It has been a while since I posted, but this time it is not due to a lack of words. I have been extremely busy remodeling a house with my father and it has quickly taken all extra time I have. I have a whole list of articles that I want to write (titled Proof, Tuna Delight, Odyssey and many others), but they have to wait till another time.
Today I was reading the book of Forty Hadith (narrations of the prophet) and came across this wonderful hadith, it is somewhat long but worth the read. I loved the part where Allah (may He be glorified), said that everyone is hungry except for those who he feeds, because it made me think of myself and my relationship with food.
Allah (may He be glorified) said*:
” 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 shalll guide you.
O My servants, all of you are hungry except for those who I have fed, so seek food of Me and I sahll 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 you will not attain benefitting 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 you 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 you 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 than 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 fo, so let him who finds good praise Allah and let him who finds other than that blame no one but himself.”
Related by Muslim.
*On the authority of Abu Dharr al-Ghifari (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet ( may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) who he relates it from the sayings of his Lord (may He be glorified)
** This refers to the minute amount of water adhering to a needle if dipped into the sea and withdrawn.