March 12, 2009

My Epiphanies (XII)

Posted in Epiphanies, Islam, Knowledge, Quotes at 11:15 pm by faith786

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalamu Alaikum,

***Sorry for the poor use of language, thank you.***

I have been away from school for awhile and I started thinking:

What in the world is happening with our humanity? What is happening to our souls? When are we finally going to wake up?

I was remembering I visited someone’s house and a bad scene came on television and my family friends *giggled*. Have we become so numb to evil that we laugh at it? That can explain why people laugh at dirty jokes. Everyday, people look for something to do just to be alive. TV, shopping, theme parks– they are all there to distract the mind out of fear of waking up to realize–WE ARE ALIVE. What is happening to our souls? We have become so impervious to Islam and righteousness that is repels us? Religion is a ‘boring’ subject? Have we lost ourselves?

What is the meaning of existence if people spend it on either complaining over work, wishing for the future or commercialism. Heck, I don’t blame people for committing suicide if this is the kind of life everyone is living. But that isn’t the point. We need to think. We need to ask ourselves–what are we doing and what is happening to ourselves before we lose ourselves.

And then it struck me–society does not promote thinking! And this is the topic of my epiphany: what does society promote as the focus and point of life? We have money, capitalism, commercialism, shopping and spending to distract us. We have theme parks to spend money to get that ‘rush’ so we can feel alive for a moment.What does that suggest? That outside of that moment, we are dead? But if you look around, whatever society promotes is considered ‘good’ and what is doesn’t promote is considered ‘bad.’ For example, clothing. Loose clothing is considered unfashionable or ‘bad’, while tight clothing is promoted or is seen as ‘good.’ Being sexually attractive or talking about it all the time is considered ‘good’ and being modest is considered boring or ‘bad.’

School is boring, being disrespectful is fun. What the media propagates, wins. And who owns the media? The government. So really, the government is the religion and media is the creed of ethics.

Honestly people, how long will it take for you to wake up? Does someone need to slap you every morning? Do you need a sign on your door to remind you that almost everything you told is a lie? Again, I ask: Have we lost ourselves?

And for those of you waiting for a solution, here it is: God.

You want a reason to live that isn’t work or school, well, it is God. To worship Him, to love Him, to come to know Him. And that can take a lifetime, whereas work is 8-4.

So I call onto you reader, it is time to really live and it is time to wake up!

I came across a speech by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf that is excellent and really words my epiphany much better.

And I lOVE THIS QUOTE!

“How much do we have to lose of our humanity before we wake up?”

–Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

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3 Comments »

  1. noreen said,

    Love the speech of Sheikh Hamza. It compliments your epiphany well.

  2. Silent said,

    loved your epiphany..very well thot abt n m glad there r young ones who think abt these things….we’re not all jus waiting to get old to think abt all this…lovin ur blog too, keep it up and May Allah(Swt) continue to guide us all, Ameen 🙂

  3. faith786 said,

    Thank you! I’m glad you stopped by.


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