YIKEEN (BELIEF)

"There is no God but Allah (SWT), Muhammed (S.A.S) is the Messenger of Allah (SWT)."

"Have you seen such a man who takes his passion as Allah (SWT)" (Q25:43). The Prophet (S.A.S) said in the sight of Allah (SWT): "The worst deity worshipped in the world is the deity of passion". A person who has submitted himself to such passion is like someone who rises in the morning and says, facing the Ka'ba, "I have turned my face towards the One who created the Heavens and the Earth", but his heart does not believe it. He, therefore, starts the day with lies. Physically aligning oneself in the direction the Ka'ba is not sufficient, a man of Tauhid turns his face, mind as well as, his heart towards Allah (SWT) and acknowledges that "actions shall only be judged by intentions, a man shall get what he intends" (Buqhari (Hadith)).

Once, some Sahabas enquired why our Prophet (S.A.S) appeared a little worried. He replied, "I am worried for my Ummas (followers). I am not worried for that (ummas) they are going to worship fire, stone etc. but they are going to worship themselves." (Hadith).

Here I would like to point out that we seldom forget the relationship we have with THE ALMIGHTY, ALL KNOWING, ALL POWERFUL, ALL MERCIFUL, ALL BENEFICENT, ALL GLORIFIED, HIGHEST, ALLAH (SWT). He made Adam (A.S.) out of clay. We are His representatives, so we have some certain duties to perform as Khalifa. He has cemented a relationship with us through His grace. Allah (SWT) The Almighty showed Adam (A.S.) his real status in the universe and offered him the control of the actual and potential resources of the Earth and Heaven. Also the children of Adam (A.S.) were guaranteed towards according to their efforts and promised more, in fact whatever they asked for and strived for.

"See ye not how Allah (SWT) hath made serviceable unto you whatsoever is in the skies and whatsoever is in the Earth and hath loaded you with His favours both without and within? Yet of mankind is he who disputeth (ungrateful) concerning Allah (SWT) without guidance or knowledge or a scripture giving light". (Q31:20).

Provisions granted from Allah (SWT) for a human being can be equated with a house (i.e. the body) with all the amenities such as the water supply, heating (i.e. energy from the sun), and oxygen (from the plants). In other words, Allah (SWT) has provided us with all the necessities to exist. However, as soon as we take possession of this 'house', we tend to say that, "eyes are mine" "the nose is mine" "the heart is mine" etc. Everything is "mine" "mine" "mine" and never stop to think and ponder over the question "who exactly is me"? All Allah (SWT) wants for us to have is a little space within our house (body) and heart (qalb) for him. But we exclude Him from our existence and believe only that everything is mine and belongs to me. How ungrateful and hypocrites we humans are. I was once invited to a friends house. I was passed some food in a dish, I reached out to hold it but it fell out of my hands. At this point I was being consoled by my friend, "Do not worry it is okay," he said. Upon hearing this I smiled, my friend looked at me and asked why I was smiling. I replied that we are always saying this is mine that is mine, look my hands would not listen to me to hold that dish, it instead refused thereby the dish fell out of my hands. How on earth can we make such claims or demands that the hand is ours, the eyes are ours etc.

"Who believe the messages of Allah (SWT) and feared Him, and feared none save Allah (SWT), Allah (SWT) keepeth good account". (Q33:39).

"And He giveth you of all ye ask of Him, and if ye would count the bounty of Allah (SWT), ye cannot reckon it. Lo! Man is verily a wrong-doer and ingrate". (Q14:34)

Say: Who delivereth you from the darkness of the land and the sea? Ye call upon Him in secret (saying): if we are delivered from this (fear) we truly will be of the thankful. (Q16:63).
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