السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Friday 2nd October 2020.
My chosen topic today is ‘The First & Foremost Thing to Request From Almighty Allāh’.
When I ponder over the things I need to ask from Almighty Allāh, the list is endless. Such is the nature of us humans. We want each and everything that is lawful for us. However, having pondered very carefully, I came to the conclusion that the first & foremost thing I should request from Almighty Allāh at all times is ‘Steadfastness on Īmān for myself and my generations to come, until the Day of Judgement’.
Without a shadow of doubt, this is the foundation for our success in this world and the Hereafter. As well as asking Almighty Allāh, we have to continuously strive to achieve this. The best explanation of Īmān is mentioned in Īmān-e-Mufassal.
When we were small and attended our Maktabs in the 70s and 80s, the first thing we were taught were the 7 Kalimahs. Īmān-e-Mufassal was regarded as the 7th Kalimah. We should instill this Kalimah with its meaning into the hearts of our children from a very young age and constantly keep on reminding ourselves and our children and generations to come regarding this Kalimah.
If the foundation and understanding of Īmān is strong and powerful, practicing upon Islām will become very easy, اِنْ شَاءَ الَّلهُ.
Almighty Allāh strengthen the Īmān of all the Muslims worldwide and keep us and our generations steadfast until the Day of Judgement, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala