07 January 2014

Choice of Life

It is upon our choice either to live a life of peace and happiness, or a life of suffering and hardship. The choice is ours, not what people dictate, or implant on our minds. We are going to face our Creator one day individually and when that day comes, we cannot put the blame on the ones who dictated or controlled our minds and lives. 

Our salvation does not depend on the impositions or opinions of other people nor is it dependent on force or compulsion. Our salvation is dependent upon the Mercy of God, on how responsibly we handled the life that He had given to us, on how we used our own minds and hearts in responding to His guidance.

Life is not meant to be lived on a robotic kind of existence being reduced to a set of do’s or dont’s thus making a person intolerant with bigoted thinking, harshness of temperament or seeing with a tunnel-vision point of view, but it is meant to be be lived according to the guidance of God, with meaning and purpose, with heart and spirit.

We are after all human beings, endowed by God with uniqueness of identity and varying degrees of ability. It is is not fitting that we deprive ourselves of these gifts that He had given us, it would be a sign of ungratefulness. 

Say, "Each works according to his Shakilatihi (intent, manner) but your Lord is most knowing of who is best guided in way.
- Qur’an (Surah Al Isra: 84)

 Indeed, your efforts are diverse.
  - Qur’an (Surah Al Layl: 4)  

...Indeed, your Lord is vast in forgiveness. He was most knowing of you when He produced you from the earth and when you were fetuses in the wombs of your mothers. So do not claim yourselves to be pure; He is most knowing of who fears Him.  
- Qur'an (Surah An Najm: 32)