Thursday, 26 August 2010

Gift of Life

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
Life is a gift from God the All Mighty Creator. We must cherish and conserve the gift of life to the utmost through the knowledge and understanding we acquire. We must fear the danger of wasting this blessing through ignorance and neglect. The notion that we may knowingly harm our body and mind in the hope that God All Mighty is the All Forgiving and All Merciful however is a deception of the cursed one (Shaitan). My dear brothers and sisters, God Himself has warned us of such an attitude in the Quran

"Verily, the promise of Allah is true: let not then this present life deceive you, nor let the Chief deceiver deceive you about Allah." Surah Luqman - The Wise verse 33

Only by the will of God can we grow stronger in faith by solidifying our strength in conviction, (Iman) which is the currency of the hereafter. It is always important to remember that arrogance about knowledge keeps one deprived. Thus, let us improve ourselves being aware of some of the gifts we are in danger of wasting. Ultimately we can enhance our accounts on the Day of Judgement.

Please reflecin regard to the Day of Judgement. Meditate on the account of your own deeds on the following gifts you have been bestowed. Are you satisfied to how you have utilized....? 

Your Actions
Your Knowledge
Your Wealth
Your Bodies
Your Love
Your Time
Your Intellect

Realizing a need to improve indicates you are improving already!