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Thursday, September 15, 2011

seeking comfort for their burning souls

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

not owning anything is not what qualifies one as being zuhd (ascetic)
it is not to be owned by anything.

the king which is not attached to his kingdom and all that it contains is more of a zahid than the pauper who is ever coveting and greedy for the piece of morsel.

indeed zuhd is detachment from what is other than Allah. even if one be a king or a beggar.zuhd is an inner action and not a mere outer show. we are constantly confused by this matter.

the poor is not necessarily a zahid and the rich a glutton.

"Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the believers, evildoers), and (there is) Forgiveness of Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers, gooddoers), whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment." (Al-Hadid 57:20)

let whatever comes to your hands pass through your fingers, lest it moves into your heart and resides there.

the one who cannot benefit from a little, will not benefit from a lot.

Once someone asked Jesus (alayhis salam), “How are you able to walk on water?”

Jesus replied, “With certainty.”

Then someone said, “But we also have certainty!”

Jesus then asked them, “Are stone, clay, and gold equal in your eyes?”

They replied, “Certainly not!”

Jesus responded, “They are in mine.”

~ From “Walk on Water The Wisdom of Jesus” by Hamza Yusuf

Islam tidak mengajar umatnya supaya menjadi miskin. Islam tidak juga mengajar umatnya untuk menjadi tamak.

Islam hanyalah bersyukur dengan penuh rasa kehambaan, sabar dan redha dengan kehendakNya. Tidaklah manusia ini diturunkan semata mata untuk hidup terseksa. apa yang engkau nampak, itulah yang engkau rasa. bukanlah salah sesiapapun melainkan diri jua.

"segala apa yang ada bersamamu, pastinya akan binasa, dan apa jua yang bersama Allah akan kekal senantiasa" (An-Nahl 16:96)

alangkah bahagianya si kaya yang hatinya tidak berbekas sedikitpun oleh hartanya, dan malang bukan kepalang sekali si miskin yang mendambakan dan rakus akan harta.

memang jarang, tapi tidak mustahil. selagi dunia meninggalkan bekas di dalam diri.................

siapa yang tidak dapat memanfaatkan yang sedikit, tidak akan bermanfaat baginya daripada yang banyak.

"لا حول ولاقوة إلا بالله"

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