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The Root Crime

Imam al-Junaid said:
The root cause of all the evil and crime in this world is 'ghaflah' (heedlessness/negligence).
We are people of negligence. We day dream all the time even on busy roads. Only we tend to forget that the reckoning is coming near. Prophet (SAW) said, "Take yourself to account, before you are taken to account." One who feels himself to be safe and finds himself busy in playing ('activity with no purpose, i.e., entertainment') doesn't care about results. Why should he tremble and weep? Wo ankh k hai surma e Afrang say rooshan; Purkar o sukhan saaz hai, namnaak nahi hai! (Iqbal)

This world(dunya) is an illusion, because it makes us think that we are permanent. Historical evidence proves how deluded we are. The remedy to this state of heedlessness: Consider yourself already in the grave! (Hadith from Sahih Muslim.) Contemplating on death, barazkh, and the day of judgment induces hikmah (wisdom) in me, which is really profound and serious. It increases as I think more about these matters. My faculties becomes sharp like the ears of a Rabbit, constantly looking out for dangers. Considering the reality of this temporal world (dunya), I can only consider my myself to be already in grave, and I cannot afford haughtiness.

“O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous”,
(Surah Shu’raa, verse 83)

4 did criticisms:

N.A. said...

As Khwaja Aziz ul Hasan Majzoob rahimahullah once said:

Yeh aalam esh-o ishrat ka ye duniya kef-o masti ki
Buland apna takhayyul kar ye baatein sab hain pasti ki
Jahaan darasal he viirana, go suurat he ye basti ki
Ke bas itni haqeeqat he fareb-e khvab-e hasti

ye aankhen band hon aur aadmi afsana ho jaye

N.A. said...

... indeed, how heedless we are not have absorbed his reality into our beings!

Umer Toor said...

ye aankhen band hon aur aadmi afsana ho jaye

"how heedless we are not have absorbed his reality into our beings!"

Truly, Allah humari islah farmaye, ameen

N.A. said...

Aameen

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