LOOKING AFTER OUR HEART IS WEARY INDEED

To look after our heart is weary indeed
Even when we are cautious
When people praise us, our heart blooms like a flower
When people look down on us, it is painful like we are being poked or stabbed with a dagger
When we do good deeds
We feel excited and very eager to share the stories
We feel depressed when the stories are not shared
There is glamour
There is name
O, how unfortunate if the stories are not shared
While giving a speech, we notice the audience nodding their heads
“I am quite good actually!” the heart whispered
When seeing someone else with special abilities
Ouch! It feels like swallowing a bitter fruit
The heart wrinkles extending to the face
Or the face turns sour like vinegar
When seeing friends with weaknesses
The heart feels excited to gossip or ridicule
Ouch! It is very difficult to look after our hearts
Ouch! Where is sincerity
And yet, God’s view is at our hearts

O ALLAH, WE HAVE FAITH IN YOU

O Allah, we have faith in You
At times when we turn away from You, please remind us
When we are kneeling before You, please put sincerity in our hearts
So that our worship will gain Your acceptance
At times when we are under trials and tribulations, please strengthen our souls
So that we are calm and composed while undergoing the tests
So that we do not sacrifice our own faith
During those moments when we are in comfort
Do not make us turn away from You, so that we feel grateful
Please instill in our hearts feelings of love and fear for You
So that we do not love and fear anything else but You
Please make us joyful by remembering You
You are what we need most
Please do not leave us
You are our life and death
Please guide us always
So that our life and death,
we will receive Your redha or acceptance

MIRACLES WITHIN A HUMAN BODY


I seek protection with Allah from the condemned syaitan.

In the name of Allah the Most Compasionate Most Merciful.
Wa ash-hadu an Laa ilaaha ill-Alláh, wahdahoo laa shareeka lah, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan‘abduhoo warasooluh”

Praise be to Allah, the Compassionate, Who made known the Qur’an, Who created man, and taught him utterance.
We praise Him and we seek help from Him. We ask forgiveness from Him. We repent to Him; and we seek refuge in Him from our own evil and bad deeds. Anyone who is guided by Allah, he is indeed guided; and anyone who has been left astray, will find no one to guide him. May peace and blessings be upon the noblest of prophets, Muhammad SAW, who was sent to be a mercy for mankind.
I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, the Only One without any partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad, SAW, is His servant, and His messenger.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

Awwalam yaral insanu annaa kholaqnahu min nutfatin faizaa huwa khosimum mubin

” Is man, then not aware that it is We who create him out of mere drop of sperm whereupon, lo! he showed him – self endowed with power to think and argue.” ( Yasin : 77 )

Fal yanzuril insanu min khuliqa

”Let man, then observe from what he has been created.” ( At Thoriq : 5 )

Wafi amfusikum afala tubsirun

” Just as there are signs within yourselves, can you not then, see?”

Dear members of congregation,
Today, please let all of us seek and see the miracles which Allah has bestowed within ourselves. Within your body, Allah has filled it up with miracles.
If you observe closely and if your soul is alive, also if your mind is playing its role, you will certainly realize that within yourself, it is full of miracles and wisdom. In fact within you, physically and spiritually, it is the source of all things. It the source of wealth both for this world and Hereafter.
With various parts of your body, they are the source of knowledge and experience. They are also the source of enjoyment and happiness, the source of wealth in this world in material form and in physical progress. Your physical and spiritual body are also the source of iman and taqwa which will bring wealth in Hereafter.

Your body is the source for you to know God, the Creator of the universe and your own self. Your body is the source of all goodness in this world and Hereafter.

Within you is a source for research. At your body, there are verses from verses of Allah. Here you can see the power and wishes of Allah Taala. You can see His Greatness and His governance. You can feel His knowledge.

Within you, you can feel God’s grace and pleasures. If you realize all the things mentioned above, ouch! You will be really embarrassed with God, you will really feel lowly about your own self. You feel eternally grateful, you will have love and fear towards Him. You will be conscious of God, your feelings for God may never be forgotten. Wherever you go, you feel that you are a mere humble servant who truly needs God’s protection.

Ya Ay-yuhal-latheena ‘aamanut taqul-laaha, wa qooloo qawlan sadeedaa. Yuslih-lakum a’maalakum wayaghfir lakum thunoobakum, wamay yu-til-laaha warasoolah, faqad faaza fawzan atheemaa.”

O You who believe, – Be aware of Allah, and speak a straightforward word. He will forgive your sins and repair your deeds. And whoever takes Allah and His Prophet as a guide, has already achieved a mighty victory.

Man first created from clay and that his seed was made from a drop of despised fluid.

That he was created from a handful that Allah collected from all parts of the earth, so that it contains the good and the evil, the easy going and the intolerant, the liberal and the miserly. It was Jibreel who took this handful, then it as fermented until it turned to mud, then Allah fashioned man as He deemed fit. Then He breathed into him o His spirit, so that he was a human of flesh and blood, talking and reasoning…Later on Allah had His angles prostrate themselves before man, and taught him names of everything.

That he was blessed with intellect, knowledge, understanding, eloquence and speech.

That he was privileged with the quality of modesty.

That he was privileged with the two means of expression, the oral and the written.

That he was endowed by Allah with the power of acquiring knowledge by several means

That he was distinguished with certain motives and impulses that serve to accomplish what is good for man.

That man was distinguished with strength, desire and will.

That Allah’s commandments are to be permanently observed until the day the man meets His our Lord

That man was not created without purpose.

That man is distinguished from the other creatures in appearance and shape.

That man is an indivisible whole: composite of soul, mind and body


Have we ever spared a little moment in our lifetime to ponder over this reality?

Before a grain of cooked rice appear before us, the entire machinery of God’s government use up their energy to produce the rice. If we do realize this, we will not have the heart to degrade even a single grain of rice.

Let’s us follow the journey of a single grain of rice which is God’s creation, until it becomes a grain of cooked rice. The farmers or the farm workers spread the millions of padi seedlings in their nursery, the padi seedlings which have already existed hundreds of centuries ago, it has not yet gone through extinction. On which day and on which date this seedling was sent down to earth, only the Creator knows. Every single day the farmer, the farm workers who are mostly poor, water and look after their seedlings.

In fact behind this , under Allah’s command, the angels are the ones who protect and take care of the growth of these plants, which is a fortune from God for human beings. God commands the roots of padi plants… Move along!!..Creep along!!.. Break them down!!.. The gravels of soil in My earth turn into fine granules. The mineral molecules and water creature… OBEY as commanded, with ABSOLUTE LOYALTY in service, flowing through earth, seeping through the roots without any questions asked.

The MIRACULOUS sun, which has never shut off its light, ever since it was created, emits its sunshine over the green leaves, for the sake of photosynthesis the invisible oxygen molecules in the air, are also being drawn in by the green creatures for its respiratory process. Time which is God’s creation, then allows the padi fruits to ripen, to be reaped as its harvest.

Thousands of farmers or workers who manage the machines used in the fields, in the factories, the staff handling the logistics for transport, the warehouse, the supermarkets, the retailers, all of them are God’s creatures who helped to deliver even a single grain of rice to us. Have we, as Allah’s servants, ever ponder over a scoop of rice on our plate, where does it come from, who planted the seeds into the earth…and so on and so forth?

Whenever there is food spread before us, we should feel humble, being thankful towards God, recite a du’a for all the farmers, fishermen, vegetable growers, the shopkeepers, the cooks and everyone who helped to provide this pleasures to us.

How Most Kind Allah is to us. Indeed, no matter how wealthy a human being is, he is incapable of living alone by himself.

SUNNATULLAH @ ALLAH’S LAW IN FORCE

Night and day are in succession constantly
Morning and evening come and go
This is Sunnatullah, Allah’s law in force in this world
No one is able to hold and prevent
This is Allah’s power and His ability
So that humans feel concern and be conscious
So that humans fear Him
In fact human beings need God
Difficulty and comfort are also in succession
Sickness and health are similar too
Pleasure and pain come and go
Human beings should learn from all these events

After Fajar
25-9-1999

THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT

Be prepared for the day
when everyone thinks for himself
No one to help defend
Each person becomes his own defense lawyer
All the witnesses whether good or bad
are his own parts of the body
At that moment his mouth is locked
Eyes, hands, and feet will reveal their stories
Nothing will be left untouched
Nothing will be hidden
Everything will be exposed even a single speck of dust
Time spent in this world
All actions, words and heart feelings are recorded
All notes taken will be filed
During the court session in front of Rabbul Jalil, all will be revealed
All of our work that we have forgotten will be remembered again
Everything will be screened on God’s tv in front of us
Where can we run to?
There is no where to hide
Everyone will look through their good and bad deeds
After that Allah Taala the Fairest Judge will make His decision
Some go to Paradise some go to Hell
Everyone will be satisfied, including the ones who are imprisoned in Hell

SOCIAL ETHICS IN ISLAM

Let other people gossip about us instead of us doing the gossip.
Let other people slander instead of us doing the slander
Let other people be cruel to us, we simply forgive them.
Let other people ridicule us, we pray for them to see the light
Speak of something beneficial otherwise we better stay quiet
Remember other people good deeds, lets forget our own good deeds
Repay other people’s kindness, forget our own good deeds
Repay other people’s good deeds, forget their misdeeds
How good it is when we repay misdeeds with good deeds
O dear brothers and sisters, these are guidance for us
Make it as guidance in our social interactions
Crisis will not last long, animosity will not be prolonged
These are guidance for peace and harmony
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Islam providing guidance
For the safety of His servants in this world
Not available in other religions or any ideologies
Only in the true Islam
Thus, these are parts of ethics in social interactions
Let us together put them into practice seriously
Even when it feels heavy and tiring
The benefits are plentiful both in this world and hereafter

ARE YOU A REAL FIGHTER?

Are you a real true fighter?

You want to be a fighter, but you’re unable to face life trials,
You want to be a fighter, but you get spoiled by praises,
You want to be fighter, but you don’t fully accept leadership,

You want to be a fighter, but you’re not a very loyal friend,
You want to be a fighter, but you’re unwilling to sacrifice,
You want to be a fighter, but you wish to be a leader,
You want to be a fighter, but you’re ashamed to be a follower,

You want to be a fighter, but you don’t compromise,
You want to be a fighter, but you don’t want to accept challenges,
You want to be a fighter, but you’re not willing to sacrifice your health and rest,
You want to be a fighter, but you unable to face life trials,

You want to be a fighter, but you can’t bear your wife’s whims,
You want to be a fighter, but your marriage is a mess,
You want to be a fighter, but you don’t try to improve yourself,

You want to be a fighter, but you neglect your self discipline,
You want to be a fighter, but you take your promises lightly,
You want to be a fighter, but you neglect on love and care,
You want to be a fighter, but you neglect your guests,

You want to be a fighter, but you forget your wife and children,
You want to be a fighter, but you leave behind the knowledge of fighting,
You want to be a fighter, but you are harsh and violent,

You want to be a fighter, but you don’t align your thoughts,
You want to be a fighter, but you neglect in your remembrance of Allah,
You want to be a fighter, but you forget your faith and piety,

So actually what is it that you want to fight for??

COME TO ME, O MY SERVANTS

 

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Come to Me
O My servants!
Return to Me as soon as possible
I will still accept you, do trust Me
You are My servant, My creation
Being weak and careless is your nature
I want you to admit your weakness
Every time you are guilty, please come to Me
Confess your guilt, and cry before Me
As a sign of never ending remorse
Be aware,  O My servant
The grieving from the people who have sinned
Is what I love, more than My love from the prayers of the Auliya’s
Do not put off any more
No one is not guilty
You are a servant
I love people who admit that they are guilty
I  love those who are in repentance
O My servants !
Seek forgiveness from Me
I will still accept you
Am  I not your God ?
My love to you
Is beyond  the love of a mother to her child
This is Allah’s desire
To His  servants
As explained from Al Quran and As Sunnah

DO CONTINUALLY REFLECT INTO OUR HEARTS

Do continually reflect into our hearts
Because it is a source of good and evil
A receptacle for disbelief and belief
Something to be fought for between the angels and demons
The heart, its feelings is delicate
Its touch could not be felt
But it greatly affects our lives
Whoever is well versed with the journey of his heart
Understands its goodness and evilness
And seriously struggle to remove his evilness
And immediately replace it with goodness
That person will be safe from the trickery of the devil and the world
Many people do not understand the journey of their hearts including the scholars
They simply accept the good and the bad
And then to feel that everything is good
And no longer feels sinful
Here is where the need for guidance from a spiritual teacher
who knows the heart of human beings

ABU NIZAMUDDIN
19-11-1998

MY REPENTANCE

 

O Allah, O Rabbi
Please listen to my weeping heart
I am Your unworthy servant
Please accept my repentance
I am Your wrongful servant
Please pardon all of my sins

You are Most Benevolent
You are Most Merciful
You are Most Forgiving
You are The One to accept my repentance

With my lament, please do listen to them
I am in misery over my sins
With my grievances, please do accept them
With my request, please do not let me be disheartened

I am in misery over my sins and state of shame
Over my immoral conduct
I seek with Your Grace
Please pardon all of my sins

I regret over my wrongdoings
Please accept my repentance
Please guide me
I have suffered, I have agonized
Let my fear be my shafaat in Hereafter

I express my sufferings to You, O Allah
You are The One to whom I confide my grief and sorrow
No one else can forgive
Except You, O Allah

You are Most Benevolent
You are Most Merciful
You are Most Forgiving
You are The One to accept my repentance

ABU SOFWAH