The Secret Beyond Matter

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The world is filled with countless blessings, but many people are not even aware of them. Buried in their own pains and anxieties, they cannot see the beauty around them or take pleasure in the things they experience. If you asked them, they would say that life is a difficult struggle up a steep slope, for they are bored with it and exhausted. They continually complain that they find no pleasure in it any more, that they want to die in order to escape it. Some even go so far as to attempt suicide.

But life does not have to be this way. Of course, it has been created together with many imperfections and limitations. But the way to face them is not to struggle with life; rather, the solution lies in believing in Allah, for:

Anyone who acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, We will give them a good life and recompense them according to the best of what they did. (Surat an-Nahl: 97)

The world, together with its imperfections, is filled with countless blessings. For those who look at life with the eyes of belief, its material and spiritual blessings are endless. As a result, they derive a deep delight from being able to see goodness and beauty everywhere and in all situations.
Most people who live apart from Allah have never even heard of these delights, since their rebellious spirit has long ago caused them to consume whatever pleasure they can find in their blessings. Devoid of belief, they spend what remains of their lives as “lost souls.” Their lives are dominated by weariness, boredom, emptiness, and unfulfilled longing. Time passes, but even if they could see the countless good things around them, they would be unable to take any true pleasure in them. Moreover, the anxieties they experience are not limited by their Earthly life.

Allah says that those who fritter away their joys in this life will be eternally deprived of them in the Hereafter:

On the Day when those who did not believe are exposed to the Fire: “You dissipated the good things you had in your worldly life and enjoyed yourself in it. So today you are being repaid with the punishment of humiliation for being arrogant in the land without any right and for being deviators.” (Surat al-Ahqaf: 20)

But no one would want to be in such a state or receive such a reward in either world. On the contrary, everyone would want to experience the finest pleasures from the possibilities that Allah gives them in both lives. And, if Allah wills, these desires can be attained rather easily.

This book seeks to show the deprivation, loss, and anxiety that come from living apart from religion, show people the state into which they have fallen, inform them how to keep their blessings in this world, and save themselves from the pangs they will suffer in the Hereafter. In addition, we would like to remind all people that this life is full of blessings and other good things that people can enjoy, provided that they believe in Allah. And finally, this book invites everyone to follow His Way, submit to the Qur’an, and live a life of belief.

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