A thought-provoking observation done by Ustadh Ali Hammuda. Do read to the end and then reflect where do you stand.
When Allāh speaks about our pursuit of worldly matters, He uses the term:
فَامْشُوا / “Walk”
When speaking about our pursuit of Salaah, Allāh uses the
فَاسْعَوْا / “Proceed”
When speaking about our pursuit of Paradise, Allāh uses the
سَابِقُوا / “Race!”
But, when speaking about our pursuit of Him, Allāh uses the term:
فَفِرُّوا / “Flee!”
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 Allāh, but ‘flee’ towards everything other than Him?
Let your slogan in life be the words of Prophet Musa PBUH who said,
وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَى
” .. and I *rush* to You, my Lord, so that You be pleased.”