One thing that I still remember is the saying of our Prophet Muhammad, that we should spend some time to visit the deceased ones. I mean, we visit their graveyard and pray for them. Our Prophet said that the deceased ones are really happy to be visited by us, the living ones. But… nowadays, where do we go? Mall? Cafe?
Yes, we spend much time to seek our sustenance/rizq and knowledge. It’s obligatory upon us to seek for sustenance and knowledge. But, does it seem to be selfish, to only enrich ourselves and forget to rejoice the others? Neil Degrasse Tyson ever said, “Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded that encouraging people who have not.”
People in their graveyard, they’re confused and frightened whether they will be punished or not. If only the veil in our hearing is opened, we would have listened their lamentation there. Perhaps, it feels like there’s no joy in visiting the deceased/dead ones, but if we’re dead and feel lonely, would it be so good to be visited ? How valuable our prayer is for them, while we often underestimate the power of prayer itself.
Then I still question, what’s the thing that we really need in this world? What’s the thing that we have to find? Game? Entertainment? Love?