Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pearls and Gem from Surah Az Zumar [ Letter 39 : Verses 70 ,71 ]

Friends ,
Surah Az Zumar ends with the Doomsday scenario of hell and heaven and verse 70 and 71 are very definitive ,and send a chill in my bones :

'And each soul is paid in full for what it did .And He is best aware of what they do .[70] And those who disbelieve are driven unto hell in troops till when they reach it and the gates thereof are opened ,and the warders thereof say unto them : Come there not unto you messengers of your own ,reciting unto you the revelations of your Lord and warning you of the meeting of this your Day ? They say : Yea ,verily .But the word of doom for disbelievers is full filled .[71] '

The finality of the moment ! Sealed and delivered .We have to accept that currently most of us are in a state of varying level of 'disbelief' ,even from among the very best of us because faith in essence is always in a dynamic state of flux , like the AC current.The onus is on us to prepare ourselves for that 'Day when neither wealth nor any number of children' could vouch for us .Have a good ,productive week ahead ! The average clever and wise Muslim enjoys life to the full for the moment but also lives in 2 world , the present and Alam Akhirat .He is a child of the moment ,seizing life to the brim , but always mindful that he could be called to his Lord just before the next breath ! An exhilarating way certainly to live life ! That would be a safe bet if you are a betting man !
Dr Nik Howk

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