Knowing what Islam called for!(PART3)

Bismillah Ir-Rahman, Ir-Raheem. I begin with ALLAH's auspiciousness,whose Name is the Best among all the names. All Revences, All Sanctities and All Worships are due to ALLAH alone. Ashahadu An Laa illaaha illal llahu Wa Ash Hadu Anna Muhammadan Abdu Hu Wa Rasooluhu ''I bear witness that there is no deity but Allah who is without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is the Rasool.'' "O Allah, Shower Your Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have brought peace to Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. O Allah, Shower your blessing upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious". Iam Satisfied with Allâh as My Rabb and Cherisher,Iam Satisfied With Islam as My Din(religion) and I am satisfied with Muhammad as a Rasulallah (Messenger)sallallahu alaihi was salam) I seek Protection with ALLAH! With the Glorious and Noble Face of ALLAH! With the Complete and Perfect words of ALLAH! With the Exalted Attributes of ALLAH! From the Punishment of Hell; From chastisement in the Grave; From the Trial of Life and Death; From the Mischief of the dajjal. There is no power nor strength with (anyone) save Allah. ALLAH is Good and Only accept that which is Good. ALLAH is the Truth and only accept that which True. ALLAH is Pure and only accept that which is Pure. Ya ALLAH! ALL the praises are for You, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are are the Substaner of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for you; You have the Possession of the Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All the praises are for You; You are Light(Nur) of the Heavens and Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. Ya ALLAH! All praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the Truth, And Your word is the Truth and the Meeting with You is true, And Parardise is True And Hell is true and All the Prophets(peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad Rasulallah(sallallahu alayhi wa salam) is true,And the Day of Resurrection is True. Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your promise is the truth,Ya ALLAH! You have promise and Your words is the truth, Ya ALLAH! You have promise and You are the Truth!----- "My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to
Me with optional works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his sense of hearing with which he hears, his sense of sight with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it.. "We hope to attain His Pleasure and we wish that our Lord will admit us in Paradise on the Day of Resurrection along with the righteous people:
"My worshippers! No fear shall be on you this Day, nor shall you grieve,(you) who believed in Our Signs and were Muslims. Enter Paradise, you and

your wives, in happiness. Trays of gold and cups will be passed round them, [there will be] therein all that one's inner-self could desire, all that the eyes
could delight in, and you will abide therein forever. Such will be the Paradise which you have been made to inherit because of your deeds which you used to do [in the life of the world].Therein for you will be fruits in plenty, of which you will eat [as you desire]." [Surah Az-Zukhruf (43), Ayat 68-73.] In light of all of the above, does our set goal equal other goals?---- "Say: Is the blind one equal to the one who sees? Or darkness equal to Light?” [Surah Ar-Ra'd (13), Ayah 16.] "Is he who walks on his face without seeing, more rightly guided, or he
who [sees and] walks on a Straight Path [Islam]?” [Surah Al-Mulk (67), Ayah 22.] A Muslim's objective illuminates his path, outlines his endeavours, regulates his footsteps, actions and positions. You find him walking on the ground while his heart is set on the Heavens. He goes forth one instance and holds back another; sometimes hastens and sometimes slows, speaks on one occasion and holds his tongue on another. During all this he is proceeding confidently towards his ultimate goal.
This objective makes the Muslim intolerant of neglecting the commands of his Lord or disobeying film in any way. For doing so would come between him and his exalted aim. It also makes him waste little of his time, lest it should come to nothing.
He is cautious not to spend the fleeting moments of his life on anything that does not please his Lord.
One of the merits of a Muslim's ultimate goal is that it controls the means by which it is achieved. The goal does not serve to justify the means for those who wish to attain it, nor does it allow them to justify any means with a view to achieving that
goal. Rather the goal controls the means which, in its turn, is controlled for it. The goal would not be attained by any words or actions unless these are done with sincerity towards Allah and in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet(SAWS) . The early Muslims confined their objectives to seeking only the Pleasure of Allah

(SWT). One of them would say: "I will make all my worries, one," that is, my only worry in this life is to please Allah (SWT), the Almighty. Their only concern in this life was to achieve His pleasure. Therefore they overcame any hindrance or obstacle on 11 Bukhari and Muslim. The road leading to this exalted aim and dispensed with all their desires and worldly aspirations. Their aim was to achieve all that Allah (SWT) commanded of them. Thus they became the most pious, most knowledgeable and most just of all people. Their Rabb, consequently, granted them guidance and support and made them the mightiest of all people. The majority of present-day Muslims, however, have strayed in choosing and
determining their objectives. Some have put the Pleasure of Allah behind them and set off in pursuit of their own worldly desires; paying no attention to anything else. Some even think that they can have other objectives alongside seeking the pleasure of Allah (SWT). Such people have become, as Allah (SWT) said (which means):

"A man belonging to many partners disputing with one another.” [Surah Az-Zumar (39), Ayah 29.]
But Allah (SWT) the Most High is Self-Sufficient : He has no need of an associate.Thus, he who does an action for someone else's sake as well as Allah's (SWT) will be renounced by Allah (SWT) in favour of those whom he has associated with Him.
This is why today's Muslims, despite their large numbers, have become like the foam of a torrential stream. They have fallen into myriad vices. They are divided by whims and heresies. The Muslim nation has become, as the Prophet said, a large bowl to which all the nations of the world call upon one another. The situation is very grave. As a result of abandoning the sole objective for which they had been created, Muslims will not only live in humiliation upon this earth,as is the case today. They will also face a greater danger on the Day of Judgement, each in proportion to his negligence of and alienation from the true objective. Abandoning the Pleasure of Allah (SWT) means nothing other than choosing Allah's (SWT) wrath as an objective. Let people delude themselves as they please. Let
them call their erroneous objectives any modern name they like. It will never amount to any more than the wrath of Allah (SWT). Let them call their objective a struggle to achieve true socialism, or dress it with the false glitter of democracy, or capitalism, or Arab nationalism, or secularism. Let them say whatever they please as long as they have rejected the Truth : "So after the Truth, what else can there be except error?” [Surah Yunus (10), Ayah 32.] "Those are they who have purchased error at the price of Guidance, and torment at the price of Forgiveness. So how bold they are [for evil deeds which will push them] to the Fire!” [Surah Al-Baqarah (2), Ayah 175.] "And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their souls, if they but knew!” [Surah Al-Baqarah (2), Ayah 102.]We therefore warn our people saying to them: return to the right path: "Answer the call of your Lord.” [Surah Ash-Shura (42), Ayah 47.] Return to the Pleasure of Allah(SWT) let your devotion be sincere and your

struggle continuous:"O our people! Respond [with obedience] to Allah's caller [i.e.Muhammad [pbuh], and believe in him.” [Surah Al-Ahqaaf (46), Ayah 31.] And know that achieving this great and noble goal is extremely easy for those assisted by Allah (SWT), and that the road leading to it is extremely clear for those blessed by Allah's (SWT) Guidance, for He (SWT) "...guides unto Himself those who turn to Him in repentance and obedience.” [Surah Ash-Shura (42), Ayah13.] Those who choose to travel this road need only two things to achieve their objectives: 1. Sincerity to Allah, the Almighty by seeking His Pleasure alone, and; 2. Following the example of the Prophet (SAWS)
l. Sincerity Allah (SWT), Exalted is He, accepts no work whatsoever, be it great or small, unless it is intended solely for His Pleasure. On the authority of Abu Hurairah (ra), who said that the Messenger of Allah said: “Allah, Glorified and Exalted is He, said: ‘I am Self-Sufficient. I am in no need of having an associate. Thus he who does an action for someone else's sake as well as Mine will have that action renounced by Me in favour of him whom he associated with Me.’” A Muslim is required to dedicate all his endeavours to Allah (SWT) in all his
actions and words, remembrance and thinking, sleep and waking, worship and daily living, love and hatred, giving and withholding. "Say [O Muhammad ( pbuh)]: ‘ Verily, my prayer, my sacrifice, my living
and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. He has no partner.’”[Surah Al-An'am (6), Ayat 162-163.] A servant should be sincere to Allah (SWT) in all his activities: "Say: [O Muhammad ( pbuh)]: ‘Verily I am commanded to worship Allah (alone) by obeying Him and doing deeds sincerely for Allah's sake only and not to show off, and not to set up rivals with Him in worship;’” [Surah Az-Zumar (39), Ayah 11.]Sincerity is isolation of the intent in obedience to the Worshipped - Glorified isHe - singling Him out alone in worship, restraining the heart from turning towards creation during conduct with the Lord, and cleansing the action from every flaw. And one who knows the reality of the perfection of the Lord Most High, His

Exaltedness, His majesty, His power, His wisdom, His blessings, His shielding, His gentleness, His kindness, His gracefulness, His generosity, and believes that He is: 12 Muslim and Ibn Maajah.
“the First [nothing is before him] and the Last [nothing is after Him], the Most High [nothing is above Him] and the Most Near [nothing is nearer than Him].” [Surah Al-Hadeed (57), Ayah 3.]
and at the same time know the truth about created beings, namely that they "...cannot create [even] a fly, even though they combine together for the
purpose! And if the fly should snatch away anything from them, the y would have no power to release it from the fly.” [Surah Al-Hajj (22). Ayah 73.]and that they "...possess neither hurt nor benefit for themselves, and possess no power [of causing] death, nor [of giving] life, nor of raising the dead.” [Surah Al-Furqan (25), Ayah 3.] and that they "...own not even a qitmeer (the thin membrane over a date-stone.)” [Surah Faatir
(35), Ayah 13.]

Those who know all these things cannot possibly dedicate their work to anyone except Allah. How could they possibly attach their hearts to any but Him? On the authority of Umar bin Al-Khattab (ra), the Prophet(SAWS)said: “Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His Messenger, his migration was for Allah and His Messenger; and he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that which he migrated.