What’s common between me and my children is that we are each other’s teachers. I teach them to live life and they teach me to make life worth living.
It’s unbelievable how we readily condemn each other in the name of Islam and falsely accuse a believer (based on our criteria of deen) of being gustakh e rasool and wajib ul qatl.
But when it comes to the blasphemy by those who we assume to be above us in worldly status, we become heedless and indifferent.
Is this our love for Rasool Allah?
Or is it just limited to a few indulgent couplets and emotional poetry?
No number of words or gestures can ever weigh anything compared to one sincere dua, one sincere sajda and one tear of sincere repentance.
Be kind to yourself and stop seeking the creation. Seek the Mercy of the Creator alone.
The children wanted a ride on the horse carriage at the park. It was a pleasant evening and we were enjoying the ride when suddenly the horse stopped right in the middle of the park and refused to move.
We came to know that that had happened because we had started our ride while the horse was half way and it had now reached its destination. It was trained and was expected by its master to stop at this particular place and it obeyed regardless of its own will. Such was its loyalty towards its master.
This left me wondering about myself. What is my relationship with my master? Do I obey my master regardless of what I think? What is the status of my loyalty towards my Sustainer, my Nurturer?
He has elevated us humans above everything else in creation by giving us intellect so that we may recognise Him in the best way, to worship Him in the best way.
How ironic is it that we misuse this very intellect to question Him, to disobey Him, to be ungrateful to Him, to defy Him, to displease Him, to challenge Him (ma’az Allah)
Yet again I come to you my Rubb
With tears of remorse and regret
Protect and rescue my soul
From the enemy that lives within.
I witnessed a mother scaring her 6 and 7 year old children in a masjid by saying that if they wouldn’t pray Allah will burn them.
That left me wondering what is more important, turning children into ritualistic robots or fostering love and ma’arifaa (recognition) of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) in their hearts so that they will willingly submit?
How can we hope for khair for little minds when we have introduced the Most Merciful to them as a Punisher?
Why would they want to get closer to Him when they are subconsciously being conditioned to pull away from Him?