This was a comment to the last article. Yahya, your going to have to stop doing this...start your own blog or something...but its sooo nice, I just had to put it up as a feature...
by Yayah Wilson Dyer
Well, I dont really know what to say, but I feel I must say something, as that article was really, well, mashallah! Right, I guess when your lost for words, the best thing to say would be something beneficial... so here goes *coughs*; imagine you are lost, travelling alone for days on end in the willderness, with no food, no water, no shelter, no companions - nothing. Then imagine all the difficulties you would face; great hunger, thirst, exposure to the roaring elements, aching solitude. Add on to all of that terific fear of unseen beasts, and worst of all, the tyrany of complete darkness, and you would be in quite a state. Then imagine you are no longer alone. Imagine a man comes, a man whom you have never seen before, a man whom you can neither help nor hurt, a man who owes you nothing. Imagine he turns on the light. He gives you fire, and you can see, and you are warm, and you are safe from deadly creatures. You can make your way through the darkness. Imagine he feads you, and clothes you, and waters you. Imagine he builds for you a shelter, and joins you together with others like yourself. Imagine he provides for you, and more. Imagine this man asks you to thank him, would you? Imagine that this man asks you to use the fire you have been given to see what is good and to take from it, and to see what is bad and refrain from it. Would you adhere to his request? Well, imagine he tells you that everything he has given you is nothing, not even a drop in the ocean, not even a blade of grass on the great green earth. Imagine he tells you of something so great, your mind cannot even comprehend its splendor. Would you want it? Imagine he tells you that all you have to do is thank him, and he will give you it all. And then imagine, just imagine, if he told you, that in order to thank him, all you had to do was whatever was best for yourself, and hold back from what was bad for you. Imagine all you had to do to get to this wonderland he has described is to keep yourself safe and well. Imagine.
You probably know where this is going, but dont shut off. If you are a person of understanding, please don't shut off. Was it not that you had nothing, and Allah (SWT) fed you? Was it not that you had nothing, and Allah (SWT) clothed you? Was it not that you had noone, and Allah (SWT) gave you 1.6 billion brothers and sisters? And above all, has Allah not given you majestic fire, Islam, as a means of guidence for you? Does Islam not give you the best of life styles? Is it not that by living this wonderful way, you will please and thank your benefactor? And is it not that by pleaseing Him (SWT), you will get Jannah, the best of resting places, and at the same time avoid the worst!!! Will you not then live in the best of ways, and thank the One who deserves to be thanked, and take your portion of the home of the faithful?!?