Deen or Duniya: 
It Seems I Worry More about the Latter [Quote - 843]

Published Categorised as Quote-Unquote, Quote-Unquote – Book IX (801-900)

Good Muslims -- and they are just incredibly good people -- worry about other Muslims. That is part of being a Muslim.

It is, in fact, a sine qua non of their faith of Islam.

But they do so mostly for their Deen. Are they being "Good Muslims" and all that.

And what will happen to them on the Day of Judgment?

So, what will be their fate after death? Will they, or will they not, enter Heaven -- go the Jannat?

But I somehow turned out different. I worry, it seems to me, more about their Duniya than I worry about their Deen.

The right Here and Now: in This World.

I worry about their health. And about their wealth. 

And about their education -- I mean university and technical education of the best kind and highest quality.

And I worry about their economic and professional success.

And I worry about their family life and their marital bliss. And about the wellbeing of their children, if any.

But I worry that way about everybody: both Muslim and non-Muslim

Allah says in the Qur'an that he has made all the arrangements for human beings to live a decent life on this earth:

Wa Lakum Fil Ardi Mustaqarrun wa Mataa-un Ilaa Heen.

He did not say Muslim or non-Muslim, good people or bad. He just said that to all humans of all kinds.

So, I just want humans, Muslims among them, to live a good life on earth, in This World, and then work for the Next World as best they can.

The Qur'an calls such Good Life by a most beautiful name: 

Hayaat Tayyibah.

So, I want all human beings of all stripes, shades and faith to take advantage of that offer from their Creator:

Fala Nuhyiyannahu Hayaatan Tayyibatan.

And that means the best health, wealth, family, community, society, government, environment and everything else.

Thereafter, it is their choice -- the choice of each individual among them -- whether or not to choose God.

That is how the Qur'an wants it. In the simplest and clearest of terms.

Wa Hadainaahun Najdain.

Choose God freely and with full volition.

No one can impose or force that decision upon you:

Laa Ikraaha Fid Deen!

Allahu Akbar, how beautiful this Deen of Islam is!

No human source could have designed this system -- so perfectly even and so completely level for everyone: believers as well as non-believers.

A most perfectly Level Playing Field! That is how, the Qur'an shows, God Almighty wants humans to play out their Game of Life on Earth.

That is one reason, it seems to me, why I ended up in Islam -- the way I did.

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