Seven Billion People


precious-life

Walking down the street,
Passing by hundreds of people;
Never knowing their stories,
We’re merely strangers.

But I can’t help wondering,
About the beauty I see in the diversity.
We’re all so different yet alike,
In our purpose; in this test of life.

Fancy terms and theories invented,
To explain away our existence.
We resulted from a chemical reaction they say,
But to my mind none of it makes any sense.

A girl like me but with her hair let down,
Typing away on her phone,
Brushes past me; mouths a sorry,
And before I know, she’s gone.

Disappeared in the crowd,
The crowd which they say originated from the unknown.
Why can’t they see?
That we’re a part of God’s creation.

One is our mission, one destination.
The roads we travel might be different,
But they will cross at some point in time, and in the end,
We’ll all gather on the same ground for the final Judgment.

Answerable for everything we did,
When we were grateful and didn’t complain.
Also the times when we frowned,
Thought life was boring and mundane.

I stop at the sidewalk,
See a beggar with her children;
Tattered clothes, hands outstretched,
Her eyes telling a story she wouldn’t want to narrate.

So many more similar stories,
Out there, undiscovered.
His Knowledge encompasses everything,
Every small and big deed is being recorded.

Wealth and poverty, Power and authority,
Are a test for mankind.
With patience, prayer and remembrance
The path to success we will find.

The existence of seven billion people,
Isn’t without a purpose.
In order to attain eternal life in Paradise,
All temptation we’ll have to surpass.

One is our mission, one destination .
We must work towards it day and night,
Avoid sin, keep evil thoughts away.
And do only that which is right.

 

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“Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion, and He is Able to do all things.

Who has created death and life, that He may test you which of you is best in deed. And He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;”

(The Noble Qur’an, Surah Al Mulk, 67:1-2 )

 

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9 thoughts on “Seven Billion People

  1. Beautiful,
    It had told me not to be anxious about small irrelevant problem in lives like my coming semester end exams. Krishna (god ) is somewhere, watching me, guiding me. With good blessing and my hard work I can overcome anything. Thanks for reminding me he is there.
    I live poetry related to religion and spiritual beings. It was really…. divine

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    1. Thanks. I’m glad you liked it. The belief highlighted in the poem is that of judgment in the Hereafter. I don’t know much about the Hindu religion but I think you have something about reincarnation. On the contrary, we Muslims believe that every human being is given only one life to do good deeds and will be resurrected after death for judgment, accountable to Allah (the Creator).

      Thank you for reading. 🙂

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      1. Thanks for replying
        Our religuons may be different and our gods may punish sins differently .
        But their teachings are similar all leading to the betterment of society. Religion is much more then praying . it is a part for self improvement that will finally take us to salvation.
        It is good to know that there are many looks of you who are spreading this message across the world .
        Good luck in your quest
        (Wow ,I wrote these words)

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        1. Yes, of course, religion is a lot more than just praying. It is an entire way of living. The moral teachings are similar, yes, but the fundamentals differ drastically which is what makes all the difference.

          Thank you. I hope you benefit from my other posts as well. Do visit again.

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  2. This was a little bit nostalgic, especially the begin because there was a time a couple of years back I was sitting in my apartment looking out the window, and just seeing people walking, driving leading different lives. I was thinking how interesting it is, everyone has their own story, their own version of what they believe is reality. Everyone goes back home to something, that feels familiar to them and is part of their identity… Well those thoughts spiraled from there and went on and on eventually I put it in the back of my mind, I concluded to each his own. (lazy excuse) Then recently it came back in a different form, which was one of the reason life’s test is hard is cause so many of us are in the wrong/ failing. I said us, including myself, I’m a far cry from a saint or even righteous person, but yea the overwhelming majority is technically failing life’s test, and it’s got a tipping effect, where it’s past a threshold where someone can rationalize, how can soooo many people be wrong?? and why?? I still don’t have an answer for this, I’m still thinking it through, however the thing that solves the problem but yet doesn’t answer my question is this verse
    Quran 5:100
    “Say, “Not equal are the evil and the good, although the abundance of evil might impress you.” So fear Allah , O you of understanding, that you may be successful.”

    Solves the problem because it explains my situation exactly, and instructs us to Fear Allah so we may be successful (not telling you anything you don’t already know). But doesn’t answer my question because I still don’t understand why the overwhelming majority of us are failing, consistently I might add.

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    1. The reason we consistently fail life’s tests is because we’re not perfect. It takes effort to develop a pious character and if we don’t put effort into it we won’t progress. Let me give you an example, say five years back you had a cellphone with a much older OS, now if you don’t upgrade it to the latest version it will obviously lag, right? That’s us, we live in a world that’s constantly changing and if we don’t strive to stay steadfast we’ll go downhill. Why the majority fails?….never thought about it but I think that’s just how it is. Everybody is given equal opportunity to search for the truth and submit to Allah, yet the majority disbelieves. Again, maybe because we’re not perfect and we really need to put in effort to better ourselves. If you read the translation of Surah al-Layl, Allah سبحانه و تعالى says:
      “Certainly, your efforts and deeds are diverse.
      As for him who gives and has Taqwa.
      And believes in the best [reward],
      We will ease him toward ease.
      But as for he who withholds and considers himself free of need
      And denies the best [reward],
      We will ease him toward difficulty.”
      [92:4-10]

      Maybe you should try reading the tafseer of these verses.

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