Changes all over: Signs for us

Many great discoveries are quite rapid today. Advancement of technologies is very fast. Speedy progression is the competition in all aspects and spheres of life. Development and growth is a regular phenomenon. Changes seem to be occurring every now and then. For instance, the “latest of yesterday” becomes “old fashioned” today. The star just a few months ago is boring at present. We have accepted these sort of changes as “part of life”.

All the “changing states” today in fact conveys important messages to us. Every message encapsulates some warnings. However, for our shortsighted views and focus on immediate effects, we overlook the consequences, moreover, the truth.

Well, now besides all these changes around, ponder on one just scenario deeply: When the victim to any negative changes is directly me – myself or you – yourself, or someone close to me/you, what happens? We term it as unfortunate, a great loss, or very shocking. We cannot bear the pain at ease, we do not easily recover from the adversary. We then do not comment hastily nor are we able to control our emotions soon enough. We are unable to decide a recovery or way out easily, we perplex and wonder why and how things have befallen me and on my very life! We feel dump, we feel alone. We lose our intellect. It was I who would always console and advise others in their calamities, but today I find myself helpless.

My friend! Do not overlook the warnings encapsulated in everyday changes of this world! If you overlook, there is threat that you would be considering only to the world’s outer portion and views that could be seen in through your succinct eyesight. Whereas, every thing and situation in this world has its world within, and that inner-portion bears factual information which tells us the ultimate outcome. Paying heed to outward changes and stories always veils the reality. If someone is contended with something only by its pattern and visual representation, the person could be contended with bronze-coins “looking like gold”. Do we want to be that fool?

The alternation of this world is since the very beginning of this world and will continue till the end. Who would anticipate its lesson? Listen to what Allah Taala, the Lord and Master of this whole creation says (meaning):

  إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلاَفِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لآيَاتٍ لِّأُوْلِي الألْبَابِ- الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىَ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذا بَاطِلاً سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

Meaning: Surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are signs for the people of wisdom, [190] who remember Allah standing and sitting, and (lying) on their sides, and ponder on the creation of the heavens and the earth (saying:) “Our Lord, You have not created all this in vain. We proclaim Your purity. So, save us from the punishment of Fire. [191]

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