Three wishes…..

asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,

A dear brother (AbdulHasib) forwarded me this video and translation which was first found on, Shaykh Jalal Abu alrub’s website. Masha’Allah, it is really deep.

Interviewer: Of course this is Qadr from Allah; we do not object to it. Allah says, “Perhaps you would dislike something and yet it is better for you.” However, Abdullah, tell me about the most important things that you used to have and now you don’t and wish you would have again after you have been paralyzed.

Abdullah: Three wishes??!!! I have three wishes that concern me. I am grieved by the fact that I can’t have them. The first is to be able to prostrate even one “sajdah” to Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala). I wish I could prostrate to Allah one sajdah only to never rise from it inshaAllah. There is fear inside me. There is an ayah in the Quran that says, “…on the day when a shin will be uncovered and they will be invited to prostrate [to Allah] but they will not be able to.” (surat Noon) Today I can’t prostrate; but when I was able to walk, I had neglected many prayers. Some people may feel sad for me when they see me now. Those people were not sad when I neglected my prayers.
The second wish is to be able to turn one page of the Quran. This is something you (ie: healthy people) never think of. But for me it is like a mountain.
The third is that in a day of “Eid” or happiness or any occasion, I wish I were able enter house and give my mother a hug……(long pause).

Thank Allah!


11 Responses to “Three wishes…..”

  1. 2 nuqtah February 9, 2007 at 7:48 am

    subhan Allah akhi that brought tears to my eyes.

  2. 3 philomantis February 9, 2007 at 3:23 pm

    This reminds of the Prophet (sallallâhu `alayhî wa sallam) who will remain prostrate before Allâh on the Day of Judgement for 1000 years until Allâh finally tells him irfa` ra’sak (“raise your head”). The first thing the Prophet (sallallâhu `alayhî wa sallam) will ask for upon being told by Allâh that he can have anything he asks for will be the salvation of his people.

    I think most people don’t understand the depth of that, but perhaps this young man does. Maybe he is the fortunate one.

    w-Allâhû A`lam

  3. 4 abu ameerah February 9, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    As’Salaamu Alaikum wa’Rahmatullah…

    Subhanallah, I think the statement of this brother has a greater tone of “spirituality” and “God-Consciousness” (for lack of better words) than any of the statements or innovated actions of modern-day Sufis.

    Perhaps, Ahlul Bid’ah should take a page from the words of this brother instead of performing the innovated (and even sinful) acts that they claim get reward or invoke a sense of closeness to Allah.

    Anyway, I’ll get off my soap box….

    May Allah (AWJ) make easier the affairs of this brother, ameen. May He (swt) make his plight an expiation for his sins, ameen.

  4. 5 Niqaabis February 9, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    As salaam ‘alaikum warahmatullaah

    I watched this yesterday and it really makes you reflect upon the blessing of good health and having a body which functions properly

    Today my family heard some news that one of my aunt’s had suffered a stoke which has effected her speech. She was crying so much because she can no longer talk anymore, subhaan Allaah imagine being unable to speak its like in the aayah in Soorah an-naba where on yaumul qiyaamah no one will be able to speak, except those whom Allaah grants His permission.

    After hearing that it made me think of this post and how Allaah can change one situation in to another in the blinking of an eye. One day we can be fine and ok and the next day lose the ability to talk, walk, move etc

    My mother was telling me we really need to take a lesson from this and ask examine ourselves are we using our faculties such as speech, hearing, movement in the correct way or are we falling short and using them to in sin such as back biting, lying or foul speech, once its gone only then we realize what a blessing it was.

    May Allaah help us take heed aameen

    Baarak Allaahu feekum

    Wa salaamu ‘alaikum warahamtullaah..

  5. 6 Adam bin abdullah bin dawood bin saifullah al-baghdadi February 11, 2007 at 10:24 pm


    Masha’Allah! SubhanAllah!

    Only one thing to say! Abu Ameera, if u want the rest of the Ummah to stop and think about the Bid’ah they maybe involved in and change, maybe you need to think about what you say and how you say it to them!

    Do you want the Ummah of Rasulullah (saw) to all fall into the depth of Hell! We have enough KUFFAR trying to kill and humiliate us, and you as a Muslim! Are speaking like this! Love, concern and constructive works will make a difference; not hate, criticism and condemnation.

  6. 7 abu ameerah February 12, 2007 at 1:58 am

    As’Salaamu Alaikum wa’Rahmatullah….

    Dear Brother Adam,

    Allow me to clarify a few points akhi….

    –“Only one thing to say”! Actually akhi…you send more than one thing — but I dare not quibble….

    –“Abu Ameera, if u want the rest of the Ummah to stop and think about the Bid’ah they maybe involved in and change, maybe you need to think about what you say and how you say it to them”!

    Yeah…you’re right akhi…I probably should not have been as direct in enjoining the good and forbidding the evil. Rather, I should have simply danced around such issues only to allow so-called Shuyookh in the west to carry the loudest and most outspoken voice of the day. Actually, Brother…I too know a teeny-tiny bit about Usool ad-Dawah and I don’t seem to see how what I previously wrote was in any way, shape, or form in contradiction with the Islamic call to guidance.

    –“Do you want the Ummah of Rasulullah (saw) to all fall into the depth of Hell”! Uhhhhhhhh….No, do you?

    –“We have enough KUFFAR trying to kill and humiliate us…”

    Well brother, the fact of the matter is that there are plenty of so-called Muslims pointed their guns at practicing Muslims as well. Forget about our “Muslim leaders” around the world….many of the bullets fired in Iraq today don’t say “Made in America” — instead they likely say “Made in Iran”

    –“and you as a Muslim! Are speaking like this”! Yeah, so?

    –“Love, concern and constructive works will make a difference; not hate, criticism and condemnation.”

    Akhi, you used the word “hate” — NOT ME! Get over it! When we stop propping up speakers from Ahlul Bidah who make statements like, “I would offended if someone mocked the Buddha…” then and only then will I spend my time making sweet marshmallowy statements of love.

    I might also start putting hearts over my “i’s” instead of dots ….. i might also take up knitting ….or fashion design….or i might paint my whole room PINK with white lace on all of the furniture….

    actually, my wife might have a problem with the color pink… :(

  7. 8 LeGaCy February 16, 2007 at 11:02 pm

    I pray that from this day onwards, those three wishes that the man wished for. Will be acted upon everyday of my living duniya life, as for everyone else. Realise something is of great importance only when it is lost in the beginning…

    We should all feel sad, yet learn that those who are healthy (you and I) still have a chance to relief ourselves from going astray, brothers & sisters please make dua’a that we live this world in peace, and with iman. InshAllah..

    Ma salaam…

    Brother in Islam

  8. 9 muslimaa February 17, 2007 at 11:01 am

    assalamu alaikum wa rahmatu-llah

    barakallahu fikum …

    …about the translation…it is Surat Al-Qalam:42…not “surat Noor”

  9. 10 Maryam February 20, 2007 at 10:37 pm


    Just wanted to say that seeing this coming from a paralyzed man should not limit our interpretation of his words to paralysis, physical conditions, or medical ones… These lessons of Qadr apply centrally to our belief, and to everything that we do, and our lives… in every way.

    WAllahu 3lim.

  10. 11 amina mansoor October 22, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    Asalam alaikum warakhmatullahay wabara katuhu…
    after reading this e-mail one thing that came to my mind suddenly was ayat of surra REhman(fa bay aeeay Alla ay rabay kuma tukazayban)
    we should always be thankful to Allah for everything we’v been given by Allah,Allah likes our thanx alot,and think how long does it take?not even a second to say ‘Allah-hamdullilah’but it makes our lord very very happy,and makin our lord happy is a biggggg achievement,bigger than a degree of doctriate in this world…
    Allah is so gr8 and gives us more and more but v never thank Allah for the beautiful sun shine,for r loved ones around us healthy,for the food we eat everyday,for every breath we r takin every second,and the list will go on and on and on………..
    i love Allah and i know Allah loves us also.the ambition of r life should be making our God happy from us,and v should pray to our lord to giv ous courage and protect us always and guide us the right path….

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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
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Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

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Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

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Chapter 4: Repayment
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Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
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4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
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