bring out the spiritual blessing (baraka) in each period

Imam Al Ghazali (May Allah have mercy on him) wrote this in his book:
'The Beginning of Guidance'

"You should not neglect your time or use it haphazardly; on the contrary you should bring yourself to account, structure your litanies and other practices during each day and night, and assign to each period a fixed and specific function.

This is how to bring out the spiritual blessing (baraka) in each period. But if you leave yourself adrift, aimlessly wandering as cattle do, not knowing how to occupy yourself at every moment, your time will be lost.

It is nothing other than your life, and your life is the capital that you make use of to reach perpetual felicity in the proximity of God the Exalted. Each of your breaths is a priceless jewel, since each of them is irreplaceable and, once gone, can never be retrieved.

Do not be like that deceived fools who are joyous because each day their wealth increases while their life shortens. What good is an increase in wealth when life grows ever shorter?

Therefore be joyous only for an increase in knowledge or in good works, for they are your two companions who will accompany you in your grave when your family, wealth, children and friends stay behind."

"Good deeds are not equal to the evil ones. Repel other's evil deeds with your good deeds. You will see that he with whom you had enmity, will become your close friend.
But none will attain this quality except those who patiently endure and none will attain this quality except those who are truly fortunate."

Chapter: 41, Verses 34-35, Al-Quran
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island of peace on January 4, 2010 at 5:26 PM said...

simply wonderful.

TechSlam on January 4, 2010 at 5:27 PM said...

Good informative post. Thanks

Ustaz Nor Amin Sayani Bin Zainal on January 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM said...

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Ibn Hanif on January 5, 2010 at 2:23 PM said...

Assalamu alaikum Nur Sakinah Thomas,
Sister, we often forget the purpose of our life and also the companions of our graves. These words of Imam Al Ghazali (may Allah have mercy on him) are a remider.
JazakAllah for bringing these quotes on Guiding Friends. Amen

Assalamu alaikum Ustaaz Nur Amin, Although, I can't understand your language (I think it's Malaysian) but atleast I can understand your words of Salaam. So, Wa alaikum salaam and welcome on Guiding Friends.

Melinda on January 6, 2010 at 8:36 PM said...

I really loved the message of this post. It is a wonderful reminder of the importance of purpose and goals in our life. I know that when I was adrift in life, without goals, I was truly lost. . . Thank you for these powerful words!



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