As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu!
(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be upon all of you)
Islam is the “Submission or surrender of one’s will to Allah” and those people are called “Muslims.” Our Iman is “Believing in the unseen.” In Islam we believe that this life is for worship. We were sent to this world to obey Allah and his commands. We Muslims also believe in Heaven and Hell. If we chose to worship and obey Allah in this earthly life, we will be rewarded in the hereafter by Allah (swt), which is going into Heaven. If we chose to enjoy the earthly life, and think of it as heaven then for them the life after that will be in Hell! For Muslims this earthly life is nothing more than exam hall. If we live in an illusion that this earthly life is all we have and this earth is the Heaven, then we are Wrong!!! Allah alone has the knowledge of everything that He has created. Surah Al-Baqarah chapter 2 verse 212 ” The life of this world is alluring to those who reject faith, and they scoff at those who believe. But the righteous will be above them on the Day of Resurrection; for Allah bestows His abundance without measure on whom He will.”
I agree it is really easy to follow a wrong path. However, it is twice as hard to follow a right path. Just take an example of a regular student and a teacher, when a teacher tells a student this is the material you have to study for the final exam and the teacher advice her student to study hard and read the book and group study with one of his classmate. If that boy wants’ to pass the class with a higher grade, he will do exactly what his teacher has asked him to do. On the other hand, if he is a bad student, he will do opposite of what his teacher asked him to do and waste his time instead of studying. Guess who is going to get all the fruits at the end? The boy who worked really hard to get the higher grade. Furthermore, we humans are afraid of a teacher who is going to just yell at us or will punish us for sometime and will give us a re-exam.
We think about what is going to happen if we don’t listen to our teacher. Then why are we forgetting that Scholars of Scholars of Scholar Allah (swt) who is beyond compare is showing us what is right and what is wrong for us to pass this exam, he gave us two cheatings one is the Holy book Quran! Where we can open it and read it everyday and apply it in our daily life. Second is our beloved Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), the perfect student where we can just copy from him and pass the exam. In other word, just by following what he did, we can be successful in our life. We have an open book and a perfect “A” student who we can copy from and our teacher is so lenient that He doesn’t mind us cheating from the student sitting next to us and cheat from the Holy Book Quran. Can anyone tell me which teacher is that lenient? Allah (swt) is that teacher who is very lenient with His believers. Even though, we have Open book in front of us and we have our Idol Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), why are we not doing what we are suppose to do. Just imagine what our punishment will be if we disobey Allah (swt) and it will not be a temporary punishment, it will be forever!!! There will be no re-takes, we can’t escape or run away from it. We have to remember that one day or the other we are going to die, and no one will come along with us except our deeds (good and bad). Start Now!!! We don’t know when we are going to die, perhaps! While reading this blog, or in a minute, or in an hour, or maybe when we go to bed tonight. Prepare our Tiffin‘s and our luggage now, which we are going to take with us in our grave. Do as many good deeds as possible, never think this is a small deed someone else can do it.