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    Deep Thinking

    Have you ever thought about the fact that you did not exist before you were conceived and then born into the world and that you have come into existence from mere nothingness?

    Have you ever thought about how the flowers you see in your living room everyday come out of pitch black, muddy soil with fragrant smells and are as colorful as they are?

    Have you ever thought about how mosquitoes, which irritatingly fly around you, move their wings so fast that we are unable to see them?

    Have you ever thought about how the peels of fruits such as bananas, watermelons, melons and oranges serve as wrappings of high quality, and how the fruits are packed in these wrappings so that they maintain their taste and fragrance?

    Have you ever thought about the possibility that while you are asleep a sudden earthquake could raze your home, your office, and your city to the ground and that in a few seconds you could lose everything of the world you possess?

    Have you ever thought of how your life passes away very quickly, and that you will grow old and become weak, and slowly lose your beauty, health and strength?

    Have you ever thought about how one day you will find the angels of death appointed by God before you and that you will then leave this world?

    Well, have you ever thought about why people are so attached to a world from which they will soon depart when what they basically need is to strive for the hereafter?

    Man is a being whom God furnishes with the faculty of thought. Yet, most people do not use this very important faculty as they should. In fact, some people almost never think.

    In truth, each person possesses a capacity for thought of which even he himself is unaware. Once man begins to use this capacity, facts he has not been able to realise until that very moment begin to be uncovered for him. The deeper he goes in reflection, the more his capacity to think improves, and this is possible for everyone. One just has to realise that one needs to reflect and then to strive hard.

    Someone who does not think will remain totally distant from truths and lead his life in self-deception and error. As a result, he will not grasp the purpose of the creation of the world, and the reason for his existence on the earth. Yet, God has created everything with a purpose. This fact is stated in the Qur'an as follows:

    We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them as a game. We did not create them except with truth but most of them do not know it. (Surat ad-Dukhan: 38-39)
    Did you suppose that We created you for amusement and that you would not return to Us? (Surat al-Muminun: 115)

    Therefore, each person needs to ponder the purpose of creation, first as it concerns him himself, and then as it pertains to everything he sees in the universe and every event he experiences throughout his life. Someone who does not think, will understand the facts only after he dies, when he gives account before God, but then it will be too late. God says in the Qur'an that on the day of account, everybody will think and see the truth:

    That day Hell is produced, that day man will remember; but how will the remembrance help him? He will say, "Oh! If only I had prepared in advance for this life of mine!" (Surat al-Fajr: 23-24)

    The truth can be told to a person in many different ways; it can be shown by the use of details, pieces of evidence and by every means. Yet, if this person does not think over this truth on his own, sincerely and honestly with the purpose of comprehending the truth, all these efforts are useless. For this reason, when the messengers of God communicated the message to their people, they told them the truth clearly and then summoned them to think.

    While God has given us a chance in the life of this world to reflect and derive conclusions from our reflections, to see the truth will bring us great gain in our life in the hereafter. For this reason, God has summoned all people, through His prophets and books, to reflect on their creation and on the creation of the universe:

    Have they not reflected within themselves? God 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. (Surat ar-Rum: 8)

    A man who reflects grasps the secrets of God's creation, the truth of the life of this world, the existence of hell and paradise, and the inner truth of matters. He gets a deeper understanding of the importance of being a person with whom God is pleased, and so he lives religion as is its due, recognizes God's attributes in everything he sees, and begins to think not according to what the majority of people demand but as God commands. As a result, he takes pleasure from beauty much more than others do, and does not suffer distress from baseless misapprehensions and worldly greed.

    These are only a few of the beautiful things a person who thinks will gain in the world. The gain in the hereafter of someone who always finds the truth by thinking, is the love, approval, mercy and the paradise of our Lord, which are above everything else.
    Patta patta boota boota haal hamaara jaane hai
    Jaane na jaane gul he na jaane, baagh to saara jaane hai

    #2
    Re: Deep Thinking

    jazakallah khair for the subject,

    as the subject is going on of live and death i would like to post a quranic verse which talks of the same subject and that is:

    "AL LAZY KHALAK AL MAUTA LI YAB LU WA KUM AYYU KUM AHSANO AMALA",(SURAH MULK:2)
    TRANSLATION:- ALLAH MADE THE LIFE AND DEATH TO JUDGE PEOPLE AS PER THEIR AAMAL(DEEDS).

    SO FROM THIS QURANIC VERSE WE CAN EASILY UNDERSTAND THAT ALLAH HAS CREATED OUR LIFE CYCLE TO JUDGE US ON OUR DEEDS, BE IT A MUSLIM OR A NON MUSLIM,

    AS PBUH SAYS IN 1 HADITH "AD DUNIYA MAZARAA AL AKHIRAH" WHICH MEANS THE DUNIYA(WORLD) IS THE CULTIVATION OF THE AKHIRA(THE JUDGEMENT DAY) OR THE NEXT FORTH COMING WORLD,

    HENCE WOT WE DO WETHER GOOD OR BAD WE GET EVRY THING IN PRACTICAL FORM THERE AS QURAN SAYS " FAMAY YAMAL MISKALA ZARRATIN KHAIRI YARA , WAMAY YAMAL MISKALA ZARRATIN SHARRY YARA",

    TRANSLATION:- SO IF U HAVE DONE 1 GOOD DEED AS EQUAL TO A ZARRA YOU WILL GET THE REWARD THERE AND IF U HAVE DONE 1 BAD DEED AS EQUAL TO A ZARRA U WILL GET ITS RETURNS".

    SALAMALYKUM.
    REGARDS,
    IBN_KHATTAB

    LIFE IS LIKE A SHEETS OF DRIVEN SNOW,BE CAREFUL HOW YOU STEP ON,
    FOR EVERY MARK WILL SHOW!!!

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      #3
      Re: Deep Thinking

      jazak'allah IBN_KHATTAB
      Patta patta boota boota haal hamaara jaane hai
      Jaane na jaane gul he na jaane, baagh to saara jaane hai

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        #4
        Re: Deep Thinking

        I'm sweet like honey, but sting like a bee!

        It is better to be hated for what you are, then to be loved for what you are not...

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          #5
          Re: Deep Thinking

          jazak'allah ...reading stuff like this helps my day go better, helps me control my evil thoughts, helps me think better and mostly keeps me in check to the right path!

          thanks for sharing
          Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.

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            #6
            Re: Deep Thinking

            Yes FrozenFire.

            I have often thought about about all that.

            Filled with questions.

            The many questions that by far outweigh answers...

            Filling my head with confusion.

            Why believe? What should I believe?

            Why do people tell me what I believe is wrong?

            When I hear or read such.

            I listen to my heart.

            Most of all..

            I listen to my heart because I trust my heart.

            And I trust God.
            Last edited by AvgAmericanGirl; Jun 3, 2005, 11:03 PM.

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              #7
              Re: Deep Thinking

              Originally posted by AvgAmericanGirl
              Yes FrozenFire.

              I have often thought about about all that.

              Filled with questions.

              The many questions that by far outweigh answers...

              Filling my head with confusion.

              Why believe? What should I believe?

              Why do people tell me what I believe is wrong?

              When I hear or read such.

              I listen to my heart.

              Most of all..

              I listen to my heart because I trust my heart.

              And I trust God.
              keep strong faith on Allah
              Patta patta boota boota haal hamaara jaane hai
              Jaane na jaane gul he na jaane, baagh to saara jaane hai

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                #8
                Re: Deep Thinking

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