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|For weary hearts|
|05/20/05 at 01:51:54|
Why do people in the West commit suicide?
Is it because they cannot find any wine to drink? Wine is freely available.
Is it because they cannot find any lands to travel to? The earth is vast.
They do what they like, they grant pleasure to their eyes and ears and mouths however much they desire, so why are they bored of their lives? Why do they leave their wine and women, and instead choose death? The answer is clear:
But whosoever turns away from My Reminder then verily, for him is a constricted life [20:124]
They have a life of narrowness and constriction that follows them everywhere, in their wakefulness and their sleep, in their food and drink, it never leaves them until they die. On top of that, they live in a constant fear, Allaah said:
We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they joined others in worship with Allah, for which He had sent no authority; their abode will be the Fire and how evil is the abode of the Zalimun [3:151]
One da'ee said he went from an Arab land to the UK for medical treatment and went to one of the biggest hospitals there, which only the elite would be treated at. When his doctor saw him, he asked, "Are you a Muslim?" The brother replied, "Yes, Alhamdulillaah."
So the doctor said, "I have a problem that has been bothering me for a long time. Can you help me?"
The brother said, "Yes."
So the doctor said, "I have a lot of money, a prestigious job, and an excellent degree. I have tried all the pleasures - I have drunk alcohol, committed fornication, travelled extensively, but despite all this I constantly feel a weariness and depression with these enjoyments - I have gone to a number of psychologists, and I have thought about suicide many times in the hope of finding another life that does not have this kind of weariness. Do you feel this same kind of weariness? Do you know what I am talking about?"
The brother said, "No, by Allaah. I am always happy. I will give you the solution to your problem, but first answer my questions. When you want to grant pleasure to your eyes, what do you do?"
The doctor replied, "I look at a beautiful woman or a nice landscape."
The brother said, "Good. And when you want to grant pleasure to your ears, what do you do?"
The doctor replied, "I listen to soothing music."
The brother said, "Good. And when you want to grant pleasure to your nose, what do you do?"
The doctor replied, "I smell perfume, or I go to a park."
The brother said, "Good. But when you want to grant pleasure to your eyes, why do you not listen to music?"
The doctor was surprised and said, "It will not work! That is a pleasure specific to the ears!"
So the brother said, "And when you want to grant pleasure to your nose, why do you not look at something beautiful?"
The doctor was again surprised and said, "It will not work! That is a pleasure specific to the eyes!"
So the brother said, "Good. Now, do you feel this weariness in your eyes?"
The doctor replied, "No."
"Do you feel it in your ears, your nose, your mouth?"
"Where do you feel it?"
"I feel it in my heart, in my chest."
The brother said, "You feel it in your heart, yet the heart also has its own pleasure specific to it, and you have to know where the heart gets its pleasure from because by listening to music, drinking wine and comitting fornication, you are not granting your heart pleasure , you are granting it to the limbs they are specific to."
The doctor was taken aback and said, "You are right. So what do I do for my heart?"
The brother replied, "You acknowledge that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allaah, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah. You prostrate before your Creator and complain all your griefs and anxieties to Him. With this, you will live in peace, contentment and happiness."
The doctor lowered his head and said, "Give me books on Islam and tell me about it..."
|05/20/05 at 09:43:20|
i understand the moral... that ppl will always be searching and unhappy when they are far from Allah even though they don't realize this is the cause for their worry and dissatisfaction...this is so true
the story needs some rewording though
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