A Taste of Reality
By: Soufyan Bouharat
Bismillah (In the name of Allah).
Let’s think and reflect for a moment about life. The true reality of the purpose of our existence. Imagine this: a life without entertainment. For example, no TV, no Music, no Games, no Sport, no Internet. Just imagine that we would do none of these amusement activities. These types of entertainment are not a primary need.
Imagine sitting in your home or walking outside with nothing of these distractions coming up in your mind. What remains? The true purpose of life.
“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” – Qur’an Chapter 51: sūrat l-dhāriyāt (The Wind that Scatter)
What I want to share with you is the fact that we actually have a real important purpose in life. For some the reality may be taste bitter, and for some the taste will be sweet. We’re living in a time of overdosis entertainment. And some people may end up as a victim with a so called ‘distraction addiction’, because of this modern age.
“What is the life of this world but amusement and play? but verily the Home in the Hereafter,- that is life indeed, if they but knew.” – Qur’an Chapter 29: sūrat l-ʿankabūt (The Spider)
Life is a constant battle between evil and good. And if we get out of this place called Planet Earth, and make it to Heaven (Jannah), in sha Allah, we will be redeemed from the tough spiritual battle, and receive what we earned according to our intentions.
“Is the description of Paradise, which the righteous are promised, wherein are rivers of water unaltered, rivers of milk the taste of which never changes, rivers of wine delicious to those who drink, and rivers of purified honey, in which they will have from all [kinds of] fruits and forgiveness from their Lord.” – Qur’an Chapter 47: sūrat muḥammad
In Paradise (Jannah) you will remain healthy forever, disease will never come. Secondly, you will remain alive for ever, death will never come. You will remain in bounties which will never be finished. Jannah is made with Bricks of Gold and Silver. Its cement is of perfumed Musk.
Let’s continue with a wonderful verse from the Holy Book of Allah: “Verily the Companions of the Garden shall that Day have joy in all that they do.” – Qur’an Chapter 36: sūrat yā sīn
Do not be grumpy if you’re bored, life is teaching us that it isn’t all about entertainment. Life has more to offer than entertainment. It has a chance to offer for us, to enter Paradise (Jannah) in sha Allah. Life is a test, a long term exam. Do not be shocked despite your problems, this life has a purpose, just as problems have a purpose. Problems will continue to come in different shapes and will make our souls stronger. As top-scholar Mufti Menk said: “If the world was free of problems, paradise would lose it’s value.“.
“Allah will give security, in their victorious Safe Haven, to those who had fear. No evil will touch them, and they will know no sorrow.” Qur’an Chapter 39: sūrat l-zumar (The Groups)
After rain comes the sunshine and without rain no seed can grow. I hope you benefited from this article, because that was recently my purpose. May Allah, The All Hearing, All Seeing, All Knowing, guide us all. Don’t forget to send blessings upon our beloved Prophet/Role Model (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him).
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