Monday, February 25, 2013

Alone

What do you do when you are alone?

Take all the negative sides of the situation you are in?
Don't know what to do?
Feeling sad?
Feeling despondent?
Feeling lonely?
Feeling depressed?
Fill your heart with melancholy
Eat and drink until your stomach and your brain cannot take it any longer?

Or you turn the negative situation into a positive one:
Reading all the books that you have not been able to read?
Update your financial records and ponder about new opportunities?
Look for something to fix in the house or in the car?

What about if you take the aportunity to be alone to look inside of yourself?
Analyse what you have done wright or wrong today, this week, this month, this year, this decade .... and this life?
Ponder about the creation of the world and the creator?
Ponder about the development of human being from sperm and egg to the birth of a baby?
Praise the Creator of the universe as much as you can?
Ponder about the changing of day and night?
Ponder about the day that you (and I, of course) lie flat on the bed waiting to be laid in the grave?
We have many options to choose from, aren't we?


In the Quran Allah encourage Muslims to ponder about His creations as in this verse from Surah Al-Baqarah 2:164

"Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and the day, and the [great] ships which sail through the sea with that which benefits people, and what Allah has sent down from the heavens (sky) of rain, giving life thereby to the earth after its lifelessness and dispersing therein every [kind of] moving creature, and [His] directing of the winds and the clouds controlled between the heaven and the earth are signs for a people who use reason."

And also these verses from Surah Ali-Imran 3:190-192.

"Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding."

"Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], "Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire."

"Our Lord, indeed whoever You admit to the Fire - You have disgraced him, and for the wrongdoers there are no helpers."

Reference:(Sahih International translation)











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