Tuesday, May 31, 2005

No Signs? No Post?

I wake up each day, following the same routine in a zombie like manner. Each day is followed by the same activities that I would expect everyday to hold for me. I get dressed, head to the office, carry out my work there (which varies, but only slightly), followed by a short session of teaching at the Madrassah. Thereafter, back to the office and then lunch (sometimes) and, yes, believe it or not, back to the office. Followed by another session at Madrassah and then back home for Dinner (if I feel like it). Thereafter, some time spent with family and back to bed.

That was my normal routine fitted into one paragraph. Not much changes in that (apart from my unpredictable emotions).

It occurred to me that within all those activities, there hasn't been something that 'startled' me and made me think of Allah Ta'ala and His creation or doings (like the previous post). I then felt a wave of remorse... Am I forgetting Allah?

But now that I look back, I realise, that my actual pattern for a week is the doing of Allah.

Point:

I wake up each morning - Allah has returned to me my soul, He has given me life once again after this small death. I could class it as another chance to free my soul from the fire of hell... Do we let this chance go day after day? Or do we make the most of this opportunity that thousands of people don't receive after they lay to sleep?

My daily routine is a mercy from Allah, His kindness and His affection. Man is not accustomed to surprises and shocks. Therefore, surprises arouse extreme forms of feelings, either they make him extremely happy or extremely sad. Our day to day activities are so normal that Allah is saving us from extreme sadness, He saves us from the worry of what will happen next and what we should do next...

If only we could live a day of the lives of those people who do not even know what situation is going to befall them the next minute, let alone the next day. The families of those people who are severely ill; the people who themselves are drowned in a see of illness; those children who have grass as their daily meal, not knowing what will be next on the menu... Shouldn't we thank Allah that our lives are so systematic that we are saved from a million worries a day? Should we not stop complaining about the few worries that befall us and divert our attention towards the millions we are saved from?

May Allah give us all the correct understanding and wisdom to see His signs in our day to day activities. Aameen

26 comments:

mujahidah an nafs said...

Asalamualaikum,

Jazakhallah khair,
Life is so short, death is all around us,I have lost someone very close to me in the last two days, someone I loved dearly, I pray to ALLAH (swt) that he grants her jannah, and has mercy on her three orphaned children.Ameen.

In this country, we make the trivial things in life seem like the most important things in life, but in reality, there are so many people around us who are suffering so much; we dont have to look far to see that. We should give shukr that ALLAH (swt) has blessed us with so much...

Jazakhallah khair once again for a post that refelcts the reality,
Sorry for the essay,

Pleases remember my mami and her three daughters in your humble duas.

Wassalam

Ahmed said...

Salams
Jazakallah for those words which one should, at the very least, ponder and reflect over, if not act upon to utilise the precious little time we do have in this dunya. Akhirah is what we should be striving for, and constantly reminding ourselves of.

Mujahadah,
May Allah grant jannah to all the muslim deceased and make easy the pain for the family of the deceased.
Ameen.
WS

ummati said...

As Salaamu Alaikum

Masha Allah a truly inspiring post.Life is our test.As someone put it-each breath is another question.Subhanallah.May Allah make it easy for us all in our journey of Life.May He also give us the ability to thank HIM for everything,good or bad,and be the best Muslims we can be in any circumstance.

Ameen.

muslim-lady said...

thuma ameen.

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum

Mujahida An Nafs
Jazakallah for your comments.

May Allah grant everyone Jannah. Insha-Allah I will make Du'aa for your beloved mami who was so dear and close to you. May Allah forgive her sins and and grant her a hugh place in Jannah. May he also give her children strength and understanding and make them a source of continuous rewards upon her soul. Aameen.

ps. no need for sorry on essay. May Allah accept you and raise you in rank. Aameen

Brother Ahmed
Jazakallah for your comments and Ameen to Du'aas. May Allah forgive us all and give us true understanding. Aameen.

Muslim Lady
Jazakallah for visiting the blog. May Allag remove all the pains and worries that you are having. May He give you understanding of His wisdom, the strength to accept it, the patience to bear that which He places upon you and the ability to keep you striving in His path. May He give you laughter and joy and make your days on this world pleasant and the one's in the hereafter even better. Aameen

mujahidah an nafs said...

Asalamu alaikum,

Jazakallah Br Zain.

Jazakallah also to Br Ahmed.

May ALLAH (swt) make us value every minute of the little time we have left on this dunya and may he let us spend this valuable time in his rememberence and in rememberence of his beloved habib.Ameen.

Wassalam

muslim-lady said...

jazakAllah for making a dua for me...thanks a million!

ExpressMuslim said...

As Salaam Alaikum,
Allah is so good. It's amazing how quick we are to forget that. :-(

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum

Indeed Allah is the Most Kind and Most Merciful, all good attributes belong to Him. I pray to Allah that We never forget His beautiful qualities and that everything we come across in life is just a remider of Him, wherever we look, we see nothing but Him. Aameen.

Wasalaam

Saj said...

Assalamu Alaikum

Aameen to the beautiful dua's...

Wasalaam

cricketgal said...

salam bro.
Mashallah a truely inspiring post!!
great blog too! :)
Take Care
Wasalam

Asi said...

:in shock:

somebody never told me about this

:sulks:

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister Sajeda
Jazakallah fro visiting.

cricketgal
Jazakallah for the comments, make Du'a that the posts continue to make a difference to the people who read it.

Sister Aasiya
Ummm, actually, this blog was really not supposed to be a regular one, as yuo can see from the comments in my first post. Anyway, now you've discovered it. Remember us all in your Du'aas.

Wasalaam

Asi said...

i always do.. but u still never told me :( *pssst, can u hear me wailing?*

mey joyu key tu ney sajda mara wuh-gur gujerati ney miya bhai nahi bolta hain... mey chalu kari deym?

mujahidah an nafs said...
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Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

To be honest sister Sajeda doesn't even come online now. And tumeh toh khabar che maro dil bloggin upar thi tooti gyoh che. or something like that.

Hope all is good with you. Remember me in your Du'aas. I need them.

Wasalaam

Anonymous said...

Salam,

Great post
LOL, funny gujerati...hehe..

WS

Zain said...

Salaams.

Jazakallah for the comment.

Ummmm, yeah, my guji is really not up to standards at the moment. Well, better get out and start speakin more guji.

Adhakallahu Sinnak

Anonymous said...

Salam,

Im a bit slow so dont mind me, but wot dus 'Adhakallahu Sinnak' mean?

Jazakallah,
Inshallah I pray ur Guji improves.
WS

Sajeda said...

Walaikum Salaam

'Adhakallahu Sinnak' means: 'May Allah always keep you cheerful.'

Wasalaam

Anonymous said...

Salam sis,

Jazakallah khair 4 the translation.

May ALLAH (swt) keep us all cheerful.Ameen.

Wassalam

Sajeda said...

Walaikum Salaam,

Barak'Allahu Feek.

Aameen to the dua.

Fee'amanillah

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Ameen to all Du'aas. May Allah make us smile for the right reasons and give us the strength and inclination to shed tears when neeeded. For indeed a believer's tears can even put out the fire of Jahannam.

Wasalaam

Sajeda said...

Aameen...

Wasalaam

Farzana said...

As salaamu alaykum

Jazakallahu khayran for those words bro, I was just wanderign aimlessly on the net and I found your site

Wasalaam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

I hope you enjoyed reading the post. Please do remember me in your Duas.

Wasalaam