Thursday, February 07, 2008

Migration of Mind. Body, and Soul

Those who believe, and migrate, and struggle in the cause of God with their possessions and their beings have the highest rank in the sight of God, and it is they, they who will achieve success. (Tauba 9:20).

Story of Suhayb al Rumi
-from slavery to riches to the great sacrifice

-Prophet said, “You have indeed made an excellent transaction, O Suhayb!”

-And there is a type of man who gives everything to earn the pleasure of Allah. And Allah is full of kindness to His devotees. 2:207.

Hijra today: Mind, Soul, and Body

-Migrating one’s focus and attention from worldly concerns and pleasures, to Godly concerns.

-Migrating to higher stations in the soul, reaching for the highest station which is muhabah, a station of love. Migrating from a station of ingratitude to a station of gratitude, a station of impatience to a station of patience, a station of disobedience to obedience. Migrating from outward obedience, to inward and outward, to a complete devotee.

-Migrating from one place to another, to forsake the domain of evil for the domain of good and virtue.

“Behold those who the angels gather in death while they are still sinning against themselves, will be asked, ‘What is wrong with you?’ They will answer, ‘We were too weak on earth.’ [The angels] will reply: “Was, then, God’s earth not wide enough for you to migrate [or forsake the domain of evil]?”

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