Islamic Date16 Rabi‘ at-akhir
English Date13 December
My Best Day
Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah will say to the inhabitants of Paradise: ‘O inhabitants of Paradise!.... Are you contented?’ And they will say: ‘And how should we not be contented, O Lord, when You have given to us that which You have given to no one else of Your creation?’” [Bukhari]
Out of all His creations, Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) chose me to give eternal life to. He made Jannat for me. Allah wishes to be with me for eternity. For this He bestows eternal life to me. After I reach Jannat I become immortal. The ultimate pleasure in Jannat is that I will be allowed to look at Allah’s face. All that exists is perishable except Allah’s face. [Al-Quran 28:88] Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) tells us that He was a hidden treasure. He created us so that we could have this treasure. Those who realize this are intense in their love of their Lord. [Al-Quran 2:165]
Allah’s justice demanded that He ask us to do something, no matter how insignificant, in exchange for which we are loved more than all creation and granted immortality. So He gave us free will – the choice to recognize Him or deny Him. But He loaded the scales heavily in favour of our being able to recognize Him. He created all our souls at the time that He created Adam (alaihis salam) and we all testified to Allah being our Creator and Cherisher at that time. Our testimony is embedded in our sub-conscious mind, because of which we know instinctively that He is to be worshipped and that the beauty of the universe is His doing.
May we love Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) as He should be loved, and may we worship Him as He should be worshipped. A dua made by a bedouin that particularly impressed Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was: “Oh Allah; Make my best day – the Day that I meet You.”