Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hidden idolatory


Perhaps we should while away the weekend by doing some spiritual spring cleaning - uncover our hidden idols and throw them out.

Jalaluddin Rumi said:
"The Viceroy said. "In olden times the infidels used to bow down and worship idols. In this age of ours we do the same thing. What do we mean by considering ourselves Muslims when we bow and scrape to the Mongols and when we have so many other 'idols' within ourselves, idols of greed, passion, rancor, and envy? Inasmuch as we are obedient to all of these, we do both externally and internally the same as the infidels and yet consider ourselves Muslims!"

And despite this, we wear an arrogant attitude, we feel we are holier than others, we look at other people and make all sorts of judgments: Oh, he is a kaffir; Oh, he is a convert; Oh, he does not look pious enough; Oh, her scarf is not proper and so on and so forth.

O son, our business is not external. Our business is an internal affair, that is to look inwardly and get rid of all our hidden idols - pride, selfishness, obsession, laziness, self-righteousness, anger, name it. May Allah help us purify ourselves. We know He loves all who put effort in purifying themselves.



  1. Assalamu'alaykum ya oukhti, I'm Nadia :) If you remember me.
    I love this entry. I hope you don't mind if I share some of your entries in Facebook. Allah youbaarik feek :) xoxo

  2. Wa'alaykumsalam warahmatullah,
    Dear Nadia,
    Of course I remember you sweetie : )
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