Assalam o Alikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu!
Hmmm well! SAP was off for more than two weeks, and none of you bothered to ask why? :@
I would like to remind you all, that we started SAP, with the aim to change ourselves , to work on our inner self individually. And for this purpose we wanted to create an environment so that we keep uplifting our Eman when it gets down.
All of you who joined SAP, had the same intention, and there was a zeal to change. But for some reasons, you felt it once not working, you missed a task, and you gave up.
We are all believers Alhumdulillah, and the condition of believers are strange at times.
Sometimes you feel your Emaan so high and sometimes it’s very low. Does it happen with others too?
Read and Ponder on the following para.
” often we find ourselves in a state of fluctuating Iman, sometimes it’s very high sometimes we feel we have hit rock bottom. The qalb (Heart) changes frequently the Prophet Muhammad SAW said: ” The heart of the son of Adam changes more quickly than a pan of rapid boiling water”
In another report he SAW said: “The likeness of the heart is that of a feather in an empty plot of land, being blown over and over by the wind”.
This instability of the heart leads to the increase and decrease of iman, it is natural to have these ups and downs. In another beautiful narration Prophet Muhammad SAW said: ”there is no heart that is not covered by a cloud like the cloud covering the moon when it is shining, and so it suddenly goes dark, but when it(the cloud) goes away, it shines again” this comparison subhan’Allah , is exactly what our heart is like. We may have a state of darkness, as a result of falling into sin and so forth causing a covering over the heart, until one makes an effort to change for the good, this veil is removed allowing for light to enter the heart rejuvenating the iman.
Iman is constantly changing like the heart it increases with obedience to Allah and decreases with disobedience “….Which of you has had his iman increase by it?” (9:124) Your iman increases or decreases from the state that which it is currently in.
A believer must check his/her heart, seek purification of it if one doesn’t do so they can fall into great error they begin to feel hardening of the heart, no love or fear of Allah. This sickness weakens the iman, one must try to leave what bad they are committing make tawbah and implement good deeds and acts of worship. Purify your intentions when doing so to insure it’s for the sake and pleasure of Allah SWT making your iman increase and inshaAllah safeguard it from falling back into sin. Just like a roller coaster you have never road before the heart and iman go up and down sideways and upside-down being aware of our actions, being sincere in our Ibadah and actions purifying your heart. Doing so Be’ithnillah your Iman increases from the state it is in now.
May Allah increase our iman when we have fallen into weakness, keep our heart in the state of purification, safeguard our deen. Ameen
-Amaturahman Umm Sufyan”
Hmm now come back to the interesting thing, why was SAP stopped? It was stopped because the admin for SAP was unfortunately a human 🙂 , and we were unable to find an angel to work for us, so obviously she had the downs in Emaan too.
Do forgiver her for that, and come back to the routine now. 🙂
As we’r going to restart SAP, it’s better that we all once look for all the past tasks, and implement them all at once now. Search for the task you did not follow, and follow that.
Remember we stated, one week doesn’t mean, chutti after that . It means make a habit with that one week, and keep that habit grow stronger and stronger.
So now everybody out there, who is interested to join us in this continuity of SAP, can let us know with your emails, or in the discussion form below.
Let’s try raising our Emaan, May ALLAH subhanahu ta’ala forgive all our major and minor sins, and accept the tiny tiny efforts.
It’s a self assessment week itself, look inside, understand what spiritual condition you are in, and make your own assessment about what is your report about yourself, how much did you change, and how much did you try to change.