Islam is a religion of Allah and beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)with his ideal powerful personality, character, and best leadership qualities enlightened the people of the world when they had no hopes and were living a life in darkness. Sent as a blessed Messenger from Almighty Allah, he was an epitome of light in this dark world to entire humanity — enlightened the lives of people with the education of Islam and teaches us peace, prosperity and enlightenment. As per lyrics of Allama Iqbal “Ki Muhammad(SAW) Se Wafa Tune To Hum Tere Hain…Ye Jahaan Cheez Kya Hai Looh o Qalam Tere Hain”. The Holy Qur’an, book of Allah was bestowed upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW) as a guiding light to entire humanity. Seeking guidance through this Holy book is the way in seeking Almighty Allah to live life with its real purpose. We have to surrender to thedecree of Almighty Allah. We have to seek HIS pleasurethrough following the teachings of Holy book of Qur’an(The Word of Allah) and teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH). Following the Qur’an(The Word of Allah) and teachings of Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH) would serve as an ideal motivation and guide in fulfilling the true purpose of life, besides fulfilling our dreams and aspirations in this world in a rightful, truthful, justiful and humanity-serving way. A professional’s main goal must be to seek and discover the pleasure of Allah through whatever graces and blessings he has been endowed upon by Almighty Allah. The more effort one makes in seeking Almighty Allah, the more he/she remains contented in life. Moreover, the noble work you do for the pleasure of Almighty Allah and for the benefit of humanity is always worth full and a way towards seeking HIM. Allah has blessed you with the amazing potential to carryon the noble works in this world. Take them as bountiful blessings from Almighty Allah and in HIS pleasure – find your pleasure and be positive. No matter whatever proffession you are in – a doctor, an engineer, a teacher, a lawyer, an officer, a politician or other —you should always be honest, ensure right direction to your professional work by seeking guidance from the Holy Book of Qur’an (The Word of Almighty Allah, SWT) and noble teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW)–as that way you would be able to seek the pleasure of Almighty Allah(SWT).
To realise success in your any dream – Faith in Almighty Allah and Faith in Self are important. But don’t ever let your Faith in Self overpower your Faith in Almighty SWT. If it happens so, you may land into trouble as your Faith in Self has roots and control from your Faith in Almighty Allah. Remember! When the work you do brings you closer to Almighty Allah and builds in you strong faith towards Him, do realise that you are in right direction and preaching towards enlightenment and success. You must always be thankful to Almighty Allah and owe due credit of your success to HIM only. The more you will owe credit of your success to HIM, the more you get closer to HIM and seek HIS pleasure. Moreover, to realise a dream in your life, you will have both right and wrong direction to fore. It depends upon you which one you choose. Ensuring right direction to a dream will bring you success as well as make you fulfil the true purpose of life (pleasure of Almighty Allah). If you ensure wrong direction to your dream – you will fail to accomplish the true purpose of life. It will be worth to mention here that you will be able to give right direction to a dream by imbibing true guidance, good character and values – by following the teachings of Almighty Allah and His beloved Prophet (SAW). When our motivational speeches are delivered in the light of Allah and the teachings of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), they would have a revolutionary impact in the lives of people. To touch the skies in your life here and hereafter, you need to read the lessons/teachings/books that have been endowed upon us from the skies (Asmani kitabein) besides the books of worldly knowledge. As per lyrics of great Allama Iqbal: “Sabaq Phir Pad Sadaqat Ka, Adaalat Ka, Shajaat Ka…Liya Jayega Tuj Se Kaam Duniya Ki Imamat Ka” ( meaning: we have to read a lesson of truthfulness, justice and bravery in order to lead the world and positively revolutionize the lives). We have to discover Allah’s blessings through realising our inner being. Our journey in this world is just a test through the achievement of multiple dreams to achieve the final dream- that is beyond our sight ( the world hereafter and its magnanimous reward, Jannat Ul Firdous). We are from Allah to this world – here we have to work to please HIM( that is the real purpose of this life) and to HIM we shall return – and when we return to HIM, we should have pleased HIM to such an extent so that HE shouldhappily receive us and bless with that magnanimous award of Jannat Ul Firdous(the final dream). May Almighty Allah bless us all…Aameen
Har Ek Maqam Se Aage Maqam Hai Tera;
Hayat Zouq-e- Safar Kay Sewa Kuch Aur Nahi ( Allama Iqbal).
(The author is Physician, Educator, and Founder Director of JKIFTS. Views are his own)