Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Reflection: End of What?

Assalamualaikum wbt


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Everyone now seems busy with their academic pursuits, and mind you, I am one of that 'everyone.'

However, when we are busy with our preparation towards our End of Semester exam, End of Course exam, or what ever kind of academic evaluation we are being tested on, we should never forget, that the real test and judgement will be that of Allah, and that day, the End of Time, The Judgement Day, the Al-Qiyamah, will certainly come.

In fact, even if it doesn't come that very soon, we can still never escape one more thing- death. Because every single one of us will taste it and it can be now, tomorrow or at any other time. What matters is that it certainly will greet us one day, and there's no doubt about that.

The purpose of this post is not to scare us. In fact, it us to motivate us so that by remembering death and the Judgement Day, hopefully insya Allah we get back on the right track and reevaluate our purpose of life. With this correct perspective now, then only hopefully we possess more spirit and feel more strength to study and make revision, because we do it now not only because of Him, but also with His help and blessings insya Allah. May He make it easy for us.

Having said that, I hope we can reflect on this- that we have the option of either staying away from Him or coming even closer to Him when we are busy preparing for our exams.

Let us therefore always remember Him and ask His help for a success in this world and also in the life to come. My prayers to all of us- May He always be with us insya Allah. If it has been a while we have not done this, please do it now, go grab our Al-Quran, recite and reflect.

May Allah bless us all ameen.

"O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam."
Surah Ali-Imran, (3:102)

P/S: You can download this slideshow presentation of The End Of The World used by brother Nicholas Sylvester (Muhammad Abdullah) when he presented it last time during an Interfaith Forum in IMU.

Jazakallah khairan kasira

Authored by:
Ibnu Hanaffi

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