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The Purpose of human life

(1) Good ending

From this we understand that when we depart to the hereafter after our visa for the world has expired, what do all the different types of people take with them. Does anyone take any currency of this world to the hereafter when his janazah is lowered in the grave? Does anyone take with him plates, cups, mobile telephones, clean sheets, cars etc? Does anyone take both cash and kind? He neither takes kind nor any cash nor both. When we leave the world and our janazah enters the grave, a poet says,

Thanks to those who brought me to the grave.

Now we will go alone from this stage onwards.

Another poet says,

They all pressed me into the grave and left without any dua or salam.

What has happened to time in such a short while. Those servants who walked to and fro serving one, who washed one's clothes, who rubbed oil onto one's body and who massaged one's legs will be throwing sand on the grave and departing.

(2) changing evil to good

This is a blessed month. Cry in this month and ask Allâh Subhanahu wa Taâla for forgiveness. Allâmah Âlûsi (Rahimahullâh) states in Tafsîr Rûhul Maâni that the one who repents sincerely,

Allâh Subhanahu wa Taâla will change his evil deeds into virtues.

Whoever repents, believes and does good actions, Allâh Subhanahu wa Taâla will change their sins into good deeds.[ Surah Furqân.]

The question arises why Allâh Subhanahu wa Taâla mentioned repentance before Imân whereas repentance is only accepted in the state of Imân. Hakeemul Ummat has given the answer in Tafsîr Bayânul Qurân that this verse was revealed for the polytheists. The meaning of the verse is therefore the one who repents from polytheism and then embraces Imân. How can the Imân of one who prostrates before an idol be accepted. It is also mentioned in Tafsîr Mazhari that the one who repents from polytheism, accepts Imân and does good actions, Allâh Subhanahu wa Taâla will grant him good deeds in place of his sins. Allâmah Âlûsi (Rahimahullâh) has mentioned three ways in which Allâh Subhanahu wa Taâla will change our evil deeds into good ones.

(3) Whare will you go

If you continue pursuing these bodies that are eventually going to die, then finally when the geographical contours of the face change, the thin delicate neck becomes plump, the cheeks become deflated, when the lover has to take out his/her teeth to brush them, then you will have to recite this verse of mine which I recited for Meer Sâhib. But this couplet is not only for Meer Sâhib. It is for us and all those who tread the path of tasawwuf. This verse was composed after midnight. I am narrating the favour of Allâh Subhanahu wa Ta'âla that after mignight, when He descends to the skies, I spontaneously recited this verse:

O Meer, the geography of the beautiful ones has changed.

Where will you go with your history?

This was the history of counting the stars, of crying, of weeping, of uneasiness. 'Akhtar shumari' means to count the stars. Don't think it is my name because Akhtar means star.

O Meer, the geography of the beautiful ones has changed.

Where will you go with your history

When this world does not remain, what will you do

With Saturn, Jupiter and Mars.

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