Monday, 13 July 2009

beautiful reminder about fajar prayers

As you all know, I’m really not in to forwarded Emails! I’ve seen this one before, but at this time of the night, and after the wahabi experience, it really touched my heart! Read, reflect and remind others; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and never under estimate the power of ‘try, try again! For truly we do not know how much reward Allah (SWT) places on our every effort to try and make things better as we strive for perfection. When I remember back to the early days before I became Muslim, it was ultimately the call to fajar prayer that moved my heart; the sound, the indescribable beauty of the adhan, and the familiarity contained within it; I had found my origins, I knew where I came from, and where I was going, and the feeling gave me a purpose, a direction and unity of thought, word and deed I’d never known before. Yet, how many of us let fajar slip by? How often do we sleep through one night prayer and one fajar, promising to try tomorrow and simply brushing off our laziness, justifying it with work and other commitments, vowing to pray it later, and try harder next time, but do we really mean it? May Allah (SWT) grant us all the strength to perform those acts that are required of us, but which also bring us closer to our creator Insha Allah.

Wake up for Fajr Salaah A man woke up early in order to Pray the Fajr Prayer in the masjid. He got dressed, made his ablution and was on his way to the
masjid. On his way to the masjid, the man fell and his clothes got dirty.

He got up, brushed himself off, and headed home. At home, He changed His Clothes, made his ablution, and was, again, on his way to the masjid.

On his way to the masjid, He Fell again and at the Same Spot!

He, again, got up, brushed himself off and headed home.

At home he, once again, Changed His Clothes,

made his ablution and was on his way to the masjid.

On his way to the masjid, He Met a Man Holding a Lamp.

He asked the man of his identity and the man replied 'I Saw You Fall Twice

on your way to the masjid,

So I Brought a Lamp so I can Light Your Way.'

The first man thanked him profusively and the

two where on their way to the masjid.

Once at the masjid, the first man asked the man with

the lamp to come in and pray Fajr with him.

The second man refused.

The first man asked him a couple more times and,

again, the answer was the same.

The first man asked him why he did not wish to come in and pray.

He man replied

I am Shetaan(devil/ evil)

The man was shocked at this reply.

Shetan went on to explain,

'I saw you on your way to the masjid

and it was I who made you fall. When you went home,

cleaned yourself and went back on your way to the masjid,

Allah forgave all of your sins.

I made you fall a second time, and even that

did not encourage you to stay home,

but rather, you went back on your way to the masjid.

Because of that, Allah forgave all the sins

of the people of your household .

I was AFRAID if i made you fall one more time,

then Allah will forgive the sins of the people of your village,

so I made sure that you reached the masjid safely..'

So do not let Shetan benefit from his actions.

Do not put off a good that you intended to do as

you never know how much reward

you might receive from the hardships you encounter

while trying to achieve that good.

If forwarding this message will bother you, or take

too much time from you, then don't do it, but you will not

get the reward of it.

May Allah (Subhana Ho Wataallah) grant us perfect Muslim Heart n we

all do Prayers with our Heart and Soul...

.............. ......... ......Ameen

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