Save Yourself and Your Families!

Umar ibn al Khattab RA: “Take account of yourselves before your are brought to account.”

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2 examples for us from the Quran (Surah Tehreem, verses 6-12) that tell us that regardless of whether you’re associated with the righteous slave of Allah, it in itself won’t be a means of your salvation unless of course you do something about it! Whether you’re connected to Imam Bukhari (R) or Imam Abu Hanifa (R) or whosoever, you won’t be forgiven just on the basis of that! So pls save your families and those around you from the fire!

Verse 6: O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families against a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allâh, but do that which they are commanded.

Verse 7: (It will be said in the Hereafter) O you who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allâh – Islâmic Monotheism)! Make no excuses this Day! You are being requited only for what you used to do.

Verse 8: O you who believe! Turn to Allâh with sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will expaite from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise) the Day that Allâh will not disgrace the Prophet (Muhammad SAW) and those who believe with him, Their Light will run forward before them and (with their Records — Books of deeds) in their right hands They will say: “Our Lord! Keep perfect our Light for us [and do not put it off till we cross over the Sirât (a slippery bridge over the Hell) safely] and grant us forgiveness. Verily, You are Able to do all things .”

Verse 9: O Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be severe against them[shouldn’t be taken out of contex]; their abode will be Hell, and worst indeed is that destination.

<<Example # 1: Those who Disbelieve>>

Verse 10: Allâh sets forth an example for those who disbelieve, the wife of Nûh (Noah) and the wife of Lut (Lot). They were under two of our righteous slaves, but they both betrayed them (their husbands by rejecting their doctrine) So they [Nûh (Noah) and Lut (Lot) A.S.] availed them (their respective wives) not, against Allâh, and it was said: “Enter the Fire along with those who enter!”

<<Example #2: Those who Believe>>
 
Verse 11: And Allâh has set forth an example for those who believe; the wife of Fir’aun (Pharaoh), when she said: “My Lord! Build for me a home with You in Paradise, and save me from Fir’aun (Pharaoh) and his work, and save me from the people who are Zâlimûn (polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers in Allâh).

Verse 12: And Maryam (Mary), the daughter of ‘Imrân who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (the sleeve of her shirt or her garment) through Our Rûh [i.e. Jibril (Gabriel)], and she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord [i.e. believed in the Words of Allâh: “Be!” and he was; that is ‘Īsā (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary) as a Messenger of Allâh], and (also believed in) His Scriptures, and she was of the Qanitun (i.e. obedient to Allâh).

[a gentle reminder to parents who make their kids memorize the Quraan and themselves are far away from it, a message to the Da’ees/Dae’eeyahs who forget their families in the process of ‘saving the world’ , a reminder to those who do not share what they learn with their families and a huge reminder for those who are a light for others but when it comes to helping their ownselves…they are burnt-out]
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 Personal Request: Help your parents,siblings, kids get on track! Be gentle...if they’re far away, send letters/cards showing them how much you care for them. Please don’t live a life of selfishness. Nothing is as despicable as living a life just for your ownself. No amount of lasting happiness will you feel if you’re self-centred.

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May Allah SWT protect us and our past, present and  families-to-come from the Fire.Ameen.
  
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