Life is but a journey for us all. We cry, we laugh, we run, sometimes we fall, But through it all, always recall. Allah never gives, a burden too tall.
✦Allah does not charge a soul except with that within its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear the consequence of what evil it has earned. “Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred.“Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us.“Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people“.✦
Surah Al-Baqarah (2:286)
Hayat sadece hepimiz için bir yolculuktur. Ağlarız, güleriz, koşarız, bazen düşeriz. Ama bunların aracılığıyla her zaman hatırla. Allah asla sırtına ağır bir yük yüklemez.
✦Allah hiç kimseye gücünün yeteceğinden başka yük yüklemez. Herkesin kazandığı hayır kendisine, yaptığı kötülüğün zararı yine kendisinedir.“Ey Rabbimiz, eğer unuttuk ya da yanıldıysak bizi tutup sorguya çekme!“Ey Rabbimiz, bize bizden öncekilere yüklediğin gibi ağır yük yükleme!“Ey Rabbimiz, bize gücümüzün yetmeyeceği yükü de yükleme! Bağışla bizi, mağfiret et bizi, rahmet et bize! Sensin bizim Mevlamız, kâfir kavimlere karşı yardım et bize“.✦
We live in a world where truths are twisted and lies become the truth, people are getting dumber while phones are getting smarter.
We live in a world where food is becoming a luxury and chemicals are piled up at our grocery stores.
We live in a world where humans are cutting down and destroying the trees to write down “Save our Nature” while they are making paper of those fallen stomps.
We live in a world where animals are getting captured, hunted and slaughtered for mankind’s enjoyment instead of our need for hunger.
We live in a world where Our clouds are disappearing, chemical trails now appearing.
We live in a world where people are drinking poison as water and they do the ice bucket challenge with the pure one.
We live in a world where people are more interested of a naked body than a corpse of an innocent soul.
We live in a world when doctors tell you that doing drugs is bad for your health while they are becoming your personal drug dealers.
We live in a world where some women are getting paid to be naked while others are getting fined for being covered.
We live in a world where the person of the truth have no friends and the imposter is the most reliable one.
We live in a world where Banks tricks you that they are holding on to your hard working savings, for your welfare to the Rich worlds but it’s all instead invested for the manslaughter of the world wars.
We live in a world where governments promise you all your privacy while they are monitoring every step you make and do.
We live in a world where people are taking their clothes off to get noticed and to boost their egos with fake likes.
We live in a world when a celebrity dies, there are millions of people in grief and when millions of innocent are slaughtered in a genocide, the world goes silent.
We live in a world where people rather spend their precious time with their selfie sticks instead of their loved ones.
We live in a world where our organic vegetables are about to disappear and they are replaced by poisoned pills.
We live in a world where the authorities are killing their own citizens for protection and tells them at the same time that murder is wrong.
We live in a world where you are injected by vaccines as soon as you are born for your healthy well being in life, while the virus in it kills you before you have the opportunity to open your eyes.
We live in a world where innocent countries are invaded by false grounds, conquered of their human rights and getting slaughtered for greed, and when they finally fight back to defend themselves they are labeled as the terrorists ones.
We live in a world where depression is more common than a happy feeling. People need to take drugs to feel alive because they all are dead inside.
We live in a world where we are judged by our genders, colors, beliefs, ethnicities and appearances just because we are not alike.
We live in a world where a rich man have nothing to show for and the poor one have everything to thank for.
We live in a world where all the religions are preaching peace and harmony while they are slaughtering each other in the name of the same GOD they all are believe in.
We live in a world where people ignores you and take you for granted when you are alive and they all suddenly love you and cherish you, even cry for you. They will tell you the most beautiful things about you, they will say how much you mean to them and how much they miss you when you Die.
Allah Almighty does not need anything; He does not need our worship, either. It is we who need worship. Worship is a kind of remedy for our spiritual wounds. It is the food for our spirit and the remedy for the diseases in our heart. Therefore, the reason why Allah Almighty orders worship is our own benefit. When a doctor insistently advises some medicines to a patient, he does it for the benefit of the patient not for his own benefit. It is nonsense to say to the doctor, “Why do you insist on this medicine? Why do you need it?”; similarly, it is nonsense and illogical to think, “Why does Allah Almighty order us to worship? Why does He need it?”
The reason why Allah created the universe is to show the manifestations of his names and attributes and to present the wonderful reflections of those manifestations and these beautiful works of art to the witnessing of His own sacred being and to the comprehension of conscious beings like human beings.
Man is usually busy with worldly affairs; so, he does not look at those divine wonders and does take lessons from them related to the oneness of the Creator, His endless knowledge, power and wisdom. One can find the way going to the artist from the art, and to the giver of the bounties from bounties only by getting rid of worldly affairs. The only means of getting rid of those pursuits is prayer (salah).
Light, air, water, meals, which are the food for our worldly life and biological existence, are necessary; similarly, worship and especially prayer (salah), which is the light of the mind, the air of the heart and the food of the spirit, are necessary for a sane person.
Prayer (salah), which means to repent and to apologize, due to our mistakes, to Allah, who is the pre-eternal and post-eternal sultan of the whole universe, who created us out of nothing, who grants us thousands of bounties, promises the eternal life of Paradise to those who show respect to Him, whom we need at every breath and who is our benefactor, is the expression of respect by man toward his Lord. No mind, heart or conscience can put up with the disrespect toward Lord by not performing prayers.
Prayer is like an index of worship that contains all of the other pillars of Islam. For instance, a person who performs prayer also performs a kind of hajj by turning toward the qiblah; he performs a kind of fasting by not eating and drinking during the prayer; he gives a kind of zakah by allocating his time, which is his capital of life, to mention the names of Allah. In addition, during the prayer, he performs the worship of the beings in the universe by standing like trees and plants, by bowing down like the four legged creatures and by prostrating like reptiles.
Similarly, some angels worship Allah by standing all the time, some worship by bowing down and others by prostrating all the time. A person who performs prayers fulfills the worship of the angels by trying to do them at certain periods of time; in a sense, he becomes like an angel.
Prayer is the ascension of the believer. As salâtu mi’râj-ul-mu’min.
I love you” means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. “I love you” means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same way for me.
~ Jonathan Safran Foer
“Seni Seviyorum” demek, seni kişiliğin için kabul ettiğim ve seni bir başkasına dönüştürmek istemediğim anlamına gelir. Bu, seni seveceğimi ve en kötü zamanlarda bile yanında olacağım anlamına gelir. Bu, sen kötü bir ruh halinde olduğunda ya da benim yapmamı istediğim şeyleri yapmak için çok yorgun olduğunda bile seni seveceğim anlamına gelir. Bu, sadece seninle birlikte olmak eğlenceli olduğunda değil, sen mutsuz olduğun zaman bile seni seveceğim demektir. “Seni seviyorum” demek, senin en derin sırlarını bildiğimi ve bunlar için seni yargılamayacağımı ve buna karşılık senin de benim sırlarım için beni yargılama yapmayacağını isteme anlamına gelir. Bu, bizim sahip olduğumuz sevgiye, savaşacak kadar önem verdiğimi ve gitmene izin vermeyecek kadar seni sevdiğim anlamına gelir. Bu, seni düşündüğüm, seni hayal ettiğim, sürekli sana ihtiyaç duyduğum ve seni istediğim ve bana aynı şekilde, aynı duyguları hissettiğini umut ettiğim anlamına gelir.