Shaykh Fath al-Mowsily relates, once I saw a young boy walking through the jungle. It appeared as if he was uttering some words. I greeted him with Salaam and he replied accordingly. I inquired, “Where are you going ? ”He retorted, “To the house of Allah.” I further asked, ”What are you reciting?” ”The Qur’an” he replied. I remarked, ”You are at a tender age, it is not an obligation that you are required to fulfil.” He said , ”I have witnessed death approach people younger than me and therefore would like to prepare if death was to knock on my door.”

I astoundingly commented, ”Your steps are small and your destenation far.” He responded, ”My duty is to take the step and it remains the resposibility of Allah to take me to my destenation.” I continued to ask, ”Where is you provision and conveyance (means of transport).” He replied ”My Yakeen is my provision and my feet are my conveyance. ”I explained, ”I am asking you regarding bread and water. ”He replied ”Oh Shaykh if someone invited you to their house, would it be appropriate to take your own food?” I exclaimed, ”No!” ”Similarly, My Lord has invited His servant to His house, it is only the weakness of your Yakeen (certainty) that maked us carry provisions. I despite this. Do you think Allah will let me go to waste? ”Never.” I replied. He then left.

Sometime later I saw him in Makkah. He approached me and inquired, ”Oh Shaykh are you still of weak belief?”


  • abida lahiri

    This aught to be an inspiration to us. Brother Ahmed,I am an Indian convert to Islam,I converted in Feb’06,ALHAMDULILLAH. I have a question,I came across a list of around 30 different durood on a webpage,such as durood e taj,inaam,haq,shafi,shifa etc.etc. Are these innovations or authentic? Please let me know. The site is http://www.islamicacademy.org. Jazakallahu khairan.

    • As far as I am aware there are many different types of Durood but I do not know if all of them offered on the site you mention are authentic.
      I can recommend the following site for trustworthy content including Durood http://www.thefcpm.com/ otherwise please check with your local scholar.
      Sorry I cannot be of further help.

  • abida lahiri

    Thank you very much for your reply. Jazakallah khair

  • Bilal A.

    Al-Hamdullilah I just discovered Islam web 2.0, and the toolbar, I must say Allah (swt) has truly blessed me. May Allah bless each and everyone of, and keep us on siratal mustaqeem.

  • Sahil S

    Subhan Allah

  • Anonymous

    salaam Alaykum, sometimes we doubt the presence of Allah because our prayers are not answered but i have learnt that even if our prayer is not answered i know e all know in theory that this means the dua is not good for us but even then there is no point doubting the presence of Allah. Allah is there, he always is and is and we cant live without him. who else is capable of creating this world the beauties and wonders of the Erth and the human. may Allah forgive my sins and all my brothers and sisters in Islam who are trying to get closer to Allah and inshaAllah we will be guided and God will bring us near to him and that day when we are truly close we can be in our potential and we can feel Allah closer to us then our jugualr vein then that day will be the day we can rejoice.


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