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In the Name of God بسم الله

Alone with God

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We human beings are so busy with our own self that we forgot Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, when we forgot Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى we forgot ourselves, means we are just listening our desires and waswas and all these suggestion that make us feel so pleasure with them. It is like these two Quranic verses say:

And [remember] when Satan made their deeds pleasing to them and said, "No one can overcome you today from among the people, and indeed, I am your protector." Quran 8:48

And be not like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves. Those are the defiantly disobedient. Q.59:19

What we need is exactly what you posted in the article, we need to return to Him سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. When we return to Him by starting first remember Him more and asking His mercy to guide us and repent of our sins and then we start to feel this feeling in our hearth that we want to obey Allah in all matters, that is the light.

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When Imam as-Sajjad (as) used to gaze up at the night sky, he would address his Lord saying: O' my Lord! The stars of your sky have set, and the eyes of your creation have closed to rest. Kings have locked their gates, but your gate is always open to those who ask. Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى in the Holy Qu'ran reminds us of how he close is to his servants:

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّي فَإِنِّي قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ

O'Muhammad and when my servants ask you about Me, indeed I am close. I answer the supplication of the one who supplicates.

 

My dear brothers & sisters, Allah is near, but we have not appreciated the joy of divine proximity. Muslim philosophers maintain that the goal of God's creative activity, is not as some might think for simply to be a World out there, but rather for Allah and his loved ones to come together as we were before creation. This is the underlying message of the phrase:

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ

We belong to God, and to Him we shall return

 

The famous persian poet Rumi explains this scheme of love. All of us used to be fish, swimming in the ocean of towheed. Unaware of our difference from the water. Then Allah threw upon dry land, the realm of seperation, longing, pain and suffering. Only by tasting seperation, can we remember the joy of water and desire to return to it. Once we return, we will swim in the ocean of Towheed again, with full awareness of the joy of consummated love.

In a famous tradition Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى reveals to Musa (a) saying:

ذَبَ مَنْ زَعَمَ أَنَّهُ يُحِبُّنِي فَإِذَا جَنَّهُ اللَّيْلُ نَامَ عَنِّي ، أَ لَيْسَ كُلُّ مُحِبٍّ يُحِبُّ خَلْوَةَ حَبِيبِهِ

O'Musa! The one who claims to love me, speaks a lie. For when night sets, he sleeps and forgets me.. is it not that every lover wishes to be alone with his beloved?

My dear brothers & sisters, let us take advantage of the night and whisper to our beloved because the night is when the lovers meet and it is imperative that we make Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى the object of our love... Wa sallallahu ala Muhammad wa ala tahirin.

 

 

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