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Going Somewhere? September 5, 2008

Posted by shadows15 in Amazing Quotes!, Gems and Jewels, Misc, Personality Development, Sisters Section, وَمَن يَرْغَبُ عَن مِّلَّةِ إ, Weekly Wisdom.

Recently I came across a beautiful quote by a man named Robert Kiyosaki and decided to write a small blurb. He says:

“If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.”

What is interesting concerning this quote is its validity to our beautiful religion of Islam. As Muslims we are constantly striving to attain Jannah and the pleasure of Allah and we use the example of our beloved Messenger (saw) to arrive at that destination. So the one who desires Jannah can only get there by following the example of the Prophet (saw) and by no means shall he get there except by treading this path. Allah says in the Quran:

قُلْ إِن كُنتُمْ تُحِبُّونَ اللّهَ فَاتَّبِعُونِي يُحْبِبْكُمُ اللّهُ وَيَغْفِرْ لَكُمْ ذُنُوبَكُمْ وَاللّهُ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ


(3:3)1: Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”


Since we desire Jannah, then according to Robert Kyosaki, we should find someone who has already been there since they took that desired path already. The Prophet Muhammad (saw) has been guaranteed Jannah along with his companions so it only makes sense that we follow the exact same path they took and not deviate even slightly from it.


لَقَد تَّابَ الله عَلَى النَّبِيِّ وَالْمُهَاجِرِينَ وَالأَنصَارِ الَّذِينَ اتَّبَعُوهُ فِي سَاعَةِ الْعُسْرَةِ مِن بَعْدِ مَا كَادَ يَزِيغُ قُلُوبُ فَرِيقٍ مِّنْهُمْ ثُمَّ تَابَ عَلَيْهِمْ إِنَّهُ بِهِمْ رَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ


(9:117): “Allah has already forgiven the Prophet and the Muhajireen and the Ansar…”


So if the issue is as simple as that, then why are there so many people who innovate things in the religion and call to their innovation? Why all the confusion?



1. Umm Aisha - September 16, 2008


I stumbled across your very interesting and uplifting site. Insha-Allah will keep returning.
May Allah SWA reward you for your efforts.
Ramadan Kareem

Umm Aisha

2. shadows15 - September 17, 2008

Wa alaikum assalam Umm Aisha,

Jazakallahu khairan for your words of encouragement and Ameen to your supplication. Hope you benefit bi’dthnillah.

Ramadaan Mubarak,

3. Umm Uthaymeen - September 17, 2008

Salamalaykum Warahmutallahi Wabarakatu,
I just wanted to add to there whole Following RasulAllah Sallilahu Alayhi Wasalaam part, where you mentioned that he Sallilahu Alayhi Wasalaam is guarenteed Jannah, not only, he Sallilahu Alayhi Wasalaam has been there, **Trace back to the Hadith of Isra and Miraaj** Mashallah, i like how you added a quote from a motivational speaker who is probably not muslim but derived an Islamic issue from it… You can find Hikma anywhere…

4. shadows15 - September 18, 2008

Wa alaikum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Umm Uthaymneen,

Good point! We only quote the disbelievers when they say things in accordance with Islamic principles. And it is like Dr. Aidh al-Qarni said:

Wisdom is the goal of every believer
Wherever he finds it, he is most deserving of it!

Jazakallahu khairan.

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