Friday, 16 March 2012

Islamic Thought-provoking Thoughts and Sayings

    Dear Reader , Here we've gathered some really thought provoking and mind blowing Facts , In which i recommend you to go deep in !!

(1)The example of a person who performs actions to show others is as that person who fills his purse with stones instead of money. These will not help him at all. It will only make the purse seem heavy to others, who will think that he is wealthy. In a similar manner, the person (Who do, to show) will appear to be pious to others, but he will receive no reward for his actions from Allah.

Ø  (2)A saint once said that a person's actions are worthless if he does seven things without doing another seven.

These are:

1. He claims to fear Allah, yet he does not abstain from sin. This claim is thus futile.

2. He aspires for reward from Allah, yet he does not perform any good actions. (Although Allah can reward a person without good actions, but Allah requires that he does good).

3. He desire to do good actions, but he does not resolve to do so.

4. He prays for something, yet does not make an effort to acquire it. Only those who make an attempt will receive the guidance to attain their objective.
Allah says, "We will certainly show the ways to those who strive for Us."

5. He seeks forgiveness (with the tongue) without being remorseful (within the heart).

6.Without internal reformation, superficial actions are worthless.

7. Actions are wasted without sincerity (irrespective of the quantity).

Ø  (3)Hadhrat Zun Noon Misri (A.R) was once asked how to recognize Allah's chosen and special servants. He replied by saying that there were four traits by which they could be recognized. These are:
1. He forsakes ease and comfort.

2. He spends from the little that is in his possession.

3. He is content with his lowly status.

4. Praise and insult are the same to him.

Ø( 5 )Four signs of Riya are
1. being negligent of good actions when in seclusion.
2. Performing good actions with eagerness when in the public's eye.
3. Excelling in the performance of those actions that attract praise.
4. Reducing the performance of those actions that people frown at.

Ø  (6)Three things that protect our deeds
1. The realization that the inspiration to do a good action is from Allah (this prevents pride and boastfulness).
2. To do every action for Allah's pleasure.
3. To seek recompense for every action from Allah only.

Ø  (6)A saint once advised that sincerity should be learnt from a shepherd. When someone asked how this was possible, he replied, "When the shepherd performs his salaah while tending to his goats, the thought never crosses his mind that the goats will praise him. In this manner, a person should carry out his acts of worship,being undeterred by the praises and insults of people."

Ø ( 7)Conditions for acceptance of Good deeds

1. Knowledge. (Only that action performed with proper knowledge thereof will be accepted).

2. Intention. (Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) said that the basis of all actions are their intentions).

3. Patience. (Actions should be performed calmly and all adversities encountered while performing a action should be borne patiently).

4. Sincerity.

Ø  (8)Someone once told Hadhrat Shafeeq bin Ibraheem (R.A), "People call me a pious person. How can piety be recognized?" The reply was, "It can be recognized by three factors. These are:

1. Explain your inner condition to the pious people. If they are satisfied, then you are pious, otherwise not.
2. Offer the world to your heart. If it refuses the world then you are pious, otherwise not.

3. Offer death to yourself. If you are pleased with it, then you are pious, otherwise not.

If a person has these three qualities, he should thank Allah and display humility. He should then never allow ostentation to infect his actions, for this will pour water over all that he does."

Ø  (9)Allah causes a person to be involved in three things when He intends to destroy him. These are:
1. Allah grants him knowledge without the inspiration to practice thereupon.

2. Allah allows him the company of the righteous,without the recognition o f t h e i r status and appreciation of them.

3. Allah allows him to do good actions without sincerity.

These are all a result of incorrect intentions. I f a person acts with the correct intention, he will be practical on his knowledge, will appreciate the company of the righteous and will perform all actions with sincerity.

Ø  (9)Hadhrat Abu Bakr Waasiti (R.A) has mentioned that a good action is like fine glass. Just a little heedlessness will cause it to shatter, whereafter it will be irrepairable. In the same way, good actions are shattered by ostentation and boastfulness, thus it will not accrue any reward.

Ø  (10)Hadhrat Maymoon bin Mahraan (R.A) reports from Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) that five things should be appreciated before five things.
1. Youth before old age
2. Health before illness.
3. Leisure time before becoming busy.
4. Wealth before poverty.
5. Life before death.

Ø( 11 )Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) has mentioned that the grave can either be a garden of Jannah (for the true Mu'min) or a pit of Jahannam (for the sinner and kaafir). Therefore, remember death often, which will destroy the carnal passions."

Ø  (12)Hadhrat Umar (R.A) once asked Hadhrat Ka'b (R.A) to describe death. He said, "The similitude of death is like a thorny tree that is entered into the stomach of a person. The thorns then penetrate each and every vein and sinew of his. Then a strong person pulls the tree out with such force that it emerges, ripping the flesh as it is drawn out. This is the example of the throngs of death."

Ø (13 )A saint once said that an intelligent person must never forget three things. These are:-
1.    The perishable nature of this world,
2.    Death and
3.    Those adversities from which man cannot be secure.

Ø  (14)Only four persons appreciate four things

1. Only an old man appreciates the value of youth.
2. Only a person afflicted with a calamity can truly appreciate being free of troubles.
3. Only the sick appreciate health.
4. Only the dead appreciate life.

Ø  (15)Hadhrat Shaqeeq bin Ibraheem (R.A) said, "People say four things with their tongues, but their actions contradict them.
1.    Every person claims that he is Allaah's slave, yet they act as if they are the slaves of none and that 'none' is their master.

2.    People say that Allah is the Sustainer, yet their hearts are not content without the wealth of the world.

3.    People claim that the Aakhirat (Hereafter) is better than this world, yet they spend day and night accumulating the things of this world and do not even distinguish between halaal and haraam.

4.    They claim that death is certain yet they act like
people who will never die."

Ø  (16)Hadhrat Abu Dharr (R.A) said "There are three things that astonish me so much that they make me laugh, while another three things are so distressing that they make me cry.

The three things that cause me to laugh in surprise are:

1. The person who aspires after the world when death is on his heels.

2. The negligent person, when Qiyamah is before him. (He believes in Qiyamah, yet does not prepare for death).
3. The person who laughs audaciously, yet he does
not know whether Allaah is pleased with him or

The three things that are so distressing are:

1. Separation from my friends viz. Rasulullaah (sall~llaahu-alaihi-wasallam) and the Sahabah (R.A).
2. Death. (I do not know whether I will die with Imaan or not).
3. Standing before Allah for reckoning, when I have no idea whether I will be sent to Jannah or to Jahannam.

Ø  (16)Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) has mentioned,
"If the animals knew what you know of death, you will
never be blessed with the opportunity of eating hearty

Ø  (17)Hadhrat Haamid (R.A) says that the person who abundantly remembers death will be honored with three bounties.
1.    He will quickly receive the inspiration to repent.
2.    He will be content with whatever he receives.
3.    He will be resolute in his worship

On the other hand, the person who does forget death will suffer three punishments.
1.    He will not be inspired to repent quickly.
2.    He will not be content with what he has.
3.    He will be lazy to worship

Ø  (18)When someone asked Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihiwasallam) who the best person was, he replied, "The one who has the best character." When it was asked as to who the most intelligent person was, the reply was, "The person who remembers death the most and prepares for it."

Ø  (19)Faqih Abul Laith Samarqandi (R.A) mentioned that carrying out four things and abstaining from another four things will protect one from punishment in the grave.
The four things to practice on are:-
1.    Punctuality with salaah,
2.    abundant charity,
3.    recitation of the Qur'aan,
4.    Abundance of dhikr.

            The four that have to be avoided are:
1.    Lying,
2.    misappropriation of trust,
3.    carrying tales,
4.    droppings of urine (from contaminating the body and clothes).

Ø  (20)Standing by the side of a graveyard, the great illuminary,
Hadhrat Muhammad bin Sammaak (R.A) said, "The silence and equality of the graves should not deceive you. There are many distressed and alarmed people therein, and there is a great difference between all these graves. The intelligent person is he who prepared for the grave before entering it."

Ø  (21)Daily the earth makes five announcements:
1. Oh Man! You walk on my back and will be within my belly one day.
2. Oh Man! You eat various things on my back and will be eaten by worms and insects in by belly.
3. Oh Man! You laugh while on my back. Soon you will be crying within my belly.
4. Oh Man! You are happy on my back. Soon you will be grieved when you enter my belly.
5. Oh Man! You perpetrate sins on my back and soon will be punished in my belly.

Ø  (22)Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu-alaihi-wasallam) said, "The du'as of three people are never rejected. They are:
1.    A just ruler,
2.    the fasting person when he terminates his fast, and
3.    The oppressed person. Their du'as are lifted above the clouds and Allah responds by saying, 'I shall definitely assist you even though it may be after some time."

Ø  (23)Words of wisdom
1.     Look at the rewards to be attained in the Hereafter. It is foolish to be inclined towards the things of the world and rely on them despite possessing proper knowledge.
2.     Helplessness is not to make an effort for actions despite possessing the knowledge of their rewards in the Hereafter.
3.     That person will attain the comforts of Jannah who forsakes the comforts of this world. That person will be wealthy in Jannah who forsakes this perishable world and is content with just a little.

Ø  (24)Hadhrat Ibraheem bin Adham (R.A) once intended to use the public baths. The owner prevented him saying,"You cannot enter without first paying the fee." Hearing this Hadhrat Ibraheem (R.A) wept and said, "Oh Allaah! I am not allowed to enter the house of shaytaan without paying a fee. Jannah is home of the Ambiyaa (A.S) and the Siddiqeen. How can I enter it without a fee (i.e. without good actions)?"

Ø  (25)Hadhrat Abu Haazim (R.A) says, "If Jannah is attained by forsaking all the pleasures of the world, then this is a cheap bargain. Similarly, it will also be a cheap bargain if one attains salvation from Jahannam on account of enduring all types of difficulties. Jannah can also be attained by forsaking a single pleasure from a thousand pleasures and by enduring a single difficulty from a thousand difficulties. How cheap is this bargain?"

 SOURCE: Tambih Ul Gafileen (Admonition For Neglectful)

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