As Salam alekum wa rehmatuillah wa barkatahu!
(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be on all of you)
I have met many good Muslims who believe in every word of Allah (swt) who had inspired me. When I look at them, I want people to be inspired by me and I would like to see this chain of inspiration going all over the world which gives one another an eagerness to learn more about our Deen (Islamic Teachings). As we all know that Allah (swt) has given us a soul which is pure and innocent; however, that soul knows what is right and wrong. Therefore, when we raise our foot towards a wrong path, the inner voice that stops us from doing that bad deed is our soul. In addition, we eat nutritious food to keep us healthy, we take vitamins and good carbs etc to keep our body functioning in a right way; however, what happens when we don’t take the right diet? Our body collapse and we get sick, tired, and we don’t feel good. Do we ever think about our soul, what nutrients we can give to our soul? Food for our soul is nothing but Allah’s Zikr, doing good deeds, helping others out, obeying Allah (swt), following our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) (PBUH), and doing every possible good deed that comes in front of us these are the nutrients that our soul requires. Our soul attracts good things.
What happens when we don’t feed our soul right? Our Iman gets weak, everything will go wrong, we feel tired, exhausted, we get frequent head aches, body aches, we will be unsatisfied with whatever we have, we will always be looking for more, nothing will be enough for us, we will feel humiliated and we will feel restless at all the time. There won’t be any peace in our lives. This will happen when we stop giving our soul the right nutrient which is to do Allah’s Zikr. Furthermore, when we die if we have done bad deeds all our life and made our soul suffer; by making our soul do all the possible bad things when the soul leaves our body, it will hurt us. The pain of soul leaving the body will stay until the Day of Judgment. How long are we going to stay in this world? Nobody knows except Allah (swt). If we pray Fajr, we don’t know if we will be alive by Duhur Prayer. Therefore, whenever I go to masjid (Mosque) after Salah, I lean over and take the person’s hand sitting to my right then the person sitting to my left and say Allhamdulliah because we made it till Duhur. I always ask myself a question, am I ready to die? I constantly want to do more because I don’t know if that is enough, I don’t want to go to hell because I am lacking of one “Hasana” (good deed). However, when this question is asked Are we ready to die? Every Muslim is supposed to answer Yes I am ready to die! We Muslims shouldn’t be scared of dying because we prepare for this day all our life, where our soul is desperate to meet Allah (swt). Except those people who will be scared to die are the ones who had done bad things all their lives and who has listen to Shaytan and violated Allah (swt’s) Laws. When they see the Angel of death, they ask him to give them extra time so they can make it up for what they have lost by listening to Shaytan, but there is no extra time because the Angel of Death will not listen to them. The angel of death obeys Allah (swt) and will not break His Laws. In Surah Al-Baqarah chapter 2 verse 281 “ And fear the Day when ye shall be brought back to Allah. Then shall every soul be paid what it earned, and none shall be dealt with unjustly.”