Have you heard the Story of the Bus number 35?
This story was told to me by Sheikh Fakhriy al Qaisi:
Sheikh Fakhriy al Qaisi’s Tale
Once, he heard about a man in Iraq, who was in hospital and who had broken both his arms and legs. Rumour spread about this man. And the Islamic culture favours visiting the sick. And so the Sheikh found himself visiting the man with the broken arms and legs. The Sheikh saw many people, paying their respects to him, and they made dua’at for him. When eventually the Sheikh made his way to him, the man said, jokingly, that the Sheikh was probably jealous because of the attention (and dua’at) he was gaining from the people rather than the sheikh. Or perhaps this was a sarcastic remark at his own condition. Regardless, the Sheikh asked the man what happened to him – how did he get himself into such a condition?
The Hospitalised Man’s Tale
The man said:
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1. Is the Test based on our choice between good and bad?
Yes. Some trials are in order to distinguish the believers from the disbelievers:
“Do people think that they will be left alone because they say: ‘We believe,’ and will not be tested.
And We indeed tested those who were before them. And ALLAH will certainly make (it) known (the truth of) those who are true, and will certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although ALLAH knows all that before putting them to test)” [al-‘Ankaboot 29:2-3]
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- The sin of disobeying Allah subhana wa ta’ala’s Order/ Obligation – e.g. not doing salah… or
- The sin of doing an act that Allah subhana wa ta’ala has forbidden – e.g. doing zina (a great sin)
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The two barriers for Muslims that decreases faith is:
- Doubts, and
- Desires/ opinions/ lusts/ immoralities
Refer to surah Takathur (102):
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“O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.” (Qur’an: Surah Anfal (s8) v24)
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There was a conversation via Whatsapp that continued into Facebook, where the suggestion to ‘Fear Allah’ was understood by the addressee as ‘malicious’.
The addressee wrote this on Facebook:
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A) Favour (of Allah) and Mercy – [Fadlullahi wa Rahma]
All our deeds are for the judgement of Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala). BUT we only enter Jannah (Paradise) because of Allah’s favour and mercy.
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A) Islam, Iman, Ihsan
To comprehend what is meant by Aqeeda, we ought to consider Jibril’s (aliyyhi as-salaam) famous hadith, regarding Islam, Iman and Ihsan.
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To understand what is belief, what is faith, what is Aqeedah (creed) in Islam, we ought to turn to the beginning of the Qur’an and the intial verse of Surah Baqarah:
“This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for (the Muttaqeen – i.e.) those conscious of Allah -” (Qur’an: 2:2)
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