Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Assalamu Alaikum

Summer is creeping up on us slowly, gifting us with the occasional beautiful bright day, and of course, with rainy, gloomy days punctuating the sunshine! British weather, love it, or hate it. Funnily enough, after more than two weeks in a hot country, i begin to miss British weather.

I'm sure everyone keeps up to date with the news. We should keep in touch with the happenings around the world, we aren't the only ones in the world and getting comfortable and content in our boxes -or lives- won't help either us, or the people out there who aren't as comfortable as us.
The recent earthquake in Italy http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/04/2009462312804620.html , over 90 people dead and so many injured, left homeless. Instead of just viewing these things as natural disasters, we should view them as an eye-opener and lesson for us all. The future is hazy, TOMORROW is hazy.
We don't know if we will be sitting comfortably engrossed with our life tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or next year. For all we know, today could be our last day alive.
What should we be doing? Preparing for that time when we die ourselves. It takes a lifetime of preparation for that last journey every human goes through. None of us are ready, we are far, far from ready, we are pathetically inadequately loaded with good deeds.
Supposing a natural disaster hit us today, what we would we feel like when in front of the almighty? oh that i had had another week in the dunya, that i could have obtained some more marks for doing good deeds. But by then, it will be too late. Its not morbid to think about; after all, this world is transitory, its so.....opaque, any moment it can be torn through, broken, dead. So isn't it better we prepare as much as we can for that last most important journey?
I don't know about you, but i feel extremely frightened when i think about it, because i know i am nothing, have prepared nothing for that last day.
May All give us all the ability to read our five daily prayers without missing any, to follow the commandments of Allah swt and to follow the beautiful Sunnah of his Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him.


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