And [recall] when Moses said to his people, “O my people, indeed you have wronged yourselves by your taking of the calf [for worship]. So repent to your Creator and kill yourselves. That is best for [all of] you in the sight of your Creator.” Then He accepted your repentance; indeed, He is the Accepting of repentance, the Merciful.
Ve Mûsâ, kavmine dedi ki: “Ey kavmim! Sizler, buzağıyı ilâh edinmekle kendinize yazık ettiniz. Gelin yaratıcınıza tövbe edin de nefislerinizi öldürün (kendinizi düzeltin). Bu, Yaratıcınız katında sizin için daha iyidir. Böylece Allah da onların tövbesini kabul etti. Çünkü O, tövbeleri çok kabul edendir, çok merhametlidir.”
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“.✦
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.
“Smile every chance you get. Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have and all the problems you know you don’t have.”
Ibn Umar reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The most beloved people to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people. The most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or to remove one of his troubles, or to forgive his debt, or to feed his hunger. That I walk with a brother regarding a need is more beloved to me than that I seclude myself in this mosque in Medina for a month. Whoever swallows his anger, then Allah will conceal his faults. Whoever suppresses his rage, even though he could fulfill his anger if he wished, then Allah will secure his heart on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever walks with his brother regarding a need until he secures it for him, then Allah the Exalted will make his footing firm across the bridge on the day when the footings are shaken.”
We can never know when we will die, what will happen to us. Therefore, always take leave of the people you love in a way you will be remembered nice. You may not have the opportunity to make up for something.
Ne zaman öleceğimizi, başımıza ne geleceğini hiç bir zaman bilemeyiz. Bu yüzden sevdiğiniz insanlarla ayrılırken hep güzel hatırlanacağınız şekilde vedalaşın. Bazı şeylerin telafisini etmek için fırsatınız olmayabilir bir daha.