Friday, November 25, 2011
It's Black Friday again! Hurry up before everything is sold out!
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi t3ala Wabarakatuhu,
Once again its that time of the year, the streets are full of tents of people waiting for dawn so that they can rush to the shops, or just long lines of people waiting from late night just so that they can be first. As as soon as Morning does befall, shops are overflowing with customers, miles of long lines await outside for hours, with loads of pushing and shoving. Security guards are exhausted due to all the fighting they are having to do with the customers, who desperately want to get in. Even deaths have occurred on this day due to the large amounts of people and their pushing and shoving! You see people coming out of the shops with carts full of shopping bags, grinning like never before, as if they accomplished the biggest goal of their life. Pockets are full of money just yearning to come out and be spent. Everyone has just one desire, to rush into that shop and pick up everything their eyes set upon, and why not? Everything is on sale! Great bargains, and discounts, who can reject?
(By NBC news: Violence erupted at Black Friday sales across the U.S. with one bargain-hunter left critically injured after being shot during a robbery and 15 other people injured when an angry shopper used pepper spray.
Several of the incidents took place at Wal-Mart stores as millions of Americans loaded up on holiday purchases.
Updated 10:55 a.m. ET: A Rome, N.Y., man was charged with disorderly conduct after a fight that broke out the moment Black Friday shopping began at midnight, NBC station WSTM of Syracuse, N.Y., reported.
Several shoppers at the electronics department at a Wal-Mart store were pushed to the ground, and several fights broke out, Oneida County sheriff's deputies said. Two shoppers were taken to a hospital for minor injuries)
Then when its that time of the year when the air is filled with rehmat (mercy), and ALLAH t3ala is just waiting to shower anyone with loads of good deeds, Hes on the last sky asking if there's anyone to ask for forgiveness, who he shall forgive, or If anyone has any troubles which he can solve, or needs which he can fulfill? Tickets to Jannah are given out with hardly any cost! Angels are flying around looking for people to script their good deeds. But, theres just one problem, Where are the people???? NO, not on their prayer mats, and neither is their any pushing, no one excited, no one waiting desperately for the time to come, Nothing is lit up, no preparations are made. Everyone is on their beds snoring away like they were just let out from a cage after being forbidden from sleep for days.
(such a beautiful masjid, but sadly there is no one to pray....)
Yup, that's what its like, when it comes to the everlasting akhirah, nobody cares. Their sleep, peace, enjoyment, and desires are more important, but when it comes to this world which shall be destroyed one day, people are ready to sacrifice their food, sleep, peace, homes, comfortable beds, EVEN LIVES for a few discounts. For what? For things which shall only be used for a couple of days, then either broken, or forgotten, or replaced with better. When the Jannah is everlasting, nothing in this world can even be compared to one single thing of paradise, even fruits will be totally changed, more juicy, delicious, and big! Everything will last forever, the fun will never end, there will be enjoyment, and only enjoyment, so how come no one is ready to sacrifice for this everlasting enjoyment??
Because, death has been forgotten, there will be a day when everything you have, will be left on this earth, even your clothes, watch, earrings will be taken off from you, and you will go into that 6 feet grave of nothing but soil and mud absolutely empty handed, except there is one thing that shall accompany you, YOUR DEEDS! Now thats up to you, if you want them to be good deeds,
or bad ones.....................................................think about it before it's too late!
Wait! I just found another really good deal! Look, right here in the Quran Karim:
ياأيها الذين آمنوا هل أدلكم على تجارة تنجيكم من عذاب أليم ( 10 ) تؤمنون بالله ورسوله وتجاهدون في سبيل الله بأموالكم وأنفسكم ذلكم خير لكم إن كنتم تعلمون ( 11 ) يغفر لكم ذنوبكم ويدخلكم جنات تجري من تحتها الأنهار ومساكن طيبة في جنات عدن ذلك الفوز العظيم ( 12 ) وأخرى تحبونها نصر من الله وفتح قريب وبشر المؤمنين ( 13
(Translation: O ye who believe! shall I point out to you a bargain that will save you from a painful punishment?
That you believe in Allah and His Messenger, and strive in the cause of Allah with your wealth and your persons. That is better for you, if you did but know.
He will forgive you your sins, and make you enter the Gardens through which streams flow, and pure and pleasant dwellings in Gardens of Eternity. That is the supreme triumph. And He will bestow another favour which you love: help from Allah and a near victory. So give glad tidings to the believers.)
Lets see how many rush to obtain this deal!