Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Question N Answer (part 2)

Question 6:

What is the sign of the slave’s love for his Lord, The Mighty, The Majestic?


The sign that is that he loves what Allah The Most High loves and hates that which angers Him. So, he obeys His Orders and avoids His Prohibitions and allies himself with His allies and shows enmity to His enemies. Thus, the firmest of handholds of Eemaan (faith) is to love and hate for the sake of Allah.


1) “ The firmest handholds of Eemaan (faith) are that you love and hate for the sake of Allah”
(Al-Musnad 4/286)
And what has been reported by At-Tabaraanee and Al-Baghawee with the wording:
“The firmest handholds of Eemaan (faith) are allegiance for Allah and enmity for Allah and loving for Allah and hating for Allah”.
(Al-Albani mentioned it in his Silsilatul-Ahadeeth-As-Saheehah vol.2, No. 998)

Question 7:

Through what do the slaves know as to what Allah loves and is pleased with?


They know through the sending of Messengers by Allah, The Most High, and through His revelation of the Books that command that which Allah loves and is pleased with and prohibit that which He hates and rejects. And with this, was His Irrefutable Proof established against them and His Extensive Wisdom manifested. Allah The Most High says:
Messengers as bearers of good news as well as of warning in order that mankind should have no plea against Allâh after the Messengers...”
(An-Nisa 4:165)

And He The Most High says:
Say (O Muhammad allayhee salat wassalam to mankind): "If you (really) love Allâh then follow me (i.e. accept Islâmic Monotheism, follow the Qur'ân and the Sunnah), Allâh will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
(Aali Imran 3:31)

Question 8:

How many conditions are there for worship (to be accepted)?


There are three conditions (for worship):

Firstly: Sidq-ul-‘Adheema (truthful determination) and it is a condition for its (worship’s) existence.

Secondly: Sincerity of intention.

Thirdly: Conformity with the Shariah, which Allah ordered that He be worshiped through none other than it.
And they (the last two) are necessary conditions for its (worship) acceptance.

Question 9:

What is Sidq-ul-‘Adheema (truthful determination)?


It is abandoning laziness and neglectfulness and exerting one’s effort to make his word conform to his action. Allah The Most High says:
O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do?
(As-Saff 61:2), Most hateful it is with Allâh that you say that which you do not do. (As-Saff 61:3)

Question 10:

What is the meaning of ‘sincerity of intention’?


It is that the intent behind all the slave’s sayings and his actions, outward and inward, are done purely for the sake of Allah. Allah The Mighty and The Majestic says:

And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allâh, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him)...” (Al-Baiyinah 98:5)

And He The Most High says:
And have in his mind no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected in return,
(Al-Lail 92:19), Except only the desire to seek the Countenance of his Lord, the Most High; (Al-Lail 92:20)

And He The Most High says:
Our Lord! Verily, it is You Who will gather mankind together on the Day about which there is no doubt. Verily, Allâh never breaks His Promise".
(Aali Imran 3:9)

And He The Most High says:
Whosoever desires (with his deeds) the reward of the Hereafter, We give him increase in his reward, and whosoever desires the reward of this world (with his deeds), We give him thereof (what is written for him), and he has no portion in the Hereafter.
(Ash-Shura 42:20)

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