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Friday, June 8, 2012

Every soul shall taste death.. perhaps tomorrow?

Every soul will taste death, and you will only be given your full compensation on the Day of Resurrection. So whoever is drawn away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, it is indeed he who has succeeded. And what is the life of this world except the enjoyment of delusion.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

World's coming to an end


The Hour is coming, I almost keep it from the knowledge of others so that every self can be repaid for its efforts. (Surah Ta-Ha, 20: 15)

Yusuf Ali (I quite like this version as it's more direct and simpler to comprehend for a majority of readers.)
"Verily the Hour is coming - My design is to keep it hidden - for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour.

People gather near the engine of a plane after it crashed into a neighbourhood in Ishaga district, an outskirt of Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos on June 3.

So a couple of days back, Sunday at the break of dawn, if I'm not mistaken, I heard some intensely horrible news on CBC channel, really struck me and my thoughts traveled at lightning speed (hm, maybe a tad much of a drama queen here) right to the moment where I was seated at RIS Knowledge Retreat during one of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf's slot; the time he played slides of images of things and events which are signs of End of the Day. One of it being plane crashes that will occur without even the slightest idea of how it could have happened or what caused it, etc.

"A commercial airliner crashed into a densely populated neighbourhood in Nigeria's largest city on Sunday, killing all 153 people on board and others on the ground in the worst air disaster in nearly two decades for the troubled nation.

The cause of the Dana Air crash in Lagos remained unknown Sunday night,..."

Inna lillahi wa ina ilaihi raji un. So many people lost their lives. These are loved ones of some people out there. ='( 

What Shaykh HY pointed out is right. We should realise that Signs have been sent unto us since a long time ago with disasters taking place literally everywhere and sometimes at locations that doesn't even make sense.  (As in, geographically speaking, certain phenomena just ain't suppose to occur at some places YET it does happen) SubhanAllah, such is His Power!! Heed it, men.

What are they awaiting but for the Hour to come upon them suddenly? Its Signs have already come. What good will their Reminder be to them when it does arrive?  (Surah Muhammad: 18)