Are we Really Pleased?

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,

Once a Sahabi said:

رضيت بالله ربا وبالاسلام دينا وبمحمد نبيا

Radditu billahi Rabban wa bi Islami Deenan Wa bi Muhammadan Nabiyan

‘I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, and with Islam as a Religion and with Muhammad (SAW) as the Nabi.”

Ofcourse, this Sahabi said the above from the bottom of his heart and infact, we should all have this one line firm in the veins of our body as we are Muslims, and we should be pleased with being one but if we look around today, first at ourselves, then can we really say that we are pleased with Allah as our Lord, with Islam as our religon and with muhammad (S) as the Last and Final Prophet?

We continue to disobey Allah, we forget that we are His servants, we forget the sacrifices that Muhammad (S) made for us, we forget the times when he bled, once from head to toe, we forget the times when he was abused by the Kuffaar, we forget the beauty of Islam and that it is a way of life, the religion of peace. We forget about the many blessings Allah has bestowed on us. Are we worthy enough to be called His servants?

We need to thank Allah more, we need to be more grateful, and we need to continue our salutation on Nabi (S) to show that we are pleased with Allah as our Lord, with Islam as our religon and with Muhammad (S) as the final Messenger.

May Allah Ta’ala give us the tawfeeq to act upon what has been said, and May He send salutations on Nabiyyil Ummiyyi Muhammad (S).

Please rememeber me in your duas.


Are we prepared?

I woke up this morning to see the sun was beaming in through my window. Seeing as it is also a really relaxing and refreshing walk through the park as part of my journey to work, I decided to walk it there today. A huge plus point is that I also get to have more time in the company of Shaykh Juhani’s Qur’an tilawat.

At work, about mid way through the morning the thunderstorms started. Ooops, I think to myself, ‘I don’t have my jacket, but at least I have my portable umbrella.’ I recall how only the day before I had checked the weather forecast online which predicted rain storms for the whole of the following day and beyond. I feel a little silly now that I didn’t remember this and at least bring my jacket, if not the big umbrella.

By now you’re probably thinking what a daft so and so Ahmed is, and quite rightly so as well. Put yourselves in my shoes for a minute though; see how bad it feels you came unprepared? Even though, the weather is only predicted one way or another, you still feel foolish.

Despite the Quran and ahadith reminding us of what we will all certainly have to face we do so little to get ready for it. What then to say of how we will feel on the day of judgement when we will be held to account?

We also know that ‘Every soul shall taste death’ yet we still roam the earth living in blissful ignorance of the fact that death can come to us at any moment. Instead we prepare ourselves arduously to live a dream life and one of luxury in this temporary abode of ours.

May Almighty Allah give me and you the ability to utilise our allocated time on earth for accumulating good deeds and to prepare for the hereafter before death comes to us, Ameen.