Thursday, June 1, 2017

Zits are the worst Thing Ever!! Hmm, are they really??

Whenever we get a zit or blemish on our face we are absolutely horrified, more so if we are going to be going out somewhere were a large crowd of people will see us. Because it makes us feel self conscious, we think we don't look nice etc. Many girls use tons of make up to cover up any imperfections on their face so that they appear flawless at all times.

How strange though that we are not perturbed in the least by the black spots that appear on our hearts due to our sins. We couldn't be bothered that in the sight of Allaah we are getting more and more unattractive.
If we continue sinning and sinning and not repenting or changing our ways then our hearts will continue getting blacker.
But we don’t ever even think of this. Why? Because we are only worried about how we appear to people, and they cant see our hearts. We don't worry about how we appear in the sight of Allaah.

We're consumed by the need to impress people, to appear beautiful, rich and famous. We crave recognition, acknowledgement and praise from people. We will go to any length just to get some sort of social standing.
We have given up our Aakhirah for the temporary commodities of Dunya. We have given up trying to gain the love of Allaah and instead we desire that people should love us.
We have mixed up our priorities in life. We've forgotten our purpose as Muslims.
Due to peer pressure we find ourselves getting involved in more sins , and many times we don't even consider some of the things as sins anymore because it’s a norm in society.
We weren't created for this world, we weren't created to please people.
We were created to please Allaah, we were created to do good deeds and ultimately achieve Jannah .
We supposed be enjoining good and forbidding evil.
We suppose to be following Sunnah not society.
But we are not prepared to make any sacrifice, we don't want to take the pain on our hearts, we don’t want to fight off our nafs.
We cant bear to give up on our worldly pursuits even if it is against the commands of Allaah, even if our heart is getting black.

What a sad state we are in,
We give preference to clear beautiful faces over clean pure hearts. We corrupt our hearts and disfigure it with sins but can't stand it when our face has any blemish.

We give preference to gaining the love of people over gaining the Love of Allaah. Even though people will end up disappointing you at some point whereas Allaah will always live up to your expectations.

We give preference to society instead of Sunnah. Even though society is flawed and imperfect and following society will possibly lead to your downfall, and Sunnah is perfect and if you follow it you will be successful in Dunya and Aakhirah.

We have taken the path that is leading us to Jahannam, and yet we still claim that we want Jannah .
We have forgotten.
Jannah is not free, you can't sin and sin and continue sinning without making an effort to stop or making Tauba and then expect that you'll be blessed with the enjoyment and blessings of Jannah.

Lets change our view and our lives.
Stop trying to attain fame and favour with people, strive to attain favour with Allaah.
Stop running after people and start running towards the Allaah.
Stop trying to be beloved to people and strive to become the beloved of Allaah.
Lets stop living for people, start living for the Pleasure of Allaah
Let stop worrying so much about how we look in the sight of people and worry about how we look in the sight of Allaah.
Remember Allaah doesn't look at your beauty, social standing or wealth, Allaah looks at your heart.
So strive to purify your heart and become beautiful in the sight of Allaah…

Sayyidina Abu Hurairah (Radhi Allahu Anhu) reported: Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said:
“Verily, when the servant commits a sin a black spot appears upon his heart. If he abandons the sin, seeks forgiveness, and repents, then his heart will be polished. If he returns to the sin, the blackness will be increased until it overcomes his heart. It is the covering that Allaah has mentioned: 'No, but on their hearts is a covering because of what they have earned (83-14)’.”
(Tirmidhi)

Sayyidina Abu Huraira (Radhi Allahu Anhu) reports that Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم  said: “Verily Allah does not look at your  appearance and wealth, but rather He looks at your hearts and actions.” (Sahih Muslim)

Sayyidina Abu Darda (Radhi Allahu Anhu) reports that Rasoolullah صلى عليه وسلم  said: “ The world and all it contains is cursed, except for those actions that are done sincerely for the pleasure of Allaah.” (Tabrani)

Endless Greed and Desire

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