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All The World is a Stage

In countless stages and in three veils of darkness, a drop was converted to clot, clot into a little lump, the chewed lump was fashioned to make the bones, bones were covered with flesh and a new creature was there. This was ‘human’ and was sent to the world as the vicegerent of the Creator. When a human is born, he opens his eyes in a new world for the first time, touches things with his delicate hands and senses different feelings. There are two lives and two deaths for man. First life is the life on earth and the second will be on the day of resurrection that would lead to the world of perpetuity. Similarly, his first death was in the spiritual world and the second would be at the end of his worldly life. As described in the Quranic verses, in this very first life of man, he travels from the state of nothingness to the position of realization of his status as the “Crown of Creations.” According to a latest research, every child, born to the parents of whatever religion, is born with the perception of monotheism, originally. Gradually, when this little child gains understanding, he gets to know about the world and his life on earth. His life on earth is comparable to a stage on which he has to perform according to his role. So analyzing it on a broader scale, people come and people go. There is life, so is mortality, as there’s an entrance of some particular player on stage and there’s an exit as well.

There’s intricate versatility in life and the living beings, as is in the characters of a play. All other creatures in the universe also come to play their role for some specific instant of time, which is predestined according to one school of thought. In our lifespan, we come across the extreme shades of healthy and handicapped, fortunate and unfortunate, courteous and wicked, rich and miserable, civilized and rude, religious and secular, felicitous and wistful, timid and valiant, wise and fool, blessed and cursed, beautiful and ugly, patriots and jingoes, glamorous and simple, dexterous and indolent, optimists and pessimists, confident and shy, determined and irresolute, aware and ignorant or brazen-faced and fearsome. There are others with intermediate characteristics between these two extremes. Everyone has different temperament, face, inclination, lifestyle, thoughts, interests, health, mentality, innate abilities, features, habits, beliefs, Intelligence Quotient and Emotional Quotient. Even if any one or two qualities of a person match with those of some other, these two persons would not be similar altogether. The fingerprints of no two persons in the world can ever be the same. Most of the pe0ple are, at the same time, playing more than one role with regard to their family and profession. There are roles of parents, toddlers, siblings, grandparents, relatives, acquaintances and so on. Besides these, there are roles of boss, employee, unemployed, student, teacher, president, worker and so forth.

Some say that life is a bed of roses. For others, it is a bed of thorns. Some others opine that life is a very long, long sentence of sorrows punctuated with happiness, whereas some say it’s an art .
The Islamic ideology about this world as a stage and the purpose of human life on earth is sublime. Allah tells us how He wants to be worshipped, in the Holy Quran. He also tells us that all Prophets came with the identical message to their people that is to believe in Allah and to worship Him. Further, He also urges us to observe nature, to conquer and discover. The essence of all the religions of the world is “courtesy to fellow beings.” As it’s human nature that he adapts the path of righteousness in all spheres of life, if he’s beforehand unconsciously aware of being questioned about his deeds later. So, the one who considers this world his temporary abode and has unrelenting belief of the mortality and artificiality of this world and the fact that at anytime, anywhere, at any moment of his role during the play. he may be clutched by death declaring the end of his role and has firm faith that he’ll be held answerable for how he played his role, his deeds in the world would automatically be reformed and his role would be exemplary

When such a divine love inculcates in human head and heart, he surrenders his intellect before the ultimate will of God.

When a person, by negating his self-entity, busies himself in the worship of the Creator and overweighs His will, Allah eventually enjoins in him such supreme and superb qualities, which are beyond the understanding of laymen. Allah necessarily bestows upon them, His loveliest benedictions like miracles, revelation, inspiration, manifestation and divination etc. A light of mystic knowledge illuminates his heart and so he deserves the sublime status of being the favourite of Almighty Allah, as is explained below, elusively:

A story of Tansein, the singer in the reign of King Akbar, tells that Akbar said to him, “You are such a great musician. I wonder how great your teacher must be!” Tansein answered, “There is no comparison, My Lord, we are different. He is infinitely greater.” Akbar was Very much inclined to hear the master’s music, but Tansein told him that his master lived in a cave, that it was a very long journey and even then, he did not know if his master would sing before a king. Akbar, however, was persistent and arrived with Tansein at the cave. The master saw who was his visitor but did not mind and when he felt moved, he began to sing. As he sang, Akbar and Tansein went into ecstasy and both lost their consciousness. The master disappeared and they found themselves alone, as in a dream. When they had recovered their senses, they went home. Akbar asked, “Why had the master disappeared?” Tansein answered, “So that next time you might not know him.” Akbar then asked Tansein

to sing again the song of the master, but Tansein was not able to produce the same effect He explained this to Akbar saying, “While I sing to thee, my master sings to God.”

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