admin on August 11th, 2008

A simple Blog, by a simple slave.

عابرة سبيل: This title was inspired by a hadeeth that can be found in Bukhari and is the fortieth hadeeth in An-Nawawi’s “40 Al-Nawawia”:

On the authority of Ibn ‘Umar, radiyallahu ‘anhuma, who said: The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, took me by the shoulder and said:

“Be in this world as though you were a stranger or a ‘Abiru Sabeel
Ibn ‘Umar used to say:
“When evening comes, do not expect (to live till) morning, and when morning comes, do not expect (to live till) evening. Take from your health (a preparation) for your illness, and from your life for your death.”

“Abiru Sabeel” is the male version of “Abiratu Sabeel”, or عابرة سبيل. This can be translated into being a “Wayfarer” or a “traveler, traveling on a path”. This is more than simply being a stranger. The traveler is always traveling day and night without stopping, He is heading towards his final destination. Even if he stops for a while, this is to provide himself with the needed power to continue his journey and to go farther until he achieves his main objective. A stranger might obtain and keep more things than he actually needs but the traveler takes as little as possible in terms of luggage or other things. Similarly, the believer who is in such a situation has a main objective or concern – and that is not to take more than what he needs (i.e. he should not be weighed down with materialistic things or wealth).

Another thing is the traveler needs to know that he is traveling on the right path, the straight path. For this, he needs to obtain the right knowledge (علم). He also needs good, helpful companions to help him on his way.

Some scholars ask how would a person be contented with this life where the day distorts the month and the month distorts the year and the year will distort the age? That is how this person will be satisfied with this life if his age will lead him to his final destination and his life will lead him to death. One scholar said when a person looks back at his life since his awareness of this life until this moment, it will seem like a blink of an eye. What remains for the rest of his life is also like that ‘blink of an eye’.

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Barak Allahu Feekum :)

والحمدلله رب العالمين

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  1. Salamu Alaikum :)

    MashaAllah nice blog…may Allah bless you and put barakah in all that you do!

  2. assalam alaikukm

    would you like to join the Sadaqh Stories editing team?

  3. Assalamu alaikum. 

    My name is Norlaila and I am part of the I Got It Covered staff for the weblog I have been reading your blog and I think you’d be a great addition to the team. Would you be interested in writing for us? If so, please let me know. Looking forward to hearing from you. 

    Wa assalamu alaikum
    Umm Salma

  4. Awesome stuff on this site, masha Allah. Can’t believe I’ve only came across it now… Added to my blogroll :) .


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