VIP on the Day of Judgement.
It’s as if he is trying to recollect the quwwah which was quite scattered around, he knew there were more challenges ahead and he knew there was only One he can turn onto at every single road. The Only One who Listens even He azza wa jalla Knows well what this Abdullah is up to. Allahumma yassir wa la tu3assir. Meet ups and goodbyes, that should not interfere with the main aims of these people who love each other for the sake of Allah azza wa jalla.
“Wanna be a VIP on a day of judgement, dude?”
One of his best sahabats asked him. They just finished a meeting and Abdul Qayyum’s heart was still devastated with the best of sahabats leaving him. He sent him to the airport and they met in a mere 5 seconds, with the warmest hugs they will never forget. He still made it, All Praises to Allah, ignoring completely the text which was sent the night before. “Dude, don’t come. You know well we’ll be emotionally affected akhi” But still, even if they did not speak, the sight of this portion of him- that’s the only think he asked Allah s.w.t for.
Abdul Qayyum looked at Muhammad’s face and smiled, “So, what’s up with this VIP on the day of judgement akhi?”
Muhammad was and always one sahabat he really looked up to, because of those precious criteria of always smiling, with the name he holds onto, subhanAllah. He brightens up the gloomy days and he always sparked up the life in the sahabat-ship.
“You know, what VIPs get when they go to those hot countries?”
Abdul Qayyum was still quiet, bearing the pain in his heart. He whispered to himself, he never asked for this, but the little heart as though know that he had the right to be a bit sad. Just for a while. Let he slowly gather the bouquet of happiness in the other comrades surround him.
Muhammad smiled, and said, “They get shaded akhi. The VIPs get shaded man.”
Abdul Qayyum smiled back, now looking eagerly at the glimmering eyes of his right ‘partner in crime’.
“How much do you love the Prophet s.a.w. akhi?”
Abdul Qayyum stopped, a car passed by, “With all my heart akhi, his precious words, his actions, his characteristics, I love him dearly and miss him peace be upon him after Allah azza wa jalla.”
“Then, do you think he breaks his promise with what Allah s.w.t Has Promised?”
Abdul Qayyum felt as though someone just punched him on the stomach.
“Akhi, I love you for the sake of Allah, just listen to this, a hadeeth narrated by Abu Hurairah
The Prophet said:
There are seven whom Allah ill shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to the mosques; two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that; a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position [for illegal intercourse], but be says: ‘I fear Allah’, a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity; and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.’ ”
Abdul Qayyum looked more. He listened attentively and nodded slowly.
“I rephrase again, two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting upon that. Meaning the meet and they part for His azza wa jalla’s sake akhi.”
Abdul Qayyum smiled and both them hugged, weeping silently.
“You need to smile more like seriously dude. The people out there can feel your hazan and you know it’s not good.” Muhammad smiled at Abdul Qayyum who nodded silently. Deep in his heart, he misses that sahabat dearly, and here his other sahabat which he is going to part soon. And yes. For your Shade ya Allah, I’ll part with them for Your Sake.
Gather Them Up- Quick!
Being a daie, there are some times in our lives we can go so down we cannot even pick ourselves up. There are some things such like that, but the most proactive amongst them are those who are able to gather the broken pieces up quickly because everyone undergo that, and for those who do not wake up from the low points, only Allah s.w.t Knows for how long they stay there. And if we are really aware of the time that has been left for us, surely, we have no time to despair too much. Thus, gather all your strengths, fight those low moments and get up for the ummah’s waiting for you!
‘O Allah, I submit my soul to You, and I entrust my affair to You, and I turn my face towards You, and I totally rely on You, in hope and fear of You. Verily, there is no refuge nor safe haven from You except with You. I believe in Your Book that You revealed, and in Your Prophet whom You sent.’
Find sources of strengths, with the best of Givers of Strengths, Al- Qawiy. Always have hope and never give up in asking Allah azza wa jalla on things you can never imagine. For indeed, He Knows what we don’t.
Indeed, Allah [alone] has knowledge of the Hour and sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. And no soul perceives what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul perceives in what land it will die. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.
(Al Quran, Luqman : 34)
Love Him & Wanting Him to Love you.
Loving Allah s.w.t is indeed the most tranquil feeling that can be achieved.
“And [yet], among the people are those who take other than Allah as equals [to Him]. They love them as they [should] love Allah . But those who believe are stronger in love for Allah . And if only they who have wronged would consider [that] when they see the punishment, [they will be certain] that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is severe in punishment.”
(Al Quran, Surah Al Baqarah :165)
It is not easy to love Allah. Furthermore to be Loved by Him azza wa jalla. I myself am uncertain on what is my value in the Eyes of Allah azza wa jalla. But one thing I know and certain is, I really hope and will give my very best to grasp every inch of His Love, wherever possible. Even if it was miles away of my characteristics to one of a mu’min.
And I pray that the sahabat of mine, far in the eyes but near in the qalb to be at best health, eeman & take care, please take care yourself for me! Though seas apart, we know well that the best gifts that we can give each other is the best armours of knights- duaa. In time of remembrance of me and you every single time. And if that meeting was written by Him to be our last one in dunya, I urge you 🙂 to really really strive together with me to meet up with our dream gatherings with the best of people of earth. Who live Quran, speak Quran and feel Quran ukhti. Who loves Allah, put Him the number one in every single contraction of the muscle, and every step the foot sets onto.
On the authority of Abu `Abbas `Abdullah ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both of them) who said: One day I was behind the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) [riding on the same mount] and he said:
“O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice]: Be Mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you. Be Mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, then ask Allah [alone]; and if you seek help, then seek help from Allah [alone]. And know that if the Nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, they would not benefit you except with what Allah had already prescribed for you. And if they were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would not harm you except with what Allah had already prescribed against you. The Pens have been lifted and the Pages have dried.”
(It is related by At-Tirmidhi, who said it is a Good and Sound Hadith)
*Me still trying to drown myself in the pile of books, end of April finals then not sure if there are any plans after that, then graduating in June insh’Allah biidhinillah with dearest family coming here, for years did we really have a proper holiday s’A! And then me fly back to hometown and start work. In months time now subhanAllah. Heart’s already lost a portion (flown to the cities of Kaherah) and now the other portion which has been with the comrades here are slowling fading away. Amazing (mashAllah) people which I’m forced to say sayonara. 😦 And some sahabats walimah soon this summer. And the best bro’s surprise this summer. So many things happening s’A. The part of me which has been 5 years old, hrm. Formulating a way to reduce the will come depression very soon. Surely defo will miss them. Like proper one. But, need to cleverly come out with a formulation for that. SubhanAllah, dear readers, keep me in your duaas please. Like seriously please.*
Do keep our sisters & brothers in Bangladesh in your duaas please. And the ummah around the world. SubhanAllah, at these times, we do not ask, what is happening? But more of what have we done?
Allah Knows Best.