Things that should Have Been Thinking

Since the beginning, we have emphasized the importance of thinking, benefit-benefits for humans and the means that distinguish human beings from other creatures. We have to mention also the causes that prevent people from thinking. All of this has the main goal to encourage people to think and help them know the purpose of his creation; and in order to exalt human knowledge and power of God is infinite.

On the pages that follow, we will try to explain how people who believe in God think about everything that met throughout the day and get a lesson from the events that he witnessed; how he should be grateful and become closer to God after witnessing the beauty and science of God in everything.

It is certain what is mentioned here only covers a fraction of the capacity of thinking man. Humans have the ability to at any time (and not every hour, minutes or seconds, but the time unit smaller than that, ie at any time) in his life. The scope of human thought to such an extent that it is impossible to be limited. Therefore, the description below is intended to simply open the door for those who do not use the means of their thinking as they should.

Keep in mind that only those who think deeply who are able to understand and be in a better position than any other creature. They were not able to see the wonders of the events surrounding and can not utilize their mind to think is the word of God as described in the following:

وَمَثَلُ ٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ كَمَثَلِ ٱلَّذِي يَنۡعِقُ بِمَا لَا يَسۡمَعُ إِلَّا دُعَآءٗ وَنِدَآءٗۚ صُمُّۢ بُكۡمٌ عُمۡيٞ فَهُمۡ لَا يَعۡقِلُونَ ١٧١ 

And the parable of those who disbelieve is as the parable of one who calls out to that which hears no more than a call and a cry; deaf, dumb (and) blind, so they do not understand. (Al-Baqarah, 2: 171)

وَلَقَدۡ ذَرَأۡنَا لِجَهَنَّمَ كَثِيرٗا مِّنَ ٱلۡجِنِّ وَٱلۡإِنسِۖ لَهُمۡ قُلُوبٞ لَّا يَفۡقَهُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمۡ أَعۡيُنٞ لَّا يُبۡصِرُونَ بِهَا وَلَهُمۡ ءَاذَانٞ لَّا يَسۡمَعُونَ بِهَآۚ أُوْلَٰٓئِكَ كَٱلۡأَنۡعَٰمِ بَلۡ هُمۡ أَضَلُّۚ أُوْلَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلۡغَٰفِلُونَ ١٧٩ 

And certainly We have created for hell many of the jinn and the men; they have hearts with which they do not understand, and they have eyes with which they do not see, and they have ears with which they do not hear; they are as cattle, nay, they are in worse errors; these are the heedless ones. (Al-A'raf, 7: 179)

أَمۡ تَحۡسَبُ أَنَّ أَكۡثَرَهُمۡ يَسۡمَعُونَ أَوۡ يَعۡقِلُونَۚ إِنۡ هُمۡ إِلَّا كَٱلۡأَنۡعَٰمِ بَلۡ هُمۡ أَضَلُّ سَبِيلًا ٤٤
Or do you think that most of them do hear or understand? They are nothing but as cattle; nay, they are straying farther off from the path. (Al-Furqaan, 25: 44)

Only those who want to think that being able to see and then understand the signs of Allah, and the magic of the objects and events that God has created. They were able to take a valuable conclusion of each case, large or small, that they see around them.

When someone woke up in the morning ...

Not required special conditions for a person to start thinking. Even for people who are just waking up in the morning there was a lot of things that can be pushed to think.
Posted a long day in front of someone who's just getting out of bed in the morning. A day when tiredness or sleepiness seemed gone. He is ready to start the day. When thinking about this, he remembered a word of God:

وَهُوَ ٱلَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ ٱلَّيۡلَ لِبَاسٗا وَٱلنَّوۡمَ سُبَاتٗا وَجَعَلَ ٱلنَّهَارَ نُشُورٗا ٤٧ 

And He it is Who made the night a covering for you, and the sleep a rest, and He made the day to rise up again. (Al Furqaan, 25: 47)

After washing the face and bath, he felt totally awake and be in full consciousness. Now he's ready to think about the various issues that are beneficial for him. Many other things are more important to consider than just thinking about what food he had for breakfast or what time he had to leave home. And the first time he had to think about things more important.

First of all, how he was able to get up in the morning is an incredible miracle. Despite already losing consciousness at all during sleep, but the next day he came back to consciousness and personality. His heart beat, he can breathe, talk and see. Though at the time he went to bed, there is no guarantee that all these things will be back to normal in the morning. Nor is he any unfortunate that night. For example, neglect neighbors who lived next door can cause a gas leak that can explode and wake him up that night. A natural disaster that can be fatal can occur in the area where he lives.

He may be having problems with his physical. For example, he would wake up with a tremendous pain in the kidneys or head. But none of this happened and he woke up in a safe and sound. Such thinking leads him to thank God for the love and care provided him.

Start a new day with a good health has the meaning that God gives a person a chance back at its disposal to get better luck in the next.

Remember all this, the most appropriate attitude is to spend time on that day in a way that God approves. Before everything else, one should first busy planning and thinking about things like this. The starting point in getting the pleasure of Allah is to ask God to make it easier to resolve this problem. Prayer Solomon is a good role model for those who believe:

فَتَبَسَّمَ ضَاحِكٗا مِّن قَوۡلِهَا وَقَالَ رَبِّ أَوۡزِعۡنِيٓ أَنۡ أَشۡكُرَ نِعۡمَتَكَ ٱلَّتِيٓ أَنۡعَمۡتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَٰلِدَيَّ وَأَنۡ أَعۡمَلَ صَٰلِحٗا تَرۡضَىٰهُ وَأَدۡخِلۡنِي بِرَحۡمَتِكَ فِي عِبَادِكَ ٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ ١٩ 

So he smiled, wondering at her word, and said: My Lord! grant me that I should be grateful for Thy favor which Thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I should do good such as Thou art pleased with, and make me enter, by Thy mercy, into Thy servants, the good ones. (An-Naml, 27: 19)

How human weakness encourage people to think?

The human body is so weak when just waking up from sleep can encourage people to think: every morning he had to wash my face and brush his teeth. Aware of this, he was pondering about its weaknesses the other. Compulsion to shower every day, his appearance would look terrible if his body was not covered by the epidermis, and the inability to resist drowsiness, hunger and thirst, everything is evidence of the weakness itself.

For people who have aged, her reflection in the mirror can bring a variety of thoughts in his mind. When the age of two decades of his life, the signs of the aging process has been seen in his face. At age thirty, the folds of the skin begins to look under the eyelids and around the mouth, the skin is no longer smooth as before, change the physical shape seen in most of his body. When entering an increasingly twilight age, graying hair and hands become brittle.

For people who think about it, old age is the most real events showing the transitory nature of the life of the world and prevent it from love and greed of the world. People who enter old age understand that seconds away from death was near. His body undergo the aging process and is in the process of leaving this world. Her body gradually weakened despite his spirit does not turn out to be old. Most humans are very impressed by his good looks or feels inferior because of the ugliness of their faces when she was young.

In general, people who used to be handsome or beautiful to be arrogant, on the contrary that in the past faced unattractive feel inferior and unhappy. The aging process is clear evidence that shows the transient nature of beauty or ugliness of a person's appearance. So it is acceptable and reasonable if the assessed and rewarded by God is good and their moral commitment shown by a person to God.

Every time when the face of all human weakness to think that the only substances the Perfect and Most Great and far from any imperfection is God, and he also exalts the greatness of God. God created every human weakness with a purpose or meaning. Included in this goal is for people to not be too in love to the life of the world, and not be deceived by all that they have in the life of the world. Someone who is able to understand this by thinking will crave that God created him in the hereafter is free from any weakness.

All human weakness will remind one interesting thing to ponder: roses that arose from the black soil turned out to have such a fragrant smell. Conversely, a very unpleasant odor comes from people who do not take care of his body. Especially for those who are arrogant and boast, this is something they should think and take lessons from it.

How some of the characteristics of the human body makes you think?

When looking at yourself in the mirror, someone thinks about various things that had never occurred to him. For example: eyelashes, eyebrows, bones and teeth do not grow lengthwise continuously. In other words, in the part of the body where the growth of limbs that will continually be something bothersome and blocking his view, the members of the body stops growing. In contrast, the hair that looks beautiful when grown lengthwise, has not stopped growing. In addition, there is a perfect balance in the growth of bones.

For example members of the upper bone will not grow lengthwise away, causing the body look shorter. All this bone stopped at a certain moment as if each bone is to know how long they have to grow.

Of course, all that has been mentioned here occurs as a result of the reactions of physics and chemistry that occurs in the body. People who are contemplating this will also wonder how these reactions occur. Who incorporate hormones and enzymes that are responsible for the growth of the body in accordance with the required dose? And who controls the content and timing secretion of hormones and enzymes that?

It is inevitable that it is impossible to say that this all happened by chance. It is impossible to cells or atoms that form human beings who do not have the awareness of doing so on its own. It is evidence that the phenomenon occurs because of the power of God who created man in the best possible shape.

When in the course of ...

After waking up and getting ready in the morning, people then go to the office, school or do their work outside the home. For believers, this departure is the beginning of doing good deeds that bring the pleasure of Allah. When leaving home and traveling to the outside, somebody will find a lot of things he could think of, for example, thousands of people, vehicles, trees, large and small, and there are a variety of things in many places. In this case, the views of people who believe the obvious, namely that he was trying to get as much benefit from that he met around him. He thought about the causes of the events there.

Because of what he saw happening with the knowledge and will of God, then there must be a meaning behind events or the sight. Because God was the one who enabled him to go outside the house and put all this scenery in front of his eyes, then it is definitely out of the sights there that must be seen and thought. Since getting out of bed, he was grateful to God who has given him another day in the life of the world which can be used as capital to get the reward from Allah. Now, he was embarked on a journey that can bring a reward for him. Realizing this, he remembered the words of God: 

 وَجَعَلۡنَا ٱلنَّهَارَ مَعَاشٗا ١١ 

And We made the day for seeking livelihood. (An-Naba ', 78:11).

Warmth of the verse, he made plans about how to spend his time in the day by doing jobs that are not only beneficial for other people but also bring the pleasure of Allah.

When he was in his car or on any vehicle with such a mindset, he went back to give thanks to God. Not a problem, no matter how far he had to travel distances traveled, he still has the means to go there. To enable people, Allah has created various means of transportation to assist people in traveling. Even when the current advances in technology has provided a new means of transport such as cars, trains, planes, ships, helicopters, buses ... When contemplating this, someone will return remembered: it is God who has created technology to help humans.

Every day, scientists make discoveries and new innovations that can make our lives easier. They produce this all through the means that God created on earth. Someone who is thinking about these issues will enjoy the journey while thanking God for the convenience provided to him.

On the way to the destination, he saw a pile of garbage to smell bad, seedy places along the way. This has led to a variety of thoughts in his mind:

When they are in the world, God has given us information that helps us get a picture of heaven and hell; or to estimate the state of this place by using the comparison. Piles of garbage, bad odor and slums can cause stress or pressure in one's soul. Nobody wants to stay in place. This situation reminds one of hell and the verses which tells hell. In many verses of the Qur'an Allah has told me something unpleasant, dark and repulsive about hell:

And those on the left, who left the group?

وَأَصۡحَٰبُ ٱلشِّمَالِ مَآ أَصۡحَٰبُ ٱلشِّمَالِ ٤١  فِي سَمُومٖ وَحَمِيمٖ ٤٢  وَظِلّٖ مِّن يَحۡمُومٖ ٤٣ لَّا بَارِدٖ وَلَا كَرِيمٍ ٤٤ 

And those of the left hand, how wretched are those of the left hand!. In hot wind and boiling water, And the shade of black smoke, Neither cool nor honorable. (Al-Waqi'a, 56: 41-44)

وَإِذَآ أُلۡقُواْ مِنۡهَا مَكَانٗا ضَيِّقٗا مُّقَرَّنِينَ دَعَوۡاْ هُنَالِكَ ثُبُورٗا ١٣  لَّا تَدۡعُواْ ٱلۡيَوۡمَ ثُبُورٗا وَٰحِدٗا وَٱدۡعُواْ ثُبُورٗا كَثِيرٗا ١٤ 

And when they are cast into a narrow place in it, bound, they shall there call out for destruction. Call not this day for one destruction, but call for destructions many. (Al-Furqaan, 25 : 13-14)

With the thought of the verses above, the people pray that God keep him away from the torments of hell and forgive any mistakes.

Conversely, someone who does not use such a way of thinking will spend time with grumbling, irritated and always looking for a scapegoat of any problems. He was mad at the people who accumulate the waste and the local governments are late to collect and dispose of it. Throughout the day her mind preoccupied with things such as: roads are full of holes; those who cause traffic jams; his sodden rain-induced false meteorologists in predicting the weather; rough derision of his boss, and so forth.

However, the mind is not in vain useful in the life hereafter. One might pause then think whether he should ignore a lot of things. Indeed, many people say that the main reason that prevents them from thinking is all the busyness that requires them to work hard constantly in the world. They argue that they can not afford to think because I was busy with the problems of food, housing and health. However, this is merely an excuse to evade.

Responsibilities and these conditions have nothing to do with thinking as desired here. Someone trying to think in order to seek the pleasure of Allah will get help from God. He will see that, with every passing day, a variety of problems which usually becomes a problem for him one by one resolved; until he can take the time to think and think again. Only people who have faith alone is aware of, understand and experience such things.

How colorful world encourage someone to think?

Still in his journey, he kept trying to see the wonders of God's creation verses or around it, and praise God when thinking about this all. When looked out through the window of his car, he saw a world filled with a variety of colors. Then he thought to himself: "How is everything going to be seen if the world is not colored?"

Look at the pictures below and you began to think. Do we feel pleasure from looking at the sea, mountains or flowers colorless comparable with as you see it now? Is the sky view, fruit, butterfly, clothing and human faces as seen by you now give satisfaction? Is a favor from God that we live in a world that is bright cheerful and has a variety of colors.

Each of the colors we see in nature, a perfect balance of colors living beings, all are signs of copyrighted works and distinctive art God unmatched. Various colors of flowers or birds; and graceful harmony or shades between colors that exist; that none of the colors in nature that interfere with our vision; the color of the ocean, the sky, the trees are so mismatched, causing peace and not tiring our eyes, all this points to the perfection of God's creation.

By reflecting on some of the phenomenon, one would understand that every thing he saw around him was the result of knowledge and power of God's infinite and absolute. Once aware of all the blessings that God has bestowed this, he became a servant who fear Allah and seek refuge in Him that is not included in the class of people who are not grateful. In the Qur'an, Allah tells phenomenon colors, and says that only those who have knowledge, those who delve further by thinking and drawing conclusions and lessons from this phenomenon was the one who had the fear of God:

أَلَمۡ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ ٱلسَّمَآءِ مَآءٗ فَأَخۡرَجۡنَا بِهِۦ ثَمَرَٰتٖ مُّخۡتَلِفًا أَلۡوَٰنُهَاۚ وَمِنَ ٱلۡجِبَالِ جُدَدُۢ بِيضٞ وَحُمۡرٞ مُّخۡتَلِفٌ أَلۡوَٰنُهَا وَغَرَابِيبُ سُودٞ ٢٧ وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَٱلدَّوَآبِّ وَٱلۡأَنۡعَٰمِ مُخۡتَلِفٌ أَلۡوَٰنُهُۥ كَذَٰلِكَۗ إِنَّمَا يَخۡشَى ٱللَّهَ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِ ٱلۡعُلَمَٰٓؤُاْۗ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ غَفُورٌ ٢٨ 

Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the cloud, then We bring forth therewith fruits of various colors; and in the mountains are streaks, white and red, of various hues and (others) intensely black?. And of men and beasts and cattle are various species of it likewise; those of His servants only who are possessed of knowledge fear Allah; surely Allah is Mighty, Forgiving. (Fatir 35: 27-28).

How a passing hearse on the way to encourage people to think?

Someone who is hurrying to some place suddenly ran into a hearse. Truly this is a good opportunity to pause and calm down. The scenery reminded that he met death. One day he will also be in the hearse. There is no doubt about him, no matter how much effort to avoid it, sooner or later death will certainly come to him. No matter whether he was in his bed, while traveling, or while on vacation, he would have to leave this world. Death is a reality that can not be avoided.

At that moment, a believer reminded of the verses of Allah below:

 كُلُّ نَفۡسٖ ذَآئِقَةُ ٱلۡمَوۡتِۖ ثُمَّ إِلَيۡنَا تُرۡجَعُونَ ٥٧ وَٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّٰلِحَٰتِ لَنُبَوِّئَنَّهُم مِّنَ ٱلۡجَنَّةِ غُرَفٗا تَجۡرِي مِن تَحۡتِهَا ٱلۡأَنۡهَٰرُ خَٰلِدِينَ فِيهَاۚ نِعۡمَ أَجۡرُ ٱلۡعَٰمِلِينَ ٥٨ ٱلَّذِينَ صَبَرُواْ وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمۡ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ ٥٩ 

Every soul must taste of death, then to Us you shall be brought back. And (as for) those who believe and do good, We will certainly give them abode in the high places in gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein; how good the reward of the workers: Those who are patient, and on their Lord do they rely. (Al-Ankabuut, 29: 57-59).

One's belief that his body would also be included in the coffin, the soil by his relatives, his name will be engraved on the grave, would eliminate his love to the world. Someone who sincerely and consciously think about it understand that it is not unreasonable to claim ownership of the body which one day will rot in the ground.

In the above verse, Allah gives the good news in the form of heaven after death to those who are patient, and put their trust in God. Therefore, with the thought that one day he will die, a believer will try to live with good manners as commanded by God to reach heaven. Every time he thought of him dead, his determination to get to heaven intensified and encouraged him to always try to behave in accordance with morality the longer the better.

Instead, people are inclined to think of other things, and spend life with empty wishful thinking, not thinking that one day the same thing would have happened to them even though they met a hearse, every day past the cemetery or even one the most beloved people died in addition to their own.

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