WHO IS YOUR SAVIOUR? By AbdurRazaq Ibrahim O. (Al-Haqq)
Some people only seek for cure or way out after the occurrence or after the evil portent might have fell upon them, rather than activating preventive mode at all time.
Allaah is my Lord, my God and my saviour, who is your saviour? Who do you run to in the time of hardship? Is it that Alufa you called Alfa? Is it that Pastor or Woli Miracle? Is it that Baba Egbefa or Mama oni ayilala?
See let me tell you, all these people can not save you, they can only add to your problem in this world and the hereafter if you do not turn back to your Lord and repent before the Angel of Death visit you. You know, he doesn’t consider whether his victim is young or old. Age doesn’t determine one’s end time. Allaah the Exalted says:
“Allah forgives not (the sin of) joining other gods with Him; but He forgives whom He pleases other sins than this: one who joins other gods with Allah, has strayed far, far away (from the Right).” [Surah An-Nisa, Aayah 116]
What you didn’t realize is that some of these people you run to do have their own problems they combat with, which only Allah the most high can safe them, if not, their families should have been in possession of whatever it is best in their town or city, not even in this world, and living the longest life. What I realized is that after whatever they might have offered to you, what destiny hold for you will still supersede.
One of the great privilege enjoy being a Muslim is that you need not any intermediary before you can reach your Lord on any issues and He is sufficient for you in all ways. “And whoever relies upon Allah – then He (Allah) is sufficient for him/her.” [Surah At-Talaq, Aayah 3]
My dear brethren, you just have to be dutiful to your Maker, associate nothing with Him, which is the major means to activate preventive mode.
Allah says: “Do not make [as equal] with Allah another deity and [thereby] become censured and forsaken.” [surah Al- Isra, Aayah 22].
Also, inbibe the sunnah of the noble Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
– Don’t observe tahajjud only when you have problem, be consistent.
– Always take your compulsory solat (5 daily prayers) very serious and don’t be like the one who will rush out of the Masjid immediately after teslim, recite adhkar (remembrance), pray to your Lord and observe nawafil. Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) says:
“Therefore remember Me, I will remember you and be grateful to Me, and never be ungrateful to me” [Surah Al-Baqarah, Aayah 152] .
“And for men and women who engage much in Allaah’s remembrance, for them has Allaah prepared forgiveness and great reward” [Surah Al-Ahzaab, Aayah 35]
– Be consistent with your morning and evening adhkar.
Allaah says: “And bring your Lord to remembrance in your (very) soul, with humility and remember without loudness in words, in the mornings and evenings; and be not of those who are unheedful” [Surah Al-A’raaf, Aayah 205]
– Always recite adhkar before you sleep in the night and be thankful to your Lord when you wake up in the morning.
– Say adhkar before you enter and after you come out of the toilet.
– Cultivate the habit of giving charity no matter how small is it.
– Try as much as possible to stay away from sin.
These are among other things you can do to be protected against any evil portent.
“Ibn Abbas, one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: One day, I was riding behind the Prophet when he said, “O boy! I will instruct you in some matters. Be watchful of Allah (Commandments of Allah), He will preserve you. Safeguard His Rights, He will be ever with you. If you beg, beg of Him Alone; and if you need assistance, supplicate to Allah Alone for help. And remember that if all the people gather to benefit you, they will not be able to benefit you except that which Allah had foreordained (for you); and if all of them gather to do harm to you, they will not be able to afflict you with anything other than that which Allah had pre-destined against you. The pens had been lifted and the ink had dried up”. (At-Tirmidhi)
Believe me, your mind will be at peace, you will be contented as if you have all things in this world, you will feel at ease as if a place has been created for you in Jannah (Paradise) and your life will never remain the same, if you are consistent with the above mentioned deeds.
You may think these is too much for you, you may think you don’t have time for all these, you may think you can’t speak Arabic language, I must tell you that you need not to worry, you just have to start somewhere.
There are some applications you can download in which all forms of adhkar and supplications have been compiled and written in Arabic, English, transliteration and even inbuilt audio that can guide you on how to pronounce them in Arabic. All you need is your consistency and total submission and believe in Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.
© AbdurRazaq Ibrahim O. (Al-Haqq)
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