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Message from the Chief of the Companions April 27, 2008

Posted by shadows15 in Amazing Quotes!, Contemporary Issues, Gems and Jewels, Misc, Personality Development, وَمَن يَرْغَبُ عَن مِّلَّةِ إ, Weekly Wisdom, Worship.
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Abu Bakr radiyallaahu `anhu would give immensely beneficial reminders that were short and to the point. Here are a few of them:

“There are five dark matters and five lamps (to illuminate them (or in some cases, to counteract them)).

  1. Love of this world is darkness, and At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness, the fear of Allaah) is its lamp.
  2. Sin is darkness, and its lamp is repentance.
  3. The grave is darkness, and its lamp is (the phrase) ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.’
  4. The Hereafter is darkness and its lamp is the good deed.
  5. The Siraat (the bridge over Hellfire that every person will have to cross in the Hereafter) is darkness, and its lamp is certainty of Faith.”[2]

*****

Ausat ibn Ismaa’eel (may Allah have mercy on him) reported that, one year after the Prophet’s Death, he heard Abu Bakr radiyallaahu `anhu deliver the following sermon:

“The messenger of Allah stood among us the previous year just as I am standing here before you today.”

Abu Bakr radiyallaahu `anhu then began to cry; according to one account, he cried so uncontrollably that he was not able to speak for a while. Finally, after a long pause, Abu Bakr radiyallaahu `anhu continued,

“O people, ask Allah for well-being (physical, but especially spiritual well-being; and also, well-being in the hereafter), for with the exception of certainty of Faith, there is nothing better that He gives to anyone than well-being. Always be truthful for truthfulness is the companion of piety – and both of them are in Paradise. And beware of lying, for it is indeed the companion of wickedness, and both of them are in the Hellfire. Do not break off ties of family relationships; do not plot against one another; do not despise one another; do not be jealous of one another – but instead be slaves of Allah, brothers unto one another.”[3]

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[2] Faraaid Al-Kalaam Lil-Khulafaa Al-Kiraam, by Qaasim ‘Aashoor (pg.29).

[3] Saheeh At-Tawtheeq Fee Seerat Wa-Hayaat As-Siddeeq (pg.179)

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