EVERY DAY YOU HEAR PEOPLE PREDICTING THE FUTURE NULLIFYING ALLAH’S RAHMAT
HUMAN BEINGS ARE ASHRAF UL MAKLOOQAT ONLY BEINGS GIVEN POWER OF CHOICE
The creation of Allah is infinite. Living things abound in life but they are not provided with freedom of choice. Allah has gifted human kind with some thing a quality no other being has in existence. The power to make choices. Choices which can lead any where. And with these choices, the power of prediction is zero, mere speculations. If this power was given to human kind, the whole concept of right and wrong will go in one sweep. The Quranic law of Makufat tells us that if you make virtuous choices, the results would be good. If you make evil choices, the result would be bad in all ways. And not only individual choices, but the choices society makes lead to same results.
Mirza Ghalib in the famous verse tells us that when a horse rider puts one foot in a stirrup, he does not know whether he will live to the moment of putting his foot in the other stirrup. M.A. Rahman Chughtai in his painting LIFE illustrates it in different way. There is a floating lotus with a lamp on a lake or river, and the water waves are jostling while taking it away. One does not know when the water will reach the floating lamp and extinguishes it forever. That is life, unpredictable!
When Allah has not given us even the knowledge of our death, how can Allah give us the date of the death of the world? Qiamat is only understood by Allah, we have no capacity to know same. Behind every rickshaw on the street, as well as huge flexes on walls, we see bearded ones giving us lectures about their spiritual powers. Impressions being generated for morons in our society. So unfortunate that instead of guiding people, putting them astray in society.
A point forgotten by all when talking about the IDEAL SOCIAL SET UP generated by Islamic government after the demise of our Prophet (PBUH) is that all their efforts came from the QURAN itself, and any ijtehad the people in power could think their way out. It was DEEN (a way of life) in full swing. Riyasat ul Madina as people at times term it, was made possible, for there were no conflicting hadees at that time. In fact there were no hadees at all, there was merely the Quran. Probably the first hadees came around 232 AH. More than two hundred years nothing was there to mitigate Quranic thinking. Clarity was the key to Islamic state.
Allah has given us options and requires us to think and ponder and find a way out of all dilemmas. Our sacred duty is to do that. Yes Allah tests us all the time and we have to rise to the occasion all the time. Janat is endless struggle, janam is end of everything.