Tuesday, May 26, 2015
THE REALITY OF LIFE
There is only one God. He has created all things. All men will return to Him after death, and He will judge them according to their actions on earth. Some will be rewarded with eternal paradise, while others will be condemned to hellfire. Everyone shall meet the fate he merits, be he weak or strong. When one realizes this grave reality, one's life changes completely. One becomes careful to avoid that which will lead one to hell, and desirous of anything which will make one deserving of paradise. One comes to love and fear God above all else. When one fears God and is conscious of one's eternal destiny, one becomes extremely cautious in one's dealing with one's fellow men. By mistreating others, one feels as one is exposing oneself to the fire of hell. One is never arrogant, for one realizes that it not just humans one is dealing with; every man is supported by the power of God and His angels. One is never unjust when dealing with one's fellow, for one knows that eventually one is going to have to answer before God for one's actions. One does not see others as mere people; one realizes that the Almighty God is also standing by their side. What we must do is strive to save our selves and our fellows from the punishment of the next world. The Prophets have taught that man should make every effort to save himself from eternal doom. We must do our utmost to protect ourselves from the torment of Judgement Day and exhort others to do the same. There is no task in life more important than this. This is the Muslims' fundamental task. Only if they perform this task can they hope to obtain that which they desire in this world.