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Be of the ‘few’, not of the ‘most’!

Found this interesting, so thought of sharing it…..

When Umar ibn al-Khattab radi allahu `anhu (may Allah be pleased with him) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating, “O Allah, make us of Your ‘few’ servants! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants!”. اللهم اجعلني من عبادك القليل

So ‘Umar said to him, “Where did you get this du`a’ (supplication) from?”

And the man said, “Allah in His Book says ‘And few of My servants are grateful.’(Qur’an 34:13)”

So ‘Umar wept and admonished himself, “The people are more knowledgeable than you, O Umar! O Allah make us of Your ‘few’ servants.”

Sometimes when you advise someone to leave a sin, they respond with “But most people do it, it’s not just me!”

But if you look for the words “most people” in the Qur’an, you will find that most people “do not know” (7:187), “do not give thanks” (2:243) and “do not believe” (11:17).

And if you look for “most of them”, you will find that most of them are “defiantly disobedient” (5:59), “ignorant” (6:111), “turning away” (21:24), “do not reason” (29:23), and “do not listen” (8:21).

So be of the “few”, whom Allah says about them:

“And few of My servants are grateful.” (34:13)

“But none had believed with him, except a few.” (11:40)

“In the Gardens of Pleasure, A [large] company of the former peoples, And a few of the later peoples.” (56:12-14)

Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullah) said, “Go on the path of truth and do not feel lonely because there are few who take that path, and beware of the path of falsehood and do not be deceived by the greatness of the perishers.”

Taken from here.

Read the related post: Shukr: Being Thankful to Allah

Sal-lal-laahu ‘ala Muhammad, sal-lal-laahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.


May 1, 2015 - Posted by | Muqeet's (assorted), Reblogs, Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Reblogged this on Frauen und Islam.

    Comment by Saxhida | May 1, 2015 | Reply

    • Jazakillaahu khayra for sharing the khayr.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 2, 2015 | Reply

      • wa ijakum, no Problem your Blog is great.

        Comment by Saxhida | May 2, 2015 | Reply

        • Alhamdulillaah. Unfortunately due to language problem i am unable to draw benefit from your blog. Thanks for appreciation.

          Comment by MuQeet | May 2, 2015 | Reply

          • Thanks for the support. it´s all about the niyya.

            Comment by Saxhida | May 3, 2015

  2. Subhanallah!! I’ve never thought of it that way, May Allah reward you greatly for your insightful post and may he make us of the few servants. Ameen

    Comment by neanic-nomad | May 2, 2015 | Reply

    • Ameen.
      Baarakallahu lana wa lakum.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 2, 2015 | Reply

      • Wa iyak

        Comment by neanic-nomad | May 2, 2015 | Reply

  3. Slmz! How do I get to the beginning of ur blog! Jzk

    Comment by Sk | May 4, 2015 | Reply

    • Wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatullah.
      On the right side bar, please click on the Archive section, scroll and go at the end to find the first postings.
      Thank you.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 4, 2015 | Reply

  4. This is beautiful. We really need to think more about the words of the Holy Quran. Jazakalla Khair for sharing.

    Comment by hananon90 | May 4, 2015 | Reply

    • Baarakallahu feek

      Comment by MuQeet | May 4, 2015 | Reply

  5. jazak Allah khayr brother, Barak Allah fi ilmik

    Comment by Happy Land | May 5, 2015 | Reply

    • wa iyyaki, barakallaahu feeki.

      Comment by MuQeet | May 5, 2015 | Reply

  6. Reblogged this on Muslims REunited.

    Comment by flowersb | June 18, 2015 | Reply

  7. […] Allah make us join the blessed few, […]

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