An effort in f a c i l i t a t i o n

This ‘Tomorrow’ shall surely come!

The English idiom “Tomorrow never comes” is frequently taught in classrooms throughout the world.  The logic behind this idiom is this:  When the day that you are now calling “tomorrow” arrives, you will call that day “today” and a different day will be called “tomorrow.” Therefore, the students are told not to resolve to do something tomorrow, since that day will never arrive!

But in the inimitable Qur’an, Allah is promising man about the Tomorrow that is sure to come !

And how can it not be true when that Day would not follow the time schedule of 24 hours as we have today!

The Last Day would have brought a phenomenal shake up of the entire cosmos to establish the Day of Judgement, a different Day altogether – a Day whose duration is mentioned as fifty-thousand-years, a Day whose horrific nature would turn the children white-haired!

“O you who have believed, fear Allah. And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow – and fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do” (Surah al Hashr 59: 18)

We need to have true faith in Allah and do as much of good deeds as possible, for this tomorrow is definitely going to come!

We must also remember that our good deeds alone will not come to our rescue.

We desperately need the Rahmah, the Mercy of Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aalaa, to gain entry into Jannah, Inshaa’Allah.

So we need to often supplicate to Allah to shower upon us His Mercy on the Day of Judgement, to shade us under His Shade on a Day when there will be no shade except that which will be provided by Allah alone.

While we eat and drink, enjoy and find happiness today, we should never ignore the Hereafter. Remember: We eat to live. We live to remember Allah, obey and worship Him alone.  When our predestined time of living gets over, we will die. After we die, we will be resurrected. After resurrection, we will be presented to Allah.

Let me conclude by quoting an ayah which is also recalled and read at the time of burying a dead body in the grave!

“From this very earth We created you and to the same earth We shall cause you to return, and from it We shall bring you forth to life again” (Surah Taha 22: 55)

May Allah help us to live and die for His sake. Aameen.

May He make things easy for us on a tomorrow that is sure to come. Aameen.

March 17, 2013 - Posted by | Reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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