Archive for August, 2011

Rely on None Other

“The Prophet saws said, ‘The people who have the most tribulation are the prophets, then those who are nearest to them, and then those who are nearest to them.’ A man will see tribulation to the extent that his iman and his yaqeen and deen are strong. The stronger someone’s religion is, the more tribulation that God will send to that individual. Behind that tribulation Allah swt is wanting him: 1) not to rely upon anything worldly; 2) so that he has increased reward in the next world. And this is why you’ll find if Allah swt loves someone, if they rely any time on anyone other than God, other than Allah, He’ll break that for them. And you’ll find that…you’ll rely upon your wealth, and Allah will take take that from you; that you’ll rely upon people and Allah swt will make them let you down; you’ll rely upon things other than Allah swt and Allah wants you in that, to only rely upon Him. He only wants your heart for Him swt. And when someone puts his heart in that state, where Allah swt is taking control over his affairs, that’s the essence of walayah… a wali, to have God be your protector. What is a wali? He’s one who Allah swt has taken over all of his affairs.”

- Shaykh Yahya Rhodus

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hope

Hardship may dishearten at first,
but every hardship passes away.
All despair is followed by hope;
all darkness is followed by sunshine.

- rumi

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