are you just puppeteered ? part of dancers generation ?
Subhan’Allah. Just everytime, every single time I stumble upon this it never fails to pinch my heart and bring tears to my eyes.
Let me tell you the whole story of this photo.
This incident happened during the time of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
One day, a man went up to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam and complained about his father who takes everything that he earns. So the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam told the man to go and bring his father to him.
On the man’s way back to get his father, Angel Jibrail Alaihi Salaam came down and told the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam: “when the old man comes, ask him what he was murmuring on his way here.”
So when the old man came, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam asked him: “Is it true what your son has been telling?”
The old man answered: “Ya Rasulullah! Yes it is true, I give it to her aunt that lives alone and no one to take care of…”
The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam then asked: “On your way here, what were you murmuring?”
THEN THAT WAS THE TIME HE UTTERED THESE WORDS ON THE PHOTO. Subhan’Allah!!!
When he finished saying all those words, wallah, as the narration said, Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam’s beard was soaked with tears and couldn’t speak for some time.
After that he grabbed the man on his neck and told him, “Everything that you own belongs to your father.”
Wallah, I never forget this story for it has such deepness, the love of our parents is just amazing, may we all realize this soonest, and not on the time when everything is too late.
We are amazed with the love of our parents for us, then imagine when it is said that Allah Azza Wa Jall loves us more than our parents could ever love us. Allahu’akbar! Al Wadood!
And I pray this story would always bring us back to our feet. No matter how high of a status we will get in this dunya, remember it is from Allah and from the efforts that our parents have given for us.
Yes, go and kiss your parents and thank them, for simply taking care of you all these years.
- Umm Umar Khaled
Tafsir al-Qurtubi, p. 246, V.10
Maariful Qur’an, Usmani, Vol. 4, Surah 17,
Commentary of the Verses 22-25, pages 485-497
My new reflections in my new life
If I feel or if I find someone feel or tell me that:
I love Islam, everything in it, the peacefulness, etc
…then comes the complaint part, can be the prayer times, can be the hijab, can be the relationship between men and women - honor, respect and the misleading on them, can be the giving the best to parents and wife even when they are giving us uncomfortables, can be anything in that “but”
when there is a “but”, anything about justification in logic can fail. Including our logic.
lets take a step back. a step back to the fundamentals, lets reflect:
thousands years ago, Ibrahim said the same thing like us, I love islam.
then came God message to him, little requests, step-by-step, time to time request, from one to three:
1. Leave your family in the dessert alone.
2. Let yourself fall to the glowing fire.
3. Cut your son’s throat.
Now, imagine yourself as him.
If I were him, maybe my first response
1. Come on, I love Islam but I love my family too, why should I leave them alone? in the desert? What is the logic behind it?
2. What? I will let myself die or in suffer? Can You tell me the benefit in it? I am not comfortable in it …
3. God, please, I love You I love Islam and I love my son! I love everything about it except this one … please.
then, here is the reflection:
when Ibrahim loves Islam, He gives himself up entirely, he surrenders. It is a Go ahead.
His faith is a complete faith, no question on why should he obey a request that he thinks its illogical/uncomfortable.
He just gives it up, he submits - whether he gets it or not - whether he understands the logic behind it or not.
It is the complete faith. A Surrender: He understands the larger purpose.
Now, think again.
If we are having a hard time submitting to Allah, then there is still a problem in we in embracing Islam itself - then we are not in complete faith - then do we deserve help from Him?
Do we love Islam then?
Are we willing to surrender now? Let us not think of ourselves that High to Him..we are nothing to Him.
Lecture series from Nouman Ali Khan