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BEING SERIOUS ABOUT THE RELIGION – Between Fear And Hope

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BEING SERIOUS ABOUT THE RELIGION
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Between Fear And Hope
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Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه used to say “I wish I was like this bird, from tree to tree, then I die and there is nothing for me and nothing against me”
He was scared!

The saying goes

المؤمن بين الخوف و الرجاء

The believer is between fear and hope.
But we have forgotten fear, and have become drunk with hope.
This has led to the leniency and lax attitude with the rulings of Allah ﷻ.

But look at the best examples of this Ummah after Muhammad ﷺ and let us remind ourselves of what fearing Allah ﷻ means!

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For we, people who aren’t guaranteed Jannah, feel safe in our houses and in our cars to sin or to be people in heedlessness…
While Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه was promised Jannah, yet he was worried for himself to the extent, he would wish to be a bird.

Umar رضي الله عنه, the one who Allah ﷻ agreed with via revelation on many occasions,
The one who the Shaytaan fled from and took another street.
The one who was Al Farooq,
He used to grab his beard and say “Woe to you oh Ibn Al Khattab! If you met Allah.”
He had two lines on his face from his intense crying!

So how are we feeling safe,
How are we void of the fear of Allah ﷻ!

When Allah ﷻ commands us to have Taqwa, and praises those who do!
But we are averse to it, thinking it is restrictive!

وَ اتَّقُوا اللهَ وَ اعلَمُوا أَنَّ اللهَ مَعَ المُتَّقِين

And have Taqwa of Allah and know that Allah is with those who have Taqwa.
[2:194]

We are so lax, we resemble those who will be thrown in the fire

الَّذِينَ اتَّخَذُوا دِينَهُم لَهوًا وَ لَعِبًا

Those who took their religion as play and amusement!
[7:51]

Those are the ones who disobeyed Allah ﷻ, didn’t fear him or his command!

May Allah ﷻ protect us and keep us steadfast upon His deen.
آمِيْن
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🕋 ISLAM GENERATION DA’WAH GROUP

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