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Friday, 7 August 2015


Anything You Do To Others
Always Comes Back To You.
So, Be Nice And Helpful!

(M. Javed Naseem)

What You Give,
Life Gives You Back.
It’s ‘Tit For Tat’

مَّنِ ٱهْتَدَىٰ فَإِنَّمَا يَهْتَدِى لِنَفْسِهِ وَمَن ضَلَّ
 فَإِنَّمَا يَضِلُّ عَلَيْهَا وَلاَ تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌ وِزْرَ
أُخْرَىٰ وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّىٰ نَبْعَثَ رَسُولاً
“Whosoever goes right, it is only for
(the good of) his own soul that he goes
Right; and whosoever errs, errs only to
its hurt. No laden soul can bear another’s
load. We never punish until We have
sent a (warning) messenger.”
(al-Quran 17:15)

When you have your piece of the pie, you want to eat it too. Similarly, when you make your own bed, you have to sleep in it too. We are responsible for our actions and we should also be prepared to face their consequences. In normal life, a good   action   generally generates good reaction and a bad action gets a bad reaction. Of course, there are always exceptions. But as a general rule loves begets love and hate begets hate. If you are kind and nice to other people, they will be kind and nice to you in return. And  if  you  are  nasty  to  others,  you  will  get  the  same treatment in return. These are the basics.

مَّن يَشْفَعْ شَفَاعَةً حَسَنَةً يَكُنْ لَّهُ نَصِيبٌ مِّنْهَا
 وَمَن يَشْفَعْ شَفَاعَةً سَيِّئَةً يَكُنْ لَّهُ كِفْلٌ
 مَّنْهَا وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ مُّقِيتاً

“Whoso intervenes in a good cause
will have the reward thereof, and
whoso intervenes in an evil cause
will bear the consequences thereof.
Allah overseas all things.”
(al-Quran 4:85)

If we are doing something good, it is for our own sake. We are not doing Allah any favor as He is above that and does not need it. We need it for our own good. Similarly, if we are doing harm to mankind, we are not
harming God (because we cannot), but we are actually harming ourselves. We are damaging our own cause. And we will be rewarded accordingly.

The Almighty Allah says in the Quran (Surah Fussilat – also called Ha-Meem As-Sajdah):

مَّنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحاً فَلِنَفْسِهِ وَمَنْ أَسَآءَ
 فَعَلَيْهَا وَمَا رَبُّكَ بِظَلاَّمٍ لِّلْعَبِيدِ
“Whoso does right it is for his (own) soul,
and whoso does wrong, it is against it.”
(al-Quran 41:46)

And then, like in many other places in the Quran, He repeats it in Surah Al-Jaathiyah:

مَنْ عَمِلَ صَالِحاً فَلِنَفْسِهِ وَمَنْ أَسَآءَ 
فَعَلَيْهَا ثُمَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكُمْ تُرْجَعُونَ
“Whoso does right, it is for his soul, and
whoso does wrong, it is against it …”
(al-Quran 45:15)

ثُمَّ كَانَ عَاقِبَةَ ٱلَّذِينَ أَسَاءُواْ ٱلسُّوۤءَىٰ
 أَن كَذَّبُواْ بِآيَاتِ ٱللَّهِ وَكَانُواْ بِهَا يَسْتَهْزِئُونَ
“Then evil was the consequence to
those who dealt in evil …”
(al-Quran 30:10)

It is tit for tat. You will receive whatever you give, simple as that! As a matter of fact we will be recompensed twice – once here in this world and then in the Hereafter where our deeds will earn us Heaven or Hell. In this world we have to face whatever we did. Everything we do to others in this world, will come back to us one day. There is no escape. The Almighty God says:

ظَهَرَ ٱلْفَسَادُ فِى ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ بِمَا كَسَبَتْ أَيْدِى
 ٱلنَّاسِ لِيُذِيقَهُمْ بَعْضَ ٱلَّذِى عَمِلُواْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَرْجِعُونَ
“Corruption does appear on land and
sea because of (the evil) which men’s
hands have done, that He may make
them taste a part of that which they have
done, in order that they may return.”
(al-Quran 30:41)

So, things come back to us so that we realize what we have done. We get the taste of our own medicine. The intelligent and the wise among us immediately repent and seek Allah’s forgiveness. Therefore, they rectify the damage by getting back to the right path. But as for the arrogant and the ignorant, they suffer on both sides.

مَن جَآءَ بِٱلْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ خَيْرٌ مِّنْهَا وَهُمْ مِّن فَزَعٍ يَوْمَئِذٍ آمِنُونَ
وَمَن جَآءَ بِٱلسَّيِّئَةِ فَكُبَّتْ وُجُوهُهُمْ فِى ٱلنَّارِ
 هَلْ تُجْزَوْنَ إِلاَّ مَا كُنتُمْ تَعْمَلُونَ
“Whoso brings a good deed will have
better than its worth; and such are safe
from fear that Day. And whoso brings
an ill deed, such will be flung down on
their faces in the Fire. Are you
rewarded aught save what you did?”
(al-Quran 27:89-90)

Let me tell you a story that teaches us the very basic lesson in life. It is actually a reality that we all have experienced in life when we were growing up.

A father and his son were walking in the mountains. Suddenly the son trips down, hurts himself and screams:
To his surprise, he hears a voice repeating, somewhere in
the mountains: “Aaaahhhhhhh!”
A little scared but curious at the same time, he yells:
“Who are you?”
He receives the answer: “Who are you?”
This is strange, the boy thinks, and then he screams to the
mountain: “I want to see you!”
He gets the same answer from the voice: “I want to see you”.
Now the boy gets upset and he shouts to the mountains:
He receives the same answer from the mountains:
He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on, Dad?”
The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention!”

This time the father screams: “You are a champion!”
The voice answers: “You are a champion!”
The father says: “Thank you and God bless!”
And the voice sends back the same message: “Thank you and God bless!”
The boy is surprised but does not understand. Then the father explains: “Listen my dear son! People call this Echo, but in reality, this is Life. It gives you back everything you give it, say to it or do to it.”

Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart and give. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life.

The Almighty says in the Holy Quran, Surah ar-Rahman, Ayah 60:

هَلْ جَزَآءُ ٱلإِحْسَانِ إِلاَّ ٱلإِحْسَانُ

“Is there any Reward for Good
other than Good?”
(al-Quran 55:60)

Life will give you back everything you have given to it. Make sure you give it your best so that you may receive the best. It all comes back to you sooner or later, one way or the other. Have no doubt about it in your mind!
وَأَن لَّيْسَ لِلإِنسَانِ إِلاَّ مَا سَعَى
“And that man has only that
for which he makes effort.”
(al-Quran 53:39)

وَٱلَّذِينَ جَاهَدُواْ فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا
 وَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَمَعَ ٱلْمُحْسِنِينَ
“And for those who strive for Us,
We surely guide them to Our paths,
and lo, Allah is with the good.”
(al-Quran 29:69)

Your life is not a coincidence. It’s a reflection of you. So, be a good role-model; be a light to others; be a God-fearing Muslim so that others can learn from you.

Our life in this world is temporary. The world looks very beautiful and full of temptation. But Allah tells the believers that this is just a comfort of illusion. The real life is in the Hereafter. That life is for ever and that is the one we should be chasing and striving for. All saints and those who are closer to God, they reject this temptation. They ignore its charms because they know that it is a trap. Actually, this is the real test for a man – a believer.
If you fall in love with the world, you move away from God. But if you fall in love with God and don’t strive for worldly pleasures, Allah will give you whatever you need to live a normal life in this world plus special rewards in the Hereafter.

Prophet Jesus (Isa ibn Mariam) said that the love for the Hereafter and the love of the world cannot live in the same heart. They are like fire and water. If you chase your worldly desires, you will become a slave to the world.

Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) said that a person whose sole purpose of life is running after the world, he has nothing to do with Allah. Allah gives the seeker of the world, four things and he is always occupied with them till death comes to him. These four things are:
1)  The worry that never ends – he's always worried about his wealth, seeking ways and means to multiply it.
2)  An occupation (worldly affairs) from which he will never get free.
3)  A poverty that will never make him content/satisfied (the more he has, the more he wants, as it is never enough, He's never grateful for what he's got).
4)  Long list of desires and high hopes that can never be fulfilled.


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