O Allah! Confer for ever Your best blessings and ever increasing and never ending favours and Your Purest and Gracious boons on him who is exalted in the realm of the realities of the nature of humans and jinns, and is fully aware of all subtleties of faith, and is the Mount Sinai recieving Divine Illuminations and the place on which descend the mysteries of the All-Beneficent and who is a bridegroom in the Kingdom of the Lord, the centrally placed jewel in the chain of prophets, the first and the foremost in the front line of the army of Messengers, the leader of the caravan of the saints and the truthful, the most graceful of all creation, the bearer of the highest flag of honour, the owner of the keys to the shining gallery, the beholder of the secrets of eternity, the beholder of the pristine glow of Primal Light, the interpreter of the Divine Language, fountain-spring of knowledge, tolerance and wisdom, the manifestation of the existence of the secrets of the whole and its parts, and the person who is the (cause of the) existence of (everything) above and below, the soul in the body of both the worlds (that keeps them alive), the fountain of life of this world and of the world to come, the one who knows the reality of the high rank of servitude of Allah and is created with the highest spiritual stations of morality, the foremost among the friends of Allah and His beloved, highly honoured; our master, our patron, our beloved, Muhammad, son of 'Abdullah, son of 'Abdul Muttalib, Allah's blessings on him, his family and companions, in the number which is in Your Knowledge (O Allah) and as many times as Your Words, whenever You are remembered and he is remembered by those who remember and whenever You are not remembered and he is not remembered by the negligent, and abundant, never ending, complete salutations on him.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"The Nearest.!"

Jesus alaihi salaam peace be upon him passed by three people whose bodies had become thin and their color changed; so he asked of them: 'What has made you like this?' They answered: fear of hell fire. Jesus said: Allah has obligated upon Himself to diminish your fear. Then he went on his way and came across three more who had become even more thinner and whose color had also changed; so he said to them: 'What has made you like this?' They answered: longing for paradise! He said: 'Allah has obligated upon Himself to give you what you long for.' Then as he traveled on he came across another three who were even more thinner than the previous and whose color had changed. Their faces shone like lights as if they were mirrors so he asked them: 'What has made you like this?' They answered: 'We love Allah, the Mighty, the Glorified', whereupon he replied: 'You are the nearest, the nearest!'

-Imam Al Ghazali, Hujjatul Islam/Proof of Islam,may Allah be well pleased with him