ALAS STEVE JOBS…!

By Brother   Mugheerah Luqman  on islamic brothers forum

Brothers and sisters in Islam
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Today in my accounts Class our teacher talked about Steve Jobs and his contribution to apple. He said that it was recorded three times that even American Government didn’t have that much cash which apple had in three different times… All because of STEVE JOBS!
At that time something clicked in my mind and I was forced to take a deep breath and suddenly started being sympathetic for Steve instead of being inspired by him. So much wealth and what was the END?
What did his wealth do? Was he abled to save himself from the pangs of death?
ولو ترى اذا الظالمون فى غمرات الموت والملائكة باسطوا أيديهم أخرجوا أنفسكم أليوم تجزون عذاب الهون بما كنتم تستكبرون فى الأرض وبما كنتم تستكبرون * الأنعام 93
" And if you could but see when the wrongdoers are in the overwhelming pangs of death while the angels extend their hands, [saying], "Discharge your souls! Today you will be awarded the punishment of [extreme] humiliation for what you used to say against Allah other than the truth and [that] you were, toward His verses, being arrogant."
What was his final home? Was he buried in the skies because of his wealth and status OR below the filthy Earth where different creations of Allah walk and spit? Why wasn’t he different to a normal person who lives in a cottage and doesn’t even have the pure water to quench his thirst with?
At that moment memories came rushing back and I was lost in the history - the time of Prophet of Allah! It is narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari 2801:
Leaders of different tribes: Bani Aamir and Bani Sulaim came to the Prophet of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم and asked for his learned companions رضى الله عنهم ورضوا عنه to be sent along with them to their clans and teach their tribesmen and guide them to the Divine Path. Prophet of Allah chose 70 of his companions and sent along and as they reached the well of Mauna بئر معونة the leaders who were actually hypocrites caught them off-guard and killed all 70 of them brutally. One of the companions who was taking his last breath and was severely wounded cried out:
فزت ورب الكعبة
(I swear) by the Sustainer of Kabah! I prospered!
And closed his eyes!

Now see: ONE WHO DEPARTED FROM THE WORLD OF MISERY TO THE WORLD OF BLISS. AND THE OTHER…. Alas.. To the ditches of Chaos and Destruction which is forever…! AND BELIEVE ME ‘FOREVER’ IS SUCH A LONG TIME…! WHO IS BETTER??????
I can’t thank Allah for such a blessing that He bestowed upon us and even if He takes away everything even then we are burdened by His favor which He gifted us in the form of Islam!
يمنون عليك أن أسلموا قل لا تمنوا علي إسلامكم بل الله يمن عليكم أن هداكم للإيمان إن كنتم صادقين * الحجرات 17
“they consider it a favor to you that they have accepted Islam. Say, "Do not consider your Islam a favor to me. Rather, Allah has conferred favor upon you that He has guided you to the faith, if you should be truthful."

For the conclusion one Hadith defines everything:
الدنيا سجن المؤمن وجنة الكافر * صحيح مسلم 2956
“Dunya is a jail for Muslim and a Paradise for a Kaafir.”

Thank Allah and be proud of Islam and turn towards Allah before it is too late!
The seeker of your prayers: Abu Jammaz (Mugheerah Luqman)
والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته