Alhamdulillah, indeed, all Praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, seek His Help and Forgiveness and refuge in Allah from the evil of own soul and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead him astray and whomsoever He leaves astray no one can guide him. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah the Most High and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Final Messenger Salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam.
What should be the way of our life? What is our purpose of life? Is it becoming an Engineer or Doctor? Or is it becoming a successful businessman or a millionaire? To select the right decision we have to think out our vision of life, our philosophy, our family, our society. But mostly the ultimate goal of every one’s life is to lead a happy, luxurious and honorable life of the world. To fulfill this goal one becomes an engineer or doctor or scientist or any other thing. From the beginning of the human civilization most of the people works throughout his or her life to fulfill this goal. Time goes in his own way, many society lost from our civilization, a lot of revolution takes place but the thinking of our mind does not change and it will remain unchanged till the moment of destroying of the universe.
Let we strive and endeavour to the Book of Allah before there comes upon you the day which the Messenger Salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam has informed us of and that is the day when the Quran will be lifted from the pages and the heart.
The Messenger of Allah (Salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Islam will near away just as a piece of garment wears away until it will be unknown what fasting is, what prayer is, what the religious rites are and what charity is. And the Book of Allah will be lifted overnight, no verse of it will remain on the earth and there shall remain group of people, old aged men saying, ‘We found our fathers upon this statement: La ilaha illa Allah (There is no God but Allah), so we too say it.’ Silah said to him (i.e. Hudhayfah), what wil ‘La ilaha illa Allah’ do for them when they don’t know what fasting, prayer, rites and charity is?” Hudhayfah turned away from him, so he repeated it three times, each time Hudhayfah would turn away from him. Then on the third, he turned to him and said three times, ‘O Silah! It willsave them from the Hellfire!” (Reported by Ibnu Majah and al-Hakim from Hudhayfah – Sahih al-Jami’ (8077).
And ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (radhiallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘Surely the Quran will be taken away from amongst you, taken away in one night so it will be remove from the hearts if men such that there shall remain nothing of it on the earth” (Reported by al-Tabarani, Fath-al Baari 13/16).
If you are among those people who believe in Allah, who think that He is the only Creator of this whole universe and He is the Only one to whom we can pray, then you should also believe in life after death. Then you have different philosophy about your Purpose of Life. Then you should only think, how can you escape from the punishment of Allah and how can you become a successful man or woman in your next life ( life of “Hereafter” or “Akhirah”). Then you have to follow the Al-Quran and Sunnah.
Whoever wishes for honour and glory in this life and in the Hereafter, then upon such a person is to make resolute return to the Book of Allah. Whoever desires ascend the rank of ‘ilm (knowledge) and attain wisdom and intellect, then he or she must have resource to the Quran as a primary point. The Quran was not revealed only to be recited and decorated, but to be learnt, taught and acted upon. It was revealed to establish societies, build constitutions, reform the minds of mankind and take them out from the darkness. This Quran is the strong rope of Allah Ta’ala, which link the earth to heaven and saves the soul from eternal doom, whoever takes it as a leader it leads him to paradise as wide as heavens and the earth. But whoever casts it behind him and neglects its right, then it only casts such a person into Hellfire, the mother of destruction, despair, humilition and evil.
Now, do we realise that something "missing" in our life ? Is our life only a circle of routine works? If we take Islam "completely" as the way of our life, if we realise that "Death" can come in every second ahead of our time, and we believe that there is a life after death, our purpose of life should the way to "Jannah" or "Paradise" or "Heaven". After all I wish everyone who visit this Majelis, get something useful for yourself, then you will share it with others. I pray to Allah Ta'aala that all our good deeds to gather in Majlis Ilm, sharing knowledges to one another, will be our "saving" of rewards in the Hereafter. I request to all non-Muslims to study about Islam and take it as their only religion. This Majelis also open for all of you. And may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon of our Prophet Muhammad Salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam and his family and his companions. August, 2011 / 1432 H Additional note: I presented all the rewards for my parents, my teachers and all the ulamas and writers on this earth who ever taught me and given me knowledge directly and undirectly, also for my little sister, Aiysha Akram (not-blood sister) for her ideas, her supports and all the kindness, without her maybe i would never make this Majelis Ilm and benefits other people, may the rewards, mercy and blessing of Allah be upon them.