كيف أصل الى ربي ؟
طلب العلم :
Seeking Knowledge – There is no way to reach Him Subhanawataala without seeking ‘ilm and striving to learn it.
اجمع قلبك على لا إله إلا الله:
A. Gathering my heart:
On La ilaha illa Allah- My focus in all my activities –is my Rabb, my Ma’buud (the One I worship, submit and surrender to). All my acts of ibaadah, ilm, activities at home, with family, at work are all intended to please Him, Subhanawataala and I am always asking: Are you happy with me ya rabb?
مجموعة من الأعمال القلبية :
B. Actions of the heart:
- الإخلاص : Al Ikhlaas (purity of intention in seeking ‘ilm and acting on it) – Actions are empty forms unless enlivened with the purity of Intention that they are for Allah, Subhanawataala alone.
- الصدق مع الله : As Sidq (Truthfulness with Allah Subhanawataala in my striving to learn) – How many hours a day do I dedicate to learning?
- التقوى : At Taqwa (God consciousness that translates into righteous action) –I’lm is facilitated by obeying Him, Subhanawataala.
When Imam ash Sha’afi complained to his teacher Waqiah about his failing memory, his teacher’s advice: “Verily the ‘Ilm of Allah is Nur (light) and the Nur of Allah is not given to a sinner”
إن علم الله نور و نور الله لا يؤتى لعاصى
I.e. do not disobey Allah Subhanawataala!
4. الصبر : As Sabr (Patience) – All of the above is hard and requires us to persevere. Allah, Subhanwataala tests my Ikhlaas and Sidq in my seeking ‘ilm and I have to struggle with constancy and consistency against laziness and boredom and whisperings of the Nafs and Shaytaan.
اجمع جسدك على : Let all of your body be collected on the following Aayaat:
|اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ (96:1)
|خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ (96:2)
|اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ (96:3)
|الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ (96:4)
|عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ (96:5)
To be continued………….in part two
and in Part three