Have you felt like you’ve accomplished so much and get rewarded with all these fantastic things, big house, money, high-tech handphones, ipads, labtops, big cars, and got accepted to a well known university. And you feel like you have everything; great family, great friends, good grades etc. Is that the purpose of life? Could the acquisition of wealth guarantee happiness? Well, lremember this verse from the Quran :
“O My People! The life of this world is only temporary enjoyment, while the abode of hereafter is everlasting” (Surah Al Mu’min : 39)
Our purpose of life is to ibadah or worship The Almighty who gave us the life and to please Him which we’ll lead us to Jannah. Dunya is indeed a temporary place for us to live as stated in this ayah. We are like a traveller. Our destination is Jannah where we’ll live forever. InsyaAllah. And Dunya is a pit stop that we take, to make preparations, and well it is where we are tested, to test our faith. Because in this verse
“Do the people think that they will be left alone on saying “we believe,” and they will not be tested? We did test those who have gone before them. Allah has to see who are the truthful and who are the liars “ ( Surah An-kabut : 2-3)
Allah has even tested the people before us, among them are all the prophets and the people who were with them. We are all to be tested. All these rewards and ease in dunya are actually tests. In fact, ease is a more difficult test than hardships are.. Allah tests us whether we are grateful to Him or if we have patience, and tests us whether we still remember Him through all the temptations and rewards.
“Rivalry in worldly increase distracts you (from the remembrance of Allah), till you come to the graves” (surah At-Takkathur.
Because humans tend to forget The Creator when we are happy and our life is easy-going and only go to Allah when facing a tremendous hardship. Remember that nothing in dunya stays, whether it’s the hardships or the ease. And remember that this ease, we are just borrowing them from Allah. Nothing is ours. Allah can take it from us whenever He wants.
“...We all belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.” ( surah Al-Baqarah : 2:156)
People would wonder, “He/She doesn’t pray, or doesn’t cover their aurah, but Allah gives them straight A’s” Allah tests his servants in dunya in any ways possible and different ways for different people. Some people are tested with being poor and have hardships. And we hear people say “I have all I need there is to be happy even if I’m not really an obedient muslim, then why would Allah reward me with these?” which reward do we really want? Which reward are we really after? Rewards in dunya or rewards in akhirah? Temporary or eternal? We have sadly become distracted and absorbed by this , and lost sight of our purpose
Life is just a test. Don’t give into these temptations. We are given life here in dunya to obey Allah and all his order. To have faith in Allah, and to always remember Him no matter what; through thick or thin, through ease and hardships.
Believe in the azabs we’ll get if we don’t obey Him. Na’uzubillahiminzalik. Believe in the Day of Judgement where will be judged on our iman, ibadahs, practices, ihsan but on not how much money we had on earth. Never let dunya into your heart. Hold dunya with your hands and believe in akhirah with your heart. We live here to be prepared for the life after We’ll never have all of dunya, but the eternity can be ours. And happiness can be ours by focusing on the reality of Allah’s reward, which is without reckoning. Everything in this world is accounted for, on our bank statement, every penny counts. In the akhirah, no hisab, just the Divine generosity, and that which is eternal is limitless and expression of His rahmah and generosity. Subhanallah. It will all worth it in the end, akhirah, when we step in to the beautifiul gardens of Paradise. InsyaAllah
It’s never too late to repent to Allah. Allah opens our door for taubah just so wide I can’t imagie MasyaAllah. He is the Forgiver, He is the most Merciful. He is the most Gracius. Allah is near and he is waiting for us to go to Him, to cry to Him, to worship Him, to bend on our knees for Him, to pray Him, to let out all of our sorrows and griefs to Him, to have gratitude in Him. He’ll listen. He’ll never stop listening. Have and work righteous actions, and take small consistent steps to improve – you will enjoy super productivity in this world and joy in the next insha’Allah!
good deeds, they are dwellers or paradise,they will dwell therein forever” (surah Al Baqarah : 82)