What is this life all about? Imam Husain (as) explains during Hajj at Arafat (2min read)

September 08, 2016 3 Comments

What is this life all about? Imam Husain (as) explains during Hajj at Arafat (2min read)

Imam Hussain (as) has taught us in the most emphatic manner what this life is all about. He spoke some remarkable words during Haj at Arafat in his famous Dua Arafah. He not only spoke, he also walked the talk. He translated those words of Arafah into action on the day of Ashura on the burning sands of Karbala. He did it his way. In a way that no one else has ever done. In a way that his teachings continue to enlighten us 1400 years later and will always continue to do so ... the tradegy of Karbala and its lessons have become timeless! The Imam (as) said: 

“O Allah, what did he find, he who lost You?
And what did he lose, he who found You?
Truly he has failed who is contented with other than You.”

A powerful statement of firm belief in Allah swt and a message that makes it crystal clear what our top priority in life should be. A message that is so relevant to all of us every day in the era of super busy lives. How often do we hear from others as well as find ourselves saying it: Not now, not today, may be tomorrow. I am too busy with this, that and the other. But tomorrow never comes. Days and months and years pass by. The intention to do good deeds, to pray regularly/on time, to study Quran .... they remain on the To Do List until it is too late.

 Almost everywhere in the world today, we and our children are brainwashed into looking for happiness through materialistic pursuits.We do not realise that we are looking in the wrong place. True happiness and lasting tranquility comes only from remembrance from Allah swt. What are we doing to look for Allah swt. He is nearer than our jugular vein. Let us find Him. Let us ponder over the message of Imam Hussain (as) and internalize it into the core of our being, make it an integral part of our worldview and help our innocent children grow in an environment where this worldview is seen in action every day.

Competition out there from satanic lures and perverted worldviews is intense. Our homes must be fortified with practices and every possible aid that can help inculcate the correct worldview and priorities for our children from a very early age. If we leave it too late, it may be very difficult to reverse course and win the battle.

Let us pray to Allah swt on this day of Arafah that He gives us success in our search for the Real Missing One, the only One who really matters. Aameen.

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3 Responses


September 10, 2016


Rafiq Ahmed
Rafiq Ahmed

September 09, 2016

Well said Br Mustafa. May Allah swt guide us all.

Mustafa Chaviwala
Mustafa Chaviwala

September 08, 2016

Very well written, this is something everyone do keep telling oneself and procrastinate until it’s too late in life. Let’s get the pure message and do the pure deeds to reach the pure heaven. Jazakallahh

Mustafa Chaviwala,
New Jersey

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