Pain and the four letter word

Pain a four letter word that empties the heart

Soul spent, dreams shattered and nightmares imposed

Bone cracking

Backbrea king 

Sinking drowning suffocating

Death but not quite dying 

When time begins its illustrious torture,

Time after time, tick after tock

And distance stands to watch both assuring the pain does not stop

It’s painful, in fact it’s pain.

Jagged knives and blunt scissors that cut soul deep

When all colours turn into a dark dark red 

Does the realisation cut all ends.

Shoulders that once supported now serve to turn their backs.

The feeling of all doors closing,

does His door remain open

For hope is a word that corresponds also with four.

Only infront of Allah

A Muslim is never poor except in front of his Lord, because being poor is a mindset which no one deserves except his creator.
Broke and penniless, yes as this is the nature of finances 
But being poor is a mindset.

نحن الفقراء و الله هو الغني الحميد

It’s worse of a sin..

قال عبد الله بن عباس رضي الله عنه وَخَوْفُكَ مِنَ الرِّيحِ إِذَا حَرَّكَتْ سِتْرَ بَابِكَ وَأَنْتَ عَلَى الذَّنْبِ وَلا يَضْطَرِبُ فُؤَادُكَ مِنْ نَظَرِ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكَ أَعْظَمُ مِنَ الذَّنْبِ إِذَا عَلِمْتَهُ 

حلية الأولياء

يا سلام

Abdullah Ibn Abbas رحمة الله عليه said:

Your fearing the movement of wind against your door whilst you are engaged in a sin and your heart is not disturbed from the fact Allah is looking at you, is more of a sin then the sin you are involved in, if you only knew.

Ya Allah!

Meaning whatever sin you are involved in, maybe a minor or major sin but fearing the shame of the people over the shame of Allah is a type of shirk.
Allah protect us

With regards to the names and attributes of Allah

With regards to the names and attributes of Allah سبحانه و تعالى there are those which are supposed to be emulated as it pleases Him.
An example of this is Allah being الستار As He is the one who covers the faults of his slave for example. A way we can imitate this attribute can be seen in the below hadith

Abu Hurayrah (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said, “He who covers up (the faults and sins) of a Muslim, Allah will cover up (his faults and sins) in this world and in the Hereafter.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Like wise Allah is الكريم And loves we show generosity and He سبحانه و تعالى is الرحمان and likes we show mercy to others.
However there are attributes that are especially for Him سبحانه و تعالى such as المتكبر and الجبار

Allah knows best.

قال الله ﷻ :

﴿ وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ وَكَفى بِاللَّهِ وَكِيلاً ﴾

– قال الإمام الرازي رحمه الله :

 – وَالَّذِي جَرَّبْتُهُ مِنْ أَوَّلِ عُمْرِي إِلَى آخِرِهِ أَنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ كُلَّمَا عَوَّلَ فِي أَمْرٍ مِنَ الْأُمُورِ عَلَى غَيْرِ اللَّه صَارَ ذَلِكَ سَبَبًا إِلَى الْبَلَاءِ وَالْمِحْنَةِ ، وَالشِّدَّةِ وَالرَّزِيَّةِ ، وَإِذَا عَوَّلَ الْعَبْدُ عَلَى اللَّه وَلَمْ يَرْجِعْ إِلَى أَحَدٍ مِنَ الْخَلْقِ حَصَلَ ذَلِكَ الْمَطْلُوبُ عَلَى أَحْسَنِ الْوُجُوهِ فَهَذِهِ التَّجْرِبَةُ قَدِ اسْتَمَرَّتْ لِي مِنْ أَوَّلِ عُمُرِي إِلَى هَذَا الْوَقْتِ الَّذِي بَلَغْتُ فِيهِ إِلَى السَّابِعِ وَالْخَمْسِينَ ، فَعِنْدَ هَذَا اسْتَقَرَّ قَلْبِي عَلَى أَنَّهُ لَا مَصْلَحَةَ لِلْإِنْسَانِ فِي التَّعْوِيلِ عَلَى شَيْءٍ سِوَى فَضْلِ اللَّه تَعَالَى وَإِحْسَانِهِ .

 التفسير الكبير

Imam Razi رحمة الله عليه said regarding the ayah:

And rely upon Allah ; and sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.
The thing that I have personally experienced from the beginning of my life till the end is how every time one places their reliance, with any matter, upon other than Allah it becomes a source of tests and tribulations and one of hardships and calamities.
However, if the slave places his reliance upon Allah not returning it to any of the creation, he will reach what he desires in the best of ways. 
This is what I have personally experienced and has continued to be this way since the beginning of my life till now at the age of 57.

An example of his firasa رضي الله عنه 

وأثر عمر هذا أورده ابن كثير في مسند الفاروق بإسناد ابن خزيمة من طريق حميد عن أنس: أن عمر رضي الله عنه أُتِيَ بشباب قد حلَّ عليه القطع، فأمر بقطعه، فجعل يقول: يا ويله، ما سرقت قط قبلها! فقال عمر: كذبت ورب عمر، ما أسلم الله عبدا عند أول ذنب ـ ثم قال ابن كثير: إسناده صحيح
Anas b. Mālik رضي الله عنه reports:
A young man who had stolen was brought to ʿUmar رضي الله عنه (for punishment). He said, “By Allāh I have never stolen before this time.” So ʿUmar رضي الله عنه responded, “You lie, Allāh would not (or does not) surrender a servant of His on the first sin.”

Abū Dāwūd, Al-Zuhd article 56, and others. Graded ṣaḥīh by Ibn Kathīr and others.

A world of a difference

ثلاثة إن تكن

Pigeon holing

It’s not always what you think…

قيل إذا غضب الله على عبد رزقه من حرام، وإذا اشتد غضبه عليه بارك له فيه

Some have said:

If Allah is angry with one of his slaves, he facilitates his sustenance from forbidden sources, and if His anger increases he allows that sustenance to grow.

The point being wealth is not a litmus test of ones closeness to Allah.

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