Friday, August 13, 2010

The True Love!

12 August::
A day ago I read this verse from Surah Al-Baqarah inscribed upon the calendar for the 11th of the month :
"I complain to Allah alone of my sorrow and grief."
Al Yusuf[12:86]

And below it was inscribed.
 “Rest assured that He is full of pity and mercy for mankind.”
                                                   Al Baqarah[2:143]
It was the second verse that kept coming back to me that day time after time. And made me write and share my feelings with you all.
After reading it, I couldn’t help pondering upon the mercy and love of Allah for all of His creatures, especially for the offspring of His beloved Aadam(AS) and the Ummah of His most beloved prophet Muhammad(SAW)!
The more I thought, the more I came to see the signs of His love and mercy all around me.  While watching the birds pirouette gracefully in the sky above, while passing by the towering leafy trees, extending out green cool canopies as far as their branches could stretch , while looking at a mother's care and love for her children. In short, in every little thing that was a part of my daily routine, I saw His love and mercy for His creatures. 

Everything keeps reminding me, O mankind come to your Creator, He loves and care for you more than anyone else put together!
Have a look around yourself. You are bound to notice and comprehend these signs too.

Have you ever thought how your mind and body relaxes with the zikr of Allah? Have you ever noticed that you feel at peace with the world, with everything around you, just by calling Allah from the depths of your heart and pouring out all your troubles to Him? Have you ever experienced the feeling of ecstasy and deliverance while you praise Him and prostrate in front of Him during Salat?

Its because Allah is most closest to you, as He himself says in Surah Al-Qaf:

"And indeed We have created man, and We know whatever thoughts his inner self develops, and We are closer to him than (his) jugular vein."
                                                                                                                             Al Qaf [50:16]
That is the bond of closeness between Allah, the all-Encompassing and completely Knowledgeable, and us!

Then why do we neglect this bond? Why do we seek earthly benefactors and supporters? Why not seek Allah, who is the closest to you. 
Allah, the most Compassionate (Ar Rehman),  the Forgiver (Al Ghaffar), the Concealer[of our faults] (Al Sattar), the Bestower of honor (Al Mu'izz) , the Granter of prayers (Al Mujeeb), the Gentle One (Al Latif), the all Powerful (Al Qadir).... 
Allah the Greatest(Al Akbar)!

Look towards Him with hope, for His forgiveness of our faults and seek His guidance, pity and mercy. "Call your Lord with fear and with Hope..." [Al Araf 56:7].  He gives us chances, shows us His signs so that we may return to Him with hope of being spared, to seek His blessings and love.
Rasool Allah (SAW) said,  Allah سبحانه وتعالى says to His servants: "If you come to Me walking, I will come to you running." [Hadith-e-Qudsi].
Just imagine the love of the Omnipotent, the Compassionate! Moreover Rasool Allah(SAW) said, Allah سبحانه وتعالى says," My servant keeps coming closer to Me with more volunteer deeds, until I love him" [Bukhari].

Get closer to Allah, you don't  have to be a sufi or a darwaish to be His friend. Because Allah سبحانه وتعالى lives in your heart and soul!

I'll end with this prayer...

Oh Allah, the almighty, 

Protect me and guide me,
Through your love and mercy.
Ya Allah don’t deprive me, 

From beholding your beauty.
O my Lord accept this plea.
Hasbi rabbi jallallah [My Lord is enough for me, Glory be to Allah]

Ma fi qalbi ghayrullah [There is nothing in my heart except Allah]

[excerpt from Sami Yousuf's hamd 'Hasbi Rabbi']

Have a blessed Ramadan!
Ramadan Mabrook.


  1. Excellent read!!! It touched my heart, hope there were more people like you who could put such soul in their writing. Reading this made me realize that indeed, Allah is the most closest to us and is our greatest benefactor. May the the whole of the muslim ummah (and even non-muslims) realize this and turn to Sirat al-Mustaqim. Ameen.

  2. Thanks a lot Salman!!!
    I just wrote what I felt, and put my heart in writing it, hoping that it will make the readers realize the compassion and mercy of Allah!
    It touched your heart because, truth always prevails!
    Wonderful dua MashaAllah! May Allah almighty accept it , ameen.

  3. Great work Ayesha !
    No doubt Allah loves his creatures more then any one else.
    May Allah give us the knowledge to realize and feel his love for us (Ameen).

  4. Dil say jo baat nikalti hay asar rakhti hay
    par nahi taqat-e-parwaz magar rakhti hay

    Dil say nikli hui baat asar kar gaee, well done masha ALLAH. Keep it up

  5. Thanks a lot!! Very well said MashaAllah :)
    JazakAllah Saud Mama, need your prayers and support like always!
    I'll be glad if my words will have the 'Taqat-e-Parwaz' and bring about a change in my readers, a change that I hope and pray for...

  6. MASHA'ALLAH that's beautiful(",)
    indeed its truly heart n mind touching...!!!

  7. Thank you so much everyone!!! :)
    Thanks Shaban for taking out time and going through my posts and the motivation :)