Two Choices for Your Heart
Channel: Ahsan Hanif
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But Allah subhanho wa Taala, he gives to us a principle. And that principle is that it is essentially a choice that we make. That choice is between to the choice of this life or the choice of the hereafter. And what is meant by this choice is what is our ultimate goal? Is it to succeed in this life alone. And therefore, that success comes in the forms of success that we also linked to this life, the success of wealth, the success of maybe power or fame, the success of having a good career, whatever it may be, that we think, demean or equate success, then that is the success that we want to strive for, or is our primary goal and ultimate objective, the success of the Hereafter,
the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah azza wa jal tells us in this verse, that it is a choice Montana, you read will Arjuna whosoever wishes for this life, a lot of them say that is forced upon us. Allah subhanaw taala doesn't say that it's something which he has obligated upon us, something which he forces us to choose, he has given us the choice. And there are inevitably those people, and they are the majority of the creation of humankind, that they will choose the life of this world, mankind or you read largely as an alarm. So which tells us another important principle. So the first principle is that Allah gives us a choice. That is a choice that we and I knew we make.
And just because allow me know what the choice is, or the decision that we will make or the choice that we will take, it doesn't mean that Allah azza wa jal has forced us to make that choice. But it is from the attributes of Allah and from his names that he is all knowing, and all aware and are knowledgeable, and therefore Allah azza wa jal knows what we will choose. But it is something which we ultimately make a choice for. And then Allah azza wa jal tells us that Allah grants to us our choices, and that choice in the word iraida. That choice that we make, it is ultimately an action of the heart. And that is why when you look at the countless verses, and the numerous Hadith of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that speak about choosing right, choosing this world or choosing the Hereafter, that often refers to the issue of intention, what you really want what you strive for, within your heart. So it's not just simply a case of, I want the dunya or I want the Hereafter, by my outward actions, by when I show it to other people, but when I pretend that I want or other Allah subhanaw taala is showing to us that it is what is in the heart that matters. In another verse, Allah subhanaw taala says, Man can you lead with our but dunya fairing the Lucha Libre dunya will whosoever wishes for the rewards of this life than with Allah does he have the rewards of this
life and the next life? It is an issue of what you want in the heart. Our Prophet Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in that famous Hadith that we will probably have