I met a brother today at the gym. And I gotta say he was a beautiful man. He recently got closer to Islam and that noor was visible all over him. I’m thankful to meet people that motivate me to get closer to Allah. Alhumdullillah I have quite a few in my life that motivate me but I am always open for more people to be added to that list.
— Quran [2:28]
The Weeping of ‘Umar (radiyallaahu ‘anhu) could be heard from the last rows, as it has been reported to us by ‘Abdullah ibn Shaddad, who said: ‘I heard the sobbing of ‘Umar from the last rows, while he was reciting the verse from the Qur’aan:
I Only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah. (Surah Yoosuf: 86)
Reported Al-Mukhtasar (1/182), Al-Bayhaqee (2/251) & mentioned in Weeping from the fear of Allah, by Husayn Al-Awaayisah, Page 25
We never complain to people that are not close to us. If we see someone we have not seen for a while and he/she asks us how we are doing, we respond with “fine, alhumdullillah” or “good”. We will never go deep into our troubles nor complain. But when we are near our loved ones, we tend to complain. Even a grown man will end up complaining to his mother.
Just like this, we should complain to Allah. And this does not mean we should say “why did you put this on me? come on..”. That is being ungrateful. We should complain to Him as we complain to a doctor. We complain to a doctor of all our pains and sufferings so that he/she can help us get better. We rely on his help. And this is the same we should expect from God, His help.
7. It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise - they are the foundation of the Book - and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah . But those firm in knowledge say, “We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord.” And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.
8. [Who say], “Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower.
9. Our Lord, surely You will gather the people for a Day about which there is no doubt. Indeed, Allah does not fail in His promise.”
I am posting these ayahs because I feel that many people these days try to take the wrong meaning from Quran. Islam is meant to be easy for us which God tells us (correct me if I’m wrong). Using that excuse, some people belittle necessary acts of worship…which is in a way, taking the wrong meaning. God knows best. Good reminder though.
Al Tirmidhi, Hadith 742 (via vardahussain)