Abez sez Assalamualaikum!

There’s hope for humanity after all…

The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) said:

“There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade:

  • a just ruler;
  • a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah- the Mighty and Majestic;
  • a man whose heart is attached to the mosques;
  • two men who love each other for Allah’s sake- meeting for that and parting upon that;
  • a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position (for illegal intercourse), but he says: ‘I fear Allah’,
  • a man who gives in charity and hides it, such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity;
  • and a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.'”

(Abu Hurairah & collected in Saheeh al-Bukhari (English trans.) vol.1, p.356, no.629 & Saheeh Muslim (English trans.) vol.2, p.493, no.2248)

I saw two people standing in jamaa’ for prayer on a sidewalk in Garhoud the other night.

They were teenagers, and they were praying Isha.

No older man/father/authority figure was leading the jamaa’, and there was no apparent need for the urgency in their salah- they could have prayed Isha later that night by themselves, at home on a rug instead of outside on hard cement in front of Fuddruckers.

May they grow to be righteous men, and may I be able to give them big, squeezy hugs in Jannah, where it won’t be a sin anymore. ย They made my day, and this old fogie of a thirty year old has a new respect for teenagers. ย Just because they dress like greasy, gangly doofuses in pink polo shirts with popped collars doesn’t mean they don’t have stronger Taqwa than I do.

May Allah grant them Jannatul Firdaus. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ameen!

8 Thoughts on “There’s hope for humanity after all…

  1. I have always been vociforous in my advocacy for teenagers. They do get a bad rep thanks to popular culture and their wierdness (which I think sometimes cant be helped due to the confusion and mental state at that age). Ameen to your duas.

  2. Uncle Veirdo on July 23, 2011 at 11:31 AM said:

    “…and may I be able to give them big, squeezy hugs in Jannah, where it wonโ€™t be a sin anymore.”???

    Ummm… Where the heck did that come from?

  3. They made me so happy I just wanted to hug them, but because I can’t do that here, I can wait until it’s ok to later, InshaAllah. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Uncle Veirdo on July 23, 2011 at 6:13 PM said:

    So you are sayiing you have issues ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Uncle Veirdo, if wanting to hug other Muslims for their deen is an issue, then that’s a good problem to have. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Saira on July 25, 2011 at 2:27 AM said:

    I want to give you a hug for your sentiment, Abez ๐Ÿ™‚

    And jazakillah khair for a lovely, touching and optimistic post. Just today I was being pessimistic about the way Muslims are getting, but those guys are probably better than me.

  7. ::hugs Saira:: There, see? I’m not the only one. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Uncle Veirdo on July 26, 2011 at 4:45 PM said:

    Abez, it’s not the fact that you want to hug people that’s got me scratching my head, it’s the little tag that you attached to it.

    It’s like me saying: “Hmmm I really want to hug that person but I can’t right now. I will just wait till I DIE. Then it will be ALL RIGHT.”

    Sorry, as my name suggests I am a bit weird. And I am taking away from the original intention of the post.

    Damn fine of those rugrats to keep strictly to their prayers. IT IS a lesson to us to all. May Allah give us their determination and energy! Ameen!

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