As days go by so does the commotion increase, people seem to be getting busier and life seems to be moving on much faster. There is no time for anyone and people are drowned in their own world.
So, what does half of Leicester do at a time like this? When time is moving fast and there is nothing to do but to try and keep up with it, what options does one have?
Well, I don’t know how people really tackle that problem, but when I sit into my car and decide to take my mum for a half day shopping spree, I realised what many people do… They drive like maniacs. I could understand the theory of driving fast, but fast becomes maniac before you can really catch on.
I was out shopping with my mum and during that time I saw all sorts of traffic (apart from school traffic, I see that everyday); I saw people rushing to lunch, from lunch, to shopping from shopping, to work, from work and many others that I have no idea about.
During that day, I realised how inconsiderate and dangerous other drivers can be. I had over seven near misses and non were my fault (if I would’ve hit them it would be their fault – and no, I’m not always right).
To cut a long story short, I managed to finish the shopping and get mum, myself and my lovely car back home in one piece… But I did ponder…
It’s amazing how we take life for granted, yet Allah shows us and takes us through so many events in one day which could be life threatening for us and yet we don’t even realise. The simple act of eating can be life threatening, all one needs to do is have the morsel go down the wrong pipe. Allah saves us day after day to show us that He is capable of taking us to Him, to show that there is a power that we have no control over, and most of all, he gives us the ‘wake up call’ so that we turn towards Him before it is too late.
I was also wondering how engrossed we are in our own worlds that we can’t even think or care about the safety and well-being of others. In Islam, there has been a great emphasis on rights of our fellow beings, yet we overlook this and become totally ignorant of the level and amount of questioning that will be made in this area.
I pray to Allah that he keeps reminding me of His path and power through all of His signs and that He gives me the strength, inclination and understanding to change myself so that before the death reaches us our hearts, love and connection have already reached Him. I pray that He allows us to see the importance of the rights of people and then He gives us the ability to keep them in our minds so that we are not faced with a burden on the day of Judgement. Aameen.