Mankind, throughout history has always wanted to differ and do the things others cannot do.
This is the reason rulers desire to establish empires covering the continents. Being able to do something others cannot, elevates us above others. They idolize the elevated. To do that which has not been done before culminates in personal astonishment and admiration.
Actually, this desire is the external expression of our internal ego. Hazerfan Celebiís desire to fly, Richard the Lion Heartedís wishing to conquer Jerusalem, and Lino Lacedelliís K2 expedition are all attempts made to be different and number one.
A personís wishing to build a block of dominos a few meters tall or to have a tattoo no one else has, is much different than being an exceptional line in a book. To be different, to do that which others have not yet done, has lead people to do nonsensical things. The people mentioned in the Guinness records book have not tried to be a better person than anyone else has ever been. Because, in the Guinness records book there is no such category. In the book you cannot find anyone who retains the record of never having told a lie in his life.
The record attempts we make, will never provide us any eternal benefit, render us a line in the records book of God Almighty, or lead us to Godís grace.
Indeed the ledger of the wicked will be in (the lowest levels) of Sijjin How will you comprehend what Sijjin is? It is a (repository of) distinctly written record. Surely the ledger of the pious will be in Illiyun (heights above the heights). But how will you comprehend what Ď Illiyun is. It is a (repository of) distinctly written record. Witnessed by those who are honored. Verily, the pious will be in heaven.
With a sealing of musk, which those who aspire for the best should desire.
VERSES (7-8-9-18-19-20-21-22-26) THE DEFRAUDERS, (AL-MUTAFFIFIN), SURA 83
What do we benefit by building domino towers? The dominos ultimately will dissemble and the tower we have built will come to naught. And time will come when our name is no longer remembered.
Whereas, the prophet referred to in the Lordís Book, has registered records in benevolence difficult to attain. And, in the Lordís Book, those blessed people are exalted.
Commemorate Abraham ;in the Book: He was upright, a prophet. VERSE 41MARY (MERYEM),SURA 19
Which do you prefer? The praise of men? Or, the praise of God?
If you wish to make a difference among men, to do something they cannot, and to be applauded, then you will only be a line in the Guinness book of records.
Whereas, being a line in Godís Book, is not being just a line.
MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION
(AKIN ÷RSMEN 04.11.2008)
SHOWING THE WAY
* The Coranic verses have been taken from the Holy Quíran, Ahmed Ali, Princeton University of Press, Princeton, New Jersey, fifth printing with revisions, 1994