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Sunday, February 15, 2004  

Assalamu'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh! In the name of God, the Merciful and Compassionate. Lord give us ease, You are Generous! Transcendent are You! We have no knowledge save which You have taught us. You are indeed the Knowing, the Wise! [2:32] All Praise belongs to God, the One, the Overpowering, the Eminent, the Forgiving, the Manager of all affairs, the Maker of destinies, Who makes day pass into night and night pass into day, as a lesson and a reminder to people endowed with eyesight and understanding. Blessings and peace be upon His slave and Messenger, our master and patron Muhammad, the chosen and designated one, who was sent as a Mercy to the Worlds, and a Seal to the Prophets, and upon the pure and good People of his House, his Companions, both Emigrants and Helpers, and those who follow them with excellence until the Day of Jugdement and Reward, when mankind shall be separated into two groups, one for the Garden and one for the Fire. Alhamdulillah, I, Abubakar am given this opportunity by Allah and permission by my dear friend, Shaik Abdul Khafid, to update this site; with aim of continuing this task of sharing with the visitors of this blogspot. May Allah bless us all, for we are nothing without His blessings. It will thus be appropriate for me to quote a discourse by Shaikh Abd' al-Qadir al-Jilani On Sharing Good Advice. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Shaikh (may Allah be well pleased with him, and grant him contentment) said: Follow [the example of the Prophet], without concocting innovations; obey, do not turn renegade; affirm the Unity of God, ascribing no partner to Him; assert the immaculate nature of His Truth, entertaining no doubts; profess your belief, without complaining; endure with patience, not getting upset; hold your ground, not turning to run; make your needs known, without venting frustration; wait and watch, never yielding to despair; behave like brothers, not like enemies; unite in obedience, instead of going your separate ways; feel love for one another, not mutual hate; make yourselves pure, free from the blemish and stain of sin, adorning yourselves pure with obedient service to your Lord; from your Master’s door do not walk away, not refrain from devotion to Him; in repentance do not delay, and never weary of apologies to your Creator at any hour of night or time of day. Then perhaps mercy will be yours, and happiness; far from the fire of Hell removed, you may be allowed the joys of Paradise, brought into the presence of Allah, immersed in bliss, consorting with the virgins in the Abode of Peace, and in that state eternally abiding; fine horses you may ride, and take delight in nymphs with eyes like the gazelle, in every kind of perfume, and in the melodies of songstresses, along with all those other blessing; and be exalted in the company of the Prophets [al-anbiya’], the champions of truth [as-siddiqun], the martyrs [ash-shuhada] and the righteous [as-salihun]. -Shaikh Abd' al-Qadir al-Jilani, Revelations of the Unseen (Futuh al-Ghaib)

posted by SuFiSTiC | 2/15/2004 05:50:00 AM |
As for him who fears to stand before his Lord and restrains the ego its desires, the Garden is shelter.
(The Snatchers:40)
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The Fire is surrounded by all kinds of desires and passions, while Paradise is surrounded by all kinds of disliked, undesirable things."
Whoever does good at night is rewarded during the day and whoever does good during the day is rewarded at night. Whoever is sincere in abandoning a desire is saved from catering to it. God is too noble to punish a heart that has abandoned a desire for His sake.
(Abu Sulayman ad-Darani)
Beware of your ego, and trust not its mischief;
The ego is worse than seventy devils.
(Arabic Poem)
Abu Bakar Balkhi
Md Mubaraq
Md Firdaus

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I seek God's forgiveness, and do not claim that my intention in producing this Blog is confined to good religious purposes; how may I do so when I am aware of the hidden desires, egotistic passions, and worldly wishes that I harbour? I do not claim innocence for myself; the ego is indeed an inciter to evil, save when my Lord shows mercy; my Lord is indeed Forgiving, Merciful. O God! I seek Your protection against my committing idolatry [shirk] knowingly, and Your forgiveness for that of which I am not aware! I ask God to make me and all other believers benefit from this Blog and to render my production of it purely for the sake of His Noble Countenance.

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