And there really is no time-lapse separating one from the other?
Go to the Qur’an and check this Aayat out:
Innamaa Amruhoo Idhaa A-Raada Shayi-an Anyyaqoola Lahoo Kun Fa-yakoon (2:117).
“The way God Almighty does things is, whenever he wants something to happen, he simply says to that thing: “Be!” And, lo and behold, there it is!
That thing just happens!
Do It Now, Or You May Not get Another Opportunity.
So, Says Allah in the Qur’an!
Most of us just don’t get it.
Most of us think we have a long life before us -- and we will have time to “catch up.”
But that is not how life works. At least not for many if not most people.
Life travels at warp speed. And it does so for all.
You miss a millisecond of it, you can never catch up. You can never get back on that train again.
For, by the time you wake up and try to jump back up on it, that train has crossed galaxies and is in a different world altogether -- a very different universe.
The train may have already crossed the life-barrier and be hurtling through the unknown and unpredictable terrain of death.
Just pick up a copy of the Qur’an and read it:
Wa Anfiqoo Mimmaa Razaqnaakum Min Qabli Anyya’tiya Ahadakumul Mawutu Fayaqoola Rabbi Lawu Laa Akkhartani Ilaa Ajalin Qareeb.
Fa-Assaddaqa Wa Akum-Minas-Saaliheen.
Wa Lanyyu-akkhirallahu Nafsan Idhaa Jaa-a Ajaluhaa…
Wallahu Khabeerum Bimaa Ta’amaloon (63:10,11).
There, you now have the reference from the Qur’an: Surah Al-Munaafiqoon, Aayats 10 and 11. Go, check out the translation for yourself and see what these Aayats mean and what implications they may have for all the missed opportunities that so many of us tend to pile up one on top of the other.
Loving Something May often Mean Suffering for Its Sake
The world knows only too well that the price of love is life.
Or is it death?
Ask Romeo or Juliet, and they will tell you.
Those who love things they consider precious in life must be prepared to suffer for the sake of those things. And they will be called upon to make sacrifices as a price of the love they profess for those things.
That means whether it is an object, a person, an idea, a place, a nation, a country or a cause of some kind, if you love it, you must be able to cherish it, protect it, make sacrifices for it -- and invoke pain and suffering in doing so.
“No pain, no gain,” is a rather well-known cliche. But there is a fair amount of truth behind that cliche.
© 2015 Syed Husain Pasha
Dr. Pasha is an educator and scholar of exceptional
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