Travelers on the Path of Knowledge

Knowledge is an ocean and a few drops just aren’t enough. -Unknown

Random Memory… September 25, 2007

Filed under: Islam,Random,Reflections — Lena @ 7:29 am

-ISNA 2006, Imam Suhaib Webb commented that the tears we shed for the sake of Allah ta’ala become noor (light) on the Day of Resurrection, so you will often find that when scholars weep for the sake of Allah ta’ala they will wipe the tears over their face and their body–hoping for noor to emit from them on that Day, inshaAllah.

The poet said: “To spend the night awake and weeping for other than Allah is a foolish waste.” (Imam al-Ghazali’s (rah) Dear Beloved Son)

It’s the second ten days of Ramdan, time for major forgiveness inshaAllah! Please keep Munzareen and I in your dua’s.

 

Blindness September 15, 2007

Filed under: Forgiveness,Islam — musaafir @ 10:57 pm

When I was walking through a cave in Colorado, the guide remarked that when the original “discoverers” of the cave stumbled upon it, the cave was very dark. He turned off the lanterns and showed us what darkness was really like. Then he told us that if we were to stay in such pitch black darkness for too long we would go blind.

I never knew that, but it makes sense doesn’t it? Nothing to look at, what would our eyes really be used for in darkness? As I was thinking about this I realized that our hearts are just like this.

Once we sin, a black dot appears on our hearts. When we keep sinning without repentance, more and more black dots appear until the entire organ is black. The heart suffocates under the pressure of these sins. I’m not talking about the physical heart, I’m talking about the spiritual heart. It dies under these sins. We are the cause of our own destruction. When our hearts are overwhelmed by this blackness, they go “blind.” When Allah speaks of the blind hearts, maybe He is referring to the hearts in this state.

The same thing goes for when we sever the ties of Our Creator. When we stop praying, when we stop reflecting, we are plunging ourselves into darkness. We become so blind that we cannot even see the light of our Creator.

Ya Rabb, make us amongst those who are Oft-Repentant and forgive us. Rabbighfirli wa tub ‘alayya.

 

Alhamdulillah September 14, 2007

Filed under: Islam — Lena @ 10:09 am

We have been so blessed to reach another Ramadan.  May Allah ta’ala allow us to benefit immensely from this month.

رمضان مبارك و رمضان كريم