Stay Connected

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon You

So with Ramadhaan well and truly behind us I think it’s time for a bit of a review and ask ourselves a couple of questions…..

Have we found that we are reverting to where we were before Ramadhaan with nothing but worries of the world, money and work being at the forefront of our thoughts?

What about that connection we have built with Allah (SWT)?

Is that slowly being withered away, just as the leaves wither away in the winter?

Why is it that after all our efforts in Ramadhaan we go back to square one (missing Salaat, backbiting, swearing, zina, music, increase in smoking, decrease in Qur’an, overeating, overlooking sunnat/nawafil acts, refraining from the doubtful etc)?

Ideally, our lives during Ramadhaan and outside Ramadhaan should be the same.  The connection we have with our Creator should be renewed, our ‘talk plan’ upgraded and our signal to Allah be at its strongest no matter what network we use…..

Below I give two examples to help connect us to the best network provider:

  1. There is a millionaire who has a son. His son requires a pair of trainers so he goes to a beggar on the street asking him for some money. When his father finds out about this event, how will he feel? Sad, embarrassed, angry?  In exactly the same way, Allah (SWT) is the ‘millionaire’ or Ghani (enricher, free of need, who fulfils the needs of others) of all the worlds and Allah is the one who can make the difficult, easy and the easy, difficult.  Therefore, if we first turn to Him for ALL of our needs, then not only will He be pleased with us, but insha-Allah (with the Will of Allah) we will be granted that thing too.  But if we turn to other means first without resorting to Allah, then in actual fact we will be turning to the ‘beggar’ who has nothing instead of Allah, the Ghani who has everything.  So next time let us turn to Allah (SWT) through Salaat, supplication and through following the Qur’an and Sunnah before we turn to the means of this world.
  2. Our relationship with Allah should be like that of a small child and its mother. When the child has a need it cries ‘mother, mother’.  Whether the child is sad or happy it cries ‘mother, mother’ -  even when the mother gets angry at the child, it still cries ‘mother, mother’. Therefore, when in need, in a state of sadness or happiness and even when a calamity befalls us, the lesson of Islam is that we call and cry out to Allah, the Most Merciful, the Provider of all needs.

May Allah give us the Taufiq (Divine Will) to utilise the resources at our disposal in the community and to build a strong connection with Allah.

Insha-Allah if our link with the Lord is firmly established and if we connect directly to Allah, then like the Red Telephone hotline, all we will have to do is raise our hands and the Decision-Maker in the heavens will make things happen here for us on earth.

Ma’as-salaam – With Peace

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3 Responses to “Stay Connected”

  1. Masha-Allah (whatever Allah Wills) another excellent and thought provoking post from Hafiz Shoyab –

    One thing which also crosses my mind is how much better we would all be off if we held a connection with our Lord as strong as our connection to the Internet!

  2. SLAMU ALIKUM,
    I JUST WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT THAT SLIDE THAT MV.SLIM PRESENTED AT ZAKRIYA MOSQUE DEWSBURY REGARDIN ABOUT ZAKAT CALCULATION.
    BASICLY LIKE TO KNOW THAT IF I AM PAYING MORTGAGE DO I HV TO TAKE WHOLE YEAR PAYMENT SUBTRAC FROM MY TOTAL PAYEBAL AMOUNT OF MY ZAKAT.
    JAJAKLAH

  3. Brother Muhammad

    Please go to http://www.masjidhidayah.co.uk for the slides to the seminar given by Molvi Ilyas.

    If u email us at hidayahblog@gmail.com and give me a few more of your details, I can ask the Moulana and get an answer for you.

    Jazakallah.

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