Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Pearls & Gem from Surah Al Qamar [Letter 54 : Verses 17-22]


Tsunami ,Hurricane Nargis and the recent quake in China were just repeat scenarios of the past and preamble of the future.It is only we who are impervious to the signs and would rather believe that these events are 'predated' and have some 'time dependent' mechanism just like our alarm clocks,ready to happen along some 'geographical fault lines'.So impervious are we that we are able to accept these quagmires with ease and able to carry on our daily lives as 'business as usual'.Tsunami, Nargis or whatever are millions of miles away !Why bother ?

A friend the other day who just came back from the UK told me they had snow in April ! Ahh ! That is global warming ! No big deal .We have D24 durians in January !Very good .But let us examine what the Quran has to say about Tsunami, Nargis and having D24 durian in January ,some 1450 years ago :

"And in truth We have made the Quran easy to remember,but is any who remembereth ?[17]The tribe of A'ad rejected warnings .Then how dreadful was My punishment after My warning.[18]Lo !We let loose on them a raging wind on a day of calamity,[19]sweeping men away as though they were uprooted trunks of palm-trees .[20]And in truth We made the Quran easy to remember,but is there any who remembereth ?[22]"

Of course it is now not politically correct to remember such 'quagmires' along this line . You may even be publicly incarcerated !That is how far we have all 'progressed' ! Mashaallah !


Banks-Shylocks said...

In truth we all have to go sooner or later. The key is to stop clinging to this world and abandon most if not all worldly pleasures.Of all things that is certain to occur to each of us,it is death.Death is therefore the most natural thing that will happen to each of us and is not therefore something to be abhorred. It is the bridge or gateway to the realm of Reality.

Pearls & Gem said...

Better still Shylock,one can 'squeeze ' more contentment and happiness[ a nebulous concept I would try to deal in a latter blog] in this transient earthly sojourn by paradoxically accepting and thinking about 'its temporariness'[for want of a better euphemism here ]several times a day everyday in this current earthly phase .There are very well known established hadiths to this effect.