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The Reality of This Dunya

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The following are notes taken from the lecture ‘The Reality of This Dunya’ by Shaykh Abdullaah Al Bukhaari

  • Salama ibn Dinar Al ‘Araj, from the major ulama and scholar of hadeeth, said: Every bounty of Allaah, if it does not bring you closer to Allah, then it is a misfortune and an affliction upon you
  • Everything Allah has blessed you with, no matter how small or simple, if it doesn’t bring you to Allaah, it’s a problem, and Allah has established a proof against you
  • From these favours are: health, time, wealth
  • Therefore it is upon us to realize the tremendous favours Allah has blessed us with
  • Abdullah bin Mu’taz said: The ni’ma goes away very fast and it returns very slow
  • So if Allah doesn’t see the slave thankful, and it doesn’t bring about acts of obedience and following the Messenger, then no doubt, these favours are an affliction upon the person
  • But if he is thankful, then he is amongst the Muhajireen, those who make hijrah to Allaah ta’ala
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Inscribed in Gold

gold barsAsma’i said that Abdul-Malik once delivered a very profound sermon, during which he began to weep while begging Allah:

“O Lord, my sins are great, but a small amount of Your forgiveness is greater than them. O Allah, forgive the greatness of my sins with a little of Your mercy.”

Asma’i said that when these words reached the ears of Hasan Al Basri, he too began to cry, stating that if ever words were uttered that should be inscribed in gold, it would be those words.

  • From: Gems and Jewels | Compiled by: Abdul-Malik Mujahid | DarusSalam

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