Monday, November 8, 2010

Who or what is your god?


Looking forward to 1st Zulhijjah (it's today for Malaysians), I wondered what Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani might have said on the blessed ten days of Zulhijjah. So I browsed 'The Sublime Revelation' (Al-Fath ar-Rabbani). There was no discourse recorded on the 1st of Zulhijjah but there was one address made on the last day of Zul Qa'dah and really what Ghawth al-Azam had said on that day alone is more than enough for us to ponder in the next ten days of Zulhijjah, Subhanallah.

One of the things Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani said was this:
"You are lying even in your ritual prayer (salat) because you say Allahu Akbar [Allah is supremely great] but you are lying, because in your heart you have a god (ilah) other than Him. Whatever you rely on is your god. Everything you fear, or look to in hope, is your god. Your heart is not in harmony with your tongue. Your deeds do not match your words. Say Allahu Akbar a thousand times with your heart and once with your tongue. Do you not feel ashamed of saying La ilaha illaAllah when you have a thousand objects of worship (ma'bud) besides Him? Repent to Allah for everything you are involved in."

Hmm...let's ask ourselves, 'who or what is my god?' and try to answer honestly. May it truly be Allah! No wonder He makes us renew our shahadah at least 9 times in our daily salat. La ilaha illaAllah. There is no god, but Allah.

Credit: Muhtar Holland 


  1. Salam Sister Ezza

    I hope your are in the best of states, ameen to your post. I just wanted to wish you a blessed ten days, and I hope that you are able to make the most of them. Inshallah.



    Oh no, sad news:(