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1/26/09

I wonder



I wonder........................
If Prophet Muhammad (SAW) visited you, just for a day or twoIf he came unexpectedly, I wonder what you would do?
Oh I know you would give your nicest room, to such an honored guest
And you would surely serve him, your very very best.
You would be your finest, cause you're glad to have him there
That serving him in you're home, would be a joy without compare.

But when you see him coming, would you meet him at the door
With your arms outstretched in welcome, for your respected visitor.
Or would you run to change your clothes, before you let him in
And hide some magazines to put the Quran, where they had been?
Would you still watch those movies, on your TV set
Or would you switch it off, before he gets terribly upset.
Would you turn off the radio, and hope that he had not heard
And wish that you did not sing, that song word by word?
Would you hide your worldly things, and instead take the Hadith books out

Could you let him walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder...if the Prophet (SAW) spent, a day or two with you
Would you go on doing the things, that you always do?
Would you go right on and say the things, that you always say
Would life for you continue, as it does from day to day.

Would your family conversations, keep up their usual pace
And would you find it hard at each meal, to say a table grace?
Would you keep up each and every prayer, without putting on a frown
And would you always jump up early, to say your Fajr at dawn?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read
And let him know the things on which, your mind and spirit feed?

Would you take the Prophet (SAW) with you, everywhere you plan to go?
Or would you maybe change your plans, just for a day or so?
Would you be glad to have him meet, your very closest friends
Or, would you hope they stay away, until his visit ends?
Would you be glad to have him stay, forever on and on
Or would you sigh with great relief, when at last he has gone.
It might be interesting to know,the things that you would really do
If Prophet Muhammad (SAW) came, to spend some time with you.


Brothers and Sisters,What if instead of the Prophet S.A.W, it was the Angel of death Izra'il ? Are you ready to die today? What would you do if you knew that today was your last day on earth? What would you do differently? I remember watching a sheikh being asked that question and he gave the most beautiful answer, he said: If I knew that today was my last day, there is nothing I would do differently, because I already live every day as if it was my last! SubhanaAllah, we don't know when that day will come for us, it could be any day....Will we be ready for it then?

It's not too late to Repent! We can start improving ourselves TODAY, not TOMORROW!

Abu Bakr Al siddiq (May Allah be pleased with him), narrated:

"I heard Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) saying: ‘There isn’t a man who, when he commits a sin, rises, makes ablution, and offers two rak'as of prayers, but Allah forgives his sins.’

Allah says in the Qur'an:

"Those (are the true believers) who, when they commit an evil deed, or wrong their souls, remember Allah, and seek forgiveness for their sins - and who but Allah forgives sins? They do not insist upon the sins they have committed, and they know (that Allah is forgiving)." (Qur'an 3:135)

Imam Zainul Abideen (as) said: "My God! You are He who has opened a door to Your pardon and named it 'repentance' for You said, 'Repent to God with unswerving (sincere) repentance' (66:8). What is the excuse for him who remains heedless of entering the door after its opening?"

Oh Allah (SWT), let us become better Muslims by repenting for our sins, major and minor, intentionally or unintentionally, openly or secretly, and accept our repentance, and save us from repeating our sins. Aameen.

30 comments:

أم ترافيس said...

BEAUTIFUL POST SISTER :) THANX FER SHARING

just a girl said...

amine amine May God forgive us and help us all May we become better muslims inchala

Mina said...

Oh that was such a beautiful post really makes you think...

Loved readiing it every minute:)
Thanx for sharing sis.

Amina said...

Amine!!
What a great post!!

muslimahh said...

Great post!! Can I link to it? I know you're going to say yes, so I'm going to now! :)

OhSoMuslim said...

I liked this alot! Masha'allah.

Diali said...

Subhannallah,
thanks for the reminder sister, may Allah grant you jannah

malizea said...

what a deep breath in this blooger world thanks sis'!!! very good post

Rabia said...

this was a real eye opener Hijabee....you wouldn't mind if I save that poem, would you? =)

Mona said...

Very important. Thanks Hijabee.

NiDa said...

SubhanAllah!!!! But instead of the word "repenting" which is overly loaded with Christian implication, why not say "seek forgiveness" like our prophet did pbuh. He pbuh, said that we all sin, but the best of sinners are those who seek forgiveness all the time :)! SubhanAllah! And indeed for all the wrongs we do we should seek Allah's guidence and His forgiveness :)!

Unlike Christians, Muslims believe that humans are born forgetfull not sinful! WE forget, so we need to keep reminding each other --- so thank you sis for reminding us again! :)

Michelle said...

Lovely post Hijabee. I heard the original Jesus version in church long ago...But as you have proven it applies to any religion.

hijabee said...

أم ترافيس,
Thanks for stopping by! Good to see you here :)

Just A girl,
That's what we're all hoping for

Mina,
Thanks for reading.... It made me think a lot about my priorities!

Amina,
Thanks for reading :)

hijabee said...

Muslimahh,
No, you can't..... Lol, Im just kidding of course you can :)

Oh So Muslim,
Thanks for reading :)

Diali,
Ameen, may He grants you Firdaws as well

Malizea,
Im glad you liked it :)

hijabee said...

Rabia,
Of course you can :) The poem is written by an anonymous author, you can can save it any time :)

Mona,
Thanks for reading :)

hijabee said...

Nida,
Thank you for your comment honey. I think both asking for forgiveness and repentance are important for Muslims as there is even a Surah in the Quran called "Tawbah" i-e Repentance.

"When the two words are used together, istighfaar ( forgiveness) means seeking protection from the evil of what is past, and tawbah ( repenting) means returning to Allaah and seeking protection from the evil of one’s own bad deeds which one fears may lie ahead in the future.

Istighfaar and tawbah are among the pairs of words which the scholars say convey one another’s meanings when used alone, but which have their own separate meanings when they are used together. And Allaah knows best."

Michelle,
Thanks for stopping by! Yes you're right Forgiveness and Repentance are not the monopily of any religion.

Empress Anisa said...

What a beautiful poem... I think we all needed that one- especially me.

As always, my beautiful sister, thanks for sharing! I love you for the pleasure of Allah!

P.S. Thanks for the cool gift in the package!

Ms.Unique said...

Masha Allah beautiful post :) ....

Hajar said...

Truly a lovely post. Extremely thought-provoking poem. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Aalia said...

Asalaamu `alaikum

What a lovely reminder! Jazaki Allah khair for the post, Sister :-D

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hijabee said...

Empress Anisa,
You're welcome. Hope you enjoy it :)

Ms Unique,
Thanks for stopping by :)

Hajar, Aalia,
Thanks for reading.

Flifla, Thanks for the tag :)

JASMINA said...

Assalamu alaikum Hijabee,

during last week I saw this post and I decided I will read it when I will have more time.In order to get the most out if it.Oh,but I can say that it gave me more to think than I expected.I am so glad I know your BLOG -that is why I gave you the Butterfly Award- :).
However,I have to say that there would be one thing that I would do right now if I knew that today I would die - I would convert to Islam.The reason why I am not converting is that at first I really want to become a good woman,that is to achieve the goals I decided for when I started to learn about Islam.This brings me to the subject of what I would do if the prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him) would come to my house.There would not be much I would change,because I think he should know me as I am.Of course,as the best guest ever I would honor him in every possible way.But,still I am proud of how I live since I am discovering Islam,so I would show him my real self.Oh,and I do not think he would mid listening to songs I like very much.Relly,I never felt as if Allah would not accept me-Natasha.Thus I think the prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him) would do the same.

Thank you for your beautiful post.

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JASMINA said...

...and I wish you a nice week ;)!

hijabee said...

Jasmina,
You're 2 sweet :) Thank you for the award :) You know you don't have to wait to be perfect to accept Islam. Just like you said if the Prophet saw was to visit you, you'd just act like yourself. I think the same goes with Islam, God will love you regardless of your weaknesses and shortcomings. All we need for our actions to be accepted is sincerity. I think as long as you beleive in something, you should embrace it, after embracing it, you will take baby steps, learn as you go and improve yourself as a person. May Allah help you in your quest and make it easy for you Jasmina. I hope that you will be ready very soon, on your own time since tomorrow is not given. May Allah protect you!

hijabee said...

Oh and have a nice week as well :)

JASMINA said...

Thank you Hijabee for your words.I will try to convert as soon as possible,but I really want it to be perfect.

mona said...

Subhanallah! Loved reading it!

Francesca Najea Lujan said...

Amin Sister Hijabee,
This is a beautiful post, tabarak Allah.
Ma'aSalaama,
Najea

Makkah Dude said...

Salam alaikum,

BarakAllahufeeki for this reminder of which I pray that we will heed.