Friday, September 24, 2010
The granted gift ...
The nature of human beings. When he knows the value of something, he will try to attain it even if it be hard for him.
Allah Ta'ala has granted us the gift of Tahajjud Prayer. Through this prayer, we can get many blessings from Allah. Problems such as sickness, family issues, money, hunger, etc can easily be removed by praying to Allah at Tahajjud time. However, because we did not recognize the value of this prayer, it is very difficult for us to spare only 10-20 minutes of our sleep to get up and pray. On the other hand, for some money or football live shows, we are ready to stay up the whole night.
The traffic lights and signals are not alive, yet drivers are very punctual in following them. I myself stop at red lights and stop signs even when all the roads are virtually empty. I know that there are no cars to hit, yet, I stop and obey the rules. What causes me to do this? It is the recognition of those behind the rules (Government) that pushes me to obey them even when they are not visible around me.
Today, because we have no recognition of Allah, we are disobeying Him day and night. Unlike the dead traffic signals, Allah is ever Living and ever Watchful. We will have to stand in front of Him on the Day of Judgment. We have learned to obey dead objects yet we have decided to disobey Allah, who is the King of all the kings.