Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Easiest and The Most Difficult

Spiritual realization is theoretically the easiest thing and in practice the most difficult thing there is. It is the easiest because it is enough to think of God; it is the most difficult because human nature is forgetfulness of God.

Sanctity is a tree that grows between impossibility and a miracle.

2 comments:

Dupa Cendana said...

Salam,

Thanks for the good reminder dear hoopoe.

We are insan, we forget. We forget God sometimes, even most of the times. We tend to take God for granted.

'La ilaha illa Allah' perhaps is one of the best zikir to practice on one's lips until the words of tauhid flows in our body like bloods in ur veins.

There is no one free of all need, whom all else are in absolute need of, but Allah.

Imam Sanusi reminds us in his Umm al-Barahin ('Sanusiyya') that, "It thus befits the one of intelligence to make much mention of this noble phrase, until it becomes admixed with their very flesh and blood."

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "The best thing I and the messengers before me came with is la ilaha illa Allah."

And he also said (peace and blessings be upon him), "Whoever's last words are la ilaha illa Allah enters Paradise." [Abu Dawud and Hakim]

The primary meaning of 'last words' is the last words one utters in one's life. However, some scholars have mentioned that it may be understood, by way of indication (ishara), that any moment the last words on one's tongue, heart, mind, and soul are La ilaha illa Allah then one will have entered the paradise of spiritual realization.

And Allah alone gives success.

The way to God is so mysterious yet rewarding.

InsyaAllah.

Dupa

TheHoopoe said...

Thanks for the write up :)