PRAYER - A CRY OF THE INNER SOUL

View previous topic View next topic Go down

PRAYER - A CRY OF THE INNER SOUL

Post by Noor'e Sahar on Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:53 pm

His arrogance and pride has often led man to behave as an oppressor and a
tyrant. Some men have been so carried away by their own self-importance
that they have even claimed divinity. Pharoah (Firaun), the ruler of
Egypt, was among those who announced:

"I am your supreme lord."

With his sense of greatness and pride, Firaun subjugated the Israelites
and made their lives wretched and miserable.

But is man really as strong and great as his ego tells him? The Quran
tells us the reality of man's nature.

"Allah is He Who created you in (a state of) weakness, then gave you
strength after weakness, then after strength gave (you) weakness and
gray hair. He creates what He wills. And it is He Who is the
All-Knowing, the All-Powerful (i.e. Able to do all things)."
[30:54]


Weakness in the beginning and weakness in the end: this is the essence
of man. He is so weak and helpless at birth that his entire existence
depends on his parents and family. If he were to be abandoned in these
crucial first years, he could not survive on his own. He needs a gentle
and loving hand, not only in his infancy but in his childhood and even
in the teenage years.



As
this child enters the years of youth and independence, he begins to
take control of his own life. He looks with pride at his strong
physique, his handsome features and his many talents. He begins to
despise those of lesser abilities, even scorning those parents who
exhausted their own health to nurture him. He becomes unjust and cruel,
using his strength and vigor to dominate others. He thinks he is a
master, free to act as he wills. but does this youth, these good looks
and this strength last forever? Only in a few decades he begins to lose
his strength. His health begins to deteriorate, gray hair covers his
head and slowly, his youth is replaced by old age. This transformation
from young to old is slow, but it is there. The seconds of time are
ticking away mercilessly, taking every young person towards their old
age. The young dictator will one day be as feeble and weak as the day he
was born. But this time there will be no parents to nurture him; if, as
is often the case, he is rejected by his own family, his future will be
a desolate one in some persons' home.

"Weakness in the beginning, weakness in the end." The message is clear:
the real Master is Allah. He alone is Mighty, He Alone is Great.

He alone is never tired, never needs rest, is never dependent upon
anyone.

Allahu Akbar - Allah is the Greatest.

With this message clear in his mind, man realizes that he should show
his humility to the Almighty Lord, the One Who created him. And what can
be a better way to show one's humility than to stand like a slave
before Him; to bow and prostrate to Him; to raise hands in supplication
to Him.

Prayer is not a burden forced upon man but is the inner cry of every
soul. A cry of each heart to recognize its Creator. It is but a small
token of gratitude for all the innumerable bounties bestowed upon
mankind by the Creator.

In our everyday lives, we smile and say a warm thank-you to the small
acts of kindness which others do for us. so what about thanking Allah,
Who in His infinite Mercy has provided for every single one of our
needs. Just observe the beauty and perfection of the earth around you,
and fall down in gratitude to you Lord.

_________________
avatar
Noor'e Sahar

Female Cancer Number of posts : 2362
Age : 106
Reputation : 1
Registration date : 2009-08-08

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum