Living for the Sake of Allah (s.w.t.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

The following is a transcript of discourse given by Mawlana Waffie Mohammed.

Allah (s.w.t.) Says:

Then those whose balance (of good deeds) is heavy― they will attain salvation: But those whose balance is light, will be those who have lost their souls; in Hell, will they abide. (Surah al-Mu’minun:102-103)

The scale that will be used on the Day of Judgement is a special one.   It is not like our perception of a scale.  Yes, there are two sides; one side to weigh a person’s good deeds and the other for his bad deeds; but the difference according to the ayat above is that if a person has done a lot of good, that side of the scale will move downwards due to the weight.  On the other hand if a person’s evil deeds outweigh the good; that side of the scale will move upwards.  It will not sink.  Think of it like a bank account from which you keep withdrawing.  Every time you withdraw it becomes less.  This is the way Allah (s.w.t.) will Weigh our deeds.   It is not like our knowledge of scales.

That being said, we do not need anyone to supervise us in our thoughts and actions.  Allah (s.w.t.) has Blessed us with knowledge and intuition to decipher right from wrong.   We are the ones who will know the true contents of our heart and always bear in mind that one day it will all come to light and placed on a scale.  We want our scale to be on the heavy end and not light as the ayat makes mention of.

The key for true success in this life is that whatever you do always do it for the sake of Allah (s.w.t.).  We must understand that if we try to live for His Sake, He will Take Care of us and never let us down.  One day, we will see the reward of this attitude.  It is not easy; but if we can sincerely live for Allah’s (s.w.t.) Sake, He will Take Care of our affairs.  We must try not to get mixed up and involved with people who openly demonstrate ulterior motives.  Living for the sake of Allah (s.w.t.) is the key for everything in this world.

All of us do wrong at some point in time.  None of us are sinless, but remember, that if we live for the sake of Allah (s.w.t.), insha’Allah, He will Overlook our shortcomings.  I truly feel sorry that some people only choose to constantly highlight Allah’s (s.w.t.) Wrath, and being flung into the Hell fire.  Our Lord is so Loving, Kind and Merciful.  He knows that we falter from time to time and insha’Allah, He would Forgive all of us.  We must have hopes of our Lord’s Mercy and not be despondent.  We must have faith in His Workings and be rest assured that if we sincerely live for His Pleasure, He will Take Care of all our affairs, insha’Allah.


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