March 10, 2007

Call Upon Allah, And He will respond to you

Posted in Heart Softener, Living to Die at 3:05 pm by relief1

Ibraaheem Ibn Adham (d.160H) – rahimahullaah – said, when he was asked about the verse:

Call upon Me, and I will respond to you.” [Sooratul Ghaafir 40:60]

“They said: We call upon Allaah, but He does not answer us.” So he said:

“You know Allaah; yet you do not obey Him. You recite the Qur`aan; yet you do not act according to it. You know Shaytaan; yet you continue agreeing with him. You claim to love the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam); yet you abandon his Sunnah (guidance and way). You claim to love Paradise; yet you do not work for it. You claim to fear the Fire; yet you do not stop sinning. You say: ‘Indeed death is true’; yet you have not prepared for it. You busy yourself with the faults of others; yet you do not look at your own faults. You eat the sustenance that Allaah provides for you; yet you are not grateful to Him. And you bury your dead; yet you have not heeded its lesson.”  It was related by al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab in al-Khshoo’ fis Salaah (p. 62)

Shaykh ‘Alee Hasan al-Halabee said:

“So keep in mind the point of death, and of one’s passing on to the next life, and the number of sins that one has committed and the small amount of good that one has done. Think of the good that you would earnestly like to do at that time – then bring that forward and do it today. And think of all those things which you would desire to clear yourself of – then clear yourself from them now.”

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