Skip to main content

3 THINGS BRING US NEARER TO ALLAH

The omnipresence of God and nearness of God to man is one of the central messages of the Quran. Several verses speak of how much God is loving and affectionate towards humanity and several other verses expect the same from human beings.

So, when you are free, strive hard, and to your Lord turn your attention. (Quran 94:7-8)

NEARNESS THROUGH UTTER DEDICATION

Turning towards Lord can be to ask His Help or to worship Him. Either way we get near to Him. Earnest servants voluntarily worship Him a lot. Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was born in a polytheistic society, but he was on a true quest for God. And he took the spiritual journey and became a guiding light for others.

He said, I will go to my Lord; He is sure to guide me. (37:99)

NEARNESS THROUGH IDEALS AND DESIRES

We all have desires that we bring to God. Whether our prayers get fulfilled is secondary; earnestly praying to Him from the depths of our hearts is itself a huge blessing. Pursuing something with the help of God adds value to our lives.

NEARNESS THROUGH TRIALS

Sometimes He puts His servants through trials that certainly turn their attention to Him. Some commentators on the Holy Quran opine that the whole purpose of suffering is to bring His servants nearer to Him.

You, who believe, seek help through patience and prayer; surely, God is with the steadfast. (2:153)

Troubles will pass by but the nearness we attain will stay with us.

God is accessible to all His servants. No one has to hesitate to turn to God. When intentions are good, any person can find God’s help and guidance.

The East and the West belong to God. Whichever way you turn, there is the Face of God. God is all pervading and all knowing. (2:115)

When human beings make a small effort to seek God’s Help, God will go a long way to help them.

PARADISE AS A PLACE OF TRUTH

The qualities of Paradise are described in various ways in the Holy Quran. One particular description is that it is a place in the nearness of God.

The God-conscious will find themselves in gardens and rivers, in the seat of truth with an All-powerful Sovereign. (54:54-55)

We get more and more real when we approach Him. We see things clearly when He is close to us.

This world is described as chattels of deception in the Holy Quran. Something looks certain, and a moment later, it turns out to be mirage. People become more and more delusional when they choose a path that is away from God.

We should not spend our life totally lost in this world. Life should be taken as a journey to get close to God.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.

In the name of Allah, most compassionate and most merciful. “From among the signs of the Hour (end of time) are that religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars), ignorance will prevail, drinking of alcoholic drinks, and there will be a prevalence of Zina.” – Prophet (saw) We begin our topic with these words of our beloved Prophet. How true were his words? We live in a world where all these things are prevalent and unfortunately in our Muslim community as well. Many of our Muslim brothers and sisters are trapped in the evil of Zina and it has become a norm for them, as a result they don’t even consider it haram and unlawful. Allah says in holy Quran: Sūrah al-Isrā’, 17:32: “And do not even approach zina, for it is an outrageous act, and an evil way…’’ We are not going into detail about why Zina is unlawful but in this article, you will find the consequences of this sin. How this affects a life of a person physically, mentally, spiritually and so

MUSLIMS MOURN ALI BANAT - THE MAN ‘GIFTED WITH CANCER’

It’s a sad day for all those who knew Ali Banat, the young man gifted with cancer. Ali Banat was an inspiring Australian Muslim philanthropist whose diagnosis of cancer motivated him to dedicate his life to charity work. “At this point in my life, Alhamdulillah I have been gifted by Allah with cancer throughout my body and I have changed my whole life to helping people,” he said. An Inspiration to Muslim Youth A man of a kind heart was known for his charity work over the past three years. One of his biggest achievements is MATW project, (Muslims Around The World) launched in October 2015 to assist those less fortunate in the poverty-stricken areas of Togo, Africa. He was an inspiration to Muslim youth, dedicating his big fortune to charity work. His organization built mosques and schools for the less fortunate in Africa. May Allah accept it from him! Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. May Allah have mercy on our brother Ali Banat and make it easy

THE MAN WHO INSPIRE MILLIONS OF MUSLIMS EVEN WHEN HE IS PASSED AWAY (ALI BANAT)

Ali Banat is a sydney born who was diagnosed with Cancer and doctors have given him only 7 months to live. Despite his circumstances, he considers this a gift from Allah. Ali Banat, is a young man who, in his own words, was “gifted” with a stage 4 cancer throughout his body. He was given just a few months to live but took this great test as an opportunity to change his life. Upon receiving this news he immediately sold his business, gave up his lavish lifestyle and prized possessions and began a new mission to give up his Dunya and work for his Akhira. Ali has humbly dedicated the remainder of his life to helping those who are far less fortunate than him and in doing so, set up the charity MATW Project (Muslims Around The World) which has already changed the lives of so many. Being diagnosed with cancer is like death sentence for many. But this is not the way Australian Muslim Ali Ali Banat sees it. For him, the sickness is unquestionably a gift from Allah. “At this point in m