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02/13/13 06:44 PM

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Elevation Versus Disgrace
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"Knowledge That Needs To Be Implemented"

Why Don't I Get Along With Majority Of The People?
Why Am I Only Comfortable With Myself? Am I Antisocial?
Do I Believe I Am Good Enough?
Or Do I Believe Nobody Is Worthy Enough To Deserve My Company?
These Are Some Of The Questions Most People Have Asked Themselves
At One Time Or The Other!

Why is it that when people enter the journey of Iman and gain knowledge and understanding; instead of gaining more closeness to Allah and more quality, they go in reverse and instead start to become more rebellious, stubborn, blind, full of complains, and begin to blame their surroundings?

The ultimate disgrace from Allah (SWT) is to give you knowledge and snatch from you the ability and struggle to live the knowledge and to build good moral qualities which are meant to bring you closer to Him (SWT) and to put His (SWT)s pleasure above your own.

Islam, a journey showing Allah (SWT) that you have completely submitted to Him (SWT) is manifested through fasting, one of the pillars of Islam.

Fasting is to sacrifice your desire fee-sabi-lillah (for the sake of Allah). It is a training to obtain the qualities that Allah loves, which are a sign of belonging and tasleem (submission). Submission to the will of the Almighty is always a struggle against our own carnal desires.

It requires faith, patience, and the will to behave according to what He (SWT) is pleased with at a time when Qadr (destiny) takes place or an unexpected situation is ordained for us.

This is how Allah (SWT) tests the obedience of His slaves and this is His Sunnah, or way of doing things, which will never change. We can see it in Chapter 29 Al-Ankabut as below...

Chapter 29 Al-Ankabut
In Verses 2 - 3 Allah SWT Says
Do Men Think That They Will Be Left Alone
On Saying, "We Believe¯,
And That They Will Not Be Tested?
We Did Test Those Before Them,
And Allah Will Certainly Know Those Who Are True
From Those Who Are False!

Did You Ever Ponder?
When I Read The Qur'an, Hadith, Life Of The Companions
Or Any Islamic Literature For That Matter
And I Come Across Praise-Worthy Qualities That The Earlier People Had
And I Don't, What Is My Reaction?
Do I Feel Disheartened, Give Up
And Say: I Do Not Have It And I Can Never Reach This Level;
Or I Am Afraid If I Ask Allah To Give Me The Quality,
I Will Get A Calamity Or A Trial;
Or I Am Satisfied Where I Am Regardless Of My Spiritual Status?

The alarming point here is that all the above mentioned sates of heart lead you towards kufr or denial of Allah SWT...

By questioning Allah's power and ability you are inviting real calamity and hardship against yourself. It is the thinking influenced by shaytan [Satan] which will result in Allah [swt] withholding His blessings from you and increasing your trials in life; and since it is all a reflection of weak Iman, it will lead to eventual failure in the hereafter.

This deficiency of Iman (faith) shows lack of trust in Allah SWT, as well as lack of humbleness and humility. People with such thinking do not ponder enough about Akhira (hereafter), lack hope and fear in Allah, and a desire to reach Jennah (paradise).

Believing that you are not good enough is also deficiency of Iman; it prevents a person from trying to reach the mercy, pleasure, and love of Allah. This also prevents a person from trying to acquire the qualities of the companions and righteous predecessors, which in reality is lack of sincerity. This lack of sincerity is actually a result of lack of belief in the Qadr (ordainment) of Allah, and a lack of belief in His (SWT)s Names and Attributes.

All Of This Leads A Person To A Deeper State Of Kufr [Disbelief];
And The Ultimate State Of Kufr [Disbelief]
Is To Deny Allah [swt]s Message And Advice
While Persisting In Following Ones Nafs [Desires] And Shaytaan [Satan]
Even While Claiming To Be A Muslim!

On The Other Hand, When We Look To The Qur'an And Hadith
We Find That It Is Full Of Messages
That Invite Us To Rush And Struggle With Our Intentions
And Actions To Do What Pleases Allah [swt]
Even If We Don't Have The Means
Since It Is The Intentions That Are Rewarded!

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Edited by Spiritualannie on 02/13/13 06:46 PM.

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02/14/13 12:12 PM

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Re: Elevation Versus Disgrace
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May be time to close the book and open your heart

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02/14/13 06:10 PM

Re: Elevation Versus Disgrace
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maybe time for inner path! we can learn from books but it doesn't replace what we know within.

No one can teach us our soul journey, that is something we alone can do.

much respect

take care

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02/21/13 11:54 PM

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Re: Elevation Versus Disgrace
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I agree

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02/22/13 03:00 PM

Re: Elevation Versus Disgrace
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