Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem
Gems 81 - 85
by Hazrat Maulana Abdul Hamid Is'haq Sahib (DB)
We talk so much about the necessity to conform to health guidelines and abide by the government regulations. What about the great need and importance to conform to the regulations and Orders of Allah Ta'ala, our Rabb?
We become restless when in quarantine or isolation or lock-down. We should take lesson: Each one of us will be in quarantine, in our graves, until Qiyamah. What will our condition there be?
The purpose of the alarm clock is to wake us up. If we don't get up, the alarm will continue to ring at intervals, until we wake up and switch it off.
Similarly, Allah Ta'ala sends conditions upon us, to wake us up. These conditions or tests are like the alarm. If we don't wake up the first time, Allah Ta'ala sends another condition and another, until we do wake up... that is, from ghaflat (heedlessness), and we make sincere Taubah and return to His obedience.
We make many plans for life which is not guaranteed, but we make no plans for death which is guaranteed.
To gain full benefit from any talk (bayaan):
- Listen attentively; with presence of mind.
- Listen to remember.
- Make the intention to act upon the knowledge and make the effort to do so.
- Propagate and share, so that others too, take benefit. (Insha-Allah)