That Person Whom Allah Intends To Guide, Allah Grants Him Satisfaction…

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) recited this verses, ‘That person whom Allah intends to guide, Allah grants him satisfactions of the heart for Islam.’ Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 71, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1037

Then Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘When Noor (light) enters the heart, it (the heart) open up.’ Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was asked, ‘Is there any sign (of the heart opening up) that can be recognized.’ He said, ‘Yes, distancing oneself from the house of deception (world) and turning towards the permanent house (hereafter) and preparation for death before it decends.’ (Mishkaat pg.446; Qadeemi)

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Hadhrat Abu Hurayra (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘(On the day of Judgment) The good deeds will come (to intercede). Salaat will come and it will say ‘Oh my Rabb! I am Salaat (performed by the person)’ Allah Ta’ala will reply, ‘Verily you are on virtue’. Charity will come and say, ‘Oh my Rabb! I am charity (given by the person)’. Allah will say, ‘Verily you are in virtue’. Then fast will come and say, ‘Oh my Rabb! I am fast (observed by the person).’ Allah Ta’ala will say, ‘Verily you are on virtue’.

The other virtuous deeds will follow up accordingly. Allah will say (to all), ‘Verily you are on virtue.’ Then, finally, Islam will come and say, ‘Oh my Rabb! You are Salaam (peace) and I am Islam (peace)’. Allah will say, ‘Verily you are virtue, today I will take (accept) through you and give (reward) through you.’ Allah Ta’ala says in His Kitaab (Noble Qur’aan), ‘And whosoever seeks any religion besides Islam, it will not be accepted from him and he will be among the losers in the hereafter.’ (Mishkaat pg.445;Me’raaj)

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Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiallaahu Anha) narrates that, ‘We had a curtain with pictures of birds on it. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Oh Aaisha! Remove this, for verily, whenever I see it, it reminds me of the world.’ (Mishkaat pg.445; Qadeemi)

Commentary

The above referred curtain was used before the prohibition of animate pictures. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was so close to Allah and distanced from the pomp and glory of this world, yet, he exercised so much of precaution in not being attracted to this materialistic world. Consider our situation, so far from Allah Ta’ala and so enslaved to this materialistic world!