We should look at someone with rancour and anger with compassion because they’re sick. Do you get angry with the sick or do you excuse him? Any human who looks down at another is sick and deserves compassion. That’s all.
We shouldn’t reflect hatred with hatred or confront rancour with rancour or arrogance with arrogance. But we should confront hatred with love, harshness with compassion and arrogance with courtesy. And, we should be constant in that.
It’s difficult in the beginning but when God gazes at the heart and sees that we really want good for the one wronging us, He’ll entrust us with this light. Many will be changed and they’ll take the medicine that you carry.
“Know that the Messenger of God is amongst you.” – Qur’an
His light and guidance is in you. Rouse it! Activate it from the morning to the evening with everyone in any action the ego says to do. Ask it if the Messenger of God was in the same situation, what will he do? On this basis, act! If he was beside you, what would he like you to do? Endless peace and blessings be upon him.
Those who disparage, their spirits are parched and thirsty. They’re screaming to the point that they’re cursing and wanting to fight you. In reality, behind it is pain.
The praising of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) is a meaning from amongst the meanings of the soul and in it the soul can aspire to the highest station; love. When love is the purest, highest and the greatest form of connection, Allah has put in the soul of the human being, it follows articulating love which is the highest form of articulation.
The truthful and honest person who expresses love no matter much they try will feel they’ve been deficient. This is painful and how can it be filled with different colours of pain, losing a loved one, yearning? The pain that one has been negligent to the one they love. The pain of bewilderment and anxiety for love is all but pain and anxiety except love is everything beautiful even pain and even in pain one may feel it is love.
We spoke about poetry and that the most sincere speaks about the struggle one has gone through but this doesn’t mean it bursts forth from love and is devoid of happiness because love alone makes one laugh and cry and even both at the same time.
Our Lady Fatima Zahra entered upon her father when he was in his last stages. He pointed towards her and she cried and then he pointed again and she laughed. Our Lady Aisha said, “I haven’t seen happiness as close to sadness like in this instance even then I’d count Fatima Zahra as not the same as other women but after this I thought maybe she’s like the rest of women.”
So after the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) passed away, Our Lady Aisha asked her. She said that the first time he told her he was given a choice and the sadness that you saw was that and the second time he said that she will be the first from among his household to join him. Endless peace and blessings be upon him and his family.
In this story we see the manifestation of love. How can one be happy when they’re told they’ll die? Except for love. For love that they’re joining their beloved.
Love can break the boundaries of what we’re normally used to.
Someone who has true and honest love, it can’t be measured but it’ll make him do thing that aren’t measurable. Love makes him transgress and challenge that which is difficult as it’s difficult, beautiful and the best of difficult things.
The person at the station of love is concerned with giving. To give and feel the meaning of giving. When one loves they do things for them because the nature of love needs to come out and express otherwise it’ll burn.
Giving of yourself is the greatest thing and the difficult thing is giving that which you incline towards.
The one who doesn’t understand the meaning of beauty can’t ascend and the one who only understands beauty by the senses is the furthest away.
Love is exacted like the sea. It has a source and extension. If the sea of love encompasses one it takes away intent and it can overcome the share of feeling senses and the one who hasn’t lived the insanity of love hasn’t loved for real.
The most deserving of love is the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him. Of all things love is first even inanimate objects were like that with him.
Inanimate objects knew a stronger love which is longing and yearning like the tree pulpit. When the pulpit was made, the Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him) walked to the tree stump and walked past it and began the sermon. The Companions noticed a rising sound like a sigh/weeping and it was gradually increasing. This is a mutawatir hadith; absolute in its veracity. The Companions turned to see and they noticed that it was from within the tree. The Messenger of God descended the pulpit and went to the stump and hugged it like a mother with a child and tapped on it. It calmed like a young child with its mother. Not until the tree stopped that the companions broke out weeping.
Hassan al Basri said, “It longed for the Messenger of Allah, shouldn’t our hearts?”
Habib Umar said that this tree couldn’t stand being eight steps away from the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him).
This tree chose to be with the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him).
What do our states, actions, sayings and hearts choose? Glad tidings have come that we’ll be with the one we love. The Burdah expresses love, longing and yearning.
Many are feeling oppressed today in Syria, Quds, Africa, India, in every place the earth is shaken. How can it all be extinguished? By renewing the commemoration of the birth of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him). Try in your heart, house, society and country. Try to renew good character and his teachings and then you’ll see what they saw.
All of creation was moved by his birth, peace and blessings be upon him, even the jinn that could go beyond the skies stopped and began talking to each other about what stopped them.
Humble yourself so you can feel the meaning of Allah’s transcendence meaning the humility that Jonah (alayhis-salam) had to live whilst in the belly. He said, “I’m amongst those that I’ve committed wrong to.
Young men! My daughters! If the Messenger of God sent you a SMS which said, “I want to live with you.” What would you change? What would you change with your Facebook? Twitter? The history files on your computer? The CD’s in the car? The DVD’s in your room? The downloads on your MP3? What if he says, “Let me hear?” Would you be happy to show him your friends? What daily habits would you share? I’d like everyone to go to sleep with this question and look what you’d do to receive the Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him) next week. Expect a visit next week!
Any mistakes, errors or misinterpretations of words are from me. Please correct me when you spot any mistakes.
Alhamdulilah, I pray that the Gems that have reached you have been beneficial and a joy to read. All things must come to an end but in reality this is a beginning for us all to start cultivating these gems into our daily lives one by one and to remember not to take on board too much as an act which is small and consistent is better than an act which is bigger and done on the off-chance.
May Allah render us successful! Allahumma Amin.
I hope to culminate this series with the words and advice shared by Shaykh Muhammad Ba’Shuayb throughout the tour in the coming days, in sha Allah.
Please keep this needy slave in your duas.
at your service,