TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE ON EARTH
There are only two kinds of people in this world. The ones who are working for God (Almighty ALLAH) and the others who are working for Satan (consciously or sub-consciously). When people build the foundation of their lives on truth and try to adhere closely to the truth no matter what, without lust for worldly gains, rising above affiliations with influential groups/institutions and fulfilling the main commandments of Islam, then they are blessed with the pleasure of God.
Our dear Prophet (pbuh) stated the following:
"Allah does not look at your outward appearance and your possessions. He looks only at your hearts and your deeds." (Muslim, Birr, 33; Ibn Majah, Zuhd, 9; Ahmad b. Hanbal, 2/285, 539).
Indeed He is the only One who has given us form and beauty.
To be a servant of ALLAH (swt) one has to strive hard and not just remain a prisoner of one's comfort zone. Yes, it depends whether we have made any efforts to understand the message of ALLAH from different sources with main emphasis on Qur'an. Our Lord does not expect us to be perfect; He only wishes that we acknowledge Him as the Only One worthy of worship and to submit to Him wholeheartedly in all affairs of this world.
It is ironic that many Muslims today think that ALLAH (swt) is happy with them just because their affairs are proceeding smoothly in this world or because they are gifted with abundant resources. Sadly their lives are far from the message of true Islam, and they forget that even many tyrants and Non-Muslims are enjoying the blessings of God in this world, but there is no reward for them in afterlife, rather just the angry flames of Hell-fire.
In Pakistan, the electronic media is very vibrant but it carries very negative tendencies as far as the issue of morality is concerned. The situation is worsening day by day and most of the programmes shown on cable TV in the name of entertainment have no connection with our values as Pakistanis and as Muslims. The only goal is to increase the ratings of their programmes and thus they have become the victim of popular slogan "everything goes".
For the TV channel owners, producers, directors, actors, writers and other organizers of media, a Qur'anic verse below is quite apt:
Those who are working for Satan in this world should know that time is our enemy. One should question one's inclinations and try to formulate things in accordance with the principles of Islam, for this life is very temporary and will only seem like a brief faded dream on Judgement Day.
May Our Supreme Creator guide us and make all of us His humble slaves - Aameen.
- by S Roman Ahsan.