It is your right but…

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It is our right to do bad to the one who has done bad to us. But the one seeking nearness of God does not look for his rights, he looks for that which is better and that which will grant him closeness.

– Sayyidī al-Habīb ‘Alī al-Jifrī حفظه الله تعالى –

How can I be with the Messenger ﷺ ? By Shaykh Habib Ali al-Jifri (may Allah preserve him and benefit us by him)

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‘Allah points the believers to a great and noble matter: the honour of being with our Master Muhammad ﷺ.

Allah says: “Those who obey Allah and the Messenger are with those that Allah has favoured – of the Prophets, the people of immense truthfulness, the martyrs and the pious. They are the best of company!”

“Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, and those who are with him…”

“The Day that Allah will not permit the Prophet and those who believe with him to be humiliated. Their Light will run forward before them and by their right hands…”

How can someone be with the Prophet?

  • By loving him

Our Master ﷺ said: “A man is with the one he loves.”

  • By bestowing abundant prayers upon him

He said: “The closest of people to me on the Day of Judgement will be those that bestow most prayers upon me.”

  • By showing beautiful character

Our Master ﷺ said (May Allah make us among those people he was referring to): “The closest of you to me on the Day of Judgement will be those of you most beautiful in character – those who are approachable and who easily get along with others and whom others easily get along with.”

  • By following him and showing obedience to him

Allah says: “Those who obey Allah and the Messenger are with those that Allah has favoured – of the Prophets, the people of immense truthfulness, the martyrs and the pious. They are the best of company!”

  • By looking after orphans

He said ﷺ: “I and the one that takes care of an orphan will be like these two in paradise.” [he said ‘these two’ while joining his forefinger and middle finger].

O Allah, grant us the honour of being with him, purely through Your bounty and enabling grace, O Generous, O Loving One, O Bestower!’

The person who possesses real love can never be defeated

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Those who love our Master Muḥammad (ﷺ) have a power that is very rare in this world, the greatest superpowers don’t have this power – the power of Love. Love is a power; the one who loves cannot be defeated. No one can overwhelm them, you can never really be defeated, because real defeat is when your enemy overwhelms the sanctuary of your heart, and steals the love that’s there, and you’re left bereft of love – that when he beats you. That’s why the person who possesses real love can never be defeated.

— Shaykh Ḥabīb ‘Alī al-Jifrī hafizu Llah –

To what level do you want to sadden him ﷺ?

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He ﷺ loves you, wishes good for you. He ﷺ toiled for your sake, He ﷺ was struck for your sake, He ﷺ was stoned for your sake, He ﷺ was strangled for your sake, Heﷺ  was struck in a battle for your sake, He ﷺ had to look at the body of his uncle for your sake, He ﷺ was hungry and starved for your sake.

How many times do you want to sadden himﷺ? To what level do you want to sadden himﷺ? Does he ﷺ deserve that from us?

– Shaykh Habib Ali Al-Jifri Hafizu Llah –

The Prophet ﷺ Did Not Need Us To Love Him ﷺ

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The Prophet ﷺ Did Not Need Us To Love Him ﷺ, When The King Of Kings Loved Him ﷺ! Rather He ﷺ Asked For It, Out Of Mercy, And In Anguish Over Us. For He ﷺ Knew That If We Loved Him ﷺ, Our Obedience To God Would Be Unwavering And Our Union In His ﷺ Ranks On The Day Of Judgement Was Ensured.

– Shaykh Habib Ali al-Jifri (Hafizu Llah)-

Be a slave

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There is not a person today that can call himself free. He is in every way a slave, either to the desires of his own lower self (nafs) or (desires of) the people or (desires of) Allah. So be a slave to The One and He will suffice you over anything the creation can give you.

– Habib Ali Jifri hafizu Llah –

Beacon of light

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If you want to be the beacon of light to others, train your heart to be self-critical. Never hate nor lose temper with those who harm you.

– Habīb ʻAli al-Jifrī hafizu Llah –

Prayer for a Critic!

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al-Habib Ali al-Jifri’s Prayer for a Critic

O Allah, make his heart taste from Your noble love that which will gather him with You in the Presence of Your Closeness and thereby remove the veils of self, whim, and delusions of otherness. And likewise for all of us, O Clement, O Concealing!