Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I am reminded

Aku dikejutkan oleh deruman moto-moto budak di flat ni ard 2am tadi and until now I can't go back to sleep. 

I went into FB and saw my cousin's post about her best friend's parents who just passed away this morning. Both at once. I haven't figured out how it happened yet, but yes, when the time has come for you to return to Allah, it will not be delayed even a second.

I am reminded. I am reminded that Allah owns everything. Everything we have, our parents, our families, ourselves belong to Allah. Allah has the absolute ownership of everything in this world that He has created, and He has the right to take it away anytime He wishes. 

I am reminded that this world is temporary. That we have a long way to go after this world. This short life we are living is nothing but a test. A test to prove how much we are worth in the eyes of Allah. 

I am reminded not to attach my heart too much for this worldly life. For I will die one day, and leave it all behind. Where I'll be on another journey. A much longer journey. No families, no friends to be with me. I'll be all by myself. Alone back to Him. 

I am reminded that death is the greatest reality. It's not a fun topic to talk about but yes, we will meet death no matter what. That is certain. But if we truly love Allah, death is actually a step forward for us to finally meet Him. Our Maker. The One who created us, the One who loves us so very much. Rasulullah ﷺ (peace be upon him) was given a choice to continue living or to go back to Allah. He chose to go. Why? It boils down to one thing - love. The greatest love a human can have in his/her heart is the love of Allah and the love for Allah. 

When you have that love for Allah, then you'll see death differently. It's not scary. It's time for you to finally meet and be with Allah, your greatest love. Imagine after all the challenges, hardship and struggle you faced in this world, Allah decides for you "it's time to come home." سبحان الله. 

May Allah swt fill our hearts, our parents', our families', our friends' and all Muslim brothers & sisters' with the love for Him, may we be among His beloved slaves and may He make our death a path back to Him, to Jannah. امين يارب العا لمين.