NOBLE CHARACTERS

Smile is a charity

A form of charity without money and goods

Being friendly at gatherings is also charity , without having to part with any of our belongings

It can bring brotherhood and love among human beings

Being considerate is also favored by Allah

When it happens during socializing , people do like it very much

It can get rid of the litigants in human interactions

People feel comfortable , people do like it , people will become friendlier

People do  also love when there is give and take

People love to make friends , people like to hang out , people love to hear stories

In life these are indispensable, needed by everyone

So that people will love us

Greeting one another, to mingle, being curious and asking questions, people do like this

People do feel comfortable and like to be with us

People do  want to get to know and meet us

When we are a traveler, being in a foreign land, people do love to receive us as their guests

Wherever we go we should be helpful to others, easily lending our hands for others, people do like it

People do like to hang out with us , they could also like to make friends with us

We make it simple and easy for ourselves to be invited to their house to be their guests

The above characters, if we take them anywhere, people will like it

We make them as our culture in our lives

Everywhere we go, we can easily make friends and acquaintances

All of the characters described are assets for human beings in their lives

ABU HUMAM

11/03/2004

Before bedtime

HUMANS ARE FORGETFUL BEINGS

Humans are forgetful beings
they forget their God
who created them from naught to being
who bless upon them with diverse pleasures

They forget their sins
yet, they are being chased by their sins
which will throw them into hell

They forget their parents
who raised them during their early years
who sent them to school to gain knowledge
who nursed their health, for them to be fit and healthy

Reaching adulthood, with knowledge gained
they become useful assets
yet, they forget their devoted and helpful teachers
who provided them vast education which in turn become their wealth
Paying cordial visits to their former teachers is unheard of
they seem to have forgotten their teachers entirely

They forget their helpful friends
who were supportive during their difficult times

They forget their roots, they forget who they actually are
They are dazzled by fame, comfort and wealth

When they are reminded of their hometown
the place where they grew up
they feel uneasy
they are embarrassed to return to their hometown

In fact, there are many things which they have forgotten
Yet, those things mentioned are part of their life history
By right, human beings should have this attitude:
As a Malay saying goes…
“We can memorialize the exact spot we fell down,
we should remember more of the places where we had fun and joy.”

– ABUYA AL FATA AT TAMIMI-

WHICH ONE BELONGS TO US?

Which one belongs to us? There is nothing that we own
Whatever there is, all of them belong to Allah
There is nothing that we own, we merely make an effort and work for them
Whatever that we get, Allah has prepared them for us

We belong to Allah, the earth and the sky are all His creations
We can have anything, but nothing escapes from being His creations
Which one belongs to us? There is nothing that we own
We merely make efforts with whatever it is

Why are we being arrogant for owning what belongs to Allah?
Why aren’t we embarrass towards Allah who is the Owner?
By right, we should be thankful to God who give everything to us
Do feel embarrass towards Him for having something which He own

Do not feel proud with what we have
If God do not grant it, we do not have anything at all

We should not rake up our own past good deeds
Our deeds are just an entity, in reality they belong to God

Be thankful and not boastful
Be thankful and not rake up past deeds
Do make use of all the pleasures granted by God to serve others
Then simply forget about them so that we do not rake them up in future.

-ABUYA-
03-08-1995

LET’S ALWAYS BE TEARFUL

 

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Let’s always be tearful

We do not know our fate and destiny

Even though we are under guidance

It is not necessarily that we have been accepted

We should always feel sad

Thinking of our fate and destiny

We are uncertain of the moment of our death

Whether we are in faith

or otherwise

We should always feel sad

Even though we perform our religious duties

It is not necessarily that they are accepted

Even though we are under guidance

Will it last till the end

We do not have the time to laugh

Even though we are in repentance

It is not necessarily that it is accepted

Let’s always be tearful

We do not know our own finale

Let’s ask from God

So that His guidance lasts till the end

Let’s always be tearful

We do not know our fate and destiny

Even though we are under guidance

It is not necessarily that we have been accepted

– ABUYA-

You Shall Definitely Return To The Country Where You Came From

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Whether you wish to return or not

You shall be forced to return

Because your original country is Hereafter

In this world, you are liken to a merchant

Seeking for provisions and wealth

Allah provides you opportunities, to look for provisions as plenty as you can

So that you shall be comfortable in the Hereafter

However, you should remember

Not to seek for forbidden items

Forbidden items are not allowed to be taken home

Anyone who does this will certainly be punished

Will you be able to withstand the punishment?

The punishment is fire in hell

Together with severe beatings, whipping and torture

By the Angel named Rabbaniah

Who is extremely fierce and vicious

Some will remain there permanently , – Wal-‘iyazubillah

And some will be punished for thousands of years

Ouch! how dreadful, Ouch! how distressful

Will we be able to withstand all these?

Everyone should be able to give their own answers!

ABUYA AL FATA ATTAMIMI

After ‘Asar

14-03-1999

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WE LONG FOR YOU, O RASULULLAH

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This longing feeling,
how do we express it to you O Rasulullah
it has been years since you left us
we are your followers in this final era

In any struggle, it has been a tradition
separation is simply unavoidable
We weep deeply for your departure
Your spiritual presence is much awaited for

Your steadfastness O Rasulullah in facing hurdles
it helps to build up our courage, and intensify our longing
dawn will surely shine, Islam will return with glory
with Divine’s promise it will be a reality

O Rasul, O Habibulllah
We long for you O Rasulullah
O Rasul O Nabiullah
Please help us, your followers in this final era

Longing is bitter
and yet it is filled with sweetness
please connect your spirit with our soul
and help us to get through this longing

ALLAH THE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS


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Allah is the source of happiness
Not everyone can feel this
It can only be felt by a soul that has taqwa
A mere du’a is delightful enough
Even though it is uncertain if it is going to be granted
Having a conversation and whispering with Allah
Its delight is already sensed
Petitioning with Him
feels so beautiful

Allah Taala is felt to be so near
But without any medium and method
He is felt to be present everywhere
But He is not there
We feel strongly that He is with us

All are without any means
God is felt that He is Most needed
Masya-Allah how beautiful it is to have God
His blessings and His bestowals are truly felt
Whether it is apparent or non-apparent

Every moment He sends down His blessings
Allah! Allah! Allah!
How magnificent it is to live with God
God is our life and death

God is everything there is
Do not forget about God!

ABUYA

Let us sharpen the language of our hearts

The heart speaks through feeling and emotions
The mind speaks through thinking and thoughts
The desires (nafs) speak through numerous yearnings and aspirations
The eyes speaks through shapes and colours
The tongue speaks through words and conversation
The body speaks through touch and contact
Let us speak through our hearts and be cultured
Let us refine our hearts and souls
Let our hearts and souls be the language experts

That is the way it should be, for the heart is the ruler within us
The ruler has the final say
The ruler has the lawful authority
The rest of the body should be obedient subjects
To become subjects serving the king
To become loyal soldiers

If human beings are capable of accomplishing all this
Life’s journey would be beautiful and meaningful
Everything is for God
Befitting God’s reason as to why mankind exists
To give ourselves to Allah and be His caliph.

-ABUYA AL FATA AT TAMIMI-

MUSLIM LEADERS OF THE WORLD TODAY

Muslim leaders of the world today are generally weak
They have high ambitions
But are unable to fulfill them
They wish to unite their own races
Some even want to unite the whole Muslim world (OIC)
And yet they`re incapable of uniting their own family
What more their own ethnic group
Or their own race
Especially not the whole Muslim world
It`s merely a dream
But to cover up their weaknesses
Most of the time they`re only using slogans
On the surface they are busy going here and there
To let people think that they`re heroes of the nation and religion
That is the reason why the Muslim world cannot be united by them
Because they can`t even unite their own families
So to the Muslim leaders of the world
Uniting the Muslims is just a dream
Because Muslim leaders have no more integrity
It`s not just the Muslims who do not respect them
But those in the same party also do not respect them
Even their own ethnic group does not care
The relationships between the followers and the leaders are laden with self-interest
They follow their leaders with pretense
Before them, they nod
Behind them, they back stab
Before them, they appear to agree
Behind them, there`s slander
Before them, they seem to be loyal followers
Behind them, they insult their leaders
The leaders do realize this
When the followers are pretending
The leaders themselves are in pretense
Before the followers, they appear to be the saviors
But behind their backs, they are robbing the nation
Or are nation`s traitors
Or are those who sell-out the race
For their own selfish needs
Such is the fate of the Muslims today
The followers are in pretense
And so are their leaders
The result, both are humiliated by their enemies
After death, they will all face questions from God
Will it be Heaven or Hell?

-ABUYA-