Thursday, October 8, 2015

Setting Some Real Goals

You know whats real goals?

To have a love like the love between Hadhrat Khadija رضي الله عنها and Nabi ﷺ.

A love like the love shared between Hadhrat Ali رضي الله عنه
And Hadhrat Faatimah رضي الله عنها.

A love like that of Hadhrat Zainab رضي الله عنهما and Abul Aas رضي الله عنه...

A love like Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم and Hadhrat Aaisha رضي الله عنها shared.

That was pure love.
They were faced by challenge after challenge yet they remained strong.

They were each other's pillars of strength.
And thers one reason for all of this.
They based their lives on attaining the pleasure of Allah.
They followed His laws and the Sunnah devoutly.
Never questioning.
Because they trusted and knew Allah knows what is best for them.
They were always happy with what he decreed.

They were not wealthy, they did not live in mansions. Or own loads if cars. Or have lots of clothing and jewelry.

They had nothing.
Yet they were happy.
Because they had something better than wealth. They had found Allah.
And He sufficed for them.

When looking for spouses they didn't give preference to the wealth or looks, rather they gave preference to Piety.
They looked for pious Allah fearing partners.
They looked for partners rich in knowledge of Deen.
And they found contentment in this.
They found true happiness.
They formed successful marriages and bonds.

Why is it today we have set such shallow goals.
We have real heroes in Islamic history.
Real stories of love and of life.
Yet we have decided to look up to disgraceful individuals. Celebs, sports stars etc.

We no longer look for pious Spouses.
Spouses with good character.
Spouses who have Love for Allah and Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم.
Spouses who are pursuing or are rich in Deeni knowledge.
All of which will benefit you in Deen, Dunya AND Aakhirah!

But we prefer Wealth, looks and secular knowledge.
None of which will benefit us in Aakhirah.

There is nothing wrong with looking for someone who is good looking, or has wealth but we shouldn't make it a priority. We should first look at their Piety.

And it should not be that we turn a Pious suitor down simply because he is not wealthy or handsome.

A person who possess and acts upon Deeni knowledge will always be rich.
And a person with good character is never ugly.

May Allah guide us all and keep us on the straight path.
And may He grant all of us who are looking to get married pious Spouses.
Spouses who will strengthen our Deen.
Someone who will be good for us in Deen, Dunya and Aakhirah.
And someone who will guide us to Jannah.
With Aafiyah.
Aameen Ya Rabb.

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