SubhanAllah...Even the Dead Could Hear It

Monday, January 4, 2010

Praise be to Allah, the Patient (As-Sabur), the Thankful (Ash-Shakur), the Most High (Al-'Aliyy), the Greatest (Al-Kabir), the All-Hearing (As-Sami'), the All-Seeing (Al-Basir), the All-Knowing (Al-'Alim), the All-Powerful (Al-Qadir), Whose Power controls every single creature and WHose Will dominate every single event. his call to people to prepare for the Hereafter has been made so strongly that even the dead could hear it. I bear witness that there is no God except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger, the best of His creation, who did not spare any effort to advise this Ummah, the most patient in accepting the decree of Allah and the most grateful for His blessings. Truly, he conveyed the message of Allah and proclaimed the Truth and endured in the way of Allah that which no human had ever endured. He followed Allah's commands patiently and gratefully, until he gained the pleasure of Allah and attained the highest degree of patience, such as had never before been reached.
-Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
Patience & Gratitude