Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Training for the 'real life'

“The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson." - Tom Bodett 

"This life is going to look, sound and feel, very, very real. At times, it's going to scare us. At times, it's going to make us cry. At times it's going to make us flee to illusions for shelter. But this life and everything in it is only a test. And just like the test of the emergency broadcast system, it is simply meant to see how we respond and to train us for the part that is real. This life is a training for the 'Real life' beyond it!" - Yasmin Mogahed.

It was nicely put! Life is short dear friends. We seem to think that we'll live forever and we spend time and money as though we'll always be here. This message is about the urgency of living life now. You'll either go through life the way you want it or let it happen to you meaninglessly. Life is to be experienced and enjoyed accordingly and live a meaningful life based on what Allah has already taught us in Al-Qur'an. InsyaAllah this will lead us to the real happiness and all the hurdles and struggles that we've faced throughout life will be part of the 'real life' training.

"How do you deny Allah and you were dead and He gave you life? Again He will cause you to die and again bring you to life: then you shall be brought back to Him." (2:28)

"Therefore let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell this world's life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of Allah, then be he slain or he victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward." (4:74)

"Every soul shall taste death, and you shall only be paid fully your reward on the resurrection day; then whoever is removed far away from the fire and is made to enter the garden he indeed has attained the object; and the life of this world is nothing but a provision of vanities." (3:185)

Love life, live well and let's do good! ^_^

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