Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Near Misses

I've been meaning to update this blog for some time. However, I had to give priority to my simplyislam blogspot because I have not managed to update that for some time.

As days go by so does the commotion increase, people seem to be getting busier and life seems to be moving on much faster. There is no time for anyone and people are drowned in their own world.

So, what does half of Leicester do at a time like this? When time is moving fast and there is nothing to do but to try and keep up with it, what options does one have?

Well, I don't know how people really tackle that problem, but when I sit into my car and decide to take my mum for a half day shopping spree, I realised what many people do... They drive like maniacs. I could understand the theory of driving fast, but fast becomes maniac before you can really catch on.

I was out shopping with my mum and during that time I saw all sorts of traffic (apart from school traffic, I see that everyday); I saw people rushing to lunch, from lunch, to shopping from shopping, to work, from work and many others that I have no idea about.

During that day, I realised how inconsiderate and dangerous other drivers can be. I had over seven near misses and non were my fault (if I would've hit them it would be their fault - and no, I'm not always right).

To cut a long story short, I managed to finish the shopping and get mum, myself and my lovely car back home in one piece... But I did ponder...


It's amazing how we take life for granted, yet Allah shows us and takes us through so many events in one day which could be life threatening for us and yet we don't even realise. The simple act of eating can be life threatening, all one needs to do is have the morsel go down the wrong pipe. Allah saves us day after day to show us that He is capable of taking us to Him, to show that there is a power that we have no control over, and most of all, he gives us the 'wake up call' so that we turn towards Him before it is too late.

I was also wondering how engrossed we are in our own worlds that we can't even think or care about the safety and well-being of others. In Islam, there has been a great emphasis on rights of our fellow beings, yet we overlook this and become totally ignorant of the level and amount of questioning that will be made in this area.

I pray to Allah that he keeps reminding me of His path and power through all of His signs and that He gives me the strength, inclination and understanding to change myself so that before the death reaches us our hearts, love and connection have already reached Him. I pray that He allows us to see the importance of the rights of people and then He gives us the ability to keep them in our minds so that we are not faced with a burden on the day of Judgement. Aameen.


Sajeda said...

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Aameen to the dua's.
Once again another lesson filled post, Masha'Allah. Excellent points made.

Jazak'Allah Khair for the post.


mujahidah an nafs said...

Assalamu alaikum,

Jazakallah khair 4 such an enlightening post and Ameen to all the duas.

The post made me think..life is so unpredictable but sumetimes we forget how unpredictable it is. In a split second the world around us can come 2 an end. I listened to a bayaan on selfishness by shyakh Riyad ul Haq called'Me, Myself and I'. Mashallah its a really good bayaan. If u look at society today, its apparent its a selfish society we live in. Nobody has a minute to spare 4 anyone, and no one cares about the other person.
Like u mentioned in ur post in Islam a great deal of importance is placed on the rights of others..we should therefore implement this concern 4 others in2 our behaviour, bcuz this is what is required of us, not only 4 the sake of following islam but also a step closer to pleasing Allah.

May Allah (swt) bless us all with the ability to implement all those things into our lives that bring us closer to Allah (swt).Ameen.

I hope ur mum enjoyed her shopping trip :)


Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister Sajeda
Jazakallah for your comments. Remember me in your Duas.

Sister Mujahida an Nafs
Jazakallah for the comments and the words of advice.

Life is definately a second away from ending yet we don't realise. The Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has taught us not to be so sure of even completing our Salaah once we start it. May Allah give us the ability to think like that. Aameen.

Remember me in your Duas.


ps. Mum really enjoyed the shopping, she was over the moon and kept saying 'thank you' to me :s She sometimes feels I done her a favour... but it's only my duty. Well, she was happy, so thats all the mattered.

xmuslimahx said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

It is a pleasure to read such posts packed with such knowledge which make you think; 'why am i living in this world?'
Alhamdulillah, every time I read your posts the same questions comes into mind. Subhanallah! Such words can only come from a learned 'abd like yourself. Alhamdulillah!
May Allah Ta'ala reward you with your precious words, May He kep you guided on the Siratal Mustaqeem and May He reward you with the best reward He can ever bestow on His banda; Jannah. Ameen.

Zain said...

As Salaamy Alaykum,

Jazakallah Sister Muslimah for the comments, kind words and Duas.

I pray to Allah that He increases me in the little knowledge I have and that He gives me the ability and inclination to act upon the knowledge I have. Aameen.

In reality I am only a student in the path of Allah seeking His knowledge... I am a traveller in His path, my destination being Him and His pleasure. My worth only increases if He chooses to call me His slave otherwise even the title of a king would leave we valueless. I beg to Allah that He accepts me and forgives me. Aameen.


xmuslimahx said...

Ameen Ajmaeen

mujahidah an nafs said...

Ameen wa sum ameen 2 the beautiful duas..


xmuslimahx said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

Can I link your 3 blogs?

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Mujahida An Nafs
Jazakallah for dropping by, I pray to Allah that you are well and in the best of health and Imaan. Aameen.

Remember us all in your Duas.

Sure, you may link my three blogs.


xmuslimahx said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

Jazakallah brother.

May Allah Ta'ala bless you always. Ameen.