As we head towards the grave
Hands of the earth ready to Embrace us
As we are heading into the pages of history
Mouths of others waiting to mark our remembrance
As we go into an empire of loneliness
From the rain, No shelter
No friend but our good deeds
No family but Taqwa
As we go down the path where nails would fall off
Hair not free from decay
Where the brain does not escape vigorous shrinking
The stomach melting out from the mouth and private parts
When the flesh gets separated from the bones and becomes acidic
We may wonder, of what essence is our pride, evil, oppression and greed?
As we walk down the road of the dead
Our days clothed with goodness and evil,
Tales of success of misery
Joy and tears
Laughter and pain
Loss and gain
Up and downs
When the healthy loses health
Laughter at 2:00 pm, tales of woe at 2:05pm
Born with hands, had accident, hands got amputated
Born with sight only to lose it permanently
Wealth acquired in struggle only to be lost in minutes
A mother having to bury her child she carried for months
As we go down the path of those before
Those who were alive but dead
Those who are seeing what we are not seeing
Feeling what we don’t feel
An advise I will give,
Enjoy the good days while they last, the bad days, let’s bear with patience
On the Day of joy, remember the day of pain is inevitable
On the Day of tears, know that “with every difficulty, there’s ease Qur’an 94:6”
Allah (SWT) says,
“We have certainly created man into hardship.
Laqad khalaqna al-insana fee kabadin
لَقَدْ خَلَقْنَا الْإِنسَانَ فِي كَبَدٍ
Let no man think facing hardship is an automatic ticket to paradise and let him not look at others as though they do not have their own hardship.
As for those who have believed and done righteous deeds, they would have a reward from Allah (SWT), unfailingly.
And no one has believed till he believes in God
And no one has believed in God till he fears him
And one’s fear of God is not defined till it drives him to do His will
And no one does the will of God except he is a Muslim
And no good deed is beneficial to the doer except that which Allah has counted for him.
Allah says,[He] who gives [from] his wealth to purify himself
الَّذِي يُؤْتِي مَالَهُ يَتَزَكَّى
And not [giving] for anyone who has [done him] a favor to be rewarded
وَمَا لِأَحَدٍ عِندَهُ مِن نِّعْمَةٍ تُجْزَى
But only seeking the countenance of his Lord, Most High.
إِلَّا ابْتِغَاء وَجْهِ رَبِّهِ الْأَعْلَى
And he is going to be satisfied.
Ya Allah, deprive us not of your mercy and as we strive to please you thereby doing our self good , Make it easier for us and take us not, till you are pleased with us. Ameen
Bashir Lucas Samson Lukman