Iman Beyond the Masjid by Shaykh Ahmed Abdo
What is Iman beyond the masjid? Look to the Messenger of God, peace and blessings upon him, and he will light the way, says Shaykh Ahmed Abdo.
If the light of the sinning believer was revealed the light would envelop the entire universe, what then of the light of the Muslim who is in obedience? And what is the source of this light?
It is the sacred way and tradition of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him. His living is good for us, and his death is good for us.
Allah, Sublime and Majestic, granted his noble Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, the concern and authority to view the actions of his Umma and when he sees that which is good he praises his Lord, and when he sees other than good, our noble messenger seeks forgiveness on our behalf.
Step One: Go to the Highest Authority. Go to Allah’s Messenger
We take example from the noble lady Fatima al Zahra who went to her father for all things that happened in her life. In times of worry, in times of pain or suffering, Fatima went to the noble messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him.
When in need go to the Messenger of Allah. He will bring you ease and solve your problems. Go by means of sending blessings. Remember him, send peace and blessings upon him, and he will seek assistance for you.
Follow in his footsteps, and he will light your way. Adorn yourself with his manners and you will be illumined. Then the light of Faith sets in the heart and manifests in every place and action.
Step Two: Seek to become like him
In following in his noble footsteps one learns to live fully. One learns to live faith. Footstep by footstep, day by day one remembers Allah. Faith is the everyday when fueled by intentions.
Every moment is an opportunity to illuminate all of your affairs. An opportunity to bring blessings into your life.
In following in his noble footsteps, in uttering his blessed words and doing what he has done, blessings and peace be upon him, one becomes alive to the reality of existing for Allah. Rejoice in the illumination of faith.
Resources for Seekers:
- Salvation Card | Weight of “La Ilaha Illa Allah”
- Finding Safety and Solace in the Sunnah
- Rejoice! Reviving Remembrance and the Prophetic Way
- 40 Hadiths on Reviving The Religion part 1 by Shaykh Faraz
- Hope, the Hereafter and Our Salvation, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
- Glimpses of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad
- Commemorating the Beloved Messenger Muhammad
- Why do We Send Prayers of Peace & Blessings Upon the Beloved
- Blessings on the Beloved Messenger Muhammad
- The Description of the Prophet Muhammad