بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم
(In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful)
If only, these words could speak could they be able to demonstrate the intensity of desperation to get back to my regular schedule. A schedule wherein there was time for my MASTER, my Rabb…
As I boarded the flight and settled in, I was reflecting on the means of transportations that Allah has blessed us with. The pace and speed with which each one operates is phenomenal, Subhan Allah.
Right from a bicycle to a bike, a car and now a plane. Interestingly, humans like me get fascinated by speed and race….and instantly I tried to make an analogy……
When Allah speaks about duniya he says
“هُوَ الَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الاٌّرْضَ ذَلُولاً فَامْشُواْ فِى مَنَاكِبِهَا”
“He it is who has made the earth subservient to you; so walk in the paths
thereof “ [Mulk:15]
Allah swt tells us to walk through duniya – Just like our bicycles.
When he mentions his remembrance he says
“فَاسْعَوْاْ إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ”
“then hasten (Fas`aw) to the remembrance of Allah?” [Jumu ‘ah:9]
The best among the many reminders of Allah is the Quran. Reminder is not new information, it’s something you knew but forgot.Saii means to rush, walk fast. So when it comes to the Zikr of Allah he says walk quickly towards it (don’t just walk but walk quickly/do saii) – Just like the bikes.
When he speaks about Jannah he says
“وَسَارِعُواْ إِلَى مَغْفِرَةٍ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَجَنَّةٍ”
“And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Lord and for Paradise[Ale Imran: 133]
It is also mentioned sabikhoona -race towards it [Hadeed:21] , try to get ahead of one another in good deeds and he also says sarioo (run/be quick/march forth towards Jannah) -Just like the cars.
And when he speaks about himself he says
“فَفِرُّواْ إِلَى اللَّهِ ”
“flee to/ run to allah” [Zaayaraat:50]
SUBHAN ALLAH-Just like the planes/ rockets et al
The question for us to ponder is why is it that when it comes to Duniya we rarely walk and when it comes to Allah we hardly run?