Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Water of Repentance is the Purest Water

"Repentance cleanses the heart with the water of tears and the fire of regret which burns in the heart, and with a feeling of humility and tears in the eyes. This is the first step for those who seek a path to Allah, it is the capital of those who are successful and the key to correcting those who have gone astray.

The one who repents prays to Allah and beseeched Him, weeping. When others relax he does not, when others are still, his fear does not rest and the longing of his heart never ceases. He stands before his Lord with a grieving heart and distressed mind, bowing his head and trembling when he remembers how many sins he committed. His grief overwhelms him and tears flow.

He prepares himself to be a winner tomorrow and to shed his worldly load so that he may pass quickly over the bridge of Hell"

-Exerpt from 'You Can Be the Happiest Woman in the World' by Dr A'id Al Qarni, International Islamic Publishing House

Subhannallah, May Allah enable us to be among those who realise our wrongdoing and turn to Him with sincere hearts, Ameen. May Allah continue to guide us to Him and allow us to be with those who pass over the Final bridge with ease, Ameen. May this not merely be another reminder we are affected by for the short while we read and ponder over it, rather, May Allah enable us to actively LIVE this reminder. Ameen

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Blogger M Junaid said...

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8:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-"grieving heart and distressed mind, bowing his head and trembling when he remembers how many sins he committed."

How do we escape this feeling Sis? I see people do misdeeds that would put my misdeeds in the shade but they carry on as if nothing happened. I wonder how these people live with themselves when I cannot rest at the smallest of my sins.

I understand that they may use ignorance, carelessness, a disregard for morality etc to carry on, and that this is not good, but what must I use? Or is this a permanent state, a permanent regret, a permanent grieving heart and distressed mind?

11:50 PM  
Anonymous under cover sister said...

Doesnt it show wara' and scrupulousness that for even the smallest wrong you are worried? Mashallah, that is a good sign is it not?

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-hmmm, and the answer to it? Is it something that can be undone?

4:47 PM  
Anonymous under cover sis said...

Is what something that can be undone? A wrong? A sin? Allah is Ghafoor urRaheem but also Shadeedul Iqab. We only attain what we do through His Mercy and His Mercy alone...

8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-would arabic translation in brackets be asking for too much? :)

3:30 AM  
Anonymous under cover sis said...

Allah is Ghafoor urRaheem (Forgiving and Merciful) but also Shadeedul Iqab (sort of like, fair/srtong in judgement i believe)

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-You see, I just learnt two things and you will get the reward Inshaallah.

11:04 PM  
Anonymous under cover sis said...

and Ive also learnt something or a few for which you will get rewarded too inshallah! So jazakallah for starting the comment and spreading the good =)

12:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-Naa, you can have my reward. You deserve it.

If you are good, then the good from you will spread by itself. It will be in everything you do or say...and who knows who will be watching, learning and praising you...just by you being you, just by you being good.

1:52 AM  

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