Saturday, September 17, 2005

Run-Down Vehicle

For the past two Fridays I have been travelling to Rugby town to lead the Jumu'ah prayers. It is about an hours drive from home and the roads are through the countryside and it is a beautiful drive.

This Friday, on my way back home, I was going through a town where I saw this really run-down, battered and abandoned van. My eyes took in as much as they could whilst the car was on the move, and from what I saw it was obvious that the car had been looked after well but it had just past its time and had been either abandoned or left parked without much use.

This got me wondering... We take so much care over our cars and vehicles and then at the end of the day we have to abandon them because it is of no use.

Sometimes, the care out does us and it is us that leaves the world before the car reaches a point of being rendered outworn.

POINT

In our lives we pay so much attention to our bodies, we wake up each morning and spend hours on adorning ourselves. The world goes to so much effort in order to create "anti-wrinkle" creams and similar creams. Though there is nothing wrong with 'looking' after one's body, have we ever thought about how much attention we pay to our souls?

The soul is the real gift and everlasting item whilst the body is just the container. The example is simple, the soul is like the perfume inside a bottle; not matter how beautiful the bottle is, the reality is what is inside the bottle.

The human body is just a case for this precious item within, it will one day corrode and have no purpose for Allah will give every soul a new body in the hereafter.

May Allah give us the inclination to pay more attention to our souls than to our temporary body. Aameen

15 comments:

xmuslimahx said...

Assalamu Alaykum,

Masha'Allah molana, this is like the bestest exaple I've seen! The bottle...and the perfume. Subhanallah your posts make me really think. We use up the perfume, and in the end throw away the bottle and as you have said, Allah Ta'ala will give us a new body too. So let us take care of the soul and give it more attention because that is the ONE thing that will stay with us for eternity.

may Allah Ta'ala give us the inclination to understand the concepts of Islam and May Allah Ta'ala reward you molana for all the effort you put in to deliver his message. Ameen.

Wassalam

mujahidah an nafs said...

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah...

All I can say is Subhanallah!
Any word I may type will not do justice to the content of the post..Mashallah..

Jazakalah khair

Dua mein yaad

Wassalam

Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikum!!!

Mashallah brother Zain,

very inspiring message..

Muslim Sister
W/s

Yusuf said...

Salaam,

I really enjoyed reading your post. Mashallah a great post, I really liked the example of the perfume and the bottle.Keep up the great work Maulana.

Jazakallah khair.

Wassalam

Aishah said...

Assalamualykum

On this auspicious night(lailatul barah)bolu chaalu maaf, and dua maa yaad

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Jazakallah everyone for the comments and Duas. Please do remember me in your Duas.

Sister x-muslimah-x

I'm glad you liked the post. When are you expecting to leave for Umrah? And have you got your results from the exams yet?

Sister Mujahid

Jazakallah for holding the post at such a high level. Please pray that Allah accepts the effort and makes it a source of salvation whilst overlooking all of its flaws.

Anonymous Muslim Sister

Jazakallah for dropping by and for the comment. I pray that the post achieved its purpose.

Brother Yusuf

Jazakallah for dropping by brother Yusuf. I'm glad you liked the post, and I hope that we will be honoured again with your comments in the future. I pray that Allah makes you successful in all that you choose to do. Aameen.

Maharani Saima

I remembered you and all the people that come on this blog as well as all our Muslim Brothers and Sisters. I pray that you remembered me on this night also.

Remember me in your Duas.

Wasalaam

xmuslimahx said...

Assalamu Alaykum,

Well I#m leaving on the 2nd and returning on the 5th of the following month.
And insha'Allah will get exam results on Saturday, that's when our Jalsa is.

Hope u are well n um... prepared 4 ramadhan

Wassalam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Alhumdulillah I am fine. I pray that your Jalsa goes well and that you receive great marks.

I don't feel I'm ready for Ramadhan yet, but the preparations are still continuing.

Please remember me in your Duas.

Wasalaam

xmuslimahx said...

Assalamu Alaikum,

Zain Bhai Jazakallah 4 that. Insha'Allah I will. May Allah Ta'ala give u the best of marks? in the various test He puts you in. Ameen.

Dua me yaad please.

Wassalam

mujahidah an nafs said...

Ameen wa thuma ameen.

x-muslimah-x said...

Salam,

Judt thought I'd tell you all I passed.

Wassalam

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Ameen to all the Duas, and Jazakallah for letting us know. Congratulations.

Wasalaam

xmuslimahx said...

Salam,

Jazakumullah Khair Zain Bhai. Everyone was like half a mark away from each other!!!

B said...

Assalamlaaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh!

This is the second time i m here on ur blog. I m inspired and may Allah increase u in wisdom, Aameen.

When we are not constantly taking care of our soul and Faith, they wear out indeed, and then there is a hollow which can be felt and it feels terrible.
It has to be brought back to life with effort, if we care, with good actions and turning to Allah again and again.

i would say mashaAllah, keep enlightening us.

Assalamalaikum to all :)

Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister x-Muslimah-x

Alhumdulillah, that means everyone done really well. Masha Allah. May Allah make everyone successful. Aameen.

b

Jazakallah for your encouraging words. May Allah reward you and make this a means for our salvation. May He forgive our shortcomings and reward us in accordance to His generosity and not our efforts. Aameen.

Wasalaam