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Disclaimer: This is not intended to be an Islamic/Fiqh Message on the Soul. It’s just a good message, especially for all those who think it’s cool not to. Not to what? See the video and then the message after it… it won 8 awards at Cannes apparently.

 

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As Muslims, we of course believe that our expiration date is “written in stone” and predetermined by Allah. We know that nothing can delay or rush it. Also, our ultimate destination, whether heaven (inshallah) or hell (may Allah forbid) is determined by our good deeds and acceptance of those by Allah.

But at the same time, let’s remember that the Prophet (S) instructed the man who lost his camel (claiming to have left it to Allah), that he should have first leashed the camel, and THEN left it up to Allah. That is, we have to do what we can, within our free will, to protect our bodies and minds from harm, and THEN leave it up to Allah.

As Bilal Phillips said in his book of ‘Fundamentals of Tawheed’, “Man proposes, and God disposes”. Our bodies are a trust from Allah. Be cognizant of this trust, buckle up!

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21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Irum Sarfaraz

    March 2, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    Ad is good…however…
    seat belts save the life of the non-Muslim
    Allah saves the life of the Muslim….! If He wants us alive He can save us like he saved Ibrahim from the fire…

  2. Dawud Israel

    March 2, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Talk about random…its just a commercial…at least its not like those weird Arab Shaytan commercials… :)

  3. imran khan

    March 2, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Hard hitting

  4. Amad

    March 2, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    seat belts save the life of the non-Muslim; Allah saves the life of the Muslim….

    I am sorry sister Irum, but Allah saves the lives of all human beings, as He wills, when He wills. If their time is not up, they are not going anywhere.

    We take medicine when we are sick. The meds are only a means to the cure. The cure itself is from Allah. We have to do what we have to do in order to preserve our bodies, and THEN leave it to Allah.

  5. yasmeen

    March 2, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    how do you know that souls are taken away like that

  6. ruth nasrullah

    March 2, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    I would love to see something as dramatic and pointed addressing drunk driving.

  7. mcpagal

    March 2, 2008 at 7:54 PM

    Here’s another good one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx6v9CNcQ04
    (though not as artistic!)

    It really bugs me when Muslims use ‘i’ll die when it’s written for me’ as an excuse for doing something unsafe or whatever. I’ve heard people use it to put down delf defence classes or a healthy lifestyle, or as an excuse for doing stupid things like smoking or driving dangerously. You might as well wander onto the motorway and make dua, if you think things work that way.

  8. theManOfFewWords

    March 3, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    Using seat belts is all well and good.

    What I object to is being compelled to do so by the state and suffering penalties for it.

    Who the hell do they think they are?

  9. MuslimJobsOnline

    March 3, 2008 at 1:14 AM

    Putting on your seat belt is tying your camel, ofcourse Allah saves the lives of Muslims, and non-Muslims

  10. SumDumGuy

    March 3, 2008 at 1:36 AM

    @theManOfFewWords

    The state compels you because the state has to pay for a large portion of the medical care and rehabilitation of anyone injured. Not only do seat-belts “save lives” – they also reduce critical injuries.

    In other words, it’s the price you pay for living in a nanny state.

  11. Moiez

    March 3, 2008 at 8:00 AM

    At first I thought the souls that left the bodies quick were the believers souls and that last guy was a non-believer who’s soul didnt want to leave and was fighting to stay but the Angel of Death was pulling…..Unfortunatley I was wrong :(

  12. Irum Sarfaraz

    March 3, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Br. Amad: What happened to MOFW’s post on Palestine-Israel terrorism poll? It kind of disappeared suddenly?

    It jumped queue accidentally. It will be added next inshallah. -Amad

  13. abu ameerah

    March 3, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    cooooool!

    it would have been way better if the dead guy was Patrick Swayze and his soul started to dance around like in the Ghost…

    yep. that would have been better…

  14. abu ameerah

    March 3, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    *like in the MOVIE Ghost…

  15. Irum Sarfaraz

    March 3, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    LOL! Next you’ll be demanding to see Demi Moore in the ad as well…!!!

  16. mcpagal

    March 3, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    “Using seat belts is all well and good.

    What I object to is being compelled to do so by the state and suffering penalties for it.

    Who the hell do they think they are?”

    Yeah, who are THEY to tell us what to do, trying to save lives and all that?! I mean, what’s next? Making us stop at red lights or something?!

    :P

  17. MR

    March 3, 2008 at 7:32 PM

    Seatbelts are biddah.

  18. Moiez

    March 3, 2008 at 11:10 PM

    The Ulama differ on this subject some say
    it’s Haraam, some say its Makrooh, some say it is a bid’ah :)

  19. brnaeem

    March 5, 2008 at 2:48 AM

    AA-

    Cool ad, was it produced by the Pakistani Student Association (PSA)?

    ;-)

  20. faisal

    March 5, 2008 at 3:13 PM

    LOL! the last guy’s soul struggled hard not to leave his body, he seemed to be in terrible pain when the malikul maut came for him!!!! =P

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