If My Lord Asks Me!!!!

Imam Ahmad (ra)

A man once came to Imām Ahlus-Sunnah, Ahmad bin Hanbal and asked him, “O Imām, what is your opinion on poetry?”

He replied, “Which poetry is this?” to which the man responded by reciting the following couplets:

إذا ما قال لي ربي اما استحييت تعصيني
If my Lord asks me, “Have you shyness in disobeying me?

وتخفي الذنب عن خلقي وبالعصيان تأتيني
You conceal your sins from my creation – and with sins you come to me.”

Imām Ahmad took these lines and repeated them over and over again, and wept profusely to such an extent that one his students said that he almost perished due to him crying so much.

“If my Lord asks me…”

إذا ما قال لي ربي اما استحييت تعصيني

If my Lord asks me, “Have you shyness in disobeying me?

وتخفي الذنب عن خلقي وبالعصيان تأتيني

You conceal your sins from my creation – and with sins you come to me.”

فكيف أجيبُ يا ويحي ومن ذا سوف يحميني؟

So how will I answer? O woe to me – and who shall protect me?

أسُلي النفس بالآمالِ من حينٍ الى حيني

I keep averting my soul with thoughts of hope – from time to time.

وأنسى ما وراءُ الموت ماذا بعد تكفيني

And I forget what is to come after death – and what is to come after I am shrouded.

كأني قد ضّمنتُ العيش ليس الموت يأتيني

As if I am guaranteed life (eternally) – and that death will not come to me.

وجائت سكرة الموتُ الشديدة من سيحميني

And when the severe stupor of death overtakes me – who will protect me?

نظرتُ الى الوُجوهِ أليـس منُهم من سيفدينـــي

I looked at the faces; is there not from amongst them who will ransom me?

سأسأل ما الذي قدمت في دنياي ينجيني

I will be asked regarding what I have prepared in my life to save me (on the Day of Judgement).

فكيف إجابتي من بعد ما فرطت في ديني

Then how will I answer – after I have neglected my religion.

ويا ويحي ألــــم أسمع كلام الله يدعوني

Woe to me! Did I not hear the Speech of Allāh inviting me?

ألــــم أسمع لما قد جاء في قاف ويسِ

Did I not hear what came in (the chapters of) Qāf and Yā-Sīn?

ألـــم أسمع بيوم الحشر يوم الجمع و الديني

Did I not hear about the Day of Gathering, the Day of Assemble and the Day of Judgement?

ألـــم أسمع مُنادي الموت يدعوني يناديني

Did I not hear the crier of death inviting me, calling me?

فيا ربــــاه عبدُ تــائبُ من ذا سيؤويني

So O my Lord, a slave (turning to you) I have repented – so who then shall shelter me?

سوى رب غفور واسعُ للحقِ يهديني

Except a Lord extensive in forgiveness – to the truth He will guide me.

أتيتُ إليكَ فارحمني وثقــّـل في موازيني

I have come to you (in repentance) – so have mercy on me, and make heavy my scales (with good deeds).

وخفَفَ في جزائي أنتَ أرجـى من يجازيني

And lighten my account – You are the best of who will bring me to account.

Source: P.205 Manāqib Imām Ahmad by Ibn al-Jawzi

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If My Lord Asks Me!!!!….. A poem that made Imam Ahmad (ra) cry!!!

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Imam Ahmad (ra)

A man once came to Imām Ahlus-Sunnah, Ahmad bin Hanbal and asked him, “O Imām, what is your opinion on poetry?”

He replied, “Which poetry is this?” to which the man responded by reciting the following couplets:

إذا ما قال لي ربي اما استحييت تعصيني
If my Lord asks me, “Have you shyness in disobeying me?

وتخفي الذنب عن خلقي وبالعصيان تأتيني
You conceal your sins from my creation – and with sins you come to me.”

Imām Ahmad took these lines and repeated them over and over again, and wept profusely to such an extent that one his students said that he almost perished due to him crying so much.

“If my Lord asks me…”

إذا ما قال لي ربي اما استحييت تعصيني

If my Lord asks me, “Have you shyness in disobeying me?

وتخفي الذنب عن خلقي وبالعصيان تأتيني

You conceal your sins from my creation – and with sins you come to me.”

فكيف أجيبُ يا ويحي ومن ذا سوف يحميني؟

So how will I answer? O woe to me – and who shall protect me?

أسُلي النفس بالآمالِ من حينٍ الى حيني

I keep averting my soul with thoughts of hope – from time to time.

وأنسى ما وراءُ الموت ماذا بعد تكفيني

And I forget what is to come after death – and what is to come after I am shrouded.

كأني قد ضّمنتُ العيش ليس الموت يأتيني

As if I am guaranteed life (eternally) – and that death will not come to me.

وجائت سكرة الموتُ الشديدة من سيحميني

And when the severe stupor of death overtakes me – who will protect me?

نظرتُ الى الوُجوهِ أليـس منُهم من سيفدينـــي

I looked at the faces; is there not from amongst them who will ransom me?

سأسأل ما الذي قدمت في دنياي ينجيني

I will be asked regarding what I have prepared in my life to save me (on the Day of Judgement).

فكيف إجابتي من بعد ما فرطت في ديني

Then how will I answer – after I have neglected my religion.

ويا ويحي ألــــم أسمع كلام الله يدعوني

Woe to me! Did I not hear the Speech of Allāh inviting me?

ألــــم أسمع لما قد جاء في قاف ويسِ

Did I not hear what came in (the chapters of) Qāf and Yā-Sīn?

ألـــم أسمع بيوم الحشر يوم الجمع و الديني

Did I not hear about the Day of Gathering, the Day of Assemble and the Day of Judgement?

ألـــم أسمع مُنادي الموت يدعوني يناديني

Did I not hear the crier of death inviting me, calling me?

فيا ربــــاه عبدُ تــائبُ من ذا سيؤويني

So O my Lord, a slave (turning to you) I have repented – so who then shall shelter me?

سوى رب غفور واسعُ للحقِ يهديني

Except a Lord extensive in forgiveness – to the truth He will guide me.

أتيتُ إليكَ فارحمني وثقــّـل في موازيني

I have come to you (in repentance) – so have mercy on me, and make heavy my scales (with good deeds).

وخفَفَ في جزائي أنتَ أرجـى من يجازيني

And lighten my account – You are the best of who will bring me to account.

Source: P.205 Manāqib Imām Ahmad by Ibn al-Jawzi

Our aim is to revive remedies from the authentic Sunnah

Our aim is to revive remedies from the authentic Sunnah of the Messenger r (Prophetic Medicine, Prophetic Healing, Tibb An-Nabawi) by following the Quran and Sunnah upon the understanding of the pious predecessors.
The Messenger r said, “For every disease there is a cure so if the medicine comes upon the disease it cures it by the will of Allah, the Most High.” [Saheeh Muslim (2204)].
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “This gives hope to the patient as well as the doctor since for every disease there is a cure that should be searched for.” [Zaad al Ma’aad, 4/17].
Initially we have begun with Cupping Therapy (Hijama, Hijamah, Hijaama, Hijaamah) which is a cure for every disease if performed in its correct time. The reason for this is after having made extensive research and practise with experts, we found many Muslims in the Middle East returning to and reviving this Sunnah. This is because they found much benefit and cure in it. We also found a lack of authentic information on this subject in English. There are many Muslims in the West who are still unaware of this Sunnah. We hope to revive this Sunnah by translating authentic narrations and providing the best products inshAllah.
The Messenger r said, “Whoever revives a Sunnah from my Sunnah and the people practise it, s/he will have the same reward of those who practise it without their reward diminishing…” [Sunan ibn Maajah (209)].
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds.

Abu Hurairah t reported that the Messenger r said, “Whoever does not thank the people does not thank Allah.” [Sunan abi Dawud (2/290), Saheeha (416)].

Allahumma inni nasaluka ilm’n nafi’a wanaoudhuka ilm’n la yanfa May Allah SWT bless us with beneficial knowledge and wisdom. May Allah SWT

Allahumma inni nasaluka ilm’n nafi’a wanaoudhuka ilm’n la yanfa

May Allah SWT bless us with beneficial knowledge and wisdom. May Allah SWT protect us from the shackles of jahiliyah and lazyness.

May Allah SWT give us the tawfiq in doing righteous deeds and implementing that knowledge for His Jallah Waa’ala Sake.

Ameen…Ameen…Ameen

Examples of Tafseer of Imam Sufyan ath-Thawri (rahimahu Allah)

Imaam Sufyan ath-Thawri is a famous scholar of the Salaf, renowned mostly as a muhadith. However, his important contributions to fiqh and tafseer are often overlooked by many people. The following examples illustrate Imaam Sufyan’s profound knowledge of theQur’an:

1. Allah (’azza wajal) says:

وَقُولُوا لِلنَّاسِ حُسْنًا
‘…And speak good to people…’ (2:83)

Imaam Sufyan said that this means: ‘Order people to do good and forbid them from doing evil.’

2. Allah (’azza wajal) said:

وَخُلِقَ الْإِنسَانُ ضَعِيفًا
‘And man was created weak.’ (4:28)

In regards to this ayah, someone asked Imaam Sufyan (rahimahullah), ‘How is man weak?’ He said, ‘A woman walks by a man, and he cannot prevent himself from looking at her, although she does not benefit him at all. What can be weaker than that?’

3. Allah (’azza wajal) says:

دَعْوَاهُمْ فِيهَا سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ
‘Their way of request therein will be Subhanaka Allahuma (Glory to You, O Allah!)’ (10:10)

Explaining the meaning of this ayah, Imaam Sufyan said, ‘If one of the men of Paradise will want something, he will only have to call out ‘Subhanaka Allahum’ and the thing he called for will come to him.’

4. Allah (’azza wajal) said:
إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ لَهُ سُلْطَانٌ عَلَى الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا
“Verily! He has no power over those who believe.” (16:99)

Clarifying the meaning of this ayah, Imaam Sufyan (rahimahullah) said, ‘ (Shaitaan) has no power to make believers perform the kind of sin that Allah does not forgive.’

5. Allah (’azza wajal) said:

سُنَّةَ مَن قَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا قَبْلَكَ مِن رُّسُلِنَا ۖ وَلَا تَجِدُ لِسُنَّتِنَا تَحْوِيلًا
“(This was Our) Sunnah with the Messengers We sent before you (Muhammad), and you will not find any alteration in Our Sunnah” (17:77)

Explaining ‘(This was Our) Sunnah with the Messengers We sent before you,’ Imaam Sufyan (rahimahullah)said, ‘This means: whenever We sent a Messenger before you and his people forced him to leave, they became destroyed.’

6. Allah (’azza wajal) said:

وَكَانُوا لَنَا خَاشِعِينَ
“And (they) used to humble themselves before Us.” (21:90)

Imaam Sufyan said that this means that they constantly feared him in their hearts.

7. Allah (’azza wajal) said:
يَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ الْأَعْيُنِ وَمَا تُخْفِي الصُّدُورُ
“Allah knows the fraud of the eyes, and all that the breasts conceal” (40:19)

Imaam Sufyan explained, ‘Seated in a gathering, a man sneaks a looks at a woman who passes by the men in the gathering. If the other men see him looking at her, he puts himself on guard against them and desists from looking. But if they are heedless of what he is doing, he looks at her (and stares) – this is the ‘fraud of the eyes’. All ‘All that the breasts conceal‘ refers to the lust he feels in his soul.’

8. Allah (’azza wajal) said:

وَهُوَ مَعَكُمْ أَيْنَ مَا كُنتُمْ
“And He is with you wheresoever you may be” (57:4)

Imaam Sufyan said, ‘(He is with you) with His Knowledge.’