Friday, June 02, 2006

~A seal on their hearts, On their hearing, & On their eyes is a veil~

What the reasons behind all distress, adversity, misery, suffering, warfare, conflicts, disaster, calamity, poverty, etc etc that been experiencing many Moslem for years? Will we accuse the disbeliveers, any particular countries, or any particular organizations at the first place? Or we will throw more theories, born more analyzers, then all people will speak out [but less actions] - "the watcher smarter than player"…. The world will become too noisy… but for nothing… just spread the fitnah [slenderness], accusations, hatred, detestation, rancor, revenge, vengeance, grudge, and resentment, suspicious, so on. But The ones who suffer just keep suffering, the ones who starving just keep dying…..
"Behold, ye received it on your tongues, and said out of your mouths things of which ye had no knowledge; and ye thought it to be a light matter, while it was most serious in the sight of Allah." [HQ 24:15]
O ye who believe! Avoid suspicion as much (as possible): for suspicion in some cases is a sin: And spy not on each other behind their backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, ye would abhor it...But fear Allah...[HQ 49:12]
Oh, my dear brothers and sisters, lets remember what Allah subhana wata’ala answer : “Whatever of good befalleth thee (O man) it is from Allah, and whatever of ill befalleth thee it is from thyself. We have sent thee (Muhammad) as a messenger unto mankind and Allah is sufficient as Witness.” [HQ.4:79].
"O ye who believe! Fear God, and let every soul look to what (provision) he has sent forth for the morrow. Yea, fear God: for God is well acquainted with (all) that ye do. [HQ.59:18]
Those verses remain us “whenever of ill befalleth thee it is from thyself”, and Allah said “let every soul look to what (provision) he has sent forth for the morrow “ that’s mean the first thing that we should observe that is ourselves. We should do introspection [muhasabah] what’s wrong with us. What sins that we have been doing before we go condemn others.

We sometimes think that we are in the right path, we are a real believer and we can’t be wrong or we are the most peacemakers. But Allah also allude us:

“And of mankind are some who say: We believe in Allah and the Last Day, when they believe not. “[HQ.2:8]

“And when it is said unto them: Make not mischief in the earth, they say: We are peacemakers only.” [HQ.2:11]

“Are not they indeed the mischief-makers ? But they perceive not.” [HQ.2:12]

This perhaps the reason why many Moslem and called themselves "a true believers" but actually what they do just make everything getting worse..... The actions that not based on the understanding could lead to the misleading

Perhaps Allah wants to remind us because we are living away from the light of His guidance. We have made our “desire” and the worldly things delude us from remembering Him and hereafter life. We get usual committing sins; we do not hesitate to indulge in subhat [doubtfully] matters, even do not feel any guilty to keep doing haram things. Allah reminds us so many time in His Holy book [Qur’an] how He has destroyed some nations because of their transgressions….

“We destroyed the generations before you when they did wrong; and their messengers (from Allah) came unto them with clear proofs (of His Sovereignty) but they would not believe. Thus do We reward the guilty folk.” [HQ.10:13]

“And when We would destroy a township We send commandment to its folk who live at ease, and afterward they commit abomination therein, and so the Word (of doom) hath effect for it, and we annihilate it with complete annihilation.” [HQ.17:16]

Subhanallah….. nauzubillah…. May all of this is only a test from Him to make us back to His part. We all ask refuge from His wrath because of our ignorance.

“And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to the steadfast,” [HQ.2:155]

“Or deemed ye that ye would enter paradise while yet Allah knoweth not those of you who really strive, nor knoweth those (of you) who are steadfast ?” [HQ.3:142]

When we have pondered inside [ourselves], we can see outside factors, but actually the answers are there too [in holly Quran], we shouldn’t feel that surprise because Allah swt also has described it

“And the Jews will not be pleased with thee, nor will the Christians, till thou follow their creed. Say: Lo! the guidance of Allah (Himself) is Guidance. And if thou shouldst follow their desires after the knowledge which hath come unto thee, then wouldst thou have from Allah no protecting guardian nor helper.” [HQ.2:120]

The history will always keep repeating because the human nature always the same from the time this universe was created to the end of the world [or perhaps worse]....

Allah said the prosperity, the power could lead someone [nation] will not have any profit from their hearing, sight, heart and intellect.

“And We had firmly established them in a (prosperity and) power which We have not given to you (ye Quraish!) and We had endowed them with (faculties of) hearing, seeing, heart and intellect: but of no profit to them were their (faculties of) hearing, sight, and heart and intellect, when they went on rejecting the Signs of Allah. and they were (completely) encircled by that which they used to mock at! “ [HQ 46:25]

They are totally blind [completely heartless], doesn't care how loud we speak, doesn't care how whole the world crying in grief… they will hear nothing….Allah really have sealed their heart because of their arrogance… absolutely don't know what is "faith", what is humanism….

"As to those who reject Faith, it is the same to them whether thou warn them or do not warn them; they will not believe. Allah hath set a seal on their hearts and on their hearing, and on their eyes is a veil; great is the penalty they (incur)." [HQ 2:6-7]

It just like what Allah swt asked : "Do they not travel through the land, so that their hearts (and minds) may thus learn wisdom and their ears may thus learn to hear? [HQ 22:4]6].

The answer that is : "Truly it is not their eyes that are blind, but their hearts which are in their breasts." [HQ 22:46]

Remember what Allah said about 'Aad people [when reminded the Quraish - about their arrogance] and again, the history will always repeat [like what how the 'Aad people end up] for "We destroyed aforetime populations round about you; and we have shown the Signs in various ways, that they may turn (to Us)." [HQ 46:26]. They will embrace their destiny......[the destruction] due of their arrogance.... insyaAllah!!

And then....What should we do to face such "terrible" slenderness that being accused to us [Moslem].... ?

“O ye who believe! When ye meet an army, hold firm and think of Allah much, that ye may be successful.” [HQ.8:45]

“Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.” [HQ.2:190]

"O ye who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam. And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; and remember with gratitude Allah's favour on you; for ye were enemies and He joined your hearts in love, so that by His Grace, ye became brethren; and ye were on the brink of the pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus doth Allah make His Signs clear to you: That ye may be guided.” [HQ 3:102-103]

"Truly Allah loves those who fight in His Cause in battle array, as if they were a solid cemented structure". [HQ 61:4]

We have to keep together.... "hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves;" Allah has enjoined our heart in love, He love us to fight in His Cause in battle array, as if we are a solid cemented structure.

“O Prophet! Exhort the believers to fight. If there be of you twenty steadfast they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a hundred (steadfast) they shall overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are a folk without intelligence.” [HQ.8:65]

“Now hath Allah lightened your burden, for He knoweth that there is weakness in you. So if there be of you a steadfast hundred they shall overcome two hundred, and if there be of you a thousand (steadfast) they shall overcome two thousand by permission of Allah. Allah is with the steadfast.” [HQ.8:66]

The power of believers is not accounted by the numbers but by “the quality” [how strong they steadfast hold what their belief]. The power 1000 of true believers are same as 2000 of non-believers. This is the secret why Rasulullah and his companions could gain a victory in badr battle.

“Allah had already given you the victory at Badr, when ye were contemptible. So observe your duty to Allah in order that ye may be thankful.” [HQ.3:123]

“When thou didst say unto the believers: Is it not sufficient for you that your Lord should support you with three thousand angels sent down (to your help)?” [HQ.3:124]

“Nay, but if ye persevere, and keep from evil, and (the enemy) attack you suddenly, your Lord will help you with five thousand angels sweeping on.” [HQ.3:125]

“Allah ordained this only as a message of good cheer for you, and that thereby your hearts might be at rest - Victory cometh only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise –“ [HQ.3:126]

Oh lets not be like foam floating on ocean….a lot but nothing………

Wallahu alam bishowab.
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