Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Playing the waiting game..............

Don't you just hate playing the waiting game, feeling anxious , trying to observe sabr , trying to keep your sanity in the process, thinking , stressing, scratching, hoping for answers, soultions, a way forward but at the back of the mind you can't help feeling
Then you realise your heart is not at peace? your soul is wronged? Where am i lacking, sometimes as humans we loose hope, we fail to see beyond our gloom, rather than to work with it, we fail to realise its a purification for our souls. Almighty Allah says, [And whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest] (Ar-Ra`d 13:28).
This clearly shows that everyone can be affected by reading the Qur'an. Understanding it gives it extra flavor. Yet, by just reading it can provide complete satisfaction and rest to the heart, and it is known that the heart is the station for further reflection.Through tazkiyah comes spiritual health and morality.One of the most important constituents of tazkiyah is thikru Allah (remembrance of Allah). Thikru Allah or simply thikr is a term used to reflect a collection of ways in which a Muslim remembers, lives, and attains closeness to Allah in his heart and himself. The word remember alone does not reflect the meaning of the word thikr. Thus, thikr is more than recollection of something in memory. Thikr is a training institution that helps develop people with enlightened hearts, totally occupied with Allah and His attributes. Allah told us:

"Say (O Muhammad): Truly, Allah leaves to stray whom He will (as a result of their choice of going astray), but He guides to Himself those who turn to Him in penitence, those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah, for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest." Qur’an, 13:27-28.
"Verily, faith in your hearts wears out, just as clothes do. So ask Allah to renew faith in your hearts."

Thikr utilizes the signs of Allah and His creations as means of recollection and contemplation. The attributes, the Merciful, the Wise, the Pure, the Able, the King, the Cherisher, the Gracious, the Exalted, the Dominion, and the Master are a few of the attributes from which the spiritual nourishments of a pious believer are drawn.
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Just go and contemplate this and think about it.


Safiyyah said...

As Salaamu Alaikum Sis:

Good post, thanks for the reminder.

And the photograph is beautiful, Masha Allah.

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

wa alakum aslam
nice to read you here passing by again, the picture is from a public photo site , its of shite muslim women praying on Eid in Baghdad i think, it was the only one i could find of prayer but i like it too :)

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