أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
He has certainly succeeded who purifies himself
And mentions the name of his Lord and prays.
But you prefer the worldly life,
While the Hereafter is better and more enduring.
Indeed, this is in the former scriptures,
The scriptures of Abraham and Moses.
[87:14-19]- The Nobel Quran
Im merely a student of knowledge, anything I say that has benefit comes directly from Allah(swt); as for whatever I say that is misleading or incorrect, solely comes from my own desires and the Shaytan (Audhu billahi mina shaytaunir rajeem)
This chapter in the Quran has always captured me the most in my younger years. I remember when I first memorized these verses.
That was the first time an unforeseen convivial flock of chills conquered my neural foramina. It was never conventional but always parallel to the exertion of my tongue. My brain and body understood. Yet, it didn’t stop at understanding. Both, my body and brain looked to my heart so first; it can engage my tongue in repetition to savor the sweets of supplication in order to purify my soul. Doing so then disconnected my soul from the temporary because the permanent is more imminent.
When the time that Allah (swt) has decided for our souls to leave our bodies and Malakul Maut appears, it is difficult for those who are still attached to this world to let go. Often times, people shake, or are in a state of struggle before passing away.
…Make the Connection.
I’ve always been conscious of that type of struggle. The frequency of that thought has always been parallel to a vigilant flock of chills. Cognizance throbs down my spine. And now, I’m much more conscious but still not nearly at the state which I first heard Surat Al-‘A’laa.
I ask myself, What if when I…never mind. As I grew older, I noticed I tended to become more attached and involved. The check engine light appeared on the dashboard of my psyche.
I’m in need to purify my soul. By Allah’s (swt) mercy and will, I will continue struggle to be among those who are granted the hereafter that is better and more enduring than this world. I cannot forget that purifying my soul is a process. I must grow Sabr (Patience).
“And We will ease you toward ease”[87:8] -The Nobel Quran.
Be-qadr-Allah(swt),* by the will of Allah*.
May Allah bestow his mercy upon us all Inshallah.
- Mohamed Ibrahim