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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Pradox of Present n Past Time



Are we the civilized, modernized, well developed people?

Ever existed on this planet?



We have studied the natural laws, but neglected our inner self.

We can produce light out of atoms, but our hearts are full of darkness.

We have the advanced weapons, but why do we only use them against innocent women & children?


We have natural resources, enormous bounties; but why are thousands of people dying out of hunger?

We have technology, equipments; but why millions of people don't have enough clean water to drink?

We are trying to find life in other planets, but why are we not taking care of our own planet (environment)?



We are claiming to be peace-keeper, but are we not the ones causing destruction?

We treat our parents like we are their parents, but we forget about how they raised us, when we could not even stand?
We are wasting money on smoking, drinking, gambling, but do we care about the orphans?



We have luxuries, but why are we still searching for satisfaction?

We have harnessed enormous energy out of tiny little atoms, but have we tried to realize the might of our Creator, who created everything in the universe?


We have taller buildings, but shorter tempers.

Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints.

We spend more, but have less.

We buy more, but enjoy it less.



We have bigger houses and smaller families.

More conveniences, but less time.

We have more degrees, but less sense.

More knowledge, but less judgment.

More experts, but more problems.

More medicine, but less wellness.



We drink too much, smoke too much, and spend too recklessly,

Laugh too little, drive too fast, and get too angry too quickly,

Stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little,

Watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.




We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life;

We've added years to life, not life to years.



We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We've conquered outer space, but not inner space;

We've done larger things, but not better things.




We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.

We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We write more, but learn less;

We plan more, but accomplish less;

We've learned to rush, but not to wait;

We have higher incomes, but lower morals;

We have more food, but less appeasement



We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication.

We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.



These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.



These are days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.


These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.




Many nations, civilizations have passed before us. They were also very advanced at their times. How different are we from them, in morality?



It did not take long for Allah, the God, to destroy them. What happened to the people of Noah, Ad, Thamud, Sodom , Gomorrah , Pharoh etc? Now we see their land, houses ruined.



Are we not: Selfish
Arrogant
Cruel
Immoral



Is life all about:Husband, Wife, Children
Eating, Drinking, Sleeping
Money, shopping, entertainment
And then die!

Is this all for which we came here? Are we any different from the animals? Animals also take care of their families, they eat, they play and then they die.




Al-Qur'an [al-'Asr - 103 v 1-3]



I swear by the time,


Most surely man is in loss,


Except those who


Believe and


Do good, and


Enjoin on each other truth, and


Enjoins on each other patience.



Al-Qur'an [al-Kahf - 18 v 07-08]


Surely we have made whatever is on the earth an embellishment for it, so that we may try them (as to) which of them is best in works.


And most surely we will make what is on it bare ground without herbage.



Al-Qur'an [an-Nazi'at - 79 v 37-41]


Then, as for him who rebelled,


And prefers the life of this world,


Then surely the hell that is the abode.


And as for him who fears to stand in the presence of his Lord and forbids the soul from low desires,


Then surely the garden-- that is the abode.


Al-Qur'an [an-Najm - 53 v 29-62]


Therefore turn aside from him who turns his back upon our reminder and does not desire anything but this world's life.



That is their goal of knowledge; surely your Lord knows best him who goes astray from His path and He knows best him who follows the right direction.


And Allah's is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth, that He may reward those who do evil according to what they do, and (that) He may reward those who do good with goodness.



Those who keep aloof from the great sins and the indecencies but the passing idea; surely your Lord is liberal in forgiving. He knows you best when He brings you forth from the earth and when you are embryos in the wombs of your mothers; therefore do not attribute purity to your souls; He knows him best who guards (against evil).


Al-Qur'an [ Yaseen - 36 v 83]


Therefore glory is to Him in whose hand is the kingdom of all things, and to Him you shall be brought back.






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