Thursday, 3 May 2012

Life is the journey to the destination

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: "He who dies at the time it was in a state obey God, do good, then it was raised by God to life again with conditions that he likes, and those who die at the time they are in rebellion to God, to do evil, then it is switched back to the conditions that he did not likes ". (Narrated Jabir r.a)

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: "Verily, the mukmin will receive stress because there is not a disaster either because pricked by thorns or a larger than that, nor fear except to Allah, will raise the status to a degree and eliminate an error with their patience of the disaster and distress." (Reported by al-Hakim)

Tribulations or the test is in line with the struggle. Therefore it still needs a supply of faith, patience and istiqamah. Tests used to measure whether our faith to Allah and all His teachings are true and followed by behaviour and action, or just stop there in the mouth.

Muslims will be tested with five things in this journey of life:
1. brothers and sisters who are always the envy against him,
2. hypocrites who always hated him
3. unbelievers who always fight him
4. the devil is always trying to misguide him
5. Whispers of desires that always shake his faith. 
All this demands patience and in which there is great reward from Allah SWT.

Opponent for the patient is complaining and it is an act that is prohibited by our religion, because it would make our spirit to weaken and rising frustration and despair. While He says in His Holy Quran: "Verily with every difficulty there is relief." (al-Insyirah: 6)

Without problems or  test would not exist maturity because the experience in solving problems is the best teacher in ensuring success in life.

فَإِذَا مَسَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ ضُرٌّ۬ دَعَانَا ثُمَّ إِذَا خَوَّلۡنَـٰهُ نِعۡمَةً۬ مِّنَّا قَالَ إِنَّمَآ أُوتِيتُهُ ۥ عَلَىٰ عِلۡمِۭ‌ۚ بَلۡ هِىَ فِتۡنَةٌ۬ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكۡثَرَهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ 
Now, when trouble touches man, he cries to Us: But when We bestow a favour upon him as from Ourselves, he says, "This has been given to me because of a certain knowledge (I have)!" Nay, but this is but a trial, but most of them understand not!
(Az-Zumar 39:49)

So, we must always pray to Him for give us strengthen in this journey of life. Without His blessing, it is hard to get success in this world and the next there.