Message from ustadz aman Abdurrahman
Assalamu ‘alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu
All praises only belong to Allah, Who tests His slaves with ease and hardship. May Salawat and salam be showered upon His Prophet, followed by his household and Sahabahs.
Ikhwani fillah, know that the value of tawheed is high and the consequences is huge, to the extent that it must be paid with a lot of sacrifices, whether it be in the form of being killed, cruelty of torture by the enemies, as well as imprisonment or seizure of wealth and properties.
The commitment to tawheed in this era of the ghurbah will always be enveloped by the feeling of fear and worry towards the cruelty of the enemies, like Prophet Musa and his followers in Egypt and just as experienced by Rasulullah and the Sahabahs in the early period of Islam. But don’t let those feelings of fear and worry cause you to abandon this tawheed, as that is the character of the people whom Allah condemn in His verse:
“There are among men some who serve Allah, as it were, on the verge: if good befalls them, they are, therewith, well content; but if a trial comes to them, they turn on their faces: they lose both this world and the Hereafter: that is loss for all to see!” [Al Hajj : 11]
Namely, the people who want to commit to tawheed when the condition is easy and happy, and when the condition is grappling and dreadful, they abandon it.
But you must become the people whose belief in the truth of this tawheed increases in this time of ferocity with regards to the enmity of the thaghut and their ansar towards the adherents of this tawheed, who are not willing to be enslaved by them. But, were you to turn away from this tawheed, then Allah will replace you with others who love Allah Ta’ala more, just as He says:
“If ye turn back (from the Path), He will substitute in your stead another people; then they would not be like you!” [Muhammad: 38].
And His verse:
“O ye who believe! if any from among you turn back from his Faith, soon will Allah produce a people whom He will love as they will love Him.” [Al Maidah: 54]
Ikhwani fillah….. refrain for a moment from the pursuit of pleasures that can never end… Pay attention to your brothers who are currently in prison… be polite to the families of the Shuhada’s and those who are detained in the path of Allah, they are the Fuqarâ’ (poor) who are ashamed to ask, they are only the Hawa and the children who are incapable of doing anything except in shedding the tears of sadness and sorrow, they are the weak people whose do’a are answered by Allah. Rasulullah said, “That you are given victory and rizq is only because of the weak people amongst you.”
Ikhwani… What I believe in matters of tawheed along with their relations to today’s reality have been poured out in my writings and translations, be fervent in learning, be graceful in accepting the truth and always make do’a to Allah and ask for guidance. Don’t let shubhah shadow the faith because when shubhah is allowed to exist in the thoughts, it will become a disaster when accompanied by the desires of wanting to live freely and lavishly, like those who do not practice tawheed.
Therefore, bear the shubhah with faith that are sourced from the ‘ilm of Al Kitab and As Sunnah, and face the desires with patience.
I pray to Allah to give guidance, fortitude and patience, and husnul khatimah to us all….
Amin ya Rabbal ‘Alamin…..