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The reality!!!

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Submitted by Mansoor (Pakistan), May 17, 2008 at 06:32

Brian!!

Nice to see your post..

I took several meanings of your thoughts which you mentioned in your particular post. What I understood is that you yourself is very much disturbed due to life so much depending upon money and wealth...

My concept is totally different which has made me a man who learned to thank and just be happy on what the life has given to me. From the early days of my struggle till gaining a reasonably solid position in the society, I find the help of my Lord Allah on every moment, every step and on every instance. If to be straight I never missed my 5 times prayers but on extremely rare occasions, since childhood. I read, learn and understand Quran and whenever I travel, rather than listening to music I prefer listening to Quran recitation.

In short, I want to keep my contact with my Lord intact. Here I want to share my personal experiences which may look odd to you but I am not telling any lie thats for sure..These experiences strengthen my belief in my faith...which I love..more than my life.

Sometimes, when I am tired or when while extended sleeping the time of prayers reaches, some hidden force wakes me up...sometimes by calling my name, sometime by pushing me, sometimes even pinching a finger on my back. This is experienced recently by my son too....This is no joke...Ok.. I find my sixth sense so strong that many a times, I have been given hidden alarm to stay back from something. I just want to say that these things happen when your contact with your Lord is strongly established!!!

Coming to Canada...yeah...to meet my relatives...its Ok...but to settle there...I never thought about that.. My footings in my country are strong...I don't wish for wealth but it is there under my foot...My Lord has given me so much that ....If I would pray for rest of my life ...I would not be able to repay...that.

You and many others see the success in worldly life as a matter of pride...but ...what would you do when your eyes are closed today...You cannot take a single thing along....Why loving things...which would perish....My faith teaches me to love the lasting gain...on the day of judgment....I am working on it...and I am struggling for it...Your worldly success doesn't impress me much...Think about it..

Submitting....

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