Saturday, 11 January 2014

0 You Are Responsible For Yourself

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We live in a community. We have family, friends, mates, neighbours, teachers and lecturers. Our life is interdependent with each other. Mother loves her son and the son reciprocates by being nice to his mother. Friend needs friends so that he can spend his time with them. One completes the other one so it forms a complete mutual cycle. Same principle applies to the relation between us and environment. We give carbon dioxide and take oxygen from the tree. We give the cattle food so that we can have grilled beef. Heh.

When we say about living in an interdependent cycle, each problem occurs in the middle of the cycle will affect the whole course of the cycle. If the tree takes oxygen instead of carbon dioxide, human population will die. Also if the cattle doesn't eat the food given, maybe it will eat us. Err, grilled human. I bet it will not gonna be pleasant. The problem is when the element in the cycle doesn't play its role and in this case, the element refered to human. We can't blame cattles for not being tasty. It's us who give them unhealthy food. When the temperature arises, we can't be pointing finger to the trees as we are the one who cut them into papers. So, human is the culprit in this case.

Evil (sins and disobedience of Allah, etc.) has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and evil deeds, etc.), that Allah may make them taste a part of that which they have done, in order that they may return (by repenting to Allah, and begging His Pardon). [Ar-Rum:41]

Although our action will affect others, it doesn't mean that they are really depend on us. For example someone can still live after he/she lost his/her friends and a mother doesn't really need payback from her son/daughter. If we do something it still affects others but they are not depend on us. At the end of the day, all your doing will come back to yourself either bad or good. It won't go to others. In fact, many orders in al-Quran are subjected to one person.

Invite (mankind, O Muhammad pbuh) to the Way of your Lord (i.e. Islam) with wisdom.... [An-Nahl:125]

Then when you've taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him) [Ali Imran:159]

The word 'invite' in the first verse, if referred to Arabic language the pronoun used is you (one person). So does the word 'you' in the second verse. On the other hand, we will be asked in the hereafter individually. We are not dependent to someone else and nobody can help us. It's us who decide ourselves.

No person earns any (sin) except against himself (only), and no bearer of burdens shall bear the burden of another [Al-An'am:164]

Take care of yourself and don't get busy with others mistakes. You are responsible for yourself.

Peace


*ah I've an exam tomorrow and I haven't finished study yet! Please pray for me.

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