As human beings, we all comprehend the idea that we have hearts, minds, and bodies. But when talking about our soul, we most likely overlook it. Our soul, this elusive thing that makes us who and what we are. Ignoring it and not nurturing it makes our disconnection with our selves complete. We must nurture our souls, hearts, minds and bodies, in order to be fully functioning beings.
I want to stop seeing what I’m seeing; I want to stop seeing what I don’t like to see… I see hollow people passing me by, everyday, everywhere… it’s scary! I don’t like it anymore! It’s not just that. I’ve come to a limit where I cant stand it… it hurts when I come to think about people surrounding me… however, when did I –the li’l sara- become a young lady and started comprehending and analyzing all this… its killing me softly, with every breath I take, my interaction with human beings decreases, and the grieve in my heart increases… my patience is almost out. I need to meet any living human being…BEINGS…being a lot of things… being loving, being warm, being connected, being caring,….being a lot of things other than being not being… being the same with no achievements, being shallow, and avoiding all different emotions…
In this world of diversity, the kind of answers you get to your technical questions depends as much on the way you ask the questions as on the difficulty of developing the answer. I hope this article gets us a satisfactory answer to a very difficult question.
IN A WORLD OF RAPID CHANGE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO ALWAYS STAY THE SAME? SOMETIMES, WE FACE QUESTIONS THAT HARDLY HAVE ANSWERS… LETS SAY, I ASK YOU THIS, WOULD YOU, YES YOU, LIKE TO LIVE FOREVER?
“we created man from a quintessence (of clay); then we placed him as (a drop of) sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed; then we made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot we made a (fetus) lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be allah, the noblest of creators!”
So we are creatures created with countless needs, the calculations of the time spent on routine tasks necessary for survival are, undoubtedly, worth thinking about. As stated earlier, at least 15-20 years of a 60-year life are spent asleep. The initial 5-10 years of the remaining 40-45 years, however, are spent in childhood, another period that is also spent in an almost unconscious state. In other words, a sixty-year-old man will have spent perhaps half of his life without consciousness. Regarding the other half of life, many statistics are available. These figures, for instance, include the time spent preparing meals, eating, bathing or caught in traffic jams. This list can be further extended. In conclusion, what remains from a "long" life is only 3-5 years. WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF SUCH A SHORT LIFE IN COMPARISON TO AN ETERNAL ONE?
Everyone has to spend some of his daily time sleeping. No matter how much work he has or how he struggles to avoid it, it is inescapable that he will fall asleep and remain in bed for at least a quarter of the day. Hence, man is conscious only eighteen hours a day; he spends the remaining time – a minimum of six hours a day on average – in complete unconsciousness.
“It is Allah Who created you in a state of (helpless) weakness, then gave (you) strength after weakness, then after strength, gave (you) weakness, and a hoary head: He creates as He wills, and it is He Who has all knowledge and power.“(Surat ar-Rum, 54)
" Life can not be that complicated, yet can not be that simple either. Confusing. Yes. Very actually. Born. Connect. Get attached on purpose. How can not you be. They die. Pain. You do not learn. Search for another one to attach to. Fall in love. This time your choice or so you think or even do not think. Something happens or nothing happens. You do not want to detach. Can not. Feel grabbed like a dead animal. Revolve and spin in their space. Reminding yourself that you want to be free. They tell you to go. Go. Go away. You beg to be a servant. But they are no masters, you know. And indeed you are no servant. Yet you act as one. They abuse you. You abuse yourself I suppose. You blame it all on them. They see you as fool. You see them as idiots. Both of you are idiots.You live in patterns. Call it energy patterns or life patterns. Pattern why need to define the type. Things are repeated. Things in your life I mean. You fall for the wrong people. You learn. Swear you were wrong. Never will do this again. You are kidding me. You do it again. This time it is more fun. Watching a movie. Seeing yourself sneaking to doing it again. Know it is wrong. Recognize the pain. Taste the pain & regret before things happen, yet you keep going. Doing it. Happy for the feeling you get, yet, know it is all fake. I have been there. I have been swaped by guilt feeling before. I know its ending. Well, sounds like I like to see things end. Is it a yoga concept? Things must end before a new one starts. Dunno. For sure, something will start. But to my surprise, it is the one thing that had just died."
“Every container will only pour out what is contained in it, and so your tongue is your ability to express what lies in your spirit, everything around you is environmental forces that shape how your being is and how your heart is, and when you open your mouth to speak, its like your heart is a sponge that absorbs all of this material from around you, essentially what you’re doing is squeezing what is in you, and what comes out is going to be what has been compiled in your mind and in your memory, obviously you can only express in your heart what has been placed in it, and so in order for the outcome and the output from the tongue to be positive, the input in that needs to be positive…”
--By Shaykh Abdullah Adhami--
WANT TO BE HAPPY AND FREE FROM MISERY? YOU SHOULD LIVE A LIFE OF WISDOM, PURE INTENTIONS, CONVERSATIONCOMPASSIONATE ACTION, WITH PURITY OF HEART…
It has been a trial. We’re unbound from the chains of gravity, pain, aging & death... Life slips away second by second. Are you aware that every second brings you closer to death? Do you realize that death is as close to you as it is to other people?
We are told in the verse:
"Every soul shall taste death in the end; to Us shall you be brought back."
(Surat al-'Ankabut: 57)
Everyone who has ever appeared on this earth was destined to die. Without exception they all died, every one. Today, we hardly come across the traces of many of these people who passed away. Those currently living and those who will ever live will also face death on a predestined day. Despite this fact, people tend to see death as an unlikely incident.
YOU CAN NOT REMAIN CLEAN OR AWAKE ALL THE TIME!
If I tell you that there is a mysterious tree that right after eating from its everlasting fruits, you’ll be immortal- frozen in time. Whatever age you are, when they eat from its fruit, it will remain the very same. You won’t GROW OLD or DIE. WOULD YOU WANT TO LIVE FOREVER? Basically, the premise is that immortality in a fallen world would be a torment. But you’ll see too much, too many goodbyes! But the limitations placed on us in this life, genetically, monetarily and at the hands of time & tragedy are hard to bear.
To have rest from the witness of human suffering and death for centuries...
This wonderful place has been built with alternate layers of Gold and Silver Bricks. The Mortar used therein is pure Muskh (Musk). The Pebbles will be of rubies and pearls and the Soil will be of Saffron. Comfort, pleasure and happiness will be for whom is allowed here. Grief and sorrow will be unknown. Youth will remain forever and death will be of the past.
Strolling along in this beautiful place, one will visualize gardens and rivers, the likes of which cannot ever be imagined let alone seen in this world. Here, the Vessels and Furniture are made of Gold and silver. This is no small place. There are one hundred stages one above the other, the distance between each equal to the distance between the earth and the sky. The highest stage is the best one. Four Canals will flow in this place: Milk, Honey, Sacred Wine and Water. How wonderful? Each stage is so vast that the entire population of the whole world can be accommodated in it. Moving along, one will see trees, the trunks of which will be of gold and silver. There will be plenty to eat and drink! Life there will be for eternity!
Heaven brings about true peace,
peace of soul, & peace of heart.
Peace of body & peace of mind,
it brings to all people apart.
Far from the sin of all bad deeds,
& closer to a brand new start.
Begin a journey in our final abode,
that will be in everlasting comfort.
Hope Heaven I come one day,
& walk in your gorgeous yards.
IF YOU DESIRE IMMORTAL GLORY, SEEK GLORY IN THE IMMORTAL.
FOR THIS REASON, MAN SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT HE OWES HIS BEING AND LIFE TO HIS CREATOR, GOD. THERE IS NOTHING FOR MAN TO BE ARROGANT OR BOASTFUL ABOUT. HIS HEALTH, BEAUTY OR STRENGTH IS NOT HIS OWN WORK, AND IT IS NOT GIVEN TO HIM ETERNALLY. HE CERTAINLY WILL BECOME OLD AND LOSE HIS HEALTH AND BEAUTY. IN THE QUR'AN, THIS IS STATED AS:
"ANYTHING YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN IS ONLY THE ENJOYMENT OF THE LIFE OF THIS WORLD AND ITS FINERY. WHAT IS WITH GOD IS BETTER AND LONGER LASTING. SO WILL YOU NOT USE YOUR INTELLECT?"
(SURAT AL-QASAS: 60)