aswell...i am not qouting as it is just the jist of the Hadith...so please remember me in your duas..

6/12/2005 11:56 AM  

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