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At a certain stage in life we see
People searching for reality to set them free
The reason to live, and the purpose of death
Are things if known can put hearts to rest
As when that’s known, there appears a way
To live life as man is meant to live each day
By endeavoring to know more about these
Verily man may find his heart at ease
That’s because this search makes one find
The Creator of life and death, the Master of mankind
Food For Thought:
Hypothetical Scenario No.1: H. was born to a rich family, hence since the very beginning his parents intended to invest in raising him to become the leading figure of their family business one day. So, he did what his parents expected, made money that helped him in attracting another rich man who gave him in marriage his daughter’s hand. They both lived till a certain age, faced all the highs and lows of life together, then died at a certain age, and that is how their family business got into the hands of another generation. This went on happening till a certain day on Earth, and people from their family kept on coming and leaving this world following a certain time period each time.
Hypothetical Scenario No.2: L. opened up her eyes in the house of a farmer where the head of this family struggled each day to feed his family. But, whatever he managed to fetch each day, he brought in, the family had it together, and shared some memories together. Then this family like any other family, saw it’s highs and lows where some members managed to break this cycle of poverty, whereas some others couldn’t. Life went on for each member as it went on for L. until each reached their day of death. So, this is how things moved on, time went by and the generations of this family too continued to show up on Earth till a certain day.
The above are lives we see most people around us living, or if not others, it is us who are going on in life as in the above cases. There can be a few variations here and there, but the scenarios above were put up in the way as you find them above to highlight a feeling of emptiness every human can feel from inside even if he/she doesn’t believe in any religion. Well, that is what happens when people live lives just because they exist, and as evident it is as in the above cases, to the most their struggles are limited to staying healthy, making money, acquiring a respectable status (as per commonly set standards by people), struggling for education (as offered commonly in most institutions) and so on. But, even after those set goals, the world has seen how people still remain dissatisfied explicitly demonstrating how there still remains some empty space in such cases. See, if in life the prior mentioned things were all one had to acquire, then the one’s whom we see acquiring these things in life would have been the happiest people on Earth. And lets be realistic, we all know that’s not the case! Various stories of celebrities, business men and even motivational speakers are enough for us to get us to think about this matter. So, if that is the case, what do we do then?
Well, just by going through the poetry part, you must have figured out what was coming next. And if you didn’t, then I invite you to take sometime out to read what’s coming next as that is the part I consider most important of this “Food for Thought” section . To be more precise, being a Muslim I intend to share some verses from the Qur’an in relation to this topic to show what my religion has to say about this topic.
Surah/ Chapter Mulk, Verse 1:
Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.
Surah Chapter Mulk, Verse 2:
Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;