This worldly life, the dunya, is just like the ocean. And our hearts are the ships. We can use the ocean for our needs and as a means to get to our final destination.
But the ocean is only that : a means.
It is a means for seeking food of the sea. It is a means of travel. It is a means of seeking a higher purpose. But it is something which we only pass through, yet never think to remain in.
Imagine what would happen if the ocean became our end - rather than just a means.
Eventually we would drown.
As long as the ocean's water remain outside the ship, the ship will continue to float and be in control. But what happens as soon as the water creeps into the ship ?
What happens when the dunya is not just water outside of our hearts, when the dunya is no longer just a means ? What happens when the dunya enters our heart ?
That is when the boat sinks.
That is when the heart is taken hostage and become a slave. And that is when the dunya - which was once our control - begins to control us.
To stay float, we must view this world in exactly the same way, for Allah swt has told us that,
" Verily in the creation of the heavens and the earth are sign for those who Reflect," ( Quran 3 :190 ).
- Beautiful reading from " Reclaim your heart" , Yasmin Mogahed -
Pray, and act smarter for a better 2015.
Seek for akhirah.
You'll get dunya and akhirah.
May Allah continuously guide me & all of us ..insyaAllah.