A more profound life. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness or the pursuit of Jennah, life & liberty.

بسم الله الرحمان الرحيم و صلاوة و صلاوة و سلٌم علي محمد و علي آله و اصحابه و زواجه و.من.تبع الهدى الي اليوم الدين و بعد

The phrase, “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” has been used by many writers since the founding of the United States. Unknown to most, however, i  the original phrase which is,  “life, liberty & the pursuit of wealth.”

This clearly illustrates the true goal of the American goal of the United States and it’s citizens. Therefore, in the American theme we see that happiness will ostensibly spring from the collection of material wealth.

Since the beginning of the American experiment this has been the ideological force pushing the  government in a direction distasteful to most of those who reside here. 

The antithesis to this goal is the goal Islam gives humanity, that being Jennah it the Paradise of the afterlife. Hence, the  Muslim acting toward this  goal will spend his or her time spending their wealth to please Allah. They should forsake the  luxuries of life to gain the luxury of the next one. 

As a prisoner in of the location of my birth place I have to say in shame that I have spent much of my time in Islam seeking the dunya. I have spent more time then necessary seeking it’s provisions seeking the fine balance that does not exist.

In the study of the seerah and biographies of the companions it is plan that Allah graces those who strive for His pleasure with a life of ease. For true comfort is in the heart only. In striving for the highest goal Allah blessed them with this dunya’s riches and when they received it they either turned away or sought to utilize it as a means to Him صبحان و تعلى.

Knowledge of this fact, of this scientificly provable equation doesn’t change us to act on it until we feel it as much as we feel the need to breathe when choked, to eat when hungry, to either fight or flee when confronted with danger.

Thus the question becomes how does one inculcate this emotional state? This question has eluded me since I first began to feel the hadith of the Prophet, صلى الله عليه و سلٌم, is reported to have said that imaan (faith but imaan is deeper then the word faith) increases and decreases.

Therefore I will now speak openly in order to express where I feel I made an error that began to weaken my resolve to act on my beliefs. This is to warn those of you, my dear readers, whose Imaan is bringing them to act on more than just the obligations of the Shariah. 

In my college years the sacred month of Ramadan was in the fall. And so toward the end of the semester in the month of Ramadan I had to take a state exam. I sadly bought in to the wasassa (whispers) of shaytan. Convinced that I should break my fast so I could concentrate on the test. I never made that day up and the shaytan had his opening و اعوذ بالله من شره واستعين الله للنصر 

So I supplicate to Allah to protect you all from such whispers and that He refortify our hearts that we can make the proper expiation for our mistakes, impulsive sins and sinful schemes.
Ameen ameen ameen

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Seek forgiveness. كاِسْتَغْغِرُ اَللَّه من كل خطياءك و إثمك و ذنبك

بِسْمـِ أَللَّه الرحمان الرحيم و صلوة و سلم علي سيدنا و حبيبنا و رسول الله و علي آهله و اشحابه و منتبعه الي يوم الدين اما بعد

حَدَّثَنَا  يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، وَقُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، وَأَبُو الرَّبِيعِ  الْعَتَكِيُّ، جَمِيعًا عَنْ حَمَّادٍ،  قَالَ يَحْيَى أَخْبَرَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ، عَنْ ثَابِتٍ، عَنْ  أَبِي بُرْدَةَ، عَنِ الأَغَرِّ الْمُزَنِيِّ، – وَكَانَتْ لَهُ  صُحْبَةٌ – أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ إِنَّهُ لَيُغَانُ عَلَى قَلْبِي وَإِنِّي لأَسْتَغْفِرُ  اللَّهَ فِي الْيَوْمِ مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ ‏”‏ ‏.‏
Al-Agharr al-Muzani, who was one amongst the Companions (of the Holy Prophet) reported that Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said:  There is (at times) some sort of shade upon my  heart, and I seek forgiveness from Allah a hundred times a day.

Reference : Sahih Muslim 2702 a
In-book reference : Book 48, Hadith 52
 
        From the tradition related above we see the need for diligently seeking Allah’s forgiveness from Allah.

My only way to Jannah

Allah has promised those who fight in his cause with there wealth and lives Paradise.

 A Paradise that no eye has seen and no ear has heard and no heart has conceived.

I want that.

I don’t want to see the fire prepared for the sinner, the kafir, the oppressor, The tyrant; a fire that has burned until it’s flames went from red to yellow to white to black. Whose inhabitants has skin twenty-some-odd arm lengths thick.
Yet I have been weak since I first bore witness to the fact that their is nothing worthy of worship except the Creator of the Worlds, Allah, who is far from all imperfection.
I maybe, perhaps, foolish for writing this publicly, yet, I hear Hell calling me, I smell, faintly, my flesh roasting, until I strive & struggle with my person and wealth to make the Word of Allah & the Shariah (which from my research means in the classical Arabic ‘a road that leads to water, so it quenches the thirst of the human soul for internal and external justice, not Amerikkkan Criminal just-us) which is the law he has prescribed for our salvation, in both personal and public lives.
I need help however. Just as Allah says in the Qur’aan, I need to be amongst the truthful, and those who are repentant, those who think, those who are patient, those who are the vanguard, of the ummah and themselves and their families, and their own minds.
This is my crying in the wilderness, my cry for help. If anyone out their can help me to achieve Jannah by the path available to me please do so. And please don’t think that I have despaired from the Mercy & Forgiveness of Allah, it’s just that I understand the need for deep and meaningful action. Yet I found myself trapped in a rutine, in a rut as my mom would say.