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THE ART OF MAKING EXCUSES – PART 2
“On your mark, get set….GO!” Yusuf blew hard into his whistle. Its shrilling sound caused Abdullah to jerk up instantly.
Aminah launched into a sprint. She focused hard on the finish line in the distance. A figure zoomed ahead right beside her. It was Abdullah, who was sprinting like a warrior, with a deep look of concentration on his face.
Their cousin, Hamaad, also ran alongside them. He was presently catching up to Abdullah who was but inches awy from the finish line.
Hafsah, Hamaad’s sister, was amongst the audience. She cheered her older brother on as he tried to catch up to Abdullah.
Suddenly, Hafsah’s face turned bright red as she saw Abdullah zoom past Hamaad and draw closer and closer to the finish line.
“STTTOOPPP!” yelled Yusuf unexpectedly.
To the butterfly, the shell of chrysalis is but a period of darkness. A long period of anticipation, hope and expectations. To the human however, it is the most beautiful thing in the world. From the outside, the chrysalis appears to be but a wonderful, beautifully woven, silk shell; a form of protection and security for the blossoming butterfly inside.
Ar-Rahmaan is the entirely Merciful, the One whose Mercy is limitless, all-encompassing and not restricted. Meaning, that Allah (swt) shows Mercy to all, regardless of their religion, beliefs, background, colour, gender etc. He not only showers this Mercy upon humans, but also the animals, plants and all of His creation.
Ever stopped to reflect at how the disbeliever still eats, drinks, laughs and smiles even though he is one who sets up partners with Allah?
I dream of the world’s greatest pilot who flies the world’s best carrier, taking people to places they could only dream of as children, exuding effortless charm and hospitality such that every person desires to meet him, train with him, and learn from him.
Ibn alQayyim: Provisions for the Hereafter
Taught by Sheikh Sajid Umar
Notes of a student
Disclaimer: These notes are not comprehensive; they are only a guideline with which to follow the recording.
Session 8: 25th April 2015
Assalaamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,
Sheikh Sajid welcomes session 8 of the ‘Provisions for the Hereafter’ course. He begins by praising Allah and sending blessings upon the final messenger Muhammad (Khutbatul Haajah).