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Grief of the Heart

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Let not the grief of your heart be the cause of your destruction. Let it be the bridge which brings you closer to Allah. All forms of pain are temporary. Because pain is only for the dunya, which is temporary unlike Jannah which is eternal and no such pain exists within it. –

You must endure pain, in order for a life of bliss in the hereafter. The pain you experience when exerting yourself in patience during any calamity, will be worthwhile when you see the fruits of your efforts in the hereafter. Happiness comes with a price. Jannah comes with a price. –

In this world your heart will always feel unrest, there’s always one concern or another which dwells within your mind, but if you fully entrust your matters to Allah, you will find a sense of peace and relief in doing so. –

Allah knows the wisdom behind the pain of today. Allah knows whether He wishes to elevate your rank through it or expiate your sins through it. So do not be disheartened,  rather consider it a blessing as it pushes you to remember Allah. –

Whilst people are engaged by the amusement of this world, your heart is preoccupied with Allah as a result of this pain. Is it then not a blessing that Allah wants to save your akhirah because you are unable to do it single handedly? –

The people who were once a cause of your happiness, may have become a cause of your grief. But know that just as they disappeared from your life, the pain they left behind will also follow their footsteps. – “Trials and tribulation are like feeling the heat and cold, when one knows that they cannot be avoided, he will not feel anger at their onset, nor will he be distressed or disheartened.”
Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله.

♥For the love of the messenger (saw)

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In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful.

The things we do for the people dear to us, the sacrifices we make for our loved ones, are indeed plenty. In love stories and songs, we hear things like (though exaggerated of course) ‘one will even cross the seven seas, or runaway & leave everything behind etc implying that anything can be done when love exist.

As muslims, we owe this type of love to only Allah (swt) and His messenger (saw), and as the topic implies, we’ll be limiting ourselves here to the prophet (saw).

Allah (swt) says about him (saw):
“It may be that you will kill yourself with grieve that they do not become believers. (26:3). Yes, that is who he was (saw)! He cared too much about
his ummah becoming muslims, in order to protect them from a bad end (hell fire) & its the fruits of His labour that we are enjoying today, with approximately 1.9 billion muslims all over the world, and the freedom to practice islam in almost everywhere
around the globe. See also 31:23, 36:76, 10:65.

On that day of Qiyamah, when everyone will be too occupied with his troubles to be bothered about others, a day when a mother will refuse her helpless child just one good deed of hers! On such a day, the rasulullah (saw) will be on his knees, making sujud to Allah, crying out to Allah to save his ummah.

Anas radi Allahu ‘anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Prophet ﷺ said,
“None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all of mankind.” (Bukhari).

This love of the prophet (saw) manifests in our actions because the more you love a person, the more you do things like him and obeying him becomes natural. Will we claim to love someone and do the exact opposite of what he commands? And Allah (swt) has said:
“And whoever obeys the messenger has indeed obeyed Allah” [4:80]

“Indeed in the messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow” [33:21]

Our love for him (saw) should drive us to do things against our desires, making sacrifices as we do for our parents, children & other people we love. Indeed, our love for him will reach such a level only by going an extra-mile to learn about him; his relationships, his character, his worship of Allah etc. So please let’s try not to regard his actions as just sunnah (something by the way that is not obligatory) but rather as ‘The Sunnah’ (that which is the ultimate).

And as we already know, nothing we do in islam of good will be of waste:
“Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah that is forgotten after my death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who follow him, without it detracting in the least from their reward.” (Tirmidhi- a hasan hadeeth).

May Allah (swt) help us on this mission of ours, ameen.

Recommendations
1. Books of manners by Fu’ad Ibn Abdul Azeez Ash-shulhoob
2. The man they loved (an audio lecture) by Mohammed El-shinawy.