For the past couple of days I am coming across some wonderful things on facebook that really make me think about my life and how to lead it, specially since I am married now and I have a huge burden upon my shoulders than ever before.
Out of these things that particular made think out loud are two:
Imam Ash-Shafi’ee used to say,
“Whenever I set myself the task to learn,I realize how little I know & the more I learn, the more I realize how ignorant I am.”
The other quote is a context of one verse of Quran (I don’t know the exact reference of it):
“Make your loneliness such that it becomes pure”
Abu Huraira (Radhi Allah Taalah Anhau) reported Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) as saying:
“The strong man is not one who wrestles well, but the strong man is one who controls himself when he is in a fit of rage”
[Sahih Muslim, Kitab ul Aadaab, hadith # 6313]
‘Abdullah (R.A.) reported Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) as saying:
“It is obligatory for you to tell the truth, for truth leads to virtue and virtue leads to Paradise, and the man who continues to speak the truth and endeavors to tell the truth is eventually recorded as truthful with Allah, and beware of telling of a lie for telling of a lie leads to obscenity and obscenity leads to Hell-Fire, and the person who keeps telling lies and endeavors to tell a lie is recorded as a liar with Allah”
[Sahih Muslim, Kitab ul Aadaab, hadith # 6309]
These quotes have immense wealth in them. A way of life towards this complex world we are living these days. Where everything is artificial so artificial that sometimes we ourselves don’t trust our self towards our emotions, feelings, sentiments, believes and much more.
Things started to get way weird in life, simplicity is vanished, living in a peaceful home becomes more complex than to be out.
It’s important to value life differently in a new prospective, the prospective of having something meaningful, so that when one comes and greet you, the person wishes to sit with you and find the required peace from you. I have met people in my life that whenever I met them, time stop by, I wanted to sit for long hours with them, and it happened to me quite often.
I reflect today at this time towards these moments, as to how they are able to do it, I guess today is the time for me to change, the time to make a better peaceful life for my family to reside me, not a life that they indulge in chaos, anger, worried, anxiety, stress, lack of time, jealous, envy, piety, selfishness and much more.
The most important thing at this point of time in today’s world is to build a meaningful family life, which is practical, rather than the artificial creation of media and of other people opinion.
Never before in the history of mankind we can express great stress in family life than ever before, the simple formula towards knowing this fact is take out the television in our life and the outing. Now realize if the whole family is sitting in the home what they will do. The answer is simple chaos, families these days in order to have their own peace indulge in activities that are unhealthy in itself.
We need to have a family life such that even if we take out the television / internet and don’t go out for outing, we have so much things at our disposal to make our family happy, content, peaceful and enjoyable.
A great task and a great responsibility.