112pages + 74 colour Illustrations, Paperback
Translated By Mustapha ahmad
Edited By Abdassamad Clarke
ISBN 1 842000 009 8
Have you ever thought about
the fact that you did not exist before you were conceived and then born into the
world and that you have come into existence from mere nothingness?
The purpose of
this book is to invite people to "think as they should" and show ways
of "thinking as they should". Someone who does not think will remain
totally distant from truths and lead his life in self-deception and error. As a
result, he will not grasp the purpose of the creation of the world, and the
reason for his existence on the earth. Yet, Allah has created everything with a
purpose. This fact is stated in the Qur'an as follows:
did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them as a game.
We did not create them except with truth but most of them do not know it. (Surat
you suppose that We created you for amusement and that you would not return to
Us? (Surat al-Muminun: 115)
Have you ever thought about how the flowers you
see in your living room everyday come out of pitch black, muddy soil with
fragrant smells and are as colourful as they are?
Have you ever thought about how mosquitoes,
which irritatingly fly around you, move their wings so fast that we are unable
to see them?
Have you ever thought about how the peels of
fruits such as bananas, watermelons, melons and oranges serve as wrappings of
high quality, and how the fruits are packed in these wrappings so that they
maintain their taste and fragrance?
Have you ever thought about the possibility that
while you are asleep a sudden earthquake could raze your home, your office, and
your city to the ground and that in a few seconds you could lose everything of
the world you possess?
Have you ever thought of how your life passes
away very quickly, and that you will grow old and become weak, and slowly lose
your beauty, health and strength?
Have you ever thought about how one day you will
find the angels of death appointed by Allah before you and that you will then
leave this world?
Well, have you ever thought about why people are
so attached to a world from which they will soon depart when what they basically
need is to strive for the hereafter?
Man is a being whom Allah furnishes with the
faculty of thought. Yet, most people do not use this very important faculty as
they should. In fact, some people almost never think.
In truth, each person possesses a capacity for
thought of which even he himself is unaware. Once man begins to use this
capacity, facts he has not been able to realise until that very moment begin to
be uncovered for him. The deeper he goes in reflection, the more his capacity to
think improves, and this is possible for everyone. One just has to realise that
one needs to reflect and then to strive hard.
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