Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bismillah | Take the good and leave the bad


We learned the 'hadith of mercy' from the venerable Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi that we should be merciful to people so that the Lord will have mercy on us. 

Some people have requested that we keep this space open in Ramadhan this year and drop our plan to make it private. It was deeply touching to read the sincere appeals coming from some very humble hearts mashaAllah. May Allah forgive me for it was not intended out of pride. I was a little hurt that's all.

"I" and "we" are being used interchangeably here that's because "I" is not advisable for adab sake. And "we" is often more suitable because the sharing here come not from just one person. This is a shared conduit. But sometimes what is being said does not represent or reflect the holy names which appear on this page. Surely the bad ones come from this weak servant alone. May Allah the All-Merciful grant His mercy.

Out of gratitude to the Lord for this opportunity and for the sake of the visitors as recorded below (though insignificant by comparison) let's just stay open, bismillah. Please just take the good and leave the bad, in the name of Allah.

We quote a saying of Dhun Nun al-Misri:
"Sincere devotion (ikhlas) does not become complete 
unless it is tested by truthfulness (sidq), 
and practiced with patience (sabr).
Nor does truthfulness (sidq) becomes complete
unless it is pursued with sincere devotion (ikhlas)
and practiced with constant perseverance (mudawama)."

Thank you for visiting!
Ramadhan Kareem!

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