“”” The simplicity of Islam. Be humble, be caring, be forgiving, be kind, be generous, When we have fear of Allah in our hearts, how can we go wrong ?? This message came from a dear sister and It had me thinking, ‘how many of my dear muslim brothers and sisters really follow the simplicity of Islam. We have also been influenced by the rat race, the constant ” wanting “, the materialistic world and then again, the fear that we will be left behind if we dont accept the changes of the modern society. Please read on and tell me which of the travellers questions are yours and then tell me if your going to follow or have you been following the simple answers given by the Holy Prophet ? “”
Oh and as for me ? .. I keep the “fear of Allah” in my heart and most of the times, everything falls in the place, the times when they dont, is the time when I get influenced by the worldly wants ” Never the less, I am trying and keep trying my best efforts. While I may not be perfect, I believe that trying my best to practise the religion I love so much and I am proud to be born a Muslim. I hope and pray to ALLAH that he will accept my best practises and will keep me from the hell fire, inshallah.
A traveler once came to the Masjid of Prophet Sallallahu-alayhe-wa-sallam (PBUH)and ask few questions.
Q: Traveler: I do not want azaab to be written in my account.
A: Prophet: behave well with your parents
Q: Traveler: I want to be known amongst people as an intelligent person.
A: Prophet: fear Allah always.
Q: Traveler: I want to be counted amongst Allah’s favorites.
A: Prophet: recite Quran every morning and evening.
Q: Traveler: I want my heart to always be enlightened. (Roshan and munawer)
A: Prophet: never forget death
Q: Traveler: I never want to be away from Allah’s blessing.
A: Prophet: always treat fellow creatures well.
Q: Traveler: I never want to be harmed by my enemies.
A: Prophet: always have faith in only Allah.
Q: Traveler: I wish to live long.
A: Prophet: always do sil-e-rahm. (Goodness towards blood relations)
Q: Traveler: I want my sustenance to increase.
A: Prophet: always be in Wazoo.
Q: Traveler: I wish to stay free of Azaab in the grave.
A: Prophet: always wear pure (paak) clothes.
Q: Traveler: I never want to burn in hell.
A: Prophet: control your eyes and tongue.
Q: Traveler: how do I get my sins forgiven?
A: Prophet: always ask forgiveness from Allah with a lot of humility.
Q: Traveler: I want people to respect me always.
A: Prophet: never extend your hands of need at people.
Q: Traveler: I want to always be honored.
A: Prophet: never humiliate or put down anyone.
Q: Traveler: I don’t want to be squeezed by fishar-e-qabr. (Squeezing in the grave)
A: Prophet: recite Surah mulk often.
Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:
Indeed, those who disbelieve and die while they are disbelievers – never would the [whole] capacity of the earth in gold be accepted from one of them if he would [seek to] ransom himself with it. For those there will be a painful punishment, and they will have no helpers. [Ale Imran: 91]
The word used for the capacity of the earth in this ayah is Mil al-Ard.
‘Mil‘ is used for the quantity that a vessel holds when it is filled; hence Mil al Ard refers to the quantity/volume/mass/fill of the earth.
Those who die while they are disbelievers, shall have no good deed ever accepted from them, even if they spent the earth’s fill of gold as ransom. How much gold would that amount to? The earth’s fill.
Volume of the earth:
In words: 1 Septillion, 83 Sextillion, 206 quintillion, 246 trillion, 123 billion,
80 million, 894 thousand, 852 m3
Mass of the Earth = 5.98 x 10^24 kg
(After 98, you would add 24 more zeros)
Price of one Ounce of Gold = $802.70 USD
Therefore, mass of the earth in Gold is worth = $1.65 x 10^29 USD (27 zeros after 65)
With this money, you could buy yourself:
– The most expensive house in the world ($155 million)
– A Boeing A380 – huge double decker plane ($300 million)
– The millennium star diamond (over a $100 million)
– The international space station ($100 billion)
– Trip to the moon ($100 million)
You could have done all this a million times over and still have 97 % of your money left over.
It’s like winning a $200 billion lottery for every second of your life for 65 years.
An absolutely unfathomable amount of money. Does anyone on this planet have this much gold? Can anyone earn this much?
If the disbeliever gave the earth’s fill of gold as ransom, it will not be accepted from him.
The weight of Imaan is more than Mil al Ard. It’s more valuable. It’s priceless.