May 28, 2008

Its Price is Paradise...

Assalam'alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Insha'Allah, this finds in you in the best state of Iman and Ihsan.

Get yourself out of this limited world of diseases to the wide world of the hereafter, which has what the eyes have never seen. Nothing is impossible there, and love is not lost. O you who sold yourself for the sake of something that will cause you suffering and pain, and which will also lose its beauty, you sold the most precious item for the cheapest price, as if you neither knew the value of the goods nor the meanness of the price. Wait until you come on the Day of mutual loss and gain and you will discover the injustice of this contract. “There is no God but Allah” is something that Allah is buying. Its price is Paradise, and the Messenger is its agent, and you will be pleased to part with a small part of this worldly life to obtain it. The part you lose is a small part of something that as a whole is not worth a mosquito’s wing.(Ibn al-Qayyim al Jawziyyah)

So beautifully put. May Allah have mercy on Ibn al-Qayyim's soul.

May Allah subhanahu wata'ala keep us firm upon the straight path. Ameen.

Was salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaathu :)

source: IslamicQuotes


Nafs Al Mutmainaa said...

subhanaAllah - i just love Imam Ibn Qayyim - my favorite sheikh! subhanaAllah its just a coincidence I read/wrote this a few days ago!

May Allah (subhanahu wa Ta'ala) bless you for showing your appreciation in seeking knowledge of our deen. May He, the Exalted also grant you Janaatul Firdous! ALLAHUMA AMEEN!

pathwayofdevotion said...

Yeah, he is my favourite sheikh too :)

*gasp* Our lives have been nothing but coincidences. Insha'Allah, it means something ;)

Ameen to your du'a. May He also grant you and your family Jannatul Firdaws. Ameen.

Sairah said...

That was seriously awesome. Very poetic, and completely to the point. In short: loved it -heart-