On Spreading Good Traits

Hb Umar Indonesia

Advice from Sayyidi Habib `Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him).

The things which you wish for Allah to make a reality in the world – make them a reality among yourselves. According to your perseverance and the degree to which you do this, you have a guarantee that Allah will make them a reality in the world.

We wish that there be harmony in the world – make it a reality among yourselves.

We wish that there be purity in the world – make it a reality among yourselves.

We wish that people prefer Allah over everything else – make it a reality among yourselves.

We wish that there be co-operation in the world – make it a reality among yourselves.

We wish that there be humility in the world – make it a reality among yourselves.

We wish that the Ummah venerates the religion – spread this trait among yourselves.

We want the Ummah to love prayer, remembrance of Allah and the Qur’an – make this a reality among yourselves.

If you make anything a reality among yourselves, Allah will make it a reality in a far greater way in the world, in the Ummah of His Prophet. This is not by us or by our efforts but His pre-ordained mercy dictates this. For that reason He says (to the Messenger of Allah):

You are only responsible for yourself, but encourage the believers.1

This is all you need to do – the rest is not your responsibility – transcendent is the All-Powerful! The attributes that we wish to spread in the Ummah must be extremely firm among you. If they are, Allah will quickly and easily spread them. Take account of your steps and how you move forward – do so with firmness and tranquillity, with ambition and with resolve.

It is Allah’s concern that will be the cause of rectification.

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1 Al-Nisa’, 4:84