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It’s obvious for people to feel really concerned when they get to know about any spell or curse they are under or if they are inflicted with an evil eye. They try to ward it off through every channel possible as much efficiently as possible.
But then how and why do we not feel this curse?…The state of a seal over our hearts and our hearing with a veil over our sight…
It is nothing but a curse, for it is a state that has no prosperity in it and it bears no chance of success. It only drags us towards the worst of abodes while we stay unaware and blind. It’s a curse for those who deny belief in Allaah, the words of Allaah, the warnings of Allaah…
Mostly, our reaction is – “but we definitely believe in Allaah and we know that He says nothing but the truth”
Well yes! Then what do we say about a belief that doesn’t go beyond our tongues? What stops us from obeying Allaah alone and run haphazardly after this Dunya? Why is it that displeasing His creation worries us more than disobeying Him? Why is our character not Qur’an? Why do we not resemble our Prophet Muhammadﷺ in character? We take Islam for granted. It is not a cast or a community that everyone who is born in it becomes a Muslim without following Islam. It’s not only the faith but a complete way of life.
“When the believer commits sin, a black spot appears on his heart. If he repents and gives up that sin and seeks forgiveness, his heart will be polished. But if (the sin) increases, (the black spot) increases. That is the Ran that Allah mentions in His Book: “Nay! But on their hearts is the Ran (covering of sins and evil deeds) which they used to earn.” [83:14]
We need to ponder on this and fear the state of our hearts. This curse is a result of our own wrong doings. We earn it ourselves. But we can break the curse because Allaah never abandons a soul that seeks guidance. It is His promise.
So, let’s make loads of dua before we die a spiritual death while waiting for our soulless bodies to bid this Earth goodbye…
(These duas are from the Sunnah)
اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَدَنِي اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي سَمْعِي اللَّهُمَّ عَافِنِي فِي بَصَرِي لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ *
“O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no god but Thou.” [Abu Dawud]…اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لِي فِي قَلْبِي نُورًا وَفِي لِسَانِي نُورًا وَفِي سَمْعِي نُورًا وَفِي بَصَرِي نُورًا *Place light in my heart, light in my tongue, light in my hearing, light in my sight…[Muslim]
يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِى عَلَى دِينِكَ *
The supplication he (ﷺ) said most frequently was: O Changer of the hearts, make my heart firm upon Your religion. [Tirmidhi]
NEXT: Lesson#4 (verse 8-16)