Tuesday, August 3, 2010

You will not die before your appointed time

For every person there is an appointed time to die, it cannot be brought forward, nor can it be held back, even if all of the creation were to join together in the attempt.
And know that hoping in other than Allah (GOD) is misery.

1. Whoever places his hopes or trust in something or someone other than Allah (GOD), then Allah will abandon him and make that thing or person the cause of his ruin.
For Fir’aun (Pharoah) it was status; for Qaaroon (Korah) it was wealth, for Umayyah it was business, for Waleed it was his child.
For Abu Jahl it was status, for Abu Lahab it was lineage, for Abu Muslim it was the throne, for Al-Mutanabbi it was fame, and for Al-Hajjaj it was power and authority.

2. Whoever seeks honor with Allah (GOD) and does righteous deeds, Allah will honor him and bestow upon him ranking even if he has no wealth, status, or noble lineage.
For Bilal it was the call to prayer, for Sulmaan it was the Hereafter, for Suhaib it was his sacrifice, and for ‘Ataa it was knowledge (may Allah be pleased with them all).

Steps to take ‘if you are fearful of a jealous person

1. Remember Allah (GOD), and supplicate to Him.
2. Hide or keep secret your affairs from the jealous person.
3. Be generous to a person who attempts to harm you, for perhaps he will then desist.

At times, one becomes afflicted with a severe trial. If he turns to his Lord and surrenders his will to Him without associating any partners with Him, his hardship will go away.

Sleepless nights

If you toss and turn during the night without being able to fall asleep, do the following:
1. Remember Allah (GOD) with Prophetic supplications.
2. Avoid sleeping during the day, except when you have no other choice.
3. Read or write until sleep comes.
4. Work hard during the day.
5. Consume stimulants such as coffee and tea in moderation.