Saturday, April 28, 2012

How do you want to be remembered?



Bismillah.

Our days are numbered, certainly. We have seen people who live among us who have gone to the eternal abode. We know not when our time will come. We have remembered those who have gone before us, we remember them in a good way. We want to be remembered in a good way too. 

We too want to be remembered as one who loves and promotes peace. That we ourselves are considered as peaceful people because we truly uphold and practise Islam as our religion InshaAllah. That we have a good character because we have lived having Prophet Muhammad as our role model for good akhlak. We know not any other leaders other than him and his noble families. May Allah bless them all and keep us with them. Ameen.

We know not any other teachings other than the one the Prophet has taught us about humility, about gratefulness, about patience, about generosity, about good speech, about respect, about loving our brotherhood, oh so many.

And we learned from his blessed descendants about the significance of gathering at majlis 'ilmmajlis zikr and mawlid. May Allah keep our hearts inclined towards such gatherings and may Allah continue to give us the tawfiq to do so.

We want to be remembered as one who uses the dunya for akhirah, who thinks farther than this temporary physical world. We want to be remembered as those who know and acknowledge the Prophet's family and descendants, those who are guided by the good examples they have set. We are motivated by the characters of the Prophet's companions too. Sayyidina Abu Bakar radhiallahu anhu, to name but one. We want to shed tears of love for the Prophet as he did when he hid with him in the cave. We want to work towards attaining plenty of wealth, not to keep but to give away as he did. He who gave away 200 gold dinars for the purpose of constructing Masjid an-Nabawi. SubhanAllah.

What about us? What have we given to the religion? How do we want to be remembered? How do you want to be remembered?


2 comments:

  1. Dear Ezza. Shukran for these beautiful words which I take as a reminder of the purpose of life. May Allah continue to bless you and your loved ones, grant you goodness, and may all your dreams become realised, Inshallah. Please remember me and my family in your duas. Jazakallah Khair. Rashaad

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  2. Salam dear Rashaad,
    Shukran for your dua and kind words. For the respect and love that we have for each other may Allah count us as one of the seven group of people who will be protected on the Day of Resurrection, ameen.
    Kindly mention me in your dua too. Thanks, Ezza

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