Friday, May 17, 2013

Whom are we pleasing? ...

Hadhrat Mu`aawiya (radhiAllahu anhu) once wrote to Hadhrat Aisha (radhiAllaahu anha), asking for advice. She replied:
“Assalaamu Alaik, 
Verily I heard Rasulullaah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) saying: ‘That person who seeks the pleasure of Allaah Ta`ala, when the creation may be displeased, Allaah Ta`ala will be sufficient for him against the plots (and harms) of people. That person who pleases the people, whilst courting the displeasure of Allaah Ta`ala, then Allaah Ta`ala hands him over to the people (i.e he is deprived of Divine Assistance).’ 

Was Salaam Alaik” [Mishkaat Shareef]