Yes, did you exercise your right to vote in a democratic country? For those of us who belong to a democratic country, it’s easy to recollect hustle amidst government parties before election. Then after election, within few days, almost everyone seems unhappy with the result. Ironically, most add I did not vote for this party. So whom did they vote for? We hear, “Why one should vote when there is going to be no change?” Wow! They just flashed that they don’t care. Should such speak out now? They didn’t even attempt – to use the opportunity to make a change they seek, by voting for the party most close to their expectation.
Likewise, our life is filled with options. Religion is an option too. And I have voted for ISLAM, only religion acceptable by Almighty, which wascampaigned by our beloved prophet Muhammad SAW the best candidate ever . The campaign is very clear and simple – Accept and live by Islam so as to gain a place in heaven. To make it easy I am even given a map. It’s Quran – with instructions to please HIM. Not a word has been altered since it was revealed more than 1400 years ago. To make it further easy for us, a GPS is given. It’s Sunnah of our prophet, reemphasizing on quran and shows us how to live.
Surprisingly these never get outdated. There is something there for intellects of every era to ponder upon. Are you a philosopher, poet, scientist, mathematician or just someone looking answer to your problem? No matter what, you’ll find something to marvel you. There have been times when I felt very low. Help was just a Dua(invocation) away. HE hears every caller’s call and blesses us with that which is best for us. He doesn’t forget those who haven’t voted Him and takes care of their needs too as long as they live. But, the heaven is not for such.
Do you want to vote Him too? To vote all you have to do is – Testify that there is no God worthy of worship but Him. And you reemphasize your choice by praying 5 times a day, fasting in the month of Ramadan, paying zakath /obligatory charity and performing pilgrimage to Mecca (for able person). Yes, this is all that it takes to please HIM. How blessed will be the day when we meet Him to see Him pleased with us?
Indeed, they who have believed and done righteous deeds – those are the best of creatures. Their reward with Allah will be gardens of perpetual residence beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever, Allah being pleased with them and they with Him. That is for whoever has feared his Lord. (Quran surah bayyinah, verse 7 and 8)
Beware of those who campaign against Islam. Anything else is one way ticket to Hell! Do not lose hope, one can repent and turn to Islam as long as one lives, Allah is most Forgiving and Accepter of repentance. Be not amidst them who were influenced by others and avoided even exploring option of islam. This verse here states what will happen to them!
And for those who disbelieved in their Lord is the punishment of Hell, and wretched is the destination. When they are thrown into it, they hear from it a [dreadful] inhaling while it boils up. It almost bursts with rage. Every time a company is thrown into it, its keepers ask them, “Did there not come to you a warner?” They will say,” Yes, a warner had come to us, but we denied and said, ‘ Allah has not sent down anything. You are not but in great error.’ “And they will say, “If only we had been listening or reasoning, we would not be among the companions of the Blaze.” And they will admit their sin, so [it is] alienation for the companions of the Blaze. [Quran Surah Mulk, verses 6-11]
I hope you vote/revote for Islam today. Spread this message soon, lest someone might never have chance to know the Truth. My dear brothers and sisters exercise your right to practice and preach islam.