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7.27.2008

the secret

. 7.27.2008


Have they not reflected within themselves? Allah did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them except with truth and for a fixed term. Yet many people reject the meeting with their Lord.
(30/8)

Introduction

Unbridled, limitless, never ending desires and ambitions in this world diametrically conflict with the short and temporary nature of this life, revealing that the hereafter is the real home of man; Do you think, if We let them enjoy themselves for years and then what they were promised comes to them, that what they enjoyed will be of any use to them? (26/205-207) When one uses a clear conscience and sets aside their prejudices, guided by the true religion, they astonishingly and with great pleasure realise the real purpose of life.

The Obvious Truth of this Life

For example, for someone who ponders on how man grows old, weak and even senile, it shows them that man was created only to last a certain period so that he may be tested for the true abode in the hereafter.
Allah the All-Wise and Most Gracious gives us a great example of a situation in which one has what they want; but then time and conditions are against them, revealing the conflict of unlimited desires versus the limited and flawed conditions of this world; Would any of you like to have a garden of dates and grapes, with rivers flowing underneath containing all kinds of fruits, then to be stricken with old age and have children who are weak, and then for a fierce whirlwind containing fire to come and strike it so that it goes up in flames? In this way Allah makes His Signs clear to you, so that hopefully you will reflect. (2/266) This world is deliberately created short and man’s desires are deliberately created as endless, which is a Sign for man; We have not created the heavens and the earth and everything between them except with truth and for a set term. (46/3) In another verse of the Qur’an Allah reminds us of our state from birth to old age so that through this time … hopefully you will use your intellect.
It is He who created you from earth, then from a drop of sperm, then from a clot of blood, then He brings you out as infants, then so you may achieve full strength, then so you may become old men - though some of you may die before that time - so that you may reach a predetermined age and so that hopefully you will use your intellect. (40/67)
When We grant long life to people, We return them to their primal state. So will you not use your intellect? (36/68)


Endless Philosophising about the Secret of Life in a Society of Ignorance

It is ironic that most people want to know the purpose of life, and even sometimes lament, discuss and argue over this subject at length, yet they never attain the answer; but they are unaware how easy it is to realise the true purpose of this life, when guided by the true religion; Islam.

Sadly these people are only hindering themselves from this important secret, when they run away and distance themselves from Allah’s religion and guidance because of their own flawed prejudices and those passed on to them by their forefathers and the ignorant society they live in; What is the matter with them that they run from the Reminder like panicked donkeys fleeing from a lion? (74/49-51)
We have made things clear in this Qur’an so that they might pay heed, but it only makes them run away the more! (17/41)

One of the many examples of this flawed reasoning is that religion is only for some people or that it is something that does not suit them; stemming once again from the ignorance of the society they live in, and their forefathers; They found their fathers misguided and they are following hard upon their heels. (37/69,70). Far from religion being for some people Allah informs us in the following verse how the true religion Islam is mans very nature on which He was created by Allah; So set your face firmly towards the religion, as a pure natural believer. Allah’s natural pattern on which He made mankind. There is no changing Allah’s creation. That is the true religion - but most people do not know it -… (30/30)

For this reason unless these people take heed and are taught the true religion and its teachings they will always remain ignorant of this important secret until, when they die, by which time it will be too late; They will say, ‘If only we had really listened and used our intellect, we would not have been Companions of the Blaze.’ (67/10)


The Futility of Investigating the Secret of this Life without the Guidance of the True Religion

These people can go on for ages trying to unlock the secret of this life but as said earlier they will never achieve it; there state can be thought of as someone trying to get blood out of a stone, it will never happen, because they have missed the obvious truths we discussed above caused by their own flawed and prejudiced views of the true religion, Allah, this Life and the Hereafter; Most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Conjecture is of no avail at all against the truth. Allah most certainly knows what they are doing. (10/36) No, their knowledge stops short of the Next World. In fact they have doubts about it. Infact they are blind to it. (27/66)


Allah will Reward those Who Prepared for the Next World with Eternal Life and His Good Pleasure; they are the Real Successful People

Allah has promised the men and women of the believers Gardens with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever, and fine dwellings in the Gardens of Eden. And Allah’s good pleasure is even greater. That is the great victory. (9/72)

Those who realise this important secret are the real intelligent and successful people; these are the people known as the Mumin’s (true believers) who acknowledge Allah’s existence and have great respect and love for His Final Prophet and follow the Guidance of the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings. For these people who realise their true purpose Allah has prepared an immense reward, among this reward is to reside in paradise in which they will remain forever; even better is that their Lord will be pleased with them, and as Allah reminds us in the above verse; That is the great victory.

People who are ignorant or who turn away from God’s True Religion and the secrets it reveals; have all sorts of ideals and purposes which they believe will benefit them somehow, by which they misguide others without knowledge aswell; Many people lead others astray through their whims and desires without having any knowledge. (6/119); they use phrases like ‘I believe what I’m doing is right’ or ‘this is my purpose’; ‘this is my destiny; I have to do it’; ‘you have to do what you think is right’; The way should lead to Allah, but there are those who deviate from it. (16/9); yet none of these flawed ideals and whims are of any benefit in the sight of Allah because they are not moulded around the real purpose of life, of such people Allah says in the Qur‘an; As for those who denied Our Signs and the encounter of the Next World, their actions will come to nothing. Will they be repaid except for what they did? (7/146), of people who make up their own rules and ideals including those about the truth of this life, Allah says the following; And who could be further astray than someone who follows his whims and desires without any guidance from Allah? Allah does not guide the people of the wrongdoers. (28/50)


CONCLUSION:
We are in this Temporary World to Be Tested by Allah, the Real Home is the Eternal Hereafter

It is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days when His throne was on the water, in order to test which of you has the best actions. If you say, ‘You will be raised up after death,’ those who disbelieve will say, ‘This is nothing but downright magic.’ (11/7)

Having taken all the above into account it is obvious to anyone of sound conscience that the life of this world is just a means to an end. Those who honestly consider what is said above will see in the clearest manner the real purpose of this life. Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth so that every self might be repaid for what it earned. (45/22) Also those who comprehend this important secret must submit to Allah and orient their life in accordance to His Qur’an and the Example of His Blessed Final Messenger Muhammad (pbuh); otherwise comprehending this secret is of no use unless one acts upon it and devotes their life to Allah. Those who listen well to what is said and follow the best of it, they are the ones whom Allah has guided, they are the people of intelligence. (39/18)


Allah’s Forever

Say: “Truly, my prayer and my service of sacrifice, my life and my death,
are for Allah, the Cherisher of the Worlds: (6/162)

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