Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
I LAY ON MY BED, HALF IN HALF OUT OF SLEEP. The voice started, I cocked my head slightly towards it. A smile curved my lips … bliss! Another one started, I turned my head a bit further, the more to listen clearly … music… music for the soul. My whole being tuned into a mass of ears. Every pore seemed to be tuned in, every breath seemed bated. And then it started raining … pure white needles of noor, slashing down in soft shafts, entering every cell, drenching me through and through… heaven!
I did not want the voices to end, I wanted them to go on and on, soaking me in the silvery rain, penetrating me with contentment, but of course they did. One, two, three… all ended …
Allah is Great! Allah is Great … Yes, my Rabb, You are so great my heart and mind cannot encompass Your magnitude.
I testify there is no god but Allah … Although I transgress, vacillate between good and bad, still, I know and accept there is no one but You.
I testify that Muhammad صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم is Your messenger … He is Your last messenger, the being You love most. Alhamdulillah for Your graciousness in letting him be my Rasul صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم. He suffered to teach the message to us. Please let us be a pride to him and not otherwise.
Come towards salah … You are reminding us all the time, You know we need it, this pulling, this dragging away from dunya., towards this gift of being in Your Presence.
Come towards falah … again, You remind us what a savior our salah is for us. How concerned You are that we don’t ignore the importance of this ibadah, that we not think of it as a burden but a solution to all our troubles.
Allah is Great!
Allah is Great!
There is no god but Allah!
(Written on the first day in Makkah-tu-Mukarramah)