Sunday 20 January 2013

Book | Patience & Gratitude

Bi Ismihi Ta’ala

About the Book 

In Bukhari Shareef, there is a narration wherein it is mentioned that on one occasion, Nabi (Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) drew a square (as an illustration), then a line in the middle transcending the square, then short lines on both sides of the middle line. Nabi (Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) then explained the illustration:

The square is the life-span of man. The sides of the square, surrounding him is death, which cannot be escaped. The middle line represents him, living his life (till the end of the square). The line continues beyond the square (his death), representing his hopes and desires, which transcend his life-span. 

Man constantly faces problems in his worldly sojourn. The little lines on either side of the middle line, represents those problems, misfortunes, hazards and dangers.

To overcome them Allah Jalla Jalaaluhu has given us all, protection in dealing with these tests. Amongst these are Sabr (patience) and Shukr (gratitude). If we adopt these two qualities in dealing with life’s challenges, we will pass through the worldly life with ease, Insha-Allah.

This book is a transcript of a talk, by our respected Shaykh, Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hamid Is`haq Saheb (Daamat Barakaatuhum).

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