Thursday, May 20, 2010

Patience / Sabr

May peace be on you all....
Its my third blog that I'm writing after a long gap but Inshallah when you will read you will understand What patience is and why Islam ask to have patience in every walk of life whether relations, business, social life, and in prayers as well.
Its very Important for the people who take Oath/Bai'yat from any Spiritual Sheikh / Pir.
The word Patience(Sabr) has been used on 90 places in Quran sharif. It means to stop or to hold your self (tongue, eyes, hands ,legs, heart, mind and expressions)while facing problem or during difficult sitution As well as to hold your self from falling in Badhabits and not to bring absurd words/abusive words on your tongue
This word is used on 90 places in qur'an majeed. Where Allah subhanawatallah ask the Believer's to have patience.No where in Quran is mentioned how much reward will be given to the person who have patience. But its sure that reward must be high. Imam ghazzali rehmatullalaiy says" if someone have patience while performing Salah(5 time prayer) 300 levels will be raised for him/her in heaven.
their are 3 types of people if we categorise on the basis of patience :-
1. the first type of people are those who while in problems and difficult wants/needs people's shoulder to cry or sympathy from them.
2. the second category is of those people who gets stress or have tension and loose hopes during difficult time.
3` this category of people are the only one who accepts with patience whatever problem or difficulty comes as from their Lord ALLAH SUBHANA WA TAALA. RAAZI BA RAZAA-E- MAULA.
Now question arises when it is said in Qur'an that ALLAH is Mercifull, Gracious, Forgiver then why he sends Problems and hard time.
To understand better lets take an example that A small baby when he/she plays in mud, soil, sand etc he/she gets dirty and to clean her son or daughter mother gives her bath. Child cry and people says how bad mother is, cruelly giving bath to child but she wants to clean her child not only clean but to apply powder, cream, oil and comb hair . So she actually not simply cleans but give her child an extra motherly touch so as to child will feel special. And its same with Allah TAALA that when we are more in sins he sends problem and difficulty not only to stop us from doing further, but gives us a chance for repentance.

           QUR'AN SAYS

                                                              WALLAHO YUHIBUL SABEREEN.....

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Zikr, fiqr and shukra

May peace be on you!!!
 Its one of my favorite thing and practice that i do. And if i will start elaborating this specific topic will take 4 to 5 hours to wrap up but here I'm writing it in briefest way I can. I also ask people to not to follow but to make it as a daily routine of their to make their problematic schedule and routine a bit easier.I will first describe all the above mention words one after the other.
1.Zikr (chanting/reciting) Its a act where people Chant or recite few specific Words, names, lines or phrases given by their Spiritual mentor or Sheikh/Pir. These words can be from Qur'an, Names of ALLAH, lines from Quran, phrases of great Sufis or from Hadiths (sayings of prophet).
2.Fiqr (Worrying) Its a feel and later it will develop as a normal thing but will have tremendous effect on Your deeds.Because Yout Murshid/Pir/Sheikh will preach you How to be worried for Life after that which will start after the resurrection.
3..Shukra (Gratitude ) it has to be taken as for everything that happens is for a good and noble cause. As ALLAH says in Qur'an- "PERHAPS VERILY YOU HATE A THING AND ITS GOOD FOR YOU". So in every situation their should be thanks giving and love for others.