Serving Human Being to Reach God, Dr Emdad Khan
Purpose of our life is to become closer to God, the Al-mighty, and be happy, get peace of mind and tranquility.
To improve our relations with God, we must improve our relations with human beings. Other ways to get connected with God is establish five prayers and giving in charity to help the needy and orphans. Here we will focus on improving our relations with other human beings.
Call by God to content Soul:,
يَـٰٓأَيَّتُہَا ٱلنَّفۡسُ ٱلۡمُطۡمَٮِٕنَّةُ (٢٧) ٱرۡجِعِىٓ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً۬ مَّرۡضِيَّةً۬ (٢٨) فَٱدۡخُلِى فِى عِبَـٰدِى (٢٩) وَٱدۡخُلِى جَنَّتِى (٣٠) سُوۡرَةُ الفَجر
“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, each day, are we collecting more good deeds or bad deeds. Did we do any harm to another person, we must amend it.
Six rights of muslims: 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. b) When some one invite us to a party, we should accept it to strengthen social relations or reject with a valid explanation. c) When he seeks counsel, work to help in solving his problem by giving friendly suggestions on the pros and cons on an issue. d) When he sneezes and praises god, we should reply by inking mercy of God. e) When he becomes sick, we should visit him and if possible take a small gift and give him/her hope and encouragement. f) When he/she dies, arrange his/her funeral and arrange for food for the grieving family.
Who is real Poor? 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.
Replace Evil by Good: Let us start our day by saying let the peace and blessings of God be upon you. If we repel evil with good will find that our enemies will become our friends. God said:
وَلَا تَسۡتَوِى ٱلۡحَسَنَةُ وَلَا ٱلسَّيِّئَةُۚ ٱدۡفَعۡ بِٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحۡسَنُ فَإِذَا ٱلَّذِى بَيۡنَكَ وَبَيۡنَهُ ۥ عَدَٲوَةٌ۬ كَأَنَّهُ ۥ وَلِىٌّ حَمِيمٌ۬ (٣٤) سُوۡرَةُ حٰمٓ السجدة / فُصّلَت
Not equal are the good deed and the bad deed. Repel evil by that which is better, and then the one who has enmity with you will become as a devoted friend. But none is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except one having a great fortune.
When we make a mistake, let us say Sorry and 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”. Also on special occasions by gifts for family members, friends, neighbours and co-workers.
مَن جَآءَ بِٱلۡحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ ۥ خَيۡرٌ۬ مِّنۡہَاۖ وَمَن جَآءَ بِٱلسَّيِّئَةِ فَلَا يُجۡزَى ٱلَّذِينَ عَمِلُواْ ٱلسَّيِّـَٔاتِ إِلَّا مَا كَانُواْ يَعۡمَلُونَ (٨٤) سُوۡرَةُ القَصَص
God declares who ever brings one good deed, he will reward us with ten similar or better.
Reconciliation He also states:
فَإِن فَآءَتۡ فَأَصۡلِحُواْ بَيۡنَہُمَا بِٱلۡعَدۡلِ وَأَقۡسِطُوٓاْۖ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُقۡسِطِينَ (٩)
Then if they complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! God loves those who are equitable. (48.9
إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ إِخۡوَةٌ۬ فَأَصۡلِحُواْ بَيۡنَ أَخَوَيۡكُمۡۚ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُرۡحَمُونَ (١٠) سُوۡرَةُ الحُجرَات
“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.”48.10
Let us establish good relations, with Parent, relatives, neighbors, coworkers. God declares,
۞ وَٱعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ وَلَا تُشۡرِكُواْ بِهِۦ شَيۡـًٔ۬اۖ وَبِٱلۡوَٲلِدَيۡنِ إِحۡسَـٰنً۬ا وَبِذِى ٱلۡقُرۡبَىٰ وَٱلۡيَتَـٰمَىٰ وَٱلۡمَسَـٰكِينِ وَٱلۡجَارِ ذِى ٱلۡقُرۡبَىٰ وَٱلۡجَارِ ٱلۡجُنُبِ وَٱلصَّاحِبِ بِٱلۡجَنۢبِ وَٱبۡنِ ٱلسَّبِيلِ وَمَا مَلَكَتۡ أَيۡمَـٰنُكُمۡۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ مَن ڪَانَ مُخۡتَالاً۬ فَخُورًا (٣٦) سُوۡرَةُ النِّسَاء
“Worship God, and do not associate with Him anything, and be good to parents and to relative 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 co-traveller) and to those (co-workers, sub-ordinates, wives/husbands, and children) owned by you. Indeed, God does not like those who are arrogant, proud.”
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.
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقۡنَـٰكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ۬ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلۡنَـٰكُمۡ شُعُوبً۬ا وَقَبَآٮِٕلَ لِتَعَارَفُوٓاْۚ إِنَّ أَڪۡرَمَكُمۡ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَتۡقَٮٰكُمۡۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ۬ (١٣) سُوۡرَةُ الحُجرَات
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.”
In doing all the good deeds, our intention should be to get the pleasure of our creator.
Aim of life is to be happy and get peace of mind. If we 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.