The Greatest Reality – which we tend to forget

3 01 2008

 We have so much to do at school; the homeworks, revisions, preparing for tests or exams, reading extra books, solving papers etc that sometimes we feel as: “Is this what our life is all about?”. To tell you the truth studying and doing research is fun coz one feels that we are actually understanding a tiny tiny part of this whole systemetic and extremely advanced system which Allah  has made in this ever vast universe and it brings alot of peace to the heart. But then the thought comes to my mind that life is not all about studying or on the other extreme just enjoying or wasting time . Time is really precious. The truth is that very soon we will meet our Creator, our Lord.

    In this colourful and beautiful life we may forget it many times but life, as we all know, is an exam. We will have to account for each and everything we do in this world to our Creator who is One and has no partners. Everyone has to die. It will only be our good deeds which would be with us and help us to get a place in the Paradise. Every other thing will go wasted.

    So we have to do alot of things in this limited life. We have to please Allah so that he would be pleased with us. We have to prepare for the journey ahead of us.

    The first duty we have as a Muslim is to get a knowledge about our deen, Islam. Only when we have enough knowlege about our code of life would we be able to follow our life in accordance with it. And only then will we be able to do what Allah expects from us in this life and only then will we be able to satisfy Allah and only then will he grant us the honour of entering  Paradise with His other believers in the Hereafter which is sure to come.

    The Quran says: “Then shall anyone who has done an atom’s weight of good, see it,And anyone who has done an atom’s weight of evil, shall see it.” (99: 7-8) The Holy Prophet has also said that “This world is a cultivitating ground for the Hereafter.”

   So the only obective we should have in this life is the Hereafter and what Allah wants from us. We have The Holy Quran and Sunnah to guide us. The only thing is to understand it. When we do that we have to apply it to our lives. Never miss our prayers, always fast in the month of Ramadhan, give Sadaqah and make a habbit of doing Zikr of Allah all the time and other such teachings. Our life should be and example of the life of Holy Prophet. Only and only then would we be able to be successful in this life as well as the hereafter.

   May Allah guide us at all the times and forgive us for our past deeds and save us from the evils of this world and the punishment of the Hereafter. (Ameen)