Our goal in this ever complicated and twisted society is that we all want to attain respect, in one form or another. We do everything in our power to try and attain it, whether it be through monetary gain, most of us being delusional and thinking that that is the only way we will be respected by others. But we somehow forget the true beauty and meaning of life, that pure joy, that glimpse of happiness that occurs not by financial wealth, but by appreciating simpler things.
We sadly forget that happiness is easily obtained just by giving and being a good human being, just the way Allah intended. It is from this experience that I have discovered the value of giving a helping hand and the reward that is felt deep inside of you, that is when you realize what true happiness is. It is reaching out to others in need, and discovering the true life lesson that lies beneath. It feels as if you could touch the sky, that is the great reward that Allah bestows in your heart when you are genuinely happy and are doing good for others.
Now I find myself wanting to constantly obtain this serene bliss-like feeling in my soul, so I ask: where are the needy people? For I have not let go of that amazing feeling, and I want to feel it again, even when I am feeling low, the thought of it makes me feel good again. I truly believe that that is the path to real success, that those in the world should strive to achieve. You will even be seen in a good light by Allah, our Creator.
What more could you possibly want? Having attained true peace and endless love from Allah for what it is that you have done, there is nothing more in this world that you could strive for that would equal or better it. In the end, money comes and goes, but the approval of Allah can eventually save your soul.
Suratul Insan - They (are those who) fulfill (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil will be wide-spreading (7). And they give food, inspite of their love for it (or for the love of Him), to Miskin (poor), the orphan, and the captive (8), (Saying): "We feed you seeking Allah's Countenance only. We wish for no reward, nor thanks from you (9).
Inspirited by Kenya
Ahmeddey M Hassan
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