Thursday, 17 January 2013

pouring loves in the rain

a gloomy evening I could say. the day here today began with the bright, beautiful sun shining in the earth; while in the evening, at this very moment I am writing; everything is almost grey. that's how fast life changes, for we do not know what we will face in the next moment, the next second. it is all written, even me myself do not know how I would end this entry. my hand is typing what I 'plan' to say, but the words are basically like pouring all the way. we are human, we plan and plan. we make effort and tried our best, but the end, the result and the ultimate decision belongs to Allah, The Most Powerful Creator. and that's what I am going to talk about today. it's about the written and the plan that we had.

 the destiny and the chances that we could create. is what this is about.

have we ever thought for a second, that life is shaped by destiny as Allah has written in the Luh Mahfuz, but yet He is still giving a lot, lots of choices for us in this life. We might be a student, a doctor, a teacher or a lawyer someday, with His willing, but the choices  when 'being' a student, doctor, lawyer still ours to make. the same thing applied to our life. i give you an analogy, a bird is given wings, a cat is given   a fish, yet the bird could choose whether or not to fly; looking after its food, it could simply choose to stay on the ground and feed the worms, for example, while the cat given the fish might or might not choose to eat the fish, some cats like meat better than fish, some likes fresh fish and not 'fried fish'. They are making choices, even what is written for them, they are still bird and fish.

in our daily life path, all the people we met, all the roads taken, all the channels watched, all the music heard. everything is by choosing. we are given choices. that's when we could take chances. these are all our chances, to be good or bad. do you know that only with a good intention you will be rewarded by Allah with one good written, and if you pursue yourself to do it; you'll gain more.

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, related from his Lord the Blessed and Exalted, “Verily, Allah has recorded good and bad deeds and He made them clear. Whoever intends to perform a good deed but does not do it, then Allah will record it as a complete good deed, but if he intends to do it and does so, then Allah the Exalted will record it as ten good deeds up to seven hundred times as much or even more; if he intends to do a bad deed and does not do it, then Allah will record for him one complete good deed, but if he does it then Allah will record for him a single bad deed.”
[Sahih Muslim, Book 1, Number 237]

yes, we could never be sure; what is written ahead. but the life offers us chances, too many chances that we could create; not just to wait. a chance to be good, a chance to do what is right. if you are given a million, what bad and good chances could you create? still both of these choices would have its impact on you. that's for sure.

therefore, it is a matter of good judgement and being wise in creating good chances for ourselves, for what Allah promise us is true. do good and you will be rewarded. do bad, you will get your punishment. but we often forgot, cheated by our desires, manipulated by this 'worldly' beauty, which later affect our judgement of what is right and wrong. what is good, and otherwise.

as simple as it could be, while walking you might encounter poor, needy people. well that is the time to create good chance or plan, drop a coin or something beneficial. while you driving, others might suddenly cut your lines, being rude and simply ignoring the laws, here is the chance, to have patience. your parents need your care, cause they are sick or they are missing you cause you are too far away, create the chance, give them a call, pay them frequent visits if you can. this is another chance. looking at a sad face, why not smile?

life presents us with so many chances. although it is all written, there is not an excuse to stop creating chances. am talking about good chances. we are human, having imperfections to perfect each other by the good choices made. we are Muslims, blessed with many abilities and talent, intellectual in our own way. InshaAllah. indeed Allah says in the Quran;

"You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah . If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient." Al Imran : 110

let us try and improve our judgement which is our own faith, our iman to Allah swt. this is the only guard who could determine the good or bad choices; that we could create. may our judgement not affected by our desires and syaitaan, nauzubillah. i would suggest my other article, about how we should take care of our faith here; faith article.

mashaAllah, the sun is shining again, while I am in the middle of finishing this entry.  subhanallah. told you I do not know how I would end this entry (':

let us pour our hearts with the rain of His love,

p/s: looking forward to write about my travelog journey with a best friend coming from Malaysia this Sunday, may Allah ease our journey, amin.