ALLAH does not change the state of people, until they change it themselves

9.1.13

Dunia-For Action

The death of Shahzeb Khan has really affected me. It makes me think about so many things among which is, uncertainty of death itself. There's a general believe that people die when they are old. And it is true to an extent. The young/children die in special cases like wars, epidemic, or brutal injustice. Shahzeb's death has left me thinking how much time do I have. It's true that nobody knows when one will die but still. When one dies, all doors are closed on that person. The time for action is up. What I shall have would be the product of those action. What are we doing with our life? Where are we spending our precious time which is silently creeping away. What we shall reap in hereafter? These questions haunt me most of the time. And I earnestly pray for Shahzeb that whichever way he spent his life, may Allah have rehmah on him. May Allah shower his blessings on him and give him place in His glorious gardens. And this prayer is for all who are living or dead. May Allah have rehmah on us. May Allah show us right path and give us taufeeq to walk on it. Ameen.

You know, the punished in hereafter will beg* Allah, yearn to return back to this world to prove that they will be obedient now but there will be no turning back. Not at all.


* "If you could but see when the criminals are hanging their heads before their Lord, [saying], "Our Lord, we have seen and heard, so return us [to the world]; we will work righteousness. Indeed, we are [now] certain." Quran [32:1] 

2 comments:

  1. Greetings,

    Noor, Thank you very much for this prayer.

    When we think of death, most of us think in terms of physical death, the death of this body. When we are forgetful of God, this is also a kind of death. I think Iqbal points to this a lot, in his own way.

    I understand that Hazrat 'Ali advised us to keep death in mind as if this is the final day of our life while, at the same time, remembering to live as if we have a thousand more years to live.

    You're so right about the inevitability of death, as well as it's unpredictability. There is a time for the leaves of a tree to fall. There is a time for flowers to wilt. There is a time for the stars to set.

    Death, however, has no such season. Or perhaps it has a season all its own.

    This post from you is very kind.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Robert. :)

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