Friday, March 18, 2011

How to weep for fear of Allaah

How to weep for fear of Allaah
I am a man and I never cry. How can I make my eyes weep for fear of Allaah in accordance with the hadeeth: “Two eyes that will never be touched by the Fire” in which it mentions “The eye that weeps for fear of Allaah”? May Allaah reward you with good.

From Quran Blog 

And important note that we want to discuss and share with you its is about reading Quran and Reciting Holy Quran to understand it, Ramadan is the month when the beautiful the Holy Quran has been revealed.  A miracle by the creator of the worlds, Allah (SWT)  Should we not glorify him by reading the gift he has sent down for us and learn Arabic Quran by heart  to feel the power of it and learn is with translation to understand it and let our heart fill will tears of glory and wash away our sins  “Will they not meditate on the Quran, or are there locks on the hearts”, read Holy Quran, Surah Muhammad, Verse 24.

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Praise be to Allaah.


Undoubtedly your feelings of regret for missing out on this
blessing is a very good sign. You should note that the Muslim can accustom
himself to weep for fear of Allaah, by doing the following: 

1 – Making yourself feel fear of Allaah. 

This weeping is the fruit of beneficial knowledge, as
al-Qurtubi says in his commentary on the verse (interpretation of the

“And they fall down on their faces weeping”

[al-Isra’ 17:109] 

This is an eloquent
description of them and praise for them. It is the duty of everyone who
acquires knowledge to reach this level, so that when he hears the Qur’aan he
is filled with fear and humility. In Musnad al-Daarimi it is narrated
from Abu Muhammad that al-Taymi said: Whoever is given knowledge and does
not weep, he deserves not to have any knowledge, because Allaah has
described those who have knowledge; then he recited this verse. 

Al-Jaami’ li Ahkaam il-Quran,

2 – Reading the Quran and pondering its meanings 

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“Say (O Muhammad to them): Believe in it (the Qur’aan) or
do not believe (in it). Verily, those who
were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to
them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration.

108. And they say: Glory be to our Lord! Truly, the
Promise of our Lord must be fulfilled.

109. And they fall down on their faces weeping and it
increases their humility”

[al-Isra’ 17:107-109] 

“Those were they unto whom Allaah bestowed His Grace from
among the Prophets, of the offspring of Adam, and of those whom We carried
(in the ship) with Nooh (Noah), and of the offspring of Ibraaheem (Abraham)
and Israel, and from among those whom We guided and chose. When the Verses
of the Most Gracious (Allaah) were recited unto them, they fell down
prostrate and weeping”

[Maryam 19:58]

 It was narrated that Ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with
him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said
to me: “Recite the Qur’aan to me.” I said: “O Messenger of Allaah, shall I
recite it to you when it was revealed to you?” He said: “I like to hear it
from someone else.” So I recited Soorat al-Nisa’ to him, and when I reached
this verse – “How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a
witness and We bring you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these people?”
[al-Nisa’ 4:41] – he said: “That is enough for now.” I turned to him and
saw his eyes were streaming with tears. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5050;
Muslim, 800. 

3 – Knowing the greatness of the reward for weeping,
especially when one is alone. 

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with
him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (S) said: “A man who weeps for fear of
Allaah will not enter Hell until the milk goes back into the udder, and dust
produced (when fighting) for the sake of Allaah and the smoke of Hell will
never coexist.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1633; al-Nasaa’i, 3108; classed as
saheeh by al-Albaani. 

“until the milk goes back into the udder” is a metaphor for
it being impossible, as in the verse where Allaah says (interpretation of
the meaning): “and they will not enter Paradise until the camel goes
through the eye of the needle” [al-A’raaf 7:40]. Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi. 

And it was narrated that
he said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) said: “There are seven whom Allaah will shade with His shade on the day
when there will be no shade but His: a just ruler; a young man who grows up
worshipping Allaah; a man whose heart is attached to the mosque; two men who
love one another for the sake of Allaah, meeting and parting on that basis;
a man who is called (to commit sin) by a woman of high status and great
beauty and he says, ‘I fear Allaah’; a man who gives in charity so secretly
that his left hand does not know what his right hand is doing; and a man who
remembers Allaah when he is alone and his eyes flow with tears.” Narrated by
al-Bukhaari, 660; Muslim, 1031. 

Weeping when alone is singled out because being alone is a
time when the heart tends to become harder and there is a stronger motive to
commit sin, and it is farthest removed from the possibility of showing off.
So if a person strives to do this, and makes himself feel the greatness and
might of Allaah, and his eyes flow with tears, then he deserves to be
beneath the shade of the Throne of the Most Merciful on the Day when there
will be no shade but His shade. 

4 – Thinking about your situation and your boldness in
committing sin, and fearing to meet Allaah in such a state. 

One of the righteous people used to weep night and day, and
something was said to him about that. He said: “I am afraid that Allaah will
see me committing sin and will say: ‘Go away from Me for I am angry with
you.’” Hence Sufyaan used to weep and say: “I am afraid that my faith will
be taken away at the moment of death.” 

Ismaa’eel ibn Zakariya described Habeeb ibn Muhammad, who was
a neighbour of his. He said: “Every evening I heard him weeping and every
morning I heard him weeping, so I went to his wife and said: ‘What is the
matter with him? He weeps in the evening and he weeps in the morning!’ She
said to me: ‘By Allaah, when evening comes he fears that he will not live
till morning and when morning comes he fears that he will not live till

The salaf used to weep and grieve a great deal. When Yazeed
al-Raqaashi was criticized for weeping a great deal and it was said to him,
“If the Fire had been created exclusively for you, you would not weep more
than this,” he said: “Has the Fire been created for anyone other than me and
my companions and brothers among the jinn and mankind?” 

When ‘Ata’ al-Sulaymi was asked: “What is this grief?” he
said: “Woe to you! Death is close at hand, the grave is my house, on the Day
of Resurrection I will stand and my path is over a bridge across Hell, and I
do not know what will become of me.” 

Faddalah ibn Sayfi used to weep a great deal. A man entered
upon him when he was weeping and said to his wife: “What is the matter with
him?” She said: “He says that he wants to undertake a long journey and he
does not have proper provision for it.” 

One night al-Hasan woke up weeping, and he disturbed the
other people in the house with his weeping. They asked him what was the
matter and he said: “I remembered a sin that I committed and I wept.” 

It was narrated that Tameem al-Daari (may Allaah be pleased
with him) recited this verse (interpretation of the meaning):
“Or do those who earn evil deeds think that We shall hold
them equal with those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah
Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds” [al-Jaathiyah 45:21]
and he started repeating it and weeping until morning came. 

Hudhayfah (may Allaah be
pleased with him) used to weep intensely, and it was said to him: “Why are
you weeping?” He said: “I do not know what is ahead of me – Divine pleasure
or divine wrath.”  

Sa’d ibn al-Akhram said: I was walking with Ibn Mas’ood and
he passed by the blacksmiths, who had brought a piece of iron out of the
fire. He stood and looked at the molten iron and wept. 

5 – Making yourself feel regret and feeling that you have
fallen short in your duties towards Allaah.  

The tears of the repentant at night quenches thirst and cure
sickness, as the Shaykh of the Mufassireen, Abu Ja’far al-Tabari, said in
his commentary on the verse (interpretation of the meaning): 

“Do you then wonder at this recitation (the Qur’aan)?

60. And you laugh at it and weep not”

[al-Najm 53:59-60] 

Do not weep at the
warnings contained therein to those who disobey Allaah, when you are people
who commit sin, “Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and
amusements (singing)” [al-Najm 53:61] – you are heedless of the lessons
and reminders contained therein, turning away from its verses. 

Jaami’ al-Bayaan ‘an
Ta’weel Aayi al-Quran, 27/82. 

6 – Weeping out of fear
of a bad end. 

It was narrated that Ibn
‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: When the Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) passed by al-Hijr (the land
of the people of Thamood) he said: “Do not enter the dwellings of those who
wronged themselves, lest what befell them befall you, unless you are
weeping.” Then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) covered his head and walked quickly until he had left the
valley. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3380; Muslim, 2980. 

Al-Nawawi included this
hadeeth in a chapter entitled “Weeping and feeling fear when passing by the
graves of the wrongdoers and the places where they were killed, and
expressing one's need of Allaah, and being careful not to be negligent in
that.” Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, p. 373. 

7 – Listening to moving
speeches and lectures that will soften the heart. 

It was narrated that
al-‘Irbaad ibn Saariyah (may Allaah be pleased with him), who was one of
those who used to weep, said: “The Messenger of Allaah delivered a
deeply moving speech at which our eyes began to overflow and our hearts
melted.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2676; Abu Dawood, 4607; Ibn Maajah, 42;
classed as saheeh by al-Albaani. 

May Allaah help us and
you to do that which our Lord loves and is pleased with him.

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