One time my Shaykh told me something that I just can’t seem to forget.
After we finished praying he looked at me and said, "You might never see me crying during prayer, but when I hear Allah’s words being recited, it is as if my heart is going to explode and I am going to die at that very moment …"
And then he spoke briefly about the importance of memorising the Qur’an and learning Arabic so that we can truly understand the words of Allah and be moved by it.
I absolutely love Umar Ibn Abdul Aziz, his life is filled with so many beautiful examples for us. His wife used to say that when he would go to bed at night, he would just lie there thinking about the Akhirah, and start shaking like a bird that shakes off water due to his immense fear of Allah. Subhanu’Allah!
All of these Islamic posts on Tumblr that you post or re-blog, know that you will be asked about each and every one of them on the Day of Judgement. What was your intention? And what did you do with these reminders and pieces of knowledge?
Muslims around the world are calling each other to demonstrations, and millions are responding to this call. Yet, when the Almighty calls us five times a day to come to His Mosques and Glorify Him, no one is there to be found.