LOCATION ON EARTH
The house you live in, is it leased or is it your own? If it is leased would like to own your own home? But of course. . .Even if you did own a home you would like to own another one.
There is an old proverb:
Location on Earth, and faith in Heaven
How interesting. . . It is as if this could be interpreted that if we have need for location on Earth, we do not have need for faith in Heaven. Whereas, on Earth what we actually and vehemently have need for is faith. Because the faith we have on Earth is going to ensure that we have a good location in our life in Heaven.
But surely those who believe and do right will have gardens of Paradise as a gift. ; VERSE 107,The Cave (AL-HAKF)) SURA 18
Assure yourselves that we will have life there and we will need a homeland and location. Therefore, we will have, if not more than that on Earth, need for location.
The location we possess on this world we will, one day, leave to those coming after us, as we go to Heaven. Whereas, the homeland in Heaven will be our eternal homeland.
Therefore, inasmuch as we have need for location in this world, we have need for faith, too.
May God make us proprietors of location and faith both in this world and the next one.
MAY GOD BE YOUR BELOVED AND YOUR COMPANION
(AKIN ÷RSMEN 12.25.2008)
SHOWING THE WAY
(*)The Quranic verses are taken from Ahmed Aliís translation,Al-Quran Princeteon University Press, fifth printing 1994