Wonder and Ponder
We indulge in enjoying everything without pondering over the wonders that are so apparent and clear. We are so near to the marvels of Creation; ourselves being the best one among them! Giving so much preference to living and making the most of everything and being oblivious to the reality behind our Creation, we just keep on going. We see so many among us go away, never to return again, but little do we ponder and take heed. We are so keen in living this life, which is soon going to end, but we are careless about our end and the implication of our life upon it.
In the Noble Quran, Chapter 2, Verse 28, the Creator of all that exists, the Almighty God says;
"How can you disbelieve in Allah when you were lifeless and He brought you to life; then He will cause you to die, then He will bring you [back] to life, and then to Him you will be returned."
It is indeed something to think about. Where were we when we were not here?
We have the answer. We are created by God, the Almighty.
He is the One Who has the Power to take back our life and we shall report back to him with all our deeds.
In Chapter 3 verse 185 we read:
"Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your [full] compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So he who is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise has attained [his desire]. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion."
Nothing that is created is pointless or in vain. Every one of us shall be put to justice and will be rewarded for the good deeds that we do while we live on this earth. The real success is not the glamour and glitter of this world rather the never-ending pleasures that will be rewarded to the righteous slaves of Allah.
And to know why we live, why we do what we must do, and what are we here for, here is the verse 162 from Chapter 6 of Al Quran:
"Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah , Lord of the worlds."
The One Who Created has the most rights on His Creation. He is the One Who should be worshipped and obeyed. He is the One Who should be followed for Guidance. He is the One Who should be saught for help and Mercy.
Chapter 2 verse 62 clarifies that anyone who believes and does righteous deeds is the one who is undoubtedly successful:
Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] - those [among them] who believed in Allah and the Last Day and did righteousness - will have their reward with their Lord, and no fear will there be concerning them, nor will they grieve.
We must, therefore, adhere to the Straight Path and seek the Pleasure of Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. We must spread the Truth and the way to Eternal Success. We are required to wish well for others and pray for the Guidance and Mercy of Almighty God on everyone!
In the busy life, we must take out a few moments to ponder on the wonders of the Creator and ponder on our own birth and the reality of life and living.
We take so much pain in living the best life but seldom do we wonder on meeting the best end. This is not something related to philosophy or meditation. This is the reality which we do not face in our day to day life. But when we do face it, it is too late!