Saturday, July 19, 2014

Done deal | Allah Al-Afuw


Sometimes a lil setback or a letdown can be good for us. Allah teaches in wondrous ways. There is still hope for as long as the heart is not hardened, as long as the heart is soft enough to listen and respond to good whisperings and heed words of guidance, be it angelical or khatir Rabbani.

Of course all things good are from Allah. Whatever seemingly good things we do are not from ourselves, it's all from Allah. It's all due to tawfiq from Allah. We can do nothing without His tawfiq. Especially in these trying times we live in, we may find ourselves obedient during the early part of the day but towards the evening we might not be anymore. Everyday is a struggle.

Thought I share this quote received via sms.
"When Allah Almighty forgives us, the ground we sinned upon is made to forget, and the angel that recorded that sin is made to forget." - Shaykh Sajid Omar

It carries an important lesson. That we should not be telling people about our sins for indeed God might have forgiven us. It's a done deal for Him the Almighty, the angels, the grounds and all other witnesses, so what need is there for us to recount and tell people "I used to do this, I used to do that..." And worse still the person with whom we share our not so good deeds are likely to remember it for the longest time and might mention it to someone else or use it against us. Why? Because people like gossips, people like juicy stuffs. People rejoice in knowing "that fella is worse than me."

This feverish writer chanced upon this hadith narrated by Ibn Majah and it puts a smile on her face.
"Mention of fever was made in the presence of Rasulullah salallah alaihi wasalam and a man cursed it. The Prophet salallah alaihi wasalam said: Do not curse it for it erases sins as fire removes filth from iron."

So let's not be too bothered if we are down with a little flu. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is Most Generous, there's mercy beneath every circumstances - big or small. Even sadness. An even bigger mercy is hidden in these last ten days of Ramadan.

Allahumma innaka 'affuwun 
tuhibbul 'afwa
fa' fu 'anni

"O Allah, Verily You are Most Forgiving
and love to forgive,
so forgive me."

Ramadan Kareem!

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