THE FOLLOWING LETTER IS POSTED AS RECEIVED (VERBATIM):
This is a letter written by Mufti Faisal (Darul Uloom Buffalo principal) to his family. Its not a public post or anything just something I was given permission to share and something extremely worth reading.
Assalmalykom my beloved family. You are all in my prayers and i humbly request to be in your prayers as well. Something has happened today that has disturbed me to the point that i cant stop thinking about anything else. My concern for my own well being as well as that of my family's well being has prompted me to share this concern so that we may all take heed and seek every form of protection possible in this regard. For those of you that may not know, darul uloom manages a qabrustaan. And today we had buried its 28th resident.
Sa’eed was sitting at the waiting area at the Jeddah airport after having just completed the rites of Hajj. The man next to him said: "I work as a contractor and Allah Ta’ala has blessed me with performing my tenth Hajj."
Sa’eed told him: " Hajj mabroor, may Allah accept and forgive your sins."
The man smiled and said: "Ameen."
Then he asked : " Have you performed Hajj before this time?"
Sa’eed was hesitating to tell him, and then he said: "By Allah, it’s a long story and I don’t want to hurt your head with my talk."
Soon you will be departing for the city of Allah Ta’aala. The angels will follow your progress from the skies and graciously escort you into the Blessed City of Makkah Muazzamah. Not only will they match you in your heartfelt cry of “Labayk”, but the very rocks and stones which you pass by will echo your “Labayk”.
Yes, your long cherished hopes will soon be realized, your tearful Du’aas shortly answered. In fact, one could forgive you if you are passing these days starry eyed and somewhat confused. “Is this all true? Perhaps I will wake up and find out that I was but dreaming!”
O, Hajee, the sweet Mercies of Allah always seem like dreams. Marvel at your good fortune and your awesome destiny. Indeed it is not your wealth that takes you, for many are the miserable millionaires who like last year and the year before promised themselves that they will go for Hajj, but never got down to it. Theydie rich in wealth but bankrupt in Imaan.
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THE HADEETH CORNER
حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ بُكَيْرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ عُقَيْلٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو سَلَمَةَ، أَنَّ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ لِرَمَضَانَ " مَنْ قَامَهُ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ ".
Narrated Abu Huraira Radiallahu Anhu:
I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam saying regarding Ramadan, "Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven."