07 October 2011

In The Name of Allah, The Most Glorious,The Most Merciful.
Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an:

"...and it maybe that you dislikes a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you.Allah knows but you do not know." (2 : 216; Al.-Qur´an.)

I wanted to share a beautiful quote and story with you all.Hope it benefits.Inscha Allah!

Allah The exalted and Migthy has a Plan for you.
" Things aren´t always as they seem. the Mother of Musa (Alayhi salam) Umm Musa was told to throw her son in the river. Yusuf (Alayhi salam) was left for dead in a well, Maryan (radillaahu anha) deleivered a child alone. Aisha (radillah anha) was accused of a Terrible sin. Yunus ( Allahisalalam was swallowed by a whale, Ibrahim (Allahisallam) was thrown in the fire.

Muhammad (Sallallahu Allahi wa allahisallam) lost the love of his wife Khadija (radillah anha) and Umm Salamah (radillaahu anha) Though no one could be better than Abu Salamah (radillahu anhu); Yet look at how it turned out for them in the end. "So don´t worry Allah has a plan for you."
We want what we want, but Allah only brings about that which He wills.

One of the former king of the children of Israel had a number of sons, whenever one of his sons would reached the age of manhood. he would attire himself in coarse clothing, join worshipers who live in mountains. and continue to worship Allah untill deah over took him. The king did not prevent his sons from going; he recognized that it was Allah (swt) who guided them to the Truth and that he himself could do nothing to change their hearts"

But the king had change of mind, when, in his old age, he had his Laast son, having gathered his minesters and close advisers for a meeting, the king said, " I Indeed Love this son (more than I do the others) and I feel that death is approahing me, I fear that, If joins his brothers, those from outside of our family. will then try to take over this kingdom, so take him while he is yet small and instill into him a love for this world, and its pleasures. Perhaps he will the want to e your king after I die."

The king´s advisers immediately came up with a plan and put it ito action. they choose a huge chunle of land and enclosed it with a wall; Inside they surrounded the child with all of the luturies they could gather ; He lived within the bounds of the four." wals untill he became a man.

Then one day, he looked around and said, "I deem there to be another world on the other side of this wall. Take me out of here, so that I can Increase in knowledge and certainly.

"There is othing other tha what you see." his gurdians said to him, He did´t arque. Instead, he continued to live there, for another year. Nonetheless, he spent a lot of his time riding his horse, alongside the inner sides of the wall. He then repeated the same request that he made he the previous year; " I deem there to be aother world on the orther side of this wall."

Take me out of here, so that I can increase in knowledge and certainty." His gurdians gave him the same reply that they gave the previous year.

But this time, the young man remained adamant and said, "I must Leve." His gurdians called hold him back no longer, yet they could not simply allow him to leave, and so they took the matter to the king. The king said tothem, "Take him out, for we want what we want, but Allah brings about only that which He wills."

They returned to the king´s son and opened the gate of his sanctuary for him. For the very first time in his life , he stepped outside and had a look at the world.
Yet he was not totally free of consttraits, for the king´s advisers went where he went and supervised his every move.

Thought the king´s son had become a man, he knew nothing of the world save for the closed and limited life of luxury he led since he was a child, thus the king´s advisers felt it necesary to accompany him, and observe his reaction to waht he was about to learn from the World : after all, they still nurtured hope ofhis becoming their ing.

While they were waling, they came across a man who was clearly afflicted wit a survive illness, "What is the matter with him.?"

It affects only a group of people, those upon whom Allah decreed for it to before them said the king´s advisers, Oh, so those people know that it is coming and then prepare for it?" Asked the prince, "Or is there no prior warning, so that everyone is afraid of beng affected by it?"

Actually, everyone is afraid of being afflicted by it, they said.

Even I, with all of the control I have (as a price)?

Even you, they answered,

Therefore, said the prince,
They cintinued to walk untill they came accross a man who was old, decrepit, and frait. Since he had no control what soever of his bodily functions, he drooled inadvortently, so that saliva flowed down onto his chest. Never having seen an old person before, the young asked; "What is this?"
"A man who is so advanced in his years that he has become decrepit, they said: Does this afflict only some people, or is every person afraid that, if he reaches old age, he will be afflected with the same Frailty that this man is ow afflicted with?"

Actually, everyone is afraid of this eventuality, they answered.

Therefore, this life of yours is Tainted and not pure, said the young prince.
they continued to walk untill passed by a corpse that was being caried by a number of men. "What is this?"

Asked the prince, to whom the concept of death was completely foreign.

A man who has died, they answered.

Ask him to sit up said the prince,

He cannot sit.

Then ask him to speak.

He cannot speak.

Does this condition afflict only ceratain people? the prince asked, "Or is everyone afraid that it will befall them?"

This is the end of every person, including both those who Fear it and those who Fear it and those who don´t Fear t, they said.

Is this what you were hididng me and protecting me from? the prince asked,
"No person can flee from this ending and no person, no matter what, the abilities are that he is endowed with, can ward it off!

( Had I not left to see the World) I would have died upon a sudden without knowing what was happening to me? said the prince, expressing his hert at being deceved for such a long time. Verily, you will have no control over me after this day...

He Tried to bolt from their company and run away, but they were too many and soon they had him surrounded.

We will not leave untill you go to your father, they said, when they met with the king, they recounted to him everything that had happened with prince.

Did I not tell you, said the king resignedly, we want what we want, but Allah brings about only that which He wills. Let him go, for you can no longer hold any sway over him.

Source: Glimpses of the lives of Righteous people.

By Maydi Muhamaad Ash-Shahawi e Maktaba Dar -us-Salm 2004.

(Story can be found in such fools likes At-Tagrib (1/106) Hilyatul Awliya (2/224) Al-Mawai´iz wal Al-Majalis (pg. 17-18) amony many others.

Allah (swt) Knows the best!
Jazakha Allahu kahyr for taken time to read this..."May Allah (swt) Bless us with a guidance and to be led on the Right Path ...and give us more strong Believes (Iman) and more Patience.(As-Sabr)..more Knowledge." Amen!

"Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided us, and give us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, it is You who is the Giver (of all things)." Ameeen!(Qur´an 3:8)