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Oleh sebab dalam buku Ainin, Ainin bercerita agak panjang mengenai masa dan I’ve my deep passion about the mystery of time, I cannot resist to share this article.
Blessed Salaams Dear Ainin,
May this message find you empowered, at peace, whole and healthy, and your heart awakened to the light and love of the Divine Presence of Allah Almighty.
We as human beings are finding ourselves increasingly running and being driven by TIME. Time is our most precious and finite resource, and once it’s gone, we can never get it back.
Our days in this world are numbered. In reality, our very breaths are numbered.
Most of us are finding it increasingly difficult to stay on top of our priorities and commitments, and we are increasingly suffering under the weight and pressure of our practical responsibilities and obligations.
Often, that which matters most suffers. Typically, our selves and our health are the first casualties of the pressures and stresses of life in the modern world. We often feel we don’t have the time, energy and will to take better care of ourselves.
Second, our family and loved ones suffer as we are left with increasingly limited time and energy to give to them. We are often so depleted and empty, there is almost nothing available to share with others.
Yet perhaps most significantly, in the chaos of modern life, we are losing our divine purpose and the most important dimension of our existence — our spirituality.
With the demands of modern living, our prayers and worship suffer or are neglected, and we often are not doing enough dhikr and meditation, reading of the Holy Qur’an, and learning and studying.
We tend to believe that there just aren’t enough hours in the day, that there’s simply not enough time.
Yet, here’s the catch:
AS YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE, SO IT SHALL BE.
Ainin, if you are operating from the position, the paradigm and the belief that there is not enough time, so it will be.
Yet if you live and act as if time is sufficient, even abundant, so it shall be.
Allah Almighty given us the power — to CHOOSE.
We have the power to choose how we live and what we believe in, and so it shall be. Based on our beliefs and our subsequent actions, life will correspondingly reflect to us our choices.
Believe there is enough time, and there will be. Believe and act as if there aren’t enough hours in the day, and so it shall be.
Ainin, do you realize the awesome power Allah Almighty has entrusted to us?
We have been given the power of CHOICE, and although all of creation shied away from this incredible responsibility, we human beings took it upon ourselves to carry this divine mandate.
We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains, but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof. Yet man undertook to bear it…”
— Surah al-Ahzhab [Holy Qur’an, 33:72]
And so, we are RESPONSIBLE. We must be responsible. Upon the path of growth, development and spiritual awakening, we must realize that our lives are our creations and that personal responsibility is the key to change and empowerment.
Ainin, personal responsibility is at the heart and soul of Islam. Paradise and hell, success and failure, prosperity and poverty are all but choices. Islam, at its core, is based upon but learning and becoming empowered to choose well.
In attempting to balance our lives, we are unfortunately increasingly losing balance. This is because we are operating from a fundamentally flawed personal paradigm.
Again, what ends up suffering most as a result of this failure is the very basis of our entire lives — our spirituality.
And yet it is our spirituality that gives us the power, light and support — the barakah — to handle all other areas of life with ease and grace.
Ainin, we must regain control over ourselves, and thus over our time. We must learn to make better use of the time that we’ve been given. Towards this end, meditation is an invaluable practice to develop presence power and control over the self and of time.
A spiritual master was once asked, “How many times per day should a person meditate?” He replied, “At least once per day, unless he doesn’t have enough time, in which case he should meditate at least twice a day.”
What is meditation? It is learning to be still. It is learning how to become present and at peace. Meditation is the realization — the making real — of the state of Islam. Meditation is learning how to slow down, and ultimately stop and transcend time.
Often, people do not pursue this invaluable spiritual practice, which comes directly from the way of the Prophet ﷺ and the great teachers of Islamic spirituality, because they have not been taught and do not know what to do, or they believe they do not have enough time.
And so there has never been a more necessary time than now for human beings to learn how to slow down and become internally still. Life is more chaotic and imbalanced than ever before, and we must now more than ever before learn how to get in control and make the most of our lives while there is still time.
Ainin, gaining control over our lives begins with gaining control over our selves. To gain control over your life, you must regain control over your body and your mind.
It’s now or likely never. We are here only for one day, and only Allah Almighty knows if He will grant us another day tomorrow.
Today is all there is. Don’t waste it. Seize it. Take control. Of your self.
Sit. Be still, and discover the power within you.
Do not be driven by the world. Be inspired, which simply means to be in your spirit and with the divine power of your Almighty Lord. Thus, awaken to the Light within.
Ainin, need more time? Slow down. Even become still. And you will find that grace, light and power flow to you and into your life from the Divine Presence of Allah Almighty.
May your heart expand and your faith deepen, and may you become a light to the world.
To Your Divine and Eternal Success,
Ainin, learn to breathe deeply and breathe slowly. Enjoy each breath, which is a divine gift from the Almighty. Connect with Eternity through your breath.