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Monday, March 07, 2005  

A man screamed during his (Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani's) meeting [majlis], and cried: "Allah!" The Shaikh (may Allah be well pleased with him) then said: "You will be questioned about this. You will be called to account for it. Why did you speak? Was it ostentation [riya'] or hypocrisy [nifaq], sincerity [ikhlas] or blasphemy [shirk]? This day is a sledge-hammer [fittis]! If anyone wishes to leave, he may do so, and if anyone wishes to stay, let him stay." The he uttered a cry and many people got up and approached him, crying and weeping in repentance. Just then, a sparrow came and settled on his head; so he bowed his head for it. He stayed in that position, with the bird on his head and the people on the stairs of the lectern. He did not stir until one of his companions held out his hand toward it and it flew away. Then he offered a prayer of supplication. The people were making a great commotion with their weeping, supplications and professions of repentance. He stepped down and went out immediately to the congregational mosque [jami'] of ar-Rusafa, followed by a great throng of people, amid a scene weeping, screaming, ecstacy [wajd] and the shedding of clothes. Then he said (may Allah be well pleased with him): "This is the end of the age. O Allah, we take refuge with You from the evil thereof!" - Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, Utterences of Shaikh 'Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani (Malfuzat)

posted by Abubak'r | 3/07/2005 02:01:00 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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