A Muslim Reads the Hagakure – Selflessness

“According to their nature, there are those who possess a quick wit, and those who need withdraw and contemplate, thinking things over. Examining this in detail, if a Muslim were to think selflessly and clasps firm to the Five Pillars of Islam, surprisingly, wisdom will manifest in that one, no matter how high or low his or her nature is. In this, God Almighty says:”

إنَّ اللهَ قال : من عادَى لي وليًّا فقد آذنتُه بالحربِ ، وما تقرَّب إليَّ عبدي بشيءٍ أحبَّ إليَّ ممَّا افترضتُ عليه ، وما يزالُ عبدي يتقرَّبُ إليَّ بالنَّوافلِ حتَّى أُحبَّه

“God the Exalted has said: ‘I will declare war against the one who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved thing with which My slave comes nearer to Me is none other than what I have made compulsory upon him; and My slave will continue to draw closer to Me through performing supererogatory acts, until I love him.” [al-Bukhari, Hadith Qudsi]

The end is important in all things.


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