Serving Human Being to Reach God, Dr. Emdad Khan
As human being purpose of our life is to be come closer to God, the Al-mighty, and our creator to be happy and get peace of mind and get tranquility. One of the most useful and pragmatic way is to improve and better our relations with God’s best creation human beings. Other ways are to get hyper connected with God and giving in charity to help the needy and orphans. Here we will focus on improving our relation with other human being.
The Al-Mighty God will invite, “On Content Soul, Come back to your Lord, well –pleased and well – pleasing. Enter among my special servants, and enter my paradise.”
How we do that. Time is going fast, today are collecting more good deeds or bad deeds. Did we do any harm to other person, we have to pay for it. Let us replace an evil action by a good one , an enemy will become our bosom friend. But it will need time and patience. Let us start our day by saying let the peace and blessings of God be upon you. When we make a mistake, let us say Sorry and also say “please forgive our short comings”. When someone do something good to us, let us say “Thank You’ or “God will reward you in a better way”. In fact God declares who ever brings one good deed, he will reward us with ten similar or better. He also states, “all believers are but brothers (or sisters) , therefore seek reconciliation between your two brothers ( or sisters), and be conscious of God, so that you may be blessed with mercy.”
Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) stated each one of us has six rights over other one, a) when we meet one, we should greet with by saying, let the peace and blessings of God be upon you with a warm smile, friendly face and if possible shake hands. When some one invite us to a party, we should accept it to strengthen social relations or reject with a valid explanation. When he seeks counsel, work to help in solving his problem by giving friendly suggestions on the pros and cons on an issue. When he sneezes and praises god, we should reply by inking mercy o God. When he becomes sick, we should visit him and if possible take a small gift and give him/her hope and encouragement. When he/she dies, arrange his/her funeral and arrange for food for the grieving family.
He also warned us about neglecting the rights or other persons. Once, prophet Muhammed, peace and blessings of God be upon him, asked his companions, “Do you know, who is a poor person?. The companions asked him, who?. The prophet continued, “the poor person is he who comes to God with a mountain of good deeds, but has been careless at the same time. He lies at some point, hurts someone, or calls someone names. These people will come and demand their rights on the Day of Judgment, so God will start distributing his good deeds among them. His good deeds will finish but their rights will not. God will then take these people’s bad deeds and start putting them on this man’s head. These bad deeds will pile up like a mountain. So a real poor person is one who has accumulated a mountain of good deeds but at the same time has been careless with his tongue and his hands in action.
We all human beings are from Adam and Eve, we are divided into nations and tribes, as diverse societies and ethnicities to know each other, support each other and better our relations. The Al-Mighty address mankind,” O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into races and tribes, so that you may identify one another. Surely the noblest of you, in God’ sight, is the one who is most pious of you. Surely God is All-Knowing, All-Aware.”
There is good path and evil path, we have shown both. We need to control bad desire and purify ourselves by doing good deeds. Our Creator also states, good and evil are not equal. Repel an evil action with one which is a best action. And you will see that one you had mutual enmity with him will turn as if he were a close friend.”
So let us start with saying salam – peace upon you, shake hands, say sorry for our mistake and say, please forgive us for our short comings. Also on special occasions by gifts for family members, friends, neighbours and co-workers.
Let us establish good relations, with Parent, relatives, neighbors, coworkers. God declares, “Worship God, and do not associate with Him anything, and be good to parents and to kinsmen and orphans and the needy and the close neighbor and the distant neighbor and the companion at your side ( while driving other drivers, while bussing other passengers, while shopping other shoppers) and the wayfarer and to those (co-workers, sub-ordinates, wives/husbands, and children) owned by you. Indeed, God does not like those who are arrogant, proud.”
In doing all the good deeds, our intention should be to get the pleasure of our create where we are going to meet Him to account our all actions. God also states, “While they were not ordered but to worship God, making their submission exclusive for Him with no deviation, and to establish Prayer and pay the needy and orphan (Zakah – to purify your wealth and yourself). That is the way of the straight religion.”
If we give in charity for God’s pleasure, we will get peace of mind and be happy. God states, “But (he gave his wealth in charity) only to seek the Countenance of his Lord, the Most High. And surely he will soon be happy.”
Ultimate aim of life is to be happy and get peace of mind. Here we showed that if we control our bad desires and do good to other human being by better use of our tongue and hands, we will be able to purify ourselves and we will have peace of mind and be happy and also God will be happy with us and he will reward us here and hereafter.