Thursday, February 07, 2008

On Being a Believer

Happiness is prevented and obstructed when a person is attached and makes the object of adoration something that by its nature is fleeing and imperfect; And, unable to cope with hardship and loss, falling into despair and depression.

Kad aflahal Mu’minoon.

The station of a mu’min is greater than the station of muslim.

Mu’min is one whose heart is completely filled with La illah illa Allah
-the path to happiness
-wretched is the slave of dinar and dirham

How is this achieved? Outward and inward obedience of Allah (swt) and the Messenger of Allah.
-dhikr Allah [Indeed in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find tranquility]

-We hear and we obey (samana wa ata’na).

Mu’min is one who has complete trust [tawakkul] in Allah (swt).
-Never despair
-The heart sees loss as a way of coming closer to Allah
-Inna lillahi wa inna illahee rajioon

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