Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"The Past is Gone Forever."

Assalamualaikum wbt to my dear readers :D Alhamdulillah suddenly the feeling of yearning to blog trespass the 'barrier of blogging laziness' within me. Yes, sometimes I do get that kind of feeling, especially that you have been thinking and arranging words to be formed in your mind but realized you are 'too lazy' to type it out and share with lots of wonderful people. Well, this is certainly an attitude I should change, especially that when I've niat that I want to share beneficial posts with you guys.
Insha Allah this entry as you could read from the tittle, I've extracted it from a book that I'm currently engrossed to and read -besides Mazha Yakni and Hunger Games- La Tahzan or Don't Be Sad by Dr A'id al-Qarni. I would definitely suggest this highly beneficial book to you guys! This book is highly recommendable due to its functions as a key to happiness and a gateway to become a much much better Muslim. The tittle is one of its subtopic and I surely hope you guys could finish reading this whole entry and hopefully gain lots of benefits from it. ( ) marks the synonyms of the word before it, because this book's vocabulary are a bit tough to us -normal english speaking with moderate number of grammatical errors understanding- Anyway, the most important thing that I would love to highlight is that this book as mentioned by the author has been written "for anyone who is living through pain and grief or who has been afflicted with a hardship, a hardship that results in sadness and restless nights. For the cure, I have filled the pages of this book with dosages taken from various sources- the Quran, the Sunnah, poetry, poignant anecdotes (narrative story of incidents), parables (legends), and true stories."
By brooding over the past and its tragedies, one exhibits a form of insanity- a kind of sickess that destroys resolve to live for the present moment. Those who have a firm purpose have filed away and forgotten occurrences of the past, which will never again see light, since they occupy such a dark place in the recesses (rest) of the mind. Episodes of the past are finished with; sadness cannot retrieve them, melancholy cannot make things right, and depression will never bring the past back to life. This is becaue the past is non-existent. (no longer exist)
Do not live in the nightmares of former times or under the shade of what you have missed. Save yourself from the ghostly apparition (phantom) of the past. Do you think that you can return the sun to the place of rising, the baby to a mother's womb, milk to the udder, or tears to the eye? By constantly dwelling on the past and its happenings, you place yourself in a very frightful and tragic state of mind.
Reading too much into the past is a waste of the present. When Allah mentioned the affairs of the previous nations, He, the Exalted, said: {That was the nation who has passed away.} (Quran 2:134)
Former days are gone and done with, and you benefit nothing by carrying out an autopsy over them, by turning back the wheels of history.
The person who lives in the past, is like someone who tries to saw sawdust. Of old, they used to say: "Do not remove the dead from their graves."
Our tragedy is that we are incapable of dealing with the present: neglecting our beautiful castles, we wail over dilapidated (ramshackle) buildings. If every man and every jinn were to try jointly to bring back the past, they would most certainly fail. Everything on earth marches forward, preparing for a new season - and so should you.

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