Tuesday, April 22, 2008

God is talking to you

روى مسلم في صحيحه و ذكر أربع طرق لنفس الحديث
حدثنا عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن بن بهرام الدارمي، حدثنا مروان، - يعني ابن محمد الدمشقي - حدثنا سعيد بن عبد العزيز، عن ربيعة بن يزيد، عن أبي إدريس الخولاني، عن أبي ذر، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فيما روى عن الله، تبارك وتعالى أنه قال

‏"‏ يا عبادي إني حرمت الظلم على نفسي وجعلته بينكم محرما فلا تظالموا
يا عبادي كلكم ضال إلا من هديته فاستهدوني أهدكم
يا عبادي كلكم جائع إلا من أطعمته فاستطعموني أطعمكم
يا عبادي كلكم عار إلا من كسوته فاستكسوني أكسكم
يا عبادي إنكم تخطئون بالليل والنهار وأنا أغفر الذنوب جميعا فاستغفروني أغفر لكم
يا عبادي إنكم لن تبلغوا ضري فتضروني ولن تبلغوا نفعي فتنفعوني
يا عبادي لو أن أولكم وآخركم وإنسكم وجنكم كانوا على أتقى قلب رجل واحد منكم ما زاد ذلك في ملكي شيئا
يا عبادي لو أن أولكم وآخركم وإنسكم وجنكم كانوا على أفجر قلب رجل واحد ما نقص ذلك من ملكي شيئا
يا عبادي لو أن أولكم وآخركم وإنسكم وجنكم قاموا في صعيد واحد فسألوني فأعطيت كل إنسان مسألته ما نقص ذلك مما عندي إلا كما ينقص المخيط إذا أدخل البحر
يا عبادي إنما هي أعمالكم أحصيها لكم ثم أوفيكم إياها فمن وجد خيرا فليحمد الله ومن وجد غير ذلك فلا يلومن إلا نفسه ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قال سعيد كان أبو إدريس الخولاني إذا حدث بهذا الحديث جثا على ركبتيه ‏.



I found this translation online:

O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.
O My servants, all of you are astray except for those I have guided, so seek guidance of Me and I shall guide you,
O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those I have fed, so seek food of Me and I shall feed you.
O My servants, all of you are naked except for those I have clothed, so seek clothing of Me and I shall clothe you.
O My servants, you sin by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness of Me and I shall forgive you.
O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and will not attain benefiting Me so as to benefit Me.
O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as pious as the most pious heart of any one man of you, that would not increase My kingdom in anything.
O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to be as wicked as the most wicked heart of any one man of you, that would not decrease My kingdom in anything.
O My servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you to rise up in one place and make a request of Me, and were I to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I have, any more that a needle decreases the sea if put into it.
O My servants, it is but your deeds that I reckon up for you and then recompense you for, so let him who finds good praise Allah, and let him who finds otherwise blame no one but himself.

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The sheer audacity with which God talks to us in this 7adeeth, just humbles me. I could not find a single figure throughout history who speaks with such unlimited power and grandeur. Even the ones who claimed to be Gods. They lacked the imagination to describe themselves in a correctly infinite way. Yet with the simple parable of a needle poking an ocean and coming out with nothing.... No human has this powerful poetry.

What do YOU think?

6 comments:

Amethyst said...

I totally agree, and I've read A LOT!

Garoh said...

The fact that nothing happens without Allah's will just blows me away. It makes me feel insignificant but at the same time very powerful since all I need to do is 1st acknowledge that nothing happens without him willing it, 2nd just ASK. Think about it for a second. just raise your hand and ASK! And when the All Mighty makes a statement.. well, let me say it's not like when your boss promises you a raise.

ولله المثل الاعلى . جل وعلا علوا كبيرا

falantan said...

amethyst:
it really touched me how the man who narrated it from Abu Tharr used to fall to his knees. these were true men of God. can't help but to love em.

garoh:
insignificant is the right word alright. and my boss wouldn't be the one giving me the raise even if he did, "wa ma ramait ith ramait, walaken Allah rama", ex-boss ;P

Smarties said...

بالضبط، كلامك صحيح
سبحان الله :)

والله اذكر من اول ما قريت هالحديث الى اليوم وانا كل مرة احس بعظمته وقوته.

thanks for sharing, I saved it 3al computer :)

manutdfanatic said...

This brought to mind another Hadith I recently read;
"Allah the Most High said, 'I am as My slave thinks of Me, and I am with him when he remembers Me. So if he remembers Me to himself, I will remember him to Myself, and if he remembers Me in a group, I will remember him in a better group."

Whoever fails to love his Lord, truly LOVE Him despite reading/knowing all of this, is beyond my comprehension.

P.S:- This post among many others, is why I cannot help but adore your blog.

Thank you, very very very much.

falantan said...

smarties:
akeed, if one could read it and really try to appreciate it every day, it would greatly improve me. we have it as a poster in our prayer area.

manuntfanatic:
yes I adore the 7adeeth you mentioned as well. this is the complete version of it:

عن رسول الله ‏ ‏صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏قال قال الله عز وجل ‏ ‏أنا عند ظن عبدي بي وأنا معه حين يذكرني والله أفرح بتوبة عبده من أحدكم يجد ‏ ‏ضالته ‏ ‏بالفلاة ‏ ‏قال ‏ ‏أبو عبد الله ‏ ‏أراه ضالته ‏ ‏ومن تقرب إلي شبرا تقربت إليه ذراعا ومن تقرب ‏ ‏إلي ذراعا تقربت إليه باعا فإذا أقبل إلي يمشي أقبلت إليه أهرول

and this is my take on translating it:

"I am as My subject expects of me.
And I am with him as he remembers me.
And Allah is happier for his subject's repentance as one of you finding his lost ride in the desert.
And whoever approaches me by a "shebr" (hand's width, extended baby finger to thumb), I shall approach him by a thera3 (arm's length). And whoever approaches me by a thera3, I shall approach him by a ba3 (a man's height).
And if he comes to me walking, I shall come to him running.


And you are right, I also can't understand how can they not fear Him as well. these 2 7adeeths are so beautiful to me mainly because the 1st encompasses total arrogance to God and only Him. none of it is suited elsewhere. and the 2nd shows God's immense and unbound mercy and love for us when we're worthy of it.

Both together inspire total dependence on Allah.

And thank YOU for reading sis ^^