THE PULP OF THE CAROB TREE
Have you ever had carob fruit? No? Actually, you donít even realize you have eaten it when you do. and you continue to eat it as long as you live. Because life itself is carob fruit.
We all eat a heap of wood just for a simple taste.
Sometimes this taste is our obsession for belongings. We continually go after substantial things which will never be ours for ever. Sometimes this taste is for fame and position. With this obsession we crush and eliminate our rivals. We use them as a stepping stone. Sometimes this obsession can be a glass of wine. And sometimes it can be lust which discharges and disappears. For a momentís taste we continually nibble on a heap of wood.
Just look around you. . .a blue sky, a sparkling sea, emerald trees, fragrant flowers, chirping birds. . . isnít it like heaven?
Now letís just think about this: If God has created such beauty for us on Earth, . who knows what mysteries he has created for us at His presence?
And letís just continue to nibble on carob fruit for a momentís taste of carob fruit..
What is the life of this world but amusement and play? But verily the Home in the Hereafter,- that is life indeed, if they but knew. VERSE 64, THE SPIDER (ANKABUT), SURA 29
Do you know? There is no wood in Hell. . .nor is there fire.
Everyone will take his own fire over there. And we will light the fire with the wood of the carob fruit.
Ye who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is Men and Stones VERSE 6, THE HOLDING (SOMETHING) TO BE FORBIDDEN (TAHRIM), SURA 66
If your prefer baklava to carob fruit, that is up to you. Then continue to nibble. . .
MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION
SHOWING THE WAY
(AKIN ÷RSMEN 12.6.2006)
* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Quíran, A. Yusuf Ali, 1975 publication, Pitman Press, Great Britain