Tuesday, March 12, 2013

To reiterate my last post

I have my answer, Alhamdulilah.

After watching this, how can we choose the life of this world over the next?

SubhanAllah. I feel like I need to do this everyday.

"By Allah", said the Prophet of Allah, "the world in comparison to the Hereafter is nothing but like if one of you were to place his finger in the ocean, so let him see what (portion of the ocean) he brings back". [Muslim]

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dunya Vs Akhira

Which one would you choose?

You'd automatically choose the latter, right? But the reality is that most of us, without realising it, are choosing the former. We are choosing this life because we are in it right now. This is where we stand and we are comfortable here. Sure, we may do a little bit for our hereafter, maybe pray 5 times a day, give some charity here and there, read a little bit of Quran, listen to a few lectures, do a couple of sunnah/nawafil acts and we think it is enough. How can we say we are choosing the Akhira when our minds are constantly occupied with the luxuries of this life. We spend more time in the day thinking about things we shouldn't be. And I speak for myself first.

Right now, I am stuck in between two. Allah (The Exalted) is laying out the path in front of me with Akhira on the right hand and Dunya on the left and He is telling me: Choose. He knows of my dreams and He is testing me to see which one I'd choose, which one is more important to me. I have a dream in Dunya and Akhira and both I am so passionate for. Obviously, being human (especially women), we sometimes get carried away thinking about our dreams and the future. Oh, we love thinking about what the future will bring and how we exactly we want it to turn out.

If I choose my dream in this life, I will be happy, yes, but there will be a part of me that will be missing. If I choose to pursue for the next life, I will be a little heart broken but I know that feeling will eventually disappear and my heart will be contented. Either way, I have to make a big sacrifice...and I'm just afraid to take that step as I don't know what to expect. That's how we're always living in this life, isn't it? Forever facing the unexpected. It's how you respond that can change your whole life. I think I need to remind myself that Allah (swt) is indeed the Best of all Planners and our plans and dreams will never be able to compare to what He has in store for us. I like to believe that He has something greater planned for me and that I am Muslim for a reason. Let's hope it is for a good reason at that.