A person Either Frees Himself, Or He Makes His Situation Worse

The Riyadh Saliheen given by Mustafa George DeBerry , is from the Explanation of Shaykh Muhammad Saalih ibn Al Uthaymeen Rahimahullaah

 These are some of Points of Benefit.

Abu Malik Al-Harith bin Asim Al-Ash’ar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Wudu’ is half of Salah; the utterance of (Al-hamdu lillah – all praise belongs to Allah) fills the Scales of good actions; the utterance of (Subhan Allah wa Al-hamdu lillah) (Allah is far removed from every imperfection and all praise belongs to Allah) fills the space between the heavens and the earth, and Salat (prayer) is light; and charity is the proof of Faith; and endurance is light, and the Qur’an is a plea in your favour or against you. Every person departs; he either ransoms it or puts it into perdition. {Saheeh Muslim}.

A person either frees himself, or he makes his situation worse or, he puts it in a state of worse evil of punishment and the likes of that. And we understand that Allaah Azza Wa Jall has given us everything on the earth for our benefit as Allah says in

قُلۡ مَنۡ حَرَّمَ زِينَةَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَخۡرَجَ لِعِبَادِهِۦ وَٱلطَّيِّبَـٰتِ مِنَ ٱلرِّزۡقِ‌ۚ قُلۡ هِىَ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا خَالِصَةً۬ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ‌ۗ كَذَٲلِكَ نُفَصِّلُ ٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ لِقَوۡمٍ۬ يَعۡلَمُونَ.

 

Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم):”Who has forbidden the adornment with clothes given by Allaah, which He has produced for His slaves, and At-Taiyyibat [all kinds of Halaal (lawful) things of food?” Say: “They are, in the life of this world, for those who believe, (and) exclusively for them (believers) on the Day of Resurrection (the disbelievers will not share them).” Thus We explain the Ayat (Islamic laws) in detail for people who have knowledge. Surat Al-Aaraf (7:32)

 

So understand something

Allah Azza Wa jal has given you as a Muslim and as a human that which you need to provide for yourself the sustenance and what does Allah Azza Wa Jal expects you to do with it , He Expects you to use it and to get closer to Him

Allah says in the Quraan:

فَإِذَا فَرَغۡتَ فَٱنصَبۡ (٧ وَإِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ فَٱرۡغَب.

So when you have finished (your occupation), devote yourself for Allah’s worship. And to your Lord (Alone) turn (all your) intentions and hopes.

Surat Ash-Sharh (94:7/8)

Allah Azza Wa Jall said to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and it is actually an order to the Ummah of the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم.

you are busy you have the things which you need to do, you have to work you have to support your family and you have to make a living, but when it’s time to Allah you turn to Allah, you turn to Allah. That which Allah has given us in this life should not be a distraction from Him Allah Azza Wa Jall because he is the one who has provided us with it, what is the case with that which Allah Azza Wa Jall has given us that which we need to nourish ourselves and we use it for disobedience to Allah Azza Wa Jall.

The reason why we are mentioning this is, the great Na’ma of Allah Azza Wa Jal and we also want to make sure that we are not following the path of the disbelievers as mentioned below on Shaykh Uthaymeen Rahimahullah explanation

Shaykh Uthaymeen Rahimahullah mentioned, He said:

Verily the disbeliever he begins his day with the disobedience to Allah. He said the disbeliever even if he begins his day with eating and drinking then verily he is going to be punished for that based on the above mentioned verse of Allah Azza Wa Jall. He said:

Every morsel of food that the disbeliever raises to his mouth he is going to be punished for. Every gulp of water that he raises to his mouth he is going to be punished for it every piece of clothing that he wears he is going to be punished for it.

The Proof for that is the statement of Allah Azza Wa jal in the Qura’an

قُلۡ مَنۡ حَرَّمَ زِينَةَ ٱللَّهِ ٱلَّتِىٓ أَخۡرَجَ لِعِبَادِهِۦ وَٱلطَّيِّبَـٰتِ مِنَ ٱلرِّزۡقِ‌ۚ قُلۡ هِىَ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا خَالِصَةً۬ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ‌ۗ كَذَٲلِكَ نُفَصِّلُ ٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ لِقَوۡمٍ۬ يَعۡلَمُونَ.

(O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “Who has forbidden the adornment with clothes given by Allah, which He has produced for His slaves, and At-Taiyyibat [all kinds of Halal (lawful) things] of food?” Say: “They are, in the life of this world, for those who believe, (and) exclusively for them (believers) on the Day of Resurrection (the disbelievers will not share them).” Thus We explain the Ayat (Islamic laws) in detail for people who have knowledge.

 (Continuing on the statement of Allah in Suraltul Aaraf)

 It will only be for the believers, so after the Day of Judgment, once we enter in to Paradise. Surat Al-Aaraf (7:32)

The Disbelievers will not have the beauties of this life, they will not have the good drinks and the good food and the good clothing, that is only for the believers, so they indulge in it and they use it now and Allaah has not given the permission, so in the next life, Allah Azza Wa Jal would remove it from them.

ۡ هِىَ لِلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ فِى ٱلۡحَيَوٰةِ ٱلدُّنۡيَا خَالِصَةً۬ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ‌ۗ كَذَٲلِكَ نُفَصِّلُ ٱلۡأَيَـٰتِ لِقَوۡمٍ۬ يَعۡلَمُونَ

Say: “They are, in the life of this world, for those who believe, (and) exclusively for them (believers) on the Day of Resurrection (the disbelievers will not share them).”

These are some of Points of Benefit

(In addition, the believer we begin our day with what with Du’aa, Wudu Salaah Fajr, the disbeliever no he begins his day with disobedience to Allaah) So which Allah has provided with of drinking of sustenance of food clothing, is only for the believers, and the disbelievers Allah Azza Wa Jall has provided these things, but Allah Azza Wa Jall has made a condition that they believe in order for them to use it, and if they disbelieve, Allah Azza Wa Jal Allows them to use it but Allah is going to punish for it, Why Allah has given this sustenance so you do what?

So that you glorify the one who has provided it So that you pray to the one who has provided it. So that you have reverence for the one who has provided it. Some people they eat some people they drink, some people they breath, even the oxygen in the air they don’t realize, who is the One who has provide for me this oxygen, who is the one that has given me this sustenance who is the one who has given me the strength, Allah they don’t acknowledge Allah or they acknowledge Him but they commit partner with Him so because of that Allah will punish them for that which they use of his sustenance.

So this was something that I wanted to emphasize, that Shaykh Uthyameen Rahimahullah mentioned, we should reflect over that, that fact that these bounties are around us, the bounties of oxygen of, good health and intellect of food and drink and all this, it is all from the Na’ma (blessings, favours) of Allah Azza Wa Jal, and because of that it’s from the Na’ma of Allah and what does a believer does before he start to eat, he says: Bismillah!   And what a believer does when he finishes, he says:

Alhamdulillah what does a believer do before he goes to sleep he supplicates to Allah he glorifies Allah. And when he wakes up in the morning he supplicates to Allah and he glorifies Allah .He realizes that every single thing in this life of ease (like) sleeping being able to sleep, to be able to relax, that is also from the great bounties of Allah. Being able to breathe is from the great bounties of Allah! Being able to eat from the great bounties of Allah! This is the way of the believer even, when fulfilling ones desires the believer says a du’aa before having intimate relationship with one’s wife, this is from the great bounties of Allah, upon entering ones house (coming back from work) upon leaving the house all of these are from the great bounties of Allah and so the believer is in constant remembrance of Allah Azza Wa Jal.

Extracted from Riyadh Saliheen given by Mustafa George DeBerry

Sharhu Sunnah / Riyadh al Saliheen Jan.21, 2011

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Posted on November 18, 2012, in Naseehah/Advice and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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