Assalamualaikum Dear Brothers & Sisters,
In this era of development and advancement, human still seeks what they have been seeking since the beginning of time – Peace. Such an irony that we have reached the moon, understood cosmos, dug out the deepest buried treasures, even created an artificial muscle, but we haven’t figured ourselves out yet.
A major population of the world is in search of peace, trying to fill that hollow inside themselves with either drugs, or entertainment. Instead of being getting peace, they become socially unstable. Entertainment and music industry are labelled with highest suicide rates as we all know, they must numb their selves to escape the ugly reality. They must fill the void with more and more drugs, with more and more entertainment. ALLAH Subhanahu WaTa’ala says in this regard:
“Every soul shall taste death. And only on the day of judgement shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the fire and admitted to the garden will have attained the object (of life); for the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception. (Quran 3:185)
Another misconception that prevails is, being Muslim is enough. Well, just because you’re Muslim, doesn’t mean that you have peace. Tranquillity is something that you must work for, and keep working for. Our hearts are like the pots with a hole perked in it, to keep it full, we need to keep pouring Imaan in it. Or else, it would run out, and it will be dumped with spiritual junk instead. As Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“Faith wears out in the heart of any one of you just as clothes wear out, so ask Allah to renew the faith in your hearts”.
It is also stated in Holy Quran that:
“You who believe, if any of you go back on your faith, Allah will soon replace you with people He loves and who love Him.”5:54.
To be able to protect ourselves from deviation, we need to start restoring our connection with Holy Qur’an and Sunnah. And honestly speaking, Qur’an and Sunnah are enough to put us back on the tracks.
For anyone, who says that if they had a certain thing, they would be happy; My question is that even if they get the thing they desire, or the person they love, or the job they fancy, how long would it have lasted? We always forget to appreciate the blessings we are bestowed with, and run after thing which aren’t destined for us. Wanting for more and more is doubtlessly human nature, but not being grateful isn’t something that is going to get us anywhere. Overlooking our blessings will only cause depression and disturbance in our hearts. We lack the ability of insight, just because we are taking our relationship with Qur’an for granted. The more and more we come close to the book of Allah the calmer we become. Because it guides our hearts out of the misery and depression by making us realize how blessed we are. Allah Almighty said in Holy Quran:
“And We send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss”. (Quran 17: 82)
We may feel less blessed, but what we tend to ignore is that we have been blessed more than many others, we’re blessed with health, someone may not have it but they must be blessed in some other capacity. The book of Allah puts light on the greener side of our lives, at the same time motivates us to work on our shortcomings.
On the contrary, the word of Allah calms the soul down. But obviously when you’ve been eating terrible food for a while, healthy food tastes bad. So, when you enter masjid, after you’ve been dumping all that junk in your heart, you want to get out of there as soon as possible. Ultimately it starts to feel different when you put down your head in a bow that feel hits you, or at least something inside of you is touched. Eventually all that junk that you’ve been polluting your heart with, starts getting swiped away and replaced with good deeds. The things which initially haunted you, now don’t bother you anymore. Understand more about Quran and its relationship with human being by visiting www.understandquran.com. You can also enrol yourself in Quran and Tajweed courses here.
May Allah Subhaan’ ao Ta’ala enable us to see the brighter sides of our lives and guide us through His Holy Book, so we may be able to find the ultimate happiness which lies in the next world in the form of Jannah. (Ameen)
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