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Fonder? Really?

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‘Absense makes the heart grow fonder.’

I think many of us hear this quote constantly. But is it that true, and do you feel it applying. I’ve heard of long distant relationships being hard, but people say that in the end its worth it, because you ache to be with your loved one, and your heart/love does grow.You appreciate each small moment you had spent together. You flip through your pictures laughing about memories. But how long can it last?

There are two things that I always think of when i hear this quote. Allah subhanAllah and the Rasool alayhi asalaam.

1) This quote, it doesn’t apply to Allah jalla jalaluhu. Our hearts are so delicate, and need to be constantly with the presence of remembering Allah. Thats why the prayers are put at the times they are put. When you have someone in mind, you think of them all day, yes. But you call them at night, before bed, you don’t call them 5 times a day, with total tranquillity. With Allah subhanahu wa tala though, we have to be constantly connected. We have to have ikhlaas in our deen.

205. And remember your Lord by your tongue and within yourself, humbly and with fear without loudness in words in the mornings, and in the afternoons and be not of those who are neglectful.

[Surat alAraaf]

In this dunya, you send an email to your friend, and wait maybe 2 days for a reply.You axienously await to hear from them.You feel you are incomplete without them. But Allah subhanahu watala, where ever we go, wherever we are, whenever… He truly is always there. He never lets us stay alone, and when you feel down and lonely, what do your friends tell you? ‘Turn to Allah’. If we were able to have this amazing feeling in our hearts, everything would go in place, trust me, it would subhanAllah.

Allah gives us this constant chance, He allows us to remember Him, which is a mercy to mankind. We don’t wanna be from the losers.

15. So worship what you like besides Him. Say (O Muhammad SAW): “The losers are those who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Verily, that will be a manifest loss!”

16. They shall have coverings of Fire, above them and covering (of Fire) beneath them; with this Allâh does frighten His slaves: “O My slaves, therefore fear Me!”

[Surat alZummar]

But from time to time, we have that missing feeling. Well we should I suppose. Between your salah, while busy with this dunya, don’t you ache to take a break and be with your Lord. Its a healthy feeling (in my opinon).

2) Now you say absence allows the heart to grow fonder right? I understand that quote, but why cannot feel this way towards the Rasool? Its been what- 1400 years, we should be aching with love towards him alayhi asalam. He lived his life, for us. He, alhamdulilah sent us this message. Why do we not remember him as much as we remember our loved on that lives in a diff continent.

This thought brings me shivers. SubhanAllah, Allah knows how its so easy for us to forget, He allows us to remember Him and base our lives around Him 5 times a day. For me, i feel this is such a blessing, and such a mercy. Analyze your heart, is that shawq feeling (missing) there, is it? Do you feel that you miss the Rasool, and strive to do anything to know the reward of being in company with him. Insha’Allah

Wallahu Alaam

PS.  bintmushtaq ❤ maybe this is good for us 😉 LOL

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To love each other for the sake of Allah is one of the most beautiful things Allah has given us. The salaf used to say: The sweetness of living is meeting our brothers. Umar used to miss Muadh and Abu Ubaidah radiallahu anhum so much that he used to twist and turn in bed until he met them in the morning. He used to say: Removal of all sadness is in meeting our brothers.

6 Feet Under

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Every single day, someone is born and someone dies
It wasn’t long ago my uncle passed and my little niece came to life I get to thinking about my time to go and it won’t be long from now
I shiver inside at the chance that I might leave a life untouched by a vow

And I believe tonight is the night that I decide
That I get busy living and I get ready to die
So that when the fateful day does come when I’m six feet in the ground
The poor and the weak and the orphan and meek will miss having me around
When I pass I don’t wanna leave a life of regret So I give rise to change today
by trying not to forget
That pleasures do pass and sunrises end and stars do fade away
But it’s love and it’s virtue and honor and truth that remain for all days

I want that final breath to be the sweetest of all
And it will be certainty if I answer the call
To help all those in need and decipher the meaning of life
‘Cause the seekers of truth they fear not death anymore than they fear life

–Kareem Salama