Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Surah Isra'

One person’s happiness could be another’s sorrow.
Another person’s withdrawal, another person’s advancement.
Such is life.

Its been 38 years since the Palestinians been waiting for the return of their land.
The Jewish believe that it’s the land promised to them.
Bloodbath after bloothbath, it seems never to end.

Even with the withdrawal of the settlers, there has been controversy.
Will this eventually bring peace?

Surah Isra’, Line 13

And we have fastened everyman’s deed to his neck and on the Day of Resurrection, we shall bring out for him a book which he will find wide open.
(It will be said to him): “Read your book. You yourself are sufficient as a reckoner against you this day.”
Whoever goes right, then he goes right only for the benefit of his own self.
And whoever goes astray then he goes astray to his own loss. No one laden with burdens can bear another’s burden.
And We never punished until we have sent a Messenger.

17: 13-15

There have been some things that has been bothering me lately. But I realised, more than anything they have nothing to do with me. And that those things should not bother me.

Some days, I am plagued by the feeling of anger at injustices being done.

Some days, I am irked by Man(and women)’s obsession for vanity, power and fame.

Other days, I am surprised at other people’s brazenness when it comes to bragging about their sins, and their propensity to wash their dirty linen in public.

But the above surah has given me solace, that to each his own. That when the time comes, we are all only responsible for all the actions that we have done. That I should free myself from thinking and worrying of things that are beyond my control, especially things that have nothing to do with me, and concentrate on doing good.

On the day of Reckoning, how then will I judge myself? Have I done enough such that my good deeds will offset my bad deeds?

What about you? Are you happy with how you are leading your life?


atiza said...

but that's why Allah gave me the willpower to change it..

NurElsa said...

Happy lah kot. But mana nak senang hati, when I know that I can do better, that there are things I can change, that there are good deeds I can do...

You know what, doa works wonders :-) So for the things you cant change, it doesnt hurt to just doa banyak2 :-)

AuntyN said...

Happy with what Allah has given. Not happy because I still think I am not doing enough or trying hard enough to do better. Be it in Ibadah oe worldly things.

Lollies said...

Goodness I am not even dure thet all my very little effort is good enough. It's too little