Fragrance of Musk

heart-sahped-bottle“The nature of the Ahlullaah (friends of Allah) is like that of fragrance which floats in the atmosphere due to which all those around cannot help but be perfumed.”

Come, let us be seekers on the path of Tazkiyah (Purification of the heart) in the company of those with purified hearts, illuminated with the love of Allah ta’ala and His beloved Rasool sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam.

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The Glass Lighthouse

lighthouse

Imagine being enclosed in a strong lighthouse in the middle of the sea. It is made of glass so you can see the winds raging all around you and the waves crashing against it.

Imagine watching this scene snuggled up in a deep sofa, with a hot mug of tea or coffee in your hands feeling warm and safe. The winds continue raging, the waves get higher and lightening streaks across the sky as the storm begins brewing, yet your heart feels no fear since you know that you are safe in the strong lighthouse.

So it is for those who have a strong connection with Allah ta’ala. They may be beseeched by calamities so much so that they come out of one situation only to be faced with another one. Onlookers would think they must be drowning in grief however in reality it is not so.

Their connection with their Lord is such that the grief is present, the pain is felt but their hearts are at peace as Allah ta’ala is with those who remain patient and steadfast!

People of the Heart

tranquil-heart-300x263The attraction between two objects is referred to as gravitational force. They are pulled towards one another. Even though the earth may be a hundred million miles away from the sun, it remains “attracted” to the sun.

Similarly, when a person has the Love of Allah ta’ala (to some extent) in his heart, or the desire to have the love of Allah ta’ala in his heart, his heart will automatically be attracted to those hearts in which the love of Allah ta’ala resides. These persons may be unable to meet physically, they may be in different lands, they may be involved in totally different fields or professions, but they are all moving in the same direction and are “on the same page”, so to speak.

They know that there is a higher purpose required of them. These people, by means of their hearts, will always remain connected to one another, because they are,

People of the heart

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The Beauty of Salaam in Islam

salaamVerse 86 of Surah Nisaa’ mentions تَحِيَّة which is in the context of a greeting. It is a prayer that Allah ta’ala keeps the person alive in peace.

It is a deep and beautiful concept of conveying a prayer (Du’a) of peace till eternity unlike the various greetings of other cultures. The person making the Salaam is conveying to the other person that there is going to be Aman/Salaamati from him/her i.e. he will be protected.

As-Salaam is the Sifat of Allah ta’ala

Since the word As-Salaam is also one of the attributes of Allah ta’ala, certain commentators have mentioned that when one greets, it means,

May Allah, who is the giver of peace, take you in His safety and custody, keeping you in peace forever.

There is so much beauty in the Salaam however we take it for granted. Let us be mindful of these beautiful points when greeting others with Salaam as it is giving each other a very powerful Du’a

How it becomes easy to Forgive

pink rose with water drops

وَأَنَّهُ هُوَ أَضْحَكَ وَأَبْكَىٰ

And that it is He who makes [one] laugh and weep [Qur’an 3:43] 

It becomes easy to forgive…

When you relalise this that then when someone hurts you and makes you cry, it was actually Allah ta’ala Who wanted it so, then it becomes easy to forgive

Aalimah S Ahmed

Nourishment of the Soul from the Heavens

polygon-1600x900-orange-red-blue-background-pattern-225Allah created the body from the dust of the earth so its nourishment (food and drink) comes from the earth

Our soul (nafs, rooh) has come from Allah and the heavens
So too the nourishment of the soul comes from Allah and the heavens

So what is the nourishment of the soul?

It is the Holy Qur’an, words of Allah, spirituality, our connection with Allah and ‘Ibaadaat (worship)

Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadhul Haqq

Bouquet of Excellences

Muhammad goldThe excellences of all the Prophets (‘alayhimus salaam) combined can be found in him

He صلى الله عليه وسلّم

is like a bouquet made up of every excellence

Mining the Heart to reap Gold, Silver & Diamonds

heart-love-romance-valentine-blogMan makes effort on sand [silicon] and makes microchips with value greater than gold. He makes effort upon metal and makes it fly [aeroplanes] what if he made effort upon himself, what spiritual heights he would also reach.
Nowadays the direction of our effort is on the outside rather than our inner-selves. That’s why there’s progress everywhere, the latest innovations are being produced, architecture of buildings becoming more adventurous, cars are becoming advanced as well. Take whatever, everything is getting better and better.

However, if mankind looks at themselves morally, they are declining. 

The one who is always trying to discover the unknown, he could not discover himself. He who captured the rays of the sun, yet he failed to fill the void of his own life. The one who illuminated the world with lanterns failed to realise the darkness in his own heart. If there is darkness in one’s own heart, what’s the use of the light on the outside.

The area of effort is not just materialistic. A person must also work on his heart so he can progress internally as well.

Allaah has placed beauty within us which we need to bring out. When mankind makes effort on mines, they extract gold, silver, diamonds and other valuables. Similarly if he makes an effort on his heart, then he’ll reap courtesy, humbleness, compassion, and piety. These are the qualities which make a person valuable in the sight of Allaah. This beauty is present in everyone. Allah has placed this beauty inside every individual.

Shaykh  Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqshbandi  Source