A dear sister sent me this email, with a reflection on the verse below I believe from a weekly Quran reminder page on FB that she found;
Allah, the Most High, says:
“… and among them is he who is foremost in good deeds by permission of
Allah.” [Surat Fatir: 32]
A Reflection: Reading this verse should cause any form of conceit or arrogance to die off in your heart. No matter how great your good deed is, all praise is for Allah as He granted you permission to do it and facilitated it to be done.
Receiving this it seems this is one of the essences of tawhid (unity). The true one-ness of the God-head. He is above and beyond, supreme beyond all else, transcendent and at the same time utterly imminent, utterly near, utterly present, utterly All.
And so this truth; you are one and you will return to the One.
And indeed all good in me is from God and God alone.
*** Reflections on the passages below***
How often we build our houses upon flimsy foundations and how often they are torn down by the wind or some stray occurrence. Yet we build our house again on a flimsy foundation. Jesus (peace be upon him) is reported to have said, ‘this world is like a bridge, do not build you house upon it. Reading the verses below, it was brought home to me once more and once more and once more that the only house we should be building is in the kingdom of heaven. Both metaphorically; in how we conduct our affairs in this life and God willing physically in what we put toward the foundation and walls of our eternal home being constructed beyond that time-space continuum that limits our vision.
May God bless and protect you all. Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you).
The parable of those who take protectors other than Allah is that of the spider, who builds (to itself) a house; but truly the flimsiest of houses is the spider’s house;- if they but knew.
Verily Allah doth know of (every thing) whatever that they call upon besides Him: and He is Exalted (in power), Wise.
And such are the Parables We set forth for mankind, but only those understand them who have knowledge.
Allah created the heavens and the earth in true (proportions): verily in that is a Sign for those who believe.
Verses 41-44 of Surah ‘Ankabut’ (The Spider). Holy Quran. Yusuf Ali interpretation to the English
-The spider’s web; so beautiful but so fragile, an apt simile of the ‘world’ – captivating but oh so flimsy. How gloriously the Creator teaches through His creation. Subhahanallahi wa bihamdihi! (pure glorification to God and all praise and thanks)
The greatest travesty we do our souls is to forget the extent of God’s love
This poem was inspired by a song that touched a deep chord in my soul. I hope you enjoy it and are benefited by it. Please keep me in your prayers and God bless you all
Assalamu alaikum (peace be with you)
Learning to be
Learning to be
my blood flows as it should
The sun shines through me
from north to south
east to west
I am only a prism
cleared of pent up fear
should the storms come
should people hate me
injure or attack
should the earth shake from under my feet
I do not fear
The glass only clarified
impurities purged out more
by white hot fire
Shining like a lighthouse beacon
to all who come
Love of Allah the flame of my heart
apparent to all
by my will, my glad acquiescence
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