Sunday, September 6, 2009

The broken hearted companions

The following are from Ash Shifa.

"Zayd Ibn Aslam said, "Umar went out at night to observe the people and saw a lamp in a house where an old woman was teasing some wool, saying:

The prayer of the good be upon Muhammad,
may the blessed bless him,
I was standing in tears before dawn, 
If only I knew when death gives us different forms,
Whether the Abode will join me to my beloved?

She meant the Prophet (peace be upon him). Umar sat down in tears." ...

"When Bilal was near death, his wife called out, "O sorrow!" Bilal said, "What joy! I will meet those I love, Muhammad and his party!"

In Ash Shifa, Qadi Iyad explains that giving life to the Sunna is an indication of perfect love, and then he mentions "Anyone slightly lacking in it is imperfect in his love while not entirely devoid of it. The proof of this is in what the Prophet said about the man who was given hadd punishment for drinking. A man there cursed him and the Prophet said, "Do not curse him. He loves Allah and His Messenger."

And if you see me in Al-Firdous

If earth shows restraint when
crushing me in my tight grave,
it will be for my love for Ali.

If a sliver of light enters
my dark and gloomy abode,
it will be for my love for Husnain.

And if you see me in Al-Firdous
dancing with joy, know it is for my
love for the Beloved of Allah.

For a sinner like me carries
no weight in front of His Majesty
to earn such delight and ecstacy.


Husnain = Hasan and Hussain

"Ali said that the Prophet peace be upon him took Hasan and Husain by the hand and said, "Whomever loves me and loves these two, and their father, and mother, will have the same degree as me on the Day of Rising."
-At Tirmidhi
(From Ash Shifa)

Eternal Love like this ...

A man came and said, "Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), I love you more than my family and my possessions. I remember you and I cannot wait until I can come and look at you. I remember that I will die and you will die and I know that when you enter the Garden, you will be raised up with the Prophets. When I enter it, I will not see you."

Allah then revealed, "Whosoever obeys Allah and the Messenger, those are with those whom Allah has blessed among the Prophets, the true ones, the martyrs and the right-doers. They are the best of Companions." The Prophet peace be upon him called the man and recited the verses to him.

(At Tabarani from Ash Shifa)

'Tis love - a fire in the heart, a pain in the breast, and dust on the face. The thought of paradise is not sufficient, the Beloved is the only aim.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Reminder ...

Ash-Shab’i said: “Zayd ibn Thabit prayed in his mother’s funeral prayer and then brought his mule near so he could mount it. Ibn ‘Abbas came and took hold of the stirrup. Zayd said, ‘Let go, nephew of the Messenger of Allah!’ He said, ‘This is the way we act with men of knowledge.’ Then Zayd kissed the hand of Ibn ‘Abbas. He said, ‘This is the way I was commanded to act with the people of the House of the Prophet.’”
Shaykh Saleh in his book says that it was mentioned by Ibn al-Qayyim in his commentary of al-Suhrawardi’s Awaarif al-Ma’aarif,
and Ibn Abbas said: “this is what we were commanded to do with your ulama” (the Prophet, salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: The most knowledgeable of you in inheritance matters is Zaid).
then zaid says: “this is what we were commanded to do with Ahl Bayt Nabiyyinna”
(salla Allahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam).