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Gratitude and Desires

Updated: Sep 26, 2018

The Master of Both Worlds Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) said,

“Be aware that if a person wants to save himself from the fires of hell and even has the capacity of giving away a single piece of date, he should give it in the name of God and save himself from the fire, and those who do not have the means to do so should relay good things to people in order to be saved from the fire." Hence, in the times we are currently passing through, times of selfishness, it is excellent to be thankful for what one receives and show patience if one does not receive anything.

However, have you ever noticed that even animals and birds do the same? God has placed humans at the highest of ranks, so should we not do more than this? Should we not show more gratitude for His blessings? As I see it, the most prominent of all things is to distribute whatever we receive among others and show patience for what we do not attain.

To achieve God's pleasure, one must learn to forego his own pleasure and desires. Subjugating your inner self is what leads to the vision of God. The worldly veils are created (between God and us) by our own hands and we have to remove these likewise with our own hands. We must break this self-created confinement and remain confined only to the remembrance of the Almighty. For how long will we remain imprisoned by our own desires? For how long will we keep carrying this weight on our shoulders? We must remove this weight quickly and move forward on the path which leads straight to God Almighty.

May God enable us to do so.

Murshid Waqar Faiz

-Notes are taken from Murshid's Message- September 29, 2016

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