View Full Version : I feel slightly lost-I need some guidance
12-05-2011, 10:26 PM
asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatooh.
I'm deleting my original post...I think the best thing I should do is try to find some authoritative Maliki resources online and read from those as I'm a sister, have a family and work so I dont really have a lot of time for an email correspondance with another sister, and I would only wnat to discuss this stuff with a sister. So this is the best option I think.
I made a new thread...if anyone can pls guide me to resources on the Maliki fiqth I'd appreciate it.
13-05-2011, 12:54 AM
Does this make sense?
So can anyone sort of guide me, give me some overviews...I dunno, i guess set my mind at ease...
It makes sense to me, but I can not give you any advice nor guidance. :-) I am sure there are people here who can give you good advice.
13-05-2011, 05:26 AM
It makes complete sense to me.
And guidance is from Allah. And only those are guided who seek guidance. So seek guidance from Him (SWT). Easiest thing in that direction will be to become conscious of the fact that you are seeking guidance from Him (SWT) when you recite eehdinassiratal mustaqeem in Surah Fatiha. It is as simple as that. For sake of completeness I must add that Allah (SWT) guides whosoever He wishes. But there is nothing you can do on your own in that direction. Since you want a detailed answer please make a list of the people who will receive guidance from Quran. You can do that from first few Verses of Surah Baqarah. That is in the beginning of the Holy Quran itself. After that decide which qualities you already have. Use them for your best advantage. For example if you are a firm believer in Akhirah (hereafter) then start thinking about the life to come. That will induce you to avoid useless actions and focus on beneficial things only. This, Insha Allah, will lead to integrity-in the sense of not getting distracted in too many directions or in the wrong direction. I shall congratulate you that you are bothered. There are too many people who are blissful in their ignorance. May Allah forgive us. This world is a test and that is final absolute. It might be easier for some and difficult for others. That is how Allah makes it. No one can question Him. He is Exalted. What can be said with equal surety is that concept of chosen people goes against it. If beloved Prophet (PBUH) was subjected to hardships, if beloved Prophet (PBUH)'s beloved daughter was subjected to hardships of life then who are we to conclude that we are exempted? In my mother tongue we say that for an intelligent person an indication is sufficient and I shall use that here. I shall not prefer a deep debate here.
For a starter these observations should be enough. Usually people start pulling you in different direction therefore it will be better if you could somehow establish a personal email conversation with somebody here. Being a superficial kind of person I shall request an exemption.
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