As salamu aleycum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
My blog shall serve “The ultimate purpose” for me and for everyone else bi’ithnillah, which is seeking ‘ilm as much as possible and gaining nearness to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. From the depths of ignorance towards the wisdom of siratul mustaqeem my life has been a steady walk from the Qadr of Allah to the Qadr of Allah. 🙂 As the saying goes no one becomes truly a Muslim without knowing the meaning of Islam, because one becomes a Muslim not through birth but through knowledge.
Say, “Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector.” And upon Allah let the believers rely. [Surah 9-At-Tawba:Verse 51]
‘Ilm in the life of a muslim is of great significance for the very first verse revealed to our beloved prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) began with “IQRA” which means “to read”.
“Read! In the Name of your Lord Who has created (all that exists). He has created man from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood). Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous. Who has taught (the writing) by the pen. He has taught man that which he knew not” [Surah 96-Al-Alaq:Verses 1-5]
What is the other reason for blogging?? To help and inspire self and fellow muslims and, for Jannatul Firdous. Since we are on the case of Jannah – Im reminded of what Ali[radi Allahu anhu] said- “Your souls are precious and can only be equal to the price of Paradise, therefore sell them only at that price”. He also happens to be my favorite Sahaba when it comes to admonishing – he had an impeccable talent of expressing the hardest of queries in the most concise way. And for sure striving and acting upon knowledge in this world will result in paradise as our final aboard, inshaAllah! 😀
“When a man dies, all his deeds come to an end except for three – an ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge or a righteous son who will pray for him.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1631)
3rd Reason?? 💡 For constant vigilance (Do I see Harry Potter Fans nodding and smiling?) 😉 towards what needs to be done apart from ilm in this life/duniya to attain Jannatul firdous and be worthy of gaining Allah’s mercy and pleasure , the path of ‘ilm followed by actions in accordance with it, will most definitely be my key to the eternal success.
“All humans are dead except those who have knowledge. And all those who have knowledge are asleep, except those who do good deeds. And those who do good deeds are deceived, except those who are sincere. And those who are sincere are always in a state of worry.” [Imam Shaf’i]
“Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allaah will make a path to Paradise easy for him.” [Al-Bukhari]
“Acquire knowledge, because he who acquires it in the way of the Lord performs an act of piety ; who speaks of it, praises the Lord ; who seeks it, adores God ; who dispenses instruction in it, bestows alms ; and who imparts it to its fitting objects, performs an act of devotion to God. Knowledge enables its possessor to distinguish what is forbidden from what is not ; it lights the way to Heaven ; it is our friend in the desert, our society in solitude, our companion when bereft of friends ; it guides us to happiness ; it sustains us in misery ; it is our ornament in the company of friends ; it serves as an amour against our enemies. With knowledge, the obedient servant of God rises to the heights of goodness and to a noble position, associates with sovereigns in this world, and attains to the perfection of happiness in the next.”
I humbly, with all the toil and sweat that might be required begin the quest and pursue ‘ilm in accordance with lbn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah’s [may Allaah have mercy upon him] 6 steps towards gaining deen ul islam – inshaAllahul azeez, ameen.
1-Asking questions in a good manner.
2-Remaining quiet and listening attentively.
6- And it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.”
“Indeed, Allaah conferred a great favour on the believers when He sent among them a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, reciting unto them His Verses (the Quran), and purifying them (from sins by their following him), and instructing them (in) the Book (the Quran) and Al-Hikmah [the wisdom and the Sunnah of the Prophet (i.e. his legal ways, statements and acts of worship)], while before that they had been in manifest error” [Surah-Al-Imran:Verse 164]
I hope we can place our deen in our lives with the right intention in the most beautiful, righteous and consistent manner which is acceptable and pleasing to Allah subhanahuwa ta’ala.
How often it is that a small action is made great by its intention, and a great action is made small by its intention. [Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak]
In preparation for the hereafter.
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