Tuesday, 2 February 2010
The Connection between Allah's (s.w.t.) Rule & His Kingdom
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
From his mawlid speech, “On the Heritage of the Prophet (s.a.w.)”, Shaykh Ibrahim Niyas (q.s.) advised on of the connection between Allah's (s.w.t.) Rule, Mulk, and His Kingdom, Malakut.
He said an individual who wants to offer something to Allah (s.w.t.) should first be prepared to place the gift in the hands of a human being. One day, the Prophet (s.a.w.) witnessed his wife, ‘Aishah (r.a.) carefully perfume some clothing she was preparing to give to a poor person. When the Prophet (s.a.w.) asked her about this, she replied that it was first going to the Hand of Allah (s.w.t.). The Prophet (s.a.w.) was duly impressed, as he knew that the clothing would indeed reach Allah (s.w.t.) first before the poor person. However quick the poor person’s hand may be, Allah's (s.w.t.) Hand is Faster. If we hold back giving to another human being, to a fellow son of Adam (a.s.), while still expecting our offering to be accepted by Allah (s.w.t.), from our hand to His, be sure our own gift will be left hanging. Allah (s.w.t.) will never extend His Own Hand in front of such a miser. When we give even a penny to someone, it will surely reach Allah (s.w.t.), the Creator. Anything a person does for another person is in reality done for Allah (s.w.t.). If someone wants to work for Allah (s.w.t.), he should first work for His servants; if someone wants to give to Allah (s.w.t.), he should first give to His servants.