Thursday, 12 November 2015

A Fruit-Bearing Tree

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

By Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh)

In a Hadeeth, Rasulullah likened the Believer to a date palm, due to its numerous merits and benefits: Its strength, goodness, shade, wholesome fruit and the other benefits derived from its leaves and wood.

A date palm has deeply entrenched roots, a trunk which is strong, sturdy and high; leaves which grow aloft, towards the skies, and fruit which is available throughout the year.

Similarly, bringing Imaan in Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah is like the deep roots; maintaining firmness and steadfastness in Deen is like the strong trunk; and practising on the compulsory acts of Deen - Salaah, Zakaah, Fasting and Hajj – are like the leaves.

Bringing the beautiful Sunnah into our lives is akin to the fresh flowers. Inculcating the noble character and conduct of Rasulullah – the compassion, generosity, modesty, tolerance, patience, gratefulness, forgiveness, etc. - are like the fruit.

The creation benefits from such character in innumerable ways and the blessings of such character will be enjoyed in this world and to a greater extent, in the Hereafter.

A person can only be a true and sincere believer when he brings all these aspects into his or her life. We need to ensure that our outer selves, as well as our inner selves are in accordance to the commands of Allah Ta’ala and the teachings and Sunnah of our Beloved Nabi .

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