When your world seems to be crumbling, remember that the Almighty will definitely come to your help. When your road seems to be closed, remember that the Almighty will open many more new roads. When you are let down by those closest to you, remember that the Almighty never let’s you down so make Him even closer. When you suffer a loss, remember that the Almighty rewards you upon your patience & endurance far more than what you have lost. When you feel so lonely because everyone has left you, remember that the Almighty will never forsake you. When you have sinned so much, remember that the Almighty will forgive you if you repent truly & return to His Path. When you get up every morning, thank the Almighty for giving you another chance to mend your ways before you finally meet Him. When you are sad, remember that to look for the path of He who created you for He Alone can make you truly happy. Praise Him for indeed All praise is due to the one who loves us so much that He always declares Himself Most Compassionate, Most Merciful!
We can never know when we will die, what will happen to us. Therefore, always take leave of the people you love in a way you will be remembered nice. You may not have the opportunity to make up for something.
Ne zaman öleceğimizi, başımıza ne geleceğini hiç bir zaman bilemeyiz. Bu yüzden sevdiğiniz insanlarla ayrılırken hep güzel hatırlanacağınız şekilde vedalaşın. Bazı şeylerin telafisini etmek için fırsatınız olmayabilir bir daha.
Allah Almighty announces. Every soul (person) is bound to taste death, and We try you through the bad and the good things (of life) by way of testing (so that your real character and rank may reveal itself). In fact, you are on the way to return to Us, (to finally be brought to Our Presence). (Al-Anbiya Surah, 21:35)
The world is a realm of testing. In a hadith, the world is presented as the field of the Hereafter.
This world was created as a realm of testing and a field of the Hereafter, not as a place of pleasure. In this testing field, men continuously endeavor and work hard. Again here they arrange a vineyard for the Hereafter and finish their days exhausted.
Man who works in the field is contented with a piece of bread and yoghurt instead of portions of foods, lies on the soil or grasses and has some rest. He would not deem them strange. And he is not disturbed by them. He does know that he will get back to his village and find his welfare and ease of mind there.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) announces, There is no comfort on earth. It is by no means possible to obtain tranquility and welfare in this strange world in which day and night chase each other, diseases and health are visited on man in turn, storms and stillness prevail over human soul in succession.
There is no comfort on earth but is bliss for believers. If man has tasted of faith and taken the way of good deeds in this world, he acquires some sorts of benefits on behalf of the Hereafter. And most importantly, he tastes the comfort of knowing that the world is not a place of comfort and he gets rid of discomfort.
Our surroundings are swarming with incidents that all the time interprets this hadith.
On the one hand, the killers of faith who keep struggling to put man into a wretched position, enemies of chastity, to make it short evil networks Pubs, which are marketing poison, gambling houses with filthy air, fashion networks, which are hostile to modesty, novels, and stories that stimulate young brains into corruption And obscene scenes that appear on the screens of televisions all over the world, which gnaw at souls Heart-rendering news, which inoculate despair into the hearts Never-ending fights, murders, traffic accidents The slanders that never fail to be missing in the arena of politics, defamations, lies, back-biting
On the other hand ruined families, which have lost their means of respect and love Corrupting common usages and figures of expenses that swell up with extravagance. Sleep-spoiling payments.
And wretched, destitute and ephemeral man in the face of these so many material and spiritual distresses which are conducted by human hands and make some people troublesome for some others
This picture is a most clear indicator showing the human heart would not be satisfied with the world and is a pioneer of guidance which turns the attention of man into another realm.
Indeed, there is no comfort on earth. For the essence of this field of testing is not proper for this. There is no comfort in the testing. You cannot observe an unending spring in the inner world of man as in our surrounding. S/he also has winter, summer, and autumn.
S/he does not always have calm weather; s/he has a flash of lightning, storm, and hurricane. You cannot see him/her lit up all the time; s/he also has darkness, shadows, and clouds. His/her crops are not all the time of the same sort; s/he has flowers, fruits, and thorns. His/her field is not always even, s/he has mountains, cliffs, brooks.
As long as we are firmly convinced that this is so, our standpoints towards the occurrences will change, we shall substantially have delivered ourselves from untimely sorrows, excitements, gloom.
All this is a witness that there is no comfort on earth. However, one needs not to confuse comfort with bliss. There is no comfort on earth but are welfare and bliss. These concepts look to souls not to bodies. As for soul, it finds welfare and becomes blissful both in this world and in the Hereafter through faith, good deeds, righteousness, and good conduct.
People who use their every feeling and emotion on the right path experience a sort of paradise-like life on earth.
Don’t seek anything other than contentment because therein is the bliss and the comfort of your body.
Then consider the case of a person who possesses the whole world, can he take with him in his grave more than cotton and a shroud.
“If you want a friend, Allah is sufficient. Yes, if He is the friend, everything is a friend.
If you want companions, the Qur’an is sufficient. Indeed, for in the imagination one meets with the prophets and angels in it, watches the events in which they were involved and becomes familiar with them.
If you want possessions, contentment is sufficient. Yes, one who is content is frugal; and one who is frugal, finds the blessing of plenty.
If you want an enemy, the soul (nafs) is sufficient. Yes, one who fancies himself is visited with calamities and meets with difficulties. Whereas one who is not fond of himself, finds happiness, and goes to mercy.
If you want advice, death is sufficient. Yes, one who thinks of death is saved from love of this world, and works in earnest for the Hereafter. The one who offers the supplications knows that there is Someone (Allah) Who hears the wishes of his heart, Whose hands can reach all things, Who can bring about each of his desires, Who takes pity on his impotence, and answers his poverty.”
(quote from the Risale-i Nur Collection, by Bediuzzaman Said Nursi)
A woman came to Prophet Musa/Moses (peace be upon him) and said, “I committed a grave sin. Please pray to Allah that He forgives me.”
Prophet Musa/Moses (peace be upon him): “What did you do?”
Woman: “I committed fornication and later gave birth to a boy whom I killed.”
Prophet Musa/Moses (peace be upon him): “Go away from here, you wicked woman, lest a fire from Heaven destroys us all because of your sin!”
The woman left broken-hearted. Then Angel Jibril/Gabriel (peace be upon him) descended and asked, “O Musa, why have you turned away a repentant woman? Have you not found anyone worse than her?”
Prophet Musa/Moses (peace be upon him): “Who can be worse than her?”
Angel Jibril/Gabriel (peace be upon him): “The one who abandons salah intentionally and persistently.”
Bir kadın Hz. Musa’ya (as) geldi ve dedi ki:‘Ben büyük bir günah işledim ve tövbe ettim çok pişmanım..Lütfen Allahın beni affetmesi için dua et”. Musa (as) ‘Senin günahın nedir?’ diye sorunca, Kadın: Ben zina yaptım ve bir oğlan çocuğu doğurdum, daha sonra da bu çocuğu öldürdüm. Musa (as) kadına:‘Derhal benim yanımdan çık.Eğer üzerine gökten ateş yağarsa bizde yanarız! Diyerek kızdı. Daha sonra Cebrail (as) Musa’ya (as) geldi ve dedi ki: Allah buyuruyor ki: o tövbeli kadına neden kızdın sen ondan daha kötüsünü görmedin mi? Musa (as) ondan daha kötüsü kimdir? Cebrail (as): Namazı kasten terk edendir buyurdu.
[Al-Kaba’ir, Adh-Dhahabi, Book of Missing Salah]
Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.And he who repents and does righteousness does indeed turn to Allah with [accepted] repentance.
Ancak tevbe ve iman edip iyi davranışta bulunanlar başkadır; Allah onların kötülüklerini iyiliklere çevirir. Allah çok bağışlayıcıdır, engin merhamet sahibidir.Kim de tövbe eder ve salih amel işlerse işte o, Allah’a, tövbesi kabul edilmiş olarak döner.