Thursday, August 12, 2010

How to deal with Allah (Episode 1) - كيف تتعامل مع الله الحلقة الأولى

As Salam Alekoum

I have chosen a series to translate to English for my fellow Muslims out there with whom Arabic is not their language. The show is titled (How to deal with Allah), and is given by a young sheikh named Mashari Al Kharaz.

I apologize for any short comings in my translation. Please free to point them out if you come across any <3

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All Praise goes to Allah, and His peace and blessings are on His Prophet Mohammed and on his family and companions.

How do we deal with Allah? This is probably one of the most important questions we ever come across in our life. Though we live with many things in our life, the most important thing in this universe to us is Allah, Subhanho wa Ta'ala. You will not be able to find anyone more kinder to you, more nicer to you, nor the best to you in dealings than Allah Subhanho wa Ta'ala. The odd thing with all this is that we do not feel this, even though Allah deals with us everyday in different acts of kindness. He covers our sins, He blesses us with great joy, He is merciful to us, He grants us many bounties ... just the simple act of having water to drink is a great kindness of Allah. And throughout all of this, He does not wait for anything in return from us, for we do not have anything that He, Subhanho wa Ta'la does not already have.

So why does Allah do all this for us? Because he is the Affectionate one, with whom there is no limit to his affection. He is the kind, with no end to his kindness. We are the ones who are in need of Allah, while He is independent of us:

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ أَنتُمُ ٱلۡفُقَرَآءُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِۖ وَٱللَّهُ هُوَ ٱلۡغَنِىُّ ٱلۡحَمِيدُ

O ye men! It is ye that have need of Allah. but Allah is the One Free of all wants, worthy of all praise.

Surat Fatir, Verse 15

So if the one who deals with us is the Greatest, the most Merciful and the most affectionate, there should be a way for us to deal with Him properly also. I am not talking about the general dealings with Allah such as prayer and thikr (remembrance), but there are specific and minute actions that we need to be aware of, so we deal with Allah accordingly to how He deals with us.

So how do you deal with Allah if he covers your sins? If Allah has covered your sins then you should accept this great gift. You might ask yourself though: "What is this gift? And how do I properly accept it?" Allah might also take away this cover after a period of time, however there are certain dealings, if done properly, will make sure this cover stays with you even on the Day of Judgement.

You speak to people everyday in a certain way, but you do you properly speak to Allah? There is a proper way to speak to the Almighty, and when perfected will lead to Allah giving you what you ask for and perhaps even more.

Have you ever wondered, how do I deal with Allah when he is angry? Allah's wrath is great, and if it befalls anything it destroys it. So if Allah is Angry with me, what should I do? There are certain actions that Allah loves of his slave to perform in order for His anger, Subhanho wa Ta'ala to dissipate. And t's not only tawbah, but there are other actions as well. On a side note, Allah Subhanho wa Ta'ala is satisfied quickly, simple things makes him satisfied with His slave. Hence, we need to know how to deal with Allah properly when He is angry with us.

Alot of people have the idea that once they have attained the satisfaction of Allah with them, that their mission in life is complete. This is a misconception. You should be just as concerned about how to deal with Allah when He is satisfied with you as your concern for when he is angry with you. Reaching the satisfaction of Allah is one step, and the continuation of this satisfaction is another step on its own. But how does one actually know whether Allah is actually satisfied with him or not?

Then there is a higher step than satisfaction only, and Allah does not bestow this except upon a few. It is the attainment of Allah's love so you become Allah's beloved and this love spreads to the heavens with the Angels and spread to the Earth so people love you. But how do you deal with Allah when you have attained such a status?

People always love to visit the place of their beloved, and Allah has placed on this Earth his house, the Mosque, where his beloveds may flock to Him and stand between His hands in prayer and submission. How does one deal with Allah when he enters His house? I know of a certain individual, whom after having learnt the secrets of how to properly enter Allah's house, has said "I swear to Allah when I implemented the actions, it was as if I am entering the Mosque for the first time" (meaning his perspective and attitude changed).

A human being, throughout his lifetime, will go through certain situations and with certain people where he will feel shy. There is nothing out of the ordinary with this. The odd and amazing thing though is that Allah sometimes is shy of us! I myself would not have learnt of this had I not read a hadith of our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah upon him). How does one know if Allah is shy of them, and does one deal with Allah in such a situation?

This and other questions mentioned previously are some of the topics that will be covered with our show (How to deal with Allah). We always hear of books and programs and training courses that revolve around the topic of how to deal with your husband or wife, how to deal with your children, how to deal with your boss, with customers, etc. But we have not heared of one that revolves around the topic of how to deal with Allah.

We first presented this topic in a lecture about a year ago in Kuwait city. We were surprised that the number of attendees reached over 35,000 men and women! This is the biggest gathering for a lecture in Kuwait's history. It happened that during this lecture, two Arab non-Muslim girls passed by the area where the lecture was happening. They heared the words being spoken, and both started gathering. They walked up to us and made their intentions of wanting to enter Islam known. The news reached me inside the Mosque where I was giving the lecture, and I immediately gave the good news to the gathering. (The video of this lecture gathering can be seen starting at minute 8.22)

And now the question: How do you deal with Allah? What is the answer to this question? I am sure that this answer, without exaggeration, will change your life completely with Allah's will.

So what is the answer? Keep watching the series for it =)

As Salam Alekoum


Bright Life said...

Thanks for this helpful programe
Jazak Allah khair ;)

Bright Life said...

We are sahring the same project . . can u help us . . We need translator or checker for the channel,
check the link out:

This website is more easier in translating . . .

and Jazak Allah khair .. =)

Sara said...

Salam Alekoum =) would love to help out but I cant seem to get the website to load ... is the link right?

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