عن أَبي موسى رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ ، عن النَّبيّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، قَالَ : (( إنَّ الله تَعَالَى يَبْسُطُ يَدَهُ باللَّيلِ ليَتُوبَ مُسِيءُ النَّهَارِ ، وَيَبْسُطُ يَدَهُ بالنَّهَارِ لِيَتُوبَ مُسِيءُ اللَّيلِ ، حَتَّى تَطلُعَ الشَّمْسُ مِنْ مَغْرِبِهَا )) رواه مسلم .
Abu Musa (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "Allah, the Exalted, stretches His Hand during the night so that those who commit sins by day may repent, and He stretches His Hand in the day so that those who commit sins by night may repent. He keeps doing so until the sun rises from the West". [Muslim].
psalms 8:3 niv God made the stars,when i consider your heavens,the work of your fingers, the moon & the stars,which you have set in place.
Quran 13:2 It is Allah who erected the heavens without pillars that u can see; then He established Himself above the Throne & made subject the sun & the moon, each running its course for a specific term....
I samuel 2:8 esv ....for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,upon them he has set the world
Ibn Umar reported: I was with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when a man came from the helpers and he greeted him with peace. Then he said, “O Messenger of Allah, which of the believers is the most virtuous?” He said, “Those with the best character.” He said, “Which of the believers is the most wise?” He said, “Those who remember death often and have best prepared for it with good deeds; those are the wisest.”
[Sunan Ibn Majah, Book of Asceticism, Number 4259, Hasan]
Awf ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of your rulers are those whom you love and they love you, who pray for you and you pray for them; and the worst of your rulers are those whom you hate and they hate you, whom you curse and they curse you.” It was said, “Shall we confront them with swords?” He said, “No, as long as they establish prayeramong you. If you find something hateful from them, you should hate their actions but not withdraw your hand from obedience.”
Last night my car broke down in east London. I had a long chat with Derek a.k.a. Del, the recovery truck driver, on the way home. Cool cockney 'geyza', in his late 40s maybe 50s. When I was talking to him about Islam, I could tell he was riveted, really opened up and told me about his thoughts and beliefs that he said he never spoke to anyone about.
He was your typical unreligious believer in 'something out there'; only went to a church when someone was born or died, with moderate exposure to Muslims, but not Islam.
My point is that when I saw his face light up when I was speaking to his natural disposition, his Fitrah, he clearly saw that this made so much more sense than anything he had known before. He kept telling me how grateful he was for me telling him about Islam and how little he knew about it, despite living and working in London his whole life.
Instead of feeling happy at this individual's happiness, my heart sank and I felt so ashamed that this man was so close to his Fitrah, relatively uncorrupted in his thoughts and world view, yet no one had ever told him about Islam. Despite being so eager and glad to learn about it. Despite being like a sponge when I was speaking of Allah's Beautiful Names and Attributes. Despite being such a regular old bloke like perhaps millions of others in this country.
I really do applaud organisations dedicated to da'wah like iERA, Discover Islam and the rest, but we are kidding ourselves if we think they are able to reach those we are obligated to reach, as though they have lifted the burden from ALL of our necks. We all need to do as much as possible to help propagate this common sense message of the Fitrah, and Allah in His Mercy has made this possible in so many ways, with something for everyone, so there are no excuses.
If it is not for pleasing your Lord because you love that He be praised and glorified alone by more and more people; if it is not for your love for your fellow humans that you want for them to realise their true purpose and taste the Sweetness here and hereafter; if it is not for your saving your fellow humans from a severe trial and potential punishment; then do it out of fear for your own self. When I was sitting with Sheikh Haitham one day and said about a non-Muslim family passing by, "Will we be held accountable on the Day of Judgement for not delivering the message of Islam to non-Muslims like this that we pass on the street? Can they come up to us on that Day and blame us for not warning them of it?" Thinking that he would say 'Don't be so harsh on yourself' or something... his face changed, went pale and he said,
"By Allah, I worry about the same thing everyday living in this country."
Remember, Allah will not burden us regarding those people truly out of our sphere of influence, but we all know some non-Muslims, and we are all able to help fund or volunteer for organisations or initiatives that are working for the larger scale da'wah. I hope I can live up to these words but we really do need to step up and realise our priorities.
I ask Allah to guide Del and all others like him sincerely seeking Truth, and to forgive myself and all of us for our negligence in acting upon and calling to it.
A brother said:I was drinking in this beautiful mug during my class today, then a Christian guest said: "I am intrigued by your mug" - When I asked 'why'? - he said that he never thought that Muslims love Jesus Christ peace be upon him - and this took us.a while discussing the virtues and the importance of Jesus Christ PBUH in the house of Islam. Alhamdulilah
- You see my brothers and sisters, you don't need to be a sch olar to convey the message of Islam, a simple method is sufficient to raise people's curiosity about the faith. So be innovative share your ideas with others :)
ياله نكمل الناس الي مقرتش البوست امبارح انا كل يوم ان شاء الله هنزل صفحه من القرأن عشان نختم القران مع بعض يعني حملتي بتهدف ان لو معندكش وقت تختم القران او تقرا صفحه منه كل يوم هتقراها وانت بتتصفح علي النت انا بفكر الناس الي مقرتش البوست امبارح انا كنت هنزل صفحه وحده بس كل يوم بس المرادي هنزل صفحتين عشان نلحق نختم القران ياله نبتدي والي مقراش امبارح ماتزعلش انا عمله البوم فيه الصفح الي فاتت :)