Neglecting Allah

Maulana Rumi (RA) says that O people! You can not tolerate the disappointment and separation of your wife and kids. If your wife goes to visit her family you become restless. If she becomes upset, it is as if the whole world is drowning. So you can not tolerate this behavior when it comes to your wife and kids even though they are not your direct benefactor. How then can you tolerate to upset that Being who has done, is doing, and will continue to bless you with bounties? Does it not cross your mind that I am disobeying such a Benefactor who gives me bread to eat because of which I am alive today? Allah is such a Being, that His benefits are upon us every moment which are innumerable. Such a Benefactor should never be forgotten. Look at how fish behave out of water. They can not tolerate separation from water. Water did not create them, it is just where they live, but see the connection they have with water. Even for one breath if they are separated, they become restless and uneasy. And you being a human being disregard your Real Benefactor, the One, who created you from a drop of sperm into a six foot tall person. In that same drop of sperm He hid the treasure of sight, and now that impure fluid has the ability to see. He hid in it the treasure of hearing, and today that impure fluid can now hear. That same drop of impure fluid can not speak etc. Which artist of the world can form something on the canvass of water? This is only the manifestation of the power of Allah that He can form something so complicated out of a drop of sperm.

O Allah! You can create a beautiful human being out of an impure fluid. You can create art out of liquids, i.e. bodily fluids, and in it there are eyes hidden, ears, a nose, and every limb.

O Allah! In hard and dry sugarcanes, you cause sweet nectar to come forth and from that sugar is created. And from a lifeless fluid, you create the best of creation. This is all the manifestation of Your limitless power.

Such a Being who bestows innumerable favors upon us should never be forgotten. Rather our lives should be sacrificed for such a Being. Our connection with this Being should be such that:

“Your remembrance is my life, and to forget you is my death.”

Our life lies in remembering Him, and we die a spiritual death when we forget Him. But Ah, such a kind Being, our Master, our Creator, our Sustainer, our Caretaker, we bear to neglect Him. Even if we sacrifice our lives for Him, then too we can never fulfill the right of one favor of His, because life itself is his favor, so what is the big deal if we give it back to Him?

Dars-e-Mathnawi, pg. 17-19

 

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2 Comments on “Neglecting Allah”

  1. Abu Yahya Says:

    Brother Hisham, may Allah Ta`ala reward for spreading the love of Allah Ta`ala.

  2. Hisham Says:

    saalam,
    JazakhAllah khair.
    I am going to post this on other forums and send it to other people. Just like I did for Lustful Gazes.
    saalam


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