Sometimes a car engine does not get enough fuel, or any fuel and the car does not start. The problem can be due to different reasons: a blocked line or fuel filter or some fault with the pump or carburettor.
We know that the fuel lines control and regulate the flow of fuel. If it is clogged or blocked, there is difficulty to start the car since fuel does not make its way to the engine. Theengine generally does not restart until the blockage is removed.
A blocked fuel line also results in smoke, since the fuel overflows. If there is some leak and contact with an ignition source, such as the engine, then this results in smoke and can be dangerous, even causing a fire.
In the light of this example, we can draw parallels to the consequences of our indulgence in sins.
Sometimes a sin, for which there was no repentance, creates a blockage at the time of death. Due to commission of sins, persistance in sins, no concern and no effort to give up sins, the spiritual heart becomes clogged and blocked. This creates great difficulty at the time of death. There is no free flow for the kalimah Tayyibah to be recited and for the soul to leave the body with ease.
Sometimes the blockage of sins becomes so dangerous for one’s Imaan that it prevents the person from reading the kalimah and this results in having to come into contact with the smoke and fire of jahannam – in the grave and in the Aakhirah (Hereafter). May Allah protect us all.
It is therefore necessary for us to engage in taubah and istighfaar. Through the blessings of sincere taubah and istighfaar, these sins, which would otherwise create blockages for an easy death are removed.
Hadhrat Moulana Shah Wasiullah رحمة الله عليه had said so beautifully and aptly:
“We journeyed to Allah Jalla Jalaaluhu in this way: We crawled, fell, got up, walked!”
Let us not remain in the filth, dirt and grime of sins. ‘Repair’ the heart and soul with taubah and continue our journey to Allah Ta’ala, adopting piety.
[Extracted from ‘Journey towards Allah’]
Allah give me as well as the readers the ability to practise upon the above in the best manner. Aameen.
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكَاتُهُُ