Human mind works on two dimensions. One of these dimensions brings human beings closer to their Creator and the other takes them away.
When man spends his life within the confines of religion, his mind travels towards a positive direction and consequently he remains calm and healthy. But when he violates religious laws, his mind becomes destructive. Such a person is a threat to himself and to the welfare of other people.
When we study teaching of the Prophet (PBUH), we come to know that the purpose of his life was to introduce humankind to a way of life that leads to purity, goodness, brotherhood, peace, non• discrimination, equality, justice and fair play as well as to spiritual growth. By adopting the teaching of the Prophet (PBUH), one gets to know the real reason of his birth.
The reason for the creation of man is to develop understanding of his Creator.
The Prophet (PBUH) is the beloved servant of Allah who was designated as the mercy for all the worlds. The teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) are of love and affection. These teachings serve as guidance for us.
The condition of the Islamic world clearly indicates that the Muslims spend their lives in violation of the Prophet's teachings which are completely within the confines of Quranic commands and injunctions. History bears witness, whenever the Prophet's teachings were acted upon, Muslims remained successful and leaders of the world.
And as they moved away from the teaching of the messengers of Allah and adopted a materialistic approach, the curses of greed, maltreatment, lethargy, moral crimes and degradation crept in.
We call ourselves the followers of the Prophet (PBUH). But look at our actions. Our actions are nothing but complete blasphemy as they are against the teaching of our Master (PBUH). The Muslims feel happiness in killing their brothers. Instead of reforming ourselves, we like to reform others. Allah says' "And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided." (3:103)
When we work on individual interests, we are very active. When it comes to collective life, we prefer to spend time on prayers alone. Who doesn't know that only those nations lead in the world that remain united. But we are not prepared to work collectively.
The Prophet said, "A Muslim doesn't hurt his brother with his hand or tongue." But today's Muslim is always prepared to behead his brother.
Quran says, "You are the best nation produced [ as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah." (3: 110)
If we survey our actions, we come to know that good characteristics have almost disappeared from our community. Greed and materialism has filled our bodies. Human life is cheaper than other material things.
Efforts to eradicate evil and promote goodness is something that guarantee our existence. Any lapse in this regard leads to death and devastation.
Simultaneously, we need to carefully monitor our own actions. We might be inadvertently following the path of evil when we persuade other people to avoid evil.
Do you order righteousness of the people and forget yourselves while you recite the Scripture? (2:44)
If we wish to invite people to the path of God, we must follow that path faithfully. We must establish a close link with the One Who created us. The Quran mentioned the procedure to create this link with the Creator.
O you who wraps himself [in clothing],
Arise [to pray] the night, except for a little -
Half of it-or subtract from it a little
Or add to it, and recite the Qur'an with measured recitation.
Indeed, We will cast upon you a heavy word.” (73:1-5)
This means that the servant of God establishes a connection with his Creator by associating each and every action of his life with Him. This connection helps eradicate sadness and fear and man epitomizes calmness, tranquillity and purity. When he invites to goodness, the pure souls welcome this invitation.
The Prophet (PBUH) said that the similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection. fellow-feeling is that of one body: when any limb of it aches, the whole body aches. because of sleeplessness and fever.
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