Last Saturday Kuliyah Subuh,our teacher Dr Ali Saripan quoted this ayat below:
[57:20] Know ye (all), that the life of this world is but play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying, (in rivalry) among yourselves, riches and children. Here is a similitude; how rain and the growth which it brings forth, delight (the hearts of) the tillers; soon it withers; thou wilt see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away. But in the Hereafter is a Penalty severe (for the devotees of wrong). And Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the devotees of Allah). And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels of deception?
Referring to the above ,he reminded all of us not to get carried away with pleasure of this worldly life-just like the similitude mentioned above.Most of us who are in our 50's,60's and 70's nodded our heads because we have personally observed and experienced of what is this worldly life is all about.
I am not saying that this world is not important, but it is temporal in nature and only a bridge to the next eternal world. Mathematically speaking,when we divide 'temporary' by 'eternity',the answer is asymptotically approaches zero.
When I was 25 years,I know the translation of this ayat(level of information); but today as the number exceeds 52 years old,I think I understand its meaning with the Guidance and Mercy from Allah. We only gain knowledge when the meaning arrives at our souls or the other way around when the souls arrive at meaning. I du'a and seek wisdom from The Owner of Knowledge so that I can grasp the meaning of the meaning.InsyaAllah.
NB: Please ponder on the ayat above (Ayat 20,surah Al Hadid) and ponder on the last 10,20,30 years of your life.For beautiful photo of fallen leaves ,please peek here.Photo credit goes to my dear friend Beta Blogger-Jalan jalan..