Showing posts with label paradise. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Be Patient and Paradise will be Yours

Be Patient and Paradise will be yours

‘Sabr’ is an Arabic world derived from same root meaning, ‘ to detain’, ‘refrain’, and ‘stop’.

In the Shariah , patience means stop ourselves from what has been asked to stop in religion and doing what is expected of us. This is broadly said as “Steadfast” in Islam, its tenets and orders.

It has been narrated from Ata bin Abi Rabah ( RA) said: Ibn Abbas ( RA) said to me, “ Shall I show you a women of the people of paradise?” I said, “Yes”. He said, “This black lady came to the Prophet(PBUH) and said, ‘I get attacks of epilepsy and my body become uncovered ; please invoke Allah for me.’ The Prophet (PBUH) said to (he her):

‘If you wish, be patient and Paradise will be yours; and if you wish, I will invoke Allah to cure you.’

She said, ‘ I will remain patient ,” and added, ‘but I became uncovered, so please invoke Allah for me that I may not become uncovered.’ So he invoked Allah for her.” Al Bukharee

“ And be patient; verily , Allah loses not the rward of the good-doers.”

Surah Al Hud(11): 115

“But for him who feared standing before his lord, and restrained himself from impure evil desires and lust. Verily Paradise will be his abode.” { An Naziaat (79) 40-41}

Quran Surah Yusuf (12:23) Now the woman in whose house he was began to tempt him, and one day she closed the doors and said, "Come here." Joseph replied, "May Allah protect me from this! My Lord has given me a good abode: (and should I, then, misbehave like this?) Such workers of iniquity never fare well. "

Quran Surah Yusuf (12:33) Joseph said, "My Lord! I prefer imprisonment to that to which they invite me. If Thou dost not ward off their cunning devices from me, I may be caught in their snare, and become one of the ignorant. "

Today the greatest challenge is keeping patience, when evil desire and lust approaches. In today’s society, in the name of liberalism and advancement and …….when basic decency of dress is gone. Evil is available easily and promoted through media in the name of progress and development and advancement. …….. This road goes only to the fire ….. fire of Hell.

In this difficult time Patience of Prophet Yusuf is required, (Sabran Jameel) the Patience from keeping oneself away from lust and evil desires.

This is challenge of this time and very difficult challenge.

1513. Sahl bin Sa`d (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Whosoever gives me a guarantee to safeguard what is between his jaws and what is between his legs, I shall guarantee him Jannah.''[Al-Bukhari].

Commentary: What is between the jaws and what is between the legs refers to the tongue and the sexual organs, respectively. The Prophet (PBUH) has given the assurance of Jannah to every Muslim who protects these two parts of the body. Protection here means their use permitted by the Islamic Shari`ah. They should be guarded against every act that is prohibited by the Shari`ah.