The great actor… saying the words with beautiful nuances of humanity and mercy.
I confessed to my master (the actor) my happiness to be with him. Sitting next to him, listening to him and gazing upon his beautifully aged countenance, his lips ever quick to smile, his soul ever quick to give wisdom and hope, his heart ever quick to embrace the meanest of sinners and the worst of servants that is me.
But then he smiled and said this to me, without saying anything at all…
"The greatest pleasure is… spiritual eternal pleasure. Material pleasure physical and transient. One two second *poof!* gone…
"Each day the soul is adorned with finery of spiritual pleasure like a bride prepared for her wedding with her groom. So everlasting joy is the anticipated day when the believer meets his Lord!
A pleasure immeasurable… more than the pleasure of all humanity of this world from the time of Adam, a pleasure more sweet than the anticipated happiness of all couples and lovers of this world, a pleasure even more delightful than the first time you take your child into your loving embrace, a peace more peaceful than the most contented sleep you have ever fell under… a cup of affectionate joy of the Divine Presence of just one believer would spill over this vast Universe and Creation of God. For Pleasure in the Divine Presence is greater than all the pleasures of this world(s), breaking the nib of the pen of the most ardent lover… leaving him gasping, and astonished by the Secret Beauty, Hidden Love and Eternal Mercy of his promised meeting with God.
So what is death now to you? It must be a Veil of Love about to be lifted. A Door of Exquisite Happiness about to be unlatched. A Window of Divine Rapture just waiting to be opened. A Book of Sublime Joy about to be taken down from the shelves in the Library of God. And upon its cover is your name!
|You may be purring like a cat once you are at the Door of Exquisite Happiness...|
You sit by me all day long. And you think of me all night long. I know nothing but I do not lie! So believe me, and in your despair be free forever!
And what name is engraved on that Book? Foolish one! It is 'Muhammad' (s.a.w.)… it can only be Muhammad(s.a.w.), Habibullah, the Chosen One, The Light of Creation, The Ocean of Mercy anointed by God Himself for the benefit of all humanity and all the world(s) and all the creation!
Thus spoke the actor yesterday. The actor who speaks harmoniously the script of comfort and succour for humanity, in devotion and affectionate love for the Master, Saydeena Muhammad, Prophet of God (s.a.w.) who returns the salutations of every man, woman and child who remembers him...
Lo! Allah and His angels shower blessings on the Prophet. O ye who believe! Ask blessings on him and salute him with a worthy salutation. (Quran 33:56, Marmaduke Pickthall)
It is Monday morning here, and a gentle shower welcomes the day. God bless you, and may God bless us all.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way