Inna LILLAHI wa Inna Ilaihi Raji'oon...

Discussion in 'TurnToIslam Lounge !' started by naaad, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. naaad
    Offline

    naaad mu'minah

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UAE
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0

    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

    إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
    Inna Lillaahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raaji'oon


    Yeah, sure we say this statement when someone dies. Also some of us may say this sentence when they lose something, suffer a setback or harm. But………..do you know what it means?
    Sure, everyone know that it obviously means 'To Allaah we belong and to Him is our return.'
    But .....….do you REALLY, TRULY understand these words and their implications in a Muslim's life?

    It means …whatever we have is not really ours. It belongs to Allaah.
    Take a look around you; everything you see, all that you have and all that there is….in you, on you, around you….belongs to Allaah, alone.
    It is Allah Who has given you all the property and goods you possess, and that He is the true Owner of them all.

    So the cars that you own, the houses that you live in, the businesses you possess all truly belong to Allaah. The kids that He blessed you with, the health that He gave you, the time that He has allowed you are all Allah's property.
    Even the bodies we live in and the life that we have belongs to Allaah alone.

    "And to Allah belongs the inheritance of the heavens and the earth…." (Surah Aal-Imraan:180)
    "The kingdom of the heavens and the earth and everything in them belongs to Allah. He has power over all things." ( Surat al-Ma'ida: 120)
    'Say: 'To Allah belongs the East and the West…' (Surah al-Baqarah:142)

    Now, since everything belongs to Allaah, then we have to include even our souls in that list.
    The very souls that we think of as our "self"; our "nafs"; our "being" -- whatever you want to call it -- that very thing that distinguishes you from the rest of the world, belongs to Allaah.. It's not YOURS.
    In fact, YOU are not YOURS.
    You belong to Allaah.
    And this is the essence of the concept of slavery to Allaah in Islam.
    And since He is the true Possessor of everything, and everything is His property, He allots what He wills to whomever He wills…….and then He takes it away. After all, it was Allaah's to begin with.
    So He may give you some thing and then take it back after a while..
    He will bless you with a precious child that you love dearly…and then He may take it away.
    He will grant you money, honour and status….and then He may take it away.
    He will give you youth, vitality and health and then surely He will take it away.

    In fact everything you have will only be with you for a very short while.
    And then the Owner will claim His Right.
    So when Allaah does reclaim what was rightfully His, WHY MOURN OUR LOSSES?

    Just like a friend who lends you his book. And then after a few days, he wants it back and you give it back to him…no regrets…..no sorrow….no questions asked.
    Similarly, if Allah takes back some of His blessings upon you for some reason….so be it.
    Say Alhamdulillaah.
    Don't grieve.
    Be patient.
    Submit to the will of Allaah, being pleased with His decision for you. For surely He will only do what is best for you.
    Just think…..The Owner came and took it back.
    Remember….that you're not the real owner…..you were NEVER the real owner to begin with. You only had everything because it was Allah who gave it to you in the first place. If He didn't give it to you, you wouldn't have had it in any way…in fact, you couldn't have had it.

    Remember….man enters into this world empty handed…and leaves it empty handed.
    Remember….that everything we have, all the blessings we enjoy, are gifts from Almighty Allah...gifts that we enjoy for a limited period until He takes them away whenever He deems fit.

    They are a trust from Allah…a loan to you…to see how you respond to these gifts from Allaah and how you use them….in the obedience of the Almighty, thanking Him and worshipping Him……OR……..to the disobedience to the One Who gave then to you in the first place...

    Take note of the words of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) on the occasion of the death of his son, Ibraahim:
    'Our eyes are filled with tears, our hearts with grief, but we say nothing with our lips except that which pleases Allah.... Verily, to Allah we belong, and to Him we return.' (Bukhaari)
    And we all know the famous incidence about the companion Abu Talha and his wife when one of the sons died and Abu Talha was not at home. She washed and shrouded him and when Abu Talha came home and asked about his son, she said, 'The child is quiet and I hope he is in peace….' (Bukhaari)

    Subhaan Allaah….such patience!
    And such Imaan in the statement "Inna lillaahi wa inna ilayhi Raaji'oon"!
    She truly understood its meaning and the affect it should have on her life as a Muslimah, submitting to him and being pleased with whatever He has decreed for her.
    She knew that whatever she has, is not truly hers. Rather, it is Allaah's….and He took back whatever He owns at its appointed time.
    And it is because of this Imaan so strong, this understanding, that the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) made dua for them and Allaah blessed them immensely.
    "'They (i.e. Abu Talha and his wife) had nine sons and all of them became reciters of the Quran (by heart)." (Bukhaari)

    "Be sure we will test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, but give glad tidings to those who are steadfast, who say when afflicted with calamity: 'To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.' They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and mercy and they are the once that receive guidance." (al-Baqarah: 155) ​


  2. shaheeda35
    Offline

    shaheeda35 strive4Jannah

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    2,946
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Homemaker
    Location:
    New York
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    :salam2:
    :ma:beautiful read!

    Barakallahu Feekum!:hearts:
  3. muslimda3ee
    Offline

    muslimda3ee brother

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings Received:
    +1 / 0
  4. IbnAdam77
    Happy
    Offline

    IbnAdam77 Travelling towards my grave.

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    2,284
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    To obey Allah and His messenger (pbuh)
    Location:
    Maldives
    Ratings Received:
    +48 / 0
    wa'alaikumussalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

    Worth reading. MashaAllah really beautiful. JazakiAllahu khair sister for sharing with us.

    wassalam 'alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
  5. alkathiri
    Offline

    alkathiri As-Shafaa'i(Brother)

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,884
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    Home page:
    Ratings Received:
    +7 / 0
    Waalaykumsalam Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh

    JazakAllah khair
  6. IslamIsTheFuture
    Offline

    IslamIsTheFuture 알라후 아크바르-Allah Akbar

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,558
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    학생
    Location:
    미국
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    Salam Alekum
    JazakiAllah Khair 3 sharing with us.. May Allah rewrd u in this dunya and the hereafter.. Ameen :)
  7. IHearIslam
    Offline

    IHearIslam make dua 4 ma finals

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,941
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    making you SMile.....You smilling yet?:D:D:D
    Location:
    Dunya :D
    Ratings Received:
    +14 / 0
    JazakaAllah khairan for sharing this:D

    it really is a benefit:D worth reading:) tabarakaAllah!

    Allah hafiz now and always:D
  8. wannabe_muttaqi
    Offline

    wannabe_muttaqi A MUSLIM BROTHER

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings Received:
    +1 / 0
    Assalamu Alaikum

    :salam2: ,
    Mashallah it is a very good read. It really gave me a food for thought. Jazakallahuma khair for this reminder.

    :wasalam:
  9. Sanaa01
    Offline

    Sanaa01 Muslima

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    :salam2:

    :ma: Very benificial post
    Jazaki Allah khairan for sharing

    :wasalam:
  10. IslamicGirl24
    Offline

    IslamicGirl24 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Student.
    Location:
    Pakistan.
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    Assalamu alaykum.
    MashaAllah, such a beautiful article! JazakAllah Khairan, baji. :hearts:
    May Allah swt bless you. Ameen.
  11. miss_sunshine
    Offline

    miss_sunshine "fear Allah Only"

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2009
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Between east and west
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    :subhanallah: such a wonderful reminder sister, :
    jazaak: for posting and may Allah reward you.:tti_sister:
  12. OsMaN_93
    Amused
    Offline

    OsMaN_93 Here to help

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,738
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    Home page:
    Ratings Received:
    +20 / 0
    :salam2: Jazak Allah khairan, very informative.

    I wish you didn't include so many ellipsis (...) Haha, I'm not criticizing, just giving advice.

    P.S. It's because I used to do it, but I stopped alhamdulelah.
  13. naaad
    Offline

    naaad mu'minah

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UAE
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    Wa Alaikum as Salaam

    Jazakum ALLAH Khairan Kathiran for reading :)
    May ALLAH reward us all with the best of this world and the next!!!
    May we always be Grateful to ALLAH for all HIS bounties!!!
  14. naaad
    Offline

    naaad mu'minah

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UAE
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    Wa Alaikum as Salaam brother,

    thanks for ur advice. will surely take that into consideration the next time i post :)
    but is there any specific reason?? just asking :D
    Jazak ALLAH!
  15. Peace92
    Offline

    Peace92 Revert to Islam

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    In a lonely PLace
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Jazakallah khaiir
  16. OsMaN_93
    Amused
    Offline

    OsMaN_93 Here to help

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    3,738
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    Home page:
    Ratings Received:
    +20 / 0
    :salam2:

    IT'S ANNOYING!
    Not shouting, just emphasising my point ;)
    and
    & it's Grammatically incorrect, you don't have to listen to me really, because it's the internet and "no one cares" about grammer here :p

    P.S. I love the style you adopt while writing :ma:
  17. naaad
    Offline

    naaad mu'minah

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UAE
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    ooohhh must say- a valid reason there :D

    yeah i know, not many care about grammar n stuff but still "i'd rather avoid it if it's ANNOYING" :) right??
    :) thanks brother!
  18. stiks
    Offline

    stiks Amatur-Rahman

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    The city
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    Asalaamualaykum,

    Jazakallahu khayran for this powerful information. If only we could remember these points at all times then we'd truely be successful.
  19. naaad
    Offline

    naaad mu'minah

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    416
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UAE
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    Wa Alaikum as Salaam,

    wa iyyaki INSHA ALLAH!!!
  20. Muslimah999
    Offline

    Muslimah999 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings Received:
    +0 / 0
    mashaAllah! SOOOO WELLL written!

    We can never thank Allah enough! He is Most Merciful, Most Gracious!

    SubhanAllah!

Share This Page