By Dr. Emdad Khan
Let us think as human beings our own origin!
The Creator Himself describes in His book in surah Al-Insaan,
76:1 هَلْ أَتَىٰ عَلَى ٱلْإِنسَـٰنِ حِينٌ مِّنَ ٱلدَّهْرِ لَمْ يَكُن شَيْـًٔا مَّذْكُورًا
Is there not a period, when each human is nothing yet worth mentioning?
[This is the time before a human comes into being and as an embryo]
Let us ponder about our time, when we’re nothing, then spend nearly 10 months in a secure place, before we first saw the light of this earth, and cried!
Just ponder, next we will touch, what happens, when we are about to depart this earth, as one way traffic!
Now Let us what happens to us as human beings, when we’re about to depart this earth. In surah Al-Qiamah,
75:26 كَلَّآ إِذَا بَلَغَتِ ٱلتَّرَاقِىَ
But no! ˹Beware of the day˺ when the soul reaches the collar bone ˹as it leaves˺,
75:27 وَقِيلَ مَنْ ۜ رَاقٍ
and it will be said, “Is there any healer ˹who can save this life˺?”
75:28 وَظَنَّ أَنَّهُ ٱلْفِرَاقُ
And the dying person realizes it is ˹their˺ time to depart,
75:29 وَٱلْتَفَّتِ ٱلسَّاقُ بِٱلسَّاقِ
and ˹then˺ their feet are tied together ˹in a shroud˺.
No one can do anything, the person must depart at his/her appointed time.
Let us again ponder, when a person departs, we are called a dead body of so and so, waiting for some other people to quickly put us under the ground and if we are lucky, we will get a proper farewell journey.
Prophet Muhammed pbuh was only for 63 years in this world, and used last 23 years of his life as our prophet sent by the Creator to establish Islam, and left the glorious Quran and his legacy as Hadiths/ Sunnah
Now let us, think of our own life span for 40/50/60/70/80 years, etc.
Are we thinking of our start and our end of life, are we building our legacy?
Our goal is to be that our Creator is pleased with us and we are pleased with Him.
With Salaam and Regards