Assalam o Alikum WarahmatuLLAHI Wa Barakatuhu!
Sometimes a little incident teaches you a great lesson.
I was alone at home in the evening, did some work, and offered maghrib salah when the light suddenly went out. Horrible! dark everywhere. I kept sitting with horror in my heart.
Suddenly a thought came to my mind, that how much we fear the darkness in the surroundings and how much ignorant we are of the darkness of our hearts??? The darkness of surroundings cannot harm me the way inside dark can. then why are we this much careless about it.
We take all measures to keep ourself safe from outward harms, but what about inward diseases???
i only fear the darkness of my surroundings forgetting this that the darkness of my heart will one day become the darkness of my surroundings in the grave (May ALLAH protect us).
When the light came back i felt a calmness in my heart, as i had found something missing. so i realized that when an outward darkness effects my heart this way that it frightens me alot, what would be the effect of my inner darkness on me??? and how extreme the pleasure can be when the ‘electricity’ of my heart will come back?
ALLAHU AKBAR!, darkness of the heart are sins , as it is mentioned in a hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah Rd.A, that when a person does a sin he gets a dark dot on his heart, if he repents it is removed, and if he keeps doing sins and do not repent then the whole heart gets black. and hardly the person can get a chance to repent. (May ALLAH protect us)
Also while writing this post i found something on a website regarding the effects of inside darkness .
” The sinner will find darkness in his heart, which he will feel just as he feels the darkness of night. So this darkness affects his heart as the physical darkness affects his vision. For obedience is light and disobedience is darkness. The stronger the darkness grows, the greater becomes his confusion, until he falls into innovation, misguidance and other things that lead to doom, without even realizing, like a blind man who goes out in the darkness of the night, walking alone This darkness grows stronger until it covers the eyes, then it grows stronger until it covers the face, which appears dark and is seen by everyone. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas said: “Good deeds make the face light, give light to the heart, and bring about ample provision, physical strength and love in people’s hearts. Bad deeds make the face dark, give darkness to the heart, and bring about physical weakness, a lack of provision and hatred in people’s hearts.”
Then appears a question that how can i get light in my heart and clean my heart?
“Abdullah ibn Umar (Radhiyallaho anhum) narrated: “Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said, “The hearts get rusted as does iron with water. When someone asked, “what could cleanse hearts again?’ Rasulullah (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) said, “Frequent remembrance of death and recitation of Qur’an.”
I don’t no what more to write, i just know that i have learned a great lesson today, and i have decided to provide more and more “electric power” t my heart.
i thought to share this incident with you as well .
Now me and you, we all have have to look in ourselves.
How much darkness and how much light do we have???
Kindly say Ameen once to this dua:
O ALLAH! forgive our all major and minor sins, make us amongst those who repent when they make sins. and give light in our hearts.. ALLAHUMMA AMEEN.
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