If Allaah gives you the things you want, WHILE you are being disobedient to Him; while you don’t pray, while you are heedless of Him, then it is something to be very very scared of.
A calamity, grief or hardship that makes you think of Allaah more and brings you closer to Him should be more beloved to you than a blessing, comfort or happiness that distances you from Him and makes you remember Him little.
In my months of browsing through dozens of Islamic blogs here, I’ve met, interacted with, and witnessed the conduct of many many Muslims, all of whom have one thing in common; a mutual desire to know the religion. Each one of them seem sincere in their devotion, and may Allaah keep them steadfast if it’s the truth.
But when it comes to character and conduct, it’s fascinating to see such varying shades. In the virtual world, it is the words that flow from our fingers that portray our character. It is the words we type on our laptops, tablets, phones and computers that gives people an impression of who and how we are.
There are many who claim to be upon the path of the Salaf. There are many who claim to love the Sunnah. There are many who claim to know the Sunnah. And there are even more who claim to implement the Sunnah.
Out of all of them, there is one thing. One thing I have noticed.
There is a unique characteristic that distinguishes the true people of the Sunnah from the rest. A subtle, but profound trait that speaks louder than anything.
A stillness. A deliberateness. An almost tangible quietness.
They don’t get hyper. They don’t get hasty. They don’t argue. They don’t get into ego clashes. They don’t get into topics beyond their level. They remain silent when others exhaust themselves.
But when they do speak, they speak with honor, they speak with truth, they speak with wisdom, they speak with humility, and most of all, they speak with knowledge.
Subhan Allaah, it really is beautiful. My only wish is that Allah subhanahu wa taaala’ grants me even a fraction of such a character.