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Life is Too Short!

25 Oct

akhirat2Salam alaykum

In this very short period of life, we often stumble upon instances that made us ponder, rethink and reminisce the episodes of life that we have passed behind…

At times, it made us reflect the actions, decisions, and paths that we chose….Those that made us walk along the stretch of road that we go through everyday, each playing its part in making us a more matured individual…a more knowledgeable person…a more humble servant

One would probably wonder, what actually is the ‘drive’ that made a person choose hardship over pleasure…

Or poverty over wealth

Or tiredness over a state of relax

What?

……………………………………

Have you ever heard of this?

O believers! Shall I point to you a bargain that will save you from a painful torment?

That is, you believe in Allah and His Messengerand you strive to defend and uphold the religion of Allah with your wealth and your persons. That would be best for you, if you but knew (the truth)!

(If you do so) He will forgive you your sins, and admit you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow. And He will lodge you in pleasant mansions in the Gardens of Eden. That is the supreme triumph.

And there are other blessings which you desire, that is, help from Allah and a speedy victory. And proclaim the good tidings to the believers.

(As-Saff : 10-12)

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Some people choose to bargain… and they bargain with God.

They look for the supreme triumph

They seek for the ultimate pleasure

They search for the never ending delight

And the bargain of course, come with a price…a sacrifice of wealth and worldly pleasure… at least, for a while

………………………….

“Mat, Ajib dah beli kereta!”

“Yeke..kereta apa?”

“Toyota Vios!”

……………………………

To Mr. Nafs, I believe I’d have to say I’m sorry.

I’m here to bargain with Allah, not you.

“Ya muqallibal qulub, thabbit qulubana ‘ala diinik…..wa ‘ala tho’atik”

(Wahai Tuhan yang membolak-balikkan hati, tetapkan hati kami atas jalan agamaMu..dan dengan ketaatan kepadaMu)

With regards…Irwan Affandi, HALUAN Kelantan.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2009 in Artikel, English Section

 

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