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    Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters in islam

    the Main Stations of a wayfarer to Allaah is a crucial issue since it includes the all actions of the heart. Nyone in his life are supposed to know thwm and to practice them to draw nearer to Allaah and to have enough provisions, that is the taqwah and teh love of Allaah The Almighty. Someone who want to REPENT Sincerely this is the best of the cures.

    Below is list of a few of them. Let us start with any station.


    1. Al-‘uboodiyyah (Servitude)
    2. At-tawbah (Repentence)
    3. Penitence (Al-Inabah)
    4. Al-Firar ilal Allaah (Migration of the heart)
    5. Al-I’tissaam (Taking shelter)
    6. Al-Khawf (Fear)
    7. Al-Huzn (Grief)
    8. Al-Makr (Allaah’s Devising)
    9. Az-Zuhd
    10. Al-Wara’
    11. Al-Raja’ (Hope or expectation)
    12. Al-Qabdh and Al-Bast
    13. Al-Muraqabah ( Watching of the self)
    14. Al-Ikhlaas (Sincerity)
    15. Al-Istiqamah (steadfastness)
    16. Tasleem and Tawakkul (Reliance)
    17. Thiqah bil Allaah (Good opinion on Allaah)
    18. As-Sabr (Patience)
    19. As-Sukr (Thankfulness)
    20. Ar-Ridha (Contentment)
    21. Al-Haya’ (Modesty)
    22. As-Sidq (Truthfulness)
    23. Al-Eethaar (Abnegation)
    24. Al-Kuluq (Good manners)
    25. At-Tawadhu’ (humility)
    26. Al-‘azm (Resolution)
    27. Al-Iradah (Self will or Aspiration)
    28. Al-Futuwwah (Nobility)
    29. Al-Adab (Etiquettes)
    30. Al-Yaqeen (Certainty)
    31. Al-Qurb and Al-Bu’d (Nearness and Remoteness)
    32. Al-Faqr and Al-Ghinah ( Poverty and Richness)
    33. Al-Ihsaan ( Best goodness)
    34. Al-Firaassah (Discernement and insight)
    35. As-Sakeenah (Serenity)
    36. At-Toma’neenah (Tranquility)
    37. Al-Mahabbah (Love of Allaah)
    38. As-Shawq (Longing for Allaah)


    May Allaah guide us to the straight path

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhahabi
    May Allaah guide us to the straight path
    Ameen. This is beautiful. Let us start with 'Migration of the heart' please
    "I spent thirty years learning manners, and I spent twenty years learning knowledge."

    ~ 'Abdullāh bin al-Mubārak (rahimahullah)

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    Wa alaikum asalaam

    Jazak Allah khair brother,

    I look forward to learning a lot from this thread.
    Migration of the Heart sounds like a good place to start to me too.

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    Al-Firar ila Allaah [Migration of the Heart]

    The caravan departs, and the traveller enters into a foreign land. He becomes separated from the habits and customs associated with his homeland. This allows him to ponder carefully over his situation. He seeks the most important thing that helps in his journey to Allah, and that deserves his life's pursuance.
    The One in whose Hand is the guidance guides him to this most important thing that he seeks: "Migration to Allah and His Messenger". This migration is a fard (mandatory Islamic duty) on everyone at all times - it is the thing that Allah ta'ala requires from His 'ibaad (slaves).
    Migration is of two types:
    1. The first is the migration of the body from one land to another. The legislation regarding this type of migration is well known, and it is not our intention to discuss them here.
    2. The second type is the migration of the heart to Allah ta'ala and His Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. This is the only true hijrah; it must precede the bodily hijrah, which is its natural outcome.


    Fleeing unto Allah
    This hijrah requires an origin and a goal. A person migrates with his heart:
    · From loving other than Allah > loving Him;
    · From fearing and hoping and relying on other than Him > fearing and hoping and relying on Him;
    · From calling upon, asking, surrendering to, and humbling oneself before other than Him > calling upon, asking, surrendering to, and humbling oneself before Him.
    This is precisely the meaning of "fleeing unto Allah", as He ta'ala says:
    "...Flee unto Allah..." [Surah Ath-Thaariyaat 51:50]
    And indeed, the tawhid 1 required from a person is to flee from Allah unto Him! Under this heading of "from" and "to" falls a great reality of tawhid.
    Fleeing unto Allah ta'ala includes turning to Him only for asking or worship or anything which proceeds from that. Thus, it includes the tawhid of Ilahiyyah which was the common point in the messages of all the messengers, may Allah bestows His praise and peace upon all of them.
    On the other hand, fleeing from Allah (unto Him) includes the tawh id of Rububiyyah and the belief in the Qadar (Allah's Divine Measure & Decree). It is the belief that whatever one hates or fears or flees from in the universe takes place by the Will of Allah alone. What He ta'ala wills will surely happen, and what He does not will never be and is impossible to happen.
    Thus when a person flees unto Allah, he would be fleeing unto him from a thing that occurred by His Will. In other words, he would be fleeing from Him unto Him!
    One who understands this well can then understand the meaning of the Messenger's sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam words:
    "...I seek refuge from You in You..." 2
    And:
    "...There is no shelter or escape from You except in You..." 3
    There is nothing in the universe that one would flee or seek protection from but is created and originated by Allah ta'ala. Hence, one would flee from that which emanates from Allah's decree, will, and creation, to that which emanates from His mercy, goodness, kindness, and bounty. One is, therefore, fleeing from Allah unto Him, and seeking refuge in Him from Him!
    Understanding these two matters causes one's heart to stop being attached to other than Allah in fear, hope or love. He would then know that all that he flees from exists by the Allah's will, power and creation. This would not leave in his heart any fear of other than his Creator and Maker. This in turn causes him to turn to Allah alone in fear, love and hope.
    Had it been that what one flees from were not under Allah's Will and Power, one would then be excused to fear that thing instead of Allah. This would be like running away from a creature to a more powerful one, without being totally confident that the second creature is powerful enough to protect him from the first one.
    This is quite different from the case of a person who knows that the One to whom he is running is the same as the One who decreed, willed, and created that from which he is fleeing. In the latter case, no interest in seeking other protectors should remain in the heart.
    So, understand well this important meaning in the Prophet's sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam words above. People have explained them in many different ways, yet very few have realized this meaning which is their core and moral. This facilitation [in understanding] is indeed from Allah.
    Thus the whole matter resolves to fleeing from Allah unto Him. This is the meaning of the hijrah to Allah ta'ala.
    This further explains why the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:
    "A true migrator is one who abandons what Allah has prohibited."
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    This is also why Allah ta'ala mentions Imaan and hijrah together in several places [eg. al-Anfal 8:72,74,75 & at-Tauba 9:20] - the two being closely linked, and each of them requiring the other.

    The Importance of Migrating to Allah
    In conclusion, the hijrah to Allah includes abandoning what He hates and doing what He loves and accepts. The hijrah originates from feelings of love and hatred. The migrator from one place to another must have more love for the place to which he migrated than that from which he migrated, and these feelings are what led him to prefer one of the two places.
    One's nafs (self, soul), his whims and his devil keep calling him to that which is against what he loves and is satisfied with. One continues to be tested by these three things, calling him to avenues that displease his Lord.
    At the same time, the call of Imaan will continue to direct him to what pleases his Lord. Thus one should keep migrating to Allah at all times, and should not abandon this hijrah until death.

    This hijrah becomes strong or weak [in the heart] depending on the state of the Imaan. The stronger and more complete that the Imaan is, the more perfect the hijrah. And if the Imaan weakens, the hijrah weakens too, until one becomes unable to detect its presence or have the readiness to be moved by it.

    What is surprising is that you might find a man talking at great length and going into very fine details regarding the [physical] hijrah from the land of disbelief (Dar-ul-Kufr) to the land of Islam (Dar-ul-Islam), and regarding the hijrah which ended with conquering Makkah, even though this type of hijrah is incidental, and he may never have to do a thing with it in his whole life.5
    But as for the hijrah of the heart, which continues to be required from him as long as he breathes, you find that he does not seek any knowledge regarding it, nor does he develop any intention to undertake it! Thus he turns away from that for which he has been created, and which - alone - can save him, and involves himself in that which, of itself, cannot save him. This is the situation of those whose vision has been blinded, and whose knowledge is weak regarding the priorities of knowledge and action.
    Indeed, Allah is the One from Whom we seek help, and He alone does facilitate our matters. There is no god except Him and no Lord other than Him.
    Description of a Migrator to the Messenger
    Migration to the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam is a knowledge that has been [mostly] lost [from among people]; only its name continues to exist. It is a practice that has been abandoned; only its outline remains. It is a road whose milestones have been obliterated by wild animals, and whose water sources have been dried up by the enemies.
    Thus the person who takes this road is a stranger among people, unique in his surroundings, distant [from others] despite his physical closeness, lonely despite numerous neighbours. He is unhappy with what pleases [the common] people, and [often] satisfied with what depresses them. He resides when they travel, and travels when they reside. He is alone in the Way that he chose for seeking his goal, feeling no satisfaction until he achieves it. He is with the people in his body, but away from them by virtue of his goal. Their eyes sleep indifferently, neglecting to seek the Guidance; but he spends his nights awake. They are too lazy for migration to the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, while he is totally engrossed in its pursuit. They scorn his indifference to their ideas; and they blame him for criticizing their ignorance and inconsistencies. They cast their doubts on him, and they keep close watch over him.
    They wait hopefully for death to rid them of him. He responds to them with what Allah says:
    "Say [Muhammad]: "Do you await for us anything except one of the two best things (martyrdom or victory), while we await for you that Allah will afflict you with a punishment from Himself or at our hands. So wait, we too are waiting with you." [at-Tawba 9:52]
    And
    "He (Muhammad) said: "My Lord! Judge You in truth! Our Lord is ar-Rahman (the Most Merciful), whose help is to be sought against that which you attribute unto Him [of falsehoods]." [al-Anbiya 21:112]
    He further reminds them [with what an Arab poet once said]:
    "Both we and you will die, And the true loser at the time of reckoning is he who will then feel sorry."

    Definition of Migration to the Messenger

    Migration to the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam is a most important matter. It is a long and difficult way for those who are not prepared for it, as a poet once said:
    "It is far for him who is lazy or who tires easily, But as for the one who has the longing, it is smooth and easy for him."
    By Allah's Life, this migration is but a shining light to illuminate your darkness. It is a full moon lighting the earth from east to west and capable of lighting your gloom. It is a clear sweet stream of water capable of washing away the stains of your heart. It is the beginning of a great bounty of which you could be unaware.
    Listen now to the importance of this migration and to the evidence pointing to it. Be a judge of yourself before Allah: Are you among those who run away from it or among those who run toward it?
    The definition of this migration is: the soul's journey, in all matters of belief, in all desires of the heart, and in all legislative matters, to the origin of Guidance and the source of Light. This Guidance and Light came from the mouth of the truthful and trustworthy, Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, whom Allah ta'ala describes as:
    "Your companion (Muhammad) is neither astray nor being misled. Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only the Revelation with which he is inspired." [an-Najm 53:2-4]

    A matter is acceptable only if the light of his Message shone over it; otherwise, it deserves to be thrown into the seas of darkness. A witness is acceptable only if he is recommended by this praised one sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam; otherwise, you can consider him among the doubtful and accused.
    How then could a man who is enslaved by his base instincts and worldly habits undertake this migration? A man who does not want to part with the place where he was born and raised? A man who says: "We only follow our fathers' ways, hold to their traditions, and trace their footsteps." How could he undertake it when his ancestors were incapable of doing so, and yet he relies totally on them to determine his way for success and salvation, claiming that their opinions should be better and sounder than his?
    If you investigate the reason for saying this you find it a combination of laziness and indifference.

    The Obligation of Migrating to the Messenger

    This migration [to the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam] is required from every Muslim. It follows directly from the [second part of the] Shahaadah (the testimony proclaimed by every Muslim):
    "Muhammad sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam is Allah's Messenger,"
    just as the first type of migration [to Allah] follows from the [first part of the same] Shahaadah, that:
    "There is no true god except Allah."
    Every human being will be asked about these two manners of migration, both in the barzakh 8 and on the Day of Resurrection.
    Qataadah [one of the Taabi'in 9] said:
    "The earlier and the later people will be asked two questions [on the Day of Judgement]: What did you worship, and what was your response to the messengers." 10
    These two matters are the content of the two parts of the Shahadah.
    A Great Oath
    Allah ta'ala said:
    "But no, by your Lord, they can have no Imaanuntil they set you (Muhammad) judge in any disputes that arise among them, and then find in their souls no resistance against your decisions but accept them with the fullest submission." [an-Nisaa' 4:65]
    Here Allah the Exalted makes the greatest oath - by His own Self, Glory be to Him, that the Imaan is not confirmed for a person, and he is not one of its People, until he accepts the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam as the judge in all matters of dispute and in all aspects of the Deen.
    Using the term "any disputes" in this aayah absolutely negates the presence of Imaan unless the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam is made the judge in ail disputes. In addition, Allah ta'ala has required satisfaction of the heart with the Messenger's judgment so that one would find no resistance in his soul. One should accept his judgment with satisfaction and submission. Taking the judgment with dissatisfaction, or following it in spite of oneself is contrary to the meaning of Imaan. So, the Messenger's judgment should be accepted with satisfaction and pleasure of the heart.
    Once a person knows this, he should always examine himself and look into his heart [to see how true is his submission to the Messenger's judgements]. He should do this whenever a judgment comes from the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, in a major or a minor matter, conflicting with his desire or differing from the way of his ancestors. Allah ta'ala says:
    "Nay, man will be evidence against himself, even though he were to put up excuses." [al-Qiyaamah 75:14-15]
    Glory be to Allah! In how many instances have people hated quotations [from the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam] and wished that they were never said! What hatred in their hearts and what dryness in their throats did some of the texts leave! Their secret thoughts will be revealed to them, causing them pain and humiliation on that Day:
    "The Day when all the secrets [of hearts and intentions] will be uncovered and tested." [at-Taariq 86:9]
    Furthermore, Allah ta'ala concludes the above ayah by requiring the fullest submission to [the judgements and commands of] the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam.
    Loving the Messenger and Submitting to Him
    This submission is not that of a defeated fighter who is forced to surrender to his enemy.
    Rather, it is the submission of an obedient subordinate to his master who is dearer to him than any other creature, when he realizes that only through this submission will he achieve happiness and success.
    It is the submission of one who realizes that, compared to his own self, this master has more concern and compassion for him, and is a better counsellor who is more knowledgeable about what benefits him, and therefore more capable of saving him.

    When a person realizes these meanings 11 with respect to the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, he will surely submit himself to him sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and surrender every desire in his heart in obedience to him. He will then comprehend that he cannot attain happiness except through this submission and obedience.
    This matter is not easy to express in words. The heart needs to open up for it to allow it to sink down to its depths. It cannot be attained by mere claims or wishes. A poet once said:
    "Everyone claims to be the lover of Layla, But Layla does not commit to any of them."
    There is a great difference between knowing the meaning of love and being truly in love. People frequently confuse between knowledge and experience.
    Similar to this is the example of a sick man who is under the influence of a disease; he knows the meaning of health and well-being; however, his knowledge does not make him experience what a healthy man enjoys of good health, even if the latter cannot describe his healthy status in an expressive way.
    Another example is that of two persons, one of them knowing the meaning of fear, and the- other is subjected to it and is really experiencing it.
    Methods of Emphasis in This Ayah
    In the above ayah (an-Nisaa' 65), notice how Allah ta'ala emphasizes the obligation of obeying the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam in several ways:

    1. STARTING WITH A NEGATION

    First, He precedes the oath with the negation, "But no, by your Lord.."
    This style of starting a sentence with a negation when making an oath concerning a negated matter (in this case, their Imaan is what is being negated) common in the language of the Arabs. For instance as-Siddiq [Abu Bakr (R)] said:
    "No, by Allah! He shall not turn around to one of Allah's lions, who fought for Allah and His Messenger, and give you his booty." 12
    Examples of this style are very numerous in the Arabic poetry as in the following two example:
    "No, by your father 13, O daughter of the one from the tribe of 'Amir, People cannot claim that I ever run away (in the battlefield)."
    "No, by Allah! One cannot find for what ails me, Or what ails them - ever- a cure."
    If you examine the sentences in the Qur'an which include oaths, and which start with negation articles, you will find in most of them that the thing about which the oath is made is itself negated as well. This general rule is not revoked by Allah's saying:
    "But no! I swear by the setting of the stars - and verily, that is indeed a great oath, if you but know - that this is indeed a most honourable Qur'an, in a Book well guarded (with Allah)." [al-Waaqi'ah: 57 75-78]
    The intention in these ayaat is to first negate the fallacies of the disbelievers regarding the Qur'an: that it is poetry, magic, or fables of the past. Then they confirm the opposite. Thus they tell them, "But no! It is not what you claim, but is rather an honourable Qur'an". In other places, Allah ta'ala explicitly mentions both the negation (underlined) and the affirmation (italics). For example, He ta'ala says:
    "But no! I swear by the planets that disappear during the day, running in their courses in secret, and the night as it departs, and the dawn as it brightens. Verily this (the Qur'an) the words (brought) by a honourable messenger (Jibreel), endowed with power and with rank before the Lord of the Throne (Allah), obeyed (by the Angels), trustworthy therein (in the heavens). People! Your companion (Muhammad) is not a madman; indeed he saw him (Jibreel) in the clear horizon; and he does not withhold (from you) a knowledge of the ghayb 16 and it (the Qur'an) is not the word of an outcast devil." [at-Takweer 81:15-25]
    And:
    "But no! I do swear by the Day of Resurrection, and I swear by the self-reproaching soul (of a believer). Does the human being think that We shall not assemble his bones? Yes, We are Able to put together in perfect order the tips of his fingers." [al-Qiyaamah 75:1-4]
    Therefore, opening the oath with articles of negation emphasizes the matter being discussed, and confirms the absence of false claims or erroneous beliefs regarding it.
    2. USING AN OATH
    The second method of emphasis is that Allah ta'ala used an oath [to negate Imaan from those who do not fulfill the conditions of submitting to the Prophet's judgment as set forth in the rest of the ayah]
    3. SWEARING BY HIMSELF
    The third method is that Allah ta'ala chose to swear by Himself and not by any of His creatures, which He does on some occasions. 17
    4. REQUIRING THE ABSENCE OF ANY RESISTANCE
    The fourth method of emphasis is that Allah ta'ala requires submission to the Messenger's judgment, such that no resistance to it remains in the souls.
    5. COMPLETE SUBMISSION
    And the fifth method of emphasis is in repeating the verb "submit" in the abstract form. Literally, this would be stated as: "... And submit a submission." In Arabic, this reflects the meaning: "... And submit completely or fully".

    The Prophet's Claim on the Believers

    The eloquent methods of emphasis applied here, and the great care taken to confirm this in the souls of the worshipers, are because of the great need of this important matter. Allah ta'ala said:
    "The Prophet has a higher claim 18 on the believers than [they have on] their own selves." [al-Ahzaab 33:6]
    Some people think that the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam cannot have more claim on them than their own selves. This ayah indicates that anyone who thinks like this is not one of the believers.
    This Prophet's claim on the believers involves the following two important matters:

    1. DEARER THAN ONE'S SELF
    The Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam should be more beloved than one's own self. This is so because the Prophet's claim on a believer is based on love; and a person usually loves himself more than others; yet the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam should have more claim on him, and be dearer to him than himself. A person who fulfils this acquires the quality of Imaan.
    Once a person submits to the Prophet's claim on him and loves him more than any other creature, then there follows full compliance, obedience, and all the other consequences of love, such as satisfaction with his judgment, submission to his orders, and favouring him over anyone else.
    2. THE RULER OVER ONE'S SELF

    A person should not have an independent rule over himself; this authority is the right of the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam. His rule is superior to a master's rule over his slave or a father's over his son. Thus, a person has no right of disposal over himself except in accordance with what the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam disposes, for he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam has more claim on him than himself.

    Deviation from true love
    How then could such a closeness (to the Messenger) ever be attained by a person who isolates the Messenger's message from the position of authority [over himself and his life], who is more satisfied and pleased with someone else's judgment, who claims that the guidance is not acquired from him sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam but from the dictates of the minds, and who claims that the Messenger's message does not offer full certainty? These and other similar views reflect a deviation from him sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam and from his Message, and that indeed is the worst misguidance.
    There is no way to establish the closeness to the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam except by isolating oneself from all but him sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, following him in everything, and checking what anyone else says against that with which he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam came. So, if the Messenger's testimony supports it, it is accepted, and if it invalidates it, it is rejected; and if it were unclear whether his testimony is for or against it then it is treated as the talk of the People of the Scripture, and no decision is made concerning it until he is sure which of the two judgments is closer to it.
    The one who follows this method will have his journey of hijrah straightforward, his knowledge and deeds will be upright, and the people will aspire to him from every direction.
    FOOTNOTES:
    1. Tawhid: Accepting and believing in the oneness.
    2. In reference to the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, it is to believe in the uniqueness of his Message and in the obligation to follow him exclusively. This is sometimes referred to as the Tawhid of Ittiba' (adherence).
    3. This is a part from a hadeeth recorded by Muslim and narrated by 'A'ishah (R) who said, "I missed Allah's Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam one night. Then [after some search] my hand hit the soles of his feet in the Masjid. He had them erected [in sujud (prostration)] and was saying:
    <<O Allah! I seek refuge from Your wrath in Your acceptance, from Your punishment in Your pardon, and from You In You!>>"
    4. This is a part of a hadeeth recorded by al-Bukhari and Muslim and narrated by al-Bara' bin 'Azib who said that the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam instructed a man to say when he goes to bed:
    <<O Allah! I submit myself to You, and turn my face unto You, and support my back unto You, and rely in my affairs on You, hoping in You and fearing You; there is no shelter or escape from You except In You! I believe in the Book that You have revealed and in the Messenger that You have sent>>
    5. Then he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, "Whoever says this and dies, he would die according to the Fitrah (pure nature)"
    6. This is a part of a hadeeth recorded by al-Bukhari and narrated by 'Abdullah bin Amr (R) that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:
    <<A Muslim is one whom other Muslims are safe of his tongue and hand; and a migrator is one who deserts what Allah has prohibited.>>
    7. This applies mostly to a person who is already in a land of Islaam, and who does not need to undertake this kind of physical hijrah.
    8. Barzakh: The period of death between the first life and the Resurrection.
    9. Tabi'un or tabi'in: Plural of tabi' or tabi'iyy (follower), which normally refers to a disciple of the Sah abah (Companions of the Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam).
    10. Ibn ul-Qayyim also attributed these words to Qatadah in Ighaathat ul-Lahfaan. But he attributed them in Madarij us-Salikeen to Abul 'Aliyah. lbn Jarir at -Tabari also attributed them to Abul 'Aliyah, as is mentioned by lbn Kathir in his Tafsir. This derives from what Allah ta'ala said in His Book (review al-Qasas 28:62-74).
    11. When applied to the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, these meanings must be understood within the boundaries of Islam. They should not be influenced by extreme tendencies like the sufees' who glorify him beyond his honourable human status, bestowing on him some divine attributes, and believing that he can answer the supplications and help and protect people while he is in his grave.
    12. Thus he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam should be (next to Allah) dearer to a person than his own self; to submit to him means to submit to his Sunnah; his mercy and compassion and ability to counsel and save the people are by virtue of what Allah ta'ala has taught him, and, after his death, this takes place through his Sunnah and teachings.
    13. The occasion for saying this is the following: Qatadah (R) narrated that he was with Allah's Messenger in the battle of Hunayn. When the Muslims approached victory, he saw a man of the disbelievers about to kill a Muslim. He ran to him from behind and hit him with the sword between the shoulders. The disbeliever turned around to Qataadah, held him, and squeezed him so hard that he felt he was about to die. But then, death came to him (because of Qatadah's hit), and he let go of him.
    14. After the battle was over, the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said three times, <<Whoever kills an enemy and has a proof of it then he has the right to his booty>> Qatadah asked if anyone would testify before the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam that he killed that man. A man then stood up and said, "He is saying the truth, O Messenger of Allah; and I have taken his booty; so give him something to satisfy him instead." Then Abu Bakr (R) said, "No, by Allah! He shall not turn around to one of Allah's lions, who fought for Allah and His Messenger, and give you his booty." The Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam responded by saying, <<He is right! So give him [his booty]>> And he gave it to him. [Recorded by Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
    15. As explained in a footnote below, swearing by the fathers is prohibited in Islaam.
    16. Ghayb: Domains beyond the human senses. This is commonly and erroneously translated as "the Unseen". It is used in the Qur'an to denote all those sectors or phrases of reality which lie beyond the range of human perception: as, for instance, Allah's existence, His attributes, the Hereafter, the angels, and unrecorded events of the remote past or future.
    17. People, however, may only swear by Allah ta'ala, His Names, or His Attributes. The Messenger sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam instructed that anyone who wants to make an oath, should either make it by Allah ta'ala or remain silent. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
    18. The Arabic word used here is Awlaa which means that he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam has more right and claim on a person. It also caries the meaning of closeness, ie. that he sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam must be closer to a person that his own self. Some translations use this latter meaning and we use it sometimes in this text.


    Although the most important stations are 'uboodiyyah, repentence and the love of Allaah because they are the peak of the stations and they are the goal of every one. However, every station is also important and crucial in order to draw nearer Allaah Al-Aziz Al-Hakim.

    Allaah knows best.

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    Assalamu alaikum

    Dear brothers and sisters in islam

    If you would like to read all the actions of the heart you can do it from below link:
    http://www.load-islam.com/forums/showthread.php?t=944

    Also you can download all the six parts that is the 38 stations of imaan and discuss with me.

    May Allaah bless you

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    Assalam . . .

    A good huge article. I think you should calm down on the typing!

    Wassalam . . .

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    No i think the more writing the better. If all the oceans in the world were used as ink to explain islam it would only cover 1/10th of the beauty of islam. So i dont think a couple of long posts would do any harm. Keep up the da'wah dahabi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hash
    No i think the more writing the better. If all the oceans in the world were used as ink to explain islam it would only cover 1/10th of the beauty of islam. So i dont think a couple of long posts would do any harm. Keep up the da'wah dahabi.
    Assalam . . .

    You mis-took my point. Too much typing is not good for the wrist.

    Wassalam . . .

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    I apoligse brother for the misunderstanding.

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    Assalam . . .

    No probs.

    Wassalam . . .

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    Assalamu alaikum

    The only way for a Muslim, reverts and born Muslims alike, to improve is to develop all aspects of islam at the same time, that is:

    - Aquidah knowledge

    - Worship or 'ibadah i.e. khushoo', remembrance, salaat, etc.

    - Actions of the hearts or stations of wayfarers, which includes good manners [akhlaq], Adab [etiquettes] and other branches of faith

    - Transactions

    Brother can you do exercise with one hand or leg and neglect the other members? of course it does not work that way.

    Some scholars spent one or two decades to learn manners and practice them

    does it make sense for you or are you heedless?

    Allaah knows best

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    salams,

    Today many Muslims who live in the west have forgotten the real good qualities of islam i.e. abnegation, generosity,etc.

    Brother Dhahabi could you tell me the different kind of abnegations.

    regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tariq
    salams,

    Today many Muslims who live in the west have forgotten the real good qualities of islam i.e. abnegation, generosity,etc.

    Brother Dhahabi could you tell me the different kind of abnegations.

    regards,
    Assalamu alaikum brother in islam

    Al-Eethaar(Abnegation)

    Eethaâr, which means abnegation, i.e., giving others things, which you want for yourself. It requires patience and generosity and therefore is one of the most valued of the virtues.

    Al-ithaar is the Anthonym of covetousness which is one’s vice of desiring something they don’t own. However when they acquire it they become miserly and stingy. So miserliness is a result of having Shuh (covetousness).

    Eetthaar consists of three stages.

    First, the salik should prefer the created to himself i.e. providing food while someone is hungry.
    However, the seeker should give up Eethaar in regards to acts of worship, that is; remembrance; supererogatory prayers, charity, etc. Rather, they should not compromise and avoid any reason that does not lead to improve their hearts, their time and their state vis-à-vis Allaah Almighty.

    The seeker can reach the second stage by having preference on seeking the pleasure of Allaah Alone over the created. This stage can be achieved only by Prophets and Messengers (alaihimu as-salaam). The Prophet Muhammad sallal Allaahu alaihi wa sallam is the best in performing this quality. Since pleasing human beings is not recommended and impossible to be realised. Rather someone is supposed to seek the face of Allaah even if the created being gets angry.

    Third, the third stage lies there where the servant admits that to reach such higher spiritual quality is not, in fact, his own doing, but in truth, it is a gift bestowed by Allaah Almighty the All-Wise.

    Allaah is the All-knowing the All-wise

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    Assalam . . .

    Most certainly Allah has power over all things . . .

    May Allah guide us . . . Ameen

    Wassalam . . .

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    Assalamu alaikum

    Al-Yaqeen (Certainty)

    Yaqin (certainty) means having no doubt about the truth of a matter and arriving at accurate, doubt-free knowledge through exact verification. Used also to mean verification, seeking certainty, examining, and exerting strenuous effort to arrive at certainty, certainty is a spiritual station that a traveller on the path has reached and experienced.

    Only those who have an innate capability to progress and develop inwardly obtain it. This term is not used for God’s Knowledge, which is infinite and therefore neither increases nor decreases. God does not have a Name by which he is known as “One having certainty .” In addition, certainty is a degree reached through study and verification of something previously doubted. The Divine Being neither doubts nor needs verification.
    According to truth-seeking scholars, yaqin means certainty or conviction of the truth expressed in the essentials of faith, including primarily one’s doubt-free belief in God’s Existence and Unity. It is also defined as reaching that conviction through observing or experiencing the originals or truths of those essentials in which regular people believe, and discerning or penetrating the realms beyond this material one. Certainty may also be regarded as a point, final in one respect and initial in another, reached by using all sources of knowledge and ways of observation and discernment.
    By repeatedly observing and reflecting on the scenes presented for study in the outer world as well as in his or her inner world, truths beyond the visible realm are unveiled to the traveller. Also, by living in the brilliant, mysterious climate of Divine Revelation, namely the Qur’an and the Sunna, one feels the manifestation of the Hidden Treasure in his or her heart. Certainty, in this meaning and degree, is a gift with which God favours those near to Him.
    A few steps further on is the station where one journeys in the pure realm of Divine gifts, of which eyes have never seen, ears have never heard, or minds have never conceived.

    The Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings, declared: Even I would not be able to be saved (from Hellfire or God’s punishment through my own actions), if God did not embrace me in His mercy. As for being secure from trouble and deviation and gaining peace, these are fresh fruits that God causes certainty to yield.
    As referred to in some verses of the Qur’an, certainty can be split in the following three categories:
    ‘Ilm Yaqqen certainty coming from knowledge: Having a strong, firm belief in or conviction of all the essentials of faith, primarily God’s Existence and His oneness, acquired through correct observation and study of the relevant signs and evidence.
    • ‘Aynu lyaqeen: Certainty coming from direct observation or seeing, that is, after death we will see everything with our own eyes.
    Haqqul yaqeen: Certainty coming from direct experience i.e. experiencing things in the hereafter.

    Ibn Qayyim states that signs of certainty are of six in total:
    1. To socialise less or in moderation with people
    2. Not to praise them when they offer you something
    3. To avoid blaming them when they refuse an offer
    4. To see that Allaah is watching in all matters
    5. To return to Him in all matters
    6. To seek His assistance in all circumstances


    Similarly to other stations Yaqeen consists of three steps.
    First, certainty coming from knowledge (‘Ilmul Yaqeen):
    1. Acceptance of any truth inwardly and outwardly (Allaah’s deen and His legislation)
    2. Acceptance of essentials of faith vis-à-vis the day of Judgement (the unseen)
    3. To have the right aquidah regarding the oneness of Lordship and the Oneness of worship
    Second, certainty coming from direct observation or seeing (‘aynul yaqeen):
    1. The wayfarer does not anymore proofs after seeing
    2. The ‘veil’ of knowledge is removed after observation
    Third, certainty that comes from experience (Haqqul yaqeen). This stage pertains exclusively to Prophets Alaihimu salaam. For instance, The Prophet Muhammad sallal Allahu alaihi wa sallam saw Paradise and Hell fire with his own eyes.


    Allah knows best

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