Sunday, April 09, 2006

Glow in the dark

Yesterday, whilst I was sitting in my room, my attention went towards my watch on my wrist. It's not the first time I was looking at my watch and thinking of how the handles on the watch glow in the dark; to be honest, it fascinates me.

Sometimes I make the room totally dark just to see if the handles glow; and most of the times I find that they don't because during the day they haven't had enough light.

However, it struck me yesterday for the first time that this watch has a great message for us.


For the handles of the watch to be able to glow in the dark it is necessary that it receives enough light during the day.

Similarly, if we want to glow in the darkness of the grave, if we want to shine of the day of Judgement, if we want to guided by the light of Imaan then it is inevitable that we provide ourselves with this light during our lifetime. It is necessary to prepare for the darkness while there is still light.

Like the saying goes, do not start digging for a well when the fire has commenced. Meaning that it is hopeless and too late to start digging for a well when the fire has broken out; there is no time for that now. Similarly, it will be hopeless to start searching for the light in the grave if we have not prepared luminous acts beforehand.

May Allah Ta'ala give us all the inclination to prepare for tomorrow and to send forward those acts that will provide us with a glowing light in our graves and will guide us towards Jannah on the Day of Judgement. May He make those acts a guidance for us in this world towards His obedience, submission, happiness, guidance, love and towards the love and of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. Aameen


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comicsans said...

ameen..mashallah wonderful piece of writing

Umm Zahra said...

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah,

Jazaka'Allah khair for sharing this well written post with us.

Ameen wa thuma ameen to the beautiful duaa.
Duaas requested.


Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Sister Fatimah

Jazakallah for dropping by.

Sister Comicsans

Jazakallah once again for the comments. Insha Allah I will be posting on your requested article soon (on my simply islam blog).

Sister Umm Zahra

Jazakallah for passing by and for the comments. I might as well take this oppertunity to tell you that you have a great blog Masha Allah. Keep up the good work.

Please remember me in your Duas.


Ahmed said...

Ameen to the duahs - Jazakallah for this post about the need for us to be 'Luminous' as much as we can as well.
Was good seeing you at gathering as well.

Duahs requested please.
PS we still have to continue our prior conversation.

Saj said...

Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,

Aameen to the beautiful Dua's... Jazak'Allah Khair for this wonderful post as always.

Your posts are always a pleasurable read with thought provoking points that make one ponder.

Keep up the great posts, May Allah reward you with the best of both Worlds, Aameen.

Wasalaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

unknown said...

Assalamu alaykum

Jazakallah khair for a very enlightening post. I like the way the 'glow in the dark' stands out. Very importanat message to take home...Ameen to the duas

May Allah Ta'ala reward you for this noble act of sharing views and thoughts with us. Jazakallah khair.


Zain said...

As Salaamu Alaykum,

Brother Ahmed

Was great seeing you at the gathering too. I guess we've finished our 'prior conversation' now for the next conversation Insha Allah.

Please remember me in your Duas and Insha Allah I will remember you in mine also.

Sister Sajeda

Jazakallah for the comments and Aameen to the Duas. It was good to see you here after a long time. Hope all is well with you. Please remember me in your Duas.


Jazakallah for the comments. I hope that the 'glowing' text makes an image in our minds and that we remember the lesson behind that image.