The Real Message of Islam
Allah Ta’ala is Sufficient for the Servant:
He is the Creator of the components of beauty and beauty itself,of peace and contentment, tranquility and serenity, the sum total of beauty and of enjoyment.
The pleasure of the entire universe is contained in His name. Allah Ta’ala says that even though a person has nothing with him, no means of ease, no outward means of peace, but
“Is Allah Ta’ala not sufficient for His servants?”
(Surah: Az Zumar, Juz: 24)
If one’s beloved passes away, if one does not have any children, one’s parents have left this world, one has neither wealth nor elevated position, but if one sits and learns to take the Name of Allah Ta’ala with love, Allah Ta’ala will be sufficient for him. Due to the fact that Allah Ta’ala is the progenitor, the Creator of every form of pleasure, allmeans of serenity and tranquility, even of the smallest gift and bounty, it stands to reason that the heart blessed with the special closeness to Allah Ta’ala also enjoys the manifestation of Allah Ta’ala’s majestic attributes. The attributes that are instrumental in manifesting the varied conditions of pleasure, serenity, tranquility, comfort, and ease,the variety of bounties that abound in the universe are all perceived and experienced within the heart that is preoccupied in Allah Ta’ala’s remembrance. However, this is only possible with the Tawfeeq (divine guidance) to excessively take Allah Ta’ala’s Name, to excessively engage in Zikrullah (remembrance of Allah Ta’ala) with the necessary condition of sincerity. The quality of building sincerity is in turn dependant on being connected to some pious servant of Allah Ta’ala.
Thus, Allah Ta’ala’s name becomes sufficient for the servant.
Allah Ta’ala further states,
... And He guides towards Himself one who inclines towards Him.” (Surah: Ash Shura 42:13)
Allah Ta’ala is saying, “One whom I do not initially attract towardsMyself, he makes Mujahadah (effort) on his own, and he turns his attention towards Me.” He implores Allah Ta’ala with these words: “O Allah Ta’ala become pleased with me, let me find You.” For such people, Allah Ta’ala says in this verse:
“I grant guidance to them…I eventually attract them towards Me on the condition they are sincere.”
Iblees (Shaytan) was devoid of sincerity and was therefore deprived of Jazb (being attracted). One who is attracted by Allah Ta’ala can never become rejected or accursed. Hakeem-ul-Ummah Thanwi (Rahmatullah Alaihi) says: “Iblees, in spite of his abundant worship,became rejected/accursed because he was not made Majzoob (one who is attracted).” It is, therefore, compulsory for us to make this Du’a to Allah Ta’ala:
“O Allah Ta’ala, accept though Your mercy whatever good we do(Salaah, fasting, etc.). The announcement regarding the treasure that You grant to those whom You will, You would not have made, O Rabba, if it were not Your intention to grant it to us. By making this announcement, you have tempted us to covet the treasure of becoming Yours through Your attraction, for we have come to terms with the limitations of our efforts and endeavors. O Allah Ta’ala, attract each of us, our children, the members of our households, the women who attend these talks, their households, and those who have even a meager connection with me, grant all of us Nisbat-e-Aw’liyae-Siddiqeen(the highest stage of friendship). O Allah Ta’ala, release us all from the slavery of base desires and endow us all with total obedience.”
One who ‘walks’ towards Allah Ta’ala, who repeatedly turns
towards Allah Ta’ala, fixing his gaze upon the Almighty, one who endeavors and strives in search of Him, Allah Ta’ala will also guide him.
It is mentioned in a Hadith-e-Qudsi, on the authority of Hazrat Abu Hurairah (Radhiallahu Anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:
“I am to My servant as he expects of Me. I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I will remember him to Myself and if he remembers Me in an assembly, then I shall remember him in a better gathering (a gathering of the angels…”(Bukhari and Muslim)
What then does Zikr (remembrance) mean? Hazrat Hakeem-ul-Ummah (Rahmatullah Alaihi) in Tafseer Bayaan-ul-Qur’an states: “Allah Ta’ala says,
How should one remember Allah Ta’ala? You will be in My remembrance by being “Obedient to Me.” If one’s parents are ill, that person should postpone his Nawaafil (optional Salaah prayer),Tilaawat (recitation of Qur’an) and Zikr, and attend to their medical needs. At such a time, this is Zikr (remembrance) of Allah Ta’ala.
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