When speaking about our pursuit of Salaah, Allah uses the
term, فَاسْعَوْا / “Proceed” (Al-Qur’an, Surah 62, Ayah 9)
When speaking about our pursuit of Paradise, He uses the
term, سَابِقُوا / “Race!” (Al-Qur’an. Surah 57, Ayah 21)
But, when speaking about our pursuit of Him, Allah uses the term, فَفِرُّوا / “Flee!” (Al-Qur’an, Surah 51, Ayah 50)
Not every ambition in life deserves the same amount of effort.
With the above said, consider your own life, your own aspirations and what you invest most time in.
Is the above an accurate reflection of us?
Or have we flipped this Qur’anic standard upside down, where we ‘walk’ towards Allah, but ‘flee’ towards everything other than Him?
Let your slogan in life be the words of Prophet Musa (‘alayhissalam) who said,
وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَى
” .. and I rush to You, my Lord, so that You be pleased.”
(Al-Qur’an, Surah 20, Ayah 84)
– Ali Hammuda