Aoa! Today I have been wondering about things we love to do in this dunya. Things that normally distract us from achieving the higher goals of Akhirah due to excessive indulgence of thought and action.
I understand the fact that all human beings have natural feelings towards the things they love. I often get that feeling when I decide about something I am going to leave for good. It can be a habit or something that belongs to you. If you love them and you’ve got to leave them due to some reason, it hurts and it is hard to get going without it. Leaving music, giving wealth in the cause of Allah, giving up bad habits like smoking, dirty jokes; can be anything. Leaving it always difficult.
But what we should NEVER FORGET is THE REWARD. Bigger and Greater, certainly! When one leave something for the sake of Allah? For the love of our Creator because He doesn’t like it? Then the pain gets easier, doesn’t it? Why because it is for the greater good.
You know what, one of the excellent kinds of Hijrah defined by Prophet Muhammad (May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) is as follows:
“A man said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! Which emigration (Hijrah) is best?’
He (May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘To leave what your Lord (Allah), the Mighty and Sublime, dislikes.’..”
So if you have been planning since a long time about leaving all those bad things then NOW is the time ikhwan. Leave it, replace it with something good and make sure your intentions are pure to get a confirm ticket for unlimited reward from Rab ul Alamin. May Allah give us tawfeeq.
“And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better” [41:34]