– Zeenat Talpur
”Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil, Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light” – Albert Einstein.
I don’t know how to give you pure love,
the love that you deserve
You deserve to be loved more than heaven
or this unreal world
More than the pleasures of this world
that are not real at all.
An eloquent writer, Hazrat Ali, once said not to fall prey to the luxuries and pleasures of this life because they are not for real. They are just to test us. The real pleasures are awaiting for us in the next world, after our death. In the life hereafter. But we cannot see. There is a veil under our eyes preventing us from seeing the real world, real life.
All great saints, leaders gave no importance to this world. To the pleasures and success of this world. Fake! They called it. Every pleasure, every success in this world seemed fake to them.
“Success means standing in front of the God, unashamed of your deeds,” said a saint.
No matter how much fame you gain in this world, once you are dead, it means nothing. You may have a lot of fans but you cannot be remembered forever. One by one your fans, your followers will start forgetting you. Even if they don’t forget you, a time will come you won’t be remembered. There won’t be anyone left to remember you.
The wonders of the world, the super power nations; everything, everyone will finish as if it never were. Why give so much importance to this world. Why live like you don’t have to die. And why not love the hereafter? Which is your forever. The pleasures and wrath of the hereafter are forever. The rewards and punishment for the hereafter are forever. Whatever preparation we do will not go in vain. God is waiting to reward us. And to punish us. If he rewards us, the pleasure of the reward is a never-ending one. But if we deserve his punishment and if our sins are endless then the wrath of it is never-ending too. Hence the life after death is a life forever because God is forever. But although we know all this, we believe all this, yet we don’t quite give importance to it. For us, important are those things that we see, that are in front of us. Only that matters. We don’t live to survive and to please God. But we live for pleasure, for success. God does not matter to us, He is just to be prayed to. That’s it.
Whereas the Almighty is beyond that. He is not just for our prayers, if we look right through that, he is really there for us, Ready to love, to accept our love, to take our hand and to lend us his, Eager to listen to us, to bless us with his strength. If only we close both our eyes, then we can see with the third one. And with that third eye we can see beyond this world. We can reach beyond this world, up in the seventh sky. Where only humans can reach. No other being, not even angels. Only humans have the power to reach the seventh sky and cross that line. They can reach there by defeating their own devil. The devil inside them.
That is way too difficult. It is impossible to reach so high. Only one human has reached the seventh sky and his soul is beyond us. He is infallible, born pure, forever pure. He is the last prophet, the seal of all the prophets. He is the only one to cross that line. Accompanied by the arc angel Gabriel, once the prophet reached the seventh sky, the angel stopped there. Turning to the blessed prophet he said “Now it’s up to you and your Lord. This is my limit, I cannot go beyond this, if I cross this line; my wings will burn”. Once the beloved Prophet crossed the line, he heard the voice of Allah. “I am the lord of the universe, come closer oh Ahmed, come closer”.
Such blessing, such honor is impossible for us. We cannot reach that unreachable line but can we even come closer to it? Can’t we even try? By loving our creator? If we only love God, form a relation with Him, we can see miracles happening. See Him in our goodness, we will realize that He is simply too beautiful. Worth reaching. However now a days my god is lost to the evilness of this world. I cannot feel Him like I used to, I cannot see Him like I used to. There’s no truth where I can feel Him. No true love where I can see my Lord, He is now in the creativity of my imagination. In the beauty of my thoughts. I only wish if He would draw me closer, urge me to search for Him. If only he would come stay in my heart. But surely it is not too pure.