“But they forgot Allah, so they forgot themselves.”
There is so much to be said about this one sentence, subhanallah. When you neglect Allah, when you choose other things to be as more important for you than Allah, then Allah makes you forget who you are. He makes you forget your identity.
And when this happens, your heart becomes hard. It feels empty. So you try to fill that emptiness with worldly things. You try to fill that hole in your heart not realising that the only thing that can bring you happiness is Allah.
Wallahi happiness can only be found with worshipping Allah. It can only be found in pleasing Him. When you make Him your priority, He will fill your heart with the sweetness of Iman.
And there is nothing more beautiful than the feeling of being close to Allah.
May Allah protect us from making this dunya our only concern.
When ‘Umar bin al-Khattab (رضي الله عنه) was walking in the market, he passed by a man who was supplicating,
اللهم اجعلني من القليل اللهم اجعلني من القليل
“O Allah, make me from the few! O Allah make me from the few!”
So ‘Umar said to him, “Where did you get this du`a’ (supplication) from?” And the man said,
“Allah in His Book says:
وَقَليلٌ مِن عِبادِيَ الشَّكورُ
‘And few of My servants are grateful.’ [Saba’:13]”
So ‘Umar wept and admonished himself, “The people are more knowledgeable than you, O Umar! O Allah make us from Your ‘few’ servants.”
Sometimes when you advise someone to leave a sin, they respond with “But everybody does it, it’s not just me!” But if you look for the words “most people” in the Qur’an, you will find that most people -
ولكن اكثرهم لا يعلمون
“And however most people do not know” [7:187];
ولكن أكثرهم لا يشكرون
- “and most people do not show gratitude” [2:243]; and
و لكن اكثر الناس لا يؤمنون
“And most people do not believe” [11: 17].
And if you look for “most of them”, you will find:
بل أكثرهم لا يعلمون الحق فهم معرضون
- “turning away” [21:24].
So be of the “few”, whom Allah says about them:
وَقَليلٌ مِن عِبادِيَ الشَّكورُ
- “And *few* of My servants are grateful.” [Saba’:13]; and
وَما آمَنَ مَعَهُ إِلّا قَليلٌ
- “But none had believed with him, except a *few*.” [11:40]
في جنات النعيم ثلة من الاولين و قليل من الآخرين
- “In the Gardens of Bliss: many from the past and a *few* from later generations.” (Al-Waqi'ah:12-14)
Ibn al-Qayyim (رحمه الله) said, “Go on the path of truth and do not feel lonely because there are few who take that path, and beware of the path of falsehood and do not be deceived by the vastness of the perishers.”
[Kitab al-Zuhd - Ahmad bin Hanbal; and Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shaybah ]
Do you believe that nature is having a mind to manage such complicated process to produce a new human? DNA can’t order cells to form your body’s thousands of parts by itself. So how natural selection decide eyes,fingers,etc..? And what is that cell specialization since you know it all started from one cell.
I already know atheists way of thinking “I m only smart, Other people are not well educated” ☺
All this creation,All this perfect life systems are not enough for you to believe in master mind?I wonder how some people thinking! So who created everything?? The problem is in atheists cause they think themselves smart enough to say there is no god!
laws has no mind to do anything..it is set up by The God.
your parents are just reason..They don’t know how u r created… The one is The one who created you from a sperm and egg.
Like when you see a beautiful sketch..We say,Who is that nice artist?..Why to deny who made you from a sperm and egg in 9 months to be complete human or he converted the small seed to a big tree..There is a long story of creation in between.
Natural organisms don’t have a mind to create this beauty. or to set up systems in life.
Evolution is just a fake. The first cell which is simply a challenge to u is a great evidence of creation.