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 Nafsiya Reflections: Our Golden Ticket

Welcome to a new episode of Nafsiya Reflections - The Golden Ticket

What’s holding you back? Life? This Dunya?

Yes this dunya is a mess at the moment. A total mess. An overwhelming mess. How can anyone but Allah sort all this out? How can anyone do anything humanly possible to fix this? Where do we even begin? Where do we begin! It seems impossible. We are weak. We are broken. We are scattered. And what we think words are going to make an impact in some way?

Let me ask you this question though:

Isn’t the Quran, pages of words? From Allah Most High. Who created this Ummah? 1,400 years ago... A man was given a message in words. Beautiful, glorious words, like never before. See, we don’t see them as merely words. And we shouldn’t!  Because those blessed words moved everything in us. Those glorious words, took us out of darkness to light.

So how do we expect those words to not have an impact now? To not move armies? When that blessed man MUHAMMAD (saw) carried the same message calling to those of power and influence 1400 years ago, and by the will of Allah, after some patience, the Aws and Khazraj responded! See this is the golden time! This is the time the Sahabah worked day in and day out. Worked with the Prophet (saw), culturing, bringing awareness, trying to change the corrupt society, till in the end, nussrah was given. Only by the will of Allah.

We are in that time. The time of establishing a state. We are the ones working to establish it! As Ali (ra), Umar (ra), Aisha (ra), Hamza (ra)... Don’t you want your name to be with them? Don’t you want to stand in front of Allah (swt) being the ones who worked as the Sahabah RA did? Do we think Allah (swt) won’t do it again?! After He (swt) promised it would be? Is it mistrust in Allah (swt)? Or is it that we have no confidence Allah is going to help us? Or do we not want to be loved by Allah as he loved His Sahabah, ya Rab! IN tansoro Allah yansorokom.

Does that mean sitting with our friends drinking coffee all night? Watching movies till we fall asleep? Playing games? Only concerned with what is going on in our lives? Forgetting the reason for our existence. Lost in this temporary, overwhelming reality? Or are we just supporting the idea?

See, if I was about to pray and invited you to pray jamaa, could you imagine responding with? “I don’t pray at the moment, but I support you!” I understand the heartfelt response but what would you answer to Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgment? “I was busy?” “I supported the ones who worked to establish your Deen in the earth, psychologically?” Or do you want your tongue to speak for you and say “I could have done more”?

This is the mother of all obligations. The establishment of His (swt’s) state. A state that will introduce the world to true Islam, not the corrupt, distort Islam they speak of. This is the state that will teach Salah, and teach all the other obligations as well. All the morals. Establishing HIS (swt’s) state, is an order by Allah (swt), that we will be asked about.

" من خلع يداً من طاعة لقي الله يوم القيامة ولا حجة له، ومن مات وليس في عنقه بيعة مات ميتة جاهلية "

Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "One who withdraws his hand from obedience (to the Amir) will find no argument (in his defense) when he stands before Allah on the Day of Resurrection; and one who dies without having sworn allegiance will die the death of one belonging to the Days of Ignorance."

See, Allah didn’t say His path is easy.

(كِتَابٌ أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ فَلَا يَكُن فِي صَدْرِكَ حَرَجٌ مِّنْهُ لِتُنذِرَ بِهِ وَذِكْرَىٰ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ )

[This is] a Book revealed to you, [O Muhammad] - so let there not be in your breast distress therefrom - that you may warn thereby and as a reminder to the believers. [Surah Al A’raf, Aya 2]

See Allah, tests one on the strength of their Deen. If their Deen is fragile Allah (swt) tests them with little, and if their Deen is strong, sturdy, He SWT tests them with more. And in that they gain their ajr. They have HIS (swt’s) love.

(أَمَّنْ هُوَ قَانِتٌ آنَاءَ اللَّيْلِ سَاجِدًا وَقَائِمًا يَحْذَرُ الْآخِرَةَ وَيَرْجُو رَحْمَةَ رَبِّهِ ۗ قُلْ هَلْ يَسْتَوِي الَّذِينَ يَعْلَمُونَ وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ ۗ إِنَّمَا يَتَذَكَّرُ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ)

Is one who is devoutly obedient during periods of the night, prostrating and standing [in prayer], fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, [like one who does not]? Say, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know?" Only they will remember [who are] people of understanding. [ Surah Zumar, Aya 9]

So if your thinking, you don’t have what it takes, or your past defines in some way, or your too old or too young. Know that Allah (swt) is the Forgiver of sins, and that He (swt) created you for this purpose! To worship him. So don’t feel like you are incapable of adding any help, when you are only working for Allah (swt)! Only wanting to gain His (swt’s) pleasure. You woke up today. And there is a reason for that.

See, yes we are weak, at the moment, but we have The MOST Powerful supporting us. We are broken, but we repair better than any.

We are scattered, but our hearts have always been united. Unlike anyone on earth. All that’s left is the body. To work as one. To be one. I have asked a lot of questions. And only you can answer it for yourself, deep, deep down. And maybe this is most significant one. If this is your golden ticket to the love of Allah (swt), as He loved the Sahabah RA... Do you let it go?

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