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Friday, April 3, 2009

Weekly Wisdom - 4/3

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere --
Who say, when afflicted with calamity: ´To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return´ --
They are those on whom (descend) blessings from their Lord, and Mercy,
and they are the ones that receive guidance."
Al Qur´an - 2:153-157

"So when Allah says, “And to G_d you return, and to Allah you must return”, you don’t think that means dying in the graveyard? Let’s get away from these lesser of importance ideas and pictures we have in our minds.

‘Oh yeah, he returned to Allah.’ Who returned to Allah? ‘I saw him put in the ground and they put dirt over him.’ What are you talking about, (saying) ‘he returned to Allah.’? His earth returned to the earth. That’s what we did.

He was made of earth and we put him back in the earth, but what about his spirit? What about his soul? He left it with us and it is our obligation to return it to G_d. And the only way we can return it to G_d is to return it to the plan; the community plan that G_d wanted that life to be in. WHEW!!! Now, it has meaning!!!!!

Yes, I want to return to Allah. All of us have a spirit to return to Allah. And that spirit will never be satisfied until we have an ummatul Islameeyaah following this Qur’an and following the life of Muhammed as it is being open to us now!!!!!

Praise be to Allah! Allah-U-Akbar! That’s where we’re going! We were created to go there. We have got to go there!"
Imam W. D. Mohammed, October 14, 2006


Esoteric Prose said...

Alhamdulillah! This reminds me of an excerpt from 'Vision of Islam' where the story is told (I'm paraphrasing) of how the soil did not want to be used to make mankind, but only agreed when Allah promised that the soil used would indeed be returned (through burial). I must say that I do not know how accurate this is, but it paints a beautiful picture of how Allah's written agreements are binding, and as He expressed in our Holy Qur'an, we 'must return' SubhanAllah - Jummu'ah Mubarak!

*Vision of Islam is a GREAT read by the way!!! ...just amazing expressions and explanations of our beautiful deen. :)

Esoteric Prose said...

*and by 'written' I mean decreed.

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