Aim It – 2:
As Muslims, I would say that we need to have two main aims.
#1. Aim to have a better Akhirah
This is an aim that you have to have in life, without this one in your life there is really no purpose of living. When you don’t think about and aim about having a better Akhirah then what’s the point of this life.. we are Allah’s creation and He(SWT) created us to worship Him and if we are not bothered about it then .. what’s the whole point of living in this world. If you have not thought about it this way untill now, then now that you came to know what position this aim should hold in the life of a Muslim then start working on it. Make plans of how you will achieve this particular goal. We usually make life long plans when we don’t even know how long we are going to live in this world and we forget about the biggest ever plan we should make. The day of judgement is for sure to arrive and there will be the time when we have to face our creator, are we prepared for that meeting.?
Start preparing now. This is and should be your ultimate goal. When you’re conscious about this aim then you’ll for sure utilize your time properly and life will start making sense. Make ibadah plans, set time for your ibadah and within that period of time it is you and your Rabb, nobody else. When you keep yourself conscious about this goal in your life then you will automatically find ways or rather make ways for achieving it.
#2. Aim of Dunya
This is an optional one. It can be related to your career, your personal life and anything. In fact these little aims of dunya can also be a means for you to fulfill your ultimate aim of akhirah. Because when your ultimate aim is to make your akhirah better then you will make all the other little aims of your life a way for achieving the ultimate aim. For example, if you wanna have a career in medicine and you have strongly set yourself working on the ultimate goal i.e of a better akhirah and there is this side goal which you wanna achieve in dunya then every step you take for achieving the goals in dunya you will have a thought in your mind about your akhirah. You getting my point??.
Everything you do to get closer to your medicine career you’ll have it in your mind to please your creator. You will prevent yourself from sins and useless distractions because of your fear of Allah and thereby you can give more of your time to your career. You see how everything goes hand in hand. All that is required is to have the ultimate goal of a better Akhirah rooted in your heart and mind and that’s it you have a peaceful and calm life.
Before I end this, just one thing : Allah says in His book:
For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah . Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron. [13-11]
Notice the italicised part, Allah will not help you unless you yourself wish to change and make an effort.
Change for better is always beautiful.